Hey there, I'm Kate! I'm an LA local. You can find me popping around from studio to studio recording vocals and collaborating with artists. I am a professionally trained vocalist and music producer. I have been training and performing for 17 years. More recently, I have tapped into my passion for production. Let's collaborate.
I am currently offering vocal recording, processing, editing, and tuning. I'm super easy going and am able to offer quick turnaround times.
I cover a vast range of genres and am open to taking on new projects and challenges. I have performed in every genre from classical to jazz to country to electronic to indie, which I'm all very comfortable with. No matter the genre, I'm happy to take on the project.
Music is a way that I transform my emotions into a relatable art form for my listener to experience. I hope to help you leverage both of our talents collectively to create something unique and marketable for your listeners.
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Interview with Kate
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I work on projects all the time that I'm proud of. It'd be hard to choose just one.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on my next experimental future bass single.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes! My best friend is on SoundBetter and she's also an incredible vocalist. I would recommend her any day to my clients and friends.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Depends on the project and sound.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise is to do my absolute best to work together for an end product their proud of.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I like most about music is that most of my decisions are made with my heart instead of my head.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Clients will almost always ask for my opinion on their music. I try to see the beauty in every project that I work on, but also like to give objective criticism and help improve the art form in anyway that I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception is that artists are rolling in money. Being an artist is incredibly expensive and competitive. I will mostly charge what I need to in order to cover the cost of my equipment and my time. I never charge unreasonable amounts.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What is your vision for the song? 2. What do you want to see out of the end product? 3. What can I do to make this a positive experience for you? 4. What is your time frame? 5. What is your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be very descriptive in your vision. If the artist you're hiring knows your vision, it's easier for them to finish the production with YOUR vision in mind. For me as a vocalist, I love knowing the back story behind a song so that I can carry that emotion into my vocals and portray the feeling that's desired by the producer.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Solar Power charging port with multiple outlets 2. My MacBook Pro 3. My Studio Monitors (Yamaha Hs8 Pair) 4. My Apollo Twin Duo 5. A badass microphone (That's basically all I need to make an entire album)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have a very diverse career path, as I strive myself on constantly having multiple revenue streams. But I've been recording and working on music for about 17 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: If I had to work with one artist right now it would be What So Not. I feel that he's recently been very experimental and I would love to explore the production styles behind his recent collaborations. This answer changes pretty frequently though. I'm always finding new artists I'm interested in learning from.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: My one production tip would be to have patience. Be patient with yourself. Nailing the right sound and end-product is more important than knocking out a song overnight. If something is turning out the way you want it to, be patient with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I dabble in a ton of different projects. In my productions, I normally focus on electronic bass music. However, when I'm singing, I can master almost any genre given my almost two decades of experience.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I definitely would say my strongest skill is taking a vision and doing whatever it takes to bring that vision to life. Tell me your story. When my heart is in the project, the synergy will be unmatched.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I not only bring emotional vocals to a song, but I bring the expertise of a music producer with music theory background and a lot of heart.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There isn't really a "typical" work process. I try to organically create. If I'm working with a client, I'm very flexible and can work with their time frame very easily, given the fact that I have a home studio.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Fortunately, I have access to many studios and different studio setups that allow me to tailor my equipment to the sound I'm going for.. but for my home studio I have an Apollo Twin Duo Interface, countless plugins, and a full vocal setup. I record my vocals in Logic Pro X and then mix on Yamaha HS8's in Ableton. I have access to many different microphones, pop filters, reflection shields, etc. that I will switch out based on the sound I'm going for.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Honestly, I feel like this is where most artists will start spouting out the names of some of the big artists that are killing it in the industry right now, but I'm most inspired by the musicians that create from the heart. Putting soul and passion into your work as an artist, to me, is more beautiful and inspiring than how many plays you have on Spotify.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The work I do varies from project to project. Depending on the producer I'm working with, some need help in different areas than others. Whether it's developing vocal melodies, writing lyrics, recording my vocals, processing them, adding doubles, harmonies, etc. or if it's walking into a project that's already been written in full and just bringing that vision to life, I can do it.