It is my passion to help artists truly bring their music to life; treating each and every project like it is my own.
Coming from a quiet town in the Northeast, I am now proud to be able to call Nashville home. It all began about a decade ago, when I fell in love with creating electronic music. After years of producing my own music, I found what I believe to be my true purpose, which is helping other talented musicians take their productions to the next level. After spending some time working out of studios in New York, I moved to Music City to earn a degree in audio engineering at Belmont University. Since then I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to work in some of the world’s most famous recording studios; with some of the most brilliant artists, producers, and engineers working in the industry today.
Having experience working on projects in a vast range of music genres and styles, I am confident that I will be able to develop a high quality sound for you that properly suits your vision. I am comfortable working in both analog and digital domains. I currently do a majority of my work in Pro Tools; using only the best industry standard plugins from Universal Audio, Waves, Fabfilter, Softube, Slate, iZotope, and many more.
Feel free to contact me, I’d be more than happy to answer any questions. I look forward to working with you!
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Interview with Andy Godbout
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Although I love analog and still incorporate analog gear into my workflow, you cant beat the convenience of working in a digital domain.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to clients is that I will do everything in my power to be sure that they get the result that they are looking for.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favorite part is always handing over the final product and seeing the client's reaction.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many people are under the impression that expensive gear and software will give you the best sound. This is not true unless you truly have an understanding of signal processing. Someone with knowledge can easily acquire a more professional sound with even just a couple of stock plugins than someone who is inexperienced and uses the most expensive gear and software on the market.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always ask questions that help me gain perspective on what it is they are trying to achieve, such as: "what are your intentions with this particular project?" or "Can you think of any other artists or songs that fit this kind of sound?"
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There is no "one size fits all" in this line of work, and it will be well worth your time doing research and asking as many questions as you can to ensure that someone is the right person for you to be working with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, Universal Audio interface, Beyerdyamic DT 770 Pro headphones, a Neumann U87, and an Empirical Labs Distressor.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been working in music production in some way for almost 10 years, but I began to take it very seriously about 4 years ago. I attended school for one year as an accounting major, but quickly realized that I was doing it for the wrong reasons and that I would never be happy doing something I'm not passionate about. A year later I decided to move to Nashville and earn a degree in audio engineering at Belmont University and have not looked back since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I certainly have pretty particular tastes, but I am willing to do whatever the project and client calls for. I would describe my sound as being
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I'm sorry to say, but there are no shortcuts. Do anything to learn as much as you can about every aspect of the production process. Surround yourself and collaborate with as many other talented and experienced people as you can with an open mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work in Pop genres.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Paying attention to detail as well as fixing problems.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I feel that what I bring to a song is many many subtle and precise moves that eventually yield a cleaner and more polished product.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I always do is LISTEN intently to what has been given to me and detailed take notes, no matter what my role is on the production. I need to become emotionally attached before I can do anything to a song and I always do my best to understand the artist's vision. If I am doing a mix, I organize the tracks and get them into my mixing template. The rest honestly varies depending on what it is I am working on, but I tend to like a "top-down" approach meaning that I like to approach the more big picture things first and tackle the more specific and detailed aspects of the project afterwards.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My current studio setup consists of a couple of different monitoring systems including a pair of JBL 308P MKII's, a pair of Behringer Truth B1030A's, and a handful of different headphones by Beyerdynamic, Sony, and Audio-Technica. I use a Universal Audio Apollo audio interface. For most of my work I run Pro Tools along with many amazing sounding plugins by Universal Audio, Waves, Slate, Fabfilter, Softube, and many more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: To name just a few in no particular order, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tame Impala, Frank Ocean, Ellie Goulding, Foo Fighters, Anderson .Paak, Kendrick Lamar, Paramore, Tycho, John Mayer, Kings of Leon, Justin Timberlake, The Revivalists, Gary Clark Jr., Bahamas. In terms of music producers/engineers, Dave Pensado, Chris Lord Alge (of course), Jimmy Douglas, Tony Maserati, Rick Rubin, Dr. Dre. The list is endless honestly.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most often, clients hire me for tracking, mixing, and vocal editing.