Creative Songwriter, Producer available to help you with your music. Creating beautiful music is my passion and obsession.
I play lead/rhythm guitar, bass, and program drums/bass and midi parts on the keyboard.
If you are a singer/songwriter, but don't play any instruments or only guitar, all you gotta do is sing me a few lines of your song and I will come up with a beat literally within a handful of minutes. A few minutes more and you will have a chord progression. Within the hour, you will have a solid foundation of your song.
I can help you with:
⫸ Song structure
⫸ Background vocal parts
⫸ Chord progressions
⫸ Lyrics (not really my forte though)
If you need help coming up with interesting creative ideas for:
⫸ Hooks & melodies
⫸ Choosing loops/samples/effects
⫸ Editing audio files
⫸ Dialing in effects & EQ
I can also coach your vocal tracking to make sure you get the best vocal track for your song:
⫸ Vocal rhythm/flow
⫸ Vocal harmonies
Send me your incomplete (or complete) song for a free analysis of what I can do to improve your music and take it up to the next level.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Helos Bonos
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I'd like to hear a reference track for direction of where they are hoping their song to go. If they can rpovide a scratch track of their vocal, that would be helpful as well. Outside of that, nothing else really matters. All I need is a little melody and a few lyrics and I can take it from there. You don't have to be a great singer or writer as long as you give me freedom to do my thing it will sound amazing. I literally can't write bad music.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started playing guitar in 1985. Started writing my own songs a few years after that. Writing all the parts on a drum machine, playing the basslines, all guitar parts, lyrics and vocals though I do not consider myself much of a vocalist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I love all different types of music. I produce for the song and the direction the artist wants to go. This challenges me as a producer while at the same time, brings out qualities that would make the song more unique than a typical song of its genre.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Obviously, to work with someone famous would benefit my career but really my end goal is making amazing music. It doesn't matter whom with. Famous, not famous, talented, not talented. The wonderful thing is the chemistry between the artist and myself so whatever comes out of it will always be something special.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually, my clients come to me with a loose vocal melody idea and some lyrics to a one verse and chorus. I have a knack of getting a jist of what they have in their head and bringing it into fruition.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am equally proud of all my work. I produce and arrange everything.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Finishing up two songs for two different clients. Mastering one and waiting for the artist to finish writing verse 2. Then she comes in to record final vocals. Planning on doing two remixes as well.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nope. Brand new on here.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating beautiful music is my passion and obsession. There is no greater satisfaction that sitting back and listening loudly to the final perfect mix of a song that started out as just a scratch idea.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: As a producer, I listen deeply to as much music as I can for inspiration and ideas. I listen deeply for things that are not obvious and ask myself why is that there, why does it work. How can I do something like that. Also, I always look for the BPO (best possible option) so I'm constantly trying many variations of a great melody or a sound before I decide on the final one.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As of late, I just finished up a power pop song, A kind of funky pop song, my last remix before that was a mixture of electronic and rock piece. I love electronic chill, drum & bass. Heavy rock. Alt rock. Pop Rock.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I've got the strong melodic hooks. Grooving basslines. And a tight beat.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When I start off with a rough vocal or vocal stem for a remix, first thing usually, is a basic Kick and snare pattern. I build upon that with a simple bassline, then chords. From there, I start refining all the parts with details, fills, etc. Maybe adding more instruments, pads, ambience, percussion. Building each part to its fullest then start arranging toward the end. Once I have a good song structure, I'll figure out what I want to do about a bridge, breakdown or buildup. Honestly, I feel like the song writes itself. It's like it tells me what it wants to do.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I think Mark Ronson is brilliant. Also love Purity Ring's productions. Digging back in time, Boom Boom Satellites, Meat Beat Manifesto. I also come from a classic rock background so I am fully grounded in that area as well.