Helping independent artists release high quality music they can be proud of.
As a fellow musician I know how important your music is to you. You pour your heart and soul into every song.
My name is Bryan Underwood and I run Tonality. My goal is to help independent artists release high quality music they can be proud of.
If you have already recorded your song and need a professional mix or are looking for someone to help take your idea to the next level with writing and tracking, I've got you covered.
As a musician, you've put a lot of work and effort into writing songs so I'll make sure they sound great and get the attention they deserve.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Bryan Underwood
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I couldn't pick a favorite project. I enjoy all projects in different ways. I always find it interesting when I work with musicians from other countries. I love when I work with great song writers that I become a fan of. And I especially love when I can record a drummer that can play flawlessly to a metronome.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just wrapped up a Pop-Punk Christmas song.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I do not know anyone on SoundBetter, but I would like to.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I love the sound of analog and the convenience of digital. Blending the two together gives me the best of both worlds.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always be professional and treat you with respect.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love hearing new music and being part someone's art.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers usually ask me how long will it take to mix their song. It generally takes my one day.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about mixing music is that everything can be fixed and post.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who are your influences and what records do you love the sound of?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: My advice to anyone recording an album is to focus on their performance and get everything right at the source. Computers can do some amazing things but at the end of the day your tracks are only as good as the source.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: If I were stranded on an island and could only have five pieces of gear I would choose my Taylor acoustic, any condenser microphone, any audio interface, a computer with a fast enough processor to process audio, and the Scheps Omni Channel by Waves.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: As a teenager I would record my own music and pass out CDs at shows. People's liked what they heard and I began receiving called about recording over musician. I have been doing various types of engineering and producing on records for the last 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as radio rock. I always give my mixes a clean sound that one expects from music played on the radio.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Metallica. I think they are great songwriters and always have great sounding records.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Mix with your ears not your eyes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I generally work on all kinds of rock music, from pop punk to metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is bringing the vocals to the front of the mix so the singer songs right in your face.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to believe I help bring a song to life when I mix. I do my best to glue all of the tracks together for a cohesive sound and enjoyable listening experience.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get an idea of the sound an artist is going for before I mix so I will listen to some reference songs and hear how my room reacts to the frequency ranges. Then I load all of the provided tracks into a Pro Tools session and get creative.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a treated room in my house when I do all of my mixing. I use Pro Tools along with state of the art plugins by Wave, Fabfilter, Steven Slate, and more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite mixing engineer is Andrew Scheps. He is a master at his craft.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for client is mix their tracks they have recorded on their own or in another studio.