I'll write keys of any kind for any genre. Piano additions and full instrumentals! "Made of Glass" by Lil Yachty - That's me on the keys. 5 years of audio-post as well. SFX design and narration/dialog cleaning.
I work with artists and producers to create custom piano tracks, whether adding to existing songs or creating full instrumentals for song writers and producers. With over 15+ years piano experience, and having owned and managed my own recording business in the Washington, DC area, I know what it takes to make records.
I also have 5 years experience in audio post where I recorded/edited narration and sound-designed documentaries for Nat Geo, Discovery Channel, and Smithsonian.
Piano projects are a breeze. Here's how I work-
+ You send me your music and any notes/preferences (mp3, wav).
+ I'll knock out what you need and send it back.
+ You celebrate over your new track! Or we go back and forth until you're absolutely pleased.
+ Instrumentals for writers work similarly. Simply describe the vibe you're looking for (song references are a plus) and we'll go from there.
+ You send me your vocals separate from the music, along with any notes (mp3, wav, Protools project works too).
+ I tune and return your vocals.
+ You celebrate over your new vocals!
+ You send me your project (aaf, omf, Protools project, or video file).
+ I'll build out your SFX and/or clean your narration/dialog.
+ I'll return your improved project in a format that's most convenient.
+ You celebrate over your new audio!
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Jon Buice
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied audio recording and production at Full Sail University, where I graduated 2nd in my class and was awarded their prestigious Advanced Achievement Award. I worked in audio post as a sound designer and narration recordist for a number of years. All while simultaneously running my own recording side business in the D.C. area. After producing for a number of artists in the DMV, I focused my attention on my LA contacts and began working remotely with various artists and writers. I just recently relocated to LA.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Full, unexpected, and melodic
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Bon Iver and/or James Blake. Like I said, they're on a different level of musical thinking. I can't imagine the things you'd learn by producing along side those cats.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn to take criticism and use it to your advantage. Getting it right the first time is often wishful thinking, and music is never perfect. If you can learn from your critics, you'll diversify your skill set grow as an artist.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Soul, Pop, Singer-songwriter
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A strong musical ear. I grew up playing by ear and pride myself on being able to feel what a track needs.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Exactly what it's missing! Bringing your musical vision to life is my responsibility as a musician.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I'll usually listen to a track many times over, making notes as I go and writing ideas in the moment. I'm a firm believer in trusting your gut, so I often build on those early ideas. Then I'll just work and work until I feel the track is enhanced, while being careful not to over do it.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones, Benjamin Wright, Bon Iver, James Blake. I'm constant blown away by their higher level of musical thinking, and seemingly endless creativity.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Piano over dubs and instrumentals for local song writers. I'll frequently provide quick hook + verse tracks for top lines. Then go back in for intros, bridges, outroduce, and flourishes.