I am an up and coming Pop Music Producer, Topliner, Mix Engineer, and Demo Vocalist based in Los Angeles, CA. I have worked with artists such as finalist on season 1 of The Four VINCINT, top 10 X Factor UK contestant Spencer Sutherland, and many others. I have also worked with various Christian artists such as Phil Wickham and Bethel Music Kids.
I believe that every artist's musical journey should be a unique representation of who they are, and my job is to help you achieve that! I specialize in the commercial Pop genre, but I have also worked with Urban/R&B artists and Indie Rock artists as well.
I have been extremely blessed to have formed close relationships with some of the biggest pop producers and writers in LA, and I have learned a great deal of techniques/tricks from them to develop my production style into what it is today.
My goal is to help you sound the best you possibly can, and to help you realize your artistic vision in a way that is uniquely you.
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Interview with STORYBOARDS
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a single with Spencer Sutherland that I co-wrote and produced, I have a song with The Four Finalist VINCINT that I'm currently working on, I have a few singles for my own artist project that I am finishing up, and I have four songs on the new Bethel Music Kids record that comes out in April that I co-produced.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My friend Dave Belliveau (DIBS on SoundBetter) is a fantastic producer and writer, and has worked with some great artists!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, all day. Why spend almost 3 grand on a Neve 1073 preamp when you can get a Neve 1073 plugin from UAD that sounds 99 percent as good and costs $100?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver a final product that sounds incredible and that you will be proud of for years to come, at a cheaper price than most producers that deliver a final product that sounds this good. I promise to communicate well with you throughout the project and to make any changes necessary so that you are satisfied with the final product. I promise you will enjoy working with me. :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love helping other artists achieve their artistic vision!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the biggest misconception is that I can't provide a final product that sounds as good as a major label record because I don't have any major label cuts yet.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your songwriting strengths, what is your timeline for the project, What are some songs that inspired this one
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who will help you achieve your artistic vision in the best way possible!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook pro Manley Reference mic Universal Audio Apollo Twin Interface Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S8 controller Neumann KH 310 studio monitors
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing piano since I was 6 years old and started producing when I was 12. I moved to Los Angeles 10 months ago after dropping out of college to pursue my dream of being an artist, writer, and producer in the pop music community out here in LA. Since then, I've been extremely blessed to rub shoulders with and learn from some of LA's top writers, artists, and producers very quickly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Bright, melodic commercial pop that hits hard.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jon Bellion. Jon is one of my favorite artists; his record The Human Condition is one of my favorite records of all time. He is such a genius, and has a hand in writing and production on all of his songs. His music communicates the kind of warm nostalgia and emotion that can only be achieved by a master songwriter and producer.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: For me, one of the biggest keys of production is not overproducing. It is so easy to load up a track with so much over the top production that it doesn't need, but the real skill in production comes in stripping down the song to just what you need, but with each element working so perfectly with the song that it just works.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Commercial pop music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: As far as writing goes, melodic hooks are my strong suit. I can instantly listen to a chord progression and come up with a catchy hook over it. When I'm writing for myself, I almost always start with the hook and build the rest of the song with that. As far as production goes, I think my strong suit is twofold; fills, and making a track hit hard. I am super meticulous with my fills, because I think it is extremely important to create fills that are both unique and provide ear candy throughout the song to keep the listener engaged. My mantra as a producer is to create tracks that are very melodic and bright sounding, but also hit really hard. A lot of times when you hear bright, bubblegum pop songs, they don't hit nearly as hard as a grimey EDM track does, but a production strong suit of mine is to make those bright pop tracks that also hit hard.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I think I bring a character of brightness to most songs that I work on. I have a very upbeat, bright personality and that tends to translate into how I write and produce as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It depends upon who I'm working with! Usually if I have a session with an artist or another writer, I will start working on track ideas that I think that artist/writer will like before we get in the session, so we're not just starting from scratch in the session. Then, once we settle on a track idea we like, we'll start working on a topline for it together and I will keep building out the production throughout.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of a studio just south of Beverly Hills called The Ranch. It is a home studio with a really vibey space. People often say it's their favorite studio they've ever worked in because it is so cozy and has such a homey, almost Nashvillian feel.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My friend Jason Evigan is a huge inspiration to me. He's an incredibly innovative producer and he's one of my biggest inspirations. I also love the EDM duo Grey's production style, their fills are incredible and they really inspired me to start using Foley samples in my fills. As far as songwriters go, some of my favorites are Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter (obviously, who doesn't love them?), Max Martin, Ryan Tedder, Sasha Sloan, and The Monsters & Strangerz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is a combination of co-writing a song, and production on the song.