Producer. Craft your sound.

Kit Sleepy on SoundBetter

Music is all about breaking boundaries, and if you want to be like no other artist before you, then you are in the right place! We will write your story. We will craft your sound. We will focus on YOU and what YOU have to say. Let's get to work!

I am an Artist/Producer/Songwriter in Yokohama, Japan. Not really sure how to describe my style but I take inspiration from hip-hop, jazz, rock, blues, RnB, and I am genuinely interested in anything new that I come across. I like to scour the internet for these new, experimental artists because like them, I hope to create something that pushes the art forward every time.

I offer mixing and mastering services, but should you need help with any other aspect of the production process (Composing, Songwriting, Arrangement, etc.), I'm there too!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Kit Sleepy

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I am currently working on my second EP, Keio.

  3. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  4. A: If you start sounding like somebody else, or find yourself tempted to follow the latest music trend, stop and take a few steps back. Do not fit into that mold. Dig deep and find what it is that makes you different from the rest because I assure you, it is in there somewhere.

  5. Q: What's your typical work process?

  6. A: My process usually starts with a chord progression. A riff. I start a project in Ableton Live and pick an instrument - synth, piano, flute, violin- whatever feels right at the moment. Once the main riff is established I build the drums, bass, and everything else around that. I keep listening to that beat until a melody comes to me. And then I write the words for it. I like my lyrics to be half yeah-that-was-clever and half what-the-hell-am-I-talking-about. Now, the song arrangement also usually gets done while I am writing the words so by the time the lyrics are done, the song itself is complete. Time to get technical. Mixing a song is like planning how to tell a story. You take out the unnecessary bits with EQ, add some flourish and effects here and there (we can spend a whole day talking about this and we’ll barely even scratch the surface). Basically, break the song down and put it back together until it finally sounds the way I want it. After that it’s just off to mastering and that’s it. The whole process gets pretty crazy. But every bit of it is invigorating. I thrive in its environment.

Kit Sleepy - Sad Circuits

I was the Artist, Producer/Mix Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Push Controller
  • Mackie CR3 Monitors
  • iMac 2017
  • MXL 770 Condenser Microphone
  • Steinberg UR22 mkII Audio Interface
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