I'm not happy unless you are happy. Sometimes I can be too much of a perfectionist, but I think it shines in my work. I Co-Produced Austin Burke's "Sleepin' Around" (Over 7 million spins on Spotify). I always try to stay as close as I can to the clients creative vision.
I specialize in guitar and vocal production. with over 10 years of experience with both, it's the base for all of my productions.
I produce and write full time in Nashville, TN.
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Interview with Manzardo Music
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Austin Burke's first single "Sleepin' Around". I did the pre production, and was an assistant producer on the main track. I wrote the intro guitar hook, which gave the song another layer of uniqueness and has accumulated over 7 million streams on Spotify. He trusted me with his sound and I feel like I was able to compliment his vision.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on a couple EP's for artist's in Nashville, TN. I'm also working on new solo project stuff.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: John-Luke Carter he is an incredibly talented producer and writer. Definitely the man for productions, programming, or top lining.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! There is something special about analog, but combining it with digital leaves unexplored terrains in music. I look forward to the development of music technology in the coming years.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music for over 10 years and producing and recording over the past 5 years in Nashville.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe it as energetic guitar pop. I started as a guitar player and admiring guys like John Mayer and Ed Sheeran.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Taylor Swift. Kinda funny but she is such an incredible songwriter and I feel like I could learn a thing or two from her.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give every part a purpose. Those are the best and most tasteful songs to me. Don't just put in more noise, unless it's intentional.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Being in Nashville, I usually work with Country and Pop musicians, but have done a lot of grassy folk stuff as well.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Pro Tools on my iMac. My interface is a UA Apollo Twin Mk II, I use my Neumann TLM 102 for vocals and acoustic instruments and and API 512c Pre Amp.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jacquire King, Jack Antonoff, John Mayer, Ed Sheeran.