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Hi I'm Jake Magness, I'm a Multi-Platinum & Billboard #1 (Machine Gun Kelly - Bloody Valentine) music producer, engineer, & mixer now based in Los Angeles, CA. A big of my background, I worked at the biggest commercial studio in Las Vegas, "Studio A Las Vegas" under Josh Connolly (Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Santana, Lady Gaga). Before that I moved to LA in 2018 and started to work closely with Grammy-nominated producer John "Feldy" Feldmann and after working with him for a year and a half, became a personal studio engineer for Blink-182's, Travis Barker. I've worked on projects with Machine Gun Kelly, The Chainsmokers, Olivia Rodrigo, Halsey, Blackbear, Steve Aoki, The Used, The Hunna, New Politics, Grandson, Bishop Briggs, Arrested Youth, Fever333, Yungblud, ATREYU, Garzi, and more spanning from rock, hip-hop, to EDM.
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5 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Jake Magness
He seriously took this first song on my project to a new level. Fun and easy to work with. Knowledgeable on his craft, and very responsive. I'm working with him on the rest of this project, based on how this first song went! I one hundred percent recommend his mixing!
second time with him, and he killed it once again ! definitely recommend 🤘🏼🤘🏼
I was very new to this, and Jake made it easy! Super excited about my first single being released!
Jake is one of the best producers I've ever worked with. Extremely talented, great collaborator and takes instruction/direction really well. He goes above and beyond to produce the song you want. So thankful I found this dude. Will definitely continue working with him!
Jake played drums in The Perks, a band we started together. He’s a talented multi-instrumentalist and producer with a great personality, and he’s extremely driven and ambitious. You’d be lucky to collaborate with him on your project.
Interview with Jake Magness
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of the work I did on Machine Gun Kellys record "Tickets To My Downfall". I was Travis's personal engineer for all of that record.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: You'll be sure to hear it on the radio soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: They both have their places in the making of music. It's very symbiotic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I've met amazing musicians, travelled the world, and have worked with some of my heroes.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you really record, produce, mix and master all off a laptop?" With samples and software. Yes. 100% percent. Most of what you hear on the radio today could only be possible on a laptop. "When should I book time at an actual recording studio?" For vocals and live instruments (if you have a medium-big budget). There really is no substitution for a vocal chain with analog gear, but if you don't have a budget, spend the money on an amazing engineer.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your influences and what do you want people to feel when they listen to your song? What vibe are you trying to get out of the song as well?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to experiment. Have a general idea, but be willing to experiment. You might just stumble onto something greater and more creative than you initially had made.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Macbook pro. Apollo Twin X SM7B Fender Strat Akai Midi Piano.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this since 2011, it all just started out of my passion for making songs
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with nothing, nowhere, or Post Malone. I love the sad, trap sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop - Alternative/Rock - Singer/Songwriter -EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My attention to detail. Every note, every instrument, to the compression, eq, I look over everything and try to find how to make something unique and sound incredible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my taste, style, and professionalism to a song. I take songs from a demo, to incredible.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Butch Vig, Serban Ghenea and Skrillex inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for my clients is either production or mixing and mastering for my clients!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That producers and engineers just sit and press buttons... when really do 1,000 things at once. EQ a snare while the singer is trying to show us their harmonies when we need to drag a piano vst in place of the synth patch we spent 5 minutes creating.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: always experiment.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: MacBook Pro Pro Tools & Albeton DAW's Apollo Duo Interface (2) Yamaha Studio Speakers Shure KSM43 Fender P Bass Fender Strat Guitar Komplete 12 NI UAD Plug Ins
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll walk away with an amazing piece of music that you'll be proud of.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun. Charismatic. Adventurous.