If you have a good beat and need someone to turn it into a good song, I'm your guy. I also engineer. Need a song mixed?
Hi I'm Marx Haven, an artist/songwriter/engineer from Houston, Tx. I recently moved to Los Angeles to shake things up a bit and try something new.
Whether you need a hook, melody, song lyrics, or a fully recorded song I can definitely create something dope. From Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, to EDM, I'm your man. I am passionate about making creative lyrics with witty punchlines and catchy melodies.
Need a song mixed?
I also engineer. Hip Hop, Pop, R&B, and EDM.
Listen to my samples for examples of my work. Then click the 'Contact' button so we can get to work.
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat ClientEndorse Marx Haven
A real PRO! Amazing delivery and work ethic.
Marx's work is excellent, he is a true professional with a great flow. I really enjoyed working with him.
just as amazing working with again the second time
Great lyricist. Fantastic rapper. If you are looking for someone with bars then he is is the one.
Interview with Marx Haven
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to give 100% of my effort to produce quality music that they love.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask if the client has a topic or theme in mind (for writing) and if they would like to provide reference songs of something similar to their vision.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have good quality music, and have an idea or reference to bring to the table if you
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been into Hip Hop my whole life so I started writing as a young teen. As I became more passionate about it in my late teens I decide to start recording songs. I started collecting gear a piece at a time and recording music on a regular basis and I haven't stopped since. I have both a solo career and a group called 40 Acres and have been recording and performing with for 5 years. I've also recorded, mixed, and mastered the majority of the music we've created for close to 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Take the best parts from old school Hip Hop, mix them with the best part of the new school, mix in a nice melodic hook, and a touch of Southern drawl.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: At the moment Smino comes to mind. I feel like he has a unique flow and creativity that has to be coming from another planet.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I ask if the client has a topic or theme in mind and if they would like to provide reference songs of something similar to their vision. If not I create a theme that I feel suits the sound of the song. From there I a brainstorm different ideas that surround the topic and also come up with witty punchlines that I may use. Then I lock in and write the song. I follow that with recording, the submit the song and ask if the client is happy with the song and allow them to suggest edits if needed.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much? LOL.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That rap always has a negative message.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm most proud of the EP "Just A Lil Sum'n" by 40 Acres because of the vulnerability and versatility of it. Many have regarded it was some of my best work. I was 1 fo 2 rappers and also the Mixing Engineer.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A collaborative album with my group 40 Acres, a series of singles and music videos, and my sound engineering business.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Whatever gets you the end result you want. I came up in the digital age but I've recently started adding analog to my workflow and I like it.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it feels right it is right.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop and R&B.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Story telling and wordplay.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality, a dope flow, master hooks, and a quality mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio equipment includes: Universal Audio 4-710d Preamp, Space Echo RE-201, Warm Audio EQP-WA, Focusrite Saffire 6 interface, MPC 2500, M-Audio Axiom 25, MPK mini, Yamaha HS8's, Yamaha NS10's, Yamaha HS50m's, LA320 Tube Mic, AKG P220, Audio-Technica ATH-M40x, Sony MDR-7506, Waves Plugin Bundle, Ableton Live, Reaper.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by Kendrick Lamar, Mixed by Ali, Dave Pensado, J. Cole, Big KRIT, Travis Scott, as well as others.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly write and record/mix Hip Hop songs. I also produce and mix/master for clients.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative freedom and the fact that no 2 jobs are the same.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, U87, Yamaha HS8's, UAD Apollo Twin, and an mpc 2000 for the heck of it.