Hey! I'm a Multi-Platinum, 1x Grammy Award Winning, and 3x Latin Grammy Nominated producer, songwriter, artist and engineer. I've worked on major artists' projects including Chris Brown, Ludacris, Missy Elliott, City Girls, Ozuna, Mary J Blige, SWV, Trina, Akapellah, and more! Looking forward to working with you soon!
I have over 20 years experience in music production and audio engineering. I graduated from SAE Institute of Audio Technology and interned at Circle House Studios Miami in 2007. I'm most known for my attention to detail, hard drum programming, arranging, sample flipping, vocal editing, comping, quantizing and tuning skills. I co-wrote Chris Brown's "Wet The Bed" on F.A.M.E. which won a Grammy in 2011! I co-wrote Ozuna's song "Eres Top" on his album Nibiru which was nominated for a Latin Grammy in 2020!
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Steven "Q-Beatz" Kubie
Steven Kubie Productions | QST Music Group
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32 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Steven Kubie Productions
Steven was great as every and I appreciate all of his help.
Steven was great and helpful to assist for any adjustments to complete the mix!
Thanks Steven Kubie Productions.
Steven has been amazing helping me with this album, if it wasn’t for him I don’t even think it would have been worth releasing!!!
I’ve never worked with a producer who truly understands the artist like Steven!
There isn’t another producer out there I’d rather work with. His attention to detail and the way he brings a song to life is beyond amazing!
Steven is a magician when It comes to mixing. Strongly recommend!
Working with Steven has been great. His attention to detail is amazing. The call adjustments he makes has such a huge impact to the mix.
Steven continues to amaze me with the beats he produces!!!
Steven delivers quality work every time. It has been a pleasure working on so many projects with a true talented professional producer.
Another great time working with Steven
another amazing track working with Steven!!!!
Whether it’s production or just a mix and master you always get the best from Steven !!
another 5 star production, I've used other producers in the past but now Steven is my go to!
I've had plenty of songs mixed by Steven and every time I come with a new song the mix gets better and better. The best thing about working with Steven is he loves what he does and you can tell. On to the next...lol
Amazing mix and super quick - world class
Been working with Steven on multiple projects and each time it gets better when you think it isn’t possible. Looking forward to working with Steven again in the future. Can’t recommend enough!!
Always a pleasure working with Steven, amazing producer!!
Another song another production, there’s isn’t anything that Steven can’t do to make a song sound good!
I think this being my 5657656 review says it all but once again Steven raised the bar on the type of work he does! amazing producer!
A true talent, such a smooth process working with Steven producing a song. A song that was going to be trashed but Steven was able to bring it new life. strongly recommend for production, mixing or any other needs one might have!
Steven produced my track EXPERTLY. I am notoriously picky and had over 20 edits and he made every single one quickly, and perfectly. He was extremely nice and added great creative spins to my song. I am excited to work with him in the future if he'll have me!
I'm going to keep this one short, 6 mixes later and I couldn't be happier!!! True Talent
5 mixes and each time it only got better. I can't say enough the attention to detail Steven has when mixing your record. If I had more songs he's the only one I'd go to because you know what you are going to get!
MIX #4 and one more to go, if you want something done right the first time, talk to Steven!
completed 3rd mix, and each one is coming back even stronger. Steven really listens to the song before making any mix decisions.
Amazing job yet again! Will definitely work with Steven again!
Steven is amazing! His creativity is off the charts. You start a project thinking you want it one way and he puts a spin on it you never even thought of. Will work with Steven again!
Steven Kubie is one of the best producers/engineers/musicians/programmers and overall of the best minds i know! He just does everything! Great Quality work is always what i can count on with Q. I’d highly recommend him for any kind of project that involves any of the services he does. 🤘🏾
One of the best producer, engineer, and artist I know. I interned for him at South Beach Studios while he was working with A-list clientele from 2013-2015 and learned so much. He gets all the small details that 95% of these producers and engineers miss. If anyone can take you the next level, it's him.
Kubie is super talented. We worked together from around 2009-2014. He would be able to sit Down and make a beat from scratch while vibing with artists in my studio. Steven i was always a pleasure to work with!
Steven Kubie!!! One of the hottest programmers and producers on the planet!! Check his credits. Everything thing he touches is FIRE!!!! I cant wait to see what he does 2020!!
Very under rated talent that needs more airtime from all! Steven has that X factor to create that special sound everyone else is sleeping on but becomes the next big hit. And all that while also connecting with those underground beats, futuristic as well as retro. There's no one in the industry quite like him right now.
Interview with Steven Kubie Productions
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is the difference between a "2-Track Beat" and a "Full-Tracked Out Beat"? Please explain what "Editing", "Alignment", and "Tuning" entails? A 2-Track Beat is the stereo bounce of all the instruments and drums playing together. A full, tracked-out beat is every sound on a separate stem / multitrack of its own (example: Kick, Snare, Bass, Melody, etc.). Editing involves cleaning up the audio by removing any unwanted noises, pops & clicks, or breaths from the signal as well as making sure there aren't any mistakes in the recordings. If there are mistakes, I must fix them before I move forward with the mix. If there are many vocal takes that need to be comped, this is also done in the editing phase. Alignment is making sure all the vocals are on rhythm and synced up with each other as well as the beat. If you have a lead and doubles playing on top of each other, they need to be time aligned so it doesn't sound bad and unprofessional. I sometimes have to go syllable-by-syllable and time-stretch each word to make sure it's on point! Vocal tuning is making sure all of the vocals are tuned to the key of the song and are hitting the correct / intended melody notes. The singer should definitely try their best to sing the correct melody notes as best as they can before being tuned. Software such as Melodyne and Autotune as well as a few other pitch plugins I own will help keep everything in key. Editing, Alignment, and Tuning is something I do before any EQs, Compressors, or FX are applied.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just recently released a retro 80's / synthwave inspired instrumental album called "Synths The Beginning (Pt. 1)". Check it out!! Just search Steven Q-Beatz - Synths The Beginning (Pt. 1) on whichever platform you use. I produced and mixed the entire project. Besides my own company Steven Kubie Productions, I'm also a member of a couple of other production teams including QST Music Group & 12th&Collins Ent. I also love collaborating with other talented producers, songwriters, artists and musicians.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: My production team QST also has a Soundbetter page!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People may not think I'm as experienced as I am...
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: "What kind of sound are you going for with this song?" "Can you send me a ruff demo / reference of the song you need mixed or produced?"
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I get inspiration from many different genres from all different eras!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would be willing to work with any artist who has a unique voice and is open minded!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am a co-writer on Chris Brown's song "Wet The Bed" feat. Ludacris. I programmed the beat and played the main keys/synths. The song appeared on his "F.A.M.E." project and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best R&B album! I received a Grammy Winning certificate for my work. I also received an ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Award for the song. The album is currently 2x Platinum and the single is currently more than 1x Platinum. I recently received a Latin Grammy Nomination for co-writing the song "Eres Top" on Ozuna's "Nibiru". "Nibiru" received a nomination for Best Urban Album at the 2020 Latin Grammys.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Fl Studio, Cool Edit Pro, Protools, Mac, PC
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I've been told that my drum programming skills, arrangement skills, time alignment skills, sample flipping skills, and vocal tuning skills are the best! Also, a few mastering engineers have told me that my mixes were so good that they didn't really have to do much lol.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will do whatever it takes to make sure that my clients are happy with the results.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own some some pretty cool digital and analog keyboards, synths, drum machines, samplers and more! Some of my gear includes: Korg M3, Yamaha Reface CS, Yamaha Reface DX, Yamaha Reface YC, Yamaha Reface CP, Korg Volca Modular, Korg Volca FM, Roland TR-08, Roland JU-06A, Roland D-05, Roland JP-08, Casio SK-5, Bastl Microgranny, and a couple of old cassette recorders for lo-fi production.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Hit me up!! I am ready to do anything music & audio related!!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been doing music for over 20 years!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Since I love listening to all kinds of music for inspiration and enjoyment, I have adapted many different styles into my music productions. I don't just stick to one sound. I believe it is important for a producer to have a signature sound, but they should also always be versatile. I can make music that can fit right in with today's hip-hop and r&b and I can also produce an 80's inspired synth-pop song. I know which drums / sounds are best fit for the style I am currently working on.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I do what I love to do! I'm able to do my dream job!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When it comes to post production and mixing, organizing the session is the most important and first thing I do. Putting all of the most important sounds at the top of the session starting with the kick drum and working my way down. Proper color-coding and bussing is the next step. I like to balance everything out volume-wise before I add any eqs, compressors or fx. After that, I will typically go to the vocals and make sure I choose the best takes (comping) and everything is time-aligned properly. Next I will tune the vocals if needed. Now that all of that is complete, the actual mix will begin!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music Production Drum Programming Audio Editing (Time Alignment, Quantizing, Comping, Vocal Tuning) Mixing Mastering
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Nowadays most digital stuff can do the job and the consumers can't really tell the difference. I still love using analog gear in my productions including synths, cassette tapes, eqs and compressors.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Flipping the polarity / phase of your kick drums can make a huge difference!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I typically work in the rap / hip-hop, R&B, and retro 80's genres and sub-genres. I also have plenty of experience in pop, dancehall, and reggaeton genres as well.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I pay close attention to detail. I know the importance of arrangement and song structure. I like to make sure that about every 4 bars a new element either comes in or changes to keep the listener interested. I make sure the drums hit hard and are the right fit for the song.