Reed Pittman

Keyboards/Vox/Mixing/Producing

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I aim to add emotion and creativity to your song, whether through keys parts or vocals. I can give it a distinct lift or add glue, depending on what your needs are. I'd love to give it a polished mix or produce the song for you as well with some fresh ideas. I love creating music and would love to be a part of your project!

I am full-time musician based in Nashville, TN. I'd be thrilled to record any keys parts you're looking for, be it acoustic piano, hammond B3 or any other organic sounds as well as any synthesizers and quirky textures if that's what you need. I can also do vocals for you. I can sing BGV or lead if needed. I have a home studio with everything that it needs to get you great sounding tracks.

I can mix your track for you or do full-on production if that's what you need. The sample medley is a few songs that I did all the steps for here at my studio.

I am also a seasoned songwriter/artist with song placements on ABC, CBS, Disney, Freeform, A&E and MTV.

I started as a classically trained pianist and then continued my education at Belmont University, where I expanded my background to jazz and country and pop playing. I have toured with various artists such as David Nail, Francesca Battistelli, Cassadee Pope, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Dave Barnes and Brandon Heath, among many others, while also doing plenty of studio work and writing/composing during my time at home in Nashville. I am comfortable in almost any style of music and would love to add something special to your track.

Whether you know exactly what you need or you are looking for me to help you shape your song, hit me up and let's make some music!

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Languages

  • English

80 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by AmberP
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    I was referred to Reed from another session musician, so I already had a good feeling because of who referred him. HOWEVER, Reed exceeded my expectation. I didn't give him much direction, and let him do what he thought fit well, and he really nailed it! He has a great feel for what the song needs. A real pro!

  2. Review by Sindri B.
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    A pleasure working with Reed!
    He helped men lay down a piano for a track that I am doing and over delivered! Super easy to communicate with and a great piano player! What an experience, 5-stars all the way!

  3. Review by David W.
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    Reed did a great job! He hit my deadline and the piano part sounds incredible. Definitely want to hire him again.

  4. Review by Ross M.
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    Really great experience with Reed. Nicely played and quick turnaround. Much appreciated and hope to work with him again.

  5. Review by Toni K.
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    Reed is the most perfect pianist on SoundBetter. The quality of the recording is still perfect and he played the piano so wonderful. Thank you so much, Reed. We will work again and again together!

  6. Review by Toni K.
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    nice guy, nice work, nice sound! looking forward to work again and again and again with Reed!

  7. Review by Genesis R.
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    Once again, it was pleasure to work with Reed. Super fast and perfect on the first proposal. Thanks!

  8. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Amazing work, bro!!!!

  9. Review by Genesis R.
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    Super happy with the result and the process was very smooth. Great guy and great musician! :) Thanks Reed!

  10. Review by Paint p.
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    Thank you so much for your professionalism and quality of work! I appreciate your help!

  11. Review by Ricky A.
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    Reed was very professional and great to work with. Fantastic tone and playing. Great overall experience and lol forward to working with him again.

  12. Review by Brett the Writer
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    I aint a fortune teller, but I think Reed should be your go-to guy.

  13. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Just as tasty as Chick-Fil-A sauce, alll dayyyyy

  14. Review by Kailey A.
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    Reed did an exceptional job in creating the perfect piece for my wedding day! I provided some direction for what I was looking for and he created exactly what I needed! He was very responsive and knowledgeable and was just wonderful to work with! I am so happy with the piece he created! I would highly recommend him to anyone!

  15. Review by Brett the Writer
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    I love you bro, great work as always :-)

  16. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Exceeding expectations one track at a time. You are a killer player, bro! So happy to have you on our team.

  17. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Great job as per usual bro!

  18. Review by KIDIZ
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    One word, INCREDIBLE!

  19. Review by Brett the Writer
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    My man!!!!!!!!!!! Heck yeah!!!!! You arpeggiate, alter, and crystalize like a bozzzzzzz....

  20. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is always great to work with and has a way of capturing exactly what you're looking for. Communication is phenomenal and he's a true pro.

  21. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Amazing work, bro. You are a key player on our team.

  22. Review by Cam G.
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    Reed created great, studio quality piano arrangements for me. I appreciate his prompt response time and the production quality of the tracks. Thanks Reed!

  23. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Reed, what are you doing new years eve? Playing piano, I'd bet! Because you are a bad ass!!! Amazing job, bro.

  24. Review by Kristen B.
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    I can't say enough great things about Reed. He took the little bit I gave him and turned it into a piano track that moved me to tears. His instinct is impeccable and I cant wait to work with him again in the future. He also nailed it with a quick turnaround time knowing I was on a tight time frame and still provided top quality work. If you're looking for something beautiful and service that makes you feel at ease with your personal works of music, Reed is the perfect musician for you.

  25. Review by Brett the Writer
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    My Man!!!!!!! Another great one, killa. Loving it. Thank you.

  26. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Reed is the man, with a plan, who can jam, wit-cha fam.

  27. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Baby, let's forget out phones... HAHA you rock. Great as always, bro.

  28. Review by Mikiko M.
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    It is a big relief to be able to ask Reed for help. Thank you for your magical solution.

  29. Review by Corinne F.
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    Took minimum direction and received awesome track! Would recommend.

  30. Review by Brett the Writer
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    My man!!!!!!!!!! Awesome as per usual :-)

  31. Review by Sarah A.
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    Reed did the perfect track, got the style, made the vintage piano sound I needed. He did it fast and he did it right the first time.

  32. Review by Mikiko M.
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    His brilliant work with deep understanding helped me quickly. It was stress free experience, thank you.

  33. Review by Lucas K.
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    Reed is not only an amazing mixer but also a really friendly and helpful person! Thank you for your help Reed. You rock!!

  34. Review by Vaihi O.
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    This was the first time I've used Reed and what a killer player. Easy to communicate with, I was able to get the vibe I wanted off the first pass. Will be back for more for sure.

  35. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Awesome work, Reed! You're the best, bro!!!!!

  36. Review by Tyler Batts
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    Reed did an incredible job mixing my project! Very professional, clear communication, and an excellent ear. Hope to work together again in the future!

  37. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Reed is such an important member of my team! Great stuff, bro! Cheers!

  38. Review by landon a.
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    Reed did a great job! The piano track turned out great and I hope to work with him again.

  39. Review by Brett the Writer
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    My man!!! Great stuff as always!!!

  40. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Reed, so great bro! Until next time!

  41. Review by Brett the Writer
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    Reed KILLED IT! He came to the rescue on a track, and nailed it! Highly recommended!

  42. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Always a 5 star experience! Communication, talent, and understanding for vision is always a o with Reed.

  43. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is a go-to for any work I'm doing. He plays just what the song needs and sticks to the vision.

  44. Review by Justin H.
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    Hands down the best. Very professional and a great player

  45. Review by Jonathan A.
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    spot on time and time again! Reed gets it!

  46. Review by Mo D.
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    Amazing musician to work with. Good mix and production keys. I enjoyed working with Reed and look forward to future projects.

  47. Review by Mo D.
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    Great musician! Quick and pleasing response. Highly recommend!

  48. Review by Justin K.
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    Even when knuckleheads like me give Reed a song in a needlessly weird key, he finds a way to create something musical and creative that serves the song. Always a pleasure!

  49. Review by NBZed
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    Incredible voice and talent

  50. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is too talent and adds to every song that we work on.

  51. Review by Daniel M.
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    Great job as always. Highly recommend!

  52. Review by Daniel M.
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    Reed is one of the favorite musicians I have hired on soundbetter! He added piano and organ to my track and made it a perfect fit! Highly recommend!

  53. Review by Daniel M.
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    Reed is awesome! He really captured the vibe of the song both tonally and with the part he added! The piano part was creative and distinct yet fit perfectly with my song. Would definitely like to work with him again!

  54. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed gets it! He won’t quit until he knocks out your vision and he has a great ear for well fitting parts. (Great blend of talent and taste).

  55. Review by Justin K.
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    Reed is wonderful to work with again - he crafted and played a beautiful part and nailed all the right moves in terms of feel, tone, dynamics. Thanks so much!

  56. Review by Tanner S.
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    Reed and his wife were fantastic. He listen to my ideas and really helped make my song come to life. He gave it 110%. His response time and work time was very quick and awesome. Great producer and vocalist. Definitely would recommend working with him and his wife. I definetly will be taking songs to him again!

  57. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is the man, he's got a great feel for a song and knows just how to make the tune come to life with emotion and tasteful work. Thanks Reed!

  58. Review by Logan Hill
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    I enjoyed working with Reed. He did a great job translating my ideas into piano and was always quick and professional in communication.

  59. Review by Alex B.
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    Reed was quick to respond, required minimal direction, and provided a gorgeous piano track that was EXACTLY what I was looking for. I promise you will be thrilled with Reed’s work!

  60. Review by Labronn C.
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    Worked with Reed for a score, and he delivered a fantastically composed track in a short amount of time. Definitely recommend him.

  61. Review by Justin K.
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    Reed did a really fantastic job on this song. He has great musicianship and style and was a pleasure to work with. I would welcome the chance to have him play on songs in the future. Highly recommended.

  62. Review by Dan Y.
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    Reed put together a great Hammond B3 track for me. Turnaround time was very fast and communications/tech were all excellent. Very positive experience!

  63. Review by Layla K.
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    Reed is my favourite go to piano/keyboardist and vocalist. He is the best.

  64. Review by NBZed
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    Amazing Voice and talent. First time to work with Reed and definitely not the last. Thanks Reed

  65. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Need Piano or BGVs, hire Reed! You won’t be sorry...

  66. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is the man on piano, I use him for everything.

  67. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed is on his game. He always comes through with great playing and an ear for what is right for the song. Looking forward to more tunes together.

  68. Review by Jonathan A.
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    5 stars + Reed gets it! Love working with him for efficiency and results.

  69. Review by Jonathan A.
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    Reed was an absolute professional that nailed what I was looking for. He takes the time to play what’s right for the song and open to guidance. Looking forward to more work in the future.

  70. Review by Monterey
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    Another great song written by me and Reed! He’s truly a good pianist and artist.

  71. Review by Brian G.
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    Reed did a great job of creating a piano and vocals track while lending his personal flair to the project. Plus, he did this work in record time. Nicely done, Reed!

  72. Review by Monterey
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    Reed was absolutely phenomenal when it came to handling my song. Seriously wonderful composer and musician, and you definitely want to work with him, if you want professional and quality work.

  73. Review by Monterey
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    Reed is an amazing organist, and produces quality work with his tracks. He added the flavor of soul I needed to really get this track on its feet, and he was very adamant about making sure the track got to the stage I needed it to go. I definitely recommend him for any work he does, just on the dedication to your project alone.

  74. Review by Tyler Batts
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    Reed did an incredible job helping me mix and finalize my project. Couldn't be happier with the end result. Very professional, great communication, and an excellent ear!

  75. Review by DJ Phillips
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    Reed is an immense talent. Incredible versatility and facility with keyboards/piano, smooth and stylish vocals and tasteful production skills make him an incredible asset to any project.

  76. Review by Ryan Corn
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    I've worked with Reed for many years. He's my "go to" for all things keys. Reed is great at giving a song the appropriate amount of melody and texture.

  77. Review by Pat Kiloran
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    reed is one of the best if not the best pianist i know + have worked with him on several occasions, so you can't go wrong using him on your song.

  78. Review by Sudds Studios | Josh Sudduth
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    Reed is a fantastic musician to work with and can most definitely handle all of your piano needs. He has a smooth, moody voice that sits well in a bed of BGVs or can complete your song with heart wrenching, emotional lead vocals. Hire this guy!

  79. Review by Cole Phillips
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    Highly recommend! Quick turnaround and is always able to provide quality parts with killer tone and stellar execution.

  80. Review by Ryan McVay
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    I have hired Reed for several projects, and will absolutely hire him for future works. He is quick, tasteful and a real professional. I believe anyone that would have Reed preforme on there project, will be completely satisfied.

Interview with Reed Pittman

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: There's a couple I'd name. One is called "Uncovered." It's a collection of covers that David Nail released a few years ago and I did all the piano/synth work on it. I think we did some really cool arranging of some familiar songs. Another project that is Ruthie Collins' newest record "Cold Comfort". I played piano on it and it was fun doing it the "old" way where we all tracked together at Curb Studios in Nashville. It's a record with great writing and production and 100% worth the listen. And lastly, I produced David Nail's last EP "Bootheel 2020" and self-produced my LP "Expectations." I think both of these are great examples of some of my instincts as a producer and the colors and textures I find really pleasing.

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

  4. A: I'm working some instrumental compositions and music from my solo project and from Common Heights, with an aim towards sync placements. I am producing a few local artists here in Nashville and I am working on David Nail's new EP.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: I've been at it for 13 years professionally. After 4 years of studying music at Belmont and graduating in 2007, I've been cracking away at music since. I was primarily a live player for many of those early years but as time has gone along I've done more and more studio work and songwriting.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: I"m a player first so definitely my ability at the keys. That skill is my most practiced and refined. I also feel I am a strong singer and have really come into my own as a producer/mixer.

  9. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  10. A: Josh Sudduth or Pat Kiloran for production and Eric Mulder for guitar. These dudes are great musicians and dear friends. Also, my wife, Callie Cryar. Objectively - she is a dynamite vocalist!

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: I think I lean towards the moody stuff. I have a lot of pop and jazz influences but I think I am pretty versatile stylistically - depending on what the client is looking for.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Either. Depends on the context.

  15. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  16. A: To deliver a great product in a timely manner that hopefully exceeds their expectations!

  17. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  18. A: Creating. Making something new that wasn't there before. That and improvising in a live gig on the spot. Again - it's a moment of pure inspiration and I think that's worth chasing.

  19. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  20. A: Haha! How much is this gonna cost? Nah kidding - I guess hey can you do this? And I usually say yes because even if it's not 100% in my wheelhouse it's a great chance to learn.

  21. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  22. A: I think it's that traveling around playing music is always amazing and fun and never a grind. It absolutely can be at times. It also is an incredible job that I do not take for granted but it's a hustle just like any work!

  23. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  24. A: I try to be thorough to save time for both people. I try to know as much as I can about what they're hearing/wanting. Some clients have been very helpful to be really thorough and clear up front. The more info, the better, in most cases.

  25. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  26. A: Find the person who is enthusiastic about your project and wants to get it right and tries to understand what you're looking for! You're paying and should get a great product!

  27. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  28. A: Nord stage 3. Shure SM7B. MacBook Pro (with all my software/plugins). Apogee Duet. Puerh tea (to drink - gotta stay hydrated!).

  29. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  30. A: I mentioned him already, but Justin Vernon is pretty high on the list. He has an incredible ear for melody and always seems to know the mood he wants to create with his music and then he executes it so beautifully. That would be a cool collaboration.

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

  32. A: Listen to thing that inspire you and try to match that. It's good to know how other people got sounds you liked so that you constantly grow your tools. Then - be creative and do your own thing. Don't copy other people but studying stuff you love is a great start.

  33. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  34. A: All kinds. I guess being in Nashville it's most commonly country music but there's a lot of pop work as well. I don't record much jazz but I enjoy playing with my trio live in between other gigs.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I think I'm great at adding color or something unique, whether that be a little hook here or there or a choice vocally that's maybe left of center. I can certainly do the down the middle thing if that's desired but I like to think outside the box and take a chance here and there.

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

  38. A: Depends on the job, but, I like to listen to the demo/worktape and chart it first before anything and also listen to references if any are given. It helps me wrap my head around the song and gather ideas for tracking. I like to do a few takes before I settle but sometimes that first take will have the magic and I'll just roll with that one and make a few edits.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a home studio with a few different keyboards (Nord's, primarily) as well as a Yamaha upright piano built in the late 80's that sounds terrific. I use a Shure SM7B for vocals typically and I run things through an apogee duet and a UA LA-610.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I listen to various genres but from a lyrical standpoint, I really have grown to love the likes of Jason Isbell and other alternative country artists. For production or melodic inspiration, I turn to Bon Iver, Asgeir and James Blake.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I do all kinds of things, including wearing the production and mixing hat more often these days. My bread and butter for a long time has been any keyboard needs and BGV or lead vocals.

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Terms Of Service

Fast turnaround (within 72 hours depending on touring schedule) for keys/vox. Two free revisions. Co-writing splits are negotiable. If it is mixing or producing, 1-2 weeks turnaround.

GenresSounds Like
  • John Mayer
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Gear Highlights
  • Nord Stage 3
  • Nord Electro 3
  • Shure SM7B
  • Universal Audio LA-610
  • sE8 Stereo-Matched Pair
  • Apogee Duet 2
  • Logic Pro X
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