Chris Cron

Pop singer, Writer, Producer

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135 Reviews (122 Verified)
Chris Cron on SoundBetter

Chris is a talented singer and songwriter who has written multiple #1 songs, including his band Melee's "Built To Last" and his new project All Creatures debut single "Wonder Working". He currently works as a singer, songwriter and producer in the Nashville, TN area, adding his voice and songs to film/tv and radio spots around the world.

Experienced vocalist: Available to record lead vocals and/or harmonies, as well as vocal tuning and comping. Chris is a very versatile singer, comfortable in most styles and ranges, excelling at pop, rock and more soulful styles. He has been compared to Rufus Wainright, Brandon Flowers and Bono.

Experienced songwriter: With over 1000 songs under his belt, Chris is available to write top-line melodies and/or lyrics for your track.

Experienced pianist/synth programmer: Available to record piano with .midi and .wav files created as well as provide synth programming.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Languages

  • English

135 Reviews - 26 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Trey P.
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    Great attitude and willingness to get it right. Communicated candidly so I was able to improve my song in a way I couldn’t see (pitch was slightly off), had the vocal tone I was looking for and got it right! Thanks Chris

  2. Review by Trey P.
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    Excellent!!!

  3. Review by Joey T.
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    Very cool, very professional. Awesome.

  4. Review by Joey T.
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    Wonderful. Sings exactly what I had in mind. Magic.

  5. Review by Bob W.
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    Chris is fantastic to work with.
    He puts great feeling and emotion into his singing and has a wonderful sense of interpretation bringing originality and freshness to the music.
    He offered a review where needed and remained positive throughout the whole process.

    I highly recommend him and hope to be working with him again.

  6. Review by Joey T.
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    Wonderful. Absolutely perfect.

  7. Review by Dee
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    Chris is an exceptional singer and musician. It is always a pleasure to work with him. He knows to bring songs to the top level. In one word: perfect !

  8. Review by Haji Ginz
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    I LOVE working with Chris. Absolute pro. I can't recommend this guy enough. A pleasure, as always.

  9. Review by Kevin Bianchi
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    Chris was fantastic! Excellent communication and beautiful artistry. Highly recommend.

  10. Review by Luca
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    A wonderful person, a great producer, a very talented sound engineer!
    Chris took care of the mixer and the master of my album and did some tweaks to the production that made my work the way I wanted it! And he gave me so many great tips!
    I recommend everyone to rely on him to make the music sound wonderful!
    Thanks Chris, it was great working with you!

  11. Review by Chris Hammett
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    Another excellent job by Chris! We’ve collaborated a few times and he is hands down my go-to talent. Super professional, massive talent, and easy communication. One of the best on SoindBetter!

  12. Review by Joey T.
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    Wonderful. He is a real master.

  13. Review by James F.
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    Chris was terrific to work with. Got the vocals right the first time and the turnaround exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend Chris!

  14. Review by Magnus S.
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    I needed a vocal that would really give justice to a beautiful song. Chris sent me an awesome vocal track that was beyond my expectations. Interpretation, execution of difficult parts and recording quality all top notch!

  15. Review by Joey T.
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    Wonderful singer. Very professional. Always exceeds my expectation. Perfect.

  16. Review by George S.
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    Been working with Chris now for close to a year, everything I give him to sing, is golden! A friend, a talent, all around great guy!

  17. Review by Robin Jakobsson
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    Best vocals I have got this far on Soundbetter. I highly recommend Chris!

  18. Review by Holland Nelson
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    We highly recommend Chris Cron and have worked with him on several projects. For world-class vocals, he's the best.

  19. Review by Marty Lehr Music
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    All the reviews I've read about Chris are absolutely true. NO exaggerations! I hired Chris to do a full vocal arrangement on my track "Another Dark Day". He crushed it! No revisions necessary! I will hire Chris again without hesitation whenever possible! Thanks Chris!

  20. Review by George S.
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    Chris is one of my favorite singers, I can give him different styles of songs and he hits a home run every time!

Interview with Chris Cron

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

  2. A: Aside from vocal production, I'm also self producing a solo album, collaborating on a duo I have called All Creatures (we had a #1 in Christian radio with a song called [wonder working]) and producing EP's for a talented young artist named Madeleine Bradford.

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

  4. A: I am inspired by genuine artists; those that do what they feel, rather than what the market is doing. Blur is my favorite band of all time, although as a singer the Buckleys, Bono's, Mercuries and Flowers of the world inspire me.

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

  6. A: I work primarily as a session vocalist and top line writer (melody and lyric), although I do quite a bit of full track production as well.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I used to have a romanticized view of analog, but there are so many pros to both. The biggest con to digital, is that it creates room for laziness. With analog, you have to be good. Editing is virtually non existent. If you treat digital as a tape machine and really focus on a great performance, that's where the magic is.

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

  10. A: I've been fortunate to have mostly, very agreeable customers who trust me. I guess the one question I get the most is how long will it take. I generally can get a finished vocal to a client within 2-5 business days, depending on how much work is in my queue.

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

  12. A: I don't know if it's a misconception, but I think some musicians and producers treat the vocal as an afterthought. They put so much emphasis on getting a great drum sound, or guitar tone, and leave the vocal for the last thing to wrap up the production. It's not always the case, but I would argue that most of the time, the vocal performance and recording is the most important part of any recording. It is quite literally the song. Spend your time writing a great melody, thought out lyrics and recording a killer vocal performance, and the rest will fall into place behind it.

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

  14. A: Know what you want and be able to communicate that clearly.

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

  16. A: Assuming there is no power on a desert island, I would take my upright piano, acoustic guitar, a notepad, a pen and my Olympus stereo hand held recorder (with lots of batteries!).

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

  18. A: For vocals, I listen through the song a few times, read through the lyrics and listen to references to get an idea of where it should go. Then I track a full take to get a feel. After that I hit each section of the song, comp and tune and it's done! As a writer, more and more I've been trying to tackle the chorus first and let the rest of the song flow out of that. The message of the song lives and dies by the chorus. If I can nail the chorus, the rest of the song usually writes itself.

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

  20. A: I wrote and produced a record with and for a friend of mine; a talented Christian singer-songwriter named Kerrie Roberts. The record is called "Boundless". I played every instrument, and recorded everything at home but what makes me the most proud is that Kerrie and I really went for it. Lyrically it's got a lot of color and depth and musically, we took it places that CCM doesn't often get to go.

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

  22. A: Not yet, but I'm hoping to!

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

  24. A: I promise they will get more than they paid for.

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

  26. A: I like that I get to use my skill set and passion to make a living while working from home. Walking downstairs to have lunch with my wife and kids is a blessing.

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

  28. A: I ask prospective clients what references they have for the song and usually what sort of quirks they want to hear that are specific to the song.

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

  30. A: I've been singing and playing piano since I was 5 years old. I began my professional career 20 years ago as the singer, writer and pianist of Warner Brothers Recording artist Melee. We had a 12 year run, with some big successes overseas. Now I primarily make a living as a songwriter, singer, producer and worship leader. All in all I have about 30 years of experience.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Piano driven pop rock, drunk on 70's songwriters and 80's panache.

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

  34. A: Damon Albarn from Blur/Gorillaz. I would love for some of his magic to rub off on me.

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

  36. A: The best piece of gear to use is the one you have. Don't let gear or the lack of it get in the way of your creativity.

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

  38. A: Pop, pop-rock, indie/alternative and worship.

  39. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  40. A: My strongest skills are singing and writing in a way that draws peoples attention.

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

  42. A: As a writer and a singer, I'm well aware that the lyric and melody are without a doubt, the key component in a song. I try to always approach my writing and singing from a place of expressing an idea emotionally and viscerally. Being genuine is of the utmost importance to me, and I feel that I bring a high level of it to whatever I'm working on.

  43. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  44. A: My studio has gone from lazy and fat to trim and lean. I've gotten rid of a lot of unnecessary gear in favor of a less is more approach. My current set up for vocals is either a Mojave MA-200 or a Shure SM7b into a UA Apollo Twin and then into Logic. I have a treated room and an sE Reflexion Filter behind the mic. For keys, I use an array of keyboards including a Korg SV1, Korg Poly800, Novation Bass Station and software instruments from Arturia, XLN Audio, Native Instruments and more.

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Up to 2 revisions on vocals, with a typical 4-7 business day turn around. Anything intended for release is subject to buyout rates. Contact me for songwriting, production rates and info.

GenresSounds Like
  • Rufus Wainwright
  • Brandon Flowers
  • Bono
Gear Highlights
  • Microphones: Mojave MA-200
  • Shure SM7B
  • various guitars
  • synths
  • keyboards
  • Apollo Twin
  • Logic Pro X.
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