Hey, my name is Taylor, but I go by "POOLBOi" Mostly I find work as a producer in Dance&Pop music, but also do sound design and production in a heavy electronic Bass Music duo. If its something that you need to make people move, physically- or emotionally, i make it happen.
I've done songs for major YouTube creators, and toured as a live musician and/or DJ for a few of them.
But i've got my hand in many different genres. I run a small post-production studio in Westwood, Los Angeles where I handle a majority of my Mixing and Mastering, production and writing for several singers/songwriters, and production development for other electronic musicians/producers.
As far as production, I like to work on things that have movement and to set a vibe. I specialize in mixing/mastering Dance & Pop music, but i've also handled R&B, Soul, and Country.
I'd really like to explore my capabilities with Film Scoring, and also Kids Music for Film and TV.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with POOLBOi
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Its challenging. In production theres always something new to learn and experience. It'll keep your mind sharp.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fun, and full of energy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take your time and be patient. Getting skilled doesn't happen over night. Take the time to really pay attention to the details, and if theres something you dont know-find someone that does and ask.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I generally work in Dance, Pop, and Electronic. But i've worked on Country and Soul artists as well.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It starts with a discussion. What are your goals with this production? What sound are you trying to achieve and can you provide references? If its full production, i try to really capture your inspiration for your vision. If its mixing and mastering, i import the stems and just listen for 2-3 times to really get to know the song and recognize the individual elements and what needs to be the focus point. I then go and do processing on every piece of the song that can be improved by doing so, and then find the right balance to let each of the pieces shine individually while retaining a cohesive and listenable, exciting mix.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have two almost identical setups, one for home and one for the post production studio across town. Monitors: Yamaha HS8 and KRK Rokit 6 for alternating. 2015 Macbook Pro Ableton Live 10 Waves Plugins for post processing Kontakt Libraries for sample based 'live' production Omnisphere, and Serum for Sound Design Solid Mastering setup for bringing a competetive volume without sacrificing too much quality.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Im heavily inspired by any Touring artist than can still keep up a rigorous production schedule and still be on top of their skill.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most common is Music Production for artists, where im hired to create an entire song for them. Second to that is Mixing and Mastering for already produced tracks