Achievements: My debut release 'Video Games' was used in 7000+ TikToks and has collected over 13,000,000+ views on TikTok. "Heaven Spills" has over 280k views on YouTube. "Solitude" topped the student radios around NZ for 3 weeks @ #1 and was #14 on the iTunes Alternative Music Charts. "Plaztique" was licensed for an NZ Television Show.
I produce and create a range of styles and genres. No matter what I'm doing, there's always a nostalgic flair to it. Production-wise I am experienced working with styles and genres like R&B-Soul, Hip Hop/Rap, Trap, Pop-Rock, Bubblegum Pop, Techno, Singer/Songwriter, Piano-String Ballads and Vaporwave. My personal projects are Hyperpop based.
I am primarily a producer, but I am experienced mixing through collaborations and working with different types of vocalists like Dafne Adriana (R&B-Soul), Chess Galea (Pop), VALENTINA (Hyperpop), Emily Riordan (singer/songwriter), and Jahleel (avant-garde).
Reviews from my music releases:
“Holographic Dreams makes you feel like you’ve just started playing a VR game, surrounded by a happy, poptastic soundtrack. Right from the start, Hybrid Rose delves into her love of electronic soundscapes and cascading synths.” - Lara Smetannikov (HappyMag)
"If you needed a soundtrack for an 80’s movie that requires some computer hacking done, look no further than Why Don’t You Love Me?. With a good pace and a heavy dose of pulsating synths, it embodies that whole era of 80’s ideological future tech; the neon colors, the collars, the glasses, the hoverboards, and lasers. A nostalgic trip with that modern control of structure that makes it so smooth and agreeable to listen to." - BUTCH181 (Muzic.net.nz)
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55 Reviews - 5 Repeat ClientsEndorse Rose Valentina Gray
Rose was incredibly easy to work with. We mixed and mastered 5 tracks that I had recorded back in 2015. Wanted to level them up from what my abilities limited them to sonically back then, and that's exactly what happened. Will be working with Rose again!
I'm a complete newcomer to releasing commercial music. I just had lyrics and a theme for the beat and no clue what to do next. I contacted Rose with the lyrics and the theme, and within a few hours she had an epic instrumental track for me. I took the instrumental to a recording studio, recorded my vocals, sent the files back to Rose, and she had mastered the track ready for global release within a couple days. Absolutely epic to work with, and I hope to work with Rose again.
Amazing communication and efficiency. Really impressed and happy with the final result. She is super talented
quick turnaround, a tasteful touch, and clear and transparent communication. Will definitely work with again!!!
Excellent service and dedication as usual! Rose helped bring my track into a professional realm.
10/10 per usual : ) really enjoy working with rose
10/10. nothing more to say, wonderful producer, musician and person!
Rose had a rapid turnaround time. She was able to make a Hiphop track become a House mix, and willing to make changes. She is very professional. What a pleasure!
Rose was very professional and understood what I needed for my mix, very fast and friendly, great working with her and definitely won’t be the last time!
Excellent next-day delivery once again! Rose is the ultimate guide for me through the uncharted territory of music engineering. I will trust her with my entire catalogue of work :)
Amazing to work with - knew exactly what I wanted - amazing communication. Could not recommend more : )
Rose did an amazing job with my track. her mixing skills are always on point and quick. i love working with her and will be coming back for more soon.
Efficient and talented! I really enjoyed working with her and i love the final product. Would recommend 100%
A polished and super-fast turnaround once again - thanks to Rose for her ongoing audio collaboration, it's steered me in the right direction.
It is nice working with Valentina. She is very fast and accurate. and you wont go unsatisfied. If you need any changes she will work on it right away. I will definitely be working with her again.
It’s the highlight of our day when we get a message from Rose. Always so excited to collaborate and hear the amazing work Rose produces. Incredibly intricate and a beautiful musical journey, working with you is addictive!
did a great job
Fantastic and really fast! Will definitely be working more with her in the future
My new single "Trophy Life" was a tricky piece to remix and produce something fresh and unique and once again Rose Valentina Gray has created a masterpiece!
It's amazing working with Rose, the quality of service and musical talent is second to none and I have a tonne of work on the way.
Probably the fastest turnaround possible! We achieved everything in my brief very easily :) It's so fulfilling having a track ready for broadcast.
extremely talented, made me a huge bop that incorporated the exact vibe that I asked her. absolute genius and very professional :)
A fantastic sound engineer, Rose has been instrumental as both a peer mentor and collaborator throughout the end process of my song-crafting. She has a fast turnaround, and is very technically proficient. I'm continuing my work with Rose into the future :)
Incredible artist and partner to work with. Rose handled everything with ease and got it done faster than I could even imagine. She delivered some amazing stuff and I can't recommend the work enough. Pure talent.
Once again working with Rose has been such a pleasure, from start to completion it was a dream, letting Rose get super creative and the freedom to inspire with her musical prowess is just the way we like to work. Would definitely recommend working with Rose and I can't wait to get started on our next project!
Rose is a superstar! Such a pleasure to work with, understood the brief and nailed it within hours!
Rose Absolutely nailed it! I needed a track remix, provided her with the stems and went away for 2.5 hours. She came back with a banger!
Not only is she extremely talented, but also very pleasant to work with! Highly recommend for remixes!
Great work as always.
Rose was super fast at getting a piece done for me. And made very fast adjustments. Rose made something amazing for me from simply talking to her and providing some reference. Can’t believe how great it turned out and will definitely be back soon.
What an absolute pleasure working with Rose, exceeded my expectations and the track Rose remixed is hot!
Rose was fantastic to work with and she's very talented I will be working with Rosa again!!!
Valentina is dedicated to guiding a project through to completion. She has learnt some incredible skills as a sound engineer, and my vocals always shine when she mixes and masters!
Great communication and creativity paired with quick turn around is un-matched! Looking forward to working with Rose again.
Quick delivery and very responsive
killed it, delivered what i needed and more, will definitely work with her again
An absolute perfect job well done! I cannot stress it enough. Rose was not only precise, creative, and professional, but also super quick and organized in regards to deadlines and time. The talent is there, the passion is there, the heart is there, and I’m so grateful to have chosen her for my project. I cannot wait to work with her again! I’d give more than 5 stars if I could. Please consider Rose for your project!
Works fast and is extremely talented 10/10 recommend this fantastic artist:)
Rose was fantastic! Super speedy and interpreted any feedback/suggestions about the project really well. Thanks Rose :)
Once again delivered what I needed.
Rose is a force of nature! I trust her with my most complex demands, and she always works hard :)
Quick, friendly, and helpful as always. She really works hard to deliver what you are asking for.
Rose was of great service. Fast and friendly as always.
Rose was great to work with. I needed a custom beat and she delivered. She made multiple changes and was very helpful. I would definitely use her again.
Rose has been ultra cool throughout this process, even with some gnarly requests thrown at her! She has the natural flair for working with different musical elements, and I am over the moon with how each track is enchanted with precision :) I'm continuing to work with Rose, and am finally achieving I've technically been stalling on for months.
She really knows what you ask for and gets it done quick! Would definitely work with her again.
Helped me finish the songs for my mixtape.
Rose has been a huge help working on my first mixtape/ep.
Rose was a great producer to work with. She really helped from start to finish to deliver a song I am proud of. I would love to work with her again in the future on other projects.
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One of my favorite producer/songwriters. Can't wait to do/hear more from Rose..
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Working with Rose has been so much fun! One of the more talented and inspired producers I've ever worked for. Exciting, driven and deeply intelligent songs only make my job easy and super fun. I'm grateful to be been involved.
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Amazing person to work with. Her style of music is amazing and different.
When collaborating with Rose, it has always been very fun, organic, natural, and magical. In times when I was stressed out or didn't know what to do, she would say, "send me the stems" and the songs always sound amazing after she finished working on them. she is a great collaborator, and very professional. I love working with her.
Had some creative indifferences in the beginning, eventually found middle ground and we made a bangin' furturistic techno track together - so keen to DJ it around Auckland!
Always fun to work with, and i love how available she is if I have any questions.
Interview with Rose Valentina Gray
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Awkwardly Eccentric, it was my own project that I released in 2019. It's the embodiment of my creative direction and captures me as an artist perfectly.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Some A.G Cook inspired futuristic pop. I've been listening to an abundance of Charli XCX, Sophie and A.G Cook and I really love how futuristic their sounds are and I want to experiment that field of music, especially in sound design. Since I am studying sound design, i'm also putting that into my craft and creating some pretty experimental stuff.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, we're in a world that is progressing at a rapid speed and the way we can make analog out of the digital creates a paradox between the debate around Analog or digital. One example is that people use plug-ins and VSTs to create sounds and tools that are emulated through analog gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do everything in my power to make sure that when you work with me, your music will get the best quality possible.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Not a lot, my turnaround time is usually pretty fast, I respond as much as I can and work as hard as I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That because I don't have a lot of top tier credentials or that I know/have worked with a lot of famous people that I'm not worthy of working for musicians (or being a provider). Another thing people assume, me being a young woman in the music industry that I can't do it all on my own. I've had a lot of experience because I started working at a young age and have a genuine passion for audio production.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be specific about what you want, maybe you could send a playlist or link to the influence tracks behind the sound or idea you're going for.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Audio-technica headphones, a synthesizer of some sort (maybe a KORG), a drum machine or percussive instrument, mini toy keyboard, and my laptop.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Musical Charmeleon.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: SOPHIE or Dan Konopka. I've worked with Dan before but as a client, would love to sit down and write some music together. SOPHIE because her theoretical perspective on music production and the future of pop music is fascinating, would love to learn a few things from her and make something of it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Whatever feels right in the moment - it's all subject to change, which can be a blessing for working as a provider. I'm able to musically adapt myself to whatever the client is looking for.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skills include mixing tracks to the desired genre, using different sounds and frequencies to give the track some personality and an atmosphere.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I've spent 10 years of my life listening and studying sound through every kind of playback device and headphone/earphone. I'm also studying audio engineering, sound design, and composition practices, using those skills to help me grow and progress as a musician/mixer.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get to know the musician, where they're at, what their influences for the project are, intentions for their project, and finding a middle ground.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's all on a huge desk. I have my Eris E3.5 Active Media Reference Monitors, my Akai mixer, Audio interface, a couple of keyboards and launchpads, Audio-Technica headphones and then I have 2 microphones ready for recording sessions (Tascam Condensor or my Behringer Dynamic). The DAWs that I used are between Fl Studio and Ableton.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production and mixing. Sometimes I do songwriting or provide production tips! I sing a little bit myself but it's heavily digitalized. My goals are to provide the best quality mix for my clients. This is a little personal but I like to do some photoshopping so sometimes I'll make some pretty artwork to go along with the music!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to know where they're at, what their influences are, why they're doing what they're doing and get to know them well enough to be able to use that to drive the way I approach their needs.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dan Konopka, he's been helping me work on my own songs. I've been experimenting with vocals and he's been helping me elevate my craft to new levels vocally.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to help people get the right sound they're looking for and being able to connect with other musicians.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been making music since I was like 9-10. I just want to make music in any way I can. Whenever I am sad, I will play some music that I feel like defines the atmosphere of my geographical and emotional state. When I found my signature sound, I started to create that type of music for myself. Since then, my dream is to create a space in this world for myself where everywhere I go, I get to hear the music I have designed for that environment.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Distorted bass never goes out of style, no matter what style or genre you're working with.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Grimes, A.G Cook, Haruomi Hosono, SOPHIEMSMSMSM.