Multi-instrumentalist and producer, I can help with anything, remote recording, producing, sound design, and mixing/mastering. I plays drums for various bands and I'm well versed in many styles and genres. I work as a sound designer for theater organizations and can develop custom sounds, backing tracks, and presets for live situations.
Cameron Bailey is a musician, composer, and producer currently living in Los Angeles.
Other than his solo project, Cameron also plays in other bands and plays African style percussion for modern dance and yoga classes. He is the drummer and co-producer for electronic-rock duo, I-Exist (www.iexistband.com). Cam has toured extensively in the U.S. with I-Exist, and international tours in South America and Hong Kong with his jazz trio.
Cameron holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Butler University and works as a freelance musician while continuing to play with I-Exist and produce and perform his solo music. He teaches percussion, guitar, and piano lessons in Los Angeles and works as a sound designer and music producer.
"I'm always open to collaborating with other artists or just playing a small part in your idea. Whether it be recording instruments, mixing your songs, or if you just need a second set of ears, let me know what you're looking for and I'll do my best to provide!"
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Interview with Cameron Bailey
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My older brother and father play music so this was a natural progression for me growing up. I started playing guitar at a young age and began taking lessons in percussion at 10 years old. I studied music at Butler University and having been teaching and playing professionally for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Worldly, Tribal, Melodic, Experimental, Rock 'n Roll
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Professional understanding of rhythm, music theory, and song structure. Good ears for mixing.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Instruments - Everything Percussion (Drumset, Hand-drums, shakers, tabla) Electric and Acoustic guitar, Native American flutes, Piano/Keyboards Studio Gear - Focusrite Scarlet 18i20, DBX 266XL Compressor/Gate, ART Pro MPA Tube Preamp, JBL 308 w/ Sub Microphones - SM58, SM57, AT2035, PGA98H, KSM137
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Thomas Lang and Steve Gadd are a few of my favorite drummers. Favorite bands include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, and Billie Eilish. I'm also inspired by EDM producer/DJ Seven Lions, Au5, and CloZee.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out and lets discuss what you're looking for. If I'm the right fit, the great! But if not, that's ok too.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock and Electronic/EDM genres
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Designing presets for live situations for Xfer Serum VST.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm always writing and creating my own music and with my other group, "I-Exist".
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both...if it sounds good, it sounds good!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Performing and writing music!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The time it takes to fully conceptualize a finished product.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What's the end result? When are you expecting a finished product? What's your realistic time expectations.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Drum-set, djembe, congas, acoustic guitar, and a flute!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Seven Lions or Au5 to have a better understanding of their sound design and mixing process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Shut your eyes and use your ears!
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Client's needs come first.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my work involves session recordings and sound design for musicals and theatre productions. I also create backing tracks for bands and help produce, mix, and master music. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and specialize in percussion and drum-set.