Vaughn Faison

Vocalist, Songwriter, Topliner

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Hi! I specialize in everything voice-related (lead, stacks, harmonies, comps, tuning, etc.). Along with being comfortable with genres like r&b, pop, soul, and folk, I also have a master's degree in jazz voice.

My top priority is helping you realize the vision you have in your mind, and doing it in an efficient way! I can guarantee that you'll receive professional quality vocals in the style that fits your project; from soft and delicate to aggressive and powerful.

I'm a lover of harmonies and background vocals as well, so I can make it as sparse or lush as you like!

I also offer comping and tuning services so you can get the best vocal possible out of your recordings. I can also help remove background noise from your recordings if you're recording in an untreated room (AC/heat/ambient noise, etc).

Other services include: Top line, songwriting, acoustic guitar recording, and production (I'll take your song from voice memo to being fully produced).

I do work for hire/buyouts. Message me and we can discuss those rates!

- Vaughn/King Orpheous Productions

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

Languages

  • English

56 Reviews - 9 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark D.
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    Vaughn delivers the goods!

  2. Review by Max C.
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    Truly a professional vocalist! Always happy with the results -- You will get what you want!

  3. Review by Max C.
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    Vaughn is insanely talented! Extremely versatile vocalist and knows what to do -- you're in good hands with him!

  4. Review by Scot Alexander
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    Beautiful voice. Production was on point. Pitch was on point. Delivery was just what the tune needed. Really pleased and highly recommend

  5. Review by Steve
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    These 5 stars aren't just normal, throw-away 5 stars. I truly mean 5 stars when it comes to Vaughn. Incredibly talented, with a very profound understanding of what's needed and what to deliver, despite the incredibly fast turnaround. Very dependable. Who needs melodyne when you have Vaughn? Would definitely work with again!

  6. Review by Thando B.
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    amazing work as always!

  7. Review by seppl
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    Amazing service and quality once again!

  8. Review by seppl
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    Vaughn is an amazing vocalist! He was very flexible and delivered beyond my expectations.

  9. Review by Darren P.
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    Vaughn Faison is my go to for my singer-songwriter vibes. the best gift is having My lyrics, vocals, and music re-intepreted by a great singer and artist like Vaughn He never disappoints. I feel the original passion and intimacy of my original demo but radio/tv/film ready! top notch artist!

  10. Review by Peter L.
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    Vaughn did a wonderful job with my project, and delivered in a fast and highly professional manner. 😊 I love his voice too! He imparts so much character into his recordings. Loved working with him and hope to do so again, soon!

  11. Review by Thando B.
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    Amazing work. Very quick!

  12. Review by Christina M.
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    Vaughn is an amazing vocalist. Very professional and easy to work with. He did a great job on our song. I have already recommended him to my fellow songwriters and plan to hire him again in the future.

  13. Review by Richard M.
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    Vaughn was brilliant - really clear communication about timescale and excellent, perfectly recorded and edited vocals!

  14. Review by Link
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    Had a fantastic vocal coaching session with Vaughn. Thorough, thoughtful and insightful feed back and direction. Looking forward to next time!

  15. Review by Ryan M.
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    He brought it, already hiring again

  16. Review by Aaron D.
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    Vaughn is an excellent vocalist

  17. Review by Máté S.
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    Super professional and accurate. Will definitely work with Vaughn again.

  18. Review by Jack H.
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    Super talented, singer and songwriter, Vaughn was super friendly and easy to work with..... Top voclas quality delivered

  19. Review by Florian M.
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    Vaughn nailed it! Flawless communication and delivery!! 10/10

  20. Review by Haji Ginz
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    Vaughn is super talented and professional. Flawless results. 100% recommended.

Interview with Vaughn Faison

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

  2. A: A project for my hometown. They hired me to make a children's song based on masks and showing their teachers and other adult community members wearing them. I wrote/performed on/engineered/produced/mixed/mastered the song, and it was my first time doing it all myself. It felt great to get that experience, and even better to hear that they loved the finished product!

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

  4. A: Creating a distraction-free environment in my studio. Fewer phones and more music!

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

  6. A: Elaine Ryan. She's a great singer/songwriter for your female vocal needs!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital. It's more accessible and the gap between analog gear and emulations of that same gear is becoming extremely narrow.

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

  10. A: My promise is to give each project what it needs to serve the vision of every client.

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

  12. A: I like the variety and the reactions from clients when the project is complete. Getting to put on different hats as a musician every day is exciting. What's even more exciting is the warmth I feel when someone loves how their project turned out.

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

  14. A: For editing projects, I often get asked if I can make their raw vocal sound professional. The answer is that it depends. I can put the best takes together and tune what was recorded, but it's arguably more important to do your absolute best during the recording process. The reality is that typically less editing needed in post-production = a more professional-sounding final result. Get it right at the source, and you can almost guarantee the final product will sound professional.

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

  16. A: That it's magic. It is certainly magical, but I don't think it's magic. Music-making is available to everyone that is willing to invest their time and energy!

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

  18. A: - Are there any existing songs/artists you'd like to use as a reference? If not, what's the mood you're looking for? - If you're looking for tuning, do you want it to be natural or like T-Pain?

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

  20. A: The more specific you can be emotionally and/or musically the better!

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

  22. A: If this was an actual deserted island (no electricity), here are my choices: 1. Acoustic Guitar 2. Journal/Notebook 3. Pencils 4. Pencil sharpener 5. Some kind of handheld percussion instrument

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

  24. A: Moses Sumney. His use of texture vocally and instrumentally is astounding. Also, his lyrics strike a beautiful balance between being poetic and being direct.

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

  26. A: Know what the purpose of each instrument is in your production. Is it providing melody, harmony, rhythm, or a combination of those? Is it there to be felt instead of heard? Is it "ear candy?" Is it helping you transition from one section to another? These are some of the things I think about. If it doesn't have a purpose, it probably doesn't need to be there.

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

  28. A: Singer-Songwriter, soul, pop, and r&b.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Imagination

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

  32. A: I bring my appreciation for expressing a full gamut of emotions. Songs are often a snapshot of a certain emotion, and I love to tune into that fully and then jump to a completely different emotion in another project. The variety of musical emotions and styles makes me feel whole.

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

  34. A: Anderson .Paak, Moses Sumney, Brasstracks, H.E.R., Nick Drake, Bill Withers.

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

  36. A: It depends on the project, but overall I start general and work my way to becoming more and more precise. After listening to a client's project and reading their notes, I put myself into the emotion of the project and brainstorm by getting out as many ideas as possible. From there, I select which ideas are the most appropriate for the project and then perfect those ideas.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I'm running Logic Pro X on a Mac Mini. I typically use Slate VSX headphones or Kali Audio LP 6's for monitoring/mixing.

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

  40. A: Right now it's lead vocals, background vocals, and editing (comping and tuning).

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

  42. A: I started college as a game design major and switched to music after realizing that I didn't love coding. My other love was music, but I had focused on finding a "stable" job instead of living my dream. After switching I never looked back. This is my 9th year as a musician, and my 4th year being full-time.

  43. Q: How would you describe your style?

  44. A: I love the contrast that can be created with music. I like combining organic elements with electronic ones. I like finding soothing sounds and pairing them with something abrasive. I like singing phrases that feel like a lullaby, and others that act as an alarm clock. The contrast, even if it's very subtle, keeps things interesting.

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I was the Singer/Writer/Acoustic Guitarist in this production

Terms Of Service

2 free revisions. Typical turn-around time is 2-4 days. 50% writing credit on top line and songwriting projects (unless it's a buyout). Final files are sent once the balance is paid in full.

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