Hi! My name is Jake Knox and I am a Multi Instrumentalist Session Musician in Los Angeles, CA. From multi-platinum Bipolar Sunshine (DJ Snake, Gryffin, Beyonce) to talented indies Lily Lyon, and even my own Jake Knox project! My goal is to give your song the dimension and punch that it deserves, while using the best gear. Lets do it
I am offering Session Musician services for your project. My background is in producing for high profile label clients and composers. My work has been featured on projects racking up millions of streams, as well as seen on numerous TV Shows and Films. I have a BM from Berklee College of Music (2013) and have been working ever since in Los Angeles.
Neve 1073 Pre Amps, API 550 Bs, SSL G Comp, UAD Apollo 6x, Nueman U87, Blue Dragon Fly (s), SM57s, Rhode NT-5, Royer.
Guitars: Gibson Les Paul, Fender Strat (American), Fender Tele (American), Eastman Uptown Series, Takamine Tan 16-C, Custom Classical Guitar,
Bass: Fender P Bass (American, Flat Wounds), Fender J Bass (American Round Wounds)
Amps: Fender Twin, Roland Jazz Chorus, Vox AC15, Marshal, Mark Bass
Pianos/ Keyboard: Wurlitzer 1901 Baby Grand, Nord Stage 3, Moog Subsequent 37, Dave Smith Prophet, Roland Juno 106.
Drumset: Mapex 4pc Custom, Ludwig Snare 14x6, A Custom Cymbals, Zilgian 1960 Vintage Ride.
UAD, Soundtoys, Fab Filter, Waves, Omnisphere, Komplete, and many other things!
Congrats if you have made it this far! I only accept projects that I feel that would be a good fit for. If you are interested please send me a message about your project!
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
4 ReviewsEndorse Jake Knox
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Another super experience working with Jake. Really nice writing.
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Jake is a wonderful client for our string recording service. Perfectly written string parts, very clear instructions and pleasant to work with.
Jake is a phenomenal musician and producer. Just to be with him in the studio and to watch him go to work on your song is quite a thrill. He took my songs and transformed them into special tracks that I will treasure for a lifetime. He works with you at your level of experience, too. He is very easy to work with. Can't wait to work with him again.
Jake Knox is hard worker and a true talent. He has a real gift for turning creative ideas into a fully developed musical sound. I highly recommend working with him!
Interview with Jake Knox
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Gear rules the world, or musical ability rules the world. Its a combination of the perfection of both mixed with serving the songs production needs!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Intent. I have a Greg Wells pop vibe mixed with a EDM producer mindset with the dexterity of a Jazz musician.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: You! Honestly I just look for good people and good music!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My musical ability mixed with my engineering skills.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a producer currently working with Grammy and Multi Platinum clients, I pride myself on my instincts to work with your song! I also know the importance of completing your vision, so lets communicate!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First thing in the morning with fresh ears, I grab a cup of coffee and see what you need!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Over the past 11 years of working in the industry I pride myself on my gear collection. I have collected the studio classics. Seriously the list is amazing check it out! I have a studio located in Los Angeles.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Wells
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work as a Producer/ MD for high tier clients. In that work I primarily find myself recording as a session musician on these projects.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: If you need a trombone or trumpet, Quinn Carson.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you do my project. If the song vibes with me, and I feel I can do my best work on it I will work on your project. If it doesn't vibe, or if I feel I am not the best fit then I will politely decline. This isn't a money thing for me, its about building community.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Shop around. I have been in the same situation. Ease your mind and contact the people you want to hire. Ask as many questions as you can, and then start to develop a relationship with whom you want to work to. There is nothing worse than not having a spark with those around you. Even if you have the best in the biz, they might not be able to make the right product with you. If it feels right, it usually is.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neve, Speakers, Keyboard, Guitar, U67.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I got started music directing for artists, then producing them, then mixing them, then writing with them, then doing all of it together. Now I try and take the experiences I have learned the hard way, and help get your vision completed!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Alt Hip Hop, EDM, rock.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Too much.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Always both. They both do things the other can't.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with others.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of each project I work on. My goal in working is to better myself with each job. There is no project that I am not proud of!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Honesty, Good Communication, Hard Work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Their goals for the project, and who they would hire if they didn't have any budget restraints. This helps me get an idea of the clients true vision. If I feel that I can help you get there I will tell you. I will also tell you if it would be better to look for someone else! In the end every music job is a collaboration.Lets create.