I specialize in atmospheric production, vocal harmonies, songwriting, and acoustic guitar arranging. I love to work with artists in the indie folk, singer-songwriter or pop realm looking for a hands on approach! I've worked with emerging artists like James Ghareeb and rely mostly on my taylor 210e, goya g-10 and casio px-160 for arranging tracks.
I have a Universal Audio setup with the ability to record anything a singer-songwriter could need to bring their song to life–I approach every production with a detailed mindset in terms of arrangement and deliver an instrumental (in a remote setting) primed for vocals. I also usually mix my own productions along the way in my home studio!
I usually work with songwriters who are mostly acoustic based and vocal centered but am also starting to get more into pop productions lately with more virtual instrument elements! I also have contacts for remote live drummers if we want to got for a more expansive sound! I produced my own songs in 2019 before handing off the reigns to another producer (something I recommend doing if you can develop that trust! Two minds are better than one) and since then have branched out to see how I can help songwriters take their releases to the next level.
Listen to what I've made in the past and the like and hope to chat soon!
"His colorful chord selection, and melodic brilliance collectively make Helgemo a modern-day George Harrison." -American Songwriter
"Uncovered is an immersive delight to the senses, its soundscape a textured experience of ambience and soothing bright acoustics. His singing is seductive, his lyrics achingly distinctive; simply put, we cannot wait to hear what he comes out with next..." -Atwood Magazine
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21 Reviews - 8 Repeat ClientsEndorse Max Helgemo
Max, as always, killed it! His additions to every song are great and somehow, he continues to impress! Seriously, if you are thinking about it, hire him!
Max was a pleasure to collborate with! He worked very quickly and did exactly what was needed to elevate the parts of the track that needed it. Thank you :)
Max is fantastic! This is my second time working with him, and he is quick, a great communicator, and always adds a little something I don't expect to make every song better. Cannot recommend him enough! 10/10.
Max has a great voice! He delivered a beautiful vocal for my song, easy communication. Hope to work with him again soon!
Max is an incredibly talented producer and mixing engineer. He kept working until I was completely satisfied. Would definitely work with him again on future projects!
Max is a total professional with an incredible ear for producing and harmonies. Incredibly pleased with his work, and he will definitely be at the top of my list for future projects!
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Another great track with Max- always a pleasure!
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Had a great experience working with Max! Excellent communication, made the project super easy and a blast to work on!
Really enjoyed working with Max. He helped me with an arrangement of a song, and also came up with a couple of suggestions that, I think, made the song better. :)
Max is easy to work with and is truly a songwriter’s producer, making sure that the integrity of the song stays intact and the production is merely supporting the song and not the main focus. Looking forward to working more with him in the future.
Was a great experience, very easy to work with, and I got some great samples to work with on my project. If your looking for anything folk give Max a try.
Max was fantastic! Very good at communicating and went above and beyond with the final product. Such a great ear for music, and I couldn't be happier with the result!
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Awesome experience working with Max- great material, clear communication, a total pro- highly recommended!
I had a great experience working with Max, whose generosity, musical instincts and open collaborative approach has helped me in turn my song, into something very special. He is a gifted producer with a beautiful heart, and you can hear that in how he arranges your music and adding his own creative flavor to it, while also honoring your artistic vision. Everything is well thought out and tasteful...no exaggerations. Thank you.
Max is hands down the best producer I've ever worked with. His passion for music and the creative process is palpable and it's clear he lives and breathes music. He was able to clearly see my vision, added his own flair, and brought my song to life in a way that 100% exceeded my expectations. Great communication, flawless musicianship, and overall very nice person. Would recommend 10/10
Great experience working with Max, wonderful guitar/indie folk sound with attention to subtle nuances. Very communicative & flexible with new ideas!
It was a great experience working with Max.
Very easy to communicate, he managed to help me realize what I had in mind while bringing a little bit of his own universe to it. I look forward to our next collaboration!
Absolute pleasure working with Max !
Max is an absolute amazing producer. He makes sure you are okay with everything before finalizing. He will even help your record harmonies and guitars. He even sends you updates along the way and asks if you need anything changed/added. After recording one song with Max, I will now be doing a full EP with him.
If you’re looking for anything singer songwriter, indie/folk. Max is your go to Producer and you’ll walk about a happy artist :)
Mannnn so many good things to say about Max. He has great artistic vision and with a kind heart he can help make your songs really come to life! I have loved working with Max in the past and constantly look forward to working together in the future.
Max is an amazing songwriter & musician with a great ear for production! He's super easy to work with and his taste in sounds is excellent. Highly recommend working with him.
Interview with Max Helgemo
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find awesome and talented people to bring into your musical world.. It will only make your work better.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Acoustic guitar arranging / vocal production
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work through a universal audio setup and yamaha HS6's in an acoustically treated room in my house! I have a weighted keyboard that I use for all things keys, a handful of electric and acoustic guitars, Sm7 mic, Audiotechnica 4050 condensor mic, and a Fender jazz bass. I'm able to do pretty much everything I need to do with all of that!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Productions centered around an acoustic guitar and vocals!