If you are looking for that unique, catchy sound in Pop, Hip hop, and alternative music...I'm your answer! Currently working with labels like 300Entertainment and Caroline and the likes of Paris Shadows, Poorstacy, and Machai. I will create your next hit song from scratch or build a full masterpiece around your lyrics/vocal ideas. Hit me up!
WHO I AM:
Pop, Hip Hop, and alternative producer from Redding CA. I work with major labels like 300Entertainment and Caroline. I also work with hundreds of independent artists from all over the world.
WHAT I DO:
I love producing radio-ready bangers as well as more experimental crazy stuff. I produce using guitar, piano, vocals, and drums. I can produce ANY genre - It doesn't matter what genre you want to blend with another. I'm here to make that blend a hit.
Hit me up to find out more about the services I offer, including:
- Creating your track from scratch based on your vision
- Creating the beat around your lyrics, even if they are just a rough idea recorded on your phone
- Remaking/Remixing or enhancing your song's production
- Mixing and Mastering (including vocal production)
MY PROMISE TO CLIENTS:
When you hire me, you are getting the best treatment. No shortcuts, no excuses, no BS! The song will be custom-made for you, delivered on time and to your full satisfaction....and you keep 100% of the publishing!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with X3Records
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I would have to say my most recent album "Mediocre at Best" I did everything on that project from producing, writing & recording all the way to mixing & mastering
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now I'm working on some production projects for a few different up and coming artists, which I'm very excited about. I also work as an engineer at my recording studio on a day to day basis, so I'm always in the mix ;)
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment, I'm new to this platform and haven't gotten the chance to get to know anyone else on here yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Why not both? Each one has a different feel, so it really just depends on if I think one or the other will work better on a specific song or project.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise my clients that I will always do my best to fully understand what they want from working with me and that they will be happy with the end result.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favorite part about my job would have to be the excitement an artist has once they hear the final product.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Do all my recordings have to be delivered perfectly?" No, a lot of times its the imperfections in a song are what makes it special.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The biggest misconception about what I do would have to be that just because I'm not in "the music industry" and don't work with major artists on a regular basis, I'm not capable of matching or exceeding the quality.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your end goal with what we're working on? What do you want listeners to feel when they hear the song? What are some similar songs or references? What do you need me to do?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't look for people who have worked with all of the "big name" artists. Who someone has worked with is something you should take into consideration. But, the best results will come when you work with someone who can really understand your vision.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: laptop, AKG 414 mic, Apollo twin pre amp, Taylor acoustic guitar, audio technica headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started singing and producing in 2012 and have honed my skills by interning at several studios in my area. I interned for Bethel Music in 2016 for 2 years and then proceeded to open up a home studio the year after. In May of 2020 I partnered with a fellow producer to start a professional studio in my city called X3RecordingStudios. Since opening up we have built a team of 15 full time producers and engineers. We have collaborated with major labels and their artists on production for their albums and mixing.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe it as adventurous. When I listen to my music or other people listen to my beats they always say it takes them on a journey emotionally.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West. His composing and production skill is unrivaled and his vision for a song/album is always so incredibly captivating.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The best ideas come from mistakes. If you're having fun and playing around then you're going to come up with the best, most unique sound.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop is the most common genre I get commissioned to work on. I have done work on almost every genre. Outside of hip hop, Indie and alternative pop is my most common commission.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Connecting with people has always been extremely easy for me and I have a very open mind. I consider myself very good at catching onto an artists vision and idea from the get go.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring uniqueness to every song I touch. I focus on hitting pockets or melodic runs that will make a track stand out. If you want a sound that is different and not cookie cutter that will pique a listeners interest I'm the person to do that.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with conversing with the client and getting a complete understanding of their vision and expectations so I can fully deliver and exceed their expectations. From there I will begin the creation process if it is a production project and if it is mixing I will start by loading up the tracks and making sure everything is accounted for and in the right format and place. From there depending on the complexity and number of tracks I spend anywhere from 1-3 hours on one project. Once I am finished I have my team listen in and give input on the final product before it is sent out.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I own a recording studio in Redding CA and manage an assorted team of producers, engineers, graphic designers, and mixing engineers. We have a Studio strictly for recording sessions and vocals as well as a separate studio room for production and mixing/mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Manny Marroquin is my absolute idol when it comes to mixing and mastering. Jack antonoff and Nick Mira are two of my favorite producers currently.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal production and mixing is definitely my most commonly requested skillset. In recent months my production has landed me with some bigger placements and has been on a higher demand