Adam aka Sneakers

Producer and Pianist

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Producer with 25 years of experience playing funk, r&b, jazz and pop piano. - Masters of Songwriting from NYU. - Empathy. Kindness. Grooves. Harmony. Passion. Imagination.

-- Check Out My SoundCloud Link For Examples Of My Work --
https://soundcloud.com/adamrquinn/sets/soundbetter/s-OeMM5g50DBD?utm_source=clipboard&ut

As someone who has used SoundBetter as a client in the past, I understand how overwhelming it can be to find the right match. As a pianist I have over 25 years of experience playing funk, r&b, jazz and pop music. I pride myself in a highly professional and dynamic sound and ensure my producing work is organized, exciting and clear. If you're looking to take your single, EP or album to the next level harmonically, I'm your guy.

I specialize in r&b, soul, funk and Top 40 pop, with lots of experience blending genre and creating a unique and compelling sound. Being a producer is so much more than just picking instruments and deciding what notes they play. It is about crafting a sound that matches the intent and vision of the individual artist and creating marriage between the music, lyric and production.

I love taking on projects big and small. Looking to release a single and want to make sure the arrangements are tight, crisp and hip - easy! Or, if you're releasing an EP or studio album and want to make sure the sound is cohesive throughout, I adore having the opportunity to assist an artist shaping their overall sound.

Let's get to work and smile while we do it!

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

22 Reviews

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  1. Review by Chris S.
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    Adam is a phenomenal producer, composer, and amazing human being. He took a song idea I had and has begun the process of making it a masterpiece. Currently in the process of finding my sound and I finally found the person whose going to help me get there! Im excited to be on this journey with Adam is my partner to stardum. lets rock!

  2. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Adam is an exceptional producer. His music is always brilliantly thought out and he mixes like a true pro.

  3. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Adam is a sick producer. His unique and great style makes every master we work on together a pleasure. The mixes are bang on the money and the songs are incredibly well thought out.

  4. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Adam is the man!! He’s a super sick producer and real pleasure to work with.

  5. Review by Tom Frampton
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    Adam is an incredibly talented producer! His music is awesome and mixed brilliantly. Great to work with, a real pleasure!

  6. Review by 305 Horns
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    It was great working with Adam. He was very clear as to what was needed, had great parts written, made our job very easy. Looking forward to working together again in the future.

  7. Review by Alejandro Comes
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    It was a pleasure working with Adam! Quick and clear communication. Very groovy and well recorded track, and provided everything so I could record really comfortable. Looking forward to making more music together!

  8. Review by Ian Gray
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    Adam is the type of musician I want to work with all day every day. Great communication. Sent me everything I needed and responded so quickly. Great music. Awesome producer. Can't say enough good things about my experience while working quickly!

  9. Review by Ryan Svendsen
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    Adam sent me a dope smooth jazz/pop song and needed the parts transcribed and recorded in a short amount of time. I was happy to deliver them and rise up to the occasion for a great tune! Thanks Adam! Hope to work with you again.

  10. Review by Davidbassy
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    Wow wow amazing music !!! Fire sounds I enjoyed playing on the track

  11. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Another supertune with Adam, so much fun and pleasure working with him!

  12. Review by Mark Corradetti
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    I got a real treat today! This song is dope. I couldn't help dancing the whole time. I was given Adam's awesome song and was fortunate to be asked to bless his track with bass. What a talent!!!!😎😎😎

  13. Review by Davidbassy
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    Amazing music .... So enjoyable playing bass on his record

  14. Review by Charles Morgan Music
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    Adam is an extraordinary producer! The music arrangements make it easy to work with him, and on top of that he knows exactly what to say in order to get what he's looking for! It's always a pleasure and I look forward to working together soon!

  15. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Another super funky and vibey tune with Adam. Such a banger! :-)

  16. Review by Arthur Indrikovs
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    Fantastic project with Adam, super fun and awesome track. I had a blast working on it!

  17. Review by Kelly O'Donohue
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    excellent instructions and communication. A very lovely tune to have had the opportunity to record on, Adam was very professional in every interaction. Thanks for having me!

  18. Review by Charles Morgan Music
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    Adam is the REAL DEAL!! I appreciate when musicians/producers take their time to explain what is they're looking for when presenting you with music. Adam was detailed , and allowed me operate freely within the structure of the song. I was grateful for the opportunity and would love to work with him again!

  19. Review by Gergo Bille
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    Super friendly, professional, good communicator producer with such a cool song.
    Wonderful overall experience!!!
    More more more together :)

  20. Review by Martin Siegel
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    Worked with Adam this year on an single. He’s energetic, fun, amazingly collaborative but - most importantly - insanely talented! ProTools and Logic Pro X both handled masterfully. A real pro!

  21. Review by Jared Goldsmith
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    Adam has written and produced 4 incredible songs for me. He always delivers great quality work. His musicality is clearly very strong and experienced. He's clearly proficient working in a DAW and understands style. I'll definitely be using him again. Highly recommend working with him as a producer.

  22. Review by Julia Shuren
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    Adam aka sneakers is the real deal. His musical abilities are like a sixth sense and everything he creates is of top quality. He is a crazy talented pianist and can hear things that push the song to the next level. Also his production and arrangement skills are out of this world… in music, you either have that natural ability to hear and create, or you don’t - no doubt this dude HAS it.

Interview with Adam aka Sneakers

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

  2. A: Every day is a new adventure, a new sound, a new experience. I love working in a wide variety of styles and so the ability to work with some many talented artists in so many genres makes each day exciting and new.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: My depth of musical and harmonic knowledge makes me an excellent partner for someone who is beginning their musical journey. Teaching is a passion of mine and any opportunity I have to grow with an artist is an opportunity worth having.

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

  6. A: iMac Pro Desktop, Logic Pro X, Plug In Library, Headphones and Coffee...coffee counts as gear, right?

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I work from my home studio which is set up with a Sohmer Grand Piano, Sequential Prophet 6, Nord Stage 3, iMac Pro Desktop, multiple interfaces and mics as well as multiple DAWs and an extensive plug in library with over 2,000,000 VSTs.

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

  10. A: I love hearing references. Once I have an idea of the intent, the song will bloom.

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

  12. A: Communicate. Don't be afraid to let go of ideas but also be clear about the things that make your artistry uniquely you.

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

  14. A: I love working on r&b, funk and gospel but I find that contemporary pop takes such influence from those genres that when you're able to meld genres, you can create a musical sound unlike any other.

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

  16. A: 25 years of jazz, r&b and gospel piano gives me an incredible foundation to create harmonies that soar through your ears. I then use those same skills to make sure the song is dynamic, has flow and pulls, pushes, lifts and drops in all the right places.

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

  18. A: I always start with the song. If the song isn't a hit at the piano, no amount of bells and whistles will make it shine. Once I'm good at the keys, I'll move toward finding the groove and imagining the arrangement. Then comes the fun part: building the lego blocks that create the final product. I'm only satisfied when YOU are groovin.

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

  20. A: Stevie Wonder, Kirk Franklin, Lawrence, Chance the Rapper, be steadwell, Lizzo, Ariana Grande

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

  22. A: I love working with clients with a clear vision of what they're looking to accomplish. My skills vary but I'm happiest when I'm behind the keys. When I'm brought on to producer a tune, I always start at the piano and ensure that the song is dope before moving onto production. With a wide variety of plug ins, it's then my job to get the arrangement as tight as the song at the piano is.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Ariana Grande
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools
  • Sohmer Grand Piano
  • Access to Pro Musicians
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