I’m Trey Vittetoe, and I’ve produced music for the biggest labels on the planet. Notably I produced and wrote for Selena Gomez and Miley Cyrus, two of modern pop music’s most acclaimed artists. And I am now available here on Soundbetter to produce for you!
Why have me produce your song?
Some producers here will say they’ve worked with major artists, but in fact their actual role was not as a producer. I am the real deal, and I invite you to check my Discogs credits below.
In addition, I began my career at Universal Music Publishing, running the production dept and studio on famed Colorado Ave in Santa Monica. There I worked with some of the top producers and songwriters in the world. Not to brag, but I didn’t get here by accident. I’m just letting you know that if you are looking for a top-tier producer from the real world music business, look no further. I’ve learned from the best, and I’m excellent at what I do.
I’m dedicated and passionate about music. I'll work for hours and days to find the magic and make the very best of a song. I don’t stop until what I hear is blowing me out of my chair. And I’m one of the very best vocal guys in the business - I will take your vocals to the highest level. My goal is to provide you with a stellar radio ready production.
Lastly, I only charge a one-time upfront fee for production services - no backend royalties, no contracts with you signing away the profits of your song. The fee I will quote you buys out the master recording completely, no further payments - you are free and clear to do with it as you wish.
Just hit the contact button and tell me about your project!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
180 Reviews - 35 Repeat ClientsEndorse Trey Vittetoe
I had a wonderful experience working with Trey. He really took the time to work with me, understand my vision, and brought my song to life in a beautiful way. Very happy with the end result.
Trey was amazing to work with! He latched onto the concept for my song quickly and was able to deliver a really awesome track for our first song together! Very communicative and professional! Highly recommend!!
Trey is truly an expert and such a kind person! The dedication he brought to bring this vision to life was awe inspiring. Very grateful for this experience and to future projects with Trey!
Epic mix and master! Trey is a genius whether you give him a blank slate or if you're ready for a mix/master. Few on SoundBetter has his level of skill on all fronts. Amazing!
The best! Super honest, quick, attentive, and cares a lot.
Trey Vittetoe's exceptional skills as a producer and mix engineer are truly remarkable. His work is a testament to his dedication and mastery of the craft, resulting in outstanding music productions that are second to none. His ability to balance and enhance each element of a song, from the vocals to the instruments, is simply impressive. It's evident that Trey's keen attention to detail and unwavering commitment to excellence are at the forefront of every project he undertakes. Without a doubt,
Trey is an absolute talent! He is professional, intuitive, and just a genuinely kind person. There are many talented producers on Soundbetter including Trey, but what sets him a part is his impressive work experience, keen understanding of the music industry, and commitment to excellence. He truly takes the time to understand your vision as an artist before expertly bringing it to life in the production of a song. It was such a pleasure working with him: 10/10!!
This is my second song produced by Trey and he delivered flawlessly once again. In fact, he picks up so well on my thoughts and preferences that the first instrumental draft of the song didn't need any changes at all! It's very obvious that he puts in a lot of love and dedication into his clients' art and doesn't settle for less than mind-blowing
Trey has been phenomenal to work with, with extremely polished work from the very first revision. He was able to quickly understand my vision and give me a first instrumental draft that was already 90% there. His instrumental work sounds luxurious, expensive and real (he plays his own guitars), and the same goes for his vocal production.
Trey is also very communicative with regards to progress on the track, updating me at every step of the way. I recommend Trey to anyone who needs a real pro.
Trey was so attentive to detail and brought my demo up to a completely different level! Was overall really great to work with!
Another one down with Trey. He-is-the-master!
Again and again, Trey just keeps bringing on the brilliance! So love working with him.
Trey is a legend on SoundBetter! His VAST experience as a musician, producer, mixer/engineer is unmatched. From the sketchpad all the way to the master, he works at the highest levels. Don't miss out on a chance to work with him. Amazing.
Trey blows me away once again!!! I feel so lucky to have found someone who understands what I'm going for and makes my songs sound like the best possible versions of themselves. I will go back to Trey again and again until my album is finished!
This was one of the first producers I’ve worked with. And, working remote made me a bit nervous. However, Trey was one of the most patient, hardworking, and encouraging people I’ve ever worked with. He took time to ensure we were going the right direction creatively. And, when I got sick and couldn’t sing, he was so patient.
And, most importantly, he knocked the track out of the park. He exceeded my expectations in every regard.
Highly recommend! Will hopefully work together again!
Highly recommended for your mixing needs. Trey could be charging much more and I’d still work with him!
Trey and I have done a couple projects with each other and I will continue to come back. Good guy who is great at communicating and east to work with.
Another job done with absolute mastery. I keep coming back to Trey with my projects. He is such an expert in his craft and a great guy to work with.
I've said this many times over the countless jobs we've done with Trey—he's a fricken genius on so many fronts! We find that the best producers/mixers are also great musicians. His ear and skillset is unmatched on this site. Amazing, highly competitive results every time!
Just amazing feedback when I sought advice on a song I'd written. In-depth, knowledgeable, and incredibly useful. This guy knows his stuff and I'd love to work with him again sometime.
Interview with Trey Vittetoe
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy. That anybody with some basic gear can do it. That the client is paying for labor. In every production there are smooth sailing moments, and there are "tear your hair out" moments. Getting a record right is serious business. The client is paying for expertise, for compatibility and shared vision, for great ears, for relevance in todays music marketplace. And really so much more. On Soundbetter I try to keep my fees pretty low as compared to what labels pay me. But it's still a very involved and consuming process. I love it, but it's definitely not easy.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A guy here in LA just hired me today to finish a production he started on an EDM song. Also just finishing pop productions for a client in Houston.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Probably just an acoustic guitar.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Create each production from scratch, don't rely on a standard template too much. That's a time saver for sure, but your music will sound uninspired. Also, listen to new music constantly.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: blackbear, Lana Del Rey, Benny Blanco, Louis Bell, Sofi Tukker, Greg Kurstin, Jon Bellion, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Max Martin
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm a Cubase guy. My go to plugins are Universal Audio and Waves. Neumann mic, Les Paul, Strat, Taylor, Korg M3. My computer based synths are Omnisphere, Serum, all the NI Komplete stuff, Sylenth, Addictive Drums.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I guess I could say the first Selena Gomez record. I had 4 songs on that album that I co-wrote and produced, including the first single. I've vastly improved since then, and I prefer my more current production work. But being a part of that album set everything in motion.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Katy Perry. I worked with her early on, and we have cuts on another artist. But I didn't have the time to help get behind her when she was in the trenches trying to build a career. She is a massive writer as well as singer, and really creative.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music Production. Strong vocal producer as well. As a player, my main instrument is guitar.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I fight for the magic. It's got to inspire me. Technically speaking, I can write the music and help with the top line. I sometimes bring in my favorite top line writers from around LA if I feel it's needed. As for the production, I play everything on most of the songs I do. Once in a while if I may bring in a player, but rarely. I've also got strong mixing skills, recently got a big thumbs up from Ariel Chobaz!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I need to get more familiar with some of the other professionals here before I answer that. I'm sure there is a ton of talent.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I'm in the box these days, but whether it's a voice or a guitar or other live instrument (or a sample for that matter), analog is a constant part of this. But the possibilities that exist within the digital world are infinite. Pop music, for the most part is shaped constantly by those digital potentials.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To give them a fully produced mixed/mastered record that fulfills their dream and is ready to exploit to radio or pitch to labels or licensing opportunities. And that meets my own personal demand for excellence.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like blowing someone's mind with this music. The artist and fans must be captivated. I love making the music, but the reaction to it is what I live for.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: In long distance working situations, people want to know how the production is going to unfold in a manner that fulfills what their after. So you have to keep them in the loop from start to finish. They also want feedback on their music. Sometimes it's advice on how to make it in todays industry, and that's a major topic for me.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some target songs/artists that they would like their song to be like? That usually gets us into the ballpark together. Then we can expand as necessary. If a client is shooting for something that I don't see myself as the right fit for, I'll let them know. There are a lot of other questions, but what I ask all depends on the situation.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take a moment to consider what a producer does. A producer must be able to work with you creatively and understand your vision. A producer must take your song/vocals and make absolute magic for you. A producer is never just an engineer laying down sounds for you and tweaking volumes and EQ. It's all about vision - that's what you're paying the for. So pick a producer who you feel you can trust, even when they may ask you to push your own boundaries a bit. Remember, when Justin Bieber got in with Skrillex and Diplo the first time, he wasn't getting it. He said, I don't know guys, I don't think this is for me. They said just wait. And by the time they tracked his vocals to "Where Are U Now", he was sold. He let them guide him a little, and it really expanded who he was. A producer needs to help the artist realize their dream. But they also need to help unearth parts of the dream that haven't yet come to the surface.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I came to LA and worked in music publishing (Rondor & Universal). for awhile, and I was playing in bands. Then I started producing, and helped get an unsigned band on tour with the Killers in 2007. So I became a member of the band for a minute just so I could play arenas for once in my life. Things started taking off after that, but mainly in the pop world with Miley Cyrus and then Selena Gomez. I've been producing professionally for about 11 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop, but my beats are often more rhythmic, and my top layers can even shift to a little alternative now and then.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, EDM, R&B and some alternative and indie
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Producing and writing a song can take me 4-5 days. Usually I first consult in detail with the client about their song or the song they want to write. I can lay a basic rough track for them to track vocals to in 10-15 minutes, but if I'm sending it for them to track themselves, I prefer to build it out a little more so they catch the dynamics and general flow of the production. Once vocals are tracked, I spend 4-7 hours comping, editing, tuning and aligning. Most of the records I make are for labels, so I take my time and get the vocal right. Finishing the production and mix can take a few days, because I really fight to make sure every moment is magic.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Song Production