Pop guitarist for Lorde, Maggie Rogers, and others, producer in Los Angeles with a focus on alternative/indie/pop song production, indie/pop guitar and vocal production.
I have been playing writing, touring, playing guitar, and producing for the last decade. Right now I am not touring and have focused on indie pop production, writing, session guitar playing, and vocal editing. Hit me up to produce your alternative/indie/pop song, edit your vocals, or add some guitar to your track!
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
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Interview with Elle Puckett
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's a fast process. Quality things take time.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What end result are you hoping to get. We need to both have clear expectations for the end result.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Reach out and let us know exactly what you're looking for! We'll be honest if it's the right fit.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A nylon string guitar, an acoustic guitar, an upright piano, a harmonica, and some kind of steel tongue drum.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been touring, writing, and recording professionally for over a decade. I fronted a band in high school, we got signed and toured the US, played the entirety of Warped Tour, and released several records. I've been a touring guitarist for for indie rock band Eisley and currently play guitar for Maggie Rogers. I've played Madison Square Garden, the O2 arena, Alexander Palace, Red Rocks Theater, Radio City Music Hall, played on SNL, Jimmy Kimmel, Ellen, been on BBC radio, toured with Mumford & Suns, Haim, Lizzo... I now live in Los Angeles and have a studio where I produce my own music under the artist name Rosie Ugly and I produce music for other alternative pop artists.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to have a good time in anything I do. I like to work with other people that also like to have fun when we're being creative. It's called "playing" music for a reason.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Probably Lana Del Rey because we would make good music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: It's done. Don't trip on the endless details, keep going or you're going to get stuck. Don't let a song get stale by working it to death.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, indie, alternative, r&b, experimental.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Guitar, vocal editing, songwriting.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Tonal creativity, precise editing, high quality audio, clarity, structure, productive feedback and great ideas to be honest.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I work 9-5 during the day. I take lunch. I am either editing for hire, writing and recording with an artist, or working on one of my own various projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio set up in my guest bedroom. Fully treated room (walls, every corner, ceiling, floor). I have an isolation booth for my guitar amp and a fully soundproof vocal booth. I use Barefoot 02 monitors and run Logic Pro X and Ableton on my Mac mini using 2 display monitors and a gamers mouse for speed and accuracy while editing. I record out of my Apollo x8 and Apollo Twin, record guitar out of a Benson Chimera 2x12 amp head and cab or out of my Kemper profiler. I record vocals with and Aston Origin or an SM7B going into a Focusrite ISA One preamp. As far as plugins go, for vocals I use the Izotope RX 8 bundle, Melodyne, Antares Autotune, Vocalign, RVox by Waves , Nectar by Izotope. Valhalla Verb. I also have many UAD plugins, and all Soundtoys/FabFilter plugins. As well as a lot of other fun ones.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My friends
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Session guitar, song production, song writing, vocal production and editing (tuning, comping, lining)