Jimmy Deer


218 Reviews (211 Verified)
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I'm fortunate to have worked on Billboard #1s with Grammy/Platinum artists + writers–Seal, Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Gorillaz' Miho Hatori, Blac Youngsta, India.Arie and more–garnering millions of streams + over 300 major label, film+tv placements in the process. I'll bring all this experience and passion to your project. I love to teach too!

I want to take your music to the highest possible level at a rate you can afford. From production/beats or remaking samples, to finishing touches/mixing and mastering. I love working on different genres–it keeps things fresh and exciting. I play guitar/bass/keys/drums and have a great team to cover all bases-live strings/horns etc.

The four samples are medleys that switch songs about every 30 seconds. There is a wide range-modern dark pop, folk, 70s funk/soul, 90s rnb, house, and indie rock/electronic...if you have specific questions about any of them-ask away.

I love to teach lessons as well on mixing/mastering/production or guitar and bass. I can give you the shortest, most effective techniques for improving your craft in any area using the most current tech available.

Hit the "contact" button and let's discuss your project!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.


Discogs verified credits for Jimmy Deer
  • Juan Hoerni, Jimmy Deer
  • Mark Maxwell (7) Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Tyler Touche Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Sam Padrul Ft. Jason Gaffner
  • Modjo
  • Various
  • The Baldwin Brothers
  • The Baldwin Brothers
  • Various
  • The Baldwin Brothers
  • Various
  • Roy Davis Jr. Featuring: Ayro
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Christina Milian Featuring Joe Budden
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Various
  • Roy Davis Jr*
  • Kwanza Jones
  • Better Everything
  • Danica "The Morning Star"
  • RedRedRed
  • Roy Davis Jr.
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Girl As Wave
  • Blac Youngsta

218 Reviews - 44 Repeat Clients

Endorse Jimmy Deer
  1. Review by Martin
    by Martin

    Excellent work with Jimmy. He is extremely creative and an expert along different styles! Very easy to work with and highly recommended!

  2. Review by Ricia B.

    Jimmy is a great person to work with on so many levels. He is very responsive, an excellent communicator, talented and very patient. He is also very quick to turn things around! In addition to doing a great job, he's a true professional and you can feel it. You will be very glad you chose to work with him!

  3. Review by Brendan A.

    An awesome engineer and very quick and efficient! Highly recommended!

  4. Review by Alex g.

    Definitely appreciate all the work that goes into these projects, thanks to Jimmy for making this process smooth and easy.. I recommend working with him if you want great quality!

  5. Review by Martin
    by Martin

    Jimmy is an amazing musician and producer!!! He brings my songs to life!

  6. Review by Susmitha K.

    Quick response, on time and good.

  7. Review by Juliana

    Jimmy is a fantastic producer. Quick, understanding, and so talented. The mix he made for me was perfect right off the bat, and he was so patient when I had to push my deadlines due to unforseen circumstances. He replies promptly and is really great at communicating and listening to feedback. Absolutely no negatives. I would absolutely work with him again.

  8. Review by Martin
    by Martin

    I gave Jimmy one of my elder tracks for a REMIX. I was blown away from the result! He comes up with a fresh Indie Pop/Rock productions full of cool stuff!!! Best to work with!

  9. Review by Karin H.

    Jimmy is absolutely great to work with. I love what he did with my voice and he did a great job on mixing my track. Jimmy is faster than his shadow as to making changes and always keeps a very friendly and professional attitude. Definitely recommended!

  10. Review by Brendan A.

    Jimmy is an awesome collaborator and an awesome engineer! He's efficient, contentious and totally understood my vision for the song! Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Jonathan V.

    Absolutely fantastic service, great communication, and great production quality

  12. Review by Gudmundur G.

    Jimmy is an artists dream. Eno, Visconti caliber. Incredible mixer/musician.

  13. Review by Nathan B.

    Jimmy is super talented and I'm looking forward to working with him again soon.

  14. Review by Nathan B.

    The brand was thrilled with Jimmy's track. Great work, I'll definitely come back to Jimmy for more projects.

  15. Review by Eden
    by Eden

    Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy! A fantastic producer who will give you want you need!

  16. Review by Juan Antonio

    Jimmy was amazing!
    Very patient and understanding. Made my song 20X better than what it was before. I definitely recommend him to anyone who wants produce/mix and master.

  17. Review by David G.

    Very happy with all the work Jimmy did !
    He took the time to understand the vision I had for the song and definitely delivered! He is a great musician and producer. I am very impressed with his attention to detail and his ability to easily understand any feedback given.
    I will definitely work with Jimmy again !

  18. Review by andrewwachtel42@gmail.com

    Very professional, helpful, and made our tracks sound great. Many thanks to jimmy.

  19. Review by Kahnin
    by Kahnin

    Jimmy just Finished up my 18th single called Go cart and this time he has completely topped himself. The production and his beats are bang on . Love Jimmy. You will too.

  20. Review by mcarlson

    Jimmy is very skilled and was a pleasure to work with!

Interview with Jimmy Deer

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I love all my work for other artists. I'm also very proud of my own deep house artist project-Jimmy Right Now. It is extremely challenging–and rewarding–to write, record, perform, mix and master one's own projects, and release them.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Press my own dance label's first vinyl release Just co-produced "Eaze My Mind," with Blac Youngsta, Wiz Khalifa, and PnB Rock for Sony/Epic Just mastered 37 songs for an indie artist in Toronto Working on my own house and techno–pressing new EP to vinyl Spring '20 Producing for indie artist in Paris etc.

  5. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  6. A: How about 5? haha Red means stop! Haha the most common problem I see in beginner productions is pushing fader levels up or preamp gain far beyond where they need to be. In digital recording, you can have each track meter not hit above -10db for optimal results and add volume where needed at the master fader–no need to go near the red. Also don't automate any volume levels on the faders as that just makes the engineer's job harder. Instead, you could automate volume plugins on the tracks Another important thing to remember: you can't turn something up without turning something else down. For example, if you turn up a snare sound in a song, this will start to compete with a vocal in the same frequency range. You turn up the bass, the kick will be quieter. A mix is a compromise of elements to achieve a balance. Don't get "demoitis"! Be aware when you've fallen in love with your own demo, and try to be objective about it. Lastly, be yourself! Find out what is unique about you and cultivate that in the style of music you love–don't chase trends!

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: My strongest skill is my collection of skills all honed to bring any project at any stage to completion. I can start at the ground level, or do the mastering of a finished mix, or work anywhere in-between to make a song the best it can be. I'm an excellent communicator–I've been a professional singer, performer, engineer, musician, and producer so I understand the psychology, language, and skill set of each position on a project and can wear any one of those hats. Beyond the technical work, I have a strong ability to figure out what is special about an artist or song and bring that to the forefront, i.e. "mine the gold."

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

  10. A: I first consult with the artist/client, often asking for reference tracks or songs, until I have a clear picture of what they want. I start working and send drafts for feedback, incorporate their ideas until they are thrilled with the result, and send them the files.

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

  12. A: I mostly do full production (tracks, beats, instruments), mixing and mastering–a complete song start to finish, but I do lots of anywhere-in-between jobs. Sometimes mixing and mastering, sometimes adding a few instruments, editing, tuning vocals, mixing, sometimes just mastering, which I also love doing.

  13. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  14. A: I started playing professionally at age 13. I started playing drums at 10, guitar at 12, and by 13 I was making money touring with a rock act (guys in their 20s who could drive lol). I went to music school on scholarship and won awards for performance and composition, moved with my band to Chicago, got signed, toured internationally playing guitar and bass, landed some billboard #1 dance tracks, moved to Los Angeles, moved to Atlanta, later LA, then Nashville, then LA, then London, now working out of my private studio in Berlin, Germany.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That I don't actually write, produce, play guitar, keys, bass, drums, sing, mix, and master in all the styles that I do with the level of skill that I have. I started working in music before I was old enough to drive, and it's really all I've ever had an interest in professionally, so hopefully I developed some skills after this amount of time :)

  17. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  18. A: "What is your specialty/favorite music to work on?" Many of them! If I liked one style the best, I would probably only be a recording artist/performer. It's because I like working on so many different styles that I produce, play, mix and master–all the jobs are fun for different reasons and it keeps things interesting!

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

  20. A: If we're talking production gear, that'd be: mbpro laptop, nice controller, my custom guitar, p bass, and NOS audio u47. If it's mixing/mastering: Tegeler Schwerkraftmaschine, Dramastic Audio Obsidian, Manley Massive Passive, Serpent Audio SB4001, and Apogee Symphony–the stuff I use everyday

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

  22. A: Being creative, making dreams come true, making people happy.

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

  24. A: Be realistic and as professional as possible. Give as much direction with as much clarity as you can. Have references available for similar things you like. If you don't know what you want, listen to more music until you have some idea. Don't get super stuck on small details, take the advice of the person you hire–that's why you hired them!

  25. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  26. A: There are tons of greats on here, search!

  27. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  28. A: They will love the result!

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

  30. A: I love to get references for what the client wants. If the vocal is already written, I love to get a scratch vocal recorded in time to a (not audible) click–anyone can do this with a laptop. An instrumental is great too if I'm doing something similar. Having the BPMs for a track is key. Obviously, if we're starting from scratch or one of my tracks these don't all apply.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Edgy/dark Pop and underground

  33. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  34. A: Any artist that is talented, passionate, determined, and understands the value of great production work.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a great selection of gear, a great-sounding room with excellent balanced acoustics, and a warm vibe. For mics, I have one-of-a-kind handmade U47 from my friend at NOS Audio in Los Angeles, a Shure SM7b, and others... I have all the best plugins including many before they are released to the public by Slate, Kush, Izotope, SKnote, Waves, etc. My favorite piece is my new Tegeler Audio Scwerkraftmaschine–a high-end, handmade tube compressor with plugin control–best of both words!

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: Both are absolutely necessary–there are things plugins can't do and vice versa.

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

  40. A: I work daily on electronic, rock, country, pop, funk, soul, urban, and folk music in popular and underground styles.

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

  42. A: I bring an open mind, creative ideas, and a desire to serve the song and artist, not my ego. My highest goal is to make a client/artist happy with the end result. I bring as much or as little as a song needs–if the mix is 90% there and the song only needs vocal tuning, a bit of balancing/eq, and mastering touches, that's what I do! If the song is great but what the artist wrote for the bridge is weak, I'll work with them until that part is as strong as the rest. If an artist brings me nothing but a melodic sketch, I will work from the ground up with drums/percussion/rhythm section parts, bass, keys/guitar/other instruments, help on vocal writing/lyrics, editing, recording/adding elements, then take it step by step through each phase until there is a commercial quality master recording the artist and I are proud of.

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

  44. A: Anyone who is in it for the right reasons–no matter what style or genre–if someone is grinding because they love the music, that inspires me. In it for fame or money? You can miss me with that lol

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Gear Highlights
  • Eve Audio SC3070s
  • UAD Apollo x
  • great room
  • analog synths and all the best plugins
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    Thrilled that a song I co-wrote/produced, "Don't Hold Me Back" placed in Space Jam 2

  • Placement in Lionsgate's "Knock Knock" starring Keanu ReevesAug 04, 2017

    "Knock Knock" is now on Netflix and Amazon Prime!  My track "Soul Wurli Funk" lays the soundtrack of seduction as two dancing bad girls in robes bring the downfall of a married man...

  • Song TV placementFeb 16, 2017

    Grateful I landed "Dangerous" in this week's episode of Imposter on Bravo!

  • Artist's single premier on The RevueFeb 16, 2017

    Great write-up for the new single I did with Girl As Wave!

  • Lionsgate's "Knock Knock," starring Keanu Reeves (Dir. Eli Roth) is out!Nov 04, 2015

    The new horror film features my Bill Withers inspired track "Wurli Soul Funk."

  • My pop/dance song "Kiss Kiss Kiss" is airing now nationwide in non-smoking commercials!Jul 18, 2015

    100k views on youtube as well, watch here: