World class multi-instrumentalist, singer, and pop producer with 15+ years of experience. I'd love to give your track that spark it's missing, or help you build it from the ground up!
Looking for a live musician or male singer to add to your track? I am a skilled guitarist, bassist, singer and keys player and would love to add to what's already going on!
Looking for someone to take that voice memo or idea in your head to make a stripped down or fully produced demo? I'd love to help!
I work in Logic Pro, and record -real- high quality guitars, along with a massive catalog of synths from Serum and Omnisphere
Services I offer:
Vocals & Background Vocals
Demo Creation - Stripped or Full Production
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Taylor Schiess
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a project recently for a worship gathering that went really well. The talent in the room was top notch. I played electric guitar and also had the role of arranging and producing the thing
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on a personalized wedding song, cue the feels
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet but I'm looking forward to working with some others soon!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog when it's available, digital when you don't have $$$ to drop on pieces
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will create something worth listening to
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to constantly help people create the thing in their head they are seeking after
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: Single coils or humbuckers? A: Single coils!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you have to be at the peak of success to "make it" in the music industry. Plenty of us are doing just fine financially and are not and may not ever be household names!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: For reference tracks to get a good collaborative vision of the sound they are looking to achieve.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'd say to focus less on credentials and more for a good fit. Just because someone worked with XYZ artist doesn't mean they are the one for you!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: USB mic, Mac, Custom in ears, Midi controller, Acoustic guitar
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I came up in music through the church starting in middle school. Learned all the instruments by necessity for the band and mastered them over the years. Now I'm perfecting the live shows and my production! Been at this thing close to 15 years now.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Ripped jeans, a cool tee, and chelsea boots all the way, oh, music?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would like to work with Bon Iver. I'm so intrigued by the creativity of his production and would love to see a project of his come to life in real time.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Leave room for the vocal! It's easy to get carried away and overproduce a song before the vocal is there, but you've got to leave room for that vocal to shine!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Pop and Contemporary Christian music
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is actually that I have many skills. Being a skilled instrumentalist and knowing what part each instrument plays in a song helps me to better arrange music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a great ear for music to a song. I'm always listening for if something feels good when deciding if it's the right fit for the project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is consulting with the client to make sure I know exactly what they are looking for, and then knock it out - usually in the evening after my little ones have gone to bed!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a classic bedroom studio that is plenty for the work I gravitate towards. I work mainly in the box so a laptop and a few goods mics is all I really need!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Some artists that really inspire me right now are LANY, Jeremy Zucker, and Chelsea Cutler Producers that have recently inspired me are FINNEAS, Jack Antonoff, and Justin Vernon
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do is adding guitars to existing tracks.