With 15+ years of playing experience, I have been blessed with the opportunity to produce & play multiple live recordings, almost daily studio sessions, and tour this great country doing what I love most: providing Piano, Organ, Keyboards-Synths, drum programming and sampling in a timely, clean manor. With the goal to animate artist’s desires.
With 15+ years of experience, I have primed and developed the skills to deliver beautiful Melodies over warm, soul-stirring chords. I thrive in hearing the artist’s heart and desires for the direction of their artwork, and providing clean song specific piano/organ/auxiliary keyboard/drum programming/sampling as the artist may need. I am excited to use this platform to network, and create connections through the most beautiful, universal language, Music. 🖤
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Interview with Xavier Brown
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My own personal music, it was really hard to push through to the point of actually bringing it to life.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I’m pushing myself to release two eps of original music.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, Freddie Banks!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I understand Digital is more user friendly as technology always gets better. I also understand that the analog equipment has certain warmths that digital doesn’t always have.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Yo do my best to match their expectations.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The emotions created from the music I play/produce.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long have I been playing? My entire life 🖤
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That Music is not a “Real Job”
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Who is the target audience? What is the goal of the music?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Whatever provider you choose, make sure they’re putting the focus of your goal first, the focus of what you’re desiring for your art should be at the center of the work they do for you.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Computer, Interface, Keyboard, Microphone, Speaker
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Music has been apart of my life since I was born, as my dad is a career musician. It was naturally picked up and I’ve always looked to take the next steps in advancing my career to higher heights. All in all, on a professional level I’ve been doing this about 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very flexible. I believe growing up in church helped me to experience different styles of music, which allowed me to then go out and play those styles with different artists through tour my years of experience.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Charlie Puth. His Voicenotes album has such a huge impact on my approach to music, as well as how he produced his own music is very inspiring.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: ALWAYS SAVE YOUR WORK! Also back up your hard drive on secondary hard drives and clouds if accessible.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Gospel being the first genre of music I was introduced to, is most common for me. I am however, very well versed in contemporary Christian, pop music, hip hop, r&b, soul, rock, pop rock as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is listening. The ability to hear music beyond its’ starting points. My ability to hear what is needed (or not) to bring create a masterpiece of art.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the ability to be original while yet providing the exact sound needed for any project. I bring the ability to embellish music with clean and precise textures.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I begin with listening to what is already the foundation of the music being worked on. I then converse with the artist to get a solid idea for the direction the song is meant to go. I then present ideas that are crafted directly to the desires of the artist or ideas I believe will work well with where we are going. I then follow the plan developed until we produce the proper product for the music.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I primarily work on my Apple Mac Mini using Logic. I connect my audio with my focusrite Scarlett 18i20, using my Yamaha Motif ES8 as my primary piano/keyboard instrument with my Roland Fantom 06 specializing in all things synth related. I use an array of plug-ins for sound libraries and textures. I bring all of these sounds to life through my Yamaha HS7’s providing pristine quality of the music being worked on.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am strongly inspired by producers and players like Aaron Lindsey, Robert Glasper, Dave Foster, Charlie Puth, Kirk Franklin, Corey Henry.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a wide variety of audio production work, from producing to arranging to playing and engineering as well. I am a full time professional keyboardist, also very well rounded in playing multiple genres.