Hear your song sounding beyond your vision! I'm an established producer as well as a composer, arranger, mixing engineer and session musician. Acoustic expert, I specialize in innovative acoustic productions. I compose and perform banjo, lap steel guitar, ukulele, mandolin, bouzouki. I have worked with artists worldwide. Get in touch!
WHAT I DO
I am a hybrid musician, multi-instrumentalist, and producer. Therefore I am qualified to handle every step of your music creation, from composing and writing to arranging, performing, recording, editing, comping & cleaning up, mixing, and mastering. I specialize in folk/songwriter style on acoustic guitars, banjo, ukulele, lap steel guitar, but have also achieved successful experiences in Reggae, hip-hop, R'nB, pop, EDM, and epic soundtracks, even theatre plays!
SESSION MUSICIAN TO PRODUCING
I can perform an instrument session as well as handle the whole process from writing a draft to a radio-ready hit.
MY BEST ASSET
It is my skill to assist artists in the creation of a song, where the ideas spark but struggle to make it to a finished song. I work as an arranger/ghostwriter throughout the whole song production. I get the artist's vision and empower it. I'm a rhythm man with sharp attention to detail and high sensitivity, and obtained the "GOLDEN EARS" Awards on SoundGym in 2021, ranking better than 96% out of 350 000 musicians worldwide.
HOW I DO IT
I love to cover the whole process of creating a song while keeping a great level of understanding and communication with the artist and/or other musicians involved.
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8 ReviewsEndorse The Organic Pulse
Pat is an amazing producer. He is a talented multi-instrumentalist that can work and adjust perfectly to any musical genre. He is able to grasp even the most abstract idea and turn it into a beautiful musical rendition. He is also very professional and strives to make sure every request is met satisfactorily. I can't recommend him highly enough! He is the best!
lovely, sensitive artist
It was such a pleasure to work with Pat! He was very creative, patient and efficient throughout the entire process. Loved the final results and enjoyed collaborating with him!
We hired Pat to play Banjo on the title track of our second album ‘Roll Right’. The part he wrote was better than I’d ever imagined. We feel that the widespread critical success and (BBC, US) radio play of that song was in no small part due to Pat’s creative involvement. Indeed, we were so impressed with Pat’s musicianship, he was invited over to the UK to work in person on additional album tracks.
It’s rare to find a session musician whose contribution is so valuable that it becomes an essential feature of the music and makes the song significantly better than the original.
Patrick’s been a close fellow guitarist for years, and we’ve worked on several projects together.
I have always been impressed by his deep music knowledge and sensitivity. He can improvise and make up arrangements within seconds, even on complex pieces. Pat is able to find the right key instantly, along with all the modal variations that come with it. He’s layed down amazing rhythm guitar tracks for me, and we’re worked on state-of-the-art backing vocals together. Hey guys, I really recommend you hire this guy, you won’t be disappointed!
Maxime Cadoux, violin maker and guitarist, France
I came in with a request that was a little outside of what was advertised and not only did Pat deliver amazing work, he gave me ideas I didn't even think of. I have nothing but the highest regards for Pat's service, skills, and communication. I HIGHLY recommend using him if you're looking for some quality results.
" Pat and me have worked together for decades on many compositions, bands and stage projects. His impressive ear for music has blown away countless fellows, and the way he masters his acoustic guitar leaves no one indifferent. From a regular chord progression he instantly makes up a catchy riff, a solid and powerful rhythm groove and the unexpected mind-blowing arrangement. His wide musical influence grants him a creative playground larger than life. According to your vision, one moment he comes up with a barocco intro, the next with a beach-boys-like vocal progression, a Jimmy Page-like Riff
Pat has turned my acapella draft melody into a fully produced radio-ready hit. I'm amazed by his fine musical sensibility and his ability to lay all instruments one by one,
and arrange and produce the whole song in perfect balance without distorting the essence of my original song.
For sure he's a mean guitar player, but I also appreciated his gentle coaching in the studio on improving my melody and voice harmonies.
I highly recommend Pat as the best partner for creating and producing your songs"
Myriam Devidal, Reggae vocalist, Lyon, France
Interview with The Organic Pulse
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The Band "Nic & The Iceni" (Spotify, Deezer) found me on the web. They asked me to record one banjo track, then two, and three more instrument tracks. They were thrilled with it. We became great friends! I flew over to Manchester (UK), assisted with the post-production. I was also featured on the video for the album single. I loved the "online" interaction becoming live and real. This has happened again since then. I love those occasions to connect with new artists this way.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are currently recording and producing the second album of Les Sales Gosses, a children's choir that I run. Against all odds, they're only 8-13 years old, and they write and compose their own songs! My job there is to train them to sing and write, "ghostwrite" = finish their songs, arrange, produce and mix. The whole process is exciting for them and for all of us. The first album is on my SoundCloud "The Organic Pulse".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I only just signed up on SB, and I look forward to meeting new artists here. I'll keep you updated on this question!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Acoustic instruments, of course. But digital recording because it's easy and clean. I do have a tape recorder to warm it up, though!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I go to great lengths to captivate the very core of your music, to make it sound even better than your vision.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: What I love most is the ability to express myself artistically, connect with talented artists and create music we love, while making a living off it!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Have you done this kind of work before?" With time, I get to say yes more and more, but I love to take on new challenges and to work off paved roads as much as I can.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I've done very different genres from soundtracks to theatre plays, rock to R'nB... As a result, I have been sometimes labeled as the guy "who can do a bit of everything badly", as opposed to an expert in one field. I am now reasonably experienced in composing, arranging, producing, and mixing acoustic and electronic music and proudly call myself an expert in that domain! An acoustic expert!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your reference artists or tracks? Give me keywords or describe your vision, with your words. What's your budget? Because where I can see talent, I do my best and consider all budgets.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I'd definitely go acoustic. A guitar, a Cajon, a ukulele, a double bass, and singers.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been teaching music since the age of 16. I graduated from ETM, a music college in Geneva with professional training. I then lived in London, UK, and trained at Islington Music Workshop. London life took my guitar off of me! I got into house music, trance, drum&bass, hip-hop, and composed music for theatre plays, art exhibitions, and broadcast documentaries. I was exploring electronic and sample music, in the vein of Brian Eno. Back In France, I created a music school, which I still run successfully. In the meantime, I compose music and produce artists, in the inspiring scenery of the French Alps. I am a family man. I've made music for a living for the last 12 years.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Xavier Rudd. Because his music remains minimalistic, and his vibe keeps growing. He has a unique way of getting high energy across while keeping the music super simple.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yeah! The most valuable one to me : give your music a good rest between work sessions.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have worked for years on indie/rock and pop style commercial soundtracks & jingles, and I have great experience in those styles. My tastes, influences, and skills have evolved, and now I work more on folk/acoustic songwriters and dub/reggae artists. And I jump on every occasion to play my uke, banjo, or lap-steel! I love to mix all those genres, too.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is probably my ability to uplift a song with simple acoustic arrangements, such as adding a banjo part, composing a guitar track, or enhancing a bridge with a lap steel guitar solo.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I don't want to be pretentious there! But, from the first listen, I always look to get the very essence of a song. I aim to make it sound better than what the artist imagined. I can only achieve that thanks to up-level communication with the artist. It's what I enjoy most!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I first listen to the song on a deep level. I get the essence, the vibe, and the message of it. In the meantime, I connect with the artist on the closest possible level, looking to a high level of understanding and collaboration. I dedicate a fair amount of time to getting ready. I let the music evolve in my head as long as possible before I start working in the studio. But when all is ready, I know what I'm doing and work fast.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The better the communication and understanding, the better the results.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A gentle mix of root reggae/rock, a heavy touch of traditional instruments on uplifted dub beats, spiced with airy vocal harmonies.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I like to keep it simple, too! The room has a solid DIY acoustic treatment. I have an Imac with a Behringer UFX1604 Desk, DI and Valve preamps, Yamaha HS8 monitors, a few Rode & AKG condenser mics, a couple of the must-have Shure mics, and the Komplete 88 midi keyboard. That's pretty much it for the hardware. Software-wise, I work on Logic Pro with NI Komplete soundbanks and Slate Digital & Waves full Bundles. Where my studio stands out from the crowd is by the variety of fretted instruments I have handy, ready to play and record: upright piano, couple of drum sets, Stratocaster, Telecaster, 6 & 12string Acoustic & vintage classic guitars, banjo, Lap-steel guitar, ukulele, 8 string baritone ukulele, bouzouki, mandolin, djembe, percussions, and handcrafted instruments.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I grew up with the big rock & prog-rock classics, lots of reggae and old school rocksteady, Celtic and traditional music from Eastern Europe and North America. I have been very inspired lately by Mumford & Sons, Xavier Rudd, Beck, John Butler Trio, and Toots and The Maytals.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Artists often ask me to arrange and produce songs from a very early stage of creation. I assist in writing, composing, structuring the song, getting the message through.