Spent my life in prism — I'm red, green and blue. Left to lyricism, rhymes of passion grew.
Early on in my music career, I was invited to intern (and then was hired) at Hans Zimmer’s recording studio in Santa Monica where I worked as a dub-room technician. After my time there, I played with multiple bands at prestigious venues as well as performing solo at the world-famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville.
On GarageBand.com, my demo "Minor Key of E" won over 15 awards including Best Male Vocals, Track of the Day, Best Lyrics and Best Keyboards Overall.
One of my favorite pieces I wrote was for a foreign film (which went #1 in France). The song (Doing the Wrong Things) was accompanied by an orchestra recorded at Abbey Road.
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Interview with Christopher Potter
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Songwriter for French Universal Pictures film — was #1 in France — movie did so well it came to the States and I got to see it in my hometown theatre.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Songs to promote a feature-length film.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: New here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both: coolness and ease of use.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Attention to detail.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Figuring out the puzzle which is music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much? A: Flexible
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That line breaks aren't intentional.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the story you wanna tell?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Go big.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Guitar / MacBook Pro / Audio interface / Mic / Headphones
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years. Started in bands (opened up for ELO) -- got hired by Hans Zimmer (dub room tech) -- wrote music for film and TV (Universal Pictures & ABC)
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Sting with 808s chimin' in...
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jack Joesph Puig and Grandaddy
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay at least a foot from the mic.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk / rock / alternative / piano / orchestral
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Lyrics / melody
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Originality / sophisticated lyrics / organic vibe with old-school synth
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Lyrics first, tightening, melody writing, demo recording etc
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: "Inflight Studios": Logic Pro Audio, analog synths (Waldorf Q / Virus / Roland JX-8P), Sputnik tube mic in isolation booth
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jack Joesph Puig, Bryan Adams, Jacob Dylan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Melody writing / lyricism