Devon Taylor

Tuba, Trombone, Cimbasso, Bass

11 Reviews
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Devon has recorded for Dr. Dre, Usher, John Legend, Snoop Dogg, Black Adam Movie, Bano, Raphiel Saadiq ODESZA and others.

Devon performs styles of music from Pop to Jazz, Electronic, Rock, Hip Hop, R&b, Latin, Orchestral and more on the Tuba, Bass guitar, Upright bass, Bass trombone, Sousaphone, Cimbasso, Bari sax and various other instruments with artists around the globe.

Devon was featured playing alongside Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blidge, Anderson Paak and 50 Cent under the direction of Musical Director Adam Blackstone in Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show.

Devon is a studio musician for Commercials, TV, Movies, and Music. Devon has performed and or recorded with Snoop Dog, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Usher, John Legend, Muse, Raphael Saadiq, ODESZA, Ciara, Mary J Blidge, Anderson Paak and 50 Cent, Preservation Hall, Fitz and the Tantrums, Solange Knowles and others.

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11 Reviews

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  1. Review by Matt
    by Matt

    Devon laid out some electric bass that brought my bass VST part into analog human goodness. Greatly appreciated the tone samples he provided before executing his part, which was both the part as written and a part with his sauce brushed on it. When it came to a part I wrote that didn't fit an actual bass player playing the actual bass, Devon offered an alternative on top of what I rewrote. Timely, efficient, to the point. Thanks Devon! I got other songs for you when we get there!

  2. Review by Johann Stein
    by Johann Stein

    Working with Devon will take your project to a new level! He always provides the highest quality in all aspects.Top level musicianship and performance ability. Knowledgeable, efficient, and creative production skills. Top of the line instruments and recording equipment. A true pleasure to work with! Always dedicated and devoted to the project at hand and getting it done!!! - Johann

  3. Review by Cheyenne Amen
    by Cheyenne Amen

    Devon is an Amazing talent. He’s professional, quick, soulful, & precise. He laid brass on a song call “Woman & Man” from my album “That Aweful Sound” in 2022. I would highly recommend him. & to add he’s a genuine nice guy who love’s music.

  4. Review by Knox Summerour

    Devon is one of the best musicians I know. Electric and Acoustic Bass, Tuba, Vocals, Trombone, Pop, Rock, Classical, Jazz, everything he does is on a world-class professional level.

  5. Review by Byron Sleugh Jr.
    by Byron Sleugh Jr.

    Devon is an incredible musician whose unique voice is an asset to any project. Whether you need Tuba, Upright Bass, Electric Bass, or Cimbasso, Devon is prepared to perform at the highest level.

  6. Review by Mike Rubino
    by Mike Rubino

    Devon’s fantastic playing is matched by his amazing attitude. Whatever I needed, he was there for it and gave it his all. Killed it on Tuba and Sousaphone while working remotely to send me parts which were well recorded and sounded great.

  7. Review by Fabrice You
    by Fabrice You

    Best Sousaphone player in LA!
    Devon can play any style on bass and brass.
    Hired him for gigs or recordings, he always delivered 200%

  8. Review by MARK PENDER

    Devon is one of the most profoundly intuitive players I’ve ever worked with. From improvised tuba bass lines, bass, vocals trombone , he brings a brightness and energy that’s contagious…

  9. Review by Jordan Donald
    by Jordan Donald

    From low brass all the way to bari sax, Devon does it all but most importantly, his positive attitude on life and creative pursuits is unrivaled and contagious!

  10. Review by Chris Tedesco
    by Chris Tedesco

    Devon Taylor is a great sousaphone player, tuba player, bass trombone player, upright bass player, and a great asset to have an any recording session that I do where I need low brass, he delivers!

  11. Review by Jordan Katz
    by Jordan Katz

    Devon Taylor is hands down the best sousaphone player I have ever worked with. Regardless of style, tempo and feel, Devon can do it! High quality delivery and delightful to engage with creatively. BONUS he is also a top notch bass player. He’s come through so many times in so many situations. Can’t recommend enough!!!

Interview with Devon Taylor

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

  2. A: Philip Lassiter

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Analog

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

  6. A: Quality

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

  8. A: ...

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

  10. A: ...

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

  12. A: Discuss client needs talk about tone options, feel options. Offer test audio, 1-2 alternate options

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

  14. A: Super Bowl LVI under the direction of Adam Blackstone . I had the opportunity to record Sousaphone and Bass Trombone for the show. I was also featured on stage at the show.

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

  16. A: Working with Noah Goldstein on Yves Tumor, session work changes everyday.

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

  18. A: I get to play music from around the world. It truly is a blessing to do what I do.

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

  20. A: What is the difference between a Tuba in Sousaphone? A tuba is the sit down instrument used for classical recording and orchestras. The sousaphone is a Marching version of the tuba that you wear on your shoulder. The Sousaphone is larger and has more impactful sound as heard in New Orleans brass bands.

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

  22. A: Be as specific with reference audio, sheet music, or in conversation with your expectations. I want to get it to you correctly the first time.

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

  24. A: Respect is mutual. Understand that the price is the price and it is worth every penny. I guarantee customer satisfaction.

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

  26. A: I have been professional for 16 years. recent highlight Super Bowl LVI with Dr. Dre. Union work, on screen and off screen.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Soulful, With Feeling.

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

  30. A: I would like to work with you and share my musical abilities with you and your listeners.

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

  32. A: Get me on the Low Brass!!!

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

  34. A: Pop, hip hop, classical, traditional New Orleans music, jazz, rock, country, Latin, electronic, funk, disco, punk, Brazilian and more

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Adaptability

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

  38. A: I am known as an innovator, I bring high Brass energy, Big Impacts, Hits, Full Bass Tone, Funky Bass lines, classical training and execution.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I play Sousaphone, Tuba, Electric Bass, Upright Bass, Bass Trombone Cimbasso, Bari Sax. Apollo Twin, U87, Neve1073, Furman power conditioner

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

  42. A: As a multi-instrumentalist I am inspired by multiple genres artists and sounds.

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

  44. A: Studio recording for Black Adam, John Legend, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Morrisey, Eminem, Raphael Saadiq, ODESZA, Preservation Hall, Solonge and others. Tv/ Movies: Little movie, 1bdrm, Bobs Burgers, Star Trek Picard, Queens on abc and others.

Tuba, Trombone, Cimbasso, Bari Sax

  • TubaAverage price - $300 per song
  • TromboneAverage price - $300 per song
  • Bass ElectricAverage price - $300 per song
  • HornAverage price - $300 per song
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  • Dr. Dre
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  • Neve 1073
  • Neumann U87
  • Universal Audio Apollo
  • Rupert Neve Designs RNDI
  • Furman PL-PLUS DMC
  • Mogami Gold Cables
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