The Hive

Indie/Synth Pop Producers

The Hive on SoundBetter

Collective of Producers, Sound Designers, Mixing and Master Engineers with years of experience in Pop music. Our credits include releases with Universal, Sony, Spinnin' Records, Monstercat. We worked with artists such as Khalid, Martin Garrix and for brands like Reebook.

The Hive is a collective of different, but likeminded producers, working to make the artist's ideas come true.
Our objective is to make a taillored production, working with the artist every step along the way. We singularly have years of experience in Indie Pop, Synth Pop, Urban Pop, Experimental, Hip Hop, Trap, House, and more.

Each one of us makes his own kind of music and has his own style, so the artist can work with the producer that best suits his requests. Also, having our studios in the same complex, we can exchange gear and work together to meet each client's requirements.

Our workflow changes according to artist's needs, from starting something new from scratch using a reference given by the client, to starting from a simple guitar or piano and vocal demo and then fully producing and arranging the song. In addition, we know many musicians, so we can add live instruments to the track if needed, like acoustic and electric guitar, piano, electric bass and more. After the production and arrangement is done, we proceed to mix and master the song.

In conclusion, our main objective is to make the song shine. Programming, instrumentation, sounds and arrangement all exist to serve the song as a whole and to display the artist in the best possible light, in fact we value our clients' feedback during every step of the process, also giving an honest opinion.

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Interview with The Hive

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

  2. A: Holophonica are three guys doing something similar to us, though they mostly make electronic music.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: With analog instruments you get a much warmer sound and you can also modulate the sound using your hands instead of automations on the DAW, but in the mean time, digital is fundamental to be precise and to correct the imperfections that can occur using analog.

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

  6. A: Our promise is to realise the artist's vision and ultimately to make good music, that both the artist and ourselves can be proud of.

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

  8. A: To witness the growth of the artists that are really working on their craft and that are capable enough to make us believe in their music.

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

  10. A: Do you want to work on an already written song or lyric? Do you want to start a new project giving us a reference? Do you need advice on which direction your song should take? Do you want to add synths and live instruments to your track?

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

  12. A: Our advice is to be upfront about the style and vibe you are looking for. We make mostly pop, but if you want a track that's aggressive and synthetic, or if you want something more dynamic and organic, be sure to let us know. We like to work at different types of music, to challenge ourselves and to, ultimately, satisfy the artist's demands.

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

  14. A: We would bring a guitar, some drums, a bass guitar, some matches and tobacco

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: We have different styles singularly, but our ability is to blend our personal style into the artist's. This way every production will be unique.

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

  18. A: Thundercat and Flying Lotus, because of their level of experimentation in chord progressions, rhythm and in the way Flying Lotus in particular works on the mix.

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

  20. A: Don't overuse a single synth or sample or lick in a track because it's nice, instead use it just once or twice, so that it will stand out much more.

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

  22. A: Pop, Indie Pop, Synth Pop, House, Alternative Rock, HipHop, Trap

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: We are a collective and every one of us is better in something, so we work together to utilize each other's skills. Though, an opinion we have in common is that one of the most important elements in a production are the drums and percussion section, but with the right chords or riff the song can express much more emotion and feelings.

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

  26. A: With our years' experience we can realise what the artist has in mind, but most importantly, each one of us can help put new ideas in the songs, experiment with new techniques. Anyway we are first and foremost music enthusiasts, we love to hear and obviously to make music and we like to amuse also ourselves with the music we make.

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

  28. A: In our personal producing workflow we make different choices, but one thing we all have in common is that we started listening to the artists first: having a rough idea of what the artist has in mind helps us find the right workflow for his requirements. We can produce a song that the artist already wrote, or start the production from scratch using a reference. Then we give the artist a draft of the production, we get the feedback and make the changes needed to finalize the arrangement. Once we have the structure and the arrangement, we can proceed to mix and master the track.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. A: We have 4 different studios, each one with different setups: STUDIO A: - Adam A77H - Apollo Twin X Quad - Neumann TLM 127 - Ableton 11 - LUNA - Piano - Audio treated room STUDIO B: - Focal Twin 6 - Apollo Twin X Quad - Neumann TLM 107 - Acoustic Guitar with 6 or 12 strings - Electric Guitar - Korg Minilogue XD - Volca - LUNA - Ableton - Audio treated room STUDIO C: - Kali Audio LP8 - MOTU Microbook - Rhode LT1 - Weighted Keyboard - Ukulele - FL Studio - Ableton - Audio Treated Room STUDIO D: - Kali Audio LP8 - Apollo Twin X - AKG C414 - MacBook M1 Pro - Ableton - Logic Pro X

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

  32. A: Kaytranada, Bonobo, Jon Ballion, Charlie Puth, Easy Life, Dualipa, Mac Miller

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

  34. A: We produce, arrange, mix and master the track, starting from a reference or from a sample, guitar riff, piano chords or simply a topline the client wants to make a song out of.

Terms Of Service

Our typical Turn Around is 14 days. The first 5 minor revisions and 2 major revisions are free, for additional minor revisions 20$ each, for additional major revisions pricing is to discuss.

GenresSounds Like
  • Bonobo
  • Charlie Puth
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 127
  • AKG C414
  • Apollo UAD
  • Ableton
  • Luna
  • Acustica Audio
  • Amplitube
  • Universal Audio
  • Focal SM9
  • Adam A77X
  • Kali Audio LP-8
  • Sound treated studios
  • Minilogue
  • Piano
  • Acoustic and Electric guitar
  • Bass
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