I was mentored by grammy award winning #1 songwriter/producer, Forest Whitehead.
I have been playing music and writing songs most of my life. I started drums when I was 10 years old, guitar when I was 16 and keys when I was 18.
I would love to help you with your music in any way that I can!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with Chris Tanner
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I just finished a song called "Girls from my highschool" and I am very proud of how the drums turned out. I'm always striving for big punchy drums.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New songs for Jayni, Kinslee and Arielle.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It's more predicable.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will pour my heart and soul into your song and do my best to achieve and end result that we both love.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everything. I live and breathe music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my vocals sound good? Yes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That its easy
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: The song is the most important thing! Bring a great song and everything else will fall into place.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Studio, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Shure SM7B mic, Apollo
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've worked in the T Shirt industry for the last 12 years and have always done music stuff on the side.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I usually lean towards pop and hiphop type beats but love ambient textures and country instruments like guitars, steel, banjo etc
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Keep your arrangement small in the verse so that when the chorus hits, it feels like a big change of scenery.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drum Production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I'll bring a good vibe, drum production and arrangement.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically the artist will send me a work tape of the song. I'll then map it out and arrange the song with some light production. Then I send it back to the Artist for a scratch vocal. Once I have the vocal, I will then fully produce the song. Lastly, I will send it back to Artist for final vocal takes. Then I will mix the song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Mac Studio computer with Logic Pro X. I have tons of plugins and virtual instruments, some include, Waves, Soundtoys, Fab Filter, Anatares, Melodyne, Guitar Rig, Tal-U-No LX and much more.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Forest Whitehead, Paul DiGiovanni, Joey Moi
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full Production