Chris Tanner

Music Producer / Mixer

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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

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: New songs for Jayni, Kinslee and Arielle.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. It's more predicable.

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

  8. A: I will pour my heart and soul into your song and do my best to achieve and end result that we both love.

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

  10. A: Everything. I live and breathe music.

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

  12. A: Can you make my vocals sound good? Yes.

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

  14. A: That its easy

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

  16. A: The song is the most important thing! Bring a great song and everything else will fall into place.

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

  18. A: Mac Studio, Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Shure SM7B mic, Apollo

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

  20. A: I've worked in the T Shirt industry for the last 12 years and have always done music stuff on the side.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: I usually lean towards pop and hiphop type beats but love ambient textures and country instruments like guitars, steel, banjo etc

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

  24. A: Keep your arrangement small in the verse so that when the chorus hits, it feels like a big change of scenery.

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

  26. A: Pop/Country

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: Drum Production

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

  30. A: I'll bring a good vibe, drum production and arrangement.

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

  32. 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.

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. 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.

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

  36. A: Forest Whitehead, Paul DiGiovanni, Joey Moi

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

  38. A: Full Production


Terms Of Service

Unlimited Revisions. 1-week turnaround.

Gear Highlights
  • Mac Studio
  • Logic Pro X
  • Key Station Keys
  • Warm Audio Mic
  • SM57
  • Acoustics
  • Electrics & Bass.
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