Looking for a fresh, modern production which is full of life? Any genre from Pop, EDM, Rock, Indie and pretty much anything else... I'm your guy! I have been a full time producer for 12 years working with the likes of Sony, Warner, Interscope, Syco Music, Universal and many more. I can take your bare bones song & turn it into a radio-ready song!
I am originally from Manchester, UK but have lived in Los Angeles for the last 12 years. I work with clients all over the world on Soundbetter and have produced over 1200 songs for artists in over 217 Cities. I play guitar, piano, bass, cello and drums but my strongest skill is programming and producing tracks from scratch.
I currently split my time in my studios in Los Angeles & Miami.
How i work:
I can take your Demo ideas/melody/lyrics and bring your song to life!
I strive to make your song shine with emotion, dynamics and power which will catch the attention of listeners right away!
- Producing a track from the ground up based on your references and ideas!
- Producing a track around your lyrics, demos or even a new track for you to write over!
- Reproducing/Remixing to make your song "Soundbetter"
- Mixing and Mastering
Please read my reviews as they say more about me than i ever could. I remember what it's like to be the artist and I ALWAYS treat my clients the way i would want to be treated!... Working with me is always fun, easy & the final production will blow you away ;)
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823 Reviews - 112 Repeat ClientsEndorse Killian Cruiser
When it comes to modern, radio-ready production, Killian is the gold standard. We've done over 10 projects together and I'm blown away by his brilliance every single time. Thanks again for yet another stellar job!
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Always fire when we work together! Killian is AMAZING!!
Killian is a creative ally and I can't recommend him enough. Recording on my own and then sending over to Killian for objectivity and elevation, he took the song the next level while maintaining the original soul of the song. I wouldn't hesitate in working with Killian. Absolute pro!
Killian did an amazing job!!! He took my concept and completely elevated it to another level. I can’t wait to continue working with him.
Killian is awesome! Totally amenable, easy to work with and gets the job done ~ I highly recommend him!!
Killian exceeded all expectations I had for my project! I was blown away listening to what was once an idea turned into an awesome track! Communication was fast and pleasant! So excited to share this with others! Killian took my list of references and worked with me to find my sound! Keep an ear out for never happy by odyssey spouse😊
Working with Killian is exactly what you wish. New ideas and sounds are brought to the table and it is truly a creative process. The song that I worked on turned out even better than I imagined. Your attention to detail and news ideas took it to a whole new level. The way you captured the emotions was spot-on and your patience throughout the entire process was truly remarkable. I would highly recommend him and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Another amazing job done by an amazing producer. So proficient in many styles, easy to work with and really appreciate his great professionalism!
Killian is one in a million jackpot. He is an expert in producing and a professional musician. 150% always. Take the chance to work with him. If you like to get a number 1 hit, he knows what to do…
Love working with Killian! He has amazing talent and an equally impressive attitude. Can't wait to complete more projects with him!
Working with Killian was laid back and straightforward. He is very professional and obviously very passionate about what he does, and he took the demo I gave him to a level I didn't even know was possible! I would highly recommend him, and I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Working with Kiilian is incredible.
Thank you so much Killian for being able to understand me so easily and create something so beautiful and thank you for making me feel confident and believe in myself more. It has been really great working with you and I’m looking forward to working together again soon.
Another excellent production by Killian who created some beautiful guitar and keys sounds to enhance the track...highly recommended to optimise your song potential
Fantastic job! And very fast.
Awesome work. Killian just produced a hit! well done.
I can't imagine working without him anymore.
Top modern! Once again a great job! Highly recommended.
Professional, so easy to work with, so talented and so bloody fast! Feeling so privileged and blessed to be working with this fantastic fella!
Killian Cruiser CRUSHED it for me! Due in part to the reviews that I had read for Killian, I asked him to produce my song for me from nothing but lyrics. He orchestrated the entire experience from arranging a perfect melody to singing the vocals. The outcome was nothing short of everything I wanted and could have asked for. From A to Z, Killian's communication and expertise was unflawed and very much appreciated. Stop your search and start your project with Killian!
Killian is outstanding! I hired Killian to help complete a production and mixing, and he went above and beyond with special touches that brought the work to a whole new level. Don't hesitate to hire Killian if you need a pro!
Interview with Killian Cruiser
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I am originally from Manchester, Uk, Where i was a touring musician with an indie rock band for a while, got my first record deal over in England when i was 16. From there i toured the world and met a lot of great industry people. Finally settled in Los Angeles (My Wife was A&R at Interscope Records). Once i got married i decided i didn't want to tour anymore so moved more into the production/mixing world... Now i own my own licensing company and recording studio in Los Angeles which was always my dream to begin with. I am very blessed and love what i do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very varied but my productions are always full of emotion and vibe and i also love to combine genres a little in every song... Kind of like Avicii did on "Wake Me Up".
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ed Sheeran... Super nice guy and hit music just comes easy for the guy.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I like to get a full grasp of the song and project before i get to work. Also don't be afraid of trying new things.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Rock, EDM, Folk, Country and everything in between.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My love for music and my experience is my strongest skill. I know how to make music that competes against Radio hits and i know what it takes to get an artist signed. I also own a music licensing company.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Computer: Mac Pro 8-Core 3.0Ghz, Macbook Pro laptop. Outboard Gear: Universal Audio UA-S610 SOLO, Golden Age Pre-73 MKII, Slate Digital Microphone System, Apogee Ensemble, Apogee Duet 2 Plugins: Slate Digital, Sound Toys, Waves, Native Instruments, Spectrasonics, You name it i probably have it. Mics: Neumann u-87, Neumann TLM-49, Slate Microphone System, AKG 214, AKG 414, Blue Baby Bottle. Monitors: Genelec 8030 LSE Triple Play, Dynaudio Acoustics BM 5A MKII. Control Room: Fully treated room with very high ceilings. Guitar: Gretsch Duojet with Bigsby, Gibson SG, Fender Telecaster (american), Fender Strat (American), Gibson ES - 335, Guild Acoustic, Gibson Mandolin, Lanikai Ukulele. Keys: Moog Sub 37 Tribute, Casio Privia PX-860, Axiom Pro 49, Axiom AIR Mini 32.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring 17 years experience as musician and 10 years as a Producer/Mix Engineer. I am from England originally but live in Los Angeles, I have performed all over the world as a musician and I have also recorded in some amazing recording studios with big artists as a session musician. I have been producing, mixing, and mastering everyday for the last 10 years! I have helped many artists find a path to Management, Publishing and Record deals.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I have worked on several projects from start to finish as a producer and mixer, then helped the artists get signed to publishing deals/recording deals. It's always nice to see people achieve their goals... i usually work with people for a while if we get along.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Take your work seriously and do it with love. I love working with artists with passion for what they do.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Right now i am working on pitching some of the artists i have been working with the last few years... Some have already gotten publishing deals/record deals from the material we have made together. I am also working on a few albums from people around the world.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I work with a lot of singers/writers on Sound Better.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Sounds better but Digital makes the work flow much quicker and easier to get the idea out of your head. I use both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: 100% satisfaction. I want them to love the work. If i believe in the music i will always try to get it in front of the right people.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to make music everyday & make other people's visions come to life. Music is my life.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Producers/writers: Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, The Chainsmokers & Julia Michaels. Artists: I love everything from Pop to Country to EDM to Rock.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process starts with listening to the song or references several times and feeling the vibe. I then come up with a game plan of how I can help bring the song to the next level. I love to add my own taste/vibe to the track while understanding/maintaining the artists vision. It is all about team work!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: They ask if their track can be played on the radio or signed by a big label. I say yes sure!! Let me help you to get it to that level
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make a lot tracks from start to finish... Artists will send me the basic song idea, let me know what they are hoping to achieve and i help them get to the finish line. I also mix and master fully produced/recorded tracks to a "Radio Ready" standard. A lot of times i will also help them get their music in front of publishers/labels and managers through my contacts here in Los Angeles.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That having more instruments and tracks means better sounding songs/mixes. Its all about doing whats best for the song! Less is sometimes more but then again sometimes MORE IS MORE!! It's all about the song!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I like to find out what music they love and what vision they had when they created the song! This is by far the most important thing!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. Piano 2. Headphones 3. Laptop 4. Apollo 5. Neumann Mic