Aaron "SoulManStan" Staniulis

Full-Stack Record Producer

3 Reviews (1 Verified)
Aaron "SoulManStan" Staniulis on SoundBetter

Short and simple, I’m a music producer who specializes in acting as your “musical sherpa”: taking your artistic visions from concept to larger-than-life completion and every step in between. If you’re ready to finally make the best music you’ve made yet, hands down, get in touch with me and let’s talk about how I can help you make that happen!

With a professional career spanning over two decades, SoulManStan has established himself as a versatile and innovative music producer. Specializing in a wide array of genres including Hip-Hop, Rap, RnB, Soul, Funk, Pop, Rock, and Reggae, he has collaborated with both renowned artists from major labels (like Atlantic, Empire, Sony…) as well as helping new and emerging artists to find their sound. His dynamic compositions and unique soundscapes have also earned him music placements with prominent networks and organizations, including HBO, VH-1, National Geographic, MLB, NBA, NHL, The History Channel, and ESPN.

As a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/composer, former music educator and artist himself, SoulManStan understands what it takes to “make it”, and brings that unique perspective to the table for all of his clients, whether they’re industry veterans or up-and-coming talent. His output both musically and academically had been the subject of several awards and accolades as well as being a part of the Music Production curriculum at multiple college institutions.

SoulManStan’s approach to music production and engineering is all about realizing an artist’s vision, seamlessly becoming part of their process, and guiding them from the initial idea through to the final release/distribution and beyond in whatever capacities he’s needed. His signature style is characterized

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3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by MoMo Lanye

    Aaron is a top instrumental engineer in the business. Record label quality production with skills to match my record needs. Looking forward to working with him again!

  2. Review by Celestine Manno
    by Celestine Manno

    Aaron is extremely proficient in Pro Tools and has a great ear for recording. He also has an amazing ability to get the exact sounds that you are looking for and will help you take your music to where it needs to be. He is an awesome guy who is great to work with and is always willing to help you out. Looking forward to working with him more in the future!

  3. Review by Timothy Evans
    by Timothy Evans

    Aaron is super versatile at pro tools, and has always been able to help me with my vision when it comes to creating songs. More importantly he's patient and fun to work with.

Interview with Aaron "SoulManStan" Staniulis

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

  2. A: What is your vision for the project, what are your influences/references, what can I bring to the table to help you get where you want to be?

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

  4. A: There really is no common type of work, and that's what I love about it. One day it could be tracking a bass part for a reggae collaboration, or building a beat from scratch with a new client for their upcoming album, or co-writing with a singer-songwriter, or mixing a short film, where ever I can bring my creative vision to a project is where you'll find me...

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

  6. A: I've been involved in music nearly all my life, but particularly in recording, producing, and writing for the last 15 years. I went to Ithaca College where I studied Audio Production and Jazz Studies, and have been a full-time freelancer for the last 7 years.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Haha... I actually have an entire article on this exact question.. http://blog.sonicbids.com/in-defense-of-digital-what-you-actually-miss-about-analog-tape

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

  10. A: That I'm not happy, unless you're happy. Whatever the project and whatever capacity I'm collaborating with my client in, I'm ultimately here to make sure that your vision and your art is communicated in the best way possible and however I can serve it best is what I'm here to do.

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

  12. A: Getting to work on something new and different every day, and helping people take their idea from something that lives in their head and turning it into something tangible... er... audible...

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

  14. A: Honestly, it's usually to remind yourself that "less is more" most often. Figure out what the "hero" is in whatever you're working on and do what you can to let that shine.

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Terms Of Service

Work usually includes 2 rounds of revisions depending on scope. Comping/tuning/editing may be extra. Average turn-around time is 48 hours depending on availability at booking (check if on deadline!).

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Allen Stone
  • Bobby Caldwell
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann
  • JZ
  • and Blue Microphones
  • SSL/Neve/Shadow Hills/Purple/Empirical Labs outboard
  • Fender and Ampeg Amps
  • Fender Basses
  • Fender and Reverend Guitars
  • Taylor Acoustics
  • way too many plug-ins and sample libraries to begin to list...
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