Liam McCollum

Vintage Piano Recordings

17 Reviews (16 Verified)
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Versatile, creative and inventive musician who can record acoustic piano for your project. These pianos include a Yamaha U3 from the 1970s and a 1920s Broadwood Baby Grand.

I've recorded acoustic piano over many different projects ranging from pop, rock, vintage and alternative to classical genres.

When I'm not working on my client's projects, I'm busy working on my own piano compositions and learning some challenging pieces.

I grew up playing piano every day. I studied Music Technology at University and went on to achieve a Masters in Music.

I'm extremely dedicated and always endeavor to make sure the client has everything they need and are 100% happy with the end result.

I record stereo with a pair of Oktava MK 12 microphones through a PreSonus Studio 26 Interface, and with access to different microphone stereo images I can offer some very creative solutions :)

Please feel free to get in touch and we can discuss how to get your project to the next level, thanks for stopping by!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

17 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by John S.

    Great communicator. His play was professional plus his Baby Grand piano sound was exactly what I was looking for. Audio recording quality was also great that, I had no much need for mixing :) Also, he sent me enough takes that I actually got into trouble deciding while comping haha.. Amazing player! I highly recommend Sassy!

  2. Review by Heart Atlas

    Once again Liam did an excellent job. He provided beautifully recorded takes on his baby grand piano, with particular attention to dynamics and articulation.

  3. Review by Heart Atlas

    Liam has provided piano parts for several projects. He has shown a really responsive and positive attitude, and has been very detail-orientated. He is both an accomplished player and a sensitive engineer, and has coaxed some very beautiful recordings from his baby grand piano.

  4. Review by keith k.

    Liam did an amazing job on my song. Besides his in the pocket playing, the piano he records on is warm and vibrant. I plan on getting his input on more material in the future.

  5. Review by Joshua Y.

    Talented player. Professional and very nice. Great experience working with him.

  6. Review by Gabriel B.

    Liam is super professional.
    Easy to comunicate with and very fast!!!
    I'm gonna work with him again

  7. Review by Joan S.

    Liam is such a professional and honest person. It was the first time I worked with him and the experience has been very positive. I look forward to work with him again in future projects.

  8. Review by James Nagel

    Liam is a pro all the way around. He goes above and beyond to make sure you get exactly what you’re looking for. His communication and prompt response is impeccable which mirrors his superb piano skills. I highly recommend him!

  9. Review by Gordon
    by Gordon

    Third song working with Liam. Once again he worked hard to get the performance just right and delivered excellent sounding tracks. Great experience.

  10. Review by Gordon
    by Gordon

    Great follow up service. Needed to add a small lead-in fill to his piano part, and Liam turned it right around and delivered a beautiful stereophonic track.

  11. Review by Gordon
    by Gordon

    Fantastic piano player - happy to make changes and work hard to get the part just right and delivered very good quality files. His piano sounds great. Enjoyed working with him.

  12. Review by Oliver R.

    I needed some piano for a track, and Liam provided with a quick turnaround. He makes sure you get what you need and is great to work with.

  13. Review by Tonio Geugelin
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    Working with Liam McCollum was an honor and a great pleasure to me!
    I recorded violin lines (arco and tremolo) for his stunning cover remake.
    I'd be very glad working with Liam again!
    Thanks loads!

  14. Review by Zooey
    by Zooey

    Working with Liam has been awesome--he's very versatile and is a great communicator and has been a ton of fun to collaborate with. Looking forward to hiring him again in the future!

  15. Review by Josh Seawell

    Liam is fantastic to work with! Great communication, quick delivery and provides a truly great piano sound.

  16. Review by Angelo
    by Angelo

    Epic job Liam!

  17. Review by Chris I.

    Liam was professional throughout the process and laid down a solid piano track. Even went above and beyond creating two versions to give options.

Interview with Liam McCollum

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

  2. A: Send me a message

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

  4. A: Piano, tuning hammer, pen knife, spare strings, digital tuner

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

  6. A: Too long some might say

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: My own style which is melancholic, classical, pentatonic, solo piano

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

  10. A: Miley Cyrus because I love her acoustic stuff like Jolene and Look What They Done to My Song Ma

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

  12. A: Less is more

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

  14. A: Indie, rock, country, pop,

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Piano composition

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

  18. A: Feel, texture, tone, hooks, melodies, harmonies, idioms, twinkles, ornaments, and more probably

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

  20. A: Play around, experiment, and find a hook and the right texture. It's just a process of refinement from there...

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Oktava MK12 Mic pairing with 3 polar patterns to choose from. I normally go omni when mic'd up to the Broadwood baby grand, then opt for cardioid for the Yahama U3... but it's fun to experiment

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

  24. A: Einaudi, Daniel Johnston, and Thomas Newman are 3 big influences I love the feel and emotion of Einaudi and Thomas Newman's music. I think about them quite a lot when I'm composing and recording piano pieces. I love Daniel Johnston's artistic naivety and innocence in his songwriting, and I think I can relate to the "outsider" label just a touch.

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

  26. A: Music Composition

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

  28. A: To not quit until you're 100% happy.


Terms Of Service

- Turnaround times dependent on scale of project but I work efficiently
- I will be in contact and send material to ensure that I'm on the right track
- Unlimited revisions until you're happy

GenresSounds Like
  • Ludovico Einaudi
  • Elton John
  • Radiohead
Gear Highlights
  • Yamaha U3
  • Moog Little Phatty
  • Prophet 08
  • Nord Electro 4
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