Will Schollar

Producer | Multi-Instr

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From modern music production, mixes that standout and session quality musicianship. I have the necessary tools and skills to get your track song radio and online ready.

Will offers a range of different musical services including arranging, producing, mixing and session playing either in-person or remotely. He has previously played guitar and worked on projects for artists across the U.K. and North America.

Will Schollar has appeared in credits on numerous projects as a guitarist, mixer, producer, engineer and multi-instrumentalist. Will has experience mixing and playing with artists within a range of genres and styles. Will's individual sound can differ greatly depending on the musical context, he describes himself as an "eclectic combination of modern ambient sounds while keeping with the client's vision of the project." His influences as a Guitarist include Johnny Marr, Ry Cooder, Johnny Greenwood and Jeff Beck. Styles covered include Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, EDM.

Graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2014 with a Bachelors of Arts, gaining a first-class honours degree in Music Will studied Guitar as his principle instrument. He also has a postgraduate degree in Music Education from the Manchester Metropolitan University.

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4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Johnny Barr
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    by Johnny Barr

    Will Scholar is easily one of the most talented and hardworking musicians I know. I had the pleasure of working with him on an album I recorded a few years ago.

    Initially Will was brought into the project as a lead guitarist. But I quickly realised that Will offered much more than that. His input musically to the arrangements were impressive to say the least. Furthermore, his dedication to the project was outstanding. You would be missing out on working with an excellent guitarist/producer/ all round musician by saying no to Will... Don't be an idiot!

  2. Review by Amir Brandon
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    by Amir Brandon

    Will has a great sensibility of modern production. His musical arrangements show attention to detail and respect the artist's vision. He has extensive experience in a variety of styles and makes sure to maintain the integrity of each song while offering his own personal touch. I know from experience that he's easy to work with, maintains great communication and shows the utmost care for every project he works on.

  3. Review by Mikalyn Hay
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    by Mikalyn Hay

    Will was super fun to work with. He took the raw vocals and harmonies and basic guitar track and turned the track on its head while still retaining the raw emotion of the song. I could not be happier with the finished song. He also did a radio edit for me and was super quick with the turnaround. I will work with Will again. He has great insight and ideas that really brought my song to life. Here is a link to the finished song - remember all I gave Will was vocals and guitar. https://youtu.be/KlfLHP00L5c

  4. Review by Rosanne Baker Thornley
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    by Rosanne Baker Thornley

    Will has what any great producer has, an intuitive sense for each song that he takes on. He creates and builds a unique production path for each song, project, or artist that truly reflects the overall project objectives, incorporating sounds and nuances that make for a stellar track. Beyond his strength as a producer - he is a seriously gifted guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. The level of passion he brings to each project coupled with his level-headed professionalism and accountable business sense make each project we on work on, successful ventures. And I look forward to more of that :)

Interview with Will Schollar

  1. Q: How would you describe your style?

  2. A: Creative exploration.

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

  4. A: There are too many to mention.

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

  6. A: Production is reduction.

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

  8. A: Pop, Rock, Singersongwriter

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: - Music production - Music composition and arrangement - Multi instrumentalist (Guitars, Bass, Keys, Drums) - Audio and Midi editing

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

  12. A: A sensitive approach to what is needed in any project should be the first thing on any good producers mind. For me I feel it's important to bring out those moments in a production or a performance.

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

  14. A: Songs are arranged either from scratch or from existing project files, with a rough guide recording. Alternatively I can work with existing stems. Instrumental tracks can be given back to the performer remotely to then re record over. I am flexible with what ever works for the artist.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: Computer: Custom Audio Workstation running Logic and Protools Monitoring: Focal Alpha 60, Avantone Mix Cubes, PreSonus Monitor Station V2, Beyerdynamic DT770 Microphones/DI: Shure SM7B, RODE NT2A, AKG C314, Oktava MK-012-01 Matched Stereo Pair, Shure Beta58, DIYRecording Microphone "Cloud Lifter" clone, Palmer Passive DI, DIYRecording Reamp Box. PreAmp: Apollo8p (various UAD unison plugins available from Manley, SSL, Neve). Outboard Pedals: Eventide Space, Strymon Timeline, Strymon Iridium, Ibanez TS808, Line6 Hx Effects Plugins: Various Waves and UAD plugins, Soundtoys 5, Native Instruments Komplete, Valhalla, iZotope and many more. Guitars: Suhr Classic S Antique, Custom Jazzmaster, Gretsch Jet Baritone, Fender USA Standard Telecaster, Guild Western OM, Martin 000M, Taylor 314ce, Martin OM-EC, Squire Classic Vibe 70s Jazz Bass, Redwood Concert Ukulele. Keyboards/Controllers: Young Chang Baby Grand Piano, StudioLogic SL88 Grand MIDI Controller, Maschine MKIII, I also work out of Kensington Sound in Toronto Canada. For the gear and instrument list please visit https://kensingtonsound.studio/

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

  18. A: Glyn Johns, Rick Rubin, Pink Floyd, Justin Vernon, Bon Iver, The Beatles, Steve Albini, Wilco, Andy Shauf, Radiohead.

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

  20. A: I like to engineer and track my own live instruments for my productions, and that tends to be the most common type of work for me. Anywhere from Guitars, Bass, Drums and Keys. There are other programmed elements as well depending on what's needed.

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

  22. A: Are you okay with using Google Drive?

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

  24. A: Strymon Timeline. My Custom made Jazzmaster. Fender twin. Mac Book Pro. UAD Apollo.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Both. Best of each world.

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

  28. A: Clear communication, attention to detail.

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

  30. A: MORE REVERB!

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

  32. A: Find someone who is willing to work towards your end goal. Make sure the producer once finished gives you all the stems, project files and mixes.

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Terms Of Service

Skype consultation to discuss artistic direction. Small to large projects. Complete production, arrangements and mixing. Clients receive access to project files and stems.
Turnaround: 2/3 weeks.

Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio
  • Apollo 8P
  • Apollo Octo DSP
  • Focusrite Liquid Saffire 56
  • Yamaha HS5
  • Macbook Pro
  • Fender Jazz Master
  • Fender Jazz Bass
  • Guild M120 Acoustic
  • AKAI MPD24
  • Strymon Timeline
  • Ibanez Tube Screamer
  • JHS Alpine
  • Rode NT2A
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