Co-founded by husband and wife duo Gregory Stutzer and Kelly Brett Stutzer, The.WAV is a full service music production company. Bringing together musicians of all backgrounds and crafting sounds from all genres, The.WAV music has been featured by Billboard, The Fader, Complex, Showtime, BET, BBC 1xtra, Capital 1xtra, BBC London, Liverpool TV, Geico
Blessings, my name is Gregory Stutzer and I’ve been producing for over 10 years now. I first started making beats in Queens NY using my older sisters laptop because I couldn't find or afford quality beats.
FAST FWRD 10 years
Since then, I've spent over 10,000 hours mastering my signature sound. I've amassed over 2 million combined streams on Spotify and iTunes & I’ve also composed for brands like; Showtime, Netflix, AirBnB, and Facebook.
The main difference between me and the typical beat maker is that I have 7 years of experience in releasing and marketing records. Not just making beats.
Creating a successful record requires more than a just a beat! You’ll always need someone produce, engineer and mix the song. Then there’s marketing and promotion. No matter what anyone say's
YOU CAN’T DO IT ALONE.
Thats why I’ve assembled a small team of talented professionals. So that you don’t have to navigate the music industry alone.
You don't need a RECORD LABEL. You just need a GOOD TEAM
Even with the best strategies there is still a lot of hard work involved. Our job is to do the heavy lifting for you so you can focus more on just making the music..
I’m looking forward working with you!
Best, Gregory Stutzer, founder of The.Wav
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Interview with The.Wav
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I absolutely loved working for Facebook SC. The Facebook Sound Collection is an exclusive audio library of sound effects and royalty free music. I've produced and written 19 tracks for their audio library. My role was lead producer on a number of small projects. I especially proud of this role because I learned to write songs in Japanese, Swahili, and Spanish.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently working on some Amapiano projects for DJ Tunez. I'm also scoring a commercial for a creative agency.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I know of my friend EVRYWHRE. He's a songwriter on this platform.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I like analog recording gear but I enjoy producing on my digital laptop.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to always communicate and prioritize the clients needs first. I'm committed to making sure the client is in LOVE with the record.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: This is the hardest question. I love working with interesting artists and creatives. The ideas that emerge when collaborating without ego are exhilarating to me.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers typically want to know who I've worked with and what my rates are. I always provide them with an honest answer and an economical rate.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think the biggest misconception about our industry is that we're not serious professionals. I consider my work to be a science, a fine art. Music is the most powerful tool of communication and I will stand by that with my life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always make sure to clarify exactly what they're looking for. Then I find out what their deadline is and what their ideal budget would look like.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would say have a conversation first. It's all about the relationship. Music is all about vibrations and you always want to hire someone who reflects the vibration that your music in on.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Chakra Drum, Kalimba, MacBook Pro with FL Studio, Blue Mic, Moog
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I’ve been making beats for over 10 years now. I started producing in Queens NY using my older sisters laptop because I couldn't find or afford quality beats. FAST FWRD 10 years. Since then, I've spent over 10,000 hours mastering my signature sound. I've amassed over 2 million combined streams on Spotify and iTunes & I’ve also composed for brands like; Showtime, Netflix, AirBnB, and Facebook.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Afro Futurism.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Wizkid. I've been in the studio with him before and I love the way he works.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never rush.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on contemporary Afrobeats, R&B, and Trap.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say that music production and songwriting are the most powerful skills in my wheel house.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of production, mixing and songwriting to the table. I've also studied many of my favorite producers and artists. But most importantly I bring objectivity to the table. I look at it from many perspectives so that impact is maximized once we're complete.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My work process differs from client to client. I typically have a conversation with them to get a firm understanding of their needs. I begin work immediately afterwards. I offer at the very least 3 revisions before finalizing the project.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out Engine Room studios in Manhattan. It's one of the most beautiful and elite space in New York City. I have access to a slew of outboard gear and a plethora of plugins and software on both my personal Mac and my studio Mac.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I've been blessed to meet many talented and musicians and professionals. I love Rick Rubin, because he is so zen'd out and creates classics. He's an example of what tapping out into something ethereal and magical is about. I also love Kanye West because he pushes boundaries and speaks his mind. Even when it's unpopular. I also inspire myself. I love my music and I want everyone to feel how wonderful emotion.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically song write, produce, mix and master records for clients. I take pride in really developing a good relationship with the client. I genuinely care about creating great music and I know thats what my clients want too. I love delivering awesome results, that's what gives my life and pride.