I am currently co-writing, programming, and producing with folks here in Nashville. I also work for clients remotely.
Interested in a collab? Here’s some info about how I like to work.
First, I like to ask a few questions:
1. Who do you want to sound like? Most people say “I want to be unique!” But that doesn’t help a producer mold their sound. Be ready with some reference tracks. You might decide you want your drums to sound like Led Zeppelin, your guitars to sound like The White Stripes, and your synths like Bleachers - all of those things help. Make a list of a handful of songs that you think represent how you want your track to sound.
2. What do you want out of this project? I mean, literally - what do you want? Is the goal to have a finished song? EP? Do you want live stems to use during live shows? Do you need help translating your project to a live performance? What deliverables would you like?
3. What is your timeline? I am a deadline girl - it helps me finish things.
I’m a “home studio” producer. I don’t always excel at putting something together under pressure right there in the moment like a Nashville track writer. I need time and space to create what I hear in my head.
I’m a producer first, and a songwriter second. I am cool with songwriting appointments, but I tend to “co-write” better alone, if that makes sense. That being said, I’m great with tag-team writing via voice memo and email! Again, I find I work best when I have time and space. Guess I’m the black sheep in Nashville that prefers to work that way.
Most of my collabs are long distance, with meetings via Skype. Then I usually send worktapes/demos/different evolutions via email. Right now I usually have people send in a scratch vocal demo, and then I eventually send the final track back for them to record their own vocals on top in their own zip codes. I don’t mind doing the final mix for you as well. All of my clients end up with a mixed, un-mastered final file. I can also provide a “mastered” file, but since that’s not my specialty, I usually recommend having someone else master it.
INTERESTED IN A REMIX? WHAT DOES THAT WORD EVEN MEAN ANYMORE?
Most people hear the word "remix" and think, "oh no, she's going to turn my track into an EDM club banger." That's not really how I work. I think of it as "re-imagining." I strive to keep to the spirit and essence of the original emotional intent. Sure, if you want a club banger I'd be happy to do that, but I think of remixes as more of a re-interpretation.
Here are some comments from my most recent client: