Before choosing a producer for your next project, you need to know what to look for, and what to avoid. (seriously, read that)


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A classically-trained ear, intimate knowledge of music, the tools we use to make it (did I mention I build custom equipment for Grammy-winning engineers?), an extensive musical vocabulary and the ability to extract the best out of an artist: these are essential qualities to look for in a producer. These are qualities I possess in spades. Just ask some of my clients.


First, I am NOT a commercial studio in the traditional sense. I have a full-time gig that keeps me busy. My point: I don’t need to get as many artists in and out as quickly as possible. I prefer to find a handful of artists each year and take our time getting things right. Work out arrangements. Demo and pre-produce. Dial in the right tones. You know, produce.


Rates for production are negotiable, and a flat fee for the entire project is generally best for both parties.

For an example, the last full-length album project I did was 10 songs and I charged $3,000. I’ve charged more, I’ve charged less. Again, it depends on the scope of the project and my level of involvement in the production process.

For reference, by the way, there are studios in the area that will charge you $3,000 for recording and mixing WITHOUT the benefit of producing. There are certainly places that charge less, but remember, you get what you pay for.

So drop me a line and let’s talk.

Think a producer is someone who “makes beats?” There’s much, much more to music production. Learn more about a producer’s many roles Here