HOW I WRITE
See how I write music, learn songwriting and arranging, get inspired!
This was my 1st ever attempt to write a song with Ellie Goulding in mind.
Until my customer asked for a song with this inspiration I haven't known Ellie Goulding at all.
So the inspirational reference was pretty new to me.
Big challenge :)
In this video I am showing you the 1st phase of my songwriting service which is all about bringing some ideas on the table, based on the customer's wishes and references.
So this is not the final production, this is more of a behind the scenes video of the creative process.
I am trying to inspire the customer with something new, but still based on his original wishes.
So a customer can write lyrics for the song and then record the vocals.
Hope this can be inspirational for someone else too!
HOW I RECORD GUITARS
I like to experiment with several analog guitar pedals into real tube amp.
The amp is not connected to the real cabinet.
Instead of real cabinet, from the amp I go into the Two Notes Torpedo Captor loadbox and then it goes into the Presonus audio interface.
In my computer I run Steinberg Nuendo DAW and for guitars processing I like to use Audified plugins I have designed or co-worked on.
FROM NOTHING TO THIS: THE FINAL PRODUCED SONG
On this song I have done:
► All the songwriting from scratch based on customer's wishes
► Guitars recording, synths & drums programming
► Vocals editing
► Audio Mixing
► Audio Mastering
Lyrics and vocal melodies have been written and recorded by the customer
WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SONG OF YOURS TOO?
WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON YOUR MUSIC WITH ME?
This is how it works:
Customer typically sends me some basic music wishes (or an amateur demo of the song), some commercial references (customers favorite music) and the lyrics (or at least some parts).
If a customer doesn't have any material recorded yet, I can write music from scratch.
Then I start writing and/or arranging the music, I do adapt lyrics and even write some lyrics for chorus or other parts of the song if needed. I send demos (including my guide-vocals recorded) during the songwriting process to the customer and we discuss everything, doing revisions and building the demo until we both are 100% satisfied.
Some customers (like Oceanwide) are asking me only for some fresh new ideas and perspective for already composed song so I do some music arrangements, additional parts and programmings only. No lyrics writing, no music from scratch. Only arrangements, enhancing the music parts and bringing some new colors and sounds.
Once the demo is finished, we plan the final vocals recording session.
Customer rehearses the vocal parts and is sending some work-demos to me and we do some remote revisions before we meet to record the final vocals.
During the vocals recording session I coach the customer/singer to get the most out of him/her.
There are always some things to correct such as phrasing, accents, melody and the last but not least, the vocal emotions.
Sometimes, there are even 2 or 3 vocals recording sessions needed to get the final results on all song parts. The final vocals recording session is usually 3-4 hours long.
Once the final vocals are recorded, I do audio editing on all vocal tracks.
This means I do some audio quantization and tuning improvements if needed (always needed).
Then I do the final audio mixing and mastering. During this stage we discuss all the sound quality aspects, the final sound design of the song.
NOTE: When songwriting or co-writing for a client, I do not ask for any rights. The client always owns 100% of the song's royalties.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?
Feel free to contact me and ask me anything!
We can discuss for 1 hour, for free.