Music production services
Besides our core expertise in mastering, SoundWise can also assist with every other step of the music production process. Additional music production services may include mixing, songwriting, arrangement, recording, editing. We can also offer to collaborate with one of our many talented session musicians, lyricists or songwriters. Because every artist is unique, we always start by discussing the project and setting a course of action together first. Indeed, this facilitates a smooth collaboration, an optimal result and allows us to better meet your needs.
Whether your project is fairly advanced or you are just starting from scratch, we can help. Based on your specifications, we will produce a beautiful song or any other piece of music. In order to achieve this, we may write or polish your chord progressions, toplines or lyrics. Additionally, we can shape your song arrangement, find professional session musicians and take care of the technical steps.
If you can’t come to us, we can collaborate remotely. It doesn’t matter where you are located in the world because we are constantly working with artists and bands across the planet. Depending on your requirements, we can produce in-house or involve one of our partner producers. In this way we can help in any genre ranging from EDM to orchestral and everything in between.
Recording is a key step in the making of a song. It should capture the essence of the artist’s vision in a natural and beautiful way. But not all the songs require the same setup, this is why we will advise you on the best location and method. We believe that your art should dictate which tools and methods to use, not the other way around.
The recording takes place in one of our dedicated spaces in Singapore, or we can refer you to a third-party facility when appropriate. Additionally we can perform editing, timing, tuning or vocal comping with expert care. These are small improvements that can help you achieve a professional result. Contact us to inquire about availability, rates and conditions on this additional music production service.
Another music production service we provide is mixing. This is one that has a substantial influence on the quality of the final result. When you entrust us with your raw tracks, we achieve an optimal balance, enhance the best parts and add movement to keep your listeners engaged. In other words we make a tasteful use of the best available tools, with solid musicianship and a flawless technical know-how.
When mixing client songs, we dive into the music with the same dedication as if it was our own. Then we keep working until it sounds the best it possibly can. And because we don’t want you to feel pressured, our mixing package comes with two rounds of revisions included. Rest assured that we can also provide extra revisions, in the rare event where this might be needed.
Frequently asked questions on music production services
Every project is unique, as is every artist and every song. In order to offer a price quote that meets your exact needs, we need to know the specifics of your project first.
Please contact me and tell me about your music production needs, then I will be able to provide a relevant price quote.
It is the process of managing a music project from the initial idea to its completion and commercial distribution. This includes creatives stages (songwriting, lyrics, arrangement, demos), technical stages (recording, editing, mixing, mastering) and the project management (organizing and managing people and logistics to make it happen).
Hiring a producer doesn’t necessarily mean that you are going to let them do everything. If you already have parts of the process under control, you can hire a producer to help just on those specific parts with which you need help. In all cases it is essential to talk with us about your goals and needs so that we can help you decide what is right for you. We work with artists having all sorts of backgrounds, skills and experience.
Audio editing is what happens between the recording and the mixing. Depending on the music genre and production requirements, you might want to improve the recording with technical enhancements such as cleaning up, timing correction, tuning correction etc. which can make the final result sound more “professional” and enjoyable, provided it is done right.
Mixing includes balancing/automating track volumes, adjusting frequencies, controlling dynamics and adding creative effects in order to make a coherent and harmonious track. It doesn’t include music arrangement, editing, vocal comping, timing corrections or tuning, however all of this can be expertly provided for an additional fee.
Mixing is a crucial part of the project, it is where the sound characteristics and dynamics of the song will be shaped. Hiring a great audio engineer can make a world of difference to your song!
Short answer: send lossless audio files that are consolidated and neatly organized, a tempo map with time signature changes and section markers, and any reference tracks or notes you want us to keep in mind.
Expanded answer: read this article.
You can get as many revision rounds as you’d like. The first two rounds of revisions are included in the basic price.
We can offer you basic advice and guidelines, but music promotion is a whole separate field that requires skills, connections and techniques that we don’t have in house.