Songwriting for Solo Artists and Bands
From basic melody to commercial performance…
Love to sing but need to create your own music? Do you already have songs written but need help recording them? The team at Clear Track specializes in turning your creativity into a commercial performance!
Dance-pop, R&B or rock, we love helping bring your song to life. We work with a variety of talented session musicians and vocalists, and won’t hesitate to bring them in for your project, including John Blackwell (former drummer for Prince), Eric Bice (drummer for Chevelle, Saliva), Jeff Berlin (legendary bassist), or vocals with Tillian Pearson, JP Corwyn, Goodnight Neverland, and session bands such as The Hip Abduction, Tides of Man, and many more professionals from violin to congas or world-class piano.
What’s behind a successful music career?
It all starts with music production. Our team feels that a good producer doesn’t try to change who the artist is, but understands their unique talent and so can bring out their best qualities in creating a commercial performance. With songwriting and good pre-production, a producer can help your project vision come to life in the studio. For commercial successes especially, this kind of preparation is more vital than you might realize! At Clear Track, we want emerging artist’s to sound as great as possible, thus expanding the potential for recognition and success.
What is a producer?
A producer understands the creative needs of the artist and helps oversee the songwriting, arranging and rehearsal process called pre-production, as well as managing the audio engineering, the artist’s performance, sound choices, editing, mixing and mastering. The producer keeps everything sounding as it should, by understanding what’s needed in the material and how to get it, thus allowing the artist to focus on performing, and the engineer on running the equipment. Many of our engineers can and do act as producers as needed while recording to enhance the overall product the artist or band is going for.
What is pre-production?
Pre-production is important, especially if you are aiming for commercial success. There’s nothing worse than starting to record and realizing you need to make a major change, then starting from scratch and having to lose precious recording time to fix it. After you describe what you’re looking to do, and you’ve met with a producer you’d like to work with, there’s a few ways to accomplish pre-production. It can be done in and/or out of the studio, and this can all be gone over with the producer to fit your project needs.
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Meet with a Producer
Our multi-platinum and gold award-winning Music Production Team works with up-and-coming or already established artists alike. They specialize in pop, rock (hard rock, progressive, alt, indie), country, blues, jazz, Hip-Hop, R&B, reggae, dance-pop and are skilled in most other genres.
If you need a guitarist, drummer, bassist, etc, to play on your project, we have talented session musicians who you’ll greatly enjoy working with. Piano, violin, flute, congas, vocals and world-class drums–you name it, whatever the genre, we’ll help you get the sounds you need for your music at a suitable rate.
When an artist contacts us with a project in mind, or with nothing else but a desire to ‘make some music’, we invite them to meet at the studio and discuss their goals/project with a producer. Meetings can be held at the studio or via Skype.
Call 727-449-8888 or email us at email@example.com to schedule your tour of the studios and free project consultation.
You can also start by telling us what you’d like to do via our Online Quote Request form.
(Pictured: Clear Track’s Executive Director and award-winning producer Anthony Little tracking drums with John Blackwell [former Prince drummer] for hit artist Consuelo Costin–congrats on hitting the Top 100 Billboard Dance Chart!)
Tides of Man’s latest album Young And Courageous was produced and recorded at Clear Track by Spencer Bradham - Album review by Sputnik Music:
“But the most impressive element here isn’t any aspect of the composition – it’s the absolutely stellar production that compliments it. There are lots of silly arguments circulating against bands using crowdfunding to afford studio time, the main one being that music can be relatively cheaply produced in one’s home with results comparable to that of a professional studio. Young and Courageous is the greatest testament against that argument; everything here sounds extremely lush and vibrant, clear and defined; much more so than anything recorded in a basement or bedroom.”
“My son Justin came in to hopefully get the feeling of what it was like to work in a studio. The care and attention he received was beyond his hopes. I can only say that the creative care and attention given and shown Justin was more than a great experience. I would highly recommend the staff of Clear Track Studios to anyone who has a passion for recording their music.” – Ron Katz
“Fantastic!! Wonderful studio so amazing to record here. Will be back soon!” – Consuelo Costin
“Working with Mike & Spencer was hands down our best recording experience…ever… We originally chose the studio based on its gear and the ability to record reel to reel. What we didn’t expect was such a knowledgeable & instinctive staff that understood where we wanted to go with out music project. We have already made plans and reservations to return for our next song project.” – Shawn Scheller/Save the Radio
“My experience at Clear Track Studios has been outstanding! Everyone is so nice and unbelievably talented. I am so happy that I was fortunate enough to work with this studio.” – Mackenzie Daigle
“I loved the fact that everyone here was so nice and kept me happy the entire time. I loved the experience being in studio A. Thank you for helping me so much. You guys set a standard to anywhere else I go.” – Jaycee
“The creative writing and composing, the production, the engineering was just seamless. We produced a beautiful project. I came with a limited budget and seven or eight songs that I had worked the foundations through on my iPhone. The team here pulled it off; we finished developing the concepts, writing the music, all background instruments, the sax, all within the studio and within six blocks of it at the rehearsal space. It’s all there now. It can be done! Proof is the link to the iTunes!” – Earl Brown / Prophetic Sax Gifts
“I wanted to take this time to discuss our experience with Clear Track Studios. Thank you for allowing our artist the great opportunity to create this project with your team. We appreciate all of the professionalism and assistance that your team provided and look forward to working with you soon. Thank you very much to you and your team.” – Isaac Thomas
“Working with Clear Track was such a joy. They really cared about us, and worked with us to make sure that we got a superior sound while we were in the studio. All the staff were so attentive, and personal with each of us, and we really felt right at home here. Now we have our best sounding record yet and we couldn’t be happier! We will definitely be back for the next record! Thank you so much to all the guys and gals at Clear Track! With out you we couldn’t have done it!” – Tides of Man