What does a Producer Do?
The Arranger takes an existing piece of music and adds things like accompaniment, such as rhythm instruments, back-up vocal lines, counter-melodies that enhance the main melody, etc. Some arrangers simply take an existing song and add a small band back-up. On a larger scale, arrangers might add orchestrations, with numerous instruments such as those found in traditional orchestras, concert bands, choruses, and even sound effects.
Another service that I provide to brides, grooms & families & friends. Order your personal song a couple of months before your wedding, to make sure there's time to create a perfect song to make yours a truly UNIQUE event.
As a composer and songwriter, I’ve created hundreds of original songs & instrumental compositions over the years.
With a great story, like the love story of two people who have found each other, I can create a great song that has deep personal meaning.
Add great musicians and you’ve got a beautiful song or composition that is unique to your event. If you’re already planning to book my professional musicians as an ensemble, you’ve got the second part of that equation already. For instance, you’re booking the Shilakowsky String Quartet for your ceremony music. You’d like a new processional piece that no one has ever heard before. I’ll write it for you, arrange it for the quartet, and we’ll rehearse it, perform it, and of course, you can record it or video tape it for your personal use. (or I can record it for you).
Or, you’d like a song with lyrics that have personal meaning for you, like the love story I mentioned above, or some funny thing that happened to you that you’d like turned into a song. You just send me an email telling me about it, and I’ll turn it into a song that captures the mood of the message of your story. Then, if you’ve booked a quartet, I’ll sing the song, while the rest of the group (now a trio) accompanies. You might use the song as a processional piece, or during the ceremony, or before the processional, and we can also repeat the song again during your reception. You can use it as your first dance song!
Another alternative is that I can write you this song, and then perform it and produce it with a band (pop or jazz or even hip hop style) at the recording studio where I am on the engineering staff (giving me a great break on the cost of studio time).
Push this Shilakowsky Custom Arrangement button to request your favorite song arranged for your ensemble of choice. Order now, so your songs will be ready for your wedding day.
Takes your ideas and turns helps you turn them into the professional quality sound that you want your fans, your audience to know you by.
I work hands-on with my own equipment. If we need to use other facilities, I'll work hand-in-hand with other engineers. I'll help you find and contract additional help; musicians, technicians and even help you get your music 'out there' if you need some managerial assistance. Which hats I wear depends on you and your needs and the details of the project.
The strongest thing I bring to your music is my sensitivity to music and my respect for your ideas. The other thing I bring you is the freeing up of your mind and/or voice and hands to 'do your thing'.
will help you make your ideas become reality.
If you feel a CD or mp3 is what you need to do, I'll produce it with you.
If you need to prepare for concerts, tours, or other performances, I'll put my arranging, coaching and production skills to the task for you.