Creating Your Next Hit Song at Bad Racket with Engineer and Music Producer
Creating your first song together with me the producer can be fun. My name is James Kananen, I’m a producer and songwriter, and artist with a hands on approach, I’ve written and produced tracks for countless artists, some you probably have heard of others you haven’t. I’m excited to bring brand new original songs from scratch to life.
I’m ready to take you from the beginning ideas to the finished mixed and mastered track ready to be uploaded and distributed.
In the past couple of years i’ve been fortunate enough to work with many different artists, so I know there’s no standard approach to anything, but there are some skills I have fine tuned over the years, I can help you with anything from arrangement to mastering finished polished tracks.
Let’s produce a brand new song completely from scratch together, whether using an already created instrumental, lyrical content, or developing fresh musical ideas. I can help you take your project from rough cut demos to editing, mixing and mastering. Along the way I can explain every step. Together we’ll follow the creative process side by side comparing ideas, trying new ideas, or bringing back classic sounds. By the time you leave the studio, you’ll have at least 1 or two songs of your own you can evaluate, release and proudly sharing on social media, spotify itunes, the radio etc.
From The Beginning Song Ideas to A Final Product WAV File or MP3 Ready to Share
I have a start to finish process to producing music and its simple. As I write and produce a song, I help make decisions that will change how the songs feels in the end. It starts with you the artist. I’m opening up my studio to collaborate with artists who want to produce amazing tracks from amazing ideas. I am comfortable with many roles, and can help you at any stage make the right decision to make your song a success. Everyone has different skills, songwriters, musicians, studio engineers, we can help with creative as well as technical expertise at any stage of the process, from writing to uploading and getting paid.
Core Skills for Making and Releasing Music
We’d all just love to record and make wonderful music all day, but great music doesn’t always just happen, It takes a lot of work doing administrative , planning and missing important steps can leave your music in the dust.
We’re looking for musicians and artists, producers, and collaborators who want to take their music to the next level with the power of teamwork!
Who’s on your team is important. And while we’d all love some amazing manager and publicist, or some person to just give us the world, the reality is that you’ll be doing a lot of work yourself. Your music is your identity and if you make the wrong decision you can end up embarrassed or feeling like your idea could have been represented better. That’s OK, we live, we learn, and we explore new ideas and approaches all the time.
I have many skills, and I am flexible doing a little or a lot, it’s YOUR time, I’m willing to provide helpful advice to anyone who will listen, and it’s up to YOU to decide who you want to listen to. It seems like everyone wants to tell you what to do, but you just wanna be you, and we love YOU for the unique person you are.
Musical Instrumentation and Song Arrangement
Music instrumental, beat making, and song structure can be an important parts of organizing your thoughts. While song songs are a long story, ballad, format, many modern pop songs and songs you like probably have a intro chorus, verse, bridge, chorus verse format or something like that. Defining those parts early on is important to zeroing in on what’s working and what isn’t. A lot of time, thoughts loop back around in a clever fashion, or imagery or language repeats itself. What are the main themes and types of things that will be incorporated into the lyrical content, any solos or instrumental parts you make have in mind.
Cool chord progressions, Drum Loops, And other Songwriting Tools
Chord Chord.com is a cool website, loops, or a musical instrumental you are familiar are all great tools to begin experimenting with chords you like. Chord AI or Apps can be used to identify cool chords and transitions that well help drive the melody or main top line of the song.
Melodic Development and Top Lines
Developing an idea that flows through the song as the main lyrical driver can be fun once the main structure and tempo of the song is laid out. You can use your voice, and instruments to create a melodic idea that helps link the chord progressions together. Developing the rhythm as well as the notes that will become the final song is a lot about practice and repetition. As you keep repeating the lines and lyrics, you further refine and become more comfortable with the rhythm and vibe of how the song will be.
You can write down lyrics, but without really getting comfortable with the song, it will just sound like you are reading off the page.
Singing and performing is all about creating emotional connection, so don’t be afraid really put your own character and personal spice on the lyrics. A
Develop hook melodies, and craft lyrics and finding a strong concept
Hooks and melodies begin with lyrics and end with a great performance. An amazing studio, microphone, and great production cant make a terrible song if not working with developed ideas that arent just canned chords, you need creative melodies and lyrical ideas to hold the song together and link all the parts together. Try pocketing instruments without losing the human feel. Song dynamics and polish: mixing and mastering can help finalize and organize the sounds.
Collaborating for an Amazing New Track Mixed and Mastered In Our Studio
If you are already familiar with the process and you’re looking to produce or collaborate on a more limited capacity that’s ok too! If you have cut vocals at home, or want to cut vocals in the studio production instrumentation and final polish after you leave, or remotely collaborating
The entire vocal signal flow for the best possible sound and performance. Capturing a range of doubles, adlibs, pocket every word, and making sure it sounds professional and clear but still natural and human. Blended together a stack of vocal track, or showcasing one main vocal clearly without clutter, how to manage the entire process for speed and effectiveness. You can follow allong with the process of producing you and collaborating with me the engineer or producer to help you as you need. You can help learn my whole toolkit and original fully polished professional songs you can produce share on social media and with the world.
We’re Excited to Work with Both New and Established Artists
Bad Racket is part of an intimate network of producers and artists, experience the creative journey. Committing to doing things right and our guidance and support will help you create the music you’re trying to make to the next level. Your project can really benefit from professional editing mixing and hit level writing and arrangement. You can expect overall polish and glue for that professional sound. Finally, you can not just start songs, but finish publish and distribute. I think you can really surprise yourself with the quality of your next recording.