musician, singer/songwriter, composer, audio engineer
Steve DeMott works as a musician, songwriter/composer, audio engineer and music director throughout the New York metropolitan area, and writes and records music for several Los Angeles based production libraries.
Steve began playing trumpet when he was eight, but it was at 15, when he took up the guitar, that he discovered his passion for songwriting. Steve has been in pursuit of "the perfect song" ever since. He eventually found himself in Boston as a songwriting major at Berklee College of Music, where he honed his craft with the help of the writing department faculty, particularly Pat Pattison, Jon Aldrich & Jack Pericone. Steve’s music has been compared to John Mayer, Damien Rice, Jason Mraz, Alison Krauss, Sting, John Lennon & Jackson Browne.
In addition to trumpet and guitar, Steve's talents include: bass guitar, mandolin, ukulele & voice.
Please contact Steve if you're interested in custom music for your project or need audio post services.
Recording, Arranging, Engineering
Do you need horn parts? How about vocal harmonies? Maybe parts for strings? I can write arrangements that you can then give to players, hand off MIDI for you to use with you virtual instruments, or write & record the parts for you to add into your production.
Do you need parts recorded for your production? Besides being able to play guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele & trumpet. I have access to great session players in almost any instrument. Your production doesn't need to fall short of your vision. Let me help you achieve your goals.
Let me engineer your voice over session in a great sounding room with high-end equipment.
Let me engineer your recording session in a great sounding room with high-end equipment. I have access to great studios & have the experience to make your session a success.
Mixing, Mastering & Audio for Video
Mixing is an art steeped in science and requires a lot of practice to master. I've been mixing tracks for almost 30 years. I have the tools & the know-how to turn your tracks into great finished mixes.
No matter what you're doing with your music, your final mixes need to compete with everything else that's out there. Mastering is the final step in the music production process. It adds the final bit of polish to your mix & maximizes the volume to match the standrads for music releases. This is also the last opportunity to impart the "audio magic" that comes from things like tape saturation and analogue console modeling.
My mastering philosophy is to deliver a balanced and engaging final master that competes in volume with today's music releases without adding unwanted clipping and heavy-handed limiting & compression. You're music has a life to it and won't squash that out of it just to make your final track loud.
Let me take your dialogue or other captured audio and clean & enhance it to make it the best it can be. Let's face it, location audio is hard. There are always environmental issues that interfere with getting good, clean audio. Before you call your client and tell them the audio isn't as good as you had hoped, let me take what you have and save it.
I do this through the careful use of noise reduction, equalization, compression, de-essing, plosive taming, and level automation. I can also deliver final files that conform with any of the prevailing broadcast standards.
Please contact me to talk about any projects you have that need audio help. My rates are reasonable and my turnaround time is very fast.
All of my music is available for licensing.
The following are examples of my audio post work.
Sennheiser: Pro Talk
Sennheiser: Pro Talk
Dark Horse Bouldering 9.1
Dark Horse Bouldering 9.2
Dark Horse Bouldering 9.3