Music Production

A typical process - 

  • Artist/band comes in for coffee

  • We hang out for way longer than expected

  • Pre-production - establishing the vision and budget, ensuring that: 

    • All songs are 100%

    • A timeline is in place

    • Players/Team is chosen

    • Musical references are in place

    • A 'signature sound' is clear and present

    • The process feels invigorating and fun

  • Recording

    • Tracks are created through live players or computer generated ​

  • Mixing

    • Tracks are mixed in-house, or elsewhere (whatever is best for the music)​

  • Mastering

    • Tracks are mastered in-house​, or elsewhere (whatever is best for the music)​

Styles

  • Pop - Country - Classical - Hiphop - Opera - Electronic - RnB - Ballads - Unique Cover Songs 

Philosophy 

Personally, I would rather do less tracks with a much higher quality, than more tracks of lesser quality. It's my opinion that tracks that are in the 8/8 to 10/10 zone (in writing/performance/recording/mix/master) are the only ones cutting through into the mainstream. An artist needs only ONE song to break, and I want to be the producer who brings that.   And ultimately, the songs and the process should be exciting and envigorating for years to come.  

Prices range from $700-$3000 per track depending on production level and team. 

Dominique Valmy

A cool and unique cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" from this European artist. We went for something completely different and 007-esk.    

Jocelyn Alice

A crowd favorite, Hiding Place was our version of Rihanna's "Stay", which ended up going to a whole other level. 

David York

David York

As David's first track ever recorded, we spent time discoverin g his style through blending artists (Jack Johnson/Jason Mraz) as well as working with imagery and how people will relate to his sound and style.

Oliver Miguel

As one of Canadian Primo Sax players, Oliver is always wanting to push the envelope and play around with creative style and musical concepts. This track takes a huge journey hence the idea of a "Broken Compass". 

Distance Bullock

A real force to be reckoned with, this track is full of beautiful juxtaposions - fragility/power, strength/weakness, shown both in the performance and production. 

Elise Fawcett

14 year old Elise Fawcett really shines through this track which blends elements of "The Hunger Games" as well as her own styles and influences.   

Kari Kimmel

Picked up by a few trailer houses, we're hoping this track reached the big screen soon!

Latenite Automatic

Take the journey of this collaboration between Jay Brown and myself. A blend of NIN, David Bowie and Muse. 

Brett McCrady

As winner of our Artist Springboard contest, Brett won a "Radio Ready" single, along with branding consultation, photos and more.  

Tamara Beatty

Vibing on Portishead on night, Tamara and I decided to tackle this track which took her to a place of performance that we were unaware of.  

About Steve

Known for his ability to deliver radio quality compositions and productions in a very short turn around time, Steve has recently landed placements on “What About Love” (film starring Andy Garcia, Sharon Stone), “Monica and the Medium” (theme song on ABC Family), Potager de Mon Grand Pere (5 songs on French Film by Mother and Son Productions), and Nia (International Dance Company).  In addition to film and TV placements, Steve has done production for a placement on Electronic Arts Video Game “The Simms” as well as production for numerous "Top-10" Hollywood shows on E! Network. With Steve’s experience writing on pitch for Film and Television, he has honed the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

unique craft of being able to extract style and vibe in both his writing and production - a skill he also uses to help emerging artists craft their signature sound and professional artists to take things to next level.  In addition to his accolades in composition and production, Steve is an experienced performer and multi-instrumentalist who currently spends most of his time on the keyboard writing, programming, and producing a plethorah of styles from indie, to heavy metal, to opera!

 

"In all my collaborations,what is most important to me, is blending my own creative contribution while respecting an existing vision, talent or process. Whether I'm involved in a film production or music production project, all have their own past/present/future, natural tendancies/goals and talents. As I realize i'm jumping in the middle of proces, my job is to bring what is already in motion, to the next level, instead of swaying it off course in any way." ~ Steve 

Contact

Steve Rokosh

Calgary, Alberta

403 700 9727