Levi Downey

Music Producer

Hey there, I’m a music producer based in LA. I started out performing professionally as a teenager in the Pacific Northwest (saxophone in jazz combos, rock bands, and swing bands) but quickly found a love and talent for producing.

Whether making beats for a rapper, building a song with a singer/songwriter, or tracking a live band; making a recording sound as good as it possibly can while staying true to the artistic vision of a song is my passion! I studied music production, mixing, and mastering at Cre8 Music Academy in partnership with Westlake Studios (Michael Jackson, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, etc.).

Depending on budget we can either use my studio space in Koreatown (Death Star Studios), my Highland Park project studio, or my home studio in Silver Lake… or a combination of the three!

I’ll need to know a few things to determine if we’re a good fit:

– What is your goal with this project/song?
– What do you most need help with to accomplish this goal?
– A link to download a demo and/or past work that is similar to what you’re aiming for
– A link to 2 reference tracks
– A list of the specific things you like and don’t like about the reference tracks

Over the years I’ve worked on many different styles of music, and I pride myself in my eclectic taste. In fact, my favorite projects to work on tend to blend genres a bit. But, whether working on a trap beat, a jazz standard, or a pop banger, my commitment is to do the best for what the song needs. One of my specialities is in vocal production. However, as a trained saxophone player and proficient piano player I love getting into the weeds of the music too!

I’m great with starting from a seed of an idea and helping it grow, but I also love taking a sapling or even a full garden of finished ideas and helping prune and shape it into the best version of itself.

I’d love to learn more about your project and see if we’re a good fit.

In terms of the tools of the trade, I’m fortunate to have collected a pretty wide selection of gear and software to help bring your vision to life! Here are a few of the highlights in case you’re looking for something specific:

PRE AMPS, EQS AND COMPRESSORS
4 Chandler TG2s
2 Chandler LTD 1s
2 Distressors
Retro STA-LEVEL
2 Mag eqs
2 Shadowhills Mono Gamas
Zener Limiter
4 API pre’s (3124)
LA 610
TUBE-TECH CL 1B
2 LA 3As
MICS
2 RCA 77Ds
Neumann 87
Korby KAT 4
57’s
421’s
SM7
D-12

SYNTHESIZERS/ DRUM MACHINES
Roland RS-09
Juno 60
Arturia MiniBrute
Moog Sub Phatty
Prophet 12
Teenage Engineering OP-1
Elektron Analog RYTM & Digitone

SOFTWARE:
Melodyne
AutoTune
Waves Plugins
Arturia Analog Lab
Serum
Omnisphere
XO
SoundToys
Kontakt
Cinematic Studio Strings
iZotope Production Suite
Universal Audio

Primary DAWs:
Pro-Tools ULTIMATE
LogicProX

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Portfolio

Boppin - Ft. Leigh
Improvise - Ft. Coolhandtrew

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