I Help Musicians
Make Better Records

Indie Music Production Consulting to help you write better songs, capture your unique sound, and build your fan base.

American Songwiter
Word Cafe
Rolling Stones
Relix
Pop Matters
Garden & Gun
The Bitter Southerner
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"Chris is an empathic learner, a multi-instrumentalist, a trendsetter, a production chameleon, and a kind hearted sound-savant."

 

-Penny and Sparrow

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Apply to be a Production Client

Fill out an application form to apply to be one of my production clients.

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One Hour Strategy Call

Each production is designed to help you reach your goals. We'll have a one hour strategy call to make a plan for your project.

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Capture Your Unique Sound

Once your plan is approved, we'll get to work making your record.

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Grow Your Fan Base

Once you have a record you're proud of, you're ready to promote your music.

What Makes Me So Different?

When it comes to recording their music, many artists lack the necessary skills. The skills needed to translate their unique sound into a compelling recording. I help artists write better songs, give stronger performances and capture their sound. That way they can promote their music with confidence and pursue their music career.

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I know how hard it is to record your music in the studio and have helped dozens of artists capture theirs. When you capture your sound:

  • your music starts working for you
  • you attract a team of music industry professionals
  • your fans spread your music virally.

I’m Chris Jacobie, a record producer based in San Antonio, TX. I’ve produced Penny & Sparrow, Jarrod Dickenson, and many others. I've studied the art and craft of record production for fifteen years.

I've produced other artists for over a decade. My productions have landed in the top 10 Billboard Folk Album charts. My productions have also topped the iTunes singer-songwriter charts many times.

I've produced dozens of artists and helped them capture their sound. But I'm not another assembly-line, copy-cat producer.

I created my process to help me record my own music the way I wanted to hear it. Along the way, this resulted in me finding the best approach to capture any artist's true essence.

Since then I've gone on to record dozens of albums and over 100 songs. My clients have dramatically increased their fan base after working with me.

When you work with me, you will:

  1. Increase the power of your songwriting while maintaining your voice. You will better understand what makes your songs 'tick' and how to keep from boring your listeners.
  2. Record your best performances to date. Think of a producer like a personal trainer for musical performance. I'm there to draw out your untapped potential.
  3. Leave with a recording you love. One that gives you the confidence to build your fanbase and pitch to music industry insiders. And if you don't love it, I'll make it right or I'll give you your money back. Life's too short to have a recording that doesn't represent you well.

Listeners are drawn to recordings of artists that have captured their unique sound. If listeners don't hear that on your recordings, they’ll look past you for someone else. Once you capture your sound, your fan base will begin to grow. Artists that capture their sound win in the marketplace.

Apply to work with me today and capture your unique sound. Why? Because nobody will listen to you until you do.

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Chris Jacobie

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It is no exaggeration to say that without Chris Jacobie we wouldn’t be a band today. He has been with us since we were playing for 6 people in Austin & was there a few nights ago when we played for 1,000.

Penny & Sparrow

Austin, TX & Florence, AL
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“Chris has some of the best ears and ideas in the business! Plus, he makes an artist feel at ease and welcome in a studio environment.”

Decca Recording Artist: Jarrod Dickenson

Nashville, TN
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As a producer, Chris just gets the big picture of where you are coming from and where you want to go. He helps protect the sound you want while at the same time exploring new ideas. We cannot wait to go back!”

Ryvoli

Lexington, KY
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"The questions Chris asked and the challenges he posed along the way broadened my understanding of myself as a songwriter, and of the craft itself.”

Nick Dahlquist

St. Louis, MO
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“I don't know enough about sound and audio to say why, but I know that when I work with Chris, I can trust that he knows what I want. And that's totally kickass!”

JP Ruggieri

Nashville, TN
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“We love Chris's creativity in the studio. Working with him is like a360-degreee musical experience. It's AWESOME!”

Willow City

Fredericksburg, TX

What's My Investment?

How much is your lack of a great recording costing you? How many potential fans skip over your music because it isn't unique? How many of your shows are half empty because people don’t know why they should come? Your lack of a great recording may already be costing you a great deal.

All Song Packages Include:

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1 hour of Pre-Production over Skype

Before your session which means we'll be able to ensure your song is well-written and ready to record.

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1 Day in The Studio

With me so that we can explore multiple directions and find THE perfect production direction for your song. We'll also have more than enough time to capture your best vocal performance to date.

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Drums & Percussion

Professional session drummer, Fred Mandujano (The Bodeans, David Ramirez, Penny & Sparrow.) Fred is endlessly creative and will never approach your song with the same beat he used yesterday. He never ceases to amaze me with his ability to pull new sounds out of his drums each time I work with him.

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Acoustic & Electric Guitars

Professional session guitarist, Jacob Hildebrand (Miranda Lambert, Deadman, Penny & Sparrow.) Jacob is YOUR favorite guitarist. Seriously, all you have to do is play him a recording you love. He'll stick his ears between the speakers, squint, grab a different guitar, twiddle some knobs and become that guitarist. I'm not even worried that I just over-hyped him. 

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Piano & Keyboards

Professional session keys man, Michael Bellar (Amos Lee, Art Garfunkel.) Michael is the most soulful keys man I've ever met. He's an expert at combining different vintage keyboard textures to make your song unique and to tickle headphone listeners ears.

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Horns

Mitchell Webb (Penny & Sparrow.) Mitchell is the newest addition to the team. He's only 21 years old and will shock you with his musical depth. He has an ear like a rabbit and makes arranging, playing and recording your horn parts look easy.

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Strings

Professional violinist, Alex Page (Penny & Sparrow, Janelle Monae.) Alex is the man behind all of the heavenly strings on the Penny & Sparrow albums. He is an world-class string layering machine, often creating full symphonies in a matter of hours. He's also a total goofball and used to have a day job censoring for Conan O'Brien.

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Mixing

Chris Bethea (Sleeping At Last, Penny & Sparrow) at Noiseblock Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals, AL. 

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Mastering

Reuben Cohen ( Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, Ingrid Michaelson, Penny & Sparrow) at Lurssen Mastering in Hollywood, CA.

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1 Year of FREE Quarterly Strategy Calls

After your record is released, we'll have a 1 hr. strategy call each quarter to work through any challenges you may have with building your fan base. (a $697 value)

 

   

  • 1 Hr Pre Production
  • 1 Day in The Studio
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Guitars
  • Piano & Keyboards
  • Horns
  • Strings
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • 1 Year Strategy Calls
  • Commercial Recording Studio

Bronze Package

$2697 per Song

  • 1 Hr Pre Production
  • 1 Day in The Studio
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Guitars
  • Piano & Keyboards
  • Horns
  • Strings
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • 1 Year Strategy Calls
  • Commercial Recording Studio

Silver Package

$2997 per Song

  • 1 Hr Pre Production
  • 1 Day in The Studio
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Guitars
  • Piano & Keyboards
  • Horns
  • Strings
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • 1 Year Strategy Calls
  • Commercial Recording Studio

Gold Package

$3997 per Song

  • 1 Hr Pre Production
  • 1 Day in The Studio
  • Drums & Percussion
  • Guitars
  • Piano & Keyboards
  • Horns
  • Strings
  • Mixing
  • Mastering
  • 1 Year Strategy Calls
  • Commercial Recording Studio

Apply to be a Production Client

 
Tell me about your project:
 
 

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Thanks - I’m looking forward to reviewing your application and hearing you!

I’ll be in touch soon to let you know if you qualify.