When I could not get to the studio, I found a producer on Soundbetter, and a singer on Soundbetter, and the next thing I knew I had a pop sound that was what I've wanted all this time. The guy I worked with for several years was wonderful but I didn't always know how to explain to him the sound I wanted, and I needed a sound outside his preferred genres.
My first Soundbetter project was this weird sync song called "Safe": Working with Kate Malone, the producer, was fantastic. She got the vibe I was trying to create, she was affordable, she's a woman, and I've never met her. Never even heard her voice.
Then Kate got involved in a big project, or got tired of me, whatever, I'm good, because then I found Brian Steckler, who also gets the spare, vocals-front sync thing I like to do sometimes. He made this version of my song "Like" (after I did some streamlining and put it on a chord diet and stuff). I'm really glad I know him now too.