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Our Story

Brandon Summers and Benjamin Weikel are the Portland, OR based band/production duo The Helio Sequence. They've been recording and performing professionally for over 20 years, working with legendary label Sub Pop, releasing six full-length albums, touring internationally as a headlining act, and supporting bands including Modest Mouse, The Pixies, Kings of Leon, Keane, and Death Cab For Cutie. Their music has been used in ad campaigns by Apple, Nike, Starbucks, Coach, Levi's, Target, Microsoft and many more.

Summers and Weikel own and operate Helio Sound, a full-service studio working with both music industry and commercial clients. Helio Sound is a versatile audio workshop tailored for a wide range of projects, equally as at home recording and producing bands as working on custom composition and sound design for commercial videos. Helio Sound is your "go-to" for any project that demands a fresh, distinctive approach. 

 

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our vision

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We don't believe in Stock Music

Our goal is to work closely with clients to craft a unique audio experience that deepens visceral and emotional connections. Whether we're working on an album production, honing a track from our large library licensing catalogue, or composing from the ground up, every piece is a hands-on process geared toward the most effective fit for the given project.

We Don't Believe in Boundaries

We look forward to utilizing our decades of musical experience to produce and compose across genres and styles. Acoustic, electronic, beat-oriented, ambient, string/orchestral arranging, sound design for brand and industrial, and more...we do it all.

WE believe in next level quality

We're working with topnotch Burl Mothership conversion and bus mixing, Adam and Genelec monitoring, racks of handmade analog preamps and FX, an exotic array of vintage synths, guitars and amps, and a huge library of state-of-the-art digital plugins and instruments. Exceptional tools give you distinctive, hi-fidelity, impactful audio. 

We believe story comes first

Music and sound ultimately serve storytelling. As album producers, we look forward to getting inside the song and bringing out the best. For video and experiential synch projects we strive for an elevated union of audio and visual experience where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

WE're Translators

We listen, we absorb, we plan, we communicate. Every project begins with a simple conversation: What inspires you? What do you want to feel? What do you want to hear? We look forward to taking ideas, concepts and references and rendering them in brilliant sound.

WE're Collaborators

Let’s bring ideas to life. Let’s create an experience. Let’s make something remarkable. Let’s make something meaningful. Together.