Songwriter, Producer, Engineer, I’ve been mixing and mastering for 10+ years as well as producing. I’ve written songs artist and major publishing houses.
I offer High quality industry standard production, (beats, lyrics, vocal production, mix and master.)
I specialize in urban, and uptempo music such as pop, hip hop, trap, drill and of course r&b.
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Interview with Hefty Don
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I’m proud of all my work. I’ve done a lot.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Constantly creating to pitch to artist and labels.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Dimitri Mcdowell
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Easier to work with.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Top quality,
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have the most fun working than doing anything else.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long does the process take? Me: depends on what your needs are.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That It’s easy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your budget? What do you want to sonically sound close to? Who are your influences? Are you looking to produce an album or a single record?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just be as clear as possible as to what you want, or the direction you’re looking to go. Communication is key.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook, midi keyboard, DT 990, maschine, u47
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My path was to be an overall producer like dr.Dre or mike dean who produces mixes &masters, or like Kanye who produces and writes hit records.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake, he’s the best artist.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure all your instruments are in key and in time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban R&B, hip hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing is my strongest skill it’s what I’ve been doing for the longest in my career.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Clarity, fullness, creative beats you can’t find anywhere.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Don’t have a typical process, depends on the client and workflow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record with a Neumann u47 mic into protools I mix all in the box using waves and universal audio plugins. I make beats on ABLETON live.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Kanye west, Mike dean, guru, Sean Garrett. Dr.Dre,
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work I do for clients is making beats and writing songs.