Over 15 years mix engineering experience. All genres specializing in Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, SOCA, Calypso. Communicates well and delivers.
Own and operate recording studio, by appointment only. All digital formats.
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Interview with Duane C. Dyer
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: An album with Reggaee artist Ashley Irae based in LA, California. Produced, Mixed and Mastered the album "Love Iration." Remote session musicians used as needed. Currently available on all digital platforms
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To deliver a solid first mix and provide comprehensive revisions as discussed.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Eric Thorngren, Mix Engineer, Drummers & Guitarists
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Always something new. There's nothing monotonous about it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much you charge? 50/hr
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Many think it's a hobby and don't realize there are several ways to paint a picture when provided with the same ink
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: To keep an open mind if your project falls outside of the genres I get most work on. The mix concept spans all genres
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would advice to objectively listen through my catalog. Request a genre similar to yours as I may not have it published here.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Headphones, Native Instruments MASCHINE, DJ controller
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Christmas project
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone on this platform as yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Gear is now much more compact and portable. Allows for easy distribution of projects. Facilitates a global client reach...and I cannot tell the difference between Analog vs Digital recording.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: BA Liberal Arts, Drummer, DJ. Started in 1998 Analog gear with Digital Performer which at the time was the best MIDI sequencing software out.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'd say dynamic style much of which is what you hear in the music
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dr Dre. Because he has been on both the artist side and the production side of music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: There's perfection in imperfection.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Caribbean genres, Hip-hop R&B and Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Frequency separation.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A modern competitive sound.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually ask about what is the required sound or ask for a reference track. Work with vocals first then the drums & bass if there is any. The progress onto the other instruments in the composition. Submit MIX1 for review and comment then progress from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Fully digital with SL32 Digital board. Able to accept all digital file types. Sole operator
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Audio editing, Mixing and Mastering