I've been writing and producing music for 10 years, and in the last 2 years have taken heavily to remixing. I favour a minimalist approach to music production - less is often more. This gives each instrument/sound space to breathe, allowing for powerful basslines and drums, warm mids, crisp highs, and vocals that shine.
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I can usually turn a track around in about a week. The actual process is often quicker than this, but I like to leave new tracks to settle for a few days so I can hear them with fresh ears before making any final changes. You can listen to the work as it progresses, or wait until it's more finalised. The choice is yours.
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DrJkl just did a fantastic job on the final mix of my latest single. There were a few revisions to adjust the reverb levels on some of the tracks which were done quickly with no fuss. It's taken the song to the next level - great job Dave. Many thanks.
I worked with DrJkl on the occasion of the release of my second album. I personally chose to entrust him with the remix of one of my songs, because I believe that in addition to having talent he has strong technical skills. I have been amply repaid and I hope to work with him again.
We have worked together on a number of remixes all different genres. In particular I really rate DrJkl's ability on mixing the small subtle details as well as some original ideas for remixes. DrJkl's ability to turn things around quickly with no compromise on quality is amazing!
Interview with DrJkl
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Johann Sebastian Bach, because he was an absolute musical genius But sadly this collaboration is not going to happen - well, maybe in an afterlife! However, I might try a Bach remix...
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give each 'instrument' space to breathe. Choose the right sounds, and don't be afraid to strip stuff out if it doesn't add anything good. Less is more!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fresh air. Attention to detail. Passion.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: When remixing, I listen to the original track 2 or 3 times, work out the key and tempo, then preview the individual stems in isolation to hear if there is anything that stands out as being the essence of the original track. I then take the acapella in isolation (if there is one), work out the song structure (verse, chorus, bridge, etc), then write my own chord progressions for each part, referring back to the original track if appropriate. Once this is done set my desired tempo and a placeholder drum beat, and use my own voice to record ideas. These become the basis of the bassline, top synth, effects, etc, initially played as piano parts. I then spend a lot of time selecting and tweaking the exact sounds for each 'instrument', to complement the acapella, and any hooks, riffs, etc that I've kept from the original stems. The sound selection stage is critical for me, as each instrument needs it's own space. I really can't be doing with mud and muddle! It now becomes a construction exercise as the chosen sounds as used to replace my voice parts. The near final drums/percs often fall into place at around this point. From here it's a case of mixing, listening, tweaking, adding, subtracting, until the jigsaw if finished!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a fully equipped home studio. I love working from home as it means I can work whenever creativity strikes. That could be at 3am, it doesn't matter :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remixes are my thing. I absolutely love taking a great track and turning it into something new and equally as exciting!