I began touring as a session drummer at the age of 14!
I am a producer/artist/songwriter located in Los Angeles, CA. I'm proficient in Logic Pro X. Since 2012, I have toured and written with over a dozen artists. I write and produce songs in genres including pop, rock, orchestral, and more. I fell in love with music as a kid and I never looked back. Every single project I've been a part of has been a blast and I can't wait for the next one! You can contact me with any questions.
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3 ReviewsEndorse Dakota Hodge
Great working with Dakota - really made the track come to life with drums, perc, FX, synths, and more. Creative & talented producer that’s very easy to work with
Was able to do everything I asked for!!
Working with Dakota was such a pleasure. The way he produces music and collaborates is so refined, detailed, and communicative. This guy so talented and never fails to create awesome music. Thanks for killing it, Dakota!
Interview with Dakota Hodge
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use T7V Adam Audio Monitors. I record with AKAI MIDI Controllers, Alesis Keyboards, and Aston Audio Microphones. My DAW of choice is Logic Pro X. I use a variety of sound packs/plugins including Kontakt, Massive, IzoTope, Zenology, and Waves. I’m also set up to record live instruments such as Guitar, Bass, etc.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began my career as a session drummer at the age of 14. I quickly became interested in music production and never stopped! In 2017 I relocated to Los Angeles and have worked with multiple artists across the city. Since then I’ve garnered hundreds of thousands of streams on Spotify/Apple Music between my personal projects and other writing credits.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will be completely satisfied with our work together! I’m a really chill, laid back person and super easy to work with. I will listen to your dreams for your project, but I will also challenge you and push it as far forward as possible! I allow 3 revisions, but I’m pretty flexible with that as well. If it needs more then we’ll make it happen!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love bringing out the emotion in a project. Wether your song is happy, sad, or angry. I want you to walk away knowing that you expressed yourself through music to the fullest extent!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My drums! (Does that count as one piece? Haha) 2. Computer 3. Acoustic Guitar 4. Keyboard 5. Speaker
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a variety of different music. My bread and butter is pop. But I’ve also worked on indie, rock, and acoustic projects.