Frank Dasent


Frank Dasent on SoundBetter

Yo! I'm a trained jazz musician who performed and toured around Australia for 5+ years before relocating to Berlin in 2016. In Berlin, I fell in love with the creative freedom and potential of music production. I'm immensely passionate about the sounds of modern electronic, hip-hop, and house music. I'm in the studio 24/7, so hit me up!

I’m a musician and producer currently living between Sydney and Berlin.

I studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and performed and toured around Australia during my early twenties.

In 2016 I moved to Berlin and fell in love with the creative freedom and potential of music production.

I love the process of mixing and all things audio, and I'm also a versatile producer/composer. Check my tracks to see what you think :)

I love rhythm, groove, and Black American beat music - house, hip hop, trap, jazz. If you need beats commissioned in any style (with references or without), hit me up :)

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with Frank Dasent

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I just finished an EP of original music. This was the hardest and most intense musical journey I've been through. I really pushed myself to make sure I owned every moment of the music, and came out the end of a challenging process with music that I'm incredibly proud of.

  3. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  4. A: That music production is just 'playing around with machines.' I think that, actually, production involves deep musical empathy and understanding, and acting on that with discipline and creativity.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. A: Who are your biggest inspirations? Describe your vision. What’s your timeline?

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. A: Just hit me up! I'm passionate about music in all its shapes, colours, and sizes. Let's talk about your vision and bring your music to another level!

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: My laptop, my Juno-06, some speakers, a little drum machine, and my trombone :)

  11. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  12. A: I grew up in a musical family in Sydney, Australia. I was trained classically and played jazz growing up, went to a music-focussed high school, and then studied jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium. I played, toured, and taught music in Australia before coming to Berlin in 2016, at the age of 24. In Berlin, I switched my focus and began learning music production, as I had musical dreams which I felt couldn’t be met by continuing my career as a ‘gun-for-hire’ musician.

  13. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  14. A: Anyone with the motivation to make good music!

  15. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  16. A: My original music, which is soulful, left-of-center house music.

  17. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  18. A: Digital! All my favourite mixing engineers/producers are in the box.

  19. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  20. A: I'll work on your music like it's my own.

  21. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  22. A: I love the freedom and creativity of production, and I love the ‘flow state’ I get into while at the studio.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Raw, expressive, rhythmically strong.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Exercise every day!

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: House, electronic, hip-hop.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My musicality and work ethic.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring the musicality of a trained jazz musician and the skills of a modern producer.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I get to my studio early in the morning and produce all day!

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I mix through my UAD Apollo interface and DynAudio monitors and produce with my Juno-06, Yamaha DX7, Ableton Push 2, and numerous soft synths - Omnisphere, Massive, Serum.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: Electronic producers with a focus on rhythm: Flying Lotus, Knxwledge, Theo Parrish.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: Mixing, beat-making, and keyboard/synth recording.

The Power of Music feat. Isis Salam

I was the Producer, Composer, Mixing Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • UAD Apollo Twin Interface
  • DynAudio monitors
  • Yamaha DX7
  • Roland Juno-6
  • Ableton Push 2
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