One-Stop-Shop for everything music related, eleven years experience in songwriting (melodies & lyrics) and piano, six years experience in production ranging from all kinds of EDM over to melancholic pop, which I am mainly focusing on right now.
Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Pianist & Mixing/Mastering Engineer.
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Interview with Paul Dalkowski
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I ghostproduced, mixed and mastered a future bass track from scratch with now over 100.000 streams on Spotify. It's the second most streamed track of that artist to date.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple of new tracks for my artist alias and a music production for a fellow electronic pop singer.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and quantity. I can often finish productions, mixdowns etc. in just a few days, never needed more than two revisions with any client to date.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The freedom to make music whenever I want to.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you definitely want the track to be? What do you definitely NOT want the track to be?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Do your best to communicate. If you know what you want but I don't, we'll just be running in circles, trying to catch up to each other's train of thought.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Melancholic, calm
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Yoe Mase because he massively influenced what I do and still does so to this day.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always know what the most important instrument at any given time is and act accordingly. There can only be one thing in the foreground, may that be a guitar, a vocal or a synth. The easiest way to destroy a good song is to have two different dominant instruments play different melodies at the same time.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mostly work on sad/chill stuff
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing melodies
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The full package, if necessary: melodies, chords, lyrics, sounddesign/soundselection, mixing & mastering.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically start by writing a melody (either for the chorus or the verse), then I build chords around it. As soon as the first section is kind of done, I move on to the next section to keep a similar energy. Then I start adding details, earcandy etc.. Once everything is finished, I do a final mixdown.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mostly digital; roughly 1500$ worth in Kontakt Libraries, Serum, Sylenth1 and a couple hundred dollars worth of splice samples/presets & credits. Besides that, a midi keyboard by midistart, an epiano, Senheiser HD 25-1 headphones, Mackie CR-X monitors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Billie Eilish, Yoe Mase, Xan Griffin, Alec Benjamin, Vorsa
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Full song productions (also including writing instrumental melodies and mixing) for singers in the pop/electronic pop genre.