Doug Hsu

Producer, Mix/Master Engineer

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I am a classically trained audio engineer and music producer with experience in the hard rock/metal and dance music industry. My works have released on Atlantic Records, Universal Music Group, Ultra Records, Insomniac Records, OWSLA, Dim Mak, Buygore, Subsidia, Proximity, Sumerian Records, Tragic Hero Records, Facedown records.

I have done everything from songwriting, co-producing, mixing, mastering and recording engineering.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

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    Great results, delivered what I was looking for. Super talented and easy communication.

Interview with Doug Hsu

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

  2. A: Not sure! Weird question. Like most of the work i've done.

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

  4. A: Producing 3 album deal with a major record label for an up and coming dance music artist.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: No.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Can you tell?

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

  10. A: Honesty.

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

  12. A: Developing an artist's sound.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Client: How do I get signed to a major label? Me: Be different. Create value. Listen to your producer.

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

  16. A: It's quick.

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

  18. A: What artists inspire the project.

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

  20. A: Be specific. Have references of what you want. Makes everything go by much faster when you know what you want.

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

  22. A: Guitar, Piano, Laptop, Headphones, Audio Interface

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

  24. A: 10+ years. Early years working on metal and hard rock music. Working on dance music for 7+ of those years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Not sure if I have a specific style. I really adapt to someone else's style.

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

  28. A: The Weeknd. A really fun sound I'd like to work on.

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

  30. A: Less is more.

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

  32. A: Electronic/Dance Music

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Sound design and mastering.

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

  36. A: I think I'm good at understanding a person's brand and idea. I try to brand an artist's sound.

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

  38. A: Not sure how to answer this. I just do it.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: Home studio is pretty simple. Mostly do everything digitally.

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

  42. A: Skrillex, Pharrel, Rufus Du Sol, Odesza, deadmau5, The Weeknd

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

  44. A: Song-writing, Producing and Audio Engineer (Mixing/Mastering)

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