Music Producer | Sound Design

doKaan on SoundBetter

Award winning producer | Main - Trap, Hip Hop, Drill | Sub - Pop, RnB, House, Afrobeat, Reggaeton. I am your professional Music Producer, Beatmaker, Mixing/Mastering Engineer, Sound Designer and Piano Player. Let's connect and figure out how I can help your ideas flourish.

Hi, I am Ąžuolas Dvarionas, doKaan. I have been involved in music from an early age and always had a passion for everything sound related. I specialize in developing full, market ready tracks for artists. Can advise on pre/post music release strategies. In addition, recently started designing sound tracks for films and commercials.

• I have 6 years experience producing music and 20 years practicing instruments and learning about the craft
• 12 years of music school where I learnt music theory, history, composition and piano practice
• Bachelor degree in Music Production where I learnt the in and outs of the creative and entrepreneurial sides of the music industry
• Have collaborated with local artists on their production ideas and artistic development
• Have worked as a teacher for an advanced course in music production at 'Sonus Akademija' LT
• Played the piano for 20 years now. Competed in various national and international competitions and won prizes

The process:
• Contact me via the green button on this page
• Briefly tell me how can I help with your project (optional mp3)
• I will respond with a budget and schedule proposal
• When we agree on the terms I will start the work
• After unlimited revisions in an appropriate scale you will have the result you want
• Bonus: when you are satisfied with the result, review below - many thanks!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Interview with doKaan

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

  2. A: I made a beat for a collaboration invite to a music festival. It was for the artists that I grew up listening to. It really felt like the career is going full circle.

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

  4. A: Making beats for artists back in Lithuania. Despotin Fam, Karpiz, Erke, Micro One.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital. Not everyone has the space or money for analogue gear, I like that it is much more accessible to everyone.

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

  8. A: I will deliver the result you came to me for.

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

  10. A: Music is magical. It evokes emotion and it is very rewarding to create something that is pleasing. I am glad I have a chance to play my role in it. So I like the creative side, for sure, but i enjoy the business side of it as well. Managing to earn money from music is also a blessing.

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

  12. A: -Can I have a beat? -Yes, here is a pack.

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

  14. A: Probably how much time music producers spend searching for the right sound, preset or balance.

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

  16. A: I try get to know as much as possible about the project and what are their expectations.

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

  18. A: Do the research and choose the right price/quality balance.

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

  20. A: Laptop, headphones, keyboard, guitar, speakers. Assuming there is a wall outlet.

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

  22. A: Producing for 6 years. Doing something with music for 20 years.

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Melodic hard cool and groovy

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

  26. A: Kendrick Lamar. He is one in a life time generational talent that is very diverse in his delivery and beat selection. Would be an honor.

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

  28. A: Simplicity is key. The artist needs space to shine.

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

  30. A: Hip Hop, Trap, Drill, RnB

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Melodic elements. My piano lessons comes in real handy.

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

  34. A: A professional view on the songs direction, catchy elements and a balanced approach to every stage of the creative process and pre/post song creation

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

  36. A: Producing: • Determining the needs and direction of the song with the client • Making a beat • Mixing the stems with ready vocals • Mastering the final version • Preparing with the artist the before/after release strategies Making beats: • Establish the artists needs or my own idea (sometimes let loose without a purpose) • Start with some melodic motive (sometimes drums or bass) • Develop the hook section of the song • Quick mix • Create the verse section • Introduce transitions and spicy elements • Arrangement • Final mix/master/ • Quality check and export Mixing: • Establish the key element and balance the levels in mono • EQ the unwanted or harsh frequencies • Expand the stereo image • Minimal effects on the whole track to have consistency Mastering: • Analyze the songs frequency spectrum, stereo image, levels and feel • Minimal cleanup • Balance the frequency response • Apply effects to reach consistency with the industry standard Film music: • Determining the mood, feel, instruments and timing with the client • Putting down some main ideas for particular scenes • Expanding on them with full scale instrumentation and stereo image • Arranging coherent transitions and sync with the film script • Final levels and sound effects adjustment Sound design: • Determining the mood, feel, instruments and timing with the client • Creating a rough arrangement of the events that follow in the video material • Outsourcing or recording the appropriate sound effects • Creating melodic elements if needed • Syncing with the video material • Final adjustments

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: I mainly produce in a Digital Audio Workstation. I have an effective studio setup that is: Ableton Live 10, ADAM Audio T5V, Waves Diamond Plugin Bundle, Fender Squier Bullet Strat, Sennheizer HD 280 pro, Ableton Launchpad X, Behringer UMC202, Alesis V49

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

  40. A: Kendrick Lamar, Joey Badass, Pop Smoke, Travis Scott, Eminem, 50 Cent, Despotin Fam, Erke, Micro One, OG Version, J Dilla, Kanye West, Dr. Dre, Scott Storch, Metro Boomin, Internet Money, Pink Floyd, Queen, Funkadelic, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arctic Monkeys, Digga D, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, Amy Winehouse, Madlib

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

  42. A: Mostly I make beats for artists. Usually the artists tell me a feel, vibe, emotion, tempo, key or genre that they want and I make it . Also have a wide selection of ready beats growing by the day for them to choose from.

doKaan - Beat preview

I was the full instrumental producer, mixing/mastering engineer in this production

Terms Of Service

Unlimited revisions. First draft in 3 days. 24h turn-around - double the price. 50% deposit 50% after final delivery. No refunds. All prices are an approximate and can change depending on the project.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Joey Bada$$
  • Pop Smoke
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live 10
  • ADAM Audio T5V
  • Waves Diamond Plugin Bundle
  • Fender Squier Bullet Strat
  • Sennheizer HD 280 pro
  • Ableton Launchpad X
  • Alesis V49
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