Hi there! If you are in need of professional quality vocals on your recording project, I'm here to fulfill your desire to have them done right!!! As an indie recording artist, I have done hundreds of demos and currently have 2 singles in the Top 100. I have over 20 years of vocal experience, and have twice played the"White House ".
Send me your files in WAV or MP3 format, give me an idea of what you're looking to hear, and I'll go to work on it. Revisions to your project are welcome, if reasonable and agreed upon...
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Interview with Dondi
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Promoting my third album "Imagine that".
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Erika Schiff. Former Idol contestant, talented vocalist, and an all around good person!!!
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I'll not answer that!!!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To be diligent. Professional, and use every bit of my skills to do a great finished product.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I make my own schedule. Leaves time for my family!!!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Depends on the project.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it can be done quickly. There is a process.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on the project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be precise about what you're asking to have done for you, and think about the time that may involve to complete it professionally.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop, a good mic my line six gear, and an external hard drive and my Yamaha headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in the music business for over 35 years.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first solo album "Diggin on R&B, was two years in the making. I played and sang every note, produced engineered and mixed the entire project myself. Totally a self contained venture!!! I've learned so much since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Old school meets new school R&B. Adult Contemporary R&B.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eric Benet'. He has a style and quality I admire.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never use compression until the end of your mix process. Mix using large and small monitors and headphones.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B Soul, Pop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Vocal comping.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Smooth professional vocals, quality production and mixing.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on the project at hand.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Sonar X3 producer, midi and WAV files. Vocasls are done with top of the line studio mics...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Luther Vandros, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Michael Buble'.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I mostly do writing and arrangements of vocals...