Jack of all trades, master of some. I can help every step along the way from writing, performing, recording, mixing, mastering, packaging, and publishing.
I'm a life-long musician with a DIY approach and several published albums under my belt. To be the most versatile producer I can be, I wrote and produced a song in a different genre once a week for all 2018, having not missed a single Friday release in this 52 song project.
Working from a home studio dramatically cuts back on overhead operating costs, making my talents more affordable than my competitors and with your satisfaction guaranteed. I have the talent and equipment to make all of the sounds you require, especially if you're an independent musician and need a practiced supporting band. In the rare event I cannot create your vision, I will gladly redirect your project to trusted colleagues with specialized experience.
Please contact me and lets get the ball rolling on your next project.
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DeHart is absolutely fantastic to work with! His experience and knowledge in producing is something few could ever hope to reach. Not only that, but he is an extremely skilled musician, having serious talent playing on everything from guitars to pianos! I took a simple idea and riff to him, and we created an entire song out of it. Every step of the way I felt supported and structured, and I’m happy to say I’ll be working with him in the future.
Surely a Jack of all trades and very creative!! He did fantastic jobs whenever needed and still doing it.. Plus he makes a great secret santa... :))
He does an awesome job. Very creative, engaged, and timely. I have used him a couple times for his services and will be returning.
DeHart just finished producing my song "Doggy Treats In Heaven" which is entered in various local and national songwriting contests, as well as being launched on Spotify and other sites soon. He did a fantastic job of taking a rough iPhone type demo to a high quality and professional sounding song!
DeHart is our Mastering Engineer for Drunk: the pod. From day 1 he's been nothing but amazing. Professional, patient, highly skilled, and with a quick turnaround. He's incredibly talented, and we're lucky to have him.
It took several weeks, and we were working over a bit of a distance, but bless the technology available to us, DeHart was able to create a very beautiful soundtrack for my short film TRIBUTE. He watched the rough cut of the film and created the musical environment which enhanced the story which both my cast and myself were telling. Thank you for the brilliant, job, I hope we can work together again in the future!!! That is if you aren't fully booked up, which would not surprise me at all ;) Thanks again!!!
DeHart was fantastic to work with! He helped me with my most recent E.P. He was very understanding of what I wanted done, detail oriented and easy to communicate with - plus an all around cool guy. I would highly recommend working with DeHart and I would love to work with him again for the next music project I release.
Interview with DeHart
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) plays all of the instruments and composes his own music from start to finish, and I love that. Max Bemis (Say Anything) is a huge source of inspiration for me because we've had a similar musical journey from dorm room demos to cutting studio tracks as a one-man band.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, I establish my client's needs. For new songs, I have robust song templates to kick-start the recording process. Establishing tempo and an energetic rhythm section is important for keeping the process lively. Add layers until you have a banging chorus, then selectively pull the layers to make verses, intros, and larger structures to the piece. Sometimes, I record vocal scratch tracks for different sections then replace them with instrumentals down the line. After I have a solid static track, I play with the master bus and automation to bring the song to its full potential.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I've been playing piano since I was 5, guitar since I was 15, and have been composing music my whole life. If you only play guitar, I have bass and drums covered. If you have a song written, I can produce it and walk you through publishing. I've conquered every step of making and publishing music and I'm excited I can finally use my skills to help others.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Using REAPER and a 4-in Steinberg interface, there is little I can't do. My Fender IV amp has every effect pedal under the sun with 10 cabs and 100 preset sounds for my bass and guitars. A Yamaha keyboard helps bring new and retro sounds to the mix. I practice using digital and acoustic midi drum kits within REAPER and record audio with compressor and condenser microphones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typically, independent artists approach me with a song or EP project. On a few occasions, I've had the privilege of composing film scores and making movie Foley art. I also mix audio for podcasts and compose intro songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Look into ducking if you're into EDM: Side-chain your kick drum to a compressor over your instrumental tracks to get your music to pulse on the up-beat. Stereo Expansion: You can communicate subtly to your audience by playing with the stereo-width of a track. Squeezing the width and automating the expansion over a breakdown can enhance the song's feeling of being small then huge!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Most of my work involves a guitar and a bass. I don't limit myself by locking my sound into genre "A" or genre "B". I do a lot of genre-blending to keep things interesting but can focus on a single genre when the time is appropriate.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My semi-perfect pitch and ability to anticipate chord progressions. I have a really strong knack for music theory and composition.