I have been producing for 13 years and have attained a diploma of sound production (studio production). Music is my absolute passion and I have been fortunate enough to meet some truly amazing people throughout the industry. Customer satisfaction is always my number one priority. Cheers Dicky
I make primarily hip hop beats but I am willing to work on any genre of music.
I can mix any style of music to a final mixdown, unfortunately I do not offer mastering as part of my service because I leave that to the experts.
I also offer ghost writing services, this is a tabu subject for most, but I can tell you for a fact that it happens more often than you think. The end result is all that matters don't be too proud for a little help at times.
I am more than happy to send examples of my work before proceeding.
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Interview with Dicky
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Working in remote areas helping aborigines make a few tunes. It gave great satisfaction to see the excitement and smile on the kids faces.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New Knowledge Bones LP....he is a hugely respected artist in Australia and a highly talented emcee. Also making beats for my own digitally released beat tape!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No not yet, but can't wait to meet them.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both obviously have their place. I'm a digital man in a digital age.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Full money back guarantee if you are not happy with the final result. Although nobody's had to do that yet :)
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Doing something you love to make money, who would complain about that!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's the lowest price you can do? To be honest I'm open to negotiate on every price but there comes a point where it's just not worth my time, I could be working on somebody else's music who are prepared to pay more to get the final result they are after.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That anyone can do it. It takes time, perseverance and a lot of hard work to get to where I am.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is their vision for their song/project? What is their budget and time frame to get the work completed.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Shop around, but remember the cheapest price isn't always the best option. I see too many artists splurge on beats, recording time etc but then try to skimp on getting it mixed properly. When in reality the mixdown is a huge component of making any record sound good.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Started off writing rhymes and making beats, just messing around with my mates. Went on to study sound production part time over 2 years. Since then I have been fortunate enough to work with some of the biggest names in Aussie hip hop, now it's time to take it overseas!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I combine old school with new school sounds to create my own unique vibe.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eminem....Dreaming right?? He is an incredible artist hands down.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Honesty. Be honest with your customer at all times.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Helping an artist take an idea and together turn it into a full blown song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A unique and individual sound. Whether it's right or wrong for your particular project I have confidence in the skills I bring to the table.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Sit back relax and enjoy the tunes. The music itself inspires me and I always put 110% into anything I put my name against. Customer satisfaction comes before anything else.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I won't lie, it's very basic as I have a family and am on a tight budget but it's enough to get the job done. Hoping to upgrade in the next 12 months. Primarily I use the native instruments maschine to make beats and the full version of cubase for mixing.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: All musicians who have their own style and aren't afraid of thinking outside the box so to speak.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I make custom hip hop beats from scratch. Customers send me examples of songs they like and I create a beat that will match that vibe. In regards to mixing I will only work with serious musicians who are passionate about what they are trying to create.