Finding objectivity in a subjective realm
I am a Producer, Mix Engineer, Sound editor/designer(film), Beat Maker, Piano/Guitar player and Singer from Dublin, Ireland.
I now reside in Barcelona, Spain, where I have worked my way up from trainee to producer and I now co-run a studio here, in the heart of the city.
Classically trained on guitar and piano from the age of five, and member of a musical family, I have been immersed in music my whole life. I have an agile ear for melody, harmony and I can play music by ear and sight-read. I have enjoyed playing in bands from a young age, but I have found true fulfilment through music production, with the total creative control and freedom granted through the processes of recording, arranging, composing, orchestrating and mixing.
My taste is virtually non-exclusive and I appreciate genres from Hip hop to folk/country to classical, and I'm experienced programming and recording said styles and more.
For programming, I use the MPC 3000 as the "heart" beneath a variety of synths on which I can program/sample beats, from mainstream to obscure and experimental.
For recording gear specifics, read the 'Gear highlights' section below.
But of course; it's not the gear, but the ear ;)
As Duke Ellington put it,
"There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind."
Listen and see if you trust me. Let's make music :)
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
3 ReviewsEndorse Dash
I worked with Dash for a few days in Barcelona and all I can say is that he's reliable, professional and easy-going. We got along really well. Don't hesitate to contact him!
I have worked with Dashiel on a number of projects and can attest to his skill, tenacity and professionalism. He's also a really lovely guy, very genuine and trustworthy, and thus is great to work with.
Dashiel and I worked together on a film I supervised, "Greta". He is creative, passionate and strives for perfection.
Interview with Dash
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will be as invested as you are in the end result.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Earthy yet ethereal.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Committed, passionate artists who don't settle.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Phil Spector, Andy Wallace, Prince, Kevin Parker, Quincy Jones
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Recording and mixing