Duane C. Dyer

Mix & Mastering Engineer

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Over 15 years mix engineering experience. All genres specializing in Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Dancehall, SOCA, Calypso. Communicates well and delivers.

Own and operate recording studio, by appointment only. All digital formats.

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    Duane was very prompt in his responses, easy to work with and accommodating to specific requests. The quality of the end product was top class and I will definitely be working with him again.

Interview with Duane C. Dyer

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

  2. A: Audio editing, Mixing and Mastering

  3. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  4. A: Fully digital with SL32 Digital board. Able to accept all digital file types. Sole operator

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

  6. A: Usually ask about what is the required sound or ask for a reference track. Work with vocals first then the drums & bass if there is any. The progress onto the other instruments in the composition. Submit MIX1 for review and comment then progress from there.

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

  8. A: A modern competitive sound.

  9. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  10. A: Frequency separation.

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

  12. A: Caribbean genres, Hip-hop R&B and Pop.

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

  14. A: There's perfection in imperfection.

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

  16. A: Dr Dre. Because he has been on both the artist side and the production side of music.

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: I'd say dynamic style much of which is what you hear in the music

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

  20. A: BA Liberal Arts, Drummer, DJ. Started in 1998 Analog gear with Digital Performer which at the time was the best MIDI sequencing software out.

  21. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  22. A: Digital. Gear is now much more compact and portable. Allows for easy distribution of projects. Facilitates a global client reach...and I cannot tell the difference between Analog vs Digital recording.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: I don't know anyone on this platform as yet.

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

  26. A: A Christmas project

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

  28. A: Laptop, Headphones, Native Instruments MASCHINE, DJ controller

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

  30. A: I would advice to objectively listen through my catalog. Request a genre similar to yours as I may not have it published here.

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

  32. A: To keep an open mind if your project falls outside of the genres I get most work on. The mix concept spans all genres

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

  34. A: Many think it's a hobby and don't realize there are several ways to paint a picture when provided with the same ink

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

  36. A: How much you charge? 50/hr

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

  38. A: Always something new. There's nothing monotonous about it.

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

  40. A: Eric Thorngren, Mix Engineer, Drummers & Guitarists

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

  42. A: To deliver a solid first mix and provide comprehensive revisions as discussed.

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

  44. A: An album with Reggaee artist Ashley Irae based in LA, California. Produced, Mixed and Mastered the album "Love Iration." Remote session musicians used as needed. Currently available on all digital platforms

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Gyptian & Ashley Irae

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Terms Of Service

48-72hrs turn around on MIX-1, mp3 format. Revisions 12-24hrs with typically 3 revision sessions. Final mixes and masters will be .WAV and .mp3 formats.

GenresSounds Like
  • Gyptian
  • Ashley IRAE
  • Norris Man
Gear Highlights
  • SL Digital Board
  • MAC
  • WAVES
  • BrainWorx
  • Neutron Plugins and more
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