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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  1. Review by Marlon C.

    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

Gyptian & Ashley Irae

I was the mix & mastering in this production

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
  • BrainWorx
  • Neutron Plugins and more
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