John Dale aka Wild & Devious. I have been in the business for 15 years and have worked with top Artists Mixing and Remixing. I started out as a D.J and spent a lot of time in different studios learning the trade. I specialize in Pop , Dance , House Music.
Dalestudio is ideal for recording vocals and mixing / mastering . My mixes always transfer well as I have great monitoring conditions . The Services I offer are from the ground up , turning an idea into a finished track , help with production , arrangement , mixing , editing , remix's , D.J and vocal / Guitar recording and Mastering. I also teach D.J's to mix on Vinyl and C.D and Digital and to Use all Major Music Production software. I also offer a service to release tracks on all major online stores. Www.dalestudio.co.uk
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I have recently had a number of tracks mixed and mastered at Dale studio and i am very pleased with what has been produced. John can take a track to another level with his engineering and mastering skills and if needed he has the ability to provide a fast turn around. Along with the quality the rates are very reasonable compared to other studios.
Interview with Dalestudio
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A Dance version of a track written by Neil Taylor and the brief is for it to fit in Annie Macs playlist .
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both if needed depending on what you are trying to acheive !
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will keep to there goal and they will have a finished product they will be happy to play to anyone !
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The creative process of hearing everything start coming together!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can you make my track sound like ..... And I will be honest about my answer and let them know how we can acheive there goal !
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I work 9 till 5 ! That would be nice!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal and how can I get you there and do you like Coffee or Tea !
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be clear about what you want and the direction you are heading .
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A powerfull Apple Mac packed full of synths a UAD Apollo fully loaded an SSL Desk and a Neumann U87 mic .
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out Djing and running my own nights at various clubs and spending a lot of time writing and learning ,then working as a keyboard tech on live tours whilst building my own set up for producing my own music and have been doing this for the past 18 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I will leave that up to the listener as it changes to suit the genre although I like a meaty sound!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Calvin Harris as we come from a DJ ing background
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Make sure your kick is in the right key of your song .
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop and Dance , House Music .
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Focus , new ideas that will give a unique sound and Radio appeal , a good ear !
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I typically would start with the groove first and build from there leaving production and fx until last .I like to get all the writing done and then work with the sounds to get them right (less is more approach).
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My Studio set up is all geared up around my Apple Mac and Uad plugins and the monitors and acoustic treatment .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: So many ! Musicians and Producers that push boundaries !
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing , writing , arrangements , mastering and production .