With multiple songs charting high on the Australian ARIA Club Charts, quality and speed is my aim. I'll take your reference tracks/demos and turn around a full song tailored towards that style. Experience in recording/processing vocals, mixing & mastering engineer too... I am your all round man for the job, I'm excited to see what I can do for you!
As a producer first hand, I understand the inner workings of putting songs together. I also record and process my own vocals as well as mix and master my own, and clients final records. As an all rounder, inside of Ableton I can provide you with the best results for your production needs.
- Full song ghost production
- Vocal recording
- Vocal processing (to fit your instrumental)
I have had multiple songs chart high in the Australian ARIA Club Charts and have been known to be the man for the job when clients need a quick turnaround time and I fully understand when deadlines need to be met when working with labels.
Due to NDA's, I can't name the artists I have been writing for at the moment however if you listen to my example works on my profile you will be provided with full songs that I have personally produced/mixed/mastered and handled all vocal work on.
I hope that you enjoy what you hear and I look forward to working with you!
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
2 ReviewsEndorse Dominik Dale
Very quick turnaround on tracks. Highest professional sound and great mixing/ mastering. Nice guy as well
Thanks Dom :)
Dom is the real deal.. I have taken half finished songs and small ideas to him and have had them spun into full songs by the end of the day.
His writing and production is tasteful to what you need as an artist. The musical input and sound design he puts together for me supports my sound and really brings out the better aspects of my performance. I've listened to other artists he's produced/written for and the production, while completely different in style to mine, suits that artist also... super flexible dude!
Thank you for your awesome work Dom!
Interview with Dominik Dale
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'll give you two in case you don't trust the vague explanation of the first 1. the most unreal moment of 2019 was handling the entire production process for one of my ghosting clients which got found by the actual inspiration for the project in the fist place. I was sent a video of him playing the song at a festival named Nocturnal Wonderland and then videos kept coming from future shows of his. It's a bizarre feeling. 2. I was really proud of releasing my debut EP "Time Machine" as I handled all the production, vocals, mixing and mastering all by myself and received commendation by the mixing engineer I would usually go to for my music in the past. The entire EP has hit over 80,000 streams as a whole and the title track has been picked up by Discover Weekly 4 times now and has now accumulated 78,000 of those plays alone with no PR, just a bad ad campaign I made in 10 minutes after I realised it was coming out and I hadn't made one yet.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've just wrapped up a 5 track EP which I sing on, produced, mix and mastered all by myself. I've started working with a vocal engineer here in Sydney on some co-writing projects which is really expanding my skillset and I'm all round just focusing on working on as many projects as possible to learn and be a sponge.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Meredith Bull - Fantastic Vocalist with such a unique voice. Enschway - Awesome producer especially for making super high energy trap bangers, he's a good friend and just overwhelmingly good in his element.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital forever purely cause I can't break it. I do however really like being able to find little combinations that wouldn't be possible on hardware or mappings that are just way too extensive or impossible on hardware gear.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I'll provide them with the quality that I would wish for my own music. I don't skimp out on the little details and really put time and care into their music.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The feeling that each song could be the next big thing in music. I find once that song gets past the creation stage and it's all tidy and nicely mixed and mastered I just get this overwhelming sense of achievement and the eagerness for others to hear it really spikes.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "when can we do this again?" haha only kidding, but so far not had any common questions or concerns as I make things pretty clear and concise in the beginning.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm a DJ 😂 I have to explain to a lot of people that "if you removed the vocals from that song, I write and put together every element behind it from the drums to the bass and synths and so on" and it starts to click... trying not to nerd out on people and have them blankly stare at you is a skill I've developed by having to simplify everything to my girlfriend, and hey she's starting to get it and thinks other people don't know much either now haha.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: - What genre are we looking at writing - What artists do you personally align with or see this song going along the lines of - Can you send a few reference tracks of how you think you'd like this song to sound sonically? (e.g. I really like the synths in this, the drums really knock in this, the bass is stupid heavy) - Are we looking to be working with vocals? I make different production choices when making room for vocalists to have freedom to perform over the track compared to an instrumental that needs to keep the listener involved on its own.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Understand what you're after before reaching out and we'll have a great time! There is nothing more confusing and sometimes painstaking about spending days or weeks even creating multiple demo songs and having none of them stick with you because personally you're not sure of what you want as a result. We're a team! I want exactly what you want, we can't build IKEA furniture without the manual right?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My laptop and all its dongles (pls don't count them all), Audeze LCD-X Headphones, my Subpac, SHURE SM7B microphone (cause it's got a really low background noise floor) and whatever usb interface would not need to be plugged into a wall... hopefully I have enough laptop battery or are these items just to look at?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Well, my career path still IS to be producing full time for myself with the outcome of touring and performing live with live vocals/keys/sampling. I do however need to write music for others to maintain a steady enough income to keep doing this work as a full time career. I've been producing 6 years now and in December 2019 graduated from "ICON Collective", a music production school based in of LA.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Boppy white girl music. You know the kind 😂
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Tom Misch. I'd love to see his process and appreciate his skill behind the guitar. I haven't found a single Tom Misch song I don't enjoy and I think I'd just learn a lot being in his company.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Trust your first instinct, enjoy the process and don't stop to doubt any ideas you may have. The best sessions I've had are when I've blurted every single potential idea my brain could spit out into one project and then go back and adjust things later. It's two different parts of your brain, creative and critical. Don't let them overlap or you'll end up in a rut of self doubt and subsequently befriend the enemy named "WRITERS BLOCK".
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I write a lot of future pop for myself, think Cosmos Midnight crossed with SG Lewis For my current clients, I am writing a lot of tech house along the lines of Fisher, Chris Lake, and Walker & Royce
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm personable. The biggest thing about getting the best results is that you and the other person are on the same wavelength. In most occasions, if any lines are blurred so are the results. I try to get to know each and every client and understand their intentions before I start writing so I'm going about things the best and most efficient way possible.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a different perspective. As a producer with experience in writing anything from pop to genres like dubstep and tech house, I combine all my influences and skills from being spread across the board and bring new, forward thinking ideas to genres that can be innovative but also able to fit in with potential playlisting on streaming platforms surrounding that style. Coming from a singing background, I can also assist with vocal production/editing and even offer to record demo vocals myself if that's what the client may want to be able to pitch a product to other vocalists for them to re-record. I'm aware of all the elements in a song working together as I have to consider this for my own projects, my experience and choices in a track are what I think set me apart from the rest. I've always stuck by this throughout my career: "you can't write music like (e.g. Flume), because their brain works like theirs does, and yours works like yours. Learning to understand your brain and not trying to figure out another's is where the real magic begins"
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I take a reference track, usually lay out a song similarly unless the creative process takes me in another direction. I will then mimic the drums/sound design of the track and then fluidly let the rest of the track make itself. I mix my songs on the go so that the demo sent to the artist is as close to the final product as possible. Once they give me the all-good I will then do a final mix and touch up before mastering the track and returning them with the final MP3 and WAV files (stems upon request)
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: With a view over the endless bushland in Sydney, my sunny studio is homely and welcoming. GEAR HIGHLIGHTS - 2016 Macbook Pro (with the touchbar because I'm trendy, duh). - Presonus 6|8 Interface (running into a Presonus Monitor Station V2) - CLA-10 Speakers (running through a CLA-200 amplifier) - KRK VXT6 Speakers - Aston Spirit Microphone (w/ Aston Halo) - NI Komplete Kontrol 61 Key MIDI Keyboard
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am really into the neo-soul style at the moment, I take big influence from electronic music that takes on Jazz influence. Artists in this style I could call upon would be Lido, SG Lewis or Tom Misch. This is my Spotify playlist I have been curating and it's very much what I listen to on a daily basis: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3YhW0rGJbUCOKYY6W0jXBI?si=KMlxbpq8SQCMAqNPaq6OTA
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Ghost Production and Song Finalisation. I take my client's ideas (genre/energy/themes) or demo track (could be anywhere from a basic vocal over chords to a nearly complete song needing the finishing touches) and request a reference track which gives me a finishing line to tailor their song towards. I have been turning around each song within 1-3 weeks, ensuring enough time to make sure it is as sonically professional and close to the reference track as possible.