Versatile composer and producer with experience in different styles or genres of music including but not limited to cinematic, rock, electro, pop/contemporary, indie pop, etc...
I cover a great deal of territory these days in regards to styles of music I can produce. But I will admit to having a tendency to compose music with a cinematic feel regardless of the genre. Ideal instrumental productions/tracks for singers looking to then add their vocals. I have many years of experience working with different artists and songwriters so I always keep in mind the structure of the track allowing for vocals comfortably and easily. Or if you prefer to keep it instrumental we can do as well.
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If you need high quality music production, composing, scoring and recording Darko is your man. 😊 👌 He can do anything. From pop to cinematic electronica, from downtempo to rock. Great communication and strong work ethic.
Darko Richards is not only an amazing songwriter/producer but a great person too. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him extensively and can’t say enough great things.
Interview with Darko Richards
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Combination of quality and control.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Transparency and honesty.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Everyday is an opportunity to create something new!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That you can specialize in one or two styles of music
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on the project
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Simply know what you want, that's all:)
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer (with DAW), and the rest would be plug ins like Omnisphere 2, Komplete 12, etc.. so I can have a wide range of sounds available.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Spent many years as a band leader and guitar player. Several years back dedicated myself to the studio work and production as a whole.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I can cover a lot of ground. But tend to have a cinematic inclination.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: GRiZ. Because of the way he combines the old with the new.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Watch a lot of tutorials and ask a lot of questions.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electro, pop, funk, indie pop, cinematic, rock, etc...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Music production
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever you need me to. I am very versatile in terms of roles and styles I can provide.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I can produce a track from scratch for singers to then add vocals, or if you already have melody and lyrics I can compose/produce the music around it and for it.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Imac, Logic Pro X, Element interface from Apogee, Warm Audio mic/pre amp/compressor, tons of plug ins including many from Native Instruments, Omnisphere 2, Analog Lab, etc...
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love producers who combine different styles of music but still maintain a catchy and groovy feel.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Compose and produce music for singer and songwriters.