Producer, Songwriter, Mixer

11 Reviews (10 Verified)
Dorenz on SoundBetter

Looking for dark, moody productions à la FKA Twigs, Lana & Sevdaliza? Need a mix? I'm your guy. I produce, mix, write toplines, lyrics, orchestral arrangements, so I can easily help create a whole record from the bottom up. Formerly signed to Sony ATV publishing, Atlantic & Universal Records. Former live Ableton playback tech for Mike Shinoda.

Based in LA, I produce, mix & write songs for artists, for my own personal project, and for TV & Film.

Need vocal production, mixing, tuning or editing? I can help you.

Need a string or orchestral arrangement? No problem.

I can conform to pretty much any style, but my fortés are slightly more left of center, artsy alt-genres.

My clients say they love my unique sound & style and I can easily build a production around YOUR top line from the ground up or we can write together.

- Create a beat around your lyrics/melody
- Create a track from scratch based on your artistic vision
- Recreate, Remix or add Additional Production to your tracks
- Work in various genres
- Polish up your vocal production (Editing, Cleaning up, Tuning etc)
- Add Orchestral Arrangements to your tracks
- Mix your track or vocal & more
- Edit anything
- Teach you production, recording and mixing

I’ve collaborated with artists like: Kai Wachi, Crywolf, Roniit, Echos & more.

If you are looking for quality work from a trusted producer who honors the emotional connection a song brings, and someone who can bring your vision to life… then I’m definitely your guy.

Depending on the complexity of the project turnaround times range from a few days to 2 weeks.
Don’t trust your ear? Need a second opinion?
Want to clean and polish your mix?
Click the button and let’s chat.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

11 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lucija I.

    This is my 2nd time working with Jeff so I think that says it all! Very happy with the outcomes, we seem to have a similar taste in sound and prefer darker vibes so it was a pleasure and a very fruitful journey working with him on my debut album. I would specially note his talent for mixing vocals, kicking ass!!!!!

  2. Review by Logos J.

    Jeff is so incredible to work with - he has such a wealth of knowledge that he's happy to share with you along the journey of making the song with you. I came to him with an already tracked song that needed a complete reproduction - and he cured me of the demoitis I had developed for the original track. It has been a great experience working with him and I'd do it again.

  3. Review by Lucija I.

    Jeff was easy to work with - despite being our first time and not knowing each other, he was ready discuss all my comments/reviews and bring them on board during production. Brought some really nice dark vibes to my song for which I am stoked about!!! Love it!

  4. Review by Betsy
    by Betsy

    Jeff does an amazing job bringing a song to life. I love the unique sounds and the way he taps into the emotion of a song. Truly beautiful arrangements! Happy to work with Jeff again!

  5. Review by Alizeh W.

    Dorenz is the man! He is professional as can be while still being very human and understanding. He worked with me to get the exact sounds I was going for. This meant literally down to the tones of every word! He creates dark atmospheric vibes that are extremely unique but somehow fit many genres while maintaining radio level quality that you expect from a big studio. If you're looking for someone special to work with to get something amazing, this is your guy.

  6. Review by Chelsea K.

    Wow it was such a pleasure to work with Dorenz, he completely took this song to the next level and exceeded my expectations; talented person who's also a super kind soul, really enjoyable experience and I'm excited to work with him more in the future!

  7. Review by Betsy
    by Betsy

    Jeff is a super talented producer and I’m grateful for the depth and life that he brought to my song. He made it sound beautiful and seamless. I love the beats and original sounds that he used. He also smoothed out my vocals which I’m super critical about. I’m looking forward to working with Jeff on another track again soon!

  8. Review by Tristan K.

    I hired Dorenz to improve the mixing of my tracks. He's definitely skilled at production, able to explain aspects of sound design and his reasons for doing each move in ways that made sense. In an hour, he already got the track sounding much better. Additionally, his producer "bedside manner" is encouraging and positive. He understood what I was going for and wasn't trying to shoehorn in ideas that didn't fit the vibe. Would recommend for anyone struggling with similar issues in their work.

  9. Review by Jeff R.

    Dorenz is an awesome producer and mix engineer to work with. He's very collaborative, highly creative, has great ideas, and overall did a great job taking my songs to the next level. I'd highly recommend him to anyone looking for a skilled producer and engineer.

  10. Review by Death Beach
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    When someone has as clear a vision as Dorenz does, it's easy to create something great. Between his own production prowess and artistry, you are bound to learn something yourself when you work with him.

  11. Review by Death Beach

    Dorenz attention to detail is obvious from the moment you first talk to him. I like my drums to be precise. And I like when things are made to sound weird. He stayed patient with me as explained what I was after. The whole process and communication was very smooth. Im a producer as well, and his skills with sound design and musical story telling was exactly the skill set I was looking for. Highly recommend.

Interview with Dorenz

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

  2. A: I co-wrote the top-line and lyrics on Dubstep artist, Kai Wachi's single "All Your Lies" which currently has over 700k streams on Spotify.

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

  4. A: Mostly alt-genres. Like alt-R&B or alt-pop. I love hooks, but I also love for it to be fresh and unique. Not cliched. I tend to gravitate more towards the dark side of things, hahahaha, you know.... minor chords and moody vibes and I love to hybridize styles together..... But that being said, I've worked on things ranging from pop-rock to metal to electronic to trip hop to pop. I've scored to film and love creating orchestral arrangements. I feel like I'm pretty versatile and can do it all, but my sweet spot is definitely in moodier, darker, alt genres.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: My uniqueness. My understanding of music, adeptness and experience in different genres.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: For Producing & Mixing I use Ableton Live 11 with a plethora of synths and whatnot. I have a UAD Apollo 8 and UAD Satellite and use Native Instruments, Soundtoys, U-He, Output, Kush, Xfer, Slate amongst many other tools / synths. I play piano (classically trained), bass and upright (no bow - sorry) very well.

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

  10. A: Mostly it's production, mixing and co-writing. But I literally do everything from Vocal tuning to general editing.

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

  12. A: There are so many... If I had to choose just one right now, I'd say get into M/S EQ-ing. A really simple and great way to open up your tracks.

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

  14. A: Several things. Some instrumental solo work which I'm currently mixing as well as some new songs for/with other artists. And some TV/Film sync stuff as well.

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

  16. A: That I'm professional, hard working and dedicated. My ultimate goal is to help you fulfill your vision and I'll do whatever is necessary to do so!

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

  18. A: How long can you finish this. That usually depends on how busy I am, and the type of job that it is. For example, a full production vs. writing a top-line melody etc.

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

  20. A: Everything! I love to create and feel grateful to be able to do so, with so many talented artists every day!

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

  22. A: Clear, transparent communication is always key. Being open and communicative can make things so much better for all parties involved. It's amazing when an artist knows what they want, but I think it's also good to be open to the other person's (producer, mixer etc) interpretation of what you're looking for. Because after all, this is art and it's always open to interpretation!

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: It's not the tools you use, but the ideas you have. Both are viable.

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

  26. A: I've been doing this ever since I was a kid. I started playing classical piano at age 6, then joined the High School jazz band playing bass. I got signed to Atlantic Records with my first band - more of a metal band - I played bass, then I was in a band signed to Universal Music - more of a Trip Hop type band where I played bass, piano and keys. From there I started producing electronic music and mixing etc.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Dark, Deep and Different.

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

  30. A: FKA Twigs, Grimes, Billie Eilish, Sevdaliza, Lolo Zouaï, Björk, Radiohead, The Weeknd, Banks.

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

  32. A: Ableton Live, my UAD Apollo, 88 key MIDI controller, speakers (those count as one hahaha) and my computer.

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

  34. A: FKA Twigs. She's so incredibly well rounded and creative. Totally unique and genre bending. Sonically and visually she's so interesting and there's simply no one else out there like her - she's doing her thing, her way and is thriving. Much respect to her. She's a true artist.

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

  36. A: I bring my unique approach, and unique sounds / vibe as well as my understanding of many forms of music and my ability to communicate that sonically.

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

  38. A: My process is different depending on the task at hand, on the intention of the music and who I'm co-creating with.

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

  40. A: What's your visions for this record? What's the story behind this song? For me, it's important to understand the emotion and energy in a song more than specific production related things like, "I want an 808 and claps", for example. And I'm in no way saying that specific sound preferences are a bad thing at all, I just think the most important thing in music is it's ability to make the listener feel a wide range of emotions. That's why people listen to music. So the most importing thing for me, is to understand where the emotion is coming from, in order to be able to fully understand where the client is coming from.


I was the Co-Writer, Producer - Clip 1 / Co-Writer, Producer, Mixer, Mastering - Clip 2 / Co-writer, Producer, Mixer - Clip 3 in this production

Terms Of Service

Turnaround: 3 days to 2 weeks depending.
Revisions: 2, but open to discussion.
Unless specifically agreed upon, artists may NOT credit me for work contracted through Soundbetter

GenresSounds Like
  • FKA twigs
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Echos
Gear Highlights
  • Ableton Live
  • Cubase
  • UAD Apollo 8
  • UAD Satellite
  • UAD
  • Slate
  • KUSH Audio
  • Waves
  • Soundtoys
  • Native Instruments
  • Spectrasonics
  • Serum plugins and much more.
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