I have produced for major recording artists from Motown, Def Jam Island, and other various labels. I'm an independent company called SmuveClassHits Productions which provides live instruments as well as studio-quality.
SmuveClassHits Productions offers diverse music for any genre. My services are to make sure we provide the best quality in sound to our clients. I specialize in live instruments such as upper brass, bass guitar, lead guitar, and keyboard. I also offer sound mixing and mastering as well. You can listen to my recent projects by going to www.deesmuvemusic.com.
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Interview with Earl Detrick
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My last R&B Soul ep,"HERE Ep" was and still is a great album that I'm proud of. I produced, wrote, arranged, and composed everything.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on an album called "Cognac Sunset" by Earl Detrick and a EP for L'Jai from Profyle.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't been on here to see if I know anyone.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I utilized both of them but a lot of my clients like to use digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they would get the best quality from me.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can they have a different price than what was normally agreed? Not when everything was already set.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I make it look too easy when it is just loving what I do.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What would you like to hear coming from your studio sessions? What type of production are you looking for?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Always look for quality and know your sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Food, my trumpet, guitar, drum machine, and a keyboard.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I'm still an artist. I've performed in many regions and I've been doing this for over 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Very smooth, funky, and laid back.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Anderson.Paak has a soulful sound that I would like to write for.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always complete a song and pronunciation is very important.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on R&B Soul music but it varies to all sorts of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing and producing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Whatever is needed. I like for a song to be felt, not just heard.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It's a day-in and day-out process.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a full room studio equip with live instruments such as guitars, bass guitars, trumpets, and keyboards.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Live musicians such as Babyface, All of Motown artist, Teddy Riley, EWF, Anderson.Paak, and just a lot of soul and lies artists.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I provide essential sound quality for all of my clients.