I studied piano/ performing arts since childhood.At 19 I produced my first album and signed to Kompakt records in Germany. I have dozens of singles and 6 albums in labels like Visionquest, OstgutTon, Kompakt, Traum, Carpark, Crosstown Rebels,Running Back Top 10 albums of the year in Resident Advisor, Pitchfork, Sound and Recording..
I specialise in music and vocal production, clean up, processing, timing, vocal placement...
I am also a vocalist and member of 100+people Gospel chorus in Barcelona
I studied guitar, piano, classical and jazz vocal technique and music theory/harmony.
I believe only a small timing or pitch issue with your vocal or track can ruin your song and make it sound unprofessional and not in the pocket.I am a perfectionist when it comes to rhythm, pitch and vocal production but I also like crazy and creative vocal processing which I often apply in my own music.
I use Melodyne, TC helicon, various effects like Eventide, sound toys , max for live..
If you need me to produce your music, spice your vocals with creative effects , clean up your vocal , hand compress it with volume control (my fav technique ), record top lines , lyrics, phrases, voices for gaming or others I can help .
I am also a songwriter and music producer with several albums and singles.
I released my first indie-pop album in Carpark records in 2001, I had a massive Ibiza hit in Cocoon Records in 2004 and my electronic album "Anemik " was in the top 10 albums of the years in RA in 2010.
I also offer various services related to music production, songwriting ,top lines..
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Dinky is a dance music legend...with saying this she know what your tracks need and dont need. Super understandable & extremely professional! not 5 but 6 stars!
Our first session singer job completed:
Dinky exceeded my expectations! She provided great interpretation to my song providing both clean and processed samples - her music producer ear comes to great advantage here.
I couldn't recommend her enough!
Dinky is an outstanding professional. She has given me invaluable feedback over my own productions and how to make the most out of them. I am looking forwards to working with her further; both as a mixing engineer and superb vocal work. Highly recommended!
Interview with Dinky
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked with the biggest pop star in the history of Chile (Jorge Gonzales) We collaborated in a dance song together and also I sung backing vocals for a beautiful ballad he wrote for his last album .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Radiohead, Lana del Rey, Portishead, Anna Calvi, Rosalia, Beyonce, Serrat, Ceratti, Peter Gabriel ,Kraftwerk, Frank Farrian, Giorio Moroder, Donna Summer, Atom Heart, Hot Chip, Dj Koze, Brian Eno
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music producing, vocal timing, alignment, vocal effects, backing vocals, vocal processing, melody, top line, vocal demos, vocal arrangement, vocal recording, sound packs, baselines, arrangement.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished co-producing a very talented man from Puerto Rico , we are planning to do an EP .I also hepled Gerd Janson (Running back ) to tune and fix some accapella with some pitch issues on a great remix he has done. I have done timing and running vocals for an Odessa remix of Patrick Topping (UK) also for him I have worked on the coproduction of a couple of vocals (also clean up, timing and tone ) like "New Reality" and the remix of Dense and Pika feat Matthew Dear
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will get the job done
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Working with music and talented people, creating something that wasn't there before, touching people with the music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Keep calm and trust the producer
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started producing in my teens, so more than 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern, original, catchy
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: oh, Grimes, Beyonce, Radiohead, Lana del rey, Rosalia,
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is best, pick up the right sounds from the start, then the mix will be easier and clearer, avoid difficult or offending frequencies, choose a sound per frequency range so they dont clash so much, create a loop that you cant stop listening
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Dance music , electronic , house, indie, folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: writing music, polishing the sound and vibe, sound design.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use Pro Tools for vocal work and detailed editing, Melodyne if I need to tune, (not keen on tuning heavily) Ableton and Max for live for creativity, for recording I use soft mics for hard voices and hard mics for soft voices, it works a charm ! I have several plug ins to process vocals, vocoders ,harmonisers, autotune effect ect . I have guitars, basses, pedals and some synths and drums, I am changing gear constantly I do not think the gear is the most important thing but your ears, your ideas and a really well tuned room ah and good speakers.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Edgyness, originality a strong melody and good rhythm
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I build from the bottom up usually , starting from beats and or bass and going up to chords and melody ,I have no rules though, I love to work with peoples ideas and take them to a different level .
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Matthew Styles (Mixing/Mastering )
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both, there is no rules.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Most people cant imagine how much work it goes into making and finishing a song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I need them to be extremely clear on what they want and need so I ask them that .
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: -a Mic -a sound card -a computer -a synth -speakers