Dinky

Music producer (Vocals/melody)

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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, Ostgut Ton, Kompakt, Traum, Carpark, Cross Town Rebels. I been a resident DJ in Panorama Bar since 2004 and have extensive background in music education.

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 had several records and albums charted and reviewed in RA, Pitchfork ect .
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 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..
I speak (and sing )Spanish , English and German and I can fake Italian, Portuguese
..horizontalstudios.com

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  1. Review by Juan R.
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    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

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

  2. A: Just finished timing vocals for an Odessa remix of Patrick Topping (UK) The original song was on a slower tempo than the remix ,she was signing legato in the original and the fastest tempo in the remix was throwing her out even after warping. I had to adjust every word manually to fit the rhythm of the song. Sometimes warping a vocal to a new tempo wont work and it can get frustrating for producers. I fit vocals in the tempo manually for the best results.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Matthew Styles (Mixing/Mastering )

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: both, there is no rules.

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

  8. A: Get the job done

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

  10. A: Working with music.

  11. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  12. A: Most people cant imagine how much work it goes into making and finishing a song.

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

  14. A: I need them to be extremely clear on what they want and need so I ask them that .

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

  16. A: I am here to help.

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

  18. A: -a Mic -a sound card -a computer -a synth -speakers

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

  20. A: I started in my teens , so more than 20 years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Modern/original

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

  24. A: Less is best

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

  26. A: Dance music , electronic , house.

  27. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  28. A: writing music , polishing the sound and vibe.

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

  30. A: Edgyness/ originality

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

  32. A: I build from the bottom up usually , starting from beats and base and going up to chords and melody ,I have no rules though .

  33. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  34. 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 Townestead Lab Mic system so I can have every single mic sound I want. 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 and your ideas.

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

  36. A: Radiohead, lana del Rey, Portishead, Anna Calvi, Rosalia, Beyonce, Serrat, Ceratti, Peter Gabriel ,Kraftwerk, Frank Farrian, Giorio Moroder, Donna Summer, Atom Heart

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

  38. A: Vocal timing , alignment , vocal effects, backing vocals, vocal processing, melody, top line, vocal demos, vocal arrangement, vocal recording

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Dinky I am away

I was the songwriter , producer, vocalist in this production

Terms Of Service

3 revisions free , 2 days maximum turnaround depending on project, I am flexible https://www.horizontalstudios.com

GenresSounds Like
  • Goldfrapp
  • Mazzy Star
  • Lana Del Rey
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Ableton Live
  • varios mics and pre amps (modelling ) Sequential circuits
  • Neumann u67
  • Neumann m49
  • Rupert Neve ect
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  • New song "I am away" played by Pete Tong on Radio oneJun 16, 2020

    My new song "I am away" in my label Horizontal and powered by Running Back records has been playlsited in Spotify "Electronic Rising" and played by Pete Tong in Radio 1 UK 

    May/June 2020