Dinky

Music producer and artist

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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, 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..
check :horizontalstudios.com

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

3 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by cali.lanauze
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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!
    Grande Ale!

  2. Review by Juan R.
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    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!

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

  2. 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 .

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

  4. 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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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

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

  10. A: I will get the job done

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

  12. A: Working with music and talented people, creating something that wasn't there before, touching people with the music.

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

  14. A: Keep calm and trust the producer

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

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

  17. Q: How would you describe your style?

  18. A: Modern, original, catchy

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

  20. A: oh, Grimes, Beyonce, Radiohead, Lana del rey, Rosalia,

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

  22. 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

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

  24. A: Dance music , electronic , house, indie, folk

  25. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  26. A: writing music, polishing the sound and vibe, sound design.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. 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.

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

  30. A: Edgyness, originality a strong melody and good rhythm

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

  32. 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 .

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

  34. A: Matthew Styles (Mixing/Mastering )

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: both, there is no rules.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dinky I am away

I was the songwriter , producer, vocalist in this production

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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