I began touring as a session drummer at the age of 14!
I am a producer/artist/songwriter located in Los Angeles, CA. I'm proficient in Logic Pro X. Since 2012, I have toured and written with over a dozen artists. I write and produce songs in genres including pop, rock, orchestral, and more. I fell in love with music as a kid and I never looked back. Every single project I've been a part of has been better than the last and I can't wait for the next one! You can contact me with any questions.
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Interview with Dakota Hodge
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began my career as a session drummer at the age of 14. I quickly became interested in music production and never stopped! In 2017 I relocated to Los Angeles and have worked with multiple artists across the city. Since then I’ve garnered thousands of streams on Spotify/Apple Music between my personal projects and other writing credits.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise you will be completely satisfied with our work together! I’m a really chill, laid back person and super easy to work with. I will listen to your dreams for your project, but I will also challenge you and push it as far forward as possible! I allow 3 revisions, but I’m pretty flexible with that as well. If it needs more then we’ll make it happen!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love bringing out the emotion in a project. Wether your song is happy, sad, or angry. I want you to walk away knowing that you expressed yourself through music to the fullest extent!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: 1. My drums! (Does that count as one piece? Haha) 2. Computer 3. Acoustic Guitar 4. Keyboard 5. Speaker
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a variety of different music. My bread and butter is pop. But I’ve also worked on indie, rock, and acoustic projects.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use T7V Adam Audio Monitors. I record with AKAI MIDI Controllers, Alesis Keyboards, and Aston Audio Microphones. My DAW and is Logic Pro X. I use a variety of sound packs/plugins including Kontakt, Massive, IzoTope, and Waves. I’m also set up to record live instruments such as Guitar, Bass, etc.