My name is Dee Miinor. I am a music producer, engineer, and songwriter. I have been producing music over 15 years. My genres of specialty include Dance, Pop, Hip/Hop &R&B.
I specialize in original production, re-production, remixes and songwriting. If you are a singer/songwriter in need of high production quality for your amazing song, I can be of assistance. Whether you are using Logic, Garageband, or any other DAW to create a base for your songs, I will help you take that starter production to a high quality production. I welcome all genres, as I love experimenting. Also, if you need a rap verse on a song, please feel free to contact me. View my samples for voice tone and flow capabilities.
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Interview with Dee Miinor
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually do music production and re-production. A lot of original production and assisting songwriters who are beginners on the producing side of things. I usually receive the midi from the artist and replace sounds, add fills, and the little nuances that make the production sound professional.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D), Timbaland, Calvin Harris, Noah "40" Shebib, Kaskade, Porter Robinson, Radiohead, Muse. Kind of a variety.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio. Primarily working out of the box with Pro Tools, KRK Monitors, Axiom keyboard, and a condenser mic for recording reference vocals.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I usually begin with a conversation with a client and ask them exactly what they are looking for and if they have any reference tracks. I believe communication is key to finish a great quality project. From there, I will send a first draft, (normally two) and we will have a details conversation about things that the client likes and does not. I will make those changes and revisions and hope to deliver on the second delivery.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring energy, "big"-ness, and a little soul to the song. Most songs are quantized so much that they lose the swing and soul that makes people feel the music. I believe give the music a little life.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Find your sound. Find that snare, kick, synth, bass that you love and sets you apart from the rest, perfect it, and stick to it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: So many...I'd definitely Calvin Harris. I love how he does EDM but it still has a lot of soul in it. And it just grooves. Jhene Aiko and Alessia Cara. I love their voices and their songwriting. Super dope to me.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, keyboard, headphones, hard drive, and mic....The basics.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would just say have a general idea and reference tracks to provide so their vision can come to life.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That it's easy and it's not time consuming. Hands down.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The ability to create and see something come to life. And having that thing impact someone's life. I love it.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver a quality production, be responsive, and thorough with their project.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently working on an Electronic EP with another producer here in Los Angeles. I am also working on a solo project where I am collaborating with some very talented singers and songwriters.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of the song "You Know" with the DJ/Producer/Engineer, X-Change. My role was producer. I brought him a song with the chord progression already in place, and we went back and forth on ideas for about two months and added, stacked, and deleted sounds. It was truly a collaborative effort and it was a birth of many future collaborations for us.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip-Hop/R&B.and Pop music.