My name is D-Time. I am a producer & song writer that's from Detroit/Canada. I enjoy listening to old creative sounds and music from 70's to the early 2000's. I play many instruments. Piano, Drums, organ and guitar.
R&B/Soul, Pop, Hip Hop, Alternative R&B, Rap, Country, & Rock Producer. Also I write R&B/Soul, Pop, Hip Hop, Alternative R&B, Rap, Country Music. Mixing & mastering services. I create soundtracks for movie. I make Jingles for businesses. Live drums and piano session.
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Interview with D-Time
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: R&B and Hip-hop
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Teddy Riley, Ryan Leslie, The Dream, Babyface, Stevie Wonder and Prince. My list goes on and on.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of Maschine, Logic, Pro tools, reasons and Garage band for software. Also a lot of different plug ins. I use a well motif xf8, korg triton, MPC 2000xl, Guitars, ax synth and Fantom G6.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: During my workflow process I start off using Maschine and start creating the track. I normally start off by laying down most of the instruments then drums last. Then I bounce each instrument in Logic X to complete my mixing & mastering process.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring creativity, soul, passion and simplicity to a song.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My musical producing creativity and simplicity are my strongest skills.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B/Soul, Alternative R&B, hip-hop and Country are the types of music I usually work on day to day.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The a no rules to making music. There are many ways you can make music. Don't lock yourself into to one way. Be free and creative!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Drake, Because the creative and simple music ideas that he comes up with would fit me perfect. Drake doesn't have just have one sound. You never know what sound he will come up with next.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative, Simple & Soul.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Accounting I am still attending college. I have been making music all my life. I grew with a family that is in church. That's where I started. My grandfather played many instruments, created albums and played in bands. That's how I fell in love with music and being to make my own sound in music.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My computer, Maschine, Motif 8, digi 002 console and a mic.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't hold back from being creative. Because that is what makes us all different from each other.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the visions for there project. What kind of mood and vibe do you want to have. Who are there top 3 musical influences.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Not being able to be versatile.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What kind I gear do I use.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Being able to help bring there visions to life.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will give them my all to make the best music.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love both. But I would go with Analog. Because I feel like analog is very pure. The sound is amazing to me.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a few projects. I am working with 3 R&B artist at the moment. Also I am finishing up a project with an Alternative R&B artist. I just start a project with Hip-hop lyrics.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I got an opportunity to work with an name Ty. I got to produce, write and arrange the vocals. We created great music that people can enjoy and create there own memories to. We have got great feed back from each track so far.