Greetings! My name is Donnie B. I started producing professionally at 17 years old. At 23, I had produced for multiple recording artists from Washington, DC, New York, & Philadelphia. In my 30's, I've had time to fine tune my skills and compile my accomplishments.
I can produce quality music in an amazing amount of time. I have close to two decades of producing and mixing experience, and time recording at a professional level in the Music Industry. I am proficient in Pro tools, Logic, Cuebase, Fruity Loops, and Studio One. I am also highly skilled at vocal production and arranging. If you're seeking a name, I'm sure that you may look past me. If you're seeking talent, I'm sure that you shouldn't pass me up. My best production work is done live and real time with artists.
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Interview with Donnie B. Got Da Beats
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of all of my work.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Building my production stockpile for 2018/2019
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, with analog warmth.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality. I promise to provide quality production.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I enjoy making music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: "Can you do a track like ......?" My answer: "Of Course!"
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm a "Sample King" and can only do tracks with samples.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What kind of music are you looking for? What is your style? What is your budget? Explain your project.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be willing to pay for the service that you expect. You can't walk into a department store and haggle prices (mostly).
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop w/ Logic Pro, Headphones, USB Mic, USB Keyboard, and a USB Powered Hard Drive.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Just been doing music, and have been since 1993 roughly.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Diverse, Commercial, Quality.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Who wouldn't want to work with Jay Z, Method Man, Redman, Kendrick Lamar, Jadakiss, Eminem, 50 Cent, Usher, Beyonce, Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars? I think it's self-explanatory.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Focus on perfecting the drum patterns. The productions are commonly called "beats" for a reason.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip Hop/Rap/Trap/Trap Soul, but only because of the artists I'm commonly exposed to like these types. I'm quite able to produce other genres of music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to create music around an acapella or in a session very quickly (the quickest I've done is a little under 10 minutes).
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring trendy sounds and quality to whatever facet of the song I'm involved in.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Varies depending on what my project is and my involvement.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X and Protools 12 with over $40,000 of plugins,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: DJ Premier, Timbaland, Jus' Blaze, Kanye West, Manny Fresh, The Dungeon Family, Alchemist, 9th Wonder
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Music production for artists looking for industry-ready tracks.
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