Dirk Pate

Producer,Songwriter, Engineer

Dirk Pate on SoundBetter

Lets make the best song possible

1. Songwriting
2. Producing
3. Engineering

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AllMusic verified credits for Dirk Pate
  • Dead Prez
  • Dead Prez
  • The Game
  • The Game
  • Lloyd Banks
  • Lloyd Banks
  • Day26
  • Day26
  • Leanne
  • Justin Park
  • Justin Park

Interview with Dirk Pate

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

  2. A: I am working on music for TV/FILM currently.

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

  4. A: Tiffany Fred

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Analog all day. Digital gets close but there's nothing like the real thing!

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

  8. A: I promise to give you my best

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

  10. A: I love making something special that never existed before.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Questions: How do you make me sound like that?! Answer: Years of practice

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

  14. A: That everybody can do it lol.

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

  16. A: If we're writing a new song I typically have a nice conversation with them first. I want to find out what's going on with them before we write. The music has to connect!

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

  18. A: My only advice is to just bring your talent, positive energy and positive vibes!

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

  20. A: Apple Laptop C-800 FOCUSRITE Sony MDR-7506 Professional Closed-Back Headphones CLA-2A

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

  22. A: I've been in the music industry for 20+ years!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: My style is just good music. Whatever the genre its guaranteed to feel good!

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

  26. A: I would love to work with any artist that's passionate about their music!

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

  28. A: Simplicity is Key

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

  30. A: I work on all types of genres.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: Active Listening and communication are some of my strongest skills!

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

  34. A: The real! You have to speak about what's real when writing songs!

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

  36. A: every situation has a different approach It all starts with a conversation when writing new songs! when producing a record from scratch it all starts with the melody! Melody is King!

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Pro Tools Logic Sony C-800 Waves Plug-ins

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

  40. A: A lot of my colleagues inspire me. People like Harvey Mason Jr., Antonio Dixon, Tank, Harv, Poo Bear, Quincy Jones, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! Man there are so many people in this industry that inspire me on the daily!

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

  42. A: The majority of my work currently is in TV/FILM. I also work with a lot of independent and major label artist as well.

Sean Carson

I was the Producer, Songwriter in this production

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Gear Highlights
  • CLA2A
  • SSL E Series
  • Neve
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