Music Producer, Mixing & Mastering Engineer with a trained ear, 7 years of experience, and a degree in Audio Production
Yo! My name is Dragonfli and I'm a producer/engineer of several genres. I have a degree in Audio Production and as such, I am very familiar with sound design and create a lot of my sounds from scratch but I also enjoy sampling. You can check out some of my work on all major streaming platforms! The services that I offer include beat making, song production, sound design, mixing, mastering, and vocals.
My aim is to collaborate and grow with passionate artists, musicians, and producers for the love of music.
My main genres include trap, lo-fi, pop, future bass, and progressive house. I also have experience in other genres so contact me with a request outside of the ones previously mentioned. I like a challenge! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have or for any further information. I am flexible with pricing and I would love to hear what kind of project you are working on!
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Working with Dragonfli has been a pleasure! He is incredibly efficient and creative with the ability to completely bring the project’s vision to life. His beats have a variety of different sounds and he is also incredibly knowledgeable as an engineer. Looking forward to working with Dragonfli again soon!
Interview with Dragonfli
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A lot of the people I work with closely are my friends. I've found myself lucky to be surrounded by extremely talented people. I'm particularly proud of everything that we work on together, so stay tuned!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a solo album right now that's going to be all instrumentals.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yes, absolutely! There is a very talented young lady by the name of Electra Lovelle that has experience and expertise in several areas of music and song production.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog is always going to be the right answer here. There's just something about the way an analog piece of equipment brings in a natural feeling, since we as humans are pre-wired to hear ambience sounds. You can get some pretty gnarly sounds out of some digital synths as well!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: My promise to all of my clients is to work professionally and genuinely with all projects in a timely manner. That being said, I promise we'll have fun! I love to create new things that nobody has ever heard before.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The part of my job I love the most is collaborating with someone and hearing what they put down for the first time. Whether its on top of something I've sent them or its something I get to play with, it's always a fun time!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the emotion you want the listener to feel? What kind of audience are you trying to reach? What is the part of the song that you want the listener to remember the most?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find someone who can match the energy and feeling of the creation you are bringing to life.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: All I need is my gerber and my woobie!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began taking vocal lessons at the age of 5, performed in musical theatre at age 11, with piano lessons beginning at age 13. I started making beats when I was around 16 years old. Since graduating from Full Sail University with my degree in Audio Production in 2016, I have been working with artists and producers from Minnesota to Georgia!
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my style as Ambient Trap. I like to keep it chill, but still have that bump to nod your head to
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd love to work with Joyner Lucas. I really admire artists who can tell a story with their music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn how and when to use EQ! A lot of the work comes own to the midrange. Know when to use it on individual tracks vs group processing as well as where to cut/boost. It's easy to go overboard with the cuts and boosts in the spectrum but the more you practice, the sharper your ears will become.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Anything that has a good vibe! I like to make chill music.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a trained ear that has been refined over years of practice and diligence.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to be different! I enter the creative process with the aim to build something that isn't a copy of anyone else. Like my professor would say, "If you are inspired by only one artist, people will say you are the next whoever. If you take inspiration from one hundred artists, people will say that you are so unique!"
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The process is different depending on the type of project I'm working on. For production, I start out in a blank template and create my sounds in a synth. With remixes, I select the dominant stems and work around them. In regards to mixing and mastering, I will label and group the stems and let the magic happen!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work dominantly in Logic Pro X on my MacBook. My interface is a Saffire Pro40 and connected to that are two Focusrite Eris E5 stereo monitors. I have two AT2035's hooked up for recording. I use a 72-key Yamaha keyboard and a 25-key Novation MIDI keyboard.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I was heavily inspired by punk bands and pop artists in the 90's and 00's when I started my journey in Music. I have since then adapted methods and techniques from several artists like Mac Miller, Marshmello, and several lo-fi and trap producers
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Beat Production, Song Production, Mixing, and Mastering