Hi, I'm Dylan and I have an obsession with sound!
Some of my earliest memories involve dancing around my house to Beatles records. I've always had a fascination with recording and have been making attempts at sound on sound since I first got ahold my my mother's tape recorder as a child. My greater love of music led me into playing all sorts of instruments in many different settings -- eventually landing a spot in the Marine Corps band as a bassist. I'm a Pro Tools Certified User and I currently study music production and engineering at Berklee through their online program. Having the unique background of player and engineer, I love finding the marriage of feelings and physics that really brings a mix to life. I look forward to working with you soon!
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Interview with Dylan Drake
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Creativity in production, sound design -- I love being able to collaborate on projects with artists to get new and exciting sounds
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to take time to understand the artist's influences and leave time for creativity and experimentation in the workflow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Professionally treated room with GIK acoustics and ZenPro modded HS8 speakers. Based around UAD Apollo 8 with a Dangerous D-Box summing mixer. Glyph Storage for archiving projects.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My latest solo project, 'Chaos and Shape'. I worked in conjunction with Resonant Mastering out of Seattle, WA (Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and The Heart) and we were able to really bring it to life!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to lure the emotion out of a song.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are some of your favorite bands? Who were you listening to during this process? What do you love about those recordings?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Sam Bean (Iron and Wine) -- Shepherd's Dog is a brilliant production masterpiece and I've always wanted to pick his brain about it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Indie, Folk, Rock, Ambient, Electronic
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Life, movement, and emotion -- none of us want something that just sounds great, all of our favorite records stir something in us and that's what I spend my time focusing on.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nigel Godrich, Thom Yorke, Beck, John Paul Jones, Andrew Scheps, Jacquire King, Robin Pecknold, Sam Bean, Ed Brooks, Brian Deck, Phil Spector
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, mastering, tracking, flying in parts