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TheDukeHimself providing High Quality Instrumentals to Professional Mixing Sound. TheDukeHimself has been composing music and engineering for over 10 years. He has worked with artist from LA to Harlem,Ny. His versatile style will provide you with and sound and vibe to help you to the next level.

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My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Focusrite SP 40
  • Logic Pro X
  • Pro Tools 12
  • Studio One 3
  • Presonus Eris 5
  • Komplete Kontrol S 61
  • Apple Mac Mini

Genres I specialize in

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Interview with TheDukeHimself Productions

What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that its not a real job
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
If your heart isnt in the music it will never truly be felt
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
I would bring my computer, micorophone,drum machine,keyboard, and some speakers
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My Career path has to be music producer for artist, I enjoy making quality music with artist. I have been doing this for over 10 years.
How would you describe your style?
I have a jazz influence to my productions. But some of my work has the southern trap influence.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Nas I like the concepts he brings to music and i feel that we would compliment each others crafts
Can you share one music production tip?
Never mix with bass boost on your monitors
What type of music do you usually work on?
I normally work on HipHop and R&B
What's your strongest skill?
Composition
What do you bring to a song?
Life
What's your typical work process?
I typical start off with Melodies to fine tune my ear
Tell us about your studio setup.
I am running a Mac Mini thru Presonus Audiobox iTwo Studio, Akai RPM3 Production Monitors, Novation InControl Launchkey mini, Native Instruments Komplete along with Maschine Mk2, Ion Portable Turntable
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I was inspired by Timbaland,Rza,Dr.Dre, 9th Wonder, Mannie Fresh, Havoc, Daz Dillinger, BattleCat
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I create custom compositions for Demos,Eps,Mixtapes,LPs