Hello there. My name is Efe Dinler. I currently reside in Istanbul, Turkey and I own a developing home studio. While I develop my home studio, I also improve my knowledge and abilities upon my instrumental capability and my skills in being a studio producer. P.S.: Please check my description update below.
I have been into music for more than 10 years and I have been a part in bunch of musical bands and recording sessions.
My past experiences in this job have been just a handful, I did some jobs for local bands and musicians in Turkey. But I am dedicated to improve myself in this field, and the best way to do this is to do more jobs for the bands all over the world!
My abilities are;
1) Mixing Engineer ($150 per song).
2) Producer ($150 per song)
3) Editor ($30 per track)
4) Vocal Comping ($60 per track)
5) Vocal Tuning ($60 per track)
6) Electric, Acoustic, Bass Guitar Player ($150 per track)
7) Drum Programming ($75 per song)
8) Lead Singing or Back Vocals ($150 per song)
9) Arranging and Composition ($200 per song)
10) Song/Lyric Writing ($200 per song)
How do I work?
For the ability number 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8, I will prepare and present an example of the work you requested to you or your band. If you like the example, I will request the necessary payment and the original and finalized work will be delivered to you. For the payment method on the other abilities, please contact me.
Update (2018-10-03): I have moved to Belgrade, Serbia from Istanbul to pursue my career in a professional aspect at SAE Institute Belgrade branch. My prices have been updated.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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Interview with Efe Dinler
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Being a producer, arranger and a recording engineer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I am using Cubase Elements 8 as my DAW, a Roland Duo-Capture Ex for my audio interface, a Rode NT1-A Condenser Microphone for recording, a Marshall Valvestate VS65R as my main guitar amp, and I record guitars with my Gibson Les Paul Standard 2005. For mixing purposes and VST mapping, I use a lot of plugins and softwares. Contact me for more information.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I always get up sharp on 08.00 A.M. and sleep at 00.00 A.M. After my morning workout, I start my work and give breaks in every 2 hours, till I'm tired enough. I usually work around 7-8 hours a day.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can create it, I can make it sound better for the specific genre, or make it "sound like" the favored artist.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: To communicate and guide fellow musicians on how to make their work better than they expect it to be.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I mainly dedicated myself on Rock and Metal music. But I can also work on Blues, Country, or Acoustic/Singer-Songwriter genres too.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never hurry, and never be 100% sure of how good you sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I don't have a specific artist in my heart to work with, I would rather like to work with a musician that is polite, kind and smart; such being like the artist knows what he/she does, and what to expect from his/her own skills and knows what he/she is capable of.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I don't have a particular style. I work with the musician and try to blend myself into his/her point of view of the music, rather than having a work style.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I studied International Trade and Business in Yeditepe University with a scolarship, but I never liked what I was doing and never liked the idea that I was dedicating myself to something that I don't enjoy. So after I graduated, I cut all the ties with my previous studies and I dedicated myself to learn being a studio owner, a musical engineer and a producer. I have been doing this since my second year of college, for four years.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I would just request my customer to be kind, communicative and most importantly, a hard worker. Many of the artists I have worked with, didn't practice or prepare their stuff like it was supposed to be, so I had to do more and more extra work, just to get it done. Being prepared and knowing what to expect from what you have has lots of benefits. Artists should be aware of that.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's hard to decide. Maybe, to generalize, creating a form of art is always benefical for human consumption. So, rather than producing an easily consumable thing, which has no benefits whatsoever, I would like to create something that could be called art, and something that could be consumable by humans with lots of spiritual benefits.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will get your work done as promised and on time, and you will get clear answers for all your questions.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm mainly working on the stuff with my current band; our songs, live performances and promotions, etc. Also, I'm working on my own YouTube channel, which I would like to present some cover songs from the Rock/Metal community.