Gurvir Dhesi

Mixing/Recording/Songwriting

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Low-cost, easily accessible and great results.

Hello, i'm based in Brampton, Ontario and am here to help your music sound the way you want it to. I have a make-shift studio where I could record your vocals, mix & master your records or do both for relatively cheap. Furthermore, I am an experienced songwriter and can help you write the tune you imagine. I am especially effective at applying tension and release as per shown by my catalog below. Finally, I can help with production if needed during the process without a cost (Unless i'm expected to produce a whole record in which case i'll have to charge but otherwise, I would be happy to add little flourishes throughout the production if requested).

I am easy to work with and promise quick turnarounds. I like to keep revisions to no more than 3 rounds of edits but I acknowledge that sometimes, records/projects require more than that and this can be negotiated if necessary,

My schedule is flexible. For example, I could work late night and/or early mornings if needed.

CONTACT:
Email gdhesi93@gmail.com
Call/Text: 647-533-7315

Terms & Conditions:
$15/hour if recording in my studio.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

Interview with Gurvir Dhesi

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

  2. A: my promise to clients is that I work extremely hard to provide you with the music you imagined. I do not half-ass records or projects and work on it as if it were my own.

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

  4. A: Working with different artists on different kinds of music.

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

  6. A: I ask prospective clients what their influences are, what vision they have for the record (ie., what kind of mood they are going for) and if they'd prefer to work in-person or by other means.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: If i could sum up my style in two words, it'd be 'tension & release'.

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

  10. A: I'd like to work with Skrillex because I am a big fan of his creative choices, process and skillset.

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

  12. A: If I could share one music production tip, it is to listen to, study and learn from different producers/artists. Take the time to listen to things outside of your comfort zone, learn to appreciate those things and incorporate what you have learned into your own music. I find that artists tend to stick to their particular niche of music and don't actively listen to things they may not immediately like or appreciate. Much like other forms of art, different styles of music can be an ACQUIRED taste and require repeated listening to like/appreciate.

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

  14. A: I usually work on Hip-Hop as a result of my geographical location but I am well versed in different styles including electronic, pop and R&B.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is definitely listening. At the end of the day, I love music and I love speaking to and working with other artists. Just to collaborate on a record and work with other creatives is highly enjoyable so listening is definitely my strongest skill.

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

  18. A: I bring a large skillset that includes recording, mixing, mastering, songwriting, producing and arrangement. I am well versed in a lot of different musical styles so i can recommend/suggest/include techniques and tricks from different references to make a more ecclectic and stronger record.

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

  20. A: My typical work process includes speaking with the client(s) to get an idea of what he/she wants and executing accordingly. I will typically send a draft, receive revisions and edit accordingly. I will not add anything to the record that I believe will make it stronger unless the client gives me permission to do so. I've definitely learned that the client's needs/wants are of upmost importance - not my own. I definitely want to ensure the client is happy and work with his/her vision.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: My studio setup is definitely not one to write home about but it is effective. It includes a carpet floor along with a large mattress standing behind the microphone to control the accoustics. This is reinforced with the inclusion of the sE Reflexion Filter I have setup. I use a Neumann TLM 102 microphone which is definitely an incredible microphone with great reviews behind it. I use the Yamaha HS8's (with the addition of bass pads to control bass frequencies) for reference and mixing to great results. Although it doesn't look necessarily like a larger studio, it can definitely achieve the same results (as per shown by my catalog of music along with unreleased records I can definitely show you samples of).

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

  24. A: Mixing vocals, primarily

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I was the Mixing Engineer/Songwriter in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Neumann TLM 102
  • sE Electronics Reflexion Filter PRO
  • Focusrite Scarlett 2i2
  • AKG K44 Perception Studio Headphones
  • Casio CTK-591 Keyboard
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