Jay Derrick

Producer/ Song Writer

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Mainstream Producer/Head Liner/Award creditor/ Request for any genres

In addition to the fact that my productions have unique and fresh sounds, the most important thing for me in music has always been to convey feelings and a story and that is what differentiates my music the most, the combination of looking for the exact sounds and synthesis at the exact moments to really feel. This way you can become moments and stories real again.

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  1. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Great experience working with Jay. Awesome production and communication. Hope we get to do it again.

Interview with Jay Derrick

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I think that the project that I am most proud of in a song called "Should I Love You" because I found a way to express verbatim a story of my life that is excellently well complemented with the instrtumental to convey the exact feelings that I felt at the time .

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: At this moment I work on all aspects of my artistic project at the same time that I share the productions that do not fit with my project with all the users.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I have worked with the vocalist and song writer Brandon Chase, he is an incredible person and in addition to capturing the energy of a song of any genre with his voice he is excellent working as a team.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: It depends, if you are talking about synthesizers, the analogues sound incredible but the digital ones can sound the same if you process them properly, if we talk about instruments the answer is always analog. however on occasions some synthesizers may work to simulate these instruments.

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

  10. A: My promise to the client is that they will have a musical piece molded to their expectations with an essence different from that of any other user, it will be a teamwork based on the client's opinions and they will always be high quality productions.

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

  12. A: What I like most about my work is producing and being able to offer my stories and feelings to users so that they somehow become part of the musical environment and can reach the ears of many other people around the world.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Most of the time they ask me what I base myself on to produce music, my answer is always that I base myself on what I feel at that moment and I express it with my music, in this way it will always be something honest.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: The biggest misconception is falling into self-plagiarism, this means that your productions become monotonous and very similar.

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

  18. A: What genre of music are they looking for and what artists do they like of that genre as a reference

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Mainly to establish a good communication in which to understand their expectations and the ideas never exceed, especially because they can be part of the essence of the user.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: definitely my computer, my monitors, my headphones an audio inetfas and a microphone.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been doing this for 7 years, I studied in 4 music schools where I learned theory and music production, I also learned everything about synthesis theory and recording skills. After that a finished with mixing and mastering engineering. I stopped studying 2 years ago and started to dedicate myself to producing music for my project, I reached a point where I already had so many good songs but not all of them fit with my project that I decided to share them with the world because I would still like to hear them out there.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I would describe my style as a fresh and updated sound with a sound design that proposes and achieves the objective of music, which is to feel.

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

  28. A: When we talk about production I would like to work on with real musicians like ZED, Harry Styles, Shaw Mendez, Martin Garrix. I think that even though we share common tastes in terms of musical production, they are artists with whom I think we can complement each other.

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

  30. A: Be honest with your story, if a song that you are working on is based on a real story the inspiration and flow with which you will work will be incredible, everything will come out by itself and never try to make music as any other producer, be YOURSELF.

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

  32. A: I work mostly on mainstream music. I produce different sounds and styles of pop, I also produce EDM music and genres derived from it.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is the time in which I can finish a high quality song. I could finish a profesional song with in a few hours. I am also a really good song writer an Lyrics producer (for the melodic part of the Lyrics).

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

  36. A: In addition to the fact that my productions have unique and fresh sounds, the most important thing for me in music has always been to convey feelings and a story and that is what differentiates my music the most, the combination of looking for the exact sounds and synthesis at the exact moments to really feel. This way you can become moments and stories real again.

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

  38. A: Ask what the user expects so I can achieve that in all aspects, once we are clear in that I do a production plan in which I send a song preview to the user so I can have his opinion and make final corrections to the song. I also have songs already produced that I could offer if any user is interested.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio set up is made up of krk rokit 6 monitors, I have sound adaptation to improve the sound reference and a little monkeys where I work. Soon I will have an audio interface with which I will record my guitars.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: Im inspire by a lot of artists, such as Zed, Martin Garrix, Ed sheeran, Sg Lewis, Lauv, Lany, Harry Styles. If we go to the story of music, even Micheal Jackson.

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

  44. A: Mostly I ask users what genre are they looking for, then I ask for some references so I can provide an accurate product that meets expectations and quality.

Terms Of Service

First of all I like to establish a conversation in which we can make our expectations clear with certain references in order to create a product that meets those expectations without losing your essen

GenresSounds Like
  • Zedd
  • Martin Garrix
  • The Chainsmokers
Gear Highlights
  • Speakers
  • Audio interface
  • Computer
  • Fl Studio 12
  • Mic
  • Guitar
  • thousands of synths
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