I can produce a beat within two hours, I create HipHop, RnB, and Pop beats. All the ideas that you have for a specific beat I can manifest that. If you're looking for a music engineer I do that as well, I was a sound engineer for Kevin Nash's radio show in early 2017. Whatever you need, I can accomplish it to the best of my ability, in record time.
18 year old Dino Hawkins better known as “Dino the Producer” residing in South Central LA, started producing beats at the age of 12 in 2012. He creates Hiphop, RnB, and Pop beats using Logic Pro X. Also, he has experience with being a mixing engineer. He’s worked with artist such as Volume 10, Almighty Suspect, Japp, etc. With his music based knowledge he is able to manifest any type of beat an artist may need. Contact Dino the Producer for a custom made beat today.
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Interview with Dino the Producer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually I would complete an instrumental, show it to my clients, and depending whether they like the beat I would send them the audio file of it and they will send me a form of payment. Whether it be through Cashapp or PayPal.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: A music producer that inspires me is hiphop producer Zaytoven because he can play actual instruments and incorporate them in his music with complexity and style.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I attend the Los Angeles Recording School so I book studio time there.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to produce by myself just to fully think and work on my art from the sounds that I use, mixing and mastering, and in deciding which genre of music I want to even create.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring allot of "bounce" to a song. I'm able to give a song allot of movement and expression from the drums, tempo, and ambient sounds in the background that will force you to move.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is being able to create quick and unique melodies for artists to rap or sing to.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on hip hop and r&b types of music but I am beginning to work with pop songs.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to all type of music genres whether it be different from what you usually listen to and whether it be new or old. All music has something u can learn and pull from to create your own unique style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd like to work with Lil Wayne because he's one of my favorite artists and I would love to see what he could do over my beats.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I would describe my sound at times as an upbeat Bay Area type style and sometimes a southern slower tempo "mumble rap" type beats.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is becoming a music producer first then an exec and I've been doing this for about five years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A midi keyboard, mic, interface, audio technical headphones, and my MacBook Pro.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be afraid to ask the provider if he or she can edit their product for you. You're giving them YOUR money so pay for what you asked for.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I ask them: What's your genre? What's your budget? How fast do you need the beat or writing?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I am not willing to learn from other.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Can we negotiate the price? I'd say yes.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I'm able to create works of art and it be listened to from others.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will make my product to their complete liking.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I am able to create my work from wherever I am.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: For a writer to create your content I recommend VeeMajor.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on both hiphop and r&b beats for my own beats EP.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on a beat for a rapper named Volume 10 from Los Angeles, CA and the song I produced for him was called Crime Side. And it's my proudest because it was my first time me seeing a song that I made and having someone rap to it on stage.