Songwriter, Producer, Mixing

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DeRock is a songwriter, producer, and mixing engineer from Long Beach, CA. He attended the University of Southern California on academic scholarship where he majored in music. Since then DeRock has written, performed & recorded with artists like Yuna, Deap Vally, Liz Hope, Muunie, Dolly Ave, and Sachi.

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  1. Review by Liz Hope

    I have hired DeRock time and time again for a ton of different projects. He is super talented and super fast. I've had him mix things, engineer sessions, play on live gigs, and program/track software and live instruments. 10/10 recommend. Great communicator as well, really wants to make sure you are happy with the final product!

Interview with DeRock

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

  2. A: Yuna...I played Bass & Moog for her on tour. Also got to perform with Jhene Aiko and DJ Premier!!

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

  4. A: Some beats, some remixes, some mashups, and singles for my upcoming solo record

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

  6. A: It's important to understand engineering and acoustics...but at the end of the day it's art, not science

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

  8. A: i will show up for work, and deliver an excellent track.

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

  10. A: I like to get to know prospective clients tastes in music, and these will largely inform how they hear the mixes I deliver. Also, I think it's important to really understand what kind of art they are trying to make - which usually lies outside of their musical tastes. Getting people to understand that they will not sound like their favorite band is important. Helping them sound like themselves is key.

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

  12. A: I started as a classical bass player at age 10, went to jazz school, started writing songs in college, recorded and toured with bands for a bit. My first paid recording gig was making demos for Lauryn Hill. This helped me realize that I like working with singer/songwriters, and I have taken every opportunity to make records since then.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital. the workflow is easier!

Air by Muunie

I was the Producer, Bassist, Engineer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Logic
  • UAD
  • Waves
  • Ozone
  • Komplete
  • Fender Bass
  • Martin Acoustic
  • Neumann U47
  • Blue Bluebird
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