As a Songwriter/Producer & Performer I have toured & recorded with top musical talent such as Lauryn Hill, Yuna, DJ Premiere, Avi Buffalo, Ikey Owens (The Mars Volta, Jack White), Brandon Eugene Owens (Kendrick Lamar, Kelis) and more.
I'm offering professional mixing & producing services, songwriting & arranging, acoustic guitar, electric bass, keyboards & synthesizers, effects, and more!!
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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
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Yuna tour. Bass & Moog
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Solo LP, three EPs for others
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Liz Fohl
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. the workflow is easier!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: there are no promises. but i will show up for work, and deliver an excellent track.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: the feeling of getting it right
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: everything is misconceived. nobody really knows what producers and mixers do. in fact, every producer and mixer does different things, depending on the context. there is no magic wand and everyone has a unique style so make sure you actually like their style (as opposed to their client roster)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: fail at recording yourself a bunch. then you will understand how to collaborate and what to look for in others
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: hands, ears, feet. that's 3
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: started as a classical bass player at age 10, went to jazz school, started writing songs on a beat up fender acoustic, recording and touring with bands. my first paid recording gig was making demos for Lauryn Hill. Since then i've discovered i like helping singer/songwriters.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: FKA Twigs - she's innovative
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: don't expect things to sound exactly like you imagine, it's art not science
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: lately it's been r&b and electronic. I do a lot of rock and folk as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: cutting the fat
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: arrangement, dynamics, vocal effects, edits, cool strange noises
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: varies based on what i'm working on...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Apollo, DT1770, Rode NTK, Guild acoustic, Maton acoustic, Fender P/J bass, Steinway piano
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jack Joseph Puig, Flea, John Mayer
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: bass, acoustic guitar, mixing, tracking