My name is Dimitri McDowell, singer-songwriter/producer from New York. Studied at Oakwood University in Music Composition than the Art Institute of Atlanta while I pursued my career writing, vocal producing, engineering and more. Since than I have major singles out: Lecrae - "Nuthin", Chris Brown - To My Bed, Wiz Khalifa - Something New, Usher "A"
If you are looking for Production, Hooks, Full Songs, engineering, Vocal Production, Mixing &/or Mastering, I can provide everything it takes for you to be fully satisfied and better with your sound. Writing for major artist and keeping my vocals in th backgrounds allowed me to enhance my profession in that field.
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Interview with Dimitri McDowell
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Urban Pop, R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Writing, Backgrounds, Singing, Mixing, Engineering etc
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I worked on Heartbreak on a full moon by Chris Brown. The song I did was "To My Bed", and i am proud of this because it is and was one of the best songs on the 45 tracklisted album with anticipation of it becoming a single. My wrote, sang, vocal produced and mixed "To My Bed" by Chris Brown.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Placement work with Major Publishing labels as well as putting out my single along with the video.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Travis Bruce.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because I enjoy shortcuts and still getting the job done.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Fast work, 100% satisfaction.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: This is what I love to do, I wouldn't want to do anything else.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Customers: Can you do my EP? Me: Pricing sold separately
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I only do one thing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: If you are looking for a specific sound, I can consistently perfect your record after record so returning to a great source to repeat the process always makes a recipe to win.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Mac, My notebook, my portable mic, a sharp object, First Aid Kit
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My career path is to be a singer-songwriter and a signed artist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The boy next door, adult contemporary
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Justin Bieber, I feel that he is at his peek and has a great balance of urban and pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Dive in your emotion.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Content, Message, Lyrics, Big Melodies, background vocals, a great top lead etc.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I generally record melodies and deliver an emotion based on the production that I am following and combining my witty concepts after comping my own melodies into a great masterpiece.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a Studio home setup with two iMac computers both with Protools, Avid Mbox, two Bluebird mics, Large JBL speakers, with a spacious environment surrounded by colorful spinning globe lights.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: James Fauntleroy, Pharell, Stevie Wonder, Pooh Bear, Jay Z, Miley Cyrus and more.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Write full songs, hooks, mix or master a record, Vocal produce or adding backgrounds.