DyHard Productions

Songwriting, Top Line Writing,

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DyHard Productions have been professional songwriters since 2013. We offer a bespoke music composition service that caters for corporate projects, established acts & also up and coming talent. Clients include Melco Crown Entertainment, Eram Motors, The Basketball Bundesliga, Ginger Wildheart & Nexus Files.

Hi, welcome to DyHard Productions. We are Ian & Tim Hardwick, brothers, composers, and co-founders of the company.

We formed DyHard Productions in 2013 and we’ve had the pleasure of writing songs, composing soundtracks, and producing music for a huge array of projects ever since.

We grew up playing music together and after graduating from the Jazz & Rock Academy of Music we went on to perform for audiences worldwide in a touring rock band. As our music career progressed we started to combine studio and composition work alongside touring. We soon received an offer to write the soundtrack for a large-scale project at the City of Dreams casino in Macau, and DyHard Productions was born!

We now work from our studio close to London, as well as in Asia, close to the beach and inspiring landscapes that maybe you can hear in our music.

From full soundtracks, songwriting, topline writing, lyrics, production, arrangement, mixing, YouTube intros, jingles, kids songs, ghostwriting, and more, we can help.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you. For a lot of our writing, we offer a buy-out, allowing the artist 100% of the commercial rights.

We're very proud of our 100% customer satisfaction, we're easy to work with, and we pride ourselves on hitting deadlines.

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

Languages

  • English

74 Reviews - 15 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Marco F.
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    DyHard Productions went above and beyond to make sure I was happy with the end result! Looking forward to working with them again

  2. Review by I-AHN JEONG
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    Fast!!! so Fast!!! and accuracy!

  3. Review by Oliver A.
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    Ian was Incredible! Audio perfection! Highly recommend!

  4. Review by Sefi Carmel
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    Working with Ian was an absolute pleasure! His creative input, clear communication, and prompt responses made the entire process smooth and enjoyable. Thank you!

  5. Review by Benj A.
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    Good working with you again Ian. I’m sure we will work tigetger in the future, highly recommended

  6. Review by Luis E.
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    Working with DYHARD PRODUCTION was not just a creative endeavor, it was a musical journey. Their passion, expertise, and collaborative spirit make them a standout professional in the industry. I wholeheartedly recommend them, and I eagerly anticipate the opportunity to collaborate again in the future.

  7. Review by Benj A.
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    Ian was great, super communication and we had a very clear conversation where I explained everything I needed and he delivered. I’m a veteraned musician and no stranger to the music industry, he is one of the professionals in a sea of fakers

  8. Review by John J.
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    Dyhard Productions, they produced exactly what I had hoped for. Twice now. If your a rock artist you will be amazed. I’ am.

  9. Review by Mohammad B.
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    A real professional team. Fast, precise and nice artists. I like the power of the Ian's voice. My next project would be definitely with them again.

  10. Review by Buck Black
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    Working with DyHard was a pleasure! They wrote a great topline vocal melody for my track and were really easy to communicate with! I'm sure I'll be coming back to them for more help soon!

  11. Review by PJ
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    A solid experience overall! I had a great sounding result along with professional communication and timely experience. Will definitely work with Ian again!

  12. Review by Charles B.
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    DyHard is a top notch production company!!! They helped me produce my first country music single! Ian was so patient with me and really went out of his way to understand what I was envisioning and worked tirelessly until I was happy! He is very good at receiving direction from the musicians! And he’s musically talented as well! These guys should be charging more! Their quality is amazing! I’m so stoked to have people here this song!

  13. Review by Bogac S.
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    It wouldn’t be better. Patient, world class quality, fast and incredible result. They exactly knows what you need and easily understand artist vision. It was an amazing experience. Thanks DyHard Productions and I will work with them for nexts.

  14. Review by John J.
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    I’m starting a new one with these guys. Amazing artist and musicians. My honor!

  15. Review by Thomas D.
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    Skilled , nice guy's from DyHard Productions :-) Easy and pleasent to work with and deliver what they promise, at a very fair price, I might add.

  16. Review by Jacobo G.
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    Great pro, working with Ian a real pleasure, super efficient, on a track with a few complexities of its own, I strongly recommend!

  17. Review by Rich M.
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    DyHard Productions ROCK!!!

    Rockstars through and through. Great communication, work, and general vibe. I give 100% recommendation to using this team for whatever project you have next!!!

  18. Review by Jason.zackowski
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    We tasked DyHard Productions to again write some songs about our dogs and they just nailed every single aspect of the job.
    We keep saying that we are so impressed and that each time the songs get better and better and guess what?
    We are so impressed and the songs get better and better!
    We won't hesitate to work with the team again and again!

  19. Review by Sydney C.
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    Another great experience!

  20. Review by DoubleThree
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    Lan was very patient. They helped me make very nice songs~

Interview with DyHard Productions

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

  2. A: At the moment a large project is working on the full soundtrack to an upcoming movie. We're able to write to picture and really make the story come to life.

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

  4. A: The main thing would be to have a fairly clear idea of what you would like song or melody-wise, perhaps with some examples. Music is so subjective that it's great to be on the same page before a project starts. On the other hand sometimes it's great when a client says "I love your work, do what you do"

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: We work near the ocean in Kenting, Taiwan. We have a studio here where we work everyday. Drums are recorded using a Roland TD-15K, and we process these afterward to get great drum sounds in a small studio environment. We do a lot of recording on Logic Pro X, and also have a huge amount of 3rd party plug ins. I mix on Reaper - I've been a fan of it for a few years now, and just love how stable it is.

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

  8. A: The common type of work we do is writing, producing and mixing full songs for clients. These are in a variety of styles, from pop and rock through to folk and country. I also do a lot of work composing top line melodies on other artists demos or finished tracks. Sometimes a client will come to me if they're lacking a big hooky chorus, and other times I'll compose the vocal melody for the whole track.

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

  10. A: Yes, Waltz Mastering. We have used him to master songs for our Palm Lakes project and we always love the results.

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

  12. A: I'm extremely proud of our new project called Palm Lakes - It's 80's influenced Vocal pop & Synth Pop. The first single 'Satellite' got single of week on various stations that love this kind of music, and I really believe in the music, production and visuals. We wrote the track, recorded it, performed it entirely and mixed it.

  13. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  14. A: Digital for us - I love the sound of Analog and try to recreate it especially for our retrowave material, but digital makes working from a home studio so much more achievable.

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

  16. A: To be reliable, to keep them informed all the way through the process, to hit deadlines and if they have already listened to our music and like our work then they will certainly like the finished result.

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

  18. A: Everyday is something new creatively, I can work from home near the beach and create music. I love it!

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

  20. A: One of the big questions is always about credits or commercial rights. It depends on the project, but we do many jobs where we take a buy out and all the commercial rights go to the client. We're open to working in many ways.

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

  22. A: That music is just a pipe dream. Hard work really pays off.

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

  24. A: What style are they looking for? Do they have any initial ideas or examples (it doesn't matter if they don't)

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

  26. A: An acoustic guitar, a note pad, a pen, a plectrum and a beer.

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

  28. A: I studied at the Jazz & Rock Academy in the UK, and then became a pro musician in my early 20s - I toured the UK in various bands, and then started producing and recording. We toured Asia in 2011 and it went so well that the band relocated. While in Macau our writing was picked up by Melco Crown Entertainment, which opened up a whole new area of writing for other projects - Suddenly we were composing music for huge casino light shows and entertainment features, from there we also started getting commissions to write for TV campaigns, movies and other artists.

  29. Q: How would you describe your style?

  30. A: Dedicated, professional, easy going and very friendly. Musically, I want to achieve something dynamic with big melodies.

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

  32. A: I would love to sit in a room and watch Mutt Lange in the writing stage all the way through to production and mixing.

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

  34. A: The drums and bass working together well is key, it's the base that the rest of the musical cake is baked on - I like a track to be tight and punchy, with vocals that shine through.

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

  36. A: Rock, pop, country, folk, metal, synthwave & retrowave, kids songs and soundtracks.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: I certainly feel that our strength is in melody and hooks. It's the music I grew up on and still love to this day, so I always try to bring these elements to a track. I'm looking for that great chorus, and as my brother and I have worked and sang together for many years we're also good at stacking interesting and effective vocal harmonies.

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

  40. A: I love my work and treat it each song with equal time and respect. We've always worked in a very structured and professional way, and never miss deadlines. I bring dedication to the project.

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

  42. A: For a typical song writing job it would be this: Firstly I talk to the client about what they want, and any particular specs such as length, tempo etc. The 2nd phase is to record a demo, usually a very short one demonstrating the melodies and feel, however I can also produce a full demo if required. This goes to the client and once approved I begin recording the entire track, mix it and then master it on final approval. Everything is done 'in house', but I also have a network of other artists I can contact if someone requires something a little different - a live saxophone for example.

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

  44. A: I'm inspired by great songs, and especially like music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I'm inspired by the fantastic commercial song writing of someone like Mutt Lange, but also love the dense production on something like Peter Gabriel 4.

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Terms Of Service

We typically record a demo & get approval before recording the full track to save on revisions. 1-2 revisions after that. Turn around time is typically approx 2 weeks, but quicker is possible

GenresSounds Like
  • Def Leppard
  • The Goo Goo Dolls
  • The Killers
Gear Highlights
  • Logic Pro X
  • Reaper
  • Waves Mercury Bundle
  • Focusrite Pre-amps
  • Yamaha HS5 Monitors
  • Fender Precision Sting Bass
  • Roland Juno-DI
  • Arturia Analog Factory
  • Roland TD-15K
  • Brazen Destiny Guitars
  • Native instruments
  • Kontakt 5
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