"Working with Doug was a fantastic experience. He has a relaxed,knowledgeable
approach to recording and producing. It is so great to hang and
work with a dude who seems to know what you are trying to do,
and helps you realize your vision instead of trying to steer you
in some direction that is NOT your vision. He always seemed to
have good ideas when mine ran out, composure when I was tweaked,
and fresh ears when mine were burnt. The guy is awesome."
—A*N*D*Y , EarthtoAndy
, Giant Records
"Doug is the greatest. He makes my toes curl!"
"I've recorded with over a half a dozen producer/engineers
in the past few years, but none have been as easy or fun to work
with as Doug. Doug is a multi-talented musician who knows how
to communicate with musicians and deal with our mental illnesses
- this allows him to capture great performances."
Tony Lopacinski, guitarist - Train
"Doug has it all: a fantastic ear, a knack for all sorts of electronics,
the ability to sing and play bunch of instruments very well, the
patience and the self sacrifice which make projects succeed."
—Joti Rockwell, Rockwell
Church, Compass Records
"Doug Derryberry is all things in the studio. He is both the
easy-going producer and player who can conjure that exact, wacked
guitar part that brings a song to life, as well as the meticulous,
scientific engineer who misses nothing in tracking and mixing
a record. Too bad he's generous, patient, and fun to work with--blows
that whole evil genius rap for him."
two-time winner BMI Mid-Atlantic Song Contest
"Doug Derryberry is my own personal rock god. No one is cooler,
no one can say "you suck" nicer. Simply put, if you ain't Doug
Derryberry...someone out there is a lot cooler than you."
—Kevin Murphy, drums, Earth
"Doug possesses the well rounded attributes of the consummate
musician and the objective, supportive producer. He has the ability
to be critical and detailed without overshadowing or infringing
upon the artist's intent - a difficult task that all producers
face, and only few succeed at. As a skilled engineer with a keen
ear, he simply gets an excellent sound. As a team player, he knows
when to interject his opinions, and when to lay back and let the
magic of the creative process flow uninterrupted."
—Mike Corn, Heydevils
"Derryberry is truly a gem. In an industry where caucophonous
disingenuous dung is peddled and consumed as the second coming
of the messiah, Derryberry continually strives to make songs sound
solid. He has a natural feel for songcraft and a genuine gift
for time, technique and musical coloration that sets him ahead
of his contemporaries in playing, perfoming, engineering and production.
As a songwriter, I feel he is god's gift to songs!!!"
Mitch Treger, The
"Doug is equally comfortable on the musical front as well as
the technical front when it comes to recording with him in the
studio. Unlike some people who own recording equipment, Doug's
strength as a musician combined with his deft recording skills
yield great sounding results. I enjoy recording or playing music
with him any chance I get."
—Chris Watling, The
"It's always a huge advantage to have a producer who can perform
all your parts better than you can without making you feel bad
—Nathan Hubbard, Rockwell
Church, Compass Records
"Doug is a talented guitarist, keyboard player and singer. As
a producer, he can help with arrangements, song structure, etc.
as well. Doug's insight and excellent advice helped me take my
guitar playing to a higher level in the studio. As an added bonus,
he has a very odd sense of humor."
—Karl Straub, The
"Doug's laid back attitude creates a comfortable studio atmosphere,
his ear for sophisticated harmonic and melodic ideas enhances
the arrangements of our tunes, and his pitch-perfect singing voice
makes one wonder: "Who needs Justin Timberlake anyway?"
—Tom Helf, Cravin'