Otto D'Agnolo

Production, Mixing & More

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With 30 plus years in the business, I'm sure I can help you get your music sounding fantastic. I'm Otto, platinum award winning producer/engineer and Emmy award winning songwriter. I'm here to make your life easier and your music tracks sound better at Soundbetter.com

In my career, I've recorded all types of music with artists ranging from beginner to superstar. My career has included work on projects for: Randy Jackson, Glen Campbell, Waylon Jennings, Billy Preston, Sam Moore, Alice Cooper, Soulfly, Tower of Power, Grace Potter, David Grohl, David Sanborn, Kenny Rogers, Paul Carrack (Squeeze), DMX, Stephani Mills, Sister Sledge, Lou Rawls, Deanna Carter, Jordin Sparks and many, many others.
My own songs have been featured on LA Ink, Punk’d, One Tree Hill, E! True Hollywood Story, October Road, Hollywood Green with Maria Menounos, Dr. 90210, The Office, Jersey Shore and many other television and film projects.

I'm here to offer my services to you as a singer, mixer or producer.

No matter what you need, with my 30 plus years experience and industry contacts, I can either provide the service myself - or put you in touch with the right person for the job.

PS - To find more of my credits on line, you'll need to spell my name wrong (as they have on so many records). While searching for Otto D'Agnolo (which is correct) try the following additional spellings: D'Angnolo, D'Angolo, D'Angelo, Donyolo, Dagnolo, dangolo, dangelo, Don Yolo.

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AllMusic verified credits for Otto D'Agnolo
  • Nick Swisher
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tower of Power
  • C.T.S.
  • C.T.S.
  • C.T.S.
  • Bob Shimizu & Signal Strength
  • David Sanborn
  • Vanity Tweak
  • Vanity Tweak
  • Vanity Tweak
  • Music For Bowlers
  • Deana Carter
  • Grace Potter & the Nocturnals
  • Grace Potter
  • Anson
  • Wensday
  • Wensday
  • Raquel Aurilia
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Soulfly
  • Soulfly
  • Soulfly
  • Soulfly
  • Trik Turner
  • Nils Lofgren
  • Ce Ce Peniston
  • Azzlzz Band
  • N Touch
  • Richard Palalay
  • Ed Van Fleet
  • Ed Van Fleet
  • Patsy Cline
  • Kenny Rogers
  • Glen Campbell
  • Glen Campbell
  • Glen Campbell
  • Dygmies
  • Dygmies
  • Dygmies
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • Wayman Tisdale
  • David "Fathead" Newman
  • Nailbomb
  • Glen Campbell
  • Adam Smith
  • Michelle Turley
  • Michelle Turley
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Jenny Jarnagin
  • Michelle Turley
  • Michelle Turley
  • Jadi Norris
  • Jadi Norris
  • Jadi Norris
  • Jadi Norris
  • Jadi Norris
  • The Sweet Remains
  • The Ideal Exit
  • The Ideal Exit

Reviews (2)

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  1. Review by Gabriel K.
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    Otto gave my metal project's mix and master the punch and power he promised. His rapid turnaround time and quick responses to feedback and questions made for an excellent experience.

  2. Review by N. M.
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    Working with Otto is the easiest part of my creative process. His responses are instantaneous and his turnaround time is extraordinary. He is more than willing to not only do exactly as you request, but also provide outstanding insight which for me has proven to be the difference between a regular mix and an industry quality mix. Awesome Job!

Interview with Otto D'Agnolo

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

  2. A: I began as a musician playing in clubs. In 1983 I took a job at a recording studio and I've never left that environment behind.

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

  4. A: When you find a record that sounds amazing to you, on the radio, in your car, at a restaurant, be sure to buy that record and listen to it on the same system where you make your records. Make sure you know what your favorite recordings sound like in your working environment.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My primary vocal mics are a Nuemann U-47 and a U-87. I cut through my Avalon or Summit preamps and compressors. Obvioulsy when tracking a whole band the mic list becomes extensive and the outboard compressors are numerous, including Urie 1178s, DBX 165As, LA-4s, DBX 160s and others. I monitor on Genelecs, Tannoys and Yamaha NS10s and I record into ProTools.

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

  8. A: My most common work includes producing, recording and mixing from the start to the finish. The most common on-line work I find is mixing.

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90sec edited version of my last album.

I was the engineer, mixer, producer, writer, singer and musician in this production

Terms Of Service

50% deposit, 2 free revisions, typically a 2 week turnaround, rush service available for an additional 30%

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  • Recording at home.Nov 16, 2016

    Recording at home is getting pretty simple.  Unfortunately, that means that sometimes (like with microphones in square rooms) the tone of the track suffers.  By recording at home you've already saved a lot of money. It's time to get serious and hand the mixing to a pro who can fix the problems that your room has created in your track. Make your record all it can be.

  • Want to be on my show?Jul 04, 2015

    You can be on the air with me, playing your music and getting industry feedback!  My broadcast partner is the "Soul Man" himself, Rock and Rock Hall of Famer Sam Moore (from Sam and Dave)! You'll be on the same show and you might even get a little critique from Sam! 

    Listen in at: http://starworldwidenetworks.com/index.php/MusicStarWorldwide/detail/the_record_industry_with_otto_d

  • New ShowMar 08, 2015

    Now I can add "Internet Radio Show Host" to my resume as I've launched a show called "The Record Industry with Otto D" on MusicStarWorldwide.com.  Come take a listen as I interview artists and talk about the music in their lives. I'm LIVE at 10pmEST every Monday night (that's 7PM in Arizona).  Call in at 602.393.0113 and talk with me and my guests!