I've been a mixer/producer for 20+ years and also sing and play guitar in my own band. Recently mixed Escape the Fate's new album (produced by Howard Benson) and have produced/mixed albums for Lacey Sturm (of Flyleaf), Powerman 5000, The Haxans (members of Rob Zombie & New Years Day) and many more.
I'm happy to get involved 100% on a track to not only mix, edit and tune everything up but also to give songwriting advice & add as much extra production as an artist would like. This would include loops & percussion or all kinds, synth bass, pads, effects and other electronic elements, basic piano midi performances, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar. I'm especially adept at creating vocal harmonies and arrangements that I'm also happy to sing over a track if necessary. As a singer and guitarist myself, I'm highly motivated to help people put their best performance forward and deliver a product that shines on a technical level as well as able to make an emotional connection with the listener. I do all my work at my space in downtown LA where I track everything including drums.
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12 ReviewsEndorse Evan Rodaniche
Evan brought a fresh and eager energy to Doll Skin’s most recent release. The band and I went into the studio without a clear production direction in mind, the songs were there but they were lacking an “it” factor. Evan supplied in full! Every day in the studio was an absolute blast. He really pumped a lot of life into the stack of songs the band and I showed up with, his production quality MADE the album. Communication was a bold priority, Evan kept things focused but was always open to ideas, keeping personality on the surface of every track.
I have been working with Evan, since late in the nineties, in all of my projects. We even recorded in his studio in Panama City back in the day. Evan has been involved in all my recordings as a producer, engineer, singer or guitar player and in any of its roles he did a great a job! We don't live in the same city but we always finished the projects in the time frame I had, Evan will adapt to the project's time frame and budget. Working in the studio I trust in Evan's knowledge to get my best vocal performance and that's for me is invaluable. I highly recommend you guys to work with Evan!
Evan's work is some of the best and efficient. He really takes his role seriously and the outcome of the product. During the process, he provides input and feedback and always hears ideas how to make the project better. On top of all that, his setup and studio is very comfortable and easy. We tracked our entire project there from drums, guitars, bass and vocals. The project was also mixed and mastered there and is some of our best sound work.
Evan is incredible multi talented artist. An amazing musician and a bad ass producer, mixer and a mastering guy. You really don't need anyone else when working with him. I've been working with Evan for many years now. He produced, mixed and mastered two of my records and I loved the process of working with him. He always brings my visions and songs to live with his creativity, endless ideas, passion and talent. Evan truly love what he does and you can feel it when working with him. He gives 100% to each song and project. I highly recommend Evan and I'm looking forward to working with him again
Evan's work is amazing. A friend of mine's band (that I later joined) had all of their music recorded at Evan's studio, and I was simply floored after I heard the quality of work that went into each track. I reached out to Evan shortly after to inquire about having my own band's music recorded, and I am so happy I did. He turned our music into something incredible and he even provided backing vocals to a few of the tracks. I highly recommend Evan to work with! He's a super friendly person, his work ethic is awesome, and I can't wait to work with him again when I get more new music written!
Simply put, Evan is top-notch - on stage and in the studio. I have lots of respect for this guy, and even more after I sent over one of my songs to be mixed earlier this year. He had a lightning-fast turnaround and added some of his own creative input which sounded outstanding. I could say more, but you just have to meet him and work with him yourself. Highly recommended, A ++++. I will definitely be working with him again.
Wonderful and memorable experience working with Evan! He is the kind of producer that gets the best out of you without wearing you out and makes studio time enjoyable. Pays fantastic attention to detail specially when it comes to arrangements. Evan is extremely creative at building up vocal harmonies and comes up with brilliant ideas for the overall mix. Also he gets involved in the production of songs even in the songwriting process before entering the studio. He was always in a good mood and ready to rock!. Very positive, delightful and enriching experience having Evan on board.
Evans work is outstanding. I have worked with him for over a decade and I would never let anyone else touch my tracks. Evan is a phenomenal master of his craft. His quality of work never wavers - whether he's working with small bands or large famous artists.
What Evan did with our Tallah recordings literally blew me away. We had our tracks recorded by someone else and were unhappy with how they came out, so I decided to reach out to Evan and see if he could somehow salvage them. Not only did he manage to save all the tracks but he did the most amazing mix that we could have ever asked for. We were all in shock over how good it was. He managed to take the recordings we hated and turn them into what was honestly one of the best mixes I've EVER listened to! And to top it off, he was such a pleasure and easy going guy to work with. 1,000/10
As soon as we heard Evan's band Cage9 we knew we wanted to work with him and we were not disappointed - he has made our latest album sound amazing. We're very lucky to have found a producer who not only makes the songs sound exactly as we imagined them, but adds that extra magic 'touch'. It is evident in all of Evan's work that he really cares about the quality of what he is doing and won't stop until the client is completely satisfied. We hope to work with him again for our next album.
Singer/Songwriter - Hana Piranha
“Great artists are often the best producers and Evan is just that. He is such a tremendously creative powerhouse and has his ear to the street. His production on Cage 9 and Doll Skin are superb. His writing and producing is young, modern and powerful…totally in line with what today’s music scene is all about!”
Evan has helped me record, produce and mix for years. He always takes the music and song to a higher level then even imagined. He works fast and has an ear for creativity, and he is a talented musician that can also contribute musically. He is always positive in the studio and creates a fun atmosphere. Obviously I can’t speak highly enough of his talents - you will definitely call him a friend after your project.
Interview with Evan Rodaniche
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I'm always, always learning. At the end of the day this is an art and there's really no "right" way to do it. I've had clients insist that I crank some frequency on an instrument that I swear is going to sound horrible but ends up making the track awesome - against my better judgement. You have to really have an open mind at all times. Technology has allowed almost anyone to make music. Sometimes the person with no experience can create a more honest, beautiful piece of music than a seasoned pro. It's really about the heart and not the brain. It's important to respect that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm pretty good at delivering very punchy mixes...a term I realize that gets thrown around pretty liberally. But I do make a point to push the rhythmic elements against the compression wall. I want the song to jump out of whatever listening device it's being played on in an almost aggressive way that matches the energy of the message. All while still allowing every piece of the composition to shine in it's own space.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hard rock, pop and metal. However I'm a fan of the good song regardless of the genre.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to keep an eye on both the big picture as well as the minute details. Both can make or break a track. If something is not working I'm not going to sit back and let it slide. I try to address every aspect of the song and whatever it needs is what I'm going to make every effort to try to provide. From lyrics, to the right kick drum sound, that very subtle tambourine in the chorus, to removing or adding another bar of chorus (with approval of course), I try to deliver the best version of the song I can.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently recorded, produced and mixed Lacey Sturm's new album. It was her first "solo" album after leaving her major-label band "Flyleaf." I used to use her voice on her Flyleaf album's as a comparison any time I mixed girl-fronted hard rock bands and now I had to be the one making sure she sounded as good if not better than her previous high-budget albums. That release debuted at #1 hard-rock on iTunes and her fans loved the album so I felt proud to have helped her continue her legacy in a really good way. I also helped with vocal harmonies and even a guitar solo on that album.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 20+ years. I started recording my band on a 4-track tape recorder, moved up to 8-track reel-to-reel, ADATs and finally ProTools. Initially it was just a money-saving function to record myself but through my own releases my mixing work was noticed by many of my fellow musicians got me involved recording other people and grew from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I'm a ProTools guy although I do run an older version. The keyboard is an extension of my brain (lol).
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Pensado has a great YouTube channel and I love his work ethic and approach to music. But I also really appreciate musicians and song-writers that don't know anything about recording and purely can look at music in terms of it's emotional impact on listeners...because that's the most important part that sometimes gets lost on this side of the ProTools rig.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Lately I've been doing mostly vocal recording/arrangement and mixing. Generally when I mix I'm also tuning vocals, sound-replacing drums, adding synths and loops to make the track as big as possible.