Daniel Duskin

Analog Mixing Engineer

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Credits with members of GNR and Counting Crows. Mixing on an Analog Console isn't a lost art, it's right here! I have over two decades of analog mixing experience, and I have worked with hundreds of artists from all over the world.

I primarily mix in the analog domain because I find it to be more creative and inspiring than working solely "in the box." Moving real faders and turning real knobs gives me the freedom to instantly address whatever is needed the moment I hear it, turning the art of mixing into something more akin to dance or improvisation than work. My gear list on the lower right consists entirely of audio hardware that I own and use every day.

I would love to hear some of your music. Feel free to send me an mp3 of something you’d like mixed for review. I look forward to hearing from you.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

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  • Big Time Crush
  • Big Time Crush
  • Big Time Crush
  • Big Time Crush
  • The King's Heralds
  • The King's Heralds
  • The King's Heralds
  • Sky Walker
  • Sky Walker
  • Sky Walker
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • Jordan Sweeney
  • The Rainman Suite
  • The Rainman Suite
  • The Rainman Suite
  • Shannon B
  • Shannon B
  • Shannon B
  • Rivermaker
  • Rivermaker
  • Cappone
  • Cappone
  • Cappone
  • Cappone
  • Figure One
  • Figure One
  • Figure One
  • Figure One
  • Find the Lotus
  • Find the Lotus
  • Find the Lotus
  • The Kid
  • Gyro
  • Gyro
  • The Kid
  • The Kid
  • The Kid
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Them Devils
  • Emitt Rhodes
  • J-Bizz
  • J-Bizz
  • J-Bizz
  • Luckdown
  • Luckdown
  • Luckdown
  • Luckdown
  • Como
  • Russell Hospedales
  • Russell Hospedales
  • Russell Hospedales
  • Russell Hospedales
  • Yung Charley
  • Yung Charley
  • Yung Charley
  • Nick Vernier Band
  • Nick Vernier Band
  • AOA
  • AOA
  • Rebecca Sullivan
  • Rebecca Sullivan
  • Rebecca Sullivan
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Royal Mile
  • The Royal Mile
  • 20sizzle
  • 20sizzle
  • 20sizzle
  • 20sizzle
  • Emitt Rhodes
  • Emitt Rhodes
  • Us Against the World
  • Us Against the World
  • Us Against the World
  • Us Against the World
  • Como
  • 20sizzle
  • 20sizzle
  • 20sizzle
  • The Kid
  • The Kid
  • The Kid
  • Yung Charley
  • Yung Charley
  • Yung Charley

13 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Tan Z.
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    Thank you Daniel for patiently helping us to change the mix,I really like these sounds.I still want to work with him in the future.Thanks again.

  2. Review by Tan Z.
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    Daniel gave us very professional help in mixing and mastering. The communication with him was very smooth and friendly throughout the work. I like these sounds so much.

  3. Review by Mattias L.
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    Daniel did a great job, very professional and the mix sounds awesome,
    it was a pleasure to work with him and I will definitely work with Daniel again.

  4. Review by James D.
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    Dan is my go to guy for my Mixing/Mastering needs. Recently finished up a new track and he helped bring it to that next level!
    Truly grateful for his expertise, thank you Dan!

  5. Review by James P.
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    A superb experience working with Daniel. A true expert who worked tirelessly to get the sound I wanted which was very specific. However, he added his own creativity and knowledge to the mix which made the whole project sound much better. I will be using Daniel for mixing and engineering our future tracks.

  6. Review by Shalin C.
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    Awesome work done by Daniel in my 7 original hard rock songs. He has really great sense for Mixing music, He is very dedicated person. Finished my Job on time, he had executed whole project very smoothly. I am really impressed and Happy by his work. He had put breath in all of my songs. Thanks a lot Daniel. I would highly recommend him. Awesome person.

  7. Review by Peter S.
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    Daniel Duskin is a professional through and through. He was totally patient through all my tedious requests for the mixing and mastering of one song, until I was satisfied. His gear, ear and know-how is top-notch. Looking forward to working with him again!!

    -Pete S.

  8. Review by James D.
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    Dan's attention to detail is second to none.
    Simply put, he cares. I recently had a song mixed and mastered and it surpassed my expectation.
    Great work, Dan!

  9. Review by Peter S.
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    Daniel is the best!!!!

  10. Review by Tim L.
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    Professional job , master the live tracks beautifully.
    Tim L.

  11. Review by Tim L.
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    Daniel did a professional job , made the tracks 100% better , brought out sounds you could not hear , or recognize. Will definitely use him again , on the next project.Tim L.

  12. Review by Tan Z.
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    Professional and efficient work, Daniel provides me with many professional help.Completed the mixing and mastering of 7 songs from our band and achieved amazing results.Feeling friendly and relaxed in communicating with Daniel.
    Thanks Again!

  13. Review by RIVERMAKER
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    When it comes to recording, it's a special experience to come across an individual who both has a profound understanding of sound engineering and respects the natural creative elements of an artist's work.
    Dan approached our tracks with surgical precision, detail, and complete professional artistry. Rivermaker has built a long standing relationship with quality engineering mastery that can be guaranteed by few other in the business. We are forever grateful for Dan's craft and expertise.
    Thanks Dan, Rock on!

Interview with Daniel Duskin

  1. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  2. A: I use as much analog equipment as humanly possible. Every piece of gear has its own sound with a unique and inspiring history. Manipulating analog hardware keeps my mind on the music instead of getting distracted by computer graphics. Plus, classic analog sounds fantastic!

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

  4. A: What style is your music? Could you send me a link to or file of your rough mix so I can hear it?

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

  6. A: Lately, I've been getting into the GoPro mixing thing. I feel like the art of mixing has seemed very mysterious, and even almost secretive at times. The idea of showing the world exactly what I do and how I do it is rather exciting.

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

  8. A: The sense of satisfaction I feel when the mix comes together, and I help the client create something amazing.

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

  10. A: That would likely be confusion about the differences between mixing and mastering. Mixing is the blend, or balance, of all channels that have been recorded. A good mix will have a good level balance and good tonal balance, and a great mix will also have creative decisions that serve the song and make it the best it can be. Mastering is the process of checking the final stereo mixdown, sometimes making a tonal change if needed, and sometimes increasing level if required, and often mastering consists of doing nothing at all. All mixes I provide have sufficient volume and rarely need any tonal adjustment by a separate mastering engineer.

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

  12. A: I mostly mix Rock, but I've done my fair share of Metal, EDM, Hip-Hop, and even Gospel, among other styles.

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

  14. A: My mixing technique is much more akin to improvising music than taking on some technical feat. I've spent many years getting the technical stuff out of the way so that I can just let the song speak to me and forget about everything else. My performative mixing style is the reason I prefer to use an analog console; it's hands-on mixing the whole song at once, as opposed to scrolling around a screen listening to one thing at a time.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I mix in analog using my SSL AWS 900 console, classic hardware analog compressors, vintage hardware reverbs, and more. I use Pro Tools HD for prepping and playback.

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

  18. A: My primary focus is on mixing. By just specializing in mixing I am always able to focus on getting the best results for this task.

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

  20. A: Randy Staub, Mike Shipley, Chris Lord-Alge, Michael Brauer, Tom Elmhirst, to name a few.

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

  22. A: Quality over quantity is preferable when it comes to tracks and instrumentation. Layering something that sounds mediocre won't make it sound any better, but layering something great will make it sound bigger.

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

  24. A: My SSL analog mixing console, my Barefoot MicroMain27 monitors, my Lavry Gold AD122-96 converter, my LA3A hardware compressors, and my 1176 hardware compressors.

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

  26. A: I've been a musician for about 30 years and been working in the field of audio engineering for over 20 years.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: I grew up on 70's and 80's rock and pop music, so those sounds are deeply imprinted in my mind. I like big drums, thick bass, wide guitars, rich synths, and passionate vocals.

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

  30. A: 18 years of mixing experience. I listen to the music and it always tells me what to do.

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

  32. A: Absolute commitment! I am determined to help you achieve your artistic vision.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My experience.

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

  36. A: Regarding your multi-tracks: Take some time organizing your filenames in a way that's easy to understand.

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

  38. A: Honestly, I love to work on great music regardless of who the artist is.

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

  40. A: Is mastering included? Yes. Every mix I do is carefully checked to meet mastering standards. If you would like an un-mastered version of the mix, I can provide upon request.

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

  42. A: Rivermaker. Great band! I've recorded and produced them several times over the years. I mixed 3 of their latest songs late last year.

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

  44. A: Absolutely! I'm proud to recommend my assistant Samantha. You can find her profile here on Soundbetter listed as "Mixed by Samantha".

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Turnaround per song: 2-7 days for mixing or 1-3 days for mastering after files received. Up to 2 revisions included. Additional revisions: $50 per mix or $25 per master. Please include your rough mix

GenresSounds Like
  • AC/DC
  • Pink Floyd
  • Def Leppard
Gear Highlights
  • SSL AWS 900 Analog Mixing Console
  • Lexicon 480L
  • 224
  • Bricasti M7
  • AMS RMX16
  • Eventide H3000
  • Distressor
  • Neve 33609
  • 1176
  • LA2A
  • LA3A
  • dbx160
  • Fatso
  • Pultec
  • TubeTech
  • Lavry Gold AD122-96. Yamaha NS10
  • Barefoot MM27
  • Auratone 5C.
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