Danny Harris

Remote Mixing & Mastering

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Danny Harris on SoundBetter

Mixing engineer for independent artists and creative individuals. Top quality, no fuss.

I worked for six years as a staff engineer in a professional audio house in Chicago as a recording, sound design, and mixing engineer. I've been freelancing for artists and brands the past two. I've been writing, recording, and mixing my own music for longer. I love mixing and mastering music for artists of all kinds. I'm proficient and efficient.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Languages

  • English

11 Reviews

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  1. Review by William Cremin
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    Really enjoyed working with Danny! His notes and feedback were very detailed and gave me a lot to work with. Fun project!

  2. Review by Mahoma Records
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    Working with Danny was great. Super easy communication. He was clear and send us everything we needed to made our recording. Love working with Danny!

  3. Review by Petra Acker aka Zeyla Tomlyn
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    A delight to work with. Great music and a beautiful attitude. Just perfect, thank you! 🎶

  4. Review by Andre Henry
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    Danny is clear about what he's looking for and super easy to work with. You'll want to work with him again.

  5. Review by Petra Acker aka Zeyla Tomlyn
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    It's been a pleasure to work with you. Such a great sound, and I appreciate the kind and professional attitude. I'm very looking forward to the next project!

  6. Review by No New Lovers
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    Danny has been a pleasure to work for! He is communicative and knows exactly what he wants, which is so valuable in music creation and production. The references sent displayed exactly what he was looking for and we hope to continue working with him on future projects. 10/10

  7. Review by Bashford Music
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    Danny was a great communicator and very clear about what he was looking for. Would love to work with Danny again!

  8. Review by Bülbül’s Auditory Playground
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    Danny has been great! Very detailed and thoughtful communication, clear feedback, all around a lovely person to deal with!

  9. Review by Steven Bamidele
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    Danny is great to work with - very detailed and constructive feedback on each update of the track. Great communication and swift payment. Been a pleasure.

  10. Review by Johnny Burgos
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    Danny was an ideal client. He knew what he wanted, communicated that really well and provided excellent references. He’s also a really nice dude and was always a pleasure to communicate and work with. Couldn’t have asked for a better workflow and experience, excited to work on more together.

  11. Review by Mark Evich
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    Nothing better than a client who has a clear, professional vision for a project!

    Danny came to me with a very specific brief, and his feedback for a revision was also extremely helpful and detailed.

    Great experience for sure!

Interview with Danny Harris

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

  2. A: I worked on an album with an artist, Just Some Kid. Took a very DIY approach and made it moody, made it punch. You won't hear much like it, I think. It's cool. I also just scored a short film called Gray Market.

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

  4. A: Working with artists to create productions with the opportunity for sync placement. Writing my own music. Writing poetry. Probably drinking tea or a beer.

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

  6. A: For sure! Some of the folks who have left reviews on my page are honestly super impressive.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital can do it all. But analog will always have style.

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

  10. A: I'll be communicative and honest, and if we're on the same page, you'll be happy.

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

  12. A: How much/how long? Those are the big ones, and rightfully so. It all depends, but I'm not pricey. I'll do it right and work with your budget.

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

  14. A: Mixes that serve the song make more of an impact than people think.

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

  16. A: How are you? How would you describe the music you make? Who are your inspirations?

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

  18. A: You're probably closer than you think! Let's just talk about your vision and get it there.

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

  20. A: Artist and producer --> studied Recording Arts in college in Chicago --> worked at a professional audio house in Chicago on major advertising campaigns --> freelancing. It's been a while!

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: DIY, with professional cred. No one says music made simply has to be a step below anymore.

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

  24. A: Justin Vernon of Bon Iver. Or Aaron Dessner from The National. I think those guys think about intention in such a cool way. Just to be a fly on the wall around them would be amazing.

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

  26. A: Don't be afraid to push things, don't overthink it.

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

  28. A: Mostly independent stuff, but the genres can vary.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Knowing what will make a song stand out, and being thorough.

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

  32. A: An awareness of what is working in the space, and the flexibility and creativity to get it there.

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

  34. A: Depends on the song, but we have to say that. If a mix has been started, and things are working, I take it from there. I try to respect the artists original direction at every turn. I'm not here to disassemble and put my ego in the mix. I want to serve the song and serve the artist's intention. If I can lend ideas along the way, I will.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have an iMac with the latest Pro Tools. I've found working in the box gives me all the flexibility I need. There are tons of boutique plugin companies now that are making some really killer stuff. I get the sounds I'm looking for.

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

  38. A: I'm inspired by musicians who do a lot of their own production. I grew up making bedroom music, studied recording arts in school, and worked in studios since then. I listen and mix as a musician, and I admire artists who do it all.

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

  40. A: In the box mixing. Taking someone's partially finished demo project to the level where it sounds great and competes with the music out there. Mastering for the last 5-10%. Consulting on ways to improve their own mixing process.

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

  42. A: I love music. I like the creative process of making things come to life.

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

  44. A: Computer, interface, microphone, keyboard, guitar.

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Where You Need Is Where We Go by Danny E Harris

I was the Writer, Producer, Mixing Engineer in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • James Blake
  • Bon Iver
  • The National
Gear Highlights
  • I work in the box. Latest ProTools
  • tons of plugins.
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