Dacota G

Grammy Award Winning Engineer

23 Reviews
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As a Grammy Award winning engineer, I know what it takes to make a song the best it can be. Whether I'm working with Billboard artists such as Chidlish Gambino & Usher or independent artists like Nate Good & Ted Park, I treat every project the same. If you’re looking for a mix engineer w/ experience, skill & exceptional communication, I’m your guy.

Hi, it's a pleasure to meet you. I'm Dacota, Grammy Award winning audio engineer based out of Atlanta, GA. Over the years I've been afforded the pleasure to work alongside multi-platinum artists and producers such as Childish Gambino (recording engineer on This Is America), Usher, CeeLo Green, Big K.R.I.T., Wonda Gurl, OG Parker, Kato On The Track and many more. Like many of us, I started out creating music in my parents basement and know the trials and tribulations that come along with being an independent artist first hand. I've spent the past decade perfecting my craft, so that I can provide my clients the most professional experience possible. You're an artist right? As your mixing and mastering engineer I allow you to focus on just being an artist. You focus on the writing and the performance of the song and I vow to put the same time and energy into the mixing and mastering. Let's partner together and take your ideas from the demo stages to radio ready.

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23 Reviews

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  1. Review by Olivia
    by Olivia

    Dacota is the real deal. He truly cares about each artist he works with and values the quality of the final product as much as you do. My producer and I worked with several engineers throughout the process of finishing our album, and Dacota stood out for his unparalleled levels of professionalism, care, and skill. He is an absolute delight to work with. I highly recommend using his services to help you bring your songs to life.

  2. Review by Steven L.

    Words -- and stars -- alone cannot encompass Dacota's level of professionalism. His mixes are super high quality and clear-cut, but what makes Dacota stand out is his vision for his songs. It becomes obvious very quickly that this man is a monstrous engineer. I especially found his usage of FX like delays and reverbs and his understanding of vocal tuning and ad lib placement to be super impressive. Cannot recommend him enough! Hire Dacota for your mixes!

  3. Review by A.Heard
    by A.Heard

    Dacota is a beast! Had a great session with me and my team CoolAssPPL! Very talented dude who knows his stuff. The mix and master of our song came out amazing, so clean and clear, every detail sits in a perfect space! Definitely would recommend anybody who's serious about having that professional clean sound to hit him up!

  4. Review by Nic West
    by Nic West

    Dacota brought my album to life!! Going forward, he will def be a part of my creative process whether it’s recording, mixing, or mastering. You want quality, Dacota is def the person to talk to. I appreciate all the work you’ve done thus far my brother, keep inspiring and motivating!

  5. Review by Escrow
    by Escrow

    Dacota is one of the best engineers in the industry.... Not only does his work speak for itself... His interpersonal skills are top-tier... He goes over and beyond for his clients... After letting his mix and master a single for me, I knew it was only a matter of time before we were in the studio together... We worked all night... I don't even think he took a break... He didn't stop until my songs were perfect.... Dacota is the truth

  6. Review by Shafer
    by Shafer

    Dacota is extremely talented and professional! I’ve worked with a lot of engineers in studio and sent work out but Dacota as by far been the best. I was given the opportunity to have a free mix done from a competition he did; and due to personal reasons it took me months to get him the track. He not only was extremely patient with revisions and what I was hoping it could be but he elevated It and made the song incredible! I highly recommend working with him!

  7. Review by Koolie Tarantino
    by Koolie Tarantino

    Authentic person that knows the fundamentals on how to mix and master an is serious about his craft. Helped me a couple of times on fixing my sound, I been a supporter since and hopefully we'll do more work soon.

  8. Review by Aaron Patterson
    by Aaron Patterson

    I’ve been working with Dacota G for about 8 years now and he’s by far the most professional and dedicated engineer I’ve ever been around. His attention to detail and desire to grow in his craft is unmatched. I’ve recorded some of the worse vocals from my home studio and somehow Dacota found a way to bring my sound to life like I recorded it in a million dollar studio.

  9. Review by BYRON III
    by BYRON III

    Dacota G has great talent when it comes to mixing and he really ensures that your sound is how you want it. His customer service and professionalism is the best in the business. Fast responses, fast turn-arounds, detailed dialogue, and a genuine care for the customer. Highly recommend.

  10. Review by Chris Ju
    by Chris Ju

    I've worked with a LOT of engineers over the years. Dacota is the most solid, professional and talented I've worked with. He mixes all my music and understands how I like my records to sound. Great session and mixing engineer, highly recommended.

  11. Review by Billy Gramz
    by Billy Gramz

    If your looking for top notch service and a great turn around along with great quality sound Dacota G is your guy ! G is skilled creative and knowledgeable with his craft!

  12. Review by Atticus Thatcher
    by Atticus Thatcher

    Dacota G has mixed several off my tracks. They always sounds amazing, and he always works with you to make sure it’s what its the sound you envisioned and more. His turn around times are fast, and he is extremely easy to stay in Contact with. He’s always very professional and always produces amazing results. 11/10 would recommend.

  13. Review by Ju Fresh (MoCityJerome)
    by Ju Fresh (MoCityJerome)

    Dacota is awesome!! Definitely would give him 10 stars, but I guess I’ll give him 5 because it’s the limit lol. The guys (CoolAssPPL) and I had blast recording with him and Kato On The Track. It felt good to finally be able to sit back and be an artist while Dacota handles the engineering aspects of the creation. The mixing and mastering of our song came out super dope!! Would definitely recommend him to anyone that’s serious about getting their songs radio ready and albums sounding amazing! Did I mention he’s a Grammy Award WINNING engineer? I’ll just leave it at that. Holla at my guy!!

  14. Review by DA-WOLF
    by DA-WOLF

    This dude is super talented and works efficiently. I used him for an entire project and I have gotten nothing but high reviews regarding quality, something that held my music back before! He’s always willing to rework some things you may want to change and he is affordable! I’d definitely recommend him!

  15. Review by cago
    by cago

    Great mixes and great guy! Had him mix a song with a bunch of extra stacks of harmonies and he blended them all perfectly and brought my song to life ❤️ highly recommend 😄

  16. Review by Miguel
    by Miguel

    If you’re looking for a professional who is going to deliver a high quality product with a quick turn around time then go the homie Dacota! He kept great communication throughout the entire process and even provided valuable insight. No need to search any further, DG will bring your mix to life!

  17. Review by Christopher J Alberto
    by Christopher J Alberto

    This man is the real deal. Recommended by many peers of mine in the music industry, I took a chance and he delivered. I’ve only had the pleasure of working on one single thus far but he transformed it into a gem and made it radio/streaming worthy. Wouldn’t work with any other professional mixer, if I could give him more stars I would.

  18. Review by Hashiem
    by Hashiem

    I've had the pleasure of working with Dacota for about 5 year now. As a mixing engineer, it's essential to have a great ear for music but also very important to have the creativity to take an good song and take it to heights unimaginable. Lol. This dude does it all. Not only is he a great engineer, he's super easy to work with. When it's time to release a song, this is the only guy I trust! I definitely appreciate you, bro!

  19. Review by Miguel
    by Miguel

    Dacota is amazing engineer and a great person. His energy and work ethic are unique and it has always been a great time working with him! His credits don’t lie. Thanks for being a good friend of mine and for all your energy during this last years! Holly

  20. Review by Verlon
    by Verlon

    I was introduced to Dacota through a mutual friend at session where he engineered the song I was being featured on and he’s been my engineer SINCE!! He brings that missing piece to the song that you didn’t even know was missing lol...GOAT

Interview with Dacota G

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

  2. A: Everything. I'm always up for a challenge.

  3. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  4. A: My strongest skill is probably my patience and my communication. Especially when it comes to mixing you have to have great communication with the artist/producer/a&r. My goal is always to deliver the best version of what they want.

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

  6. A: I listen to the demo mix a few times to identify the most important element of the song. From there I start getting my static mix together and make any adjustments to the overall blend. Mixing for me is like building a house, first you have to build the foundation. Once I have the mix sounding the way I want it I then start adding the sweeteners (reverbs, delays, etc.). Before you know it you're jamming to the finished product.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I currently work out of Parhelion Recording Studios in Atlanta, GA. Feel free to view Parhelion Recording Studios for a full equipment list.

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

  10. A: I'm proud of every project I'm involved in. It was pretty cool to be a part of Childish Gambino's hit "This Is America" and win a Grammy for Record of the Year.

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

  12. A: I would love to work with Ed Sheehan. I've always been a big fan of his work since day one. His originality and ability to create music that will stand the test of time is like no one I've ever heard before. All of his music make you feel some type of emotion.

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

  14. A: Trust your ears.

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

  16. A: My gift is understanding what the artist and producer were trying to achieve in the creation of the song. Not only understanding the intent but also understanding where the song wants to go. I always communicate with my clients to confirm my intuition and allow them to give me any background on the creation of the song.

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

  18. A: I am inspired by creators like Quincy Jones, Dr. Dre and Kanye West just to name a few.

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

  20. A: I provide transparent client service and support to all of my recording, mixing and mastering clients.

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Terms Of Service

All mixes and masters include 3 revisions. Additional revisions are $25 each. Alternate edits such as radio, show etc. are included. Turn around is 2-5 business days.

GenresSounds Like
  • Childish Gambino
  • Ariana Grande
  • Drake
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools HD
  • Antelope Isochrone 10M Rubidium Atomic Clock
  • Apogee Symphony 32 I/O
  • SPL Mixdream Analog Summing Unit
  • Grace m905 Monitor Controller
  • Barefoot Sound MicroMain27
  • UAD Plugins
  • Waves
  • Sound Toys
  • McDSP
  • Plugin Alliance
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