I've been obsessed with recorded music since the 80's, listening to the Beatles on my walkman on the way to school. I'm here to help you expand your sound and enhance your music.I've had the pleasure of working with dozens of top rated artists over the past 15 years and I'm happy to share my skill, knowledge and experience for your original music.
My job is to listen to your musical ideas and transform it into something that's sweet on the ears for everyone. The main goal with helping you create music is to stay true to your stylistic vision while also drawing on inspiration from the greats that came before us. Here's a few ways we might work together. If you have a demo I'll take a few hours to listen and absorb, at this point I'll usually lay something down that I think would help the song. From there I'll reach out and ask for feedback to make sure we're on the right track, going back and forth until everyone is happy. On the other hand if you do not have a demo to start with, I'll ask you a series of questions about what you're going for and request examples from pre existing material to stay consistent with your vision. Another scenario might be that you have your song and basic production finished and you just need help bring the quality up. In that case I'd simply eliminate what's not working for the song and add what may be lacking. And finally if you need a few additions to your song like vocals, drums or the lyrics themselves, I'm happy to share my talents in that way as well. Can't wait to hear your ideas, let's get to work!
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15 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Daniel Luttrell
Daniel was a pleasure to work with. I gave him a demo of a song and he totally transformed it into something great. He is clear, precise, and honest with his communication. He laid out exactly what he intended to do to the track and gave excellent feedback and suggestions about the direction of the vocal and instrumental. The attention Daniel gave to the song made it feel a like a collaboration rather than a transaction and I really appreciated that.
My 5th song produced with Daniel and I can't be happier with the result. he's extremely fast, talented and attentive to requests and feedback.
Very talented, creative, and works fast. A complete professional and a pleasure to work with.
This guy is like your band member, your partner, your brother. He somehows understand what you're thinking without a word, because you know it'd be hard to explain. He helped me bring my art to a professional level and that's something timeless. Such good taste, speed and straight to the point!
Daniel brought my song to the next level. I'm truly amazed. All the care to the details, all the changes on point. I couldn't recommend it more. He's a miracle maker.
I really enjoyed working with Daniel especially for his listening, his advice and his work!
Again, I LOVE this producer!!! What an exceptional talent!! Professionally dynamic, creative, motivating, and a skilled artisan with his craft. Another fantastic song produced!
Dan always delivers exceptional production, vocal tuning, and help with songwriting. Thank you!
Perhaps the most outstanding producer I have worked with to date and I have worked with some great ones. Daniel is unbelievable in creativity, confidence and assuredness in taking a song to stellar levels!! What an honor! We will be working together again no doubt!! Grab him while you can, this producer is gold!!!
This was my second time working with Dan and he did an awesome job. He figured out where my song was going sonically and lyrically, and worked with me to get it sounding just right. Thanks so much!
was great to work with Daniel, very fast and even offered extra versions for my work, much appreciated
I reached out about working on a song and received a response almost immediately- Dan was great with communication. He is an amazing songwriter and producer, and he really helps you find your voice for your music.
Dan exceeded all of my expectations, and I would definitely work with him again!
I really enjoyed working with Daniel.
He can demonstrate creativity, reactivity and professionalism!
I recommend him :-)
Daniel is the most Brilliant music producer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. No bones about it. If you want your work to stand out, look no further.
Worked with Daniel on a Vocal project. Great Producer. Very professional, can highly recommend him!!
Interview with Daniel Luttrell
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Experimenting with some Latin Vibes mixed with break beats and hip-hop drums.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What style of music do you produce? Pop Rock and EDM forward, but anything you throw at me really.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a small in the box set up. LogicPro on a macbook pro. I also have access to local pro studio here in Indiana.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Adam Sheridan
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dave Grohl, cause he's old school and makes real records.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, cause you have to.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Levels. I start with rhythm tracks drums and bass. Usually put a light parallel chain on all tracks, then move up into the mid range stuff and make sure everything is in tune. I'll check in with the vocal as I go for context. From there I'll add fx and automation then put a little glue on the master bus.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: EDM - Singer Songwriter - Hip-Hip - Pop - Rap - Rock - Funk - Soloist - Country - Trance - House - Minimal - Pop-Punk
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I really love the material I did with Nikka Costa. I did song writing and production with her and Justin Stanley.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will treat your music like it's my very own. We'll make changes until everyone is happy.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I think sometimes people want their music to sound like someone else. I don't copy other productions, I make new music.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just know about file types, bit depth, sample rate and how to get your tracks and ideas transferred in an organized fashion. Understand the stylistic direction your going for and let the song be what it is from there.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Burl Mothership - NEVE 1073 - Neumann M49 - Bricasti M7 - Roland TR-808
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I grew up singing in a private choir school, started playing percussion in 6th grade and played drums in marching band / jazz Band throughout Jr High and high school. Picked up audio sampling at age 16 and picked up the guitar and bass at age 18. Played in several rock and cover bands. I've been in music production and songwriting for 15 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Straight forward pop with roots in classic Rock and hip - hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Drum tones and melody.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Great melodies, meaningful lyrics, an ear for groove and timing, world class samples, balanced levels and a lot of gritty energy.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I serve the artist by helping them organize their thoughts and maintain focus on stylistic direction. Bringing strengths to the forefront and trimming the "fat" I've had success in helping musicians with lyrical clarity and adding depth to production for a more engaging sound. I've been using Melodyne for for several years to tune vocals in a natural sounding way. My job is to bring out the part of your music that connects emotionally with the listener. I take a similar approach to mixing, enhance the awesome, decrease the not so awesome.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Lee Hazlewood / Paul McCartney / BloodShy and Avant / Dave Pensado / Rupert Neve / Jaycen Joshua / David Bowie / Timothy Mosley / Tom Petty / Quincy Jones / Paramore / Zedd / Bob Dylan / Diplo / Tiësto / Jacob Luttrell
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having a breakthrough in the production process and head bobin' when it's feelin' right.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Whats your story? Whats your musical back round? Where do you hope to present your finished work?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Use your ears, not your eyes.