Creative Sparkle, honest sound and a professional environment. I don't brag or shout out brand names or equipment. If it sounds good, it sounds good, I aim to provide a creative friendly edge and offer my own creative ideas if requested, Mixing, Mastering and producing from scratch :)
Hi There, my name is Dan, I’ve been passionate about music all my life, I’ve played in bands and dabbled in production for years, looking to offer a service to artists and producers a like to bring their song to the next level, save them time mixing or mastering, produce for a singer looking for a backing track or just someone looking to collaborate.
I don’t agree with online mixing or mastering as every track is different and more importantly, personal. I want to offer a personal service at a reasonable price as I do it because I love it, not because it’s a job.
Give me a nudge if you’d like to discuss anything, no job too small and no creative task too large and would love to help produce or collaborate.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
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Interview with EXI Studios
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both - Analogue when you want to push a signal into crunchy gain and flavour if required and digital for sheer creative options and stereo mid/side processing.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Provide a quick friendly and supporting role in their passion
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Speaking to creative happy people
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: You can just ping it into a piece of online software and its automatically an amazing mastered track - what happens to the passion and thought?
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are the inspirations and what is their favourite sounding track so i can reference the loudness level and dynamics if requested.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Think about what you want your sound to be like and use your heart not other producers or artists - you are your best judge.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Creative, friendly and keen to please.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink - go with your heart
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Country, acoustic, EDM
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Balanced ears and an eye for the unusal approach
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creative input and a passion to help make your sound, your sound - not an engineer who just does the bare minium of what he's paid for - music is important to me and so is the client.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Client request - creative and analytical listening - client feedback - Organisation - process - rest - analytical listening - client feedback -process - deliver
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Custom Built closed back passive speakers - design for a clean well balanced stereo image - I used Proffesional grade room correction to software to further the accuracy of my mixing and mastering. I use Console 1 emulations and Brainworx THD emulation to aspire to the referenced sound a client is requesting - I used analogue compressors, EQ but mainly stick to UAD and other pro grade Software for audio editing due to the more accurate control.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing Mastering and creative remixes