Dan Giffin

mixing, mastering, producer

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My ultimate goal is to work closely with every artist to achieve the desired sound, quality, and creative goals on every project. I've had the opportunity to study and work with Grammy and Multi-Platinum audio engineers, and will make every effort to ensure you are satisfied with the end result of each project we work on.

SUMMARY:
- I'm confident I can give your music that professional sound you're wanting, and look forward to working with you! *Please note, I do not accept every project submission sent to me, due to a high volume of clients.

My services include:

- Music Mixing: Send me your recorded tracks, and I'll work on professionally mixing it while keeping in close communication throughout the mixing process.
- Music Mastering: Preparing your mixed songs for radio, CD, online distribution, etc. This is the final stage before releasing your song into the world after the mixing process.

Depending on the project, I can work out special pricing based on your budget and needs.

My professional experience began as a professional studio drummer in Brooklyn, NY and began studying as an audio engineer under the Platinum engineer- Daniel Wyatt for several years. He has done mastering for Norah Jones, Sugar Ray, Curtis Mayfield, Old Dirty Bastard, and many other Grammy artists. I founded The Lodge Academy inside the world-class Lodge Recording Studios, with credits to artists such as Eminem, Pink, John Mullencamp, and others. I'm also the Ableton User Group Organizer for Indiana and travel on behalf of Ableton teaching workshops on mixing, production and live performance.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jon A.
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    Another song with Dan producing and I could not be happier with his work. He is 3 for 3 on his ability to transform a song into what you envision but somehow make it even better! He is truly a joy to work with, Thank you Dan!

  2. Review by Jon A.
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    I can't overstate how special Dan is as a producer. His standard of excellence and quality of work continues to amaze me. He is patient, professional, and cares about your vision for your music. He continues to deliver in a huge way for each and every song. He is truly a unique and very special talent and it is my privilege to have had the opportunity to work with him. I hope I am lucky enough to continue to work with him for a very long time.

  3. Review by Jon A.
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    Dan is an amazing producer! He is incredibly professional and delivers the highest quality of work. He takes your vision of the song and makes it even better than you thought was possible. It has been a wonderful experience working with him and I plan to continue to submit proposals to him for future projects.

  4. Review by oscar
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    Dan i want work one track together , i have write one message for you , wait your news

  5. Review by Joaquin Rosée
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    Dan helped me a couple years back with my song "Had Enough" that I released under the moniker "Young Love" (later changed to Joaquin Rosée). He definitely helped me achieve what I wanted for my final master and has a great ear for sound. Great communication, and extremely helpful/patient. Definitely recommend him to anybody in need of help! Thanks Dan! :)

  6. Review by Lex L.
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    Dan is definitely has the ears for music. I am really excited that I selected him to engineer my entire album project. My first track from my album came out amazing. The quality was clean and it look my mix to a much elevated level after he was done polishing it up. I look forward to completing the rest of my tracks with him.

  7. Review by Jen Reinhold
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    I've worked with Giffin Music engineers on several projects. They're some of the best engineers and producers in the Midwest. I've worked with them in the post-mixing process and have always been very satisfied with the outcome. As an artist and producer, I would highly recommend Giffin Music for mixing & mastering!

  8. Review by Connor McSweeney
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    I'm just a beginner at producing but when he was done mastering the song I gave him I was astonished what he could do. I told him certain parts about my song that I wanted to stand out and he made it sound %100 better than it previous did!!

Interview with Dan Giffin

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

  2. A: The better a song is recorded, the better it will be mixed. The better a song is mixed, the better it will be mastered.

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

  4. A: Give the mixing or mastering engineer a reference song that represents the style and sound you desire.

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

  6. A: We can meet via Skype or over the phone to better understand your music project and goals.

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

  8. A: I'm more interested in your interests, musical influences, and goals with each song or album. I'll do my best to help you achieve the desired sound, and work together to get the best end result.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: Acoustic Fields Studio Treatment, Custom Focal Speakers, Universal Audio, Waves Audio, API console, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, and more.

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

  12. A: Musicians/ Bands: Black Keys, Macklemore, Skrillex, Diplo, Foster The People, anything indie, and others. Audio Engineers that inspire me include: Joe Chiccarelli, Chris Gehringer, Chris Godbey, John Congleton, and Daniel Wyatt.

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

  14. A: Professionally trained ears and a high standard of music production excellence. I strive to use and improve my skills to deliver the best professional sound and audio techniques.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Excellent customer service for the artist. I try to understand and satisfy all clients, while giving them the best results on their projects.

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

  18. A: I have experience in a wide range of genres...Hip-hop, EDM, Trance, Blues/ Gospel, Country, Indie, Electronica, Rock, Reggae, and more.

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Terms Of Service

My goal is to make sure you're more than happy with the end result! I offer 1 free revision, and I've rarely had to do more than 1 :)

GenresSounds Like
  • The Weeknd
  • Halsey
  • Avicii
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio
  • Focal Speakers
  • Fairchild 670
  • Shadow Hills
  • Acoustic Fields Room Treatment
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