If you need a chickin' pickin', old school country lovin', Southern Soul, Louisiana good ole' boy, who grew up on Texas blues, Buck Owens, Roy Clark, Chet Atkins, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, with a hefty dose of 60's hippie rock, 70's glam, 80's pop, and 90's alternative, then I'm your man!
Music is my passion, that fuels my deepest emotions...good and bad. This has lead me to spend the majority of my life learning, and searching....always chasing the "sound" that I could hear in my head. Along the way, I became an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, picking up the drums, guitar, piano, bass, lap steel, and a little bit of banjo and mandolin to add some pepper to that gumbo.
And now, I've reached a point in my life where I'd like to share that gumbo with the rest of the world. You wanna taste? Let me season your music with some tasty country licks, or how 'bout we add a little paprika with some smooth lap steel tones. Either way, I promise your mouth will be watering after I'm done mixing up some spice for your project.
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Interview with Samuel Glenn Daniel
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I add the seasoning to the mix! Mostly guitar work, but on occasion I have recorded banjo, mandolin, lap steel, and piano.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am a huge fan of Daniel Laonis. His general setup and approach to recording is phenominal, and I strive to be similar in my own work. I am also a fan of Butch Vig, as he has a very similar production approach. As for musicians, I love Mark Knopfler's work, as well as Jeff Beck, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Dale Watson, Don Rich, Junior Brown, and James Burton.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Simple, yet effective. DAW: Logic Pro X, Computer: MacBook Pro, 2.66 GHz Intel Core i7, Interface: Behringer X32, Monitors: Yamaha HS7, Outboard Processors: Line 6 M9, Aphex 207. Plugins: Waves Mercury, Microphones: Sterling ST69, Shure KSM27, Oktava MK219, BLUE Dynamic Ball.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Speed in the studio. I am very efficient at creating and tracking parts, especially guitar.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly country. But, as a studio musician, you adapt and play to the scenario.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Treat your DAW as if you are recording in the 1970's. What I mean by that is, before computers and DAW's became as good as they are, recording was done through consoles onto tape machines. You didn't have all of the options like you have nowadays. However, some of the most impressive recordings were made around that time period, which I believe is because you had to be creative in the studio due to the limitations of the time. You couldn't just add a reverb or throw a delay on something real quick. You had to plan for it. And it made you think more about yor choices. So, by applying that concept to the modern studio of today, I feel like more could be accomplished with the overall sound.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Mark Knoplfer. I admire his guitar playing so much and I would love to learn as much as I can from him.