Daniel Szanto

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I’m an award winning engineer specialise in mastering. I have 10+ years of experience in the music industry. My clients include Warner Music and Netflix. I’ve worked with music producers such as Mark Dodson (Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne), Chuks Chiejine (BROCKHAMPTON) and Deni Lew (PJ & Duncan) as well as artists like Bree Runway (EMI), Daria, Seycara, PW Music and Viktoria Modesta.

I love passionate musicians and helping them finalize their sound. Writing a song is the first step, making the production is the second and finishing it with an excellent mix and master is also crucial; without a decent sound nobody is going to listen to your music. As a professionally trained musician, I can connect with any kind of genre. I’m always looking for new opportunities to work with great musicians and take their sound to the next level.

As a graduated film music composer I also write music for some of the biggest trailer music labels in LA, such as Really Slow Motion, Glory Oath + Blood and JDM Music. Most of my music has been published by Warner Chappell and used in Netflix campaigns. I usually work on these tracks as a composer, producer and mixing engineer.

Please listen to my audio samples, read more about me in the interview section and let me know if you have any further questions.

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50 Reviews - 10 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Al B.
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    Fantastic work as always! Thank you!

  2. Review by Al B.
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    Fantastic work as always from Daniel, a true professional thank you!

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    fantastic work, exactly what I was looking for, thank you!!

  4. Review by Joe C.
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    Incredible ear for detail, patient and a true artist. Always goes above and beyond and takes the music to the highest calibre! Do not hesitate, Daniel is the man for your mixing and mastering needs!

  5. Review by Elishe L.
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    Brilliant as usual.

  6. Review by Jadexx
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    very professional, and very patient. Did a great job! and really appreciate the multiple versions you sent!

  7. Review by Elishe L.
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    Amazing work as always!

  8. Review by Zoa
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    Working with Daniel was a great experience. Interactions are timely, professional, and friendly and the final master sounded excellent - full 5 stars!

  9. Review by Elishe L.
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    Great mix and master. Highly recommend.

  10. Review by Ron Santee
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    Daniel did a great job mastering my new single, “Tombstoned”. He was super quick responding and had to to me within 24 hours. I’m deffinatly going to use him again and I suggest you do too!!

  11. Review by Hannah Hawes
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    It's been a fantastic experience working with Daniel on my album. He's been communicative, helpful, attentive to detail, responsive to feedback, and overall exceeded my expectations! Looking forward to working with him more in the future.

  12. Review by Hannah H.
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    It's been great working with Daniel on these tracks. He's attentive to detail and always delivers a great result! I'm very glad I chose to go with him for mastering.

  13. Review by Hannah Hawes
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    Another great project with Daniel. He's been extremely helpful with identifying and fixing minor issues that I miss as well as making suggestions (and offering examples) for changes he recommends. He is dedicated to making sure the project sounds the best it can. Couldn't recommend him more!

  14. Review by Joe C.
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    Incredible professional, diligent and attentive to every single detail of the track and works alongside you to provide invaluable feedback and suggestions to help shape the sound to attain it's fullest potential. Amazing listener, very talented and hard working and patient, I vouch for Daniel 100000000%, i'm in absolute awe with his work and final product! He is the man. Thank you Daniel!

  15. Review by Hannah H.
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    Daniel has been extremely quick mastering and getting the tracks back to me, often in under a day, while still delivering a great final product. I'm very glad I decided to go with him for mastering!

  16. Review by Hannah H.
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    Another great job from Daniel. Couldn't recommend him more!

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    Another great project with Daniel. Very prompt, communicative, and helpful! It's great working with him.

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    Once again, Daniel did a great job with a quick turnaround. He did a great job balancing the dynamics within the track as well as with the other tracks in the album.

  19. Review by Hannah Hawes
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    Once again, Daniel did a wonderful job with my project. He was quick to respond to feedback and make adjustments, and I'm looking forward to working with him on more projects!

  20. Review by Hannah H.
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    Daniel did a fantastic job on this project and has been wonderful to work with. He went above and beyond to provide what I was looking for and even offered to make extra changes to the midi to improve the track. I plan to return for many future projects!

Interview with Daniel Szanto

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

  2. A: I do professional mastering service for my clients. I make sure their music sounds the best it can be and ready for release.

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

  4. A: Everybody who is passionate about music can be inspiring in some ways. Everyday I'm learning something new and that also gives me new inspirations. If I had to choose some names, I would say I found Bob Clearmountain's and Tony Maserati's works and attitude very inspiring.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My studio setup is very minimal, but I have everything what is needed for a professional audio production. First of all, I have a soundproofed and acoustically well treated room. I use an RME audio interface for conversion and Sonodyne studio monitors for monitoring. I use some headphones and I also check the final sound on some hifi systems and well-known Bluetooth speakers. I work in Cubase with native plugins such as Eventide, FabFilter, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, Softube, Soundtoys and Waves. Digital technology has been drastically improved in the past decade in a really good way. I always try out latest plugins and recently I've been very impressed by the quality what you can create with these tools. I have experience working with analogue gears, however I ended up working only in the box because of the reasons mentioned above and the flexibility what this working method can offer.

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

  8. A: First, I listen to the mix a few times to get involved to the track. Meanwhile, I’m taking notes if there is anything I would like to change to begin with like taming certain frequencies for instance. After that, I’m not following any recipes, just trying to find what suits best for the song. A reference track could be also helpful if the client has any ideas about the final sound, but I also believe that every song has its own sonic characteristics and sound what we mastering engineers have to perceive and with our ability, skills and equipment we have the responsibility to bring these up to the surface.

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

  10. A: My aim is to bring clarity to a song. All artists have their own vision about how their song should sound. On every level during the process we have to support this idea and I believe it all starts with clarity.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: First, I thought I should answer something technical to this question, but there are many other skills which also equally important during the working process such as communication. I have worked with hundreds of different clients on hundreds of different projects and what I learnt and developed during these experiences is how to listen to and understand their needs. Our job is to make artistic visions come to life and for this we have to be patient, understanding and supporting during the whole process. Communication is the key factor in any kind of collaborations.

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

  14. A: Through the years, I had a chance to work with a wide range of artists and genres such as Classical, Acoustic, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop, Electronic, EDM and Soundtracks. I enjoy working on both acoustic and electronic genres. I also think we shouldn’t be genre specific. The only question what we should ask is whether we feel connected to a particular song and believe that we can make it anyhow better or not.

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

  16. A: Less is more. Try to use less elements and be perfectionist with those. Most of the producers think nowadays, the only way to create something remarkable is to use infinite numbers of equipment. The problem with this mindset is you are never going to know all of your equipment as much as you could get to know only one or a few. Just pick one gear and figure out everything what you could achieve with that. At the end you are going to realize the possibilities are endless.

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

  18. A: Very hard to pick only one artist, but I can tell, I would be happy to work with anybody who has some original ideas and some kind of uniqueness. That's what I'm always looking for.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: As a professionally trained musician I'm influenced by countless artists, records and genres. I like minimalism, the opportunity to create something extraordinary with only a few elements.

  21. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  22. A: My interest of music has begun in the very early ages. I started learning classical piano at the age of 8 at a music school and I continued along with classical composition and jazz piano at a conservatory. After that, I made my degree both in composition and sound engineering. As I believe music nowadays is all about production which requires musical and also technical knowledge, I really wanted to understand both sides and I've been professionally working as a composer and sound engineer in the past 10 years. For 5 years I was the manager of a recording studio in London where I had a chance to work with many great artists on many great records. Nowadays, I'm doing the same as a freelancer with the main focus on mastering.

  23. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  24. A: As I don't want to carry too much stuff, a piano would be more than enough :)

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

  26. A: Many amateurs are out there advertising themselves as professionals. Furthermore, it is very hard to find the right person for you who really understands your needs and actually can help improving your sound. Those people who have verified reviews, audio samples, gear list, a professional picture, offer unlimited revisions like myself and you like how they introduce themselves, probably you can't go wrong :)

  27. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  28. A: I always ask prospective clients to try explaining to me their sound as detailed as possible. In that case, I can have a better understanding and the possibility to deliver better sounding product at the end.

  29. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  30. A: A mastering engineer is not a mixing engineer or producer. When I say, I'm possibly able to improve their sound quality, musicians often think I can also improve their production, but that's wrong. I'm happy to give feedback on the mix when the client wants to achieve something in terms of sound and the song is not ready for it. In that case, I can suggest a couple of things to change to be able to get the result they want.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: The question which most commonly asked is how much time I need to finish a master. In general, I can deliver a master within 24 hours.

  33. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  34. A: My job allows me to be creative all the time which is very important for me. It is also a pleasure to be part of something new and helping to make it better with my knowledge.

  35. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  36. A: I can't promise anything, but my clients can be sure I will try my best to get the best possible sounding result out of their music.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I already had some thoughts on that in one of the previous questions. I think both are great, but the final result is depending on your knowledge, not on your equipment.

  39. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  40. A: Currently, I don't know anyone yet personally I could honestly recommend to work with, however I'm sure you can find plenty of professionals on the site with great reviews you can trust.

  41. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  42. A: There are always many projects going on. I just finished mastering an acoustic single which is coming out very soon and started mastering a Hip Hop and an EDM project.

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

  44. A: In 2021, I got involved to an EDM project which was produced by a Swedish producer PW Music. I mixed and mastered the song as well as gave him some production advices. I really enjoyed the whole process and the creativity throughout. The song has reached more than 600 000 listeners on Spotify which has become the most streamed song of him. I’m proud of this work. You can also have a listen to it on my profile.

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Gear Highlights
  • RME Audio Interface
  • Sonodyne Monitors
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Eventide
  • FabFilter
  • iZotope
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Softube
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
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  • My Mixing and Mastering work for PW Music has reached over 750.000 streams on SpotifyOct 11, 2022

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