Mixer, composer, producer from Melbourne, Australia.
Amongst the artists I have recorded, mixed, mastered and worked with are Paul Williamson, Ralph Alessi, Judy Bailey, Mat Jodrell, Tim Wilson, Jordan Murray as well as being commissioned by Monash University and Birdlife Australia - some of the works of which have been released by the record label FMR records.
I enjoy recording and mixing jazz having worked with various jazz styles, from classical, to Modern Australian and free jazz, as well as having experience working with other genres.
“I have had the pleasure of working with Daniel Tan on a number of projects, ranging from jazz small groups, big bands, and contemporary large ensembles. Not only have I been impressed by Daniel's professionalism in regard to his preparation, tracking quality, mixing and mastering (all of which are top quality), but he's also passionate about music and a nice guy too! I'd highly recommend Daniel for any projects you have in mind.” - Paul Williamson
“Over the past few years working with Daniel on a wide range of projects, he has proven to be one of the most reliable, versatile and talented sound engineers I have encountered. His enthusiasm and can-do attitude have made recording experiences an absolute joy. I have been blown away by the quality of his work and total professionalism. I cannot recommend Daniel Tan highly enough. “ - Jordan Murray
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Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I find it extremely satisfying to deliver a mix that exceeds the artist's expectations and also love seeing their reactions.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I believe it is important to capture the music at the source as best as possible - starting with the performance, recording technique/position. With this in mind, I respect the music as much as I can, and base my mix decisions on what best enhances or preserves the musical intentions.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start by discussing with the client to understand the music and their intentions. Reference tracks are useful as a guide, since it is easier to get a sense of the sound and it helps to make decisions to move forward. Once the rough mix is in place, I would bring out the musical details and nuances in the performance. The end goal is to ensure the client is musically satisfied with the end result.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I have recorded and mixed mainly jazz, but also work on genres, such. as hip hop, pop, electronic and classical.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I primarily focus on mixing, but also do recording and mastering. I love being part of the project from start to finish and helping to bring the music together.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio in Melbourne. I use Pro Tools as my main software, but also use Logic and Ableton. I record and mix using an UAD Apollo Twin, and use a range of various plugin suites. I have had experience using a Neve Genesys Black. I also have access to a wide range of analog synthesisers at the Melbourne Electronic Sound Studio.