Dan Cox

Mixer, Engineer, Producer (UK)

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Credits on 2 Grammy nominated albums (NAO 2019 / Florence ATM 2015) – British mixer and recording engineer specializing in Rock/Indie/Electronic

In a career spanning over 15 years he has clocked up tens of thousands of studio hours across virtually every musical genre, alongside recordings artists as diverse as Tom Odell, NAO, Lianne La Havas, Florence And The Machine, Marina and The Diamonds, Ghostpoet, Flume, Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), Fyfe Dangerfield, Three Trapped Tigers, The Red Krayola, The Staves, Lewis & Leigh and hundreds more.

He has also worked on numerous TV and film soundtracks, including Victoria (ITV), My Family and Other Strangers (BBC) Paddington, Under The Shadow, The Keeping Room, Jet Trash and many others.

Dan has spent virtually all of his career based out of London’s Urchin Studios, a studio he founded in 2007 with long time collaborator Matt Ingram. Dan won MPG Breakthrough Engineer of The Year in 2014, and has subsequently been found on the shortlists for MPG Engineer of the year in 2016, PSNE Studio Engineer of the Year in 2014 and 2015, and Resolution Studio Producer/Engineer of the year 2014.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Dan Cox
  • Christy
  • Peter Doherty
  • Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres
  • Peter Doherty
  • Peter Doherty & the Puta Madres
  • Bath Camerata
  • Benjamin Goodson
  • Dan Caplen
  • Ghostpoet
  • Ghostpoet
  • Kele Okereke
  • Yazz Ahmed
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Matt Maltese
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Laura Marling
  • Laura Marling
  • Laura Marling
  • The Chills
  • The Chills
  • yMusic
  • The Staves
  • The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project
  • Thurston Moore
  • Thurston Moore
  • Thurston Moore
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Lianne La Havas
  • Lianne La Havas
  • The Red Krayola
  • Art & Language
  • The Red Krayola
  • Art & Language
  • Tallulah Rendall
  • Matt Cox
  • Matthew Cox
  • Dan Cox
  • Dan Cox
  • Little Champions
  • Little Champions
  • D/C
  • Christy
  • Siv Jakobsen
  • Siv Jakobsen
  • Christy
  • Christy
  • Christy
  • The Staves
  • Roses Kings Castles
  • Roses Kings Castles
  • Roses Kings Castles
  • Roses Kings Castles
  • Rotating Leslie
  • Rotating Leslie
  • Rotating Leslie
  • Zak Abel
  • Zak Abel

2 Reviews

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  1. Review by Hannah E.
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    Dan was fantastic to work with! He really captured what I was looking for by listening to my references and always responded quickly. I would highly recommend and hope to work together again in the near future.

  2. Review by Steven
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    I absolutely recommend working with Dan. Great communication and clear care in following our vision for the music. He made sure to listen to our previous work and ask for influences and references before bringing his expertise and keen ear to the track. We’re really happy with how his mix turned out. All our parts stand out exactly as we wanted, and they gel together in a way that definitely exceeded expectations. Hope to return!

Interview with Dan Cox

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

  2. A: Whatever I feel it needs! But I'm told I have a fantastic ear for EQ, tone and maintaining the dynamics of the recording (no super squashed mixes here) / That said I love to get stuck in with dirty distorion and effects when the track calls for it

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

  4. A: Give yourself a clear goal that you're working towards, whilst always keeping an open mind and allowing the unexpected to happen

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

  6. A: A big variety of stuff, but usually it has a Guitar or Piano in the arrangement somewhere

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Listening - both to what the song is telling me it needs and what the artist wants

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

  10. A: Every project starts with a conversation with the artist to understand where they're coming from, what drives them, why they're making music and how they want the end product to sound. ONLY THEN do we start work! From there it can go in any direction but always maintaining a playful attitude and allowing happy accidents to happen.

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I mix mostly 'in the box' in Pro Tools with some choices pieces of analogue outboard added to taste.

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

  14. A: Nigel Godrich (Radiohead/Travis/Beck/Paul McCartney) has got to be number 1 - incredible depth of sound in recording and mix, wonderful performances captured every time

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

  16. A: I spend around 50% of my time mixing, 25% recording, 25% producting

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Terms Of Service

(Mixing) - up to 4 revisions after 1st mix and with Full version, Instrumental, TV and Acapella delivered as standard. Stems/Multitracks available on request, sometimes subject to additonal fees

GenresSounds Like
  • Laura Marling
  • Sonic Youth
  • Lianne La Havas
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools Ultimate
  • Ableton Live
  • EL Distressor
  • DBX 160VUs
  • Smart Research C2
  • UAD and a stack of other plugins – most importantly 2 great ears!
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SoundBetter Deal

Don't be afraid to reach out about deals - I can be flexible especially for new artists

  • Urchin Studios nears completion!Jun 21, 2021

    I'm very excited to say that our new Hackney Wick studio complex is nearly finished! It's been a real marathon this time, but we've now got 8 long let production rooms finished and occupied, one mix room (that's where I live at the moment) and a chill area with sofas, kitchen and lovely views out into Hackney Wick. The big tracking room is well under way and should be ready late July.