Pop/Indie/Rock Mix and Recording engineer with credits on 2 Grammy nominated albums (NAO "Saturn" 2019 / Florence "How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful" 2015)
In a career spanning over 13 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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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
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Give yourself a clear goal that you're working towards, whilst always keeping an open mind and allowing the unexpected to happen
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: A big variety of stuff, but usually it has a Guitar or Piano in the arrangement somewhere
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening - both to what the song is telling me it needs and what the artist wants
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix mostly 'in the box' in Pro Tools with some choices pieces of analogue outboard added to taste.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I spend around 50% of my time mixing, 25% recording, 25% producting