I am a music producer with a bachelors degree in music business from SUNY Fredonia, and have written, performed, mixed, and produced dozens of songs for myself, friends, and clients for over 10 years. I am proficient using Pro Tools and have a great ear for molding the perfect sound that is pleasing and upholding to the artists vision.
I currently offer all forms of audio production over the internet. I perform and record songs out of my West Sedona home studio using a wide range of live and virtual instruments including guitars, basses, drums, drum machines, percussion, synths, pianos, organs, loops, sound effects, etc, as well as live male and female vocals. I also offer any type of writing, performing, recording, mixing, editing, arranging, and audio production services. I am a proficient guitarist as well and am available for session work in Arizona or over the internet.
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Interview with Dan Vega
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording and producing 2 original songs for a private client.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will do my best to uphold your highest vision of your song or project.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to paint and create beauty and art with sound. What's not to love.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision? What is the purpose of the song/project? What emotions or message is your song trying to convey.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Know what your vision is and how to express it verbally.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A Fender Stratocaster. A Fender Champ Amp. A portable 8 track recording unit. An SM57. A pair of headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have sung and played saxophone for over 17 years, and have played guitar for over 10 years. I started doing home recordings in 2006 with a Tascam 8 track porta-studio. After years of using this unit and eventually Pro Tools, I developed my ear and recording skills to a professional level.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: In the moment. Whatever it takes to create beauty and art.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Frank Ocean. He is so ahead of his time in terms of originality and production.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never let the song lose its soul.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Original RnB, Soul, Hip Hop, and Pop songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Cultivating and allowing the beauty to shine through a song.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A vast knowledge and understanding of music theory, history, and instruments as well as a creative and balanced ear.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Record the foundation of the song and let it evolve from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I run Pro Tools with an M-Audio Fast track interface and M-Audio BX5 studio monitors. I also use an M-Audio Axiom 25 midi controller and a padded vocal booth.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Frank Ocean.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Writing, co-writing, performing, recording, mixing, and producing original songs and projects.