Dan Vega

Music Producer

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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

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

  2. A: Recording and producing 2 original songs for a private client.

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

  4. A: That I will do my best to uphold your highest vision of your song or project.

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

  6. A: I get to paint and create beauty and art with sound. What's not to love.

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

  8. A: What is your vision? What is the purpose of the song/project? What emotions or message is your song trying to convey.

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

  10. A: Know what your vision is and how to express it verbally.

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

  12. A: A Fender Stratocaster. A Fender Champ Amp. A portable 8 track recording unit. An SM57. A pair of headphones.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Q: How would you describe your style?

  16. A: In the moment. Whatever it takes to create beauty and art.

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

  18. A: Frank Ocean. He is so ahead of his time in terms of originality and production.

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

  20. A: Never let the song lose its soul.

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

  22. A: Original RnB, Soul, Hip Hop, and Pop songs.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: Cultivating and allowing the beauty to shine through a song.

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

  26. A: A vast knowledge and understanding of music theory, history, and instruments as well as a creative and balanced ear.

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

  28. A: Record the foundation of the song and let it evolve from there.

  29. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  30. 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.

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

  32. A: Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Frank Ocean.

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

  34. A: Writing, co-writing, performing, recording, mixing, and producing original songs and projects.

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Come With Me, by Dan Vega

I was the writer, performer, and producer in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • 1970 Fender Champ Amp
  • 62 Reissue Fender Stratocaster
  • Seagull Entourage CW GT QI Acoustic-Electric Guitar
  • Sure SM57
  • Xpand 2
  • Boom
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