Dalton Allison

Hybrid Mix/Master/Production

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I gained experience while being producer/mix engineer for Post Animal, and other artists in the Chicago/Midwest area. I have evolved into an eclectic style, blending classic sounds with modern processes to taste - often complimented on the depth and live energy of my mixes. Always down to insert myself but I know how to be transparent!

I am a mix engineer/producer, based in Chicago, IL. Most of my work has been with rock/pop-oriented bands; however, my approach is heavily-informed by an early dive into electronic music and a hybrid-workflow of analog and computer-based methods. I specialize in a heavier, pop-oriented sound and approach ambient and dynamic effects in a very nuanced and climactic way.

My experience in various fidelity has equipped me with the tools and tricks to make any recording shine. Obsessing over production at an early age has compiled endless sounds and processes for me to share with you. If you need it - we can replace drums, layer sounds, build a tone from DI, tune vocals, quantize and everything in between. As an artist myself, I know that the best takes aren't always in the best sonic environments or with the best equipment, so go ahead and hit record wherever/whenever you can and we will paint it up just like you pictured.

If it all clicked for you in the studio, amazing! Send the multitracks/stems with some references and we're good to go. I have all the gear we need to finish the job.

I don't get anything out of delivering you a product you don't like, so let me know how you really feel about it. Like everyone else, I am learning and improving every day; thanks to your feedback. Can't wait to hear from you and make something great together!

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

24 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Maxwell G.
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    Very prompt and accurate with revisions. Excellent sounds. Great guy

  2. Review by Jack Holston
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    Dalton's talent as a musician and engineer is practically unmatched. I highly recommend his services. Your song will appreciate it :)

  3. Review by ohhimark94
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    Dalton was great. He understood my feedback and responded quickly to help my vision come to fruition.

  4. Review by Nika F.
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    Dalton was so great to work with! He is super communicative and works very fast. Will definitely want to work together again.

  5. Review by Hayden S.
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    Dalton is the mf man always provides the highest quality and follows notes and direction to a T. Don’t think use his services.

  6. Review by Will E.
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    Dalton was stellar - super easy to work with and the tracks came out sounding great. Would strongly recommend!

  7. Review by Hayden S.
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    Dalton smashed it out of the park like usual the man is wizard. Super open to revisions and ideas and makes the song sing!

  8. Review by Chandler V.
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    Dalton is a master at making a clear and transparent mix. Easy to work with, responds quick and has a great ear for adding creative flare!

  9. Review by Hayden S.
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    Dalton has nailed again!! Follows directions to a T, and throws in some creative ideas for good measure. Please working with him :)

  10. Review by Ethan S.
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    Good work, very professional.

  11. Review by Jack H.
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    Dalton rocks! His talent as a musician and engineer is unmatched. My song's atmosphere was improved greatly.

  12. Review by Hayden S.
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    Dalton always produces the most creative and forward thinking mixes. I love his work and is my go to man. Thanks!

  13. Review by Mikko J.
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    Dalton is super talented, and a really nice guy to work with!

  14. Review by Jack H.
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    This is the best mastering I've received for any of my songs. I highly recommend Dalton!

  15. Review by Jack H.
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    Dalton brought so much life into my tracks with his expert ears. He did exactly as I asked and improved the sound of my tracks drastically. I highly recommend using Dalton to help you with mixing.

  16. Review by Hayden S.
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    Dalton smashed this one out of the park couldn’t ask for a better result. Don’t look any further he is your man!

  17. Review by Xavier S.
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    I had a really great experience working with Dalton; he knows what he's doing and does it very well, and was extremely flexible and committed throughout the project.

  18. Review by Hans L.
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    This man is incredible! Tasty production tricks, very fun and easy to work with and super knowledgeable. Will do again!

  19. Review by Brendan A.
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    Extremely communicative, responsive and did stellar work. I'm looking forward to working with him again in the future!

  20. Review by Travis W.
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    Dalton is a swiss army knife of ingenuity, flexibility, speed and skill. He worked with me under a perilously short deadline, employing deft technical acumen and superb artistic instincts to get the job done. Not only that, he could explain everything he did and why! I would absolutely work with him again.

    When you need to enlist the services of Mix Team Delta Force, Dalton’s your man.

  21. Review by Dakota B.
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    Dalton did a great job on our master! He completed the work quickly, was responsive to messages, and was very easy to work with. Good people is good people, and this dude is very good people! Would recommend him 100%.

  22. Review by Mikey/MJR
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    Dalton's got an incredible ear and can bring so much life into a song through the mix. He's super patient and took a ton of time to provide advice and feedback for my own mixing journey; you can very obviously see his passion for the craft. Can't wait to get some more tunes to him.

  23. Review by In The Pines
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    Dalton has now mixed and mastered two albums for our band In The Pines, "San Lorenzo" and "Slow Blink". He is a one of a kind talent, and exceeds expectations time and time again. He always gets the mix how you imagined it would be, and then he can take it further by adding his his own unique and eclectic style, breathing a second breath of life back into the songs you had become so used to. We highly recommend that artists work with Dalton, because he wants just as much out of the experience as the artist does, and will not be satisfied until the artist is also satisfied.

  24. Review by Johnny Cummings
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    Dalton mixed two of our band's (Ex Okays) singles "Involvement", "Onlysong", and our second EP "Good/Old Days". We couldn't have been happier with the quality of his mixing and his cooperation. He is very understanding and makes the mixing process very smooth and easy! His feedback is always helpful and is able to provide ideas that we wouldn't have been able to think of that adds a lot to the sound.

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Puppy Dog by Post Animal

I was the Mixer, Co-Engineer, Co-Producer in this production

Terms Of Service

Negotiable, don't hesitate to contact me! I aim for ~3 revisions but am flexible. It helps to have references and notes up front!

Gear Highlights
  • Shure SE-30
  • Roland DEP-5
  • DBX 160A/166
  • Tascam 424mkII
  • Alesis Quadraverb
  • UAD
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Melodyne
  • RX8
  • Antares
  • Ableton Live
  • FL Studio
  • Fabfilter
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
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