I am a young music producer looking to help talented artists to transform their songs and recordings into the best possible version it can be. I am here to help your songs sound professional and ready to be put on Spotify, Radios and CD.
I am looking for creative projects to work on at a low price as an opportunity to expand on my experience and find genres that I work with the best. I have been a bedroom producer for 6 years, with one year of formal education in Music Production and a whole host of different personal projects I have worked on.
I offer audio mixing and mastering to the best of my ability, as well as creative input if requested, including composition, lyric writing, instrumental application or suggestion, vocals and structure collaboration.
I studied Music Production BA (Hons) at BIMM Manchester, and have been studying suggested literature for an extra 2 years.
I currently specialise in Indie, Singer-Songwriter and generally Demos of most genres, however, I am more than open to working with different styles if given the chance.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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Interview with Daniel Walsh
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I did a collaboration with an Instagram-based producer called XOBEATZ. We ended up making a cloud/emo/trap track which I have never done before. It sounds great!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm getting stuck into a few collaborations that I've been wanting to do for a while. It's really interesting practising different creative processes through different styles.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I haven't explored yet, but I'm sure there are some brilliant and prolific producers on here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I used to be very analogue-focussed. Over time I've gone almost completely digital. There is a place for analogue for those that can afford it, but until I make a living from the work that I do I'll be sticking to virtual instruments and digital production mostly.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I never make promises. Life can throw insane curveballs and it would be dishonest to go against my moral value of never making promises.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: My favourite thing about this profession is being able to materialise the most beautiful of creative ideas that a music artist has.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What is your turnaround time for the product?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm going to deliver a track that is ready for national radio play. I'm just starting out. We all start out somewhere. I'm certainly not there yet.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I would like to know the following first: What style are you going for? What purpose do you have in mind for this track? What do you expect of me? Is there anything cool you're thinking of trying that you haven't mentioned?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Please get in touch with all the crazy ideas you might have! There is never a silly idea. I am very open to budding projects and ideas whilst I am developing my craft.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Seeing as there is no power on a desert island, I would only bring analogue gear. An acoustic guitar, my phone, headphones and 2 REALLY powerful power banks.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: My initial career path was going to be Geology. Being the way I am, I don't have any particular career paths as I love doing many things. This means I've acquired a lot of transferrable skills over the years. I wanted to be a full-time music producer and then got into delivering talks and training workshops. Now I am looking to do a degree in Philosophy, Psychology and Politics after spending a year doing full-time activism. But I still want to be a music producer and successful music artist.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is very creative, flexible and spontaneous. The song, it's meaning and the creative process always comes before the production process.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream would be to work with Radiohead. I know that Nigel Godrich is solidly in there until the end of times, but it's nice to imagine it could be possible in another multiverse.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overthink it! That's a general life lesson, but it applies to music production too.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Indie Pop, Indie Rock, more recently Hip Hop and Industrial music, as well as bedroom pop and Lo-Fi.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the ability to see the bigger picture. I don't find myself spending too long on specific processes to the point where I can never finish a project. This is important for me to get the balance of my work ethic right.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring a wide variety of contemporary inspiration to songs, in the form of the songwriting, structure, influences, samples and more. I stick to fairly basic structures whilst also introducing both familiar and unique aspects of popular and countercultural music.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My best work happens in bursts, as this is not optional for me, having rapid cycling bipolar disorder. However, I can work systematically and logically at all times; I have put in a lot of work to lay the foundations for a sensible working ethic, and this complements my creativity and spontaneity. I am reliable to the extent that I will never let a client down, regardless of my personal issues at the time of working.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have the latest version of Logic Pro X on an iMac, with a variety of external plugins, samples, presets and instruments to complement Logic's vast library. I have cycled through many instruments to find what I feel is necessary for my setup - I like to keep it as simple as possible. I have an AKAI MPK Mini MKII, a bass guitar, an electric guitar, an acoustic guitar, a Focusrite Audio Interface and an accompanying Condenser Microphone.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am greatly inspired by the new wave of hip hop artists and their collaborative producers that the 2010s have gifted; Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Tyler The Creator and Earthgang. A lot of my inspiration comes from listening to lots of Indie Rock music in my teens, which laid the foundation for my creative processes and sonic preferences.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I focus on creating a consistent and exciting mix for clients, as well as creative input where requested. I am also looking to refine my mastering skills.