I take artists' raw music, and make it come alive! I specialise in genres such as pop, rock and country where the arrangements predominantly consist of live instruments and performances. Focusing on fewer genres means I can take your song, bring it to life and help it become the best it can be!
Whether creating punchy and hard-hitting drums with big rich guitars to pack your track with energy and drive, or evoking an intimate ambiance with delicate piano and silky smooth strings to support gentle and honest vocals, we can work together to make your vision a reality.
I am a versatile and passionate engineer who wants clients to walk away happy and pumped about working together, unbelievably excited about releasing their project, whatever it is. I aim to ensure the whole process is smooth and enjoyable and give clients great communication and support every step of the way.
For more examples of my work, to read more about the process and testimonials, please feel free to head on over the website below.
Thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Dan Marshall
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to examples of their work. If you like what you're hearing, have a chat with them and see if you vibe well. It's okay getting a great result, but it's better to have a great result while having a good time in the process and really feel like the engineer cares about you and your music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I'm a detail-oriented mixing engineer and a lot of the 'flourishes', 'moments' and 'movement' come through taking the time to automate various processing and levels. The extra time and effort it takes is worth the better final result.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I love working with 'organic' instruments partly because I'm a musician myself and I also love that special 'energy' that is captured when you physically play the part instead of programming something. I aim to promote this feel you can only get through playing it live and bring the performance even more life!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I first took an interest in the 'behind-the-scenes' side of things approximately 13 years ago. I went to uni, further educated myself and gained experience through online courses and opportunities and haven't looked back since.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: As mentioned, I work on music which predominantly has live instruments in its arrangement, whether it be pop, rock, americana etc
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I mix entirely in-the-box with a wide range of plug-ins available, although I usually find myself reaching for the same few over and over again but it's nice to know there's more to hand if need be. I use Apogee converters through the Ensemble interface and I monitor through Adams and headphones. Everything goes through Sonarworks to make sure what I am hearing is accurate.