Hey, I'm Danny, 33 years old, working in music production for over 15 years with countless artists. I sing,play guitar and produce my metal band "Syqem" (Sumerian records,Asking Alexandria, Periphery...) and sing,produce and dj with my EDM act "The Delta Mode" (Beatport #2 release, managed by Mike Mowery (Periphery, We Came As Romans).
If you hire me, you get someone with an honest but never discouraging view on your (often very personal) material.
These days, budgets are shorter than ever. I believe in finding the best use for your budget, meaning : Let's not focus on paying for the unimportant stuff. Rather concentrate on what connects with human beings. That is always the emotional impact the material has. A Great mix can really emphasize that impact. Easy example : If people can't concentrate on the singers voice, because there is a drumsolo going on in the chorus - my job would be to tell you : The Drumsolo in the chorus is incredible! reminds me of John Bonham. Now let's put this in another song and let it breathe :D .I see music as communication. A form of communication we can't fully understand - but we can feel it. I studied musicology and psychology. Some people believe that knowing a lot about music and how it works cripples your emotional antennas...Countless acts I have worked with over the last 15 years have proven that this is bullshit. Being a music expert, doesnt mean I don't feel music anymore.I still close my eyes when I listen to music.I still believe in the power of music. Maybe I am oldfashioned. But music has given me so much emotional peace and freedom in my life, I won't give up. I owe to the music.
Please have a listen to my work.If you're passionate-we speak the same language.
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Interview with Daniel Bernath
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I usually get preproductions of songs, then give my input - going as far as completely rewriting the song if desired. Then we record the stuff together or the band does it on their own. After that I mix and master the songs. But nowadays every production is different. I also do mix a lot of stuff recorded other studios.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Skrillex, Chris Lord Alge, Tool, Meshuggah, Wesley Pentz...
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in an acoustically optimized studio in Hamburg, Germany.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Everything you want! from songwriting input to ideas on what guitar strings to use...
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Emotional connetion with the music and finding its strength and weaknesses in the way it connects with an uninvolved listener.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: House, Dubstep, Metal and Pop.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Write a song a day. you will get better and in 2 years, you will write hits.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Peter Gabriel, because he is unreal with how he writes lyrics and performs them.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 15 years, playing in bands, on tour , now djing more and trying to bring electronic and real music together.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mac Book Pro, Ilok, Neumann U87, XLR Cable, 8 string guitar...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to what I have done in the past, (for metal/rock look for "syqem" on youtube, for edm look for "the delta mode") - watch my demo reel on my facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uebersoundstudios/videos/1095723077133725/) - then talk to me ! :)
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you listen to ? Where do you come from? What inspires you? How can I help you?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Seeing an artist develop over time and gaining the success he/she deserves.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We will have a product that people who want to connect with it - will connect with it. You can't satisfy everyone and tastes differ. But if we both work on a ballad for your girl, she will cry when she hears it :) If you play that ballad to a stranger in the streets, he probably give you a strange look. We will do the right thing for your song.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: its 2016. do what works best for you.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Nolly from Periphery is such a great guy and super talented. He is perfect for the heavy heavy stuff I would say!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm working on a song with Sean Kingston (Beautiful Girls) and original songs for Spinnin Records.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote Syqem's Reflections of Elephants about the life and death of Salvadore Dali. It was eye opening for me to write a concept album, travel to places and really take music back to a more artistic wholistic approach.