Daniel Beattie

Music Producer, Mix Engineer

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I'm a music producer and audio engineer with an ear for detail and a passion for making great sounding music.

I offer bespoke music production and mixing services, as well as audio editing, comping and vocal tuning.

I specialise in electronic production and mixing, specifically pop, trap/hip hop, disco and retro influenced genres. My production style is often a blend of ethereal and atmospheric tones with punchy and articulated drum arrangements.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Interview with Daniel Beattie

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

  2. A: That It's both creative and collaborative

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

  4. A: Waldorf Q - Synthesizer Keyboard Ensoniq ESQ 1 - Synthesizre Keyboard Fender Stratocaster - Guitar Adam A7X - Monitors Computer with DAW Setup

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

  6. A: I'm working with a singer/songwriter to produce Pop/RnB material as well as working as an artist on my own nu-disco and synthwave music.

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

  8. A: I studied audio engineering and production for four years and have been doing music production and mixing for 5 years.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: My strongest skills are mixing, electronic production & programming and vocal tuning.

  11. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  12. A: Under my artist alias "Bluewave" I remixed Scottish singer/songwriter Jai McDowall's charity single "Don't Forget Who You Are" . I'm proud as this is the most high profile release I've been a part of so far and the proceeds for the single are donated to a charity which I resonate with. (The Kris Boyd Charity for mental health awareness)

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

  14. A: I'm working with a singer/songwriter to produce Pop/RnB material as well as working as an artist on my own nu-disco and synthwave music.

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

  16. A: I promise that I will commit myself to making your music and audio sound amazing

  17. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  18. A: The biggest misconception is that producers and engineers don't matter to the sound of music. Producers and engineers are a huge part of many of our favourite pieces of music, to the point that they might not exist or be our favourites without them.

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

  20. A: Which artists influence your music?

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

  22. A: Be confident about how you want your music and audio to sound

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

  24. A: I studied audio engineering and production for four years and have been doing music production and mixing for 5 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: A shimmery blend of retro and modern influences

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

  28. A: I like to use saturation parallel compression on a drum bus to gel individual elements together and make the drums feel like a cohesive whole.

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

  30. A: Pop, Trap, Hip-Hop, Nu-Disco, Funk, RnB

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: My strongest skills are mixing, electronic production & programming and vocal tuning.

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

  34. A: For Production - I work with the artist to take their rough recordings and develop them compositionally and sonically. This includes drum and synth programming, re-writing parts, re-harmonizing, vocal tuning with Melodyne, transcribing audio to MIDI for layering and more. For Mixing - I edit the individual multitracks to clean them up before beginning a mix, I then listen to feel the vibe of the track and make sure every mix decision counts and brings the track closer to the vision the client and myself have for the track

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

  36. A: Producers/Artists: Vaughn Oliver (OLIVER), Lenno, CHVRCHES, Prince, Daft Punk, The Weeknd Record Producers: Louis Bell, Andrew Watt, Dr.Luke, Ryan Tedder, Quincy Jones,Trevor Horn, Hugh Padgham Mix Engineers: Serban Ghenea, Bob Clearmountain, Andrew Schepps

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

  38. A: I do mix engineering, editing and music production work.

  39. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  40. A: Both because both Analog and Digital bring different sonic flavours to a project

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Daniel Beattie - Pop Beat Demo

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Terms Of Service

Mixes - 3 Revisions, Turnaround time 2-4 Days. Track Counts over 40 will incur additional costs.

Production - Turnaround time 4-5 Weeks

GenresSounds Like
  • Oliver
  • The Weeknd
  • CHVRCHES
Gear Highlights
  • Adam A7X
  • Waldorf Q Synth
  • Yamaha DX7 Synth
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