Daniel Sampson

Mixing Engineer and Producer

10 Reviews (1 Verified)
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Looking for mixing in the realms of Pop, Electronic and Chill music? Then you may have come to the right place. I am a songwriter/producer and mixing engineer who has charted on Beatport, has been featured by Spotify, with over 1 million streams across platforms. I'd love to work with you! Click the "Contact" button and let's get to work!

Welcome to my Soundbetter page. My name is Daniel, and I have been writing and mixing my own music for over 15 years. In that time I have seen releases under the name "Sam Cydan" on Future Sound of Egypt, RazNitzan Music, Redux Recordings and more in the realms of Trance and Dance music. My releases on FSOE have charted in the Beatport Trance Top 20, and have been played at some of the biggest Trance events in the world, including Luminosity Beach Festival 2022 and Ultra Music Festival in Miami. Trance and Dance music has been my main focus for nearly the entire time I have been writing music, but I also have a longtime alias of "Tecnosine," which focuses on the more Ambient and Downtempo realms. Under this project I have over 1 millions streams across platforms and have been featured on Spotify Editorial playlists, and some of the biggest YouTube chill music platforms such as Fluidified, Blume, Chillout Deer, and Music Lab.

Nailing a strong mix has been a longtime practice of mine for most of the time I have been writing music. I believe that the strongest element of a good song is how it is mixed, both with punch and clarity, not just mastering or songwriting. I can provide services in both mixing, mastering and production in order to meet your goals. Please don't hesitate to get in touch!

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


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10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Jasper Ward
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    Daniel's mixes are exemplary. It's always a joy working with him and I hope to continue to do so in the future :)

  2. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Daniel delivered very good mixes and was very attentive and communicative throughout the entire process. I'm glad we had the chance to work together again!

  3. Review by Andres Mayo
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    Working with Daniel was the most pleasant experience; we communicated often and achieved a great result in no time. Hope we continue working together!

  4. Review by Jasper Ward
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    Always a joy working with Daniel. Great music and a total professional!

  5. Review by Roy Merchant
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    Great techno producer, really understands his pallets. Polite and quick to respond. A+ client

  6. Review by Jasper Ward
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    Daniel is a pleasure to work with. Very efficient and professional, and a fantastic producer.

  7. Review by Fred Miller
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    Twisting knobs on trance tracks with Daniel. Dreams come true!

  8. Review by Fred Miller
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    I have worked quite a few times with Daniel by now and I will dive into another one in just one moment. Hands in the air!

  9. Review by Fred Miller
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    Daniel is not only a gifted producer. He is also a great communicator with high ambitions. I could say a lot of great things about Daniel, really!

  10. Review by Maddi S.

    I am so happy with Daniel's remix of my track! He did a great job in a small time frame. I can tell he did put a lot of time and energy into the track, and I'm impressed with his service. 100% recommend, and would work with him again.

Interview with Daniel Sampson

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

  2. A: The musicality which I believe is one of the most important parts of a good mix.

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

  4. A: Usually when writing music, I start off by writing a chord progression using a piano, either my physical upright piano in my living room, or directly in the DAW. Once I have that done, I find a track I want to use as a reference, and add arrangement markers and structure out the song. Finally, I start filling in the gaps with elements and build my arrangement. When I find that all my elements are gelling fairly well, I remove most of the processing and bounce the project to individual stems and import those into a new project. Then I start the mixing process. This usually takes 2 to 3 hours with breaks to rest my ears every 30 minutes or so. I leave the mastering to another day most of the time just so I can come back to the song in a few days with a new perspective.

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

  6. A: Have a vision for your project that you think I can achieve with my production. References, similar sounds to what you want from me and some basic ideas will absolutely ensure you get the best result from me.

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

  8. A: I started producing/writing my own music in 2007 with mostly pre-made loops and samples with Sony's ACID Music Studio, and slowly built up the experience designing my own sounds and melodies once I got FL Studio. I went to school for music and that's where the bulk of my knowledge and experience came from, and I credit it with advancing my production sound ten-fold. I started releasing with Trance labels in 2017, and now largely release music independently under two different aliases: Tecnosine and Sam Cydan.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: Tecnosine: relaxing, chill and music for sleep. Sam Cydan: Emotional, energetic and uplifting music for the festival or the club.

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

  12. A: I would LOVE to work with Charlie Puth. The guy has defined my music ethos for a few years now and his music is amazing.

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

  14. A: Keep things as SIMPLE as you possible can. It will help you in the long run.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: I have found my strongest skill to be the songwriting when it comes to writing the music itself. When it comes to mixing, I find that I am most at home with the overall soundscape.

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

  18. A: Charlie Puth, Sean Tyas, Armin van Buuren, Alan Morris, Claude Debussy, Jim Brickman.

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

  20. A: My absolute favorite project I've ever worked on in a school setting was my college Capstone project which was my final requirement for graduation with my BM. The project was an album of music inspired by Pop music of the 1980s and I am very proud of the end result. I was the clarinetist, producer, and mixing engineer of the entire project, and I saved up enough money to have a professional analog mastering engineer master the project to completion, which I was very impressed with.

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

  22. A: Currently favoring Trance at the moment, so I've been tinkering away at a couple new tracks recently.

  23. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  24. A: Digital, but I would love to start building up my analog collection at some point. Digital is what I've been most familiar with since the beginning of my production life.

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

  26. A: My computer, my computer monitor, my M-Audio speakers, my Komplete Audio 2, and my samples and VSTs

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: I am all in-the-box, using FL Studio. I hope to start collecting more gear at some point, but I am very comfortable working with digital-music.

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  • Native Instruments Komplete Audio 2
  • M-Audio Studiophile AV-40s
  • Macbook Pro
  • Beyerdynamic DT770 PRO 80OHM
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 MIDI Keyboard
  • FL Studio
  • Logic Pro
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