Donny O. Collins

Keyboard, mixing, producing

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I have been a musician for the past 27 years, primarily piano, vocals, and guitar. I love to create, mix and produce music. You focus on the music, let me focus on your mix.

A southeast Georgia native, Donny has been involved with music since a very early age. His intrinsic interest and involvement with musical performance and production began in 1987 with piano, guitar, synthesizers, drum machines, and MIDI sequencing, influenced by a wide variety of musical artists. He began writing original music in 1992 and continues today in various aspects of production, from writing to tracking, mixing, and performance. Donny delivers a great sounding final product because of skilled use of the latest audio production technology, meticulous work process and craftsmanship, love of production, and most importantly, a talented musical ear with exceptional musical tastes. As a client, you’ll collaborate closely with Donny throughout the entire process to develop a high-quality final product.

Specializations:

Super fast turnaround times
Multitrack audio mixing and editing
Vocal and instrument recording
Musical writing, arranging, and production
Turn your melodic ideas into a finished, commercial quality release

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5 Reviews

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  1. Review by Danny Rewis of the Double Eagle band
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    Donny is the MAN he not only has the knowledge , equipment , but he has the magical EAR that is going to make him the most sought after producer around. he doesn't try to come across as a know it all and not listen to your concerns if you are legit then hes your guy. he produced 5 recordings for Double Eagle and every one was top quality we look forward to soon doing more recordings with him you can pay more but you probably wont get better Danny Rewis Double Eagle band

  2. Review by Butch C.
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    Donny Collins is a very meticulous, patience, knowledgeable and with much understanding what it takes to record and remix sound to astounding quality. He came to one of our (THE DOUBLE EAGLE BAND) practices, recorded, remixed and produced 5 songs that the end results was absolutely amazing. You can here those songs on our Facebook page. We recommend Donny for all your recording adventures. Looking forward to our next session in the near future. Donny, you are the best. Thanks for what you have done for us......

  3. Review by Dawn Phillips
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    Donny came to our rehearsal site and recorded our six piece band. He brought all equipment needed and was very efficient with the setup. He recorded five songs for us in about three hours. In less than 48 hours he had rough mixes ready for us. He did more tweaking and had the final mixes for us in just a few days. We were blown away at the quality of the mixes! Our lead guitar player said this, "that is Nashville quality right there!" I highly recommend Donny for any recording or mixing project. He is professional, dependable, and passionate about his work. Donny delivers!

  4. Review by Wayne Alexander
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    Donny is a very good artist and understands what should happen in a studio. He is a True music professional, and can produce a Great musical sound and Video of your music. He did a great job for me and helped a 67 year old sing his way into the Statesboro, Ga. Voice competition. Thanks Donny for a Truly great experience.

  5. Review by Daniel Pierson
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    Donny is very professional, and a joy to work with. My band had already recorded an EP, and had it mastered by someone else. After Donny heard our mixes, he reached out and attempted to fix a few issues he heard. 24 hours later, we had our entire EP remixed and ready for distribution. I was very impressed with the quality work, and the quick return. Donny even reached out for feedback and worked with us to make sure the mixes sounded exactly as we had intended. I highly recommend working with Donny on projects of any kind. We look forward to working with him in the future.

Interview with Donny O. Collins

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

  2. A: Mix engineer for an awesome band called "Fugitive Soul".

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Digital; Ease of recall and flexibility.

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

  6. A: Will start a tracking/mixing project in about two weeks.

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

  8. A: To make their song sound as good as I possibly can.

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

  10. A: The satisfaction of getting a track where I want it, and a happy client.

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

  12. A: That this very easy. It's only easy if you've done it a lot.

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

  14. A: What is your vision for this song; who are your influences; what do you want this song to sound like?

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

  16. A: Have a clear vision for what you'd like your song to sound like.

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

  18. A: 1. PC with Harrison Consoles MixBus32 C 2. Senheisser HD600's 3. Box radio 4. Single Mix Cube 5. My van (LOL)

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

  20. A: I have been a musician for 27 years, starting on piano when I was about 12 years old. I've been working with synthesizers and MIDI for all that time, developing and mixing my own music.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Friendly and professional; very easy to reach and get along with.

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

  24. A: Bob Clearmountain. I unknowingly grew up listening to his mixes and he was very influential on other mixe engineers who's work I've listened to all my life as well.

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

  26. A: Have a goal and vision; listen, make your move, repeat until you're there.

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

  28. A: I've worked on many different types of genres, but most commonly acoustic, contemporary pop.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: Persistence. I stay on it until its where I want it.

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

  32. A: An open mind, lots of musical influences, flexibility, vision.

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

  34. A: I like to work fast and stay in the vibe.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: Windows 10 with Harrison Consoles MixBus 32C V5, Presonus Studio One V4, Adobe Audition, Sonar, JBL 4326 Monitors with subwoofer, MixCubes, HD 600, Melodyne Studio, Waves, Slate, Ozone

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

  38. A: Bo Clearmountain, Fab Dupont, Andrew Scheps (I really enjoy the way the last two teach and share information).

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

  40. A: Mixing and tuning. I really enjoy both. Both are tedious but very satisfying.

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  • Harrison Consoles MixBus 32C V5
  • Presonus Studio One V4
  • Adobe Audition
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