Mixer / Producer / Drummer based out of Los Angeles, CA. Specializing in Remote Mixing. Can provide live drums tracked through a vintage Neve console.
I've been making records, playing on records and touring for my entire adult life. Whether I'm mixing your song or playing drums, the song always comes first.
- 50,000+ record sales / 2.5m streams (TuneCore verified)
- Steady rotation on SiriusXM radio
- Syncs in major motion pictures and TV shows
GEAR USED FOR LIVE DRUMS:
- Neve 33114 Console
- Neve 1073 (x2)
- Neumann U87 / KM184 / KM86i
- Coles 4038 (x2)
- Royer R-121 (x2)
- EV 635A
- Cascade Fathead (x2)
- Sennhesier 421 (x2)
- Shure SM7B
- Shure 57 (Standard + Transformerless)
- Yamaha NS-10 (Inside the box)
- Yamaha NS-10 (Outside the box)
- Pultec EQP-1A
- DBX 160 (x2)
- DBX 160A (x2)
- Standard Audio Level-OR (x2)
- UA1176 (x2)
- Empirical Labs Distressor
- Late 1960's Ludwig Keystone Badge 4-piece kit
- Early 1980's Ludwig Blue and Olive Badge 4-piece kit
- Wide array of modern and vintage Zildjian/Sabian/misc. cymbals
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Interview with Dan Gluszak
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Neumann U87, Coles 4038, Neve 1073, 1176, LA-2A.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Although I do set forth parameters within my policies, I will stick with you and see the project through until we get it right and everyone is satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Having an artist tell me that I was able to bring their vision to life.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always like to sift through the session before we officially commence with mixing just to see what kind of shape the tracks are in—if they were engineered properly. Once the logistics are squared away, it's strictly artistic. I like to discuss their vision, what records they like, what about the raw tracks do they think sound great and which elements need work.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to their reel and see if it's a stylistic fit for you. Find their social media accounts and see how active they are in the field day-to-day. Initiate a conversation and try to get a feel for what kind of person they are. Are you on the same page? Do they seem approachable and pleasurable to communicate with? Theoretically, you'll be in touch with this person a lot, so make sure they give you good vibes.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started as a musician and recording was a means to an end. It eventually it became an equal passion to playing. I've been doing this for 15+ years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take breaks in order to gain perspective.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, indie, pop, metal.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My perspective. Have an open mind. It's art, there's never just one way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Creativity, enthusiasm, and vision/plan that is based on the artist's goals and references.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before anything I listen to whatever references the artist provides (I always ask for reference tracks). With that in mind, I start by building a super rough mix (no EQ or compression). I then identify the essence of the song, particularly in the instrumental. It could be in the rhythm section, could be in the guitars or keys. Focus on that first, then build the rest of the song around that.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Tchad Blake, Rich Costey, Ken Andrews, Nick Raskulinecz.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote mixing, producing and engineering in LA area.