I'm a Los Angeles-based, on-the-rise audio engineer with multiple years of experience recording, mixing, editing, and producing in all genres of music & television.
I've been recording, mixing, and producing in the music industry for the past 10 years with a vast array of experience. Being a Los Angeles native, I got my start in the industry right out of high school by interning in studios while attending the SAE Institute of Audio. Since then I've worked my way up from an intern to runner to assistant engineer, in-house staff engineer, freelance engineer, and personal engineer for artists & producers. I've had experience working in private studios, public studios, label studios, and even my own personal studio in Hollywood.
I have a deep love for music and want to expand my reach to be able to collaborate with other hungry creatives. I specialize in mixing & vocal production as well as taking recording sessions in my room for public use paired with my engineering services. I also offer other services in mastering, production, songwriting, and vocal comping/editing. Whatever your needs may be, I want to help you and provide an easy work environment for us to thrive together in music. If you put your trust in me to work with you, I promise you will not be disappointed.
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4 ReviewsEndorse Danny Does Music
He is one of the best engineers when it comes to Pro Tools. He's the fastest and has an extremely high level of efficiency and organization. On top of all of that he is a great person to know both inside and outside of the studio. You can expect top tier professionalism, mastery, and a great source of energy to have in your session. I would 1000% recommend!
Aside from the good energy he exudes in the studio, Danny has really been the glue in these A-list vocal sessions we’ve been doing at The Village Recording studios in Santa Monica. This guy is quick in the box and everything always sounds mixed when he plays back.
Best vocal producer I've worked with in LA and plus he’s a great person, what more can you ask for? Danny will deliver top notch vocals for you and also great with mixing and producing. Highly recommend!
Danny is a world class engineer. I've worked closely with him for years and can attest for the quality of his work, the consistency of his service, and the goodness of his character. Danny is an especially remarkable vocal producer (he studied under one of the greats!) and will undoubtedly elevate your performance and sound. If I am unavailable for a gig, Danny is the guy I go to!
Interview with Danny Does Music
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My experience being in many different recording environments gives me the edge on knowing what works and doesn't work in a song. In my years of work I've gotten to work with and/or shadow top industry producers, songwriters, and artists. I take all the knowledge I learn from being around them and put it into every song I'm a part of.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both can be great in different ways! I embrace both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That I will not give up until you are happy with my work.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to work on music as my job. Being able to provide for my family with my talents and abilities is a true blessing.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began my career with the Underdogs. They are a legendary R&B production and songwriting duo. I was with them for 5 years working my up from intern to runner to assistant engineer to staff engineer & assistant studio manager. Once I felt I had learned everything I could, I left and began freelancing. Since then I've worked all sorts of jobs in the industry. I've been a part of the staff at Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, been a personal engineer producer Tommy Brown, staff engineer at APG in West Hollywood, and now engineering for Atlantic Records in Hollywood. I still freelance and work out of my personal studio.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Do what sounds/feels good to you! Forget the trends. Go with your gut first and then adjust if need be.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Usually R&B or pop with some hip hop and Latin here and there. I want to get more rock and singer/songwriter clients. I love all genres and want to do them all.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I discuss with the artist what their goals are for the song. Then I process the information and choose the proper strategy to accomplish their goals. I don't give up until the client is happy and walks away with something they're proud of.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a comfortably sized room in Hollywood. It is fully equipped with everything needed for my clients to create a high quality/great sounding song. It also comes with parking, wifi, security, a patio, and centrally located. My vocal chain is a U87 going into a 1073 and 1176 which then hits my UA Apollo interface that ends in Pro Tools as my DAW of choice.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Dave Grohl, Dr. Dre, Kuk Harrell, Josh Gudwin, and Ian Kirkpatrick are my main inspirations at the moment. The first 3 being my idols since I entered the industry.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mostly tracking and vocal production. Only recently have I started expanding my services to do more mixing and editing work.