Hello! I'm Dan, I'm a Los Angeles-based guitar, pedal steel, bass, mandolin and banjo player and producer. I toured/recorded/performed with Jesse McCartney, Matthew Morrison, Drake Bell, JC Chasez and many others.
As a producer, I've worked in every genre from country to hip hop. I shared production duties on Megan & Liz's last two EPs, which each reached top 5 on the iTunes country charts. I've performed on The Tonight Show, The Today Show, The View, The MTV Movie Awards, The Talk, and Jimmy Kimmel Live with artists such as Matthew Morrison, Halsey, and Jose Gonzales.
My band Sleep Machine has had several songs in TV and Film, such as Quantico (ABC), Younger (TV Land), The Fosters (Freeform), The Royals (E!), Mistresses (ABC), Heartbeat (NBC), and many more.
I run my own studio called Echo Underground. There, I specialize in producing singer-songwriters, rock, folk, and country. I do remote tracks on electric and acoustic guitar, pedal steel, mandolin, bass, and banjo. I also mix and master for other artists.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Dan Kalisher
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Kiel Feher!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been in LA since 2009. I came out here as USC Thornton grad student but left after my first year to go on tour.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't overdo it!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, folk, country, singer-songwriter, some pop. Usually anything organic with real instruments!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a humble space. I have a main control room and a small isolation booth. In the booth, I record vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, strings, and anything else that will fit! I can fit a full drum setup in the control room and track drums as well. I'm running Pro Tools 12 through a UA Apollo 16, through various nice preamps and mics. I've got pretty much any electric guitar and pedal you can think of, 3 basses, 3 acoustics (2 steel string and 1 nylon), and a few really cool amps.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm in the studio very often playing guitar or pedal steel for artists and songwriters. I'm also very active in the local LA music scene, performing with many artists locally and nationally.