Daniel Salcido

Recording | Mixing Engineer

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Well seasoned Engineer with credits on projects that have charted top 10 on radio and albums that have gone multi-platinum. Open minded approach to all projects and willing to give an outside opinion to help deliver a quality final product. Lover of harmonic distortion!!!!!

I have been twisting knobs professionally for over 10 years. After earning a degree at L.A.R.S (Los Angeles Recording School) in Recording Arts, I worked at Cherokee Studios and Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles. Eventually I came in contact with Grammy nominated Producer Johnny K and engineered Plain White T's "Big Bad World" leading to the opportunity to work along side Johnny K and engineer his future projects at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago. While doing so, I had the pleasure of working with Sevendust, Disturbed, Plain White T's, Anthrax, Alien Ant Farm, Finger 11, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Airbourne, Staind, Trapt, and many other major label acts. I currently own and operate Command Space Audio in Los Angeles.

As every artist will have a different vision, each project will be approached differently but will still have the same professional quality result. I am flexible with multiple song discounts to cater to bigger projects. Feel free to inquire.

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

147 Reviews - 25 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by West G.
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    Daniel transformed the mix. Really easy to work with, receptive to feedback and understanding of the artist’s vision. I look forward to mixing my next releases with Daniel, and definitely recommend his style to anyone looking to give their mix new life and dimension.

  2. Review by fabio m.
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    Daniel Is an Amazing sound engineer, polite, and listen all your requests and put the best to make your song shine. I Will work again with him for sure!

  3. Review by Jason M.
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    Daniel was very accommodating and came through for me when my timeline got moved up. He delivered and the final mix was superb! Lots of cool, artisitc surprises. Thanks Daniel!!

  4. Review by Jason M.
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    Daniel really came through for me again. He was more than willing to extend the project while I waited for vocals to get finished. Easy to work with and final project turned out just how I wanted!

  5. Review by Matthew T.
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    Daniel was committed to providing a great end result and took on my mix notes with care. Fantastic end result.

  6. Review by Tom T.
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    Second time I worked with Daniel, and it is not the last time. Really happy with what he does!

  7. Review by Tom T.
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    Daniel did a great job! I look forward to work with him again.

  8. Review by Zachary L.
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    Excellent work as always. Daniel is a total pro and very easy to work with!

  9. Review by Jason M.
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    Daniel never disappoints! Love what he does to my tracks. Satisfied customer who keeps coming back. You wont regret using him.

  10. Review by Zachary L.
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    Daniel is a total pro and extremely easy to work with. I highly recommend working with him for your next mixing project!

  11. Review by Zachary L.
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    Another great experience with Daniel. The mixes sound clear, balanced and punchy every time. Fantastic mixing engineer.

  12. Review by Zachary L.
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    Daniel is incredibly talented at getting a great mix every time. He's my go-to mixing engineer, and I highly recommend him!

  13. Review by Zachary L.
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    I've worked with Daniel numerous times, and he consistently does fantastic work. Highly recommended!

  14. Review by Jason M.
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    Daniel is the man! He really knows how to make live drums sound phenomenal. Looking forward to using his expertise yet agin.

  15. Review by Josh N.
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    Daniel was great to work with at every step of the mixing process. He works quick but doesn't skimp on quality. He listened to our feedback through the track's different versions and made perfect adjustments that got us the result we were looking for. We gave him a pretty dense mix with a lot of different instruments, vocals and textures. If you're looking for a transparent, punchy, & sonically tasty mix that sounds pro - Daniel is the guy.

  16. Review by Jason M.
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    Daniel has a great ear for a pro mix. He added his magic to my tracks, was willing to make adjustments and really brought my song to a new level! I will be using him again. 100% satisfied customer.

  17. Review by Zachary L.
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    Phenomenal work as always. I've worked with Daniel almost 20 times now. Every mix he has done exceeded my expectations, and I'm already looking forward to the next project.

  18. Review by Wade R.
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    I've worked with Daniel on multiple songs and he's always amazing to work with. He's easy to communicate with and gets great results out of your track. Thanks for another song!

  19. Review by Zachary L.
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    Just finished an mixing an album with Daniel, and I couldn't be happier. He is incredibly talented and easy to work with!

  20. Review by Zachary L.
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    Daniel has consistently done a fantastic job on every song. Across a variety or sounds (including strings on the latest song), I'm blown away every time!

Interview with Daniel Salcido

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: Where do i begin... 27" IMac Pro Tools Ultimate Avid HD Omni with 192 16x24 Barefoot Footprints NS -10s Neve Portico Master Buss Processor WA76 Distressor X 2 DBX160A BAE 1073MP Chandler 500 MK ii X2 CAPI VP312 X4 Skibbe Electronics 736-5 X2 BLA B12A X2 Focusrite ISA-428 Avalon U5 X2 and a whole bunch of guitars, pedals amps, and microphones.

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

  4. A: I was blessed to Produce, Engineer and Mix "Stoop Goodnoise", a band from Chicago and we just completed the new LP coming out in January.

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

  6. A: Just got the new "Stoop Goodnoise" record back from being mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Mastering, you can hear it on my profile.

  7. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  8. A: Yes! Any pop or hip/hop production and mixing go to Matt Dougherty

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Both! Because recalls or easier digitally but hitting analog compressors, EQ's, and Pre's adds a vibe thats different from plugins.

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

  12. A: The goal and vision will be obtained and every penny spent will be worth it

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

  14. A: I get to be creative and help others finish a vision that they started. Every project is a new canvas for me. Essentially people trust me with their babies.

  15. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  16. A: When will they have the first mix. I usually answer well you havent sent the files so maybe 2 days lol

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

  18. A: I think people often think that they can "fix it in the mix" to be honest its usually not lol. There is only so much click bleed one can take out. Soooo take your time and record some good quality sources. You dont need expensive mics just good technique

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

  20. A: i like to ask if they have any specific deadlines and also for reference tracks and rough mixes

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

  22. A: Never hesitate to ask questions about the process. And invest in your projects. A mix cant save a crappy recorded drum set or out of tune guitars

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

  24. A: Is there electricity?

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

  26. A: After earning a degree at L.A.R.S (Los Angeles Recording School) in Recording Arts, I worked at Cherokee Studios and Nightbird Studios in Los Angeles. Eventually I came in contact with Grammy nominated Producer Johnny K and engineered Plain White T's "Big Bad World" leading to the opportunity to work along side Johnny K and engineer his future projects at Groovemaster Studios in Chicago. While doing so, I had the pleasure of working with Sevendust, Disturbed, Plain White T's, Anthrax, Alien Ant Farm, Finger 11, Pop Evil, Nonpoint, Airbourne, Staind, Trapt, and many other major label acts. I currently own and operate Command Space Audio in Chicago.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: I would like to say i am pretty laid back. I like to push the artist to play solid takes so the music doesn't need a ton of edits. I like things to sound natural and human, an element missing in modern music.

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

  30. A: damn...this is tough Obviously The Beatles...do i need to say why? Dr. Dre - I grew up in LA listening to Dr Dre and all the West Coast rappers...and he's ridiculously talented. Cage The Elephant - Indie vibe but a lot of production layers Thrice - so many cool guitar tones The Kills - great tones and so much emotion Adele - Would love to track her amazing vocals Beck - He would teach me so many tricks

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

  32. A: Sometimes less is more. But other times layer a bunch of things. :0)

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

  34. A: I work on a lot of Alt-Rock, Indie Rock, and Hard Rock.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: Im not afraid to tell an artist if i think an idea is weak and that i know they can create something better. I like to push them so that they know they tried their hardest to make a record that will be with them forever.

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

  38. A: I bring a fresh ear and unique perspective to any given song. I try to make new sounds if i am engineering and not scared to record every idea to see what it does for a song.

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

  40. A: When it comes to making a record I typically listen to a band or artists previous work/live performance to see what the vibe is and what they have/havent done. When it comes to a mix I would ask the artist to send me references if they are digging another artists sound. I would also listen to the rough mix that is sent to hear if there is anything specific or cool that i would want to keep in my mix.

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

  42. A: There are so many artists and other professionals that inspire me and push me to become a better Mixer/Engineer. No matter the genre i can fine something special that will catch my ear, weather its a cool effected overdub or a cool snare drum that hits you in the chest.

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

  44. A: Through SoundBetter most of my work is Mixing and some editing. At my studio Im Producing, Engineering, and Mixing full projects and send out to mastering for a fresh ear.

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Feel free to reach out to discuss your project.
Multiple song discounts.
Mixes include 4 revision, each additional revision is billed $45 per.
You get what we agree on and pay for.

GenresSounds Like
  • Nonpoint
  • Thrice
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Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Neve
  • SSL
  • Distressor
  • LA2A
  • Urei
  • Avalon
  • Chandler Limited
  • CAPI
  • Black Lion Audio
  • Flickinger
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  • BAE
  • DBX
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Willing to accommodate to most budgets. Discounts on multiple song projects.