Daniel Salcido

Recording | Mixing Engineer

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Open minded approach to all projects and willing to give an outside opinion to help deliver a quality final product.

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 Chicago.

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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20 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Daniel
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    Dan was excellent on this project. He got the exact sound I was looking for and I'm delighted with the results. I highly recommend anyone to use Dan if you are looking for high quality results.

  2. Review by Daniel
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    Dan was great with my mix, very patient, understanding, especially since I have limited recording experience. Was delighted with final mix and master and will definitely be using Dan again!

  3. Review by Christian N.
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    Great experience working with Daniel! He helped me reach my vision and shape the sound I was aiming for. I will definitely be returning to get more tracks Mixed and Mastered.

  4. Review by Riley S.
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    Daniel hit the nail on the head with this mixing project. We were on a tight deadline and needed 5 songs mixed within a week and were surprised at how quick, responsive and awesome Daniel was given all the time contraints. He also worked Artist hours which helped with the late night 3am changes we needed.

  5. Review by James
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    Daniel was awesome to work with! The quality of every single song Daniel worked on was fantastic. He was very polite and understanding of my goals for the project and was extremely knowledgeable on how to achieve the best sound and managed to meet my tight deadlines despite it being a very busy period for him. An all-round pleasure to work with!

  6. Review by Brad A.
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    Great Mixing Engineer, and a breeze to deal with. Looking forward to working with Daniel again.

  7. Review by Pete F.
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    Dan is an excellent engineer with a great ear and a ton of patience! He has taken my music to the next level and I am more than happy with the service he has provided. He is very passionate about music and his work! Dan had no problem going the extra mile when it came to communicating recording tips and expertise to help me get the sound I was looking for. Awesome dude, great mixing engineer 🤘🏼

  8. Review by Dawid M.
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    Great guy. Professional and easy going! Pleasure to work with people like Daniel :D

  9. Review by Pete F.
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    Daniel is awesome to work with. He was extremely accommodating and listened to all the notes I provided him with. He worked with me until I was completely satisfied with every little detail of the track! Great with communication and a very professional and talented sound/mixing engineer. Would most definitely use his services again!

  10. Review by Joe A.
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    Daniel has been a pleasure to work with. "Tanked" was our first project with him. Also the first time our master came back extremely fast and he nailed it on the first try. We definitely will be working with him again. 5+stars.. Definitely give Dan a shot, you'll not be dissapointed with the results. He-Nis-Ra

  11. Review by em_jay_dee
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    I've worked alongside Daniel for the past 5 years at Groovemaster Studios and can personally vouch for his ability and professionalism. The importance of a laid-back and confident vibe in the studio cannot be understated, of which he surely possesses. He's pretty damn good…for a Lakers fan! ☺ Highly recommend!

  12. Review by Igz Kincaid
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    The first time I worked with Daniel, I brought to him a rag tag group of musicians to record the meat and potatoes of 7 new songs in one day. His utilization of equipment at his disposal as well as knowledge of the room was indispensable. He was meticulous with tones, tuning, and faster than Clint Eastwood with a gun on editing and clean up. A+++

  13. Review by Dave / Nonpoint
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    Daniel is an absolute pro, and one of the single largest reasons why our previous album achieved the successes it did - two singles in the top 20, and both of them accumulating over a year total on the top 40 as well as topping numerous "most played" lists for various national radio, satellite, and internet stations. One of the best in Chicago.

  14. Review by Robb Rivera
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    Amazing engineer with an incredible ear. Tells it like it is and will push you to get better. A true professional.

  15. Review by Deanna Whalen
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    My experience working with Daniel has been incredible. He has taken my original music to a whole new level of quality and professionalism. A high level professional in every way. I plan to work with him on all of my future projects.

  16. Review by Justin Street
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    Great to work with and does a great job
    Recommended

  17. Review by Dan Wonsover
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    Best engineer in Chicago. No question.

  18. Review by Tim Tournier
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    Daniel is an amazing producer with a stellar ear. Having worked with him along side platinum selling artists he is the first person I call for my artists records.
    Daniel is one of the few producers who have the ability to listen and truly taken in a song - understanding how to not only deliver killer sonics but help shape the song

  19. Review by Jordon Popp
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    A fantastic, attentive engineer who is absolutely on top of his game. Probably one of the top hard rock engineers in Chicago, and an absolute pleasure to work with. I fully plan on working with Daniel again in the future!

  20. Review by Edward Kerpan
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    Daniel's a total pro. He's got an acute ear for drums and guitar tone. I've hired him as an engineer as well as worked alongside him. In both cases he was professional and easy to work with. Given his pedigree of major label experience and almost freakish sense of hearing I'd trust him on just about anything.

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Willing to accommodate to most budgets. Discounts on multiple song projects.