Danny K

Remote Mixing and Sound Design

Danny K on SoundBetter

Experienced Pro Sound for Music, Film and TV

25 years experience. Music, movies and TV sound mixing, sound design and mastering.
I work from my west coast 5.1 surround mixing and mastering studio and deliver quality work quickly. I use Pro Tools and Adobe Audition CC DAW software and high quality plug-ins.

See my site for examples of sound design, music and voice over work.
www.kfilms.biz

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Interview with Danny K

  1. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  2. A: My strongest skill is that I'm so comfortable with my knowledge of sound, so it allows me to communicate thoroughly with my partner.

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

  4. A: My music project 'Wendy', featuring my wife, Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) on vocals. I wrote the music and lyrics, recorded all instrumentation and programming, mixed and mastered the EP which is on sale through Apple iTunes.

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

  6. A: Sound design for feature film 'Big Legend' and 'Swell', Papa Octopus Productions (2017)

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

  8. A: no

  9. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  10. A: Digital with a splash of analog. Why? Flexibility.

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

  12. A: Excellent results quickly.

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

  14. A: I love being creative.

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

  16. A: question; What's it like having Beach Boy Brian Wilson as a father-in-law? answer; It's like having no father-in-law at all!

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

  18. A: That I won't work with new talent.

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

  20. A: How do you imagine the result of what I will complete for you?

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

  22. A: Pay a little more to hire a pro. There's nothing more expensive than hiring an amatuer.

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

  24. A: Guitar, Sennheiser mkh416 microphone, Avalon Mic Pre, Pro Tools, PSP Vintage Warmer comp/limiter

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

  26. A: I started out as singer and songwriter for the rock band 'Death Valley Jupiter' (1989-199) and began my sound career as a result of recording my own music. In the 1990's I began working with lots of high profile national artists as sound mixer/engineer. (Artists like 'The Beach Boys', 'Wilson Phillips', 'Randy Crawford', 'Hiroshima' more)

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: Hip, classic and classy.

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

  30. A: I have already achieved my goal to record with my pop star wife, Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips. You can hear the results on my Sound Cloud page.

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

  32. A: Never underestimate the value of proper microphone placement/technique when capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. Why fix it in the mix if you don't have to?

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

  34. A: Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, EDM, House, World Music. I am comfortable in any genre!

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

  36. A: My mixes are dynamic. I never over-compress my work and I'm very detail oriented. The smallest things mean as much as the biggest to me.

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

  38. A: Organizing, Planning and Executing the plan quickly.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have two independent studios in one. I use Pro Tools for music mixing and recording and I also use Adobe Audition CC for my film and tv clients.

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

  42. A: Rick Rubin is my favorite producer because of his ability to cross genres effortlessly.

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

  44. A: Mixing, Editing, Design and Mastering. I have Produced and Recorded pop star talent for decades and also provide Design and Editing for Independent Film and TV commercials.

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