Dan Konopka

Drummer, Mixer, Producer

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40 Reviews (36 Verified)
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I'm a principle member, drummer, producer and remixer for Grammy Award winning group OK Go. I put my heart and soul into every music project I do. Whether it's drums, mixing, remixes or full on production, we can take your music to the next level. Please don't hesitate to reach out and start a conversation about your music.

I can help you with drums, producing, mixing, remixing, sound design and music video ideas..

BIO: Dan Konopka has been playing drums for over 30 years, having developed a passion for music and art as early back as kindergarten.

He went on to become a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band, OK Go and has played drums with them for the last 20 years. OK Go began recording and touring in 1998, and they haven’t stopped yet. The band was signed to Capitol Records in 2001, and won the Grammy Award for Best Music Video by 2006. Nominated for two more Grammy Awards since, OK Go continue to receive a multitude of other honors and awards from two MTV Music Video Awards to two YouTube Music Video awards and, notably, the Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award.

In 2009, Dan decided to branch out from the band to also become a more involved writer and collaborator.
He graduated Icon Collective in 2011, focusing on music production and mixing.
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Since that time, he has released numerous full album productions, as well as dozens of mixes and remixes for various artists from around the world.

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.

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40 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Gabby M.
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    So glad to have worked with Dan again! Very talented and an amazing collaborator! Will work with again!

  2. Review by Marcus J.
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    Dan didn't just make the song come alive, he made brilliant additions to it that helped it become what it is. The combination of Dan's passion for his work and his ear makes him easily the best producer I've ever worked with

  3. Review by Casey F.
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    Dan was great again! Highly recommend working with him for any part of your process.

  4. Review by Cat
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    Dan nailed it! He turned my simple song into something spectacular. Very talented, professional and friendly. Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Paul B.
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    Dan is very professional and easy to work with I am very satisfied with my mix and will be working with him again.

  6. Review by David
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    Dan is a really cool guy! Very friendly, talented and will diligently work with you to get the mix right. Even though I use Protools and he uses Ableton, we were able to figure things out and get the mix sounding awesome!

  7. Review by Agasthya S.
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    Dan was awesome, as usual - made the track shine. Love working with this guy!

  8. Review by Gabby M.
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    Super easy to work with, very down to Earth! He makes the piece sound professional and adds the perfect cherries on top to take it to the next level. Will be working again!

  9. Review by Casey F.
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    Words can't express how great my experience was with Dan. He's incredibly efficient, patient and professional. I've worked with some mixing engineers and producers in the past and he's by far the most talented in terms of mixing in his style while keeping the sound I was going for. He made my drums sound incredible and I'm a drummer so that compliment carries more weight. I hope to work with Dan on my future tracks. Rock on Dan!

  10. Review by YongHyun, K.
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    Dan, he became a facilitator of my musical growth.
    It's always smart, and his meticulous mix is irrevocable.
    Thank You SSooooo much my friend!

  11. Review by Lazaro F.
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    Dan is a master of his trade. Aside from the fact that he's an accomplished musician, he has a great ear for the music and is patient about getting the sound just right. He was very easy to work with and a gentleman throughout. I am seriously looking forward to working with him again, which we will be doing soon.

  12. Review by Will A.
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    Dan's a pro. Super talented and was able to bring out clarity and dynamics from my track to take it to the next level. Really easy to work with and an awesome guy all around!

  13. Review by Ryan D.
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    Dan was exceptional - made the idea in my head come to life. Can't recommend highly enough.

  14. Review by Agasthya S.
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    Dan was absolutely amazing. He made every track on the album sound incredible. He's super enthusiastic, has a great ear (obviously) and really understood what I was going for. SO excited about this project and pumped to work with him again in the future.

  15. Review by Joseph M.
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    Dan nails it once again!! My go to drummer!

  16. Review by warren d.
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    Dan is a consummate professional. Always keeping you in the loop and always on top of everything. More importantly his playing is awesome and I would def use him on future projects. Thanks Dan!

  17. Review by Joseph M.
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    Dan does an amazing job finding the groove for your song. will definitely have him play plenty more tracks for me

  18. Review by Corey S.
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    Super friendly and nailed exactly what we were going for. After a trial run with one track, we will be having him mix the rest of the project. Very excited to continue working with him and definitely would recommend.

  19. Review by Agasthya S.
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    Dan was awesome to work with. He's quick to reply, passionate about his craft and definitely brought my track to the next level. I'm super excited to work on the rest of my album with him!

  20. Review by Jay Johnson
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    Awesome ear and very efficient!

  21. Review by Henry Harrell
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    Dan is fantastic, great guy awesome producer, looking forward to working with him on more projects.

  22. Review by Alex V.
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    Dan is absolutely incredible. I went into this site a little skeptical, but he made everything I wanted and more in a remix of an original song. He's so nice, flexible, and he can make your song sound just the way you want it to. I can't recommend Dan enough, and I highly encourage anyone who sees this to work with Dan right away <3

  23. Review by Stefan R.
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    Flexible, prompt and accurate with a tactful approach to mixing.

    Excellent in communicating with me across both long detailed requests and short messages with minor tweaks, Dan was a pleasure to work with. Patient and flexible, Dan was willing to make wholesale revisions in certain cases, accomodating new ideas. He was happy to work with an entirely new vocal melody on my song after I decided it ought to take on a new feel.

    Highly recommended!

  24. Review by Annika S.
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    I’ve worked with Dan on another project, and he exceeded with his brilliance again!

  25. Review by YongHyun, K.
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    Dan. he makes a creative differences. I'm just amazed.
    he has great understanding about my sound, he even find what I didn't know what to do. The conversation went really well.
    especially balance is so natural and accurate.
    and he worked with affection as if he were his own song.
    I have 10 years of experience and I never met engineers like Dan.
    I will Definitely work with him again.
    Really appreciate your help.

  26. Review by Annika S.
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    I am incredibly happy to get the chance to work with Dan, who provided proffesional critiques, a very comfortable working environment and astonishing results! Can’t wait to work with him again! Thank you so much!

  27. Review by Stephen W.
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    If I could give six stars I would. As a musician Dan really heard the heart of my song and as a producer and mixer helped me take it to another level. Absolutely professional but still a blast to work with, he’s super hands on, up for trying anything and responsive to exactly how I heard things in my head. Truly a collaborative experience and a guy whose talents I cannot recommend highly enough.

  28. Review by James B.
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    Dan really understood what my track required. The parts he added were exactly what I was imagining. Great communication as well. Would definitely recommend him.

  29. Review by Dan C.
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    The production skills of Dan are awesome. he really bought to life some pretty average stems, and even added subtle production noises, to really bring to life my otherwise average mix. The song sounds ten times as good already and were not even finished!
    Dans very easy to work with and really listened to my needs

  30. Review by Jeff D.
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    Dan is very attentive to every detail you need. Very responsive and definitely is able to point you in the right direction for where you want to go with your track. Would highly recommend.

  31. Review by Sami H.
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    Professional, high quality tracks and friendly service!

  32. Review by David Green
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    Dan is awesome to work with! He's a talented and well-rounded musician who can take your song to a level you didn't even expect it to. Can't wait to keep working with him on future tracks!

  33. Review by Travoris B.
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    He’s very talented and dependable. If you need a job done Dan’s the man with the plan. ToiletDreamzzz!!!!

  34. Review by Larry W.
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    This guy took some wave files that were not exactly perfect for mixing and made them sound awesome. Would highly recommend.

  35. Review by Jonathan C.
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    Excellent drum programming and EDM mixing. Great to work with.

  36. Review by Jonathan C.
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    Fantastic live drum tracks. Easy to work with.

  37. Review by Mariami
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    Dan is the man! He's a great mixer and has a wealth of knowledge on vocal mixing and is open to trying new techniques. It's clear he's willing to go any length to achieve the best sound while being open minded and attentive to detail.

  38. Review by Saki
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    It was great working with Dan! He has a good ear and was not afraid to throw in some suggestions and ideas. Does a good job at applying feedback and giving you a polished product. I will work with him in the future for sure.

  39. Review by Saki
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    It was great working with Dan! He has a good ear and was not afraid to throw in some suggestions and ideas. Does a good job at applying feedback and giving you a polished product. I will work with him in the future for sure.

  40. Review by Andrew S.
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    Dan is a class act with true experience in every facet of the industry, he brought a huge amount of creativity and care to my music. Highly recommend to anybody looking to take their music to another dimension. Thanks Dan!

Interview with Dan Konopka

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

  2. A: Live drum recording. Producing, mixing and remixing.

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