Dan Konopka

Mixer, Drummer, Producer

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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.

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67 Reviews - 14 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jordan Perry
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    Dan did a fantastic job! I had a pretty clear vision of what I was looking for and Dan was able to capture it perfectly. He nailed the feel and key elements of the track while putting a bit of his own style on it. Super happy overall.

  2. Review by Gabby M.
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    Another awesome job done with Dan! He took the time out even though he was busy with other projects and finished this in a very timely matter, as well as made it sound amazing. I look forward to working with him again!

  3. Review by Graziano I.
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    It's great when you work with Dan. Everything sounds right in place..

  4. Review by Jesse R.
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    An experienced pro, got my tracks sounding great and was a breeze to work with. Will definitely carry on working with Dan in the future :)

  5. Review by Paul B.
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    Once again Dan is the upmost professional to work with and mix is amazing. Looking forward to the next one!

  6. Review by Ashley L.
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    Dan was great to work with. He has a very friendly attitude and provided me with a nice mix that was very well balanced. I highly recommend working with him.

  7. Review by Kabeer K.
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    Super experience working with Dan! He really brought life to the track with his incredible drumming abilities. Hope to work with him in the future again soon.

  8. Review by Curtis Halle
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    Dan SLAYED drums on my track! He literally read my mind and somehow put down exactly what I wanted. My only issue is now I have 2 perfect drum takes that I have to choose from. damn you Dan!
    great communication, chill guy, amazing musician. Will be back for sure, thanks man!

  9. Review by Le G.
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    A very smooth and professional work, Dan is very talented ! Let's do one more !

  10. Review by TJ F.
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    Dan is a master drum programmer and the ultimate professional. He's wicked fast and cares about the art. Hoping this marks the first of many projects together.

  11. Review by Le G.
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    Dan's work is brilliant and it's a real pleasure to work with him. Very efficient, precise and nice feeling. He is also incredibly fast ! Can't wait to work on other projects.

  12. Review by Curtis W.
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    Dan, is super responsive and great with details. He added production and tweaked out my song from where I originally didn't care for the song to now I love it! Highly recommend!

  13. Review by Annika S.
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    I have worked with Dan now on numerous occasions, and i can honestly say, that it has been the best working relationship i have had with anyone on here. Dan is hands-on, honest, talented and understanding, in a way that guarantees a succesful project. Thank you, again, so very much! I will definitely work with Dan again, and i can whole heartedly recommend him to anyone else seeking a fantastic producer, mixer or whatever!

  14. Review by eddie J.
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    Very responsive | fast | easy to work with | made an important and critical difference to the song he mixed for me | technically adept at using Ableton | strong creative, musical and collaborative skills | highly recommended!

  15. Review by Alex P.
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    I really can't say enough good things about Dan. He did an incredible job! He was really patient and willing to work with me, had his own great ideas and additions to the song, and really helped my vision for it come alive. I've never felt more confident about a song I've written in my entire life. I'd be lucky to work with him again. Plus, he's just a nice chill guy.

  16. Review by Dave W.
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    Dan was a perfect choice for our project, we couldn’t be more pleased. Communication was fast, simple and he completely understood our creative point of view. We are looking forward to working with him again. Highly recommended.

  17. Review by Gabby M.
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    As always an awesome job done by Dan, I can't wait to work with him again!

  18. Review by Oliver S.
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    Dan is super responsive and added a lot of really great, subtle things to my track that I wouldn't have even thought of adding. 10/10 would hire again.

  19. Review by Silas A.
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    Dan is very forward and he gets the job done to the highest level. I selected Dan because he is very communicative, open, and patient with me when other collaborators were pushy and aloof. He contacted me and saw the potential in my song when I was burned out on it after everyone telling me it has potential (a few notable engineers). I'm super happy with the result and his work through it. When I have more money, I will likely work with him again.

  20. Review by Brett Pittman
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    A truly awesome experience. Dan was incredibly patient with revisions and made an extremely personal song sound spectacular. Coming back very soon!

  21. Review by Gabby M.
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    Once again an awesome job done by Dan! Adds just what the song needs to bring it to life. Can't wait to work with him again.

  22. Review by David
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    Mastering came out great! Took one try with this!

  23. Review by Stefan R.
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    Delighted at the ease in which Dan was able to grasp my creative vision, I was also impressed by how quickly he would return to me with mixes. Highly communicative and attentive, Dan helped me better understand the sonic dynamics of my work across both the mixing and mastering processes, addressing grey areas and appeasing a very meticulous artist!

  24. Review by koko
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    Dan is excellent to work with!
    he really creative and nice.

  25. Review by Andrew M.
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    Dan gracefully handled what I know was a tricky track to mix. It's one thing to mix something to be technically correct, but Dan has an ability to go beyond that and breath life into a song. He really made this track glow and feel alive.

  26. Review by Henry Harrell
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    Gifted producer, amazing work on the last song we worked on. Dan always puts in 110% and it shows in the details. It would be stupid to work with anyone other than Dan.

  27. 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!

  28. 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

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

  30. 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!

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

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

  34. 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!

  35. 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!

  36. 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!

  37. 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.

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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!

  43. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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!

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

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

  48. 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

  49. 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!

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

  51. 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.

  52. 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!

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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

  56. 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.

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

  58. 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!

  59. 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!!!!

  60. 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.

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

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

  63. Review by Silas A.
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    Dan found me on a song I posted that needed work, it is so much better now. It was a full turn around job that lasted for a few weeks. I decided to select Dan because other people were a little difficult and harder to talk to. He's been incredibly patient. Dan hands back high level work that not only makes your song better, but brings it to a new level. He's always open to new input and extremely communicative. It's been a huge pleasure and easy process working with Dan. I'm comparing this to other fellow producers I have failed to complete songs with due to the inability of mutual respect.

  64. 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.

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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.

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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.

  67. 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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