Danny Pena

Session Accordionist

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I will record a real accordion for your projects with the utmost quality and love :-)

I've been playing accordion for about 9 years, I know how to read music and have professionally recorded projects ranging from the genres of Jazz, Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Classical, Norteño, Mariachi, Balkan, and many others. Feel free to ask any questions. You can also look for me on Fiverr: @redmanrap. :-)

Portfolio Website: www.dannypb.com

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12 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Rich O.
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    Once again Danny did an awesome job. I sent him a track that again wouldn't traditionally call for accordion but, he thought "outside the box "and interpreted perfectly. Danny is a joy to work with. Great player, good ears and very accommodating.

  2. Review by Rich O.
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    I gave Danny a song that wouldn't traditionally feature an accordion. I heard it in my head though. Danny made it happen and it exceeded expectations.
    He does great work. He is very responsive and provides quality tracks. I highly recommend him. You can't go wrong...Rich O

  3. Review by Jukka W.
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    Danny was great to work with and very responsive. He even sent me a short sample of what he would do before deciding. He played beautifully and came up with a part that fit perfectly in my song. I would definitely work with Danny again.

  4. Review by Daniel Solis - DS Productions
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    Love working with Danny!! He follows music suggestions plus adds his own style, which is amazing!!! And he has great turn-around time too! He is, for sure, my go-to Accordionist since I started on SoundBetter!!! Always an honor to have him on my music!!!

  5. Review by Joel N.
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    Third time I've worked with Danny. The whole package as a musician, technically wise, emotionally prudent, knows how to interpret as no one else. Five stars!

  6. Review by Henrik M.
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    Danny is skilled and professional. Good communication and good work. My best recommendations. Henrik Amdi Madsen, Denmark

  7. Review by Jorge L.
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    Excellent work. Quick turnaround.

  8. Review by Pavlos V.
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    I am very pleased with Danny and his accordion work , and I shall invite him again !

  9. Review by Daniel Solis - DS Productions
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    Been a great provider, fast and precise!! Great to work with in any project!

  10. Review by Eugene
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    Perfect execution and very fast also

  11. Review by Daniel Solis - DS Productions
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    Danny is precise and provides clean and very tasteful accordion!!! I will definitely be using him in the future!!

  12. Review by Wil Van Winkle
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    Provided multiple takes to chose from, quick turn around, & great quality. Will use again!

Interview with Danny Pena

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

  2. A: I'm proud of most of my projects, but the one that made me say "wow" is working with Damian Sanchez on a piece for the video game Temtem, it was the first video game I worked on and the one that stuck to me the most with the NDAs and all.

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

  4. A: Right now right now, nothing. Started a twitch channel though! twitch.tv/dannypena

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

  6. A: I don't know anyone on here :-(

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both, who cares what you use? Analog or digital are just tools, the line of 'quality' between them is getting more blurry each year too!

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

  10. A: I get to stay home :-) kinda lonely though.

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

  12. A: For my portfolio, I just redirect them to my website, although I really have to add more portfolio there as well!

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

  14. A: That I'm only an accordion player, I'm also a very experienced regional Mexican producer!

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

  16. A: BPM, Samplerate, Bitrate, accordion register, references, if any of these apply!

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

  18. A: Chromatic accordion, diatonic accordion, guitar, Bajo Quinto, and cellphone to record on.

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

  20. A: I've been playing accordion for a while now.. like almost 10 years, I don't remember really... I studied music technology.... and I record accordion for a LOT of people. Lately, I've been trying to get into social media a little more, but I definitely am a late adapter.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Adaptable (⌐■_■)

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

  24. A: I think any artist that has a good work ethic is someone I'd like to work with :-)

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

  26. A: Don't over-compress!

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

  28. A: Lately, a lot of bosa nova, but anywhere from norteño to video game scoring!

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

  30. A: Some squeezeebox flavor!

  31. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  32. A: Some Owens corning on the home studio, stereo condensers, B&W802 speakers, computer with ProTools, Ableton, and Samplitude.

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

  34. A: Clasical musicians inspire me to learn more, but popular musicians inspire me to enjoy more :-)

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

  36. A: Record accordion for a base track! Easily the most common.

  37. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  38. A: I feel like a technology-driven audio engineer, so I think adapting is a strong skill :-)?

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

  40. A: I'll keep recording until you're happy.

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

  42. A: Listen to the client, listen to the track (if there's one), and go from there.

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

  44. A: Be open, great communication is the key to a beautiful project.

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I usually allow as many revisions as a client needs to be happy with his project, and turn-around times really depend on how busy I am with current projects. :-)

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