Joe Dancsak

Vocal Production, Vocal Tuning

10 Reviews
Joe Dancsak on SoundBetter

Hello ! Thanks for stopping by my profile, please don't hesitate to reach out as I'm excited to meet artists here on Soundbetter and get to work. I've got a long history in production and artist development, and during that time I've had the pleasure of working on a lot of artist's vocals.

Please let me know what you need, and include rough or reference mixes for me to hear so I can better determine how to treat your vocals, or mix your track. I specialize in electronic pop, hip hop and EDM styles, but I come from a rock background so if you need that edge in your music let me know. Let's talk soon ! --Joe

I can provide:
Vocal production, tuning,editing and mixing.
Podcast post production, editing and mixing.
Guitar, bass and keys.
Full mixes.

Run a Google search on me as Dancsak Music, JDVisionquest3000, or Joe Dancsak to connect with me via social and to read more about me.

As JDVisionquest3000:
Chronic 2011: A Millennium Tribute To the Songs of Dr. Dre

As The Trailz:
Koch Records.

As Dancsak:
Songcraft (2019 Label Release), Disney, Sony/BMG Production Music
Featured Producer: ASCAP Expo 2014, 2015
HMMA Nominee (Independent Category) 2015

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10 Reviews

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  1. Review by Steve Glasford
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    Working with Joe was an awesome experience! He's professional, has great communication, and he's incredibly kind. I would highly recommend working with him if given the opportunity!

  2. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Another great project with Joe! Flawless communication through and through. Can't wait for the next one!

  3. Review by Brandon Chase
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    Joe was awesome to work with! Very professional, kind, and easy to work with. Hope we can do it again soon!

  4. Review by Michael
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    2nd song I did for Joe! Had a blast working on it. Easy and fun job. Can't wait to work again.

  5. Review by Michael
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    Loved working with Joe. Really talented producer and songwriter. Great communicator. Would definitely recommend!

  6. Review by Ariel Petrie

    I worked with Joe on a couple projects. He was professional and easy to work with. His songs were fun to work on too, which is an added bonus! Hope to work with him again in the future and would recommend working with him to anyone who gets the opportunity.

  7. Review by Mickey

    Joe is so fun to work with! Incredible producer! Highly recommended!

  8. Review by Brandon Chase

    I've worked on 3 projects with Joe and they all went flawlessly. His songs and production is always killer and he's great at communicating.

  9. Review by Michael

    Joe is super professional, easy, and fun to work with! Would highly recommend him for your project.

  10. Review by Michael

    Joe is super professional, easy, and fun to work with! Would highly recommend him for your project.

Interview with Joe Dancsak

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

  2. A: Just know that I've been in your shoes, I've been an artist and a performer trying to get the sound in my head into the song I wrote. I know how important it is to you and I want to get you there. I've also been here on Soundbetter as client, and I know the level of communication you are expecting. My advice would be to expect the provider to care as much about the project as you do.

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

  4. A: Great singers inspire me the most because they're the ones that make a song come alive. The vocal is the most important part of a song, especially in pop music. In my experience just about all pop vocals are treated in some manner with tuning and production to raise the level of the song to something that is an unforgettable experience for the fan or follower.

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

  6. A: Recently I landed 8 tracks with a new label launching in 2019 out of the U.K. that is distributed through Sony/BMG Production Music. They pitch to high end blockbuster type films and I can't wait to see where those songs land.

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

  8. A: I'm working on some pop and hip hop projects, including a cover song that is coming out in March. I'm also starting to do label pitches on some of the pop songs I'm producing.

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

  10. A: I have hired Mickey Shiloh, Brandon Chase, Steven Glasford, and Michael here on Soundbetter to sing songs I've produced and pitched to film and t.v. Every one of them is currently on one or more songs that's being pitched to media because the songs got signed to publishers and licensing companies. They have each been outstanding, and the results have shown. One of the songs is already licensed to a Disney film coming out this year, and 8 of them are picked up by a label under Sony/BMG production music. I'm blown away by the professionalism I've found with them and my hope is to match that professionalism as I become a provider here.

  11. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  12. A: Both have advantages, and these days the software available to emulate analog let's you easily find the balance between the two to make the sound as modern or classic as you want. We're very lucky to be able to produce in this era!

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

  14. A: We'll work together to get what you want, I'll communicate with you throughout the process, and we'll keep going until we've nailed it.

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

  16. A: I'm a creative person, so the fact that it's a part of the arts is very rewarding. Also, with music production you get to add in the elements of engineering and science, which is good for a wanna be scientist like myself.

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

  18. A: The most common question I have had is "How do I get my song into a t.v. show? " Have really great vocal delivery on the song is the short answer. The rest is a really long answer, and if you google search me you can find an article I wrote about it on vocal media's website. There are a lot of factors, but the best thing to have is a great song with great vocals, the right arrangement and a killer mix.

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

  20. A: I love my work, but the biggest misconception is that it's glamorous when it's actually a lot of hours in a studio, by yourself. I think the public sometimes thinks that the life of a world traveling DJ is what a guy like me does, but it's very different.

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

  22. A: What's your deadline? Can you send me a reference mix, or a mix you like to compare to? For vocal tuning, how transparent do you want it to sound? I can tune really hard for a more robotic sound or really clear so you won't hear the tuning.

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

  24. A: I would take 5 of my guitars, because I can make music on them without electricity !

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

  26. A: I started as a performer and artist, then I became a studio assistant as part of a program to learn engineering after I decided to stop playing out and really chase my dream of being a producer. Then I ran a few of my own studios and indie labels, which got me into music licensing. I've been at this since I was kid, when I started playing the saxophone at 8 years old, and then the guitar soon after.

  27. Q: How would you describe your style?

  28. A: The best of the new combined with some classic sounds to provide warmth.

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

  30. A: Dua Lipa because her voice is really special and the level of production her and her team release to the market is outstanding.

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

  32. A: Reference your mixes with other songs that are on the charts and be honest with yourself. If you are grooving to your own mix after listening to it for hours upon hours, you're probably nailing it.

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

  34. A: I've done everything from pop and rock, to hip hop and EDM.

  35. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  36. A: My sense of pitch and timing.

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

  38. A: I think I've got pretty great ears and a knowledge of music theory and pop arrangements that can help an artist achieve what they want out of their song.

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

  40. A: The work process varies from project to project, but whether it's an artist or music licensing company that I am trying to please the mode of operation is the same: don't stop until the goal is reached and everyone is happy.

  41. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  42. A: For vocal tuning I use the full version of Melodyne Studio and sometimes Autotune. I use Macs with a UAD interface and a ton of plugins for analog emulation and sound manipulation including Protools 10 & 11, Logic Pro X, Universal Audio SSL4000E Channel Strip collection, Neve,Empircal Labs EL 8 Distressor, Eventide Harmonizer, Pultech, Tubetech, Ampex Oxide Tape, Teletronix, and much more. I also own an old school Control 24 desk with a Digi 002 that I find is a great combination for Neve emulation. I have found that bouncing back and forth between systems results in a nice balance between an in the box sound and an out of the box sound, although technically I am completely in the box since the 24 is digital.

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

  44. A: I've done a variety of work in the past, mostly because I've worked in music in many different ways. I've engineered projects, done vocal production and artist development, written and produced songs from demo all the way to finished master, and licensed a lot of music to film, t.v. and web series. I've also been an artist and performer so I know what it's like from both sides of the glass.

Deep Crush by Dancsak.

I was the Producer, co-writer, vocal tuning and production, mixing and mastering in this production

Terms Of Service

For vocal tuning, I will typically do 2 sets of free revisions if the project needs it. The goal is to get it right, so we'll go up to a 3rd revision if necessary, free of charge.

GenresSounds Like
  • Calvin Harris
  • Skrillex
  • Diplo
Gear Highlights
  • Protools 10 & 11
  • Logic Pro X
  • Universal Audio
  • SSL4000E Channel Strip collection
  • Neve
  • Melodyne Studio
  • Autotune
  • Empircal Labs EL 8 Distressor
  • Eventide Harmonizer
  • Pultech
  • Tubetech
  • Ampex
  • Oxide Tape
  • Teletronix
  • and much more.
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Introductory rate of $20 per track for vocal tuning, limited time !!