Hello ! I can provide vocal tuning, mixing, mastering, and production for all styles. I also make beats and play guitar, bass, and acoustic guitar/ukelele. My original productions have generated many sync licenses in film and t.v., and an abundance of streaming. Whatever production you need, let me know and let's make it perfect for you :)
We produce unique covers and our own style of original alternative pop.
$20 per track Soundbetter special for tuning, comping, editing and alignment for each individual vocal track.
Also, 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, rock and EDM. Let's talk soon ! --Joe
I can provide:
Vocal production, tuning, editing and mixing.
Electric guitar, Acoustic/Nylon string guitar, electric bass guitar, ukelele- contact for pricing.
Podcast post production, editing and mixing-contact for pricing.
Most recently : Amazon Prime/Original show "Fairfax".
Netflix, HBO,SHOWTIME, VICELAND,CBS, NBC, A&E, Lionsgate Films, MTV,
Chronic 2011: A Millennium Tribute To the Songs of Dr. Dre
As The Trailz:
Netflix "The Sleepover"
Songcraft (2019 Label Release), Disney, Warner Chappell Production Music
MTV's "Siesta Key".
Featured Producer: ASCAP Expo 2014, 2015
HMMA Nominee (Independent Category) 2015
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
- Ray Donovan (Showtime)
- Huang's World (Viceland)
- Girl's(HBO DVD Release)
- FML: A Social Media Adventure(Film/iTunes)
- States Of Undress (Viceland)
- Madame Secretary(CBS)
- Manhunters:Fugitive Task Force(A&E)
- Grown(Verizon Network)
- Public Disturbance(Lionsgate Films)
- Chronic 2011: A Millennium Tribute To the Songs of Dr. Dre
- Showtime Networks
- Reason TDE (Vocal Tracking)
- AMAZON PRIME
- The Sleepover (Soundtrack)
- Ray Donavan (Soundtrack)
63 Reviews - 9 Repeat ClientsEndorse Joe Dancsak
Fantastic work as always. Goes above and beyond.
Joe is fantastic!! He has a lot of great ideas and really works with you to make sure its an exceptional track. Thank you so much!
Super friendly and professional -- I had a job that needed to be done in 24 hours with some pretty demanding needs, but Joe handled it excellently! Super pleased with the finished product, would utilise his services again :)
Joe is absolutely fantastic! He does amazing work and really works with you to make sure its the best possible. Thanks Joe!!
Very patient and willing to deliver exactly what you want. Great working with him!
Joe did an excellent job on my vocals. I will definitely use his services again for future projects!
As always, Joe is professional, patient, trustable and with a very good ear and understanding of the client's requests
Great work and high-quality product! Would definitely recommend
High quality work as always! Would definitely reccomend
Great high quality work as always. High attention to detail and always willing to work with suggestions.
Always a joy to work with.
Great working with him!
Great to work with!
Joe was a pleasure to work with, he's super fast and does very high quality work. Would recommend :)
A pleasure to work with!
A plus, I love his work
Joe was fantastic to work with, was quick to respond and quick on each pass he made! would highly recommend and I would definitely work with Joe again!
Fantastic work and a high quality result, comms were great and worked with me to get the exact sound I was after.
He’s a pleasure to work with!
Interview with Joe Dancsak
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I've recently had my music featured on the Netflix movie "The Sleepover" and in the Amazon animated series "Fairfax" :) Also I landed 8 tracks with Warner Chappell production music through the Soundcraft label from the U.K.. They pitch to high end blockbuster type films and I can't wait to see where those songs land.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: In pop it's Dua Lipa because her voice is really special and the level of production her and her team release to the market is outstanding, and Lana Del Rey because I love covers and her Sublime cover is amazing. In hip hop, all things TDE, Action Bronson (Alchemist beats are divine), Eminem (of course) and everything RZA.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: For vocal tuning I use the full version of Melodyne Studio and sometimes Metatune from Slate and Antares Autotune. I use Macs with a UAD interface and a ton of plugins for analog emulation and sound manipulation including Protools 2021 , Logic Pro X, Universal Audio SSL4000E Channel Strip collection, SSL Complete Plug-Ins from SSL, Neve, Empircal Labs EL 8 Distressor, Eventide Harmonizer, Pultech, Tubetech, Ampex Oxide Tape, Teletronix, and much more.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
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.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
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.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
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.
Q: What's your typical work process?
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.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
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.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
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.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
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.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
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!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
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.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
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.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
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.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take 5 of my guitars, because I can make music on them without electricity !
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
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.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: The best of the new combined with some classic sounds to provide warmth.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've done everything from pop and rock, to hip hop and EDM.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My sense of pitch and timing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
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.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
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.