Dr.Ford

Record Producer & Mixer

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10x Award Winning Producer & Mixer. 3x #1 on iTunes, 2018 Billboard Radio Top 20. Specializing in Country & Non-EDM Pop If you are looking to hire a top level professional Producer or Mixer so that your music can compete on a global scale, look no further.

Located in Studio-C of the world-famous Sound Kitchen in Franklin TN, I am here to take your song ideas and turn them into something you can be proud of. My goal is to make music for my artists, that they can use to be globally competitive, and also take the next steps in their careers. When you hire me, you draw on 20 years of Producing and Mixing experience, you get access to some of the best musicians in the world through my network of session players, you get a world-class mixing suite, and you get high-end analog audio hardware paired with cutting edge software.

I specialize in Producing Country & Pop-Country, Non-EDM Pop & Orchestral Pop, and all Rock Band styles.
I MIX in all genres.

I play Piano / Keys, Bass Guitar, and Drums. I don't play Electric Guitar, and I will hire a session musician for that or any other special instrument you may ask for.

Pricing is on the higher end, but flexible. Let's chat before I give you a real price, I'd like to hear the music and get to know you first!!

HOW IT WORKS:
First we talk about your project, then I'll update your job description and pricing.
The first 50% is due to schedule, and it is how I sub-contract studio musicians & book studio time to work on your project.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Credits

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92 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Christopher V.
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    Professional sound, great musicianship, excellent communication. Will not hesitate to work with him again. Thank you, Doc!

  2. Review by Nic M.
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    Dr. Ford is the absolute man. He truly cares about “your” vision for the song, down to every detail. Before he even gave me a price, he asked exactly what I was going for and how I wanted it to sound (using references, etc). But, he also will give his professional opinion/artistry when you are unsure, and his opinion/artistry is second to none. When all was said and done, my song was everything that I envisioned writing it in my head, and more. Ridiculously talented too. 10/10 recommend Dr. Ford

  3. Review by Michael K.
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    AWESOME!! Dr. Ford is the best! This album is a dream come true, and Dr. Ford brought it to life.

  4. Review by Michael K.
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    Another fantastic job by Dr. Ford! He's great to work with and brings it. Couldn't be happier with the results.

  5. Review by Gregg B.
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    It was a pleasure working with Dr. Ford. He’s very professional, knowledgeable and explains the process well. I would work with Dr. Ford again and I would be happy to recommend him.

  6. Review by Christian
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    Dr.Ford is a very kind and friendly person his work is worth the price, I’ve never had someone so helpful before would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a good and helpful producer

  7. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Amazing work producing this and all of my songs for this album. Dr. Ford brings my vision to life for each of my songs. The whole process is fantastic.

  8. Review by robert m.
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    Another great job by Dr. Ford. He makes your songs come to life. Thanks buddy.

  9. Review by robert m.
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    Another gyreT experience with “the doctor “. Loved the final product

  10. Review by robert m.
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    Great as usual. Always amazed at his talent. Fun to work with and just darn good.

  11. Review by Brian S.
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    Always an awesome experience working with Dan. Very proud of these records we've created together. Not long before we have the full album ready to go!!

  12. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Another GREAT job in bringing my music to life! Looking forward to more projects!!

  13. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    As usual such a pleasure to collaborate with Daniel, it is rock and sound so good. Thank you Daniel

  14. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Another fantastic production by Dr. Ford! I really coudn't ask for a better partner in producing my music. He gets my vision and helps bring it to life!

  15. Review by Rocky M.
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    Just completed my upcoming album and Dr.Ford was insanely instrumental (pardon the pun) with his fantastic production guidance and assistance through it all! He's worth his weight in gold! THANK YOU, DR.FORD FOR EVERYTHING!!!

  16. Review by Rocky M.
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    Working with Dr.Ford has been one the best experiences of my journey as a recording artist. He's responsive, timely, knowledgeable and has an amazing feel for how song production should go. He's AWESOME!

  17. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dr.Ford is so versatile! I've had the good fortune to work with him on a few different projects and he delivers EVERY TIME - regardless of the varieties of the music. He's simply the best!!!

  18. Review by robert m.
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    Very happy with this one. Dr. put in a lot of layers and made it very full. He is very good at his craft.

  19. Review by Hunter
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    Always creates great tracks! Fast and clear communication, thank you!!

  20. Review by robert m.
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    Great as usual. Makes our songs come to life. He the best Thank you

  21. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    As usual just great work from Daniel, sound rock, just sound superb. Alays such a pleasure, we are now at 7 Songs i believe and more to comes.
    Love woking like this.
    Thank you Daniel

  22. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dr.Ford continues to deliver 1,000% every time! The fact that I keep coming back to him speaks for itself. He's the best!

  23. Review by Hunter
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    Super talented producer and very professional - works hard, clear communication and sticks to timelines. Will be back for more!

  24. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Dr. Ford makes the whole process so easy. I can't wait for the next project, because he is so good at bringing my music to life!

  25. Review by Simon M.
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    Last song on the album, and every one is a surefire hit! The best of the best!

  26. Review by robert m.
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    Dan's the Man. Great as usual. Ready to do a couple more

  27. Review by robert m.
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    Great as always. Very talented. Will give your songs life.

  28. Review by Brian S.
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    Dan delivers again! We're creating our own sound and I owe so much of that to his creative instincts and superior production skills. More songs the way!

  29. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    As usual, it Rocks, thank you so Much Dr Ford, i love the result. A song that could not find it's way, you found it. Thank you

  30. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Dr. Ford keeps the magic coming! He knows just what my song needs and coordinates it all to be a great experience every time!

  31. Review by Simon M.
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    Dan is a superstar -- rescued this song for me and turned it into a nice slice of Americana!

  32. Review by robert m.
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    The DR. is the best. Always easy to work with and know his stuff. He is your guy.

  33. Review by Jason McGrath
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    Can't recommend Dr. FORD enough. Absolutly Pro! High quality results, great communication, willingness to make customer happy! Thanks again.

  34. Review by Brian S.
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    I'm running out of good things to say about Dan. He's a rising star of production and I'm glad to be along for the ride! Many more songs to come.....

  35. Review by Brian S.
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    Can't say enough great things about Dan. Great guy with talent that's off the charts. Super grateful to be making music with him. Many more to come!

  36. Review by robert m.
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    Dr. was awesome to work with. Great experience and really did a great job on the song. I was very happy with Dr. and will work with him again. Highly recommend.

  37. Review by Simon M.
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    The song ended up being haunting. Perfection! Great arrangement, great musicianship, great mix!

  38. Review by Simon M.
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    A country duet by a hard rock singer? Dan can do that! Another great job!

  39. Review by Simon M.
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    I really wasn't sure how this would turn out as I'd never written such a short song before -- thanks to Dr. Ford, the answer is -- it ROCKS!

  40. Review by Simon M.
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    Another great job by Dan on pulling together a great arrangement and great musicians to bring this song to life!

  41. Review by Simon M.
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    Dan is the man! Took my fairly basic vision and scratch vocal track for my first foray into country songs and turned it into a masterpiece. Dan will build out a bang-on chart and bring in an all-star cast of musicians to make it sound radio ready. Thank you! Let's keep this ball rolling!

  42. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    Again a fantasitc work done and this time we have passed from Rock to Classical so beautiful, thank you Daniel.

  43. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    As usual Dr Ford did it again a great job.
    So much pleasure to work with DR Ford

  44. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Super producer! Dr. Ford is awesome! I am having a lot of fun working with him on projects!

  45. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    Awesome working with Daniel, as always. Highly recommended.

  46. Review by Brian S.
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    DR knocks it out of the park yet again. No wonder he is currently number one on SoundBetter. So glad to be making music with Dan. Onto the next!

  47. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Dr. Ford has done it again. I came to him with my song and he saw exactly what my vision was. The musicians he brought to the studio to help bring this to fruition are incredible. I cannot be happier with the result! I am really looking forward to more collaborations with him.

  48. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    So much pleasure to work with Daniel, always manage to give exactly what I wanted! Looking forward to new songs in 2021, thank you Danie

  49. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    5th time working with Daniel & many more to come. Total professional. Delivers above and beyond. Together we've now hit #1 on 4 different charts in 3 different countries. You need to work with this guy!

  50. Review by Mike Kuster
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    Dr. Ford is fantastic! So easy to work with and very responsive to your needs as an artist. The whole process was made a breeze by his expertise.

  51. Review by Olivier Trinquand
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    Thank you to Daniel, absolutely great work done, i love the result, special + for the drum. Already working on a new song. Again thank thank you Daniel so much pleasure working with you.
    Olivier

  52. Review by Brian S.
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    I wish there were more than 5 stars. Dan absolutely killed this song. He pulled out all the stops and I am rocking out. Superior work as usual, wouldn't expect anything less from this man. Onto the next!

  53. Review by Luke Curtis
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    Dr. Ford did another great job! He will answer all your questions, and is willing to put the time in to make a outstanding track! It truly is who you know and build relationships with. Glade to have you on my team! you get what you pay for with Dr. ford production!

  54. Review by Dena
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    Daniel is the man. He was very patient with me! He understood and respected my requests but still offered professional suggestions! Super easy to work with! Highly recommend!

  55. Review by Brian S.
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    One of the many great things about working with Dan is his enthusiasm for the creative process and his ability to connect to the song and draw out the meaning through nuanced and well-mixed arrangements. He and his crew are all top talents. Looking forward to the next tune.

  56. Review by Jason McGrath
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    One satisfied customer! Dr. Ford gave my tracks the needed attention and treatment to contend w/ major labels! He was super patient with me adding a a track last minute. I am beyond thrilled at the way this song sounds: fat, full and competitive. I will certainly be using the Dr. again...absolute professional and on top of that is superb at addressing mix notes to making the song sound like it does in my head. He brings vision to life!!

  57. Review by Brian S.
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    As always, DR takes it above and beyond. This song was a beast and he did not disappoint. Lucky to be working with DR and looking forward to the next.

  58. Review by Brian S.
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    Always a pleasure working with DR. Pure talent on every level. Technical wizardry combined with a unique ability to capture the voice of the music and create a powerful, nuanced and radio-ready track. I am fortunate to be a client and looking forward to many more collaborations.

  59. Review by Jason F.
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    Soundbetter team you need to add 5 more stars for Dan. This project was both time-sensitive and personal. While I love to compose music singing is not my comfort zone. I sent Dan my roughs, he never made me feel less than a pro. He even face timed me for some of the sessions. Dan did everything he said and never cut corners or tried to sell more than I needed. He is the real deal on all fronts, production, performance, and person. I am honored to have had him to this record with me! 10 STARS!

  60. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan took my vision and added the perfect professional guidance to see it through to completion. I really appreciate his proactivity and level of communication throughout the entire process. I would recommend Dan Ford in a heartbeat!!!

  61. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan continues to have the magic touch! While his great work has set the bar real high, our 4th song working together may be the best one yet! He's the consummate pro and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him again!

  62. Review by Brian S.
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    Second collaboration with DR and he knocked it out of the park again. Rare talent, lucky to be working with him. Thrilled with the new track and excited for the next project.

  63. Review by Trenton M.
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    2nd time working with this guy and again above expectations. He worked with me as well as I worked with him. He doesn’t make you feel like a client, he makes you feel like you’re in the studio right next to him. If there is one little thing out of order , he will do whatever it takes to get it in order before the overall job is complete. Stand up guy and a great master of his profession. I recommend him 11/10!!

  64. Review by Brian S.
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    What can I say? Dr. is a beast of production. Razor sharp ear and a true professional. Took a few acoustic stems and transformed them into a powerful, radio-ready track. Looking forward to future collaborations.

  65. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    Always a pleasure working with Daniel. Absolute pro and he's been working tirelessly through extraordinary circumstances. The session musicians he hires are world class and he really understands what I want from the tracks. Highly recommended.

  66. Review by Jahfeeil
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    Dr. Made my lil joint sound like a Master piece
    Thanks Bro....

  67. Review by Warwick001
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    Dr. Ford was outstanding. He was very quick in responding. What I liked most is that he approached my song as his own and took the time to sip through the 50+ tracks I gave him and made sense of it all. In the end, he provided a mix that I dreamed of for this song. His experience really comes through his mix and he's got great ears so that definitely helps. He's my go to guy for mixing and I look forward to future projects for sure!

  68. Review by Trenton M.
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    Couldn’t say enough about the guy. He was helping me every step of the way. Going into depth into what I wanted to crest & what he could make reality. He helped me out a lot during the times we’re facing. A very caring guy who’s more than just “getting the job done”. He works quick & efficiently. Above & beyond experience & was beyond what I expected for my first time using SoundBetter. I recommend 11 times out of 10.

  69. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan nailed it again! Two for two! His attention to detail, strive for perfection, and willingness to listen to my input to deliver to me an outstanding package exceeded my expectations! Love working with this pro!

  70. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    Daniel is a true pro and an awesome guy to work with. Very attentive producer and top notch musician. He hires the best session musicians going. He's already produced two singles for me which went top 5 internationally on the country charts and I can't wait to record the rest of my EP with him and eventually my album. Highly recommended.

  71. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan was amazing! Perfect balance of lending his expertise while still listening to my thoughts and acknowledging my input. He followed thru with everything as promised and kept me updated every step of the way. Great, solid pro to work with!

  72. Review by Simone G.
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    I had requested something different from what I got so I wasn’t satisfied with that first result. Anyway, when I asked him to remedy that, he said he would revise the track on condition that I posted a 5-star review prior to hearing/getting the actual result. And this constant begging for a 5-star review was repeated in several more messages. Unfortunately, this sounded kinda shady and not very professional.

  73. Review by Luke Curtis
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    Dr. Ford is a true blue professional he will work with you every step of the way! I will be working with him more on future projects. He nailed the style and feel I was looking for in my music!

  74. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    Great working with Daniel again. We got to be in the studio together this time and he's a pleasure to work with. Once again, he's hired world class session musicians and delivered a fantastic product. Great communicator and insanely talented producer. Fully recommend.

  75. Review by Tommy Atkins
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    Can't recommend Dr enough. Very attentive and trustworthy producer and a pleasure to work with. The session musicians he hires are world class. Working with him on my first single and long distance from the UK. Highly recommended.

  76. Review by Rocky M.
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    I've had the good fortune of working with Dr.Ford for multiple projects and keep coming back to him! He's such a perfectionist and has an amazing feel for what needs to be done to make a song as great as can be! I would highly recommend him for projects!

  77. Review by Jeremy and the Good Vibes
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    Great collaboration on my first single release. He laid down drum tracks and keys to my production and handled mixing, mastering, vocal tuning. Very helpful advice on distribution, as well. I've already engaged him for the next project.

  78. Review by Joel Van Dijk
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    Dan is a gentleman and a scholar when it comes to mixing and producing! Highly recommended.

  79. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan is the Man! He's the epitome of professionalism. He's got such an amazing talent for taking an initial songwriter's idea and bringing it to the finish line with absolute perfection!

  80. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan continues to have the magic touch! While his great work has set the bar real high, our 4th song working together may be the best one yet! He's the consummate pro and I'm grateful to have had the opportunity to work with him again!

  81. Review by Rocky M.
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    Dan is such a wealth of great knowledge! He definitely took the time to learn about me and my specific goals. I would highly recommend him!

  82. Review by Mandy Brooke
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    I would recommend working with Dr. Ford anytime! He is a fantastic vocal producer, as well as an amazing mixing engineer. His mixes give me chills! What a PRO!

  83. Review by christian shane
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    So i had a few days with the Doc in his studio and it was an awesome experience. He has great ears and knows how to work the recoding gear like a BOSS! He is a great guy and makes your time with him comfortable. He will take your thin mixes and bring them to life!

  84. Review by Michael
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    Daniel Ford is a sensational mixer, producer, and person. He is an artist himself - passionate about his clients and every project he touches. As a drummer and keyboardist who has worked in almost every genre, he is comfortable in any studio situation and brings that broad base of knowledge and experience to all that he does.

  85. Review by Kikee Bah
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    I have had the opportunity to work with Daniel whilst recording my first album. I right away noticed that I was working with a pro whose intentions were truly to help me get the best of my vocals each and every time. I would recommend this fella in a heartbeat. If you're looking for someone with a great ear, look no further!!

  86. Review by Phillip Brandon
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    I got the opportunity to work with Dan on both of my solo projects. He is truly the absolute best to have spearheading the lab. His ear is ridiculous and he makes sure to get the best performance possible from each session. We currently have a Top 20 Billboard radio single out that Dan produced. I highly recommend him!

  87. Review by BoomFox Productions
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    Dan is an absolutely pleasure to work with. His ear is impeccable, his ability to connect with the artist's vision is spot on, and he gives excellent communication throughout the process!

  88. Review by Pamela A.
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    I am always equally honored and humbled to work with Dr. Ford on my music projects. His passion and quest for continued knowledge of all things music makes him one of the best in the business. Your dreams as an artist quickly becomes his dreams for you. It is always a pleasure working with him and watching the process of making music come to life.

  89. Review by Michael D. Keeney
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    What can I say about this gentleman? If you have talent, he’ll manifest your sound into something more amazing than you thought possible..and if you don’t, he’ll make you sound like you do lol. Dream it up and he’ll make it happen. It’s what he does.

  90. Review by John K.
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    I have worked with Dan on commercial and personal projects. He’s straight up amazing. He helped create a unique sound for me. Heck...He made a dream come true.

  91. Review by Natalie M.- Female Vocalist
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    Dr. Ford is one of the coolest people on the planet! He's also very talented and really knows his stuff when it comes to mixing and producing. We've worked together many times and he always delivers a perfect result.

  92. Review by Hannah Anders
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    I have worked with so many producers, and there is no one else I would trust at this point to be at the helm of the ship with me other then Dr. Ford. He is able to listen to exactly what you want to create and turn it into something musical, current, and unique to you. I have never referred an artist to him that has not come back raving about their time with him.

Interview with Dr.Ford

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

  2. A: My best mic, my best mic pre-amp, my computer (loaded with the best software), a keyboard and some killer headphones.

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

  4. A: Pop / Country / Rap / Rock / RnB / Bands / Americana / Jazz / Classical

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Helping Artist's realize their potential, and then creating a sound that is internationally competitive. Over the last twenty years I have developed a way to ask questions and set a target sound with my Artist, so that they can receive exactly what they asked for, but with a twist of what they need, and a sprinkle of my style blended in.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: I have a Tier-1 Studio setup. Most of my gear is "Dangerous Music" gear, but these easiest way to describe it is a Digital / Analog Hybrid "stem mastering" rig specialized to make competitive mixes. My gear is in a phenomenal sounding room, beautifully treated acoustically, and near perfect translation. I have the "mixing suite" of the Sound Kitchen Studio (Studio C) as my permanent lockout where I work every day.

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

  10. A: Right now, (January / February 2018) I have a song in the Billboard Radio Top 20 (Neilsen Soundscan) which I Produced and Mixed. The Artist is Phillip Brandon (Lion King / Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and his Mom is singing the backgrounds vocals. I love Phillip's rich Baritone timbre, he was a joy to work with, and it was really fun having his Mom come in to sing... she was an original "Ray-lette"!!!! (Ray Charles BGV's)

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

  12. A: I am currently working on an Adele / Sam Smith type EP for a female client, full of lyrically dark / deep / meaningful content. Mostly Piano ballads. Also, I am producing a 12-Song Pop / Country Album for a powerhouse female vocalist, and in between have been contracted by a Publisher to make modern Funk / Pop songs for a TV / Film catalog.

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

  14. A: I work with several great songwriters, top-liners, and musicians on Soundbetter, and can gladly give referrals when appropriate.

  15. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  16. A: My studio is both Analog and Digital, because I want the best of both worlds, but none of the hours of "recall". I have set up my studio with the best analog gear available (and I continue to expand my collection), but have the flexibility of digital and the ability to switch between songs on the fly.

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

  18. A: That I will treat you with respect, and never talk down to you. I've worked very hard (especially during vocal production) to refine my communication method in a way that keeps a Singer in a good mood, loose, relaxed, and comfortable being vulnerable around me. In this modern time and political climate, I promise to never put someone in a situation that could be uncomfortable, and I strive to create a "safe space" for my clients.

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

  20. A: Making my clients happy and proud to work with me.

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

  22. A: Q: Can I attend the session and watch? A: Attended sessions are more expensive, because of several reasons. Mostly, because having some's questions and opinions during a very personal process slows everything down. Production obviously requires the Artist and Producer to create together, but during the "Post Production" and Mixing phases, I prefer to be alone. This allows me to get into a "flow state" where I can truly concentrate. Also, my tolerance for listening to half a second of audio on constant loop while massaging the sounds is incredibly high. Most session attendee's cannot listen to .5 second of audio for more than a few passes, and that can hinder the process. Also, I have a picture in my head of where we are headed, and the journey there sonically may be confusing for someone not in my shoes. Often times the puzzle does not come together until the final minutes of a mix, and that can also be very confusing for a client. It is for this reason, that I do not deliver "progress update mixes", and instead my first deliverable will be the first version I feel is worth listening to and could be used commercially. 99% of the time, an Artist will have changes, and that is totally acceptable. Once I have done all the hard work, making "tweaks" is fairly easy and quick.

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

  24. A: The biggest misconception about what we do is that it's easy, and that people can get a professional and competitive album from bedroom studio. I spent my formidable years battling against the imperfect listening spaces I was forced to work in because of the limitations of acoustics and sub-par speakers. In the end, I doubled down on acoustic treatments, saved up and bought the right equipment, and travelled across the globe in search of knowledge on how to create competitive music. The secrets I learned from the Masters I studied under were spiritual in nature, and go far beyond the basics of EQ and compression. It's about how you deliver emotional connection, and creating a link between a speaker cone and the audience's soul. It's not easy, and I have spent more than half my life learning how to do it. Having come this far, I realize I may work my entire life trying to master this craft, but what a fun life it will be helping my clients achieve their dreams.

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

  26. A: I ask prospective clients dozens of questions, designed to get an Artist to open up about what matters, so that I can laser focus on the target we set together, meet and exceed expectations, and deliver music that you can be proud of.

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

  28. A: I am a premium service provider, in a premium location, on premium gear. When you chose to hire me, you are getting 20 years of experience, where I beat my head against the wall trying to figure out how to deliver a truly professional sound. I am more expensive than most people on Soundbetter, but less expensive than paying someone cheap the first time, and then hiring a Pro to "save the record" when the discount service provider was not capable of satisfying you. Choose to hire me because you want top quality, and understand the value in doing it right the first time. In exchange, I treat my clients like gold, and am here to help in any way possible.

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

  30. A: I started DJ'ing in the 90's rave scene in San Francisco, opening for the famous DJ's of the era in Oakland warehouse parties. From there, I studied under masters of the craft "paying my dues", until I was finally in a position to open my own studio.

  31. Q: How would you describe your style?

  32. A: Top 20 Billboard across all genres. I focus on modern, cutting edge sonics, and staying ahead of the trends when creating backing tracks.

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

  34. A: I love working with power-house singers. Right now I dream about Producing music for Queens of modern music, in all genres... from Pop stars like Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, and Halsey, across the board to Country stars like Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, and Cam. I love working with strong Male singers as well, and would happily produce for Neo, Usher, Tyrese... Blake Shelton, Eric Church, and the Zac Brown Band. I am musically eclectic, but I love big singers who make me feel, cheer, scream, and cry.

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

  36. A: A Singer is the most delicate instrument in the studio. It is the only instrument directly tied to the human body, and therefore can be easily effected by stress, emotion, muscle soreness, and mood. When a Guitar goes out of tune, it's the string. When a Vocal goes out of tune, it's a human. In the end, people often don't notice how great a Snare drum sounds, but they always focus on the vocal, the lyrics, and the emotional connection of the music.

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

  38. A: My heart, soul, and the care of an experienced veteran. My job is to figure out how to take your music, and make it the greatest version of itself. Sometimes this means editing, sometimes it means recording, but it always means honoring the Artist, the songwriting, and delivering the finished product on time, in a professional manner.

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

  40. A: It all starts with coffee. For Production, I spent a fair amount of time with my Artist figuring out exactly what they want, and discovering what matters to them sonically and emotionally. Once we agree on a direction, it's either songwriting, or jumping right into track creation. Depending on the style, we bring in session musicians, or sequence. Once the arrangement is done, and the vocals have been recorded, it's time to do the mix. I employ a special process I have developed called "lyrical mixing", a technique I teach worldwide in seminars and master classes. This has to do with discovering the emotion behind the lyrics, and figuring out how to connect the listener to the sound in the record, while still making the record globally competitive. This process has won me 6 awards, gone #1 on iTunes, and now a Top 20 Billboard Radio spot. When the mixing is done, I partner with one of several professional Mastering Engineers to finish the project and make sure it will be fantastic.

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

  42. A: Dr. Dre, Max Martin, Ken Lewis, JJP, Manny Marroquin, Michael Brauer, Dave Cobb, Dave Pensado, Pharrell, J. Dilla, BattleCat... the list is so long, I could sit here all day naming the greats of our industry who deserve their names read aloud. I am inspired by talent, drive, honesty and integrity.

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

  44. A: Top down Production and Mixing. I take custom orders from Publishers and Labels, can do Sound-a-likes or brand new arrangements. Clients who come to me chose me because they want a sound competitive to the current Billboard Hot-100 in Pop / Country / Urban / Dance / RnB.

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50% Deposit to book and hold dates. 50% Balance due before delivery of Mix. Deposits are non-refundable. Number of Revisions depends on each client and circumstance. I want my clients to be happy.

GenresSounds Like
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Miranda Lambert
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools Ultimate 2020
  • Pelonis Model 42mkii
  • PMC two.two.8's
  • Dangerous 2-Bus+
  • Dangerous BAX EQ
  • Dangerous Comp
  • API 2500
  • BAE 1084
  • Pearlman Microphone
  • Focusrite 828
  • Avalon 737sp
  • DBX 160
  • Urie 1176a
  • UAD Quad DSP
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