Trap & Hip-Hop Sound Specialist: explosive & creative mixing with beyond amazing results.
Born in Washington, D.C. Daniel Long grew his brand by creating an expressive palette, that includes culture, in Hip-Hop & RnB.
Growing up in a diverse upbringing, In his early years he lived around the DMV (D.C, Maryland & Virginia) area. Daniel began creating with Music while also maintaining a career as an Audio Engineer.
Recent Graduate of Omega Studios’ School of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences, Class of ’18.
He’s worked with artist such as DannywitdaFlicks, Rocko Da Boss, TaySkii, Doc Holliday , SeanDaHippie and many more.
With production manipulation and working closely with other Artist as a Muse, hes be able to embed his mark on mixes.
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Interview with danBmixing
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I Have The Raven Mti 2 setup with the faderport 16 channel control surface pared with pro tools 10HD with all major plugins from API em to SSL bus compressors, Antares Auto time7, etc. With A Presonus 1198 interface in the control room. I’m recording with a Neuman TLM 104 Mic. PopFilter And Mic Sound reflector all inside a separate booth.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to clean up the session as soon as I get it from a client. Then I arrange, color code and also group vocals & instrument tracks. Then arrange my Auxs for effects, time based effects, parallel and subgroup processing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring the extra energy, that extra flare to any song an artist feels needs direction or without
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Hip hop / Rap
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always remember it’s your clients song, NOT yours. Use your ears and their mindset.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Out of the Box & Vibey
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been mixing music for 3 unprofessional with Slicktoonz Music Group, LLC in Washington, DC. I knew I wanted to be taken seriously in the audio engineering society so in 2018 I enrolled at Omega Studios school for applied physics and sound. Professionally for 2yrs I’ve mixing from music from freelance to a permenant position as an A1 - Audio Engineer for NumbersGang, LLC I’m Washington DC.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic, Maschine, laptop, laptop charger, presonus mobile interface
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What feel so you have for this song..? What type of feeling do u get from hearing the song..?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music, the vibe. The energy a song brings to the table.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I’m a hybrid Mixer. I like using analog gear & digital when mixing a track. Digital adds the
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Chris Lorde Alge,
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: special effects experiments, vocal processing, and also audio restoration
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing, Arrangement & Editing
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Kanye West because his music is so intense
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: take plenty of session notes on effects, type of sound your going for and or drops you may feel should be in there & make sure before i start to add my touches.special effe
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Some people think all i do is move a couple faders and the song is done. When in actuality it takes alot more thought than that, more direction.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: do you have Auto Tune? Yes.!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That i will treat song or songs as if they were my own, and mix and or master with that in mind.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: just myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: New releases for DannywitdaFlicks and many more artist
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: DannywitdaFlicks latest single on spotify which has over 10k streams in a month. Song title : No Wayz (Ft. Rashawn)