I have worked with Sara Bareilles, Katharine McPhee, Bebe Winans, Warren Haynes, Ashanti, and Broadway hits like Hamilton and Waitress. So contact me now and let's make your music shine!
Hi I'm Danny. I'm a Producer & Mixer based in Brooklyn, New York. I currently have a one month waiting list for new clients.
As an award-winning New York City based Producer, Mixer and Recording Engineer I have worked with Sara Bareilles, Katharine McPhee, Bebe Winans, Warren Haynes, Ashanti, and in the jazz world, Chris Potter, Oz Noy. I have worked on Broadway hits like Hamilton and Waitress.
I want to help you make your music shine! I have delivered top quality mixes and remote production to satisfied clients all over the world. Together, we can take your music to the next level. Let’s make something amazing!!
I specialize in Pop, but have also produced a lot of Soul, Rock, RnB and Indie.
I mix/ produce, using a hybrid setup of analog hardware in seamless combination with Pro Tools 2021 Ultimate. I work in my tuned Brooklyn based mix room.
I enjoy every part of the music making process including PR, marketing, distribution and licensing. I love being part of the team and doing everything I can to help the artist bring out their unique sound through my dynamic mixes and productions.
My goal is to provide excellent communication and pay close attention to every detail in order to ensure that you get exactly what you want for your music.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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69 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Danny Lapidus
Danny is an outstanding musician and producer his ability to match the feeling of the film and enhance its emotions are incredible. He was able to not just come in on budget but delivered ahead of schedule. This is a very rare combination.
Danny is amazing to work with. This is my fifth song with him and im already planning for the next!
Danny is a very talented producer and a great collaborator. The mix and the final mastering exceeded my expectations. Will definitely use him again and can highly recommend him for anyone looking to produce a high quality track.
Danny was the best to work with, he is organized and professional. He was great to collaborate with!
Danny produced an AMAZING track for me! This is the first song I done with him and I plan on doing an entire EP with him. Highly recommended!
Danny is amazing to work with. He pushes me out of my comfort zone and makes my songs sound so much better than anticipated.
As always, Danny impresses me with his mixing skills! Highly recommend him to anyone who has a vision in mind.
Danny hits it out of the park every time. Super responsive and collaborative. His ideas are usually better than mine!
Dan kills it as usual
Danny is fantastic and a real pro! Takes time to understand your song, is very organized and detailed oriented, and overall a real pleasure to work with.
Danny did an amazing job, it's the best mix I've ever gotten. I highly recommend him as a producer.
Danny is all pro. Great to work with.
As always Dan is great. Pro as it gets.
Amazing work and a pleasure to work with.
Danny is awesome! Fast, reliable, easy to work with and everything sounds great!
Dan is awesome! Love his work.
I cannot stress this enough - Danny is the BEST person to work with. I think we must have spent over 20 hours getting the track to exactly where I imagined it and he was more than happy to help with anything I wanted to change add. His studio is really comfortable to record and produce in and he I learnt so much about producing through working with him on this project. Thank you so much Danny for your endless hard work and passion for this project, I had the best time working with you!
Great job on mastering with quick turnaround!
Danny was amazing to work with! He was able to really understand and nail the exact overall sound and vibe I wanted for this song. I am 14 and this is my first released single. We also had such a great time, it was so much fun, and having this song out in the world is a dream come true for me. Thank you Danny! It's the perfect first debut single. Can't wait to come back.
Danny mastered the album 'Bridges and Tunnels' for Mifflin Street Music this fall and did a tremendous job. We will be using him for future label projects for sure! Josh
Danny did an amazing job on LNT's 'Faith' the second single for their upcoming album on Mifflin Street Music. HUGE THANKS DANNY!
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Danny worked with me until we reached the most impactful arrangement of my song! He was very patient and his creative input made the song what it is today!
Danny is an amazing master of mastering. This was the first EP I have ever had mastered, and he really understood how tough the process was for a non-tech musician like me. He asked all the right questions to help me explain my ultimate goals, and truly brought them to fruition for me with his intense listening skills and compassion for the artistic process. I am beyond grateful that my brother referred me to Danny to help me finally finish my record!
Danny was absolutely super to work with! He's very professional and approachable. I loved the initial mix proposal he suggested and felt he understood and captured the essence of my song perfectly. The revision process was also excellent with fast turn-around times. Communication was great and I'm so happy with the end result!
Danny is incredible! He really brought my first single to life, and captured the sound I was going for.
I’m looking forward to working with him again!
Danny did a wonderful job mastering a song for our first signed act, Late Night Thoughts, on our indie label, Mifflin Street Music. He has great ears and does a really fast turnaround, huge thanks Danny! Josh M.
One of Danny’s many strengths as a producer is his versatility. I’ve worked with him on many different projects and am constantly amazed by his ability to mix songs of ALL different genres. Whether it’s pop, jazz, hip hop—you name it—Danny’s your guy!
Danny is a great producer. Was very quick with returns of revised and first mixes. Can really make the vocals pop and ultimately does justice to any track he lays his hands on. Absolute wizard!
Danny is the best producer I’ve ever worked with. He took our rough demo and created an amazing indie-pop arrangement that captured the song perfectly. My voice has NEVER sounded this good. His mix and master sound radio-ready and the song sounds better on Spotify than anything I’ve previously released. Great communication, open and enthusiastic, Danny is an all-around pro and great guy. 5 stars!
Quick and professional, got me connected with a great banjo player for my track Road to Seattle.
Danny's a great guy to work with. Talented, patient, giving and enthusiastic. Just the kind of partner you need when you're trying to make things sound their best
If you want the highest quality sounding tracks, balanced perfectly for Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms, Danny is your guy! On top of that, he's personable and every studio session is a blast!
Danny is great. He is very talented and an awesome collaborative partner. His studio is really sweet and in a convenient location in Brooklyn. Danny is a true professional, a great listener who helps you see out your vision and takes you music to the next level, and an all around cool dude. A pleasure to work with, would recommend 10/10.
Great work, easy to work with, fast and reliable.
TOP!!!! Danny was the best choise for us! Our Pre-Home Demo can shine on spotify soon. Very professional, fast and despite the different languages no communication difficulties at all. Greetings from Vienna, Austria!
I'm so happy with my track, it turned out exactly as I wanted. Danny helped me realize my vision and had lots to contribute as well. He is great to work with. I look forward to working with him again!
A pleasure to work with! Receptive to feedback and provides quick results that exceed expectations. Danny is an expert sound mixer with all the equipment one could need to create and polish the best sounding projects.
Danny was incredible to work with throughout this entire process. He is incredibly friendly and very professional. You really get the feeling that he wants you to succeed and he wants to help you get the absolute most out of your tracks. Danny was able to take the rough mixes I had for my EP and take them to the next level. I am so happy that I chose Danny to mix and master my first EP.
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Danny was a pleasure to work with. He was very organized, his material was very fun to work on, and the track was really well done.
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Danny was really nice to work with and was specific with what he wanted. Also the song was amazing and I really loved working on it!
Danny never misses! Always top notch production and mixes. He made my latest track bang!
Had an excellent experience working with Danny. He is great collaborator and talented producer. The mix and mastering exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend.
Had a great experience with Danny mixing and mastering a track. The final result exceeded my expectations. He’s a talented producer who’s easy to work with.
Always great collaborating with Danny! He has a great ear and lots of mixing skills that always make my songs sound just as I want them to!
Yet another amazing project with Danny. He is incredibly talented and wonderful to work with. Highly recommend to anyone looking to bring their vision to life!
Great working with Danny once more for the sound design on my feature film. Solid all the way!
Danny was an incredible person to work with for my first single. It was such a pleasant working process and we both had a lot of fun creating this track. I highly recommend Danny - he has a great ear for any vision and captured mine just as I wanted it. He is extremely wonderful and approachable and I would love to work with him in the future!
Danny is awesome! He is really passionate about his work and has a great ear for any vision you might have. So easy to talk to and approach, really great with communicating about your project and what he's working on, and no doubt someone who will provide a very pleasant experience! I recommend danny to ANYONE! My music would be no where without him!
I've known Danny for a bunch of years here in NY and he has always been very professional, talented and just generally a great guy! I definitely recommend him!
Danny is the man!! He has GREAT ears. I have worked with Danny where his role has been as a producer, and I've worked with Danny when he has just been the mixer. I have never been anything but thrilled with the final results. He is a great listener and puts the artist's needs first and is a really relaxed fun hang in the room. I couldn't recommend him more highly. Plus, he gets amazing vocal tones!
Danny is one of the best mixers in the business. He is fast, efficient, creative, extremely easy to work with and fun to collaborate with. Your project will be world-class!
I have loved working and hanging with Danny, both in the studio and remotely - we've written/produced together and he's mixed for a few clients of mine. He knows his stuff, he's extremely professional, and most of all we've always had a good time. He's really clear and helpful when it comes to explaining his process, I've learned a lot from him, and everyone I've brought to him has loved their project - vocals especially. He's enthusiastic, has GREAT attention to detail and always wants to make the artist happy.
Danny is the MAN! I have worked with Danny on productions for the past ten years and he consistently hits on the head with his production and engineering great tracks. He is patient and thoughtful and can absolutely deliver on any deadline. Simply the best!
I've collaborated with Danny on several projects and his productions are consistently top notch. Great musicality, creative production and rock solid mixes!
Danny is an excellent producer and engineer. I’ve had the pleasure collaborating with him in several sessions and he is easy to communicate and pleasant to work with. I know clients and musicians are in good hand when Danny is engineering/producing the sessions.
Danny is an extremely talented producer / mixer / songwriter / singer / guitarist / winds player with a deep bag of interests, experience, and genre knowledge. Great communicator, easy to work with, positive and always knows the right way to help execute an artist's vision. An asset to whatever project he works on. I've been fortunate to collaborate with him on many projects and have always learned from him along the way. Keep on keeping on Danny!
As a film director, I have worked with Danny over the last 10 years and I couldn’t recommend him enough as a talented composer, an experienced and dedicated sound designer who always delivers quality material in due time considering our constrained schedules.
Danny is your man.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Danny on many projects. He’s done everything from engineering sessions, to mixing vocals, to mastering finished tracks - the results always sound fantastic and he makes everything feel easy and fun. His ability to take a vocal track to the next level always makes me excited to hand something over to him. Among other projects, he worked with me on vocals for the Broadway show Waitress, and the results were so beautiful, we worked with him again when we took the show to London, on tour, and when we recorded TV appearances. Great ears, great taste, great guy.
What can I say....Dan is the man!!! He's helped me with a number of projects....some of it quite experimental, and none of it phased him. He's always got a solution, plus he's a super-nice guy and really easy to work with. You can't buy that!
Don't miss an opportunity to work with Danny! He is fast, knowledgable, and has a wide range of clients, so you're never worried if he "gets it". Truly, a great guy, and a pleasure to work with!
Danny is fantastic and has great ears! He has done several mixes for me of different projects and with each one he really was able to make the music stand out. He is a musician as well so he can really take an imaginative approach when necessary. I can't recommend him enough for any project or any style of music.
Danny is a great cat to work with and I think he's almost underselling himself here. The man is so versatile and calm, smart and humble, passionate and committed. I know him as a producer, engineer, and performer and he brings an artful sophistication to everything he does. He has the ability to stay calm in all situations until the desired results have been achieved, this is rare!!
I did an emergency last minute overdub session with Danny, he hooked it up fast, got a fantastic sound, and was easy and fun to work with. Definitely recommended.
Danny's skill and adept ear are invaluable resources in the engineering process - but my favorite part about working with him on several projects was his kindness, receptiveness, and professionalism. As someone who was relatively new to the recorded music scene myself, I was impressed by Danny's ability to take every suggestion and thought I had to heart. It was obvious that his goal was to create the best possible sonic product that was in line with my vision as the artist. I am very thankful to have been connected with such a gifted engineer and great person.
Danny is an awesome engineer and mixer. He is a true pro who always captures great performances and really makes everyone in the room feel great. Danny really pays attention to every detail which helps bring the songs to life. I will continue to use him on all my future albums and I highly recommend him.
I’ve worked with Danny Lapidus several times. Ive always found the experience rewarding. He’s got just the right combination f skills to the the job done. He’s excellent technically and has very good taste, aesthetically. He has an enthusiastic demeanor and I’ve always found the studio environment fun and stress free. I heartily recommend Danny for any project.
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Danny many times as an engineer/producer. His attention to detail, professionalism, as well as insight and sense of humor offer the perfect blend of skill and talent needed for Artists looking to make great recordings that will last and stand up. I Highly recommend Danny!
Danny is the ultimate pro! His mixes are amazing , very musical and thoughtful, but most of all he is so easy to get along with and listens to everything you say ( no matter how crazy). Danny is a very good musician himself so there is no barrier when discussing musical terms and ideas, he is with you all the way to the end.
Interview with Danny Lapidus
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is setup as a hybrid mixing/ mastering control room with a focus on being a creative writing, recording and production space. I mix in Protools 2021 Ultimate With Lynx Aurora converters. Monitors include Dynaudio and NS-10's. The analog part of the hybrid setup is the shadow hills mastering compressor, 3 stereo Neve 1073's, 2 el8-empirical labs Distressors. I own too many plugins to list here. MICS: Neumann U87, Pearlman TLM 47, Shure SM-7, Neumann 84, 184, and TLM 103. KEYS: Komplete Kontrol s61 Mk2, Yamaha CP88, Arturia Minilab. We have vintage Martin D-28's, electric guitars and basses and are setup for drum recording with a Yamaha Maple Custom Kit. AMPS: Fender Band Master Head, Badcat cabinet 2x12, 1964 Fender Vibrochamp HEADPHONE MIX: Furman HDS-6, 4 seperate station mixes SAMPLERS: UVI Falcon, Kontakt 5
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Really all types. I specialize in Pop, but, I have produced and mixed Heavy Rock, Hip Hop, Synth-Pop, Jazz, Broadway musicals, and everything in between. I've tracked Warren Haynes playing guitar and have mixed several gospel albums! So any genre is welcome.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: To stick with you until the music shines. I will commit to making you happy!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Are we a good "fit" musically? If so....When do we start?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a musician for 20 years, performing in and around New York City as well as several domestic tours. I've recorded in some of the finest studios without really understanding any of the process and then one day (19 years ago), a producer friend of mine could not take on a new client and told them to call me. I worked with them for the next two years and was hooked on the studio life. Routing, signal path, phase relationships...etc, I couldn't get enough of it. They would pay me and I would pay the best New York engineers to show me the ropes. In 2006 I built my first midtown recording studio and went on to finally open Pod Noise Studios in 2011 with my partner Rich Mercurio on west 30th Street in Manhattan. I learned on the job through trial and error. It is a life full of deadlines and pressure and I love it!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Mixing-Darrell Thorp, Male vocals-The Crushboys, Female vocals-Jades Goudreault and Jaki Nelson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: 1. I tracked the great Bebe Winans on a song that I co-wrote! It was the greatest vocal tracking session I've ever been a part of (and I've worked with tons of well known singers). I was the Co-Writer/Mixer/Mastering Engineer. 2. I tracked several guitar solos for the incredible Warren Haynes of the Allman Brothers and Government Mule! He was the coolest and we spent quite a bit of time editing together. I was credited as the recording engineer and studio owner. It was for and Oz Noy album. 3.I tracked and mixed the vocals of Katherine McFee for the online/social promo release of Waitress the Musical. Her voice was amazing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Here are a few: 1. Try a dual mono compressor on your mix bus to allow dynamic moments to shine through the full panoramic spectrum. 2. Phase alignment is of the utmost importance whether it's a full drum kit, bass amps and DI's, or samples. It takes time but makes the difference between a huge sounding record and a thin mess. 3. Clean, tune and do detailed vocal rides before compressing you lead vocal. I like to keep a trim fader reading all the rides before anything else happens to the vocal. 4. Make sure you have a solid "true peak" limiter at the end of the chain and keep it on from the beginning of the mix process. I like the Nugen Audio stuff a lot. 5. Whether it's heard or just felt, try using shimmery or filtered shaker/ bell tracks for propulsion in pre's and choruses.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First I talk to the artist and/or producer to get an in-depth feel for their needs, goals and expectations. For a mix situation, I I listen to the rough mix (if there is one) several times to see how it complements the previous conversation all the while making notes about how I think it could be improved. Often I will comb through my library for similar sounding artists or just inspiration and keep those tracks handy for reference. Then I start organizing and importing all the files into pro tools (my mix routing is quite complicated so this process is vital), color coding everything, re-labelling, etc. If it is a vocal production, I listen carefully for tuning, timing, ambient and mouth noise and fix as needed. Then I turn my attention to the rhythmic elements. If there is a drum kit, I phase align every mic. Then I start pushing faders. Drums are usually a starting point but not always. Sometimes I start with the vocal. I keep my final limiter on the whole time. I print a first mix for the client's review and if it they love it I dig into more detailed work like rides, transitions. Of course focus on the artist and their team's notes for the revision.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I love and use both. Most jobs today however stay mostly digital for ease of recall.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Big, natural, open, punchy, full bass. Radio-ready.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Producing a great new artist in the Indie/Electronic genre, he's amazing. Composing and mixing music for several true crime tv series and for a Lifetime network movie. Tracking and mixing a funk fusion album.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: In the included revisions, do you master it each time? Or is that done once after all the mixing edits are finalized? A: A considerable amount of the mastering process occurs during mixing, for example, the final Limiting is always on as it affects the mix. You can therefore, think of it as re-mastering for each revision. The final mastering process is completed after all mix revisions are complete and the final mix is approved by you. ALL masters will comply with AES streaming loudness normalization; Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc. If you need specific masters for youtube only, or network tv only, that is a re-master and hourly rates apply.) -Q: When I first send files over, is it acceptable to include some baseline ideas I have for mixing, or do you prefer to listen to it and form your own opinions of it? A: All baseline ideas are more than welcome. It's your music! Your ideas matter to me.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That great gear and lots of plugins leads to a great mix.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The music and the people.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Communicate! Send an email with any questions or concerns you may have. Provide reference tracks and artists that relate to your songs. Music is so personal, and I want my client's music to shine so remember there are no silly questions. Prep Your Files! All files should be clearly labelled, and all edits must be final. Leave your plugins on and your routing intact. Include a rough mix of each song to be mixed.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro with pro tools, Komplete Kontrol s61, my Pearlman mic, my blue ridge acoustic guitar and my Selmer VI soprano sax (but in my laptop bag would be an Apollo twin and my Ultimate Ears Reference monitors!)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with Tyler the Creator because his mind is definitely an interesting place! I think I would learn a lot.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My ability to relate to artists and bring out their best performance.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring years of music writing, producing, arranging and performing as well as vast music theory BUT I try to get to the heart of what the artist is trying to say in their lyrics and music before I determine what to bring or how much to lead them with.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I love being involved with the song right from the beginning. Artists will send me the song in a raw form and I will develop it with them start to finish. It is also common that artists and producers will send me fully produced multi-tracks and I will professionally mix and master them delivering masters that are fully optimized for streaming/download/cd manufacturing. As a Producer, I also sign artists and use my contacts to shop them to managers, publishers, and booking agents.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Benny Blanco, Amy Winehouse, Finneas, Lauv, James Blake, Childish Gambino, Sara Bareilles, Max Martin, Greg Wells, Jaycen Joshua, Andrew Scheps. And as a sax player...Chris Potter.