Daniel Szanto

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I’m an award winning engineer specialise in mastering. I have 10+ years of experience in the music industry. My clients include Warner Music and Netflix. I’ve worked with music producers such as Mark Dodson (Judas Priest, Ozzy Osbourne), Chuks Chiejine (BROCKHAMPTON) and Deni Lew (PJ & Duncan) as well as artists like Bree Runway (EMI), Daria, Seycara, PW Music and Viktoria Modesta.

I love passionate musicians and helping them finalize their sound. Writing a song is the first step, making the production is the second and finishing it with an excellent mix and master is also crucial; without a decent sound nobody is going to listen to your music. As a professionally trained musician, I can connect with any kind of genre. I’m always looking for new opportunities to work with great musicians and take their sound to the next level.

As a graduated film music composer I also write music for some of the biggest trailer music labels in LA, such as Really Slow Motion, Glory Oath + Blood and JDM Music. Most of my music has been published by Warner Chappell and used in Netflix campaigns. I usually work on these tracks as a composer, producer and mixing engineer.

Please listen to my audio samples, read more about me in the interview section and let me know if you have any further questions.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

76 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Al B.
    by Al B.

    Amazing work as always! The best in the business thank you!! :-)

  2. Review by Luis V.

    4 songs with Daniel, Always great with his work, doing great job at the first time try.


  3. Review by Luis V.

    Great Work with Daniel.

    Always a pleasure work with him, 3 songs and hoping continue with other 2!

  4. Review by Hannah Hawes

    Daniel did an amazing job on my album from start to finish. In addition to providing excellent mastering, he's been extremely helpful, accommodating to changes from my end, adapting to feedback, and great with communication. He consistently goes the extra mile to ensure you're completely satisfied with the results. Couldn't recommend him more!

  5. Review by Hannah H.

    Another great project working with Daniel. He has been extremely flexible in accommodating with my requests, offering suggestions, and trying different options. I'm really thankful for the opportunity to work with him on my album.

  6. Review by Elishe L.

    Amazing turnaround and great mix and master as always. 5 stars.

  7. Review by Hannah Hawes

    It's a great experience working with Daniel every time. In addition to providing excellent mastering, he's great with communicating, attentive to detail, and always happy to implement feedback to assure you are completely satisfied with the result.

  8. Review by Hannah H.

    Quick and excellent work from Daniel, as usual!

  9. Review by Hannah Hawes

    Very thankful I came across Daniel. He's done a great job with each project and has been a pleasure to work with!

  10. Review by Joe C.
    by Joe C.

    Amazing work once again!! Thank you Daniel!!!

  11. Review by Hannah H.

    Daniel went above and beyond, as usual.

  12. Review by Al B.
    by Al B.

    Amazing as always, the best in the business thank you :-)

  13. Review by Jean-Louis G.

    Daniel is a great person and a great professional.
    It's a pleasure to work and to communicate with him. He took the time to listen to my song and to my needs, and he was always happy to adjust the master based on my revisions, until I was fully satisfied. Thank you Daniel for your generosity and for your patience, and of course, for your great work!

  14. Review by Arturo Melendez

    ok, Second song with Daniel done, He did a really good job with the song. We want to keep working with him with the other 3 songs!

  15. Review by Luis V.

    Fast answer, Good Communication, And great job, we did compare various other masters, with Daniel's, and we choose going with him, Great Quality, will keep working with him.

  16. Review by Joe C.
    by Joe C.

    Fantastic job as always. Daniel is an incredible talent, hire him for all your work! You wont regret it!!

  17. Review by Al B.
    by Al B.

    Daniel is the best in the business, Amazing work as always, thank you!

  18. Review by Joe C.
    by Joe C.

    Fantastic job as always! Thank you Daniel!

  19. Review by Al B.
    by Al B.

    Amazing work as always! All my songs go to Daniel to master and they all come back perfect, thank you!

  20. Review by Randall R.

    Fantastic experience having my song, a funk rock instrumental, mastered by Daniel. Very thorough correspondence to assure he knew what I was wanting. His treatments were exactly what the song needed. Punchy, balanced, and powerful without over-hyping. I'm super happy with the results and plan to use his services again for a full EP.

Interview with Daniel Szanto

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

  2. A: I do professional mastering service for my clients. I make sure their music sounds the best it can be and ready for release.

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

  4. A: Everybody who is passionate about music can be inspiring in some ways. Everyday I'm learning something new and that also gives me new inspirations. If I had to choose some names, I would say I found Bob Clearmountain's and Tony Maserati's works and attitude very inspiring.

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: My studio setup is very minimal, but I have everything what is needed for a professional audio production. First of all, I have a soundproofed and acoustically well treated room. I use an RME audio interface for conversion and Sonodyne studio monitors for monitoring. I use some headphones and I also check the final sound on some hifi systems and well-known Bluetooth speakers. I work in Cubase with native plugins such as Eventide, FabFilter, iZotope, Plugin Alliance, Softube, Soundtoys and Waves. Digital technology has been drastically improved in the past decade in a really good way. I always try out latest plugins and recently I've been very impressed by the quality what you can create with these tools. I have experience working with analogue gears, however I ended up working only in the box because of the reasons mentioned above and the flexibility what this working method can offer.

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

  8. A: First, I listen to the mix a few times to get involved to the track. Meanwhile, I’m taking notes if there is anything I would like to change to begin with like taming certain frequencies for instance. After that, I’m not following any recipes, just trying to find what suits best for the song. A reference track could be also helpful if the client has any ideas about the final sound, but I also believe that every song has its own sonic characteristics and sound what we mastering engineers have to perceive and with our ability, skills and equipment we have the responsibility to bring these up to the surface.

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

  10. A: My aim is to bring clarity to a song. All artists have their own vision about how their song should sound. On every level during the process we have to support this idea and I believe it all starts with clarity.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: First, I thought I should answer something technical to this question, but there are many other skills which also equally important during the working process such as communication. I have worked with hundreds of different clients on hundreds of different projects and what I learnt and developed during these experiences is how to listen to and understand their needs. Our job is to make artistic visions come to life and for this we have to be patient, understanding and supporting during the whole process. Communication is the key factor in any kind of collaborations.

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

  14. A: Through the years, I had a chance to work with a wide range of artists and genres such as Classical, Acoustic, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop, Electronic, EDM and Soundtracks. I enjoy working on both acoustic and electronic genres. I also think we shouldn’t be genre specific. The only question what we should ask is whether we feel connected to a particular song and believe that we can make it anyhow better or not.

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

  16. A: Less is more. Try to use less elements and be perfectionist with those. Most of the producers think nowadays, the only way to create something remarkable is to use infinite numbers of equipment. The problem with this mindset is you are never going to know all of your equipment as much as you could get to know only one or a few. Just pick one gear and figure out everything what you could achieve with that. At the end you are going to realize the possibilities are endless.

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

  18. A: Very hard to pick only one artist, but I can tell, I would be happy to work with anybody who has some original ideas and some kind of uniqueness. That's what I'm always looking for.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: As a professionally trained musician I'm influenced by countless artists, records and genres. I like minimalism, the opportunity to create something extraordinary with only a few elements.

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

  22. A: My interest of music has begun in the very early ages. I started learning classical piano at the age of 8 at a music school and I continued along with classical composition and jazz piano at a conservatory. After that, I made my degree both in composition and sound engineering. As I believe music nowadays is all about production which requires musical and also technical knowledge, I really wanted to understand both sides and I've been professionally working as a composer and sound engineer in the past 10 years. For 5 years I was the manager of a recording studio in London where I had a chance to work with many great artists on many great records. Nowadays, I'm doing the same as a freelancer with the main focus on mastering.

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

  24. A: As I don't want to carry too much stuff, a piano would be more than enough :)

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

  26. A: Many amateurs are out there advertising themselves as professionals. Furthermore, it is very hard to find the right person for you who really understands your needs and actually can help improving your sound. Those people who have verified reviews, audio samples, gear list, a professional picture, offer unlimited revisions like myself and you like how they introduce themselves, probably you can't go wrong :)

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

  28. A: I always ask prospective clients to try explaining to me their sound as detailed as possible. In that case, I can have a better understanding and the possibility to deliver better sounding product at the end.

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

  30. A: A mastering engineer is not a mixing engineer or producer. When I say, I'm possibly able to improve their sound quality, musicians often think I can also improve their production, but that's wrong. I'm happy to give feedback on the mix when the client wants to achieve something in terms of sound and the song is not ready for it. In that case, I can suggest a couple of things to change to be able to get the result they want.

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

  32. A: The question which most commonly asked is how much time I need to finish a master. In general, I can deliver a master within 24 hours.

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

  34. A: My job allows me to be creative all the time which is very important for me. It is also a pleasure to be part of something new and helping to make it better with my knowledge.

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

  36. A: I can't promise anything, but my clients can be sure I will try my best to get the best possible sounding result out of their music.

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I already had some thoughts on that in one of the previous questions. I think both are great, but the final result is depending on your knowledge, not on your equipment.

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

  40. A: Currently, I don't know anyone yet personally I could honestly recommend to work with, however I'm sure you can find plenty of professionals on the site with great reviews you can trust.

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

  42. A: There are always many projects going on. I just finished mastering an acoustic single which is coming out very soon and started mastering a Hip Hop and an EDM project.

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

  44. A: In 2021, I got involved to an EDM project which was produced by a Swedish producer PW Music. I mixed and mastered the song as well as gave him some production advices. I really enjoyed the whole process and the creativity throughout. The song has reached more than 600 000 listeners on Spotify which has become the most streamed song of him. I’m proud of this work. You can also have a listen to it on my profile.

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I offer unlimited revisions. I'm happy to work on your project until you are going to be 100% satisfied with the result.

Gear Highlights
  • RME Audio Interface
  • Sonodyne Monitors
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • Eventide
  • FabFilter
  • iZotope
  • Plugin Alliance
  • Softube
  • Soundtoys
  • Waves
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  • My Mixing and Mastering work for PW Music has reached over 750.000 streams on SpotifyOct 11, 2022

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