Latin Grammy Awarded Winner Audio Engineer. +100,000,000 streams. Mixed tracks for #1 Billboard record. Mixed a song for Oscar Winning Disney's Soundtrack. Fast turn-arounds, world class quality. Credits with: Carlos Vives, Rubén Blades, Paul Van Dyk, Alejandro Sanz, Camilo, Fito Paez. Modern sounding hits. Hit me up and let's get started!
Hi there, I'm Daniel. Graduated musician and sound engineer. My experience so far has led me to work in different studios in the USA and in Colombia: Criteria Studios in Miami, Studio G Brooklyn, Infrasonic Sound, Robot Lemon in Nashville, Gaira Musica Local, etc. I have worked with major labels such as Sony Music, Universal, etc and major artists around the globe. Latin Grammy Awarded and 4x nominated. Mixed a track for an Oscar nominated movie for "Best Soundtrack". Which made #1 on Billboard for several weeks.
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16 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse Daniel Cortes
Daniel was a patient, quick, and effective communicator all the way through. His pleasant but honest demeanor make him a delight to work with.
The mix he ended up delivering is phenomenal. He was able to take the vision I tried to put together in my premix and brought it to a professional level.
Delivering your baby song to be mixed can be nerve-wrecking, but Dani made the whole experience a positive one.
Great session and informative information. Will use him for future musical and supportive needs.
Daniel took our song to the next level! He was fast with the mixes and very professional!
Daniel was very professional and maintained constant communication throughout the process. He was able to use my reference idea that I shared and description in order to get the sound of a polished profesional sounding Salsa project. Looking forward to working with him and his team again - Jerry Garcia
Muy buen trabajo, excelente mezcla y master para mi canción a muy buen tiempo.
Great job, excelent mix and master for my song really fast.
Primera vez trabajando con Daniel, llevó mi canción al siguiente nivel, excelente su disposición sin dudas seguiré trabajando con el!
Daniel not only completed our mix with a very tight deadline, but exceeded our expectations with a beautiful sounding mix! He is a true artist and enhanced the emotions of our song. I highly recommend working with him!
Daniel did an outstanding job! Very easy to communicate with and understands what you are looking for with detail.
Daniel is above all a great guy, was very easy to work with him and he gave the songs a very special sound. Highly recommended.
What can I say, this was a tremendous job. Daniel completely surpassed all expectations and with time pressures he delivered to the timeline and to more than the quality. I am sure coming back for my next album.
Another great job from this great engineer. What can I say, just a whole new level.
Daniel is just a brilliant engineer, he really understands what I aim for. I am sure coming back to him next time. 100% recommeded.
As a professional singer and producer Working with Daniel was a great experience , he’s absolutely professional ,
The mixing and mastering was so clear , powerful and so professional , i’m so happy to be working my full album with him ..
He is the best
Daniel did a fantastic job mixing one of my songs.
He was very easy to work with, made all requested changes quickly and delivered a great final product that I'm super happy with.
Would absolutely hire again, and hugely recommend him for anyone needing mixing.
Daniel is really good! He took my song to another level, everything sounds full, well balanced and competitive. Very patient and and receptive with notes and references. Highly recommend !
Daniel is a great engineer. Super reliable and always on time. He has a great critical ear and a very developed sense of balance of the elements in a mix.
Interview with Daniel Cortes
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I love what I do, and you will see that reflected in the music and throughout all the process. You won't regret taking the leap!
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the music they've done and what they have to say. Then follow your gut, you always get a feeling when you find someone great to team up.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I will first connect with the main emotion and vibe that the song gives me, then it's all about how to potentiate it and get it to a competitive and balanced sound, always keeping the emotion at first.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: It's definitely working on Disney Animation Studios Movie: Encanto. This movie is a tribute to my country, Colombia, it's culture, music, people and landscapes. I'm proud of being hired for mixing one of the songs of the soundtrack (which reached #1 at Billboard for many weeks). The song's name is "Colombia, Mi Encanto" sang by Carlos Vives.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Less is more sometimes
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Nigel Godrich, Serban Ghenea, Mick Guzauski, Joel Hamiltone, Reid Shippen as for mixers.