I will record a real accordion, bajo sexto, requinto for your projects with utmost quality! I will produce a full mexican regional song with full communication throuout the project! I will be open to all options so we can innovate and produce a song we are all happy with! Thanks for stopping by!!
I've been playing accordion for about 10 years, I know how to read music and have professionally recorded projects ranging from the genres of Jazz, Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Classical, Norteño, Mariachi, Balkan, and many others. Feel free to ask any questions. You can also look for me on Fiverr: @redmanrap. :-)
I have been producing mexican regional songs for about 10+ years, rest assured I can fully produce any idea you may have and bring it up to your standards with a full production from composition to fully mastered ready to distribute! Be it Corridos Tumbados or Orchestral Video Game Music. Thanks!
Portfolio Website: www.dannypenamusic.com
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
18 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Danny Peña
Danny was amazing to work with!!! Gave him a vocal demo and he created a beautiful quality instrumental for it. Will definitely be working with him again. :)
Great job. very talented.....for sure we come back for more.
El mejor acordeonista de música mexicana de Soundbetter.
Working with Danny was a great experience, he understand perfectly what I was looking for.
Thanks Danny for helping me with my song!
Danny knocked my song out of the ballpark! I was so speechless & shocked the way he took the song to the next level with his bajo and unique accordion playing! I look forward to working with him again!
Second project I've hired Danny for, originally from TX myself, I know how close to Louisiana he is so had a feeling I could trust him for some good accordion work. Have yet to be disappointed. Highly recommended will gladly work with him again
Once again Danny did an awesome job. I sent him a track that again wouldn't traditionally call for accordion but, he thought "outside the box "and interpreted perfectly. Danny is a joy to work with. Great player, good ears and very accommodating.
I gave Danny a song that wouldn't traditionally feature an accordion. I heard it in my head though. Danny made it happen and it exceeded expectations.
He does great work. He is very responsive and provides quality tracks. I highly recommend him. You can't go wrong...Rich O
Danny was great to work with and very responsive. He even sent me a short sample of what he would do before deciding. He played beautifully and came up with a part that fit perfectly in my song. I would definitely work with Danny again.
Love working with Danny!! He follows music suggestions plus adds his own style, which is amazing!!! And he has great turn-around time too! He is, for sure, my go-to Accordionist since I started on SoundBetter!!! Always an honor to have him on my music!!!
Third time I've worked with Danny. The whole package as a musician, technically wise, emotionally prudent, knows how to interpret as no one else. Five stars!
Danny is skilled and professional. Good communication and good work. My best recommendations. Henrik Amdi Madsen, Denmark
Excellent work. Quick turnaround.
I am very pleased with Danny and his accordion work , and I shall invite him again !
Been a great provider, fast and precise!! Great to work with in any project!
Perfect execution and very fast also
Danny is precise and provides clean and very tasteful accordion!!! I will definitely be using him in the future!!
Provided multiple takes to chose from, quick turn around, & great quality. Will use again!
Interview with Danny Peña
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Getting started on social media! I'm a late adapter, even for my age. Just started a twitch channel to play live music at twitch.tv/dannypenamusic
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That I'm only an accordion player. I'm also a very experienced regional Mexican producer!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Chromatic accordion, Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Bajo Quinto, and something to record on.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Classical musicians inspire me to learn more, but pop musicians inspire me to enjoy more :-)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record accordion for a base track! Easily the most common. I wish I did more full production though!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm proud of most of my projects, but the one that made me say "wow" is working with Damian Sanchez on a piece for the video game Temtem, it was the first video game I worked on and the one that stuck to me the most with the NDAs and all.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, who cares what you use? Analog or digital are just tools, the line of 'quality' between them is getting more blurry each year too!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I get to stay home :-) kinda lonely though.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: For my portfolio, I just redirect them to my website, although I really have to add more portfolio there as well!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: BPM, Samplerate, Bitrate, accordion register, references, if any of these apply!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing accordion for a while now.. like almost 10 years, I don't remember really... I studied music technology.... and I record accordion for a LOT of people. Lately, I've been trying to get into social media a little more, but I definitely am a late adapter.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Adaptable (⌐■_■)
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I think any artist that has a good work ethic is someone I'd like to work with :-)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't over-compress!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Lately, a lot of bosa nova, but anywhere from norteño to video game scoring!
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Some squeezeebox flavor!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Some Owens corning on the home studio, stereo condensers, B&W802 speakers, computer with ProTools, Ableton, and Samplitude.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Be open, great communication is the key to a beautiful project.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to the client, listen to the track (if there's one), and go from there.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I don't know anyone on here :-(
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll keep recording until you're happy.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I feel like a technology-driven audio engineer, so I think adapting is a strong skill :-)?