© Daniel Dennis | Nashville Producer and Recording Studio

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Hey, I’m Daniel Dennis.

 

If you’ve made it to this page, then you should know that

 

I REALLY CARE ABOUT YOUR SONGS

 

And I care about each step in the recording process. Let's talk about that...

 

When you book a session with me, you’ll either e-mail me a worktape of your song (or songs) or you can just show up with lyrics and a melody, and together, we’ll discuss production ideas and how you envision your project.

 

Next, we’ll record a “scratch” guitar and vocal to a click track to establish the tempo and feel of the song.

 

(Don’t worry, these tracks never happened!)

 

Then the REAL FUN begins!

 

I play the following instruments:

  • Drums 

  • Bass

  • Acoustic guitar

  • Resonator guitar

  • Electric guitar

  • Mandolin

  • Ganjo

  • Drum and Synth Programming

  • Vibey pedal steel

  • Random Percussion Goodies

 

Now sometimes a song will call for a specific instrument or flavor. I can hire in some of Nashville’s top session players to take your songs over the top. (This includes: string arrangements, pedal steel, fiddle, piano, chicken-pickin’ electric guitar and whatever else we can dream up.)

We’ll start with drums, then bass, then acoustic guitar, and the instrument party continues until we have a beautiful song baby!

 

Along the way, I’ll present to you different production ideas for each instrument that will shape the sound of your song. 

 

I VALUE YOUR CREATIVE INPUT

 

Your creative input is what is going to make your songs unique.  And working one-on-one with an artist is my favorite part of building a song.

 

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VOCALS

 

I’m serious when it comes to vocals because it’s literally the lead instrument. 

 

I have invested heavily into world-class microphones, microphone preamps and compressors to get a radio-ready sound, right from the start.

 

We’ll try different microphones on your voice to see which microphone makes your vocals SHINE.

 

My microphones include: Sony c800g, Manley Cardioid Reference, AEA R92 and Shure SM7B.

 

I’m passionate about vocal production.

 

I have developed a vocal comping system (compiling the best vocal takes into one perfect vocal track) that saves time and your voice. 

 

I tune vocals manually, which means your vocal will sound as natural as possible. (Or not... I can make you sound like T-Pain if that's your flavor!)

 

Once your lead vocal is finished, we’ll probably want background vocals, too. If you’re able to sing harmonies, I can guide you through the song to really make your vocals POP. If not, no big deal. I know many incredible background vocalists that would love to be hired to sing on your songs.

 

MIXING AND MASTERING

 

Without getting too nerdy on you, when I mix and master your songs, I’m going to make them sound BIG, PUNCHY, POWERFUL and COMPETITIVE.

 

Want the nerdy information? Here it is:

 

I have a hybrid mixing system. I treat each instrument ITB (In The Box) while mixing through an analog mix bus chain, which is a Rupert Neve 5059, Rupert Neve Master Bus Processor and Chandler Curve Bender.

 

I focus on making your songs sound as exciting and emotional as possible.

 

I want your audience to FEEL SOMETHING when they hear your music. And I want them to hit replay over and over.