What’s up everyone! My name is Danny. I've been producing and making music for 20+ years. I’ve grown up in the studio all my life and have been mentored by some of the industry’s most reputable names. I’ve had the pleasure of working with an array of different producers such as Timbaland, Borgore, Brillz, Dan Farber, Kelly Price, and Larrance Dopson (1500 or Nothin)- to name a few. Some of my specialties include Ableton Live, Logic, sound design (Serum, Massive, Sylenth), mixing/mastering, and songwriting. I really enjoy teaching people how to get their tracks to the next level and am excited to share my production tips and secrets with you.
If you are completely new to Ableton or Logic, I can teach you the basics of the program and get you up to speed so you can start your creative journey in just a few lessons. I will teach you the most important aspects of Ableton/Logic so you will have the most efficient way to start producing by yourself without getting overwhelmed. My goal is to remove any obstacles you may have with your DAW and develop a workflow that works for you.
If you are new to sound design, I can teach you how to make your own original sounds or remake sounds from your favorite artists to use within your own productions. I can show you the basics on how to move your way around synths like Serum or Massive that can feel very overwhelming at times.
If you’re more experienced, there is always something new to learn and I am happy to share my knowledge of mixing and mastering, sound design, and composition with you. If you have been producing for a while and maybe you are in a musical rut or need that extra boost to get your music to the next level, I can help. If you are aiming to produce or mix in a certain genre I can help you achieve your goals. I am great at replicating synths, drums, and mix/mastering styles. You let me know what style you are going for and I can get you there.
If there is something specific you are looking to learn that hasn’t been listed, go ahead and drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can take it from there!
How much are the lessons?
The lessons are always $175/hour or $100/30min. If you'd like to schedule an hour and a half, add 1 hour to your cart, then add 30 minutes to your cart. Payment is due before the lesson through our normal checkout process after adding the lesson to your shopping cart. Ask us about bulk pricing if you’re interested in numerous lessons.
How do I schedule a lesson?
Add the lesson to your cart and checkout, and we will immediately get in touch with you via email or phone to schedule your lesson.
What does a lesson with you look like?
The best way is to send me your Ableton/Logic project file, and we can share our screens and audio through Zoom.
Can you work on my Ableton/Logic project?
Definitely! If you have certain sounds/synths that you don’t think I’ll have, freeze them and bounce them out. I will typically have any plugins you use.
How do I send you my Ableton/Logic project?
For Ableton: First you need to open up your project and go to File>Collect All and Save so that your samples will be transferred with your session. Then you will need to compress/zip your project folder (not just the .als file) and send it through email. On a Mac is as easy as right clicking on it and selecting Compress. If you’re having trouble, let us know and we’ll guide you step-by-step.
For Logic: Whether you saved your project as a Folder or Package doesn’t matter. Just make sure when you do save your project, you check all the various boxes underneath in the Save Project Dialog Box.
What do I need in order to have the best experience during the lesson?
You will need whichever DAW you’re working out of, headphones, and a mic (built-in laptop mics are fine). We find using Zoom (www.zoom.us) works best for lessons as we can share both our screens as well as audio. You will need to have Zoom downloaded and setup before the lesson.
Still wondering if these lessons are for you? Tell me what you'd like to learn at Lessons@xlntsound.com and I'll let you know if I can help you.