Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Whisky Enthusiast and Beard Owner.
Daniel believes in the pure genetics of audio; a moment of sound should mystify the most enthusiastic audiophile and capture the heart and mind of a listener. With these philosophies in mind, Daniel has dedicated his life to working in the audio industry, pursuing his passion both professionally and academically whilst working alongside high-profile clients and independent artists.
Daniel’s extensive professional career has equipped him with an extremely high level of motivation, creativity and independent thinking. With formal training as an audio engineer and acoustician, and experience working in international project management, Daniel can offer clear and effective solutions in all technical, creative and project-based environments.
As a Director of AKA Music, and co-owner of A Sharp Recording Studio and Kiln Studios, Daniel offers an extensive range of studio recording, mixing and music production services designed to deliver the highest quality production of your sounds.
Recently, Daniel has been involved in the development of Score Addiction and Syncly Music (two groundbreaking production music platforms, established in partnership with some of the world’s biggest production music libraries) and has conducted university research in spatial electroacoustics and applied psychoacoustics as part of his Master of Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics) degree at The University of Sydney.
“It starts with a single sound. If there’s something in that sound, then it’s worth continuing…”
Qualifications & Affiliations
Music Producer and Audio Engineer
Music Producer and Audio Engineer
Acoustician & System Designer
Head of Production
Head of Production
The University of Sydney
Australian Institute of Music
RWTH Aachen University
Entropy by PHARMERCYProducer | Mixing | Mastering
3 Weeks In Spring (Original Cast Recording)Producer | Recording | Mixing | Mastering
These Promises by Once Around SaturnMixing | Guitarist
Bones by Oly ShermanProducer | Recording | Mixing
Sonder by HiraethProducer | Recording | Mixing
Okay Lang by Carl De VillaProducer | Recording | Mixing
Holy Water by ZamzamProducer | Recording | Mixing
Only Dreaming by Once Around SaturnMixing | Guitarist
Daybreak on Solstice by The Human Instrumentality ProjectProducer | Recording | Mixing | Mastering
Georgia Eyes MusicComposer | Producer | Engineer
Pain Free Melody by Oly ShermanProducer | Recording | Mixing
Head Up by AFS WilliamsRecording | Mixing
House On A Hill by Oly ShermanProducer | Recording | Mixing
Waterfall Eyes by Oly ShermanMIXING
KING by AFS WILLIAMSMIXING
Keep It Real by Red VelvetMastering
Taste Your Fame by The NeedsRecording | Mixing | Mastering
Crystalline by Blind DatesProducer | Recording | Mixing | Mastering
Mozaic by HammerheadAssistant Engineer
Of Sound Mind by ValkoProducer | Recording | Mixing | Mastering
Origins by Insanity ProofPRODUCER | RECORDING | MIXING | MASTERING
Memories by CapitanaRecording
Something Borrowed, Something Blues by Sarah MitchellProducer | Recording | Mixing
Eyes Weary by Lost RecordsPRODUCER | RECORDING | MIXING | MASTERING
My favourite engineer/producer!
“Daniel Natoli has been, by far, my favourite engineer/producer that I have had the honour of working with. Daniel is always up for trying new things and experimenting with ideas. His creative sense and musical direction has always lead to great sounds; sounds that I never thought were possible. Not only has Daniel been a pleasure to work with, but I would consider him a close friend of mine for many years to come. I would strongly recommend Daniel for his professional help and advice.”
I’ve worked with different engineers and producers in the past and haven’t been nearly as impressed!
“Daniel constantly impresses me. He displays an incredible work ethic. His combination of skill, knowledge, and intuition make him great to work with. He knows when to push ideas and when to back off. Highly professional but also easy going. I’ve worked with different engineers and producers in the past and haven’t been nearly as impressed. I will always recommend him.”
The results sound incredible!
“Dan’s mix of entire professionalism and friendly natured approach to the recording and mixing process is leaps and bounds beyond anything I ever expected, the results sound incredible and pushed our music to boundaries I never dreamed it could be.”
There wasn’t a feeling of separation between engineer/producer, and musician.
“Dan provided a very comfortable and relaxing environment whilst maintaining a high level of professionalism during our sessions. He demonstrated himself being highly competent in the studio, with very high audio and technology knowledge. I appreciated Dan having a great sense of humour – he was able to provide a human element to the sessions, and definitely made my experience a lot more enjoyable. There wasn’t a feeling of separation between engineer/producer and musician, it felt like we were all working towards the same goal. Recording with Dan was a very fluid experience. He was fun to be in a studio environment with, was full of ideas and provided lots of inspiration during sessions. Dan is THE man with more than just a plan!”
Daniel’s ability to understand a vision beyond its foundations is a beautiful gift.
“Daniel’s ability to understand a vision beyond its foundations is a beautiful gift. Mr. Natoli met us at every corner, and challenged us even when he knew we’d want to throw the SSL at him! He is a gracefully ambitious engineer with a world of knowledge in both musical technique, and soul. It has been an honour to work with him, and we look forward to annoying him more in the very near future! We love you Dan!”
The benchmark for all future recording experiences.
“Working with Dan has set the benchmark for all future recording experiences. Not only does he give the impression that he is constantly in control of the technical aspects of a project, but he constantly pushed us to be the best musicians we could be. No is not a word in his vocabulary and he made it his mission to try each and every idea voiced. Daniel Natoli is an engineer and producer that you will be hearing more and more of over the years, I guarantee it. Working with Dan has been one of the major highlights of our music career.”
He understood my vision and helped me to realise it beyond my expectations.
“Daniel is very talented, committed and professional. The time, effort and attention to detail he puts in is crazy, but it pays off big time. He understood my vision for my project and helped me to realise it beyond my expectations. As a producer, he offered only what input he thought necessary. As an engineer he excels in knowing how to achieve a particular desired sound. I will definitely be working with Daniel again on my next project.”
Daniel is always my first choice in his areas of expertise.
“My company ANGELVOICES specialises in live performance across vocal genres such as opera, musical theatre and jazz. Sophistication and high quality production is my expectation, and thus Daniel is always my first choice in his areas of expertise. He is methodical and professional in all his undertakings, and I have no hesitation in recommending him to prospective clients.”
An absolute pleasure and honour.
“Working with Daniel is, and has been, an absolute pleasure and honour. He works with professionalism, enthusiasm and his knowledge is outstanding! As a vocalist, it is difficult to find audio engineers who understand our working attitudes and how to best utilise and capture our sound. I would highly recommended Daniel to anyone – his work ethic is not only professional, but unbeatable. Whoever gets the pleasure to work along side him will not be disappointed!”
One of the highlights of my musical career!
“Working with Dan has been one of the highlights of my musical career. The man knows how to get the best out of anyone, and is so amazingly patient and easy-going you’d think you were 15 years old jamming in your parents garage! If you want quality work and a good time whilst recording, Dan is the man!”