Daniel Natoli . Audio

Music Production. Audio Engineering. System Design. Architectural Acoustics.

About

Daniel Natoli

Music Producer, Audio Engineer, Whisky Enthusiast and Beard Owner.

Daniel Natoli

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…”

Steve Lacy, jazz saxophonist and composer.

Qualifications & Affiliations

Company Director

AKA Music owns and operates a number of independent recording studios and manages The Producers Card; working closely with partner audio facilities that allow freelance producers & engineers to concentrate more on the music and just make great sounding records!

Music Producer and Audio Engineer

A Sharp Recording Studios is the oldest independent recording studio in Sydney, meticulously renovated with unbelievable attention to detail, resulting in one of the finest and most sophisticated studios in Australia.

Music Producer and Audio Engineer

Kiln Studios offers two meticulously-designed recording studios, each with their own unique recording and production workflows. Kiln Studios provides a forward-thinking stylish recording experience for music and vocal production

Acoustician & System Designer

AKA Acoustics specialises in bespoke recording studio design, system development and architectural acoustics for the media production, entertainment and performing arts industries.

Head of Production

Score Addiction is a high quality, fully-customisable music platform developed in partnership with the world’s biggest production music libraries to help video editors, producers and content creators find, audition and customise world-class library music.

Head of Production

Syncly is a unique, royalty-free music library that allows you to customise music for video, providing unique, curated music across a range of styles and moods.

The University of Sydney

Master of Architectural Science (Audio & Acoustics)

Australian Institute of Music

Diploma of Music (Composition & Music Production) Bachelor of Music (Audio Engineering) on Academic Scholarship

RWTH Aachen University

 CA101: Communication Acoustics (via edX)

Services

Recording

Mixing

Music Production

Architectural Acoustics

DSP & System Design

PORTFOLIO

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.”

Cameron Vadala (Guitarist of Hiraeth)

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.”

Cassandra Scott (Pianist of Hiraeth)

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.”

Adam Crowell (Bassist of Hiraeth and owner of Crowella Effects)

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!”

Alex Dorn (Guitarist of Hiraeth)

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!”

Matthew Cardwell (Lead Singer and Songwriter of Hiraeth)

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.”

Jared Phillips (Guitarist and backing-vocalist of Valko and Majora)

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.”

Peter O’Connor (The Human Instrumentality 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.”

Irene Sarrinikolaou (Artistic Director, ANGELVOICES.)

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!”

Georgia Orfanos (Lead vocalist of Absentia and founder of Georgia Eyes Music.)

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!”

Adam Drum (Lead Vocalist, The Needs)

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