the dan-o-matic

Dan Workman, here. Thanks for visiting this site. For those of you who have read my original welcome, I'm no longer conflicted: I've learned not to lecture or rant, (at least on this page), AND I'm still extremely passionate about making great sounding records.

When I originally wrote, "I am not the type of producer who imparts "My Sound" to a project", well,...I was wrong. I'm reversing my position after having the obvious pointed out to me by dear friends and associates. I still respect what is great in a song, and build upon those strengths, but I've come to realize that my 'value-added' contributions are a big part of what I do.

My communication skills are excellent. If I have any gift, it is the ability to get people to talk freely about what their music needs to say. I excel at breaking through "band deadlock" where uncomfortable topics prevent musical progress. Once trust is established, and we learn the grammar and vocabulary for sharing our musical thoughts, the songs begin to tell us what they need--every single time.

I love creating the right team of people to fit a project's needs: I have wonderful engineers, co-producers, musicians, arrangers, techs, and tuners who make themselves available to work on my productions.

If you want to hear examples of my work, check out the sound board on this site. If you want to hear more, contact me at 713.926.2544, or by EMAIL, and I will provide downloads or hardcopy. More important, I can put you in touch with some of my recent clients and you can talk to them.

The Love,

cool photo above by Justin Applegate from the band Alico