“Wildly creative, accommodating and overall chill dude…”
Dan has been captivated by music and sound recording since the age of 5. Formally trained on piano for 4 years as a child, his interest only grew after witnessing a performance of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra in the 4th grade. Keyboards led to guitar, bass guitar, drums, etc. etc. Having access to Miami University’s incredible music facilities while gaining his Bachelor’s degree only sharpened his focus. Learning from projects in local commercial studios coupled with recording and live sound work with many local bands prompted “early adopter” participation in the home studio revolution of the late 80’s. Free of any commercial studio time restriction, Dan was able to hone his recording, multi-instrumental and compositional chops on many styles of music from Orchestral to Electronica to Jazz to Rock and everything in between.
The explosive growth of broadband internet technology provided the genesis of Digital Groove Productions in 2000. Focused initially on immersive media for the Web, DGP’s service offerings expanded to also include custom audio, downloadable sound FX/music libraries, audio branding, sound design and multi-channel mixing services for agency, corporate, retail, hospitality and broadcast clients.
Fast forward to the studio’s move downtown in 2016, and Digital Groove’s current trajectory is a natural progression in his life-long pursuit.
When not working on music, Dan enjoys trying to keep up with his Triathlete wife (Ginger) and son (Austin), watching open-wheel racing, playing golf and working out.