After producing and co-writing his first major label effort, Repercussion’s “Earth and Heaven”, which sold in excess of 200, 000 records worldwide, including a number-one radio hit “Promise Me Nothing” in Japan, Daniel turned his energies toward establishing his own studio in the heart of New York City in 1990, and building up his engineering and producing catalog.
Within one year of opening the doors, Daniel earned himself and his partners their first platinum record, this time from A&M recording artist Blues Traveler’s “Live from the Fall” double CD. Daniel was the primary Protools engineer and post-producer for the album.
Many productions ensued during the mid-nineties at his studio in midtown Manhattan, including such artists as Curtis Mayfield, Mos Def, Doctor John, N’dea Davenport, Sugar Ray, Olu Dara, and the Roots.
In late 1998, Daniel was among the first engineer/producers to record Norah Jones, in their collaboration “Angels”, which was released on Atlantic Records, under the name Wax Poetic. During the late nineties,
Daniel expanded his music entrepreneurial efforts music licensing for film and television, landing major placements in all media, while developing key relationships in Hollywood — with the help of Barry Cole (Blue Mountain Publishing/Clear Songs) and Dave Hnatiuk (MTV/Autonatik)
In 2000, Daniel Wyatt co-founded Sonica Media Group, a boutique company dedicated to artist development and representation, including all facets of production and publishing.
In its five years of operation, SMG has deepened its contacts within the media industry, developing a client list that ranges from Rawkus Records to Newline Pictures to NASA.
In addition, Daniel was head of A&R for Recon/Artemis records for 2002-2004, creating masters with Old Dirty Bastard (Def Jam) and Elephant Man (VP/Atlantic), in addition to being the executive music producer for Emmy-nominated “Word Wars” (Discovery/Times), that debuted at the Sundance Film Festival.
Daniel served as Senior Instructor at SAE New York from 2006-2011, where he taught Mastering and FX.
After leaving SAE, Daniel helped create Dubspot, NYC, where he was the head mixing and mastering instructor and course designer, in addition to creating the Mixing and Mastering program for their online school.
He also recently served as Vice President of Music and Entertainment for GMR marketing, one of the world’s largest global marketing companies.
Recent collaborations include Grammy-award winning Leonard Hubbard of the Roots, DJ Logic (John Mayer/Dave Matthews), Metropolis Opera Project, Postman, Peter Kirn, and DubSonata.
Daniel Wyatt is the founder and senior engineer of mixmasterwyatt.com, which provides mixing and mastering services worldwide.
Daniel Wyatt is also the founder and CEO of nextlevelsound.com, the world-renowned online training center for the modern producer.