About Me

About Me

Hey everyone!  My name is Dan “Danno” Miller.  I’m a Producer, Songwriter, Singer, Graphic Artist, and Hermit. Thanks for checking out the site.

I’m originally from Twinsburg, OH and now live in CA. I dropped out of college and joined a boy-band….O-town was featured on the original Making the Band (that’s right, we’re the O.G.’s beeotch), we sold several million records (the plaques are in the attic and I only take them out when someone needs a reminder of how freakin cool 5 guys look in matching denim jumpsuits), and our #1 song, “All Or Nothing” will be played in supermarkets and department stores till the end of time. So we had a good run but it ended just as quickly as it started.

My time with the group was great but I was always interested in the behind-the-scenes stuff. I bought an MPC 2000XL while I was on the road and dragged that mo fo everywhere we went. I spent all my spare time tweaking sounds, digging for samples, and experimenting in the studio.  All that hard work started to pay off  recently when I signed as a producer with The Clutch.  Their names are all over just about any record you pick up these days and I look forward to working with them for a long time.

I do most of my production out of my modest home studio.  I have a Mac computer, run Pro Tools for vocals, and Logic for my pre-production, through an M-Box (see, I told you it was modest).  I still have my MPC 2000XL but i like sequencing in Pro Tools and Logic better so it mostly collects dust.  My Fostex NF-1A monitors bump but I do most of my work in headphones.  I have a 88 key Kurzweil PC2x keyboard that I use as my midi controller for the 100′s of Gig’s of drums, synths, instruments, and loops that I have compiled and store on several firewire drives.  For soft synths, I use SampleTank 2XL, Sonik Synth 2, and Miroslav Philharmonik ALOT.  I like to keep an acoustic and electric guitar close by while i’m working on tracks because to me, synth guitars are the only instrument that never sounds realistic so i’d rather just play the guitar parts live.  If my studio is any indication, you don’t need all the latest equipment or a big time studio to make records anymore.