Who Am I ?
1: Who am I?
2: What do you do and what project are you currently working on?
I’m an audio mastering engineer at Engine Room Audio in NYC. I’m currently working on a lot of projects such as mastering the new Bilal Karaman album out of Istanbul and the new Junior Astronomers’ album out of Charlotte, NC. I also recently worked on a Trey Songz track called “Heart Attack” which just received a Grammy Nomination for Best R&B Song.
3: Where are you from and where are you going?
I’m from Charlotte, North Carolina and I’m going to the Grammy’s.
4: Who is your biggest hero?
I think it is a tie between my mother, my father, and my brother Aaron (who always gives me a ride home).
5: What book is your bible?
6: What are some things you love? And some things you hate?
I love the Atlanta Braves, Appalachian State football, mastering, the Wizard of Oz, Fender guitars, beer, apple pie, vinyl records, and The Godfather films. I hate racism, posers, and MP3s.
7: What is your raison d’être?
Making records and helping bands find their sound – then helping them capture that sound.
8: What is your favorite color?
Black and Gold. Go Appalachian State Mountaineers!
9: Who is your favorite comic book superhero?
I really like Colossus from X-Men, but my all time favorite superhero has to be Batman. I love that he had no special powers but that he ended up being one of the most powerful superheroes of all time.
10: What is your favorite NYC hot spot?
I live in Brooklyn, so I’d have to say Noorman’s Kil on Grand St.–whiskey, grilled cheese, and whiskey. Need I say more?
11: What turns you on?
A well recorded drum set, Juan Alderete’s bass tone, and Aerosmith’s fourth album, Rocks.
12: What would the last question of this questionnaire be if you were the one asking?
What would be your dream album to work on? Jimi Hendrix Are You Experienced.
Dan Millice is an American mastering engineer in New York City. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Dan began his career in music at fifteen when he produced and wrote his first full-length album. After graduating from Appalachian State University with a degree in Music, he moved to Manhattan to pursue his dream as an audio engineer. Dan has since built a large and impressive clientele mastering albums at Engine Room Audio, NYC. Dan has worked on albums for A$AP Rocky, Trey Songz, 50 Cent, Gentlemen Hall, Cloudeater, Lloyd Banks, Ohio Sky, Boyfrndz, George Oldziey, and many more.
Questions by PMc Magazine
Edited by Ceara Maria Burns
Photography by Mike Bashur
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Dan Millice in the Mastering Studio at Engine Room Audio, NYC, 2011, Photography by Mike Bashur