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Good Danny's is the personal recording and creative space of Austin based musician/producer/engineer Danny Reisch.

"Best Grand Slam Studio" - 2014 Austin Chronicle "Best of Austin" Critic's Pick
"Best Recording Studio" - 2013 Austin Music Industry Awards
"Producer of the year" - 2011 Austin Music Awards

January 29th, 2015

The Austin Chronicle’s “Best of Austin” Award for “Best Grand Slam Studio,” was bestowed to us here at Good Danny’s. It’s a great honor and we’re proud to be considered the best in our vibrant, bustling city by the critics at The Chronicle.


June 20th, 2013

Austin Music People – Austin Music Industry Awards

We’re so grateful for the honor to be named the Best Recording Studio in Austin by The Austin Music People at the UNGALA Awards at the ACL Moody Theatre!  There are so many excellent studios in Austin with loads of talented engineers and producers and it means a ton to be recognized for the work we do here.

Winners of the 2013 Austin Music Industry Awards were:

  • Best Recording Studio: Good Danny’s
  • Best Sound Engineer: Mark Newman, the front of house sound engineer for the Beach Boys
  • Best Local Music Promoter: Maggie Lea, Cheer Up Charlie’s/Cinema East
  • Best Poster Design: Graham Franciose for “Wild Child Wild Frontier Fest 2012”
  • Best Late-Night Food: Magnolia Cafe
  • Friend of Austin Music Award: Greystar Properties
  • Friend of Austin Music Award: Mike Martinez, Austin City Council
  • UnSung Hero Award: Steve Wertheimer of the Continental Club













For more info on Austin Music People visit

May 26th, 2013

NYC party machines Black Taxi came to Austin to work with Danny on their new single “House on Fire,” which was released this week.  Along with this release, the band officially announced signing to No Shame Records.

MTV Buzzworthy calls the tune…

“ a signature slice of the new breed of stadium electro-pop: a track that combines spiky dance-punk guitars with M83 synth intensity and a fun.-size chorus.”


The band is on tour in the US throughout the summer:


May 6th, 2013

Danny collaborated with David Ramirez to produce this beautiful, personal and raw collection of songs.  This EP is the followup to last year’s full length Apologies, which was mixed by Danny and debuted at #2 on the iTunes Singer Songwriter charts. has posted a video for “The Bad Days.”  Click HERE to view.

The EP is currently streaming in it’s entirety at

Austin Monthly gave The Rooster a 5 Star review: 

David and Danny will begin working on a new full length this fall – stay tuned!


April 12th, 2013

Danny recently produced a new single for one of his favorite bands based in Austin.  Marmalakes are a rare combination of youthful, bright indie-pop with earnest, thought provoking intelligence.  Smart AND fun?!  Whaaaa?  Yes, they can coexist!

Marmalakes will be joining Danny in the studio this fall to produce their upcoming full length.


Click HERE to download says…

“[This is] the most upbeat, poppy music Marmalakes has ever produced. There is a wordless chorus that screams “radio hit” with the way it fuses indie-pop tendencies with the group’s well-established folksiness. The production is top-notch, highlighting a gorgeous bass line and even accentuating the sizzly cymbals in one of the song’s slower moments. It’s a great song that is really well produced and should make us excited for the group’s full-length debut.”

Pop Press International …praises the single for it’s

“…crisp production and excellent melodies”


Marmalakes will be on tour throughout the midwest and northeast this summer with Shakey Graves and Wild Child. Check out dates below:

March 17th, 2013

Stream Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 4
Danny’s best work yet (okay…this may be a heavily biased claim), 18 tracks of some of our favorite work from this past year and lots of new/unreleased music coming out this spring and summer.

Stream Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 4 compilation in its entirety here.

If you happen to be on a mobile device, you’ll want to enjoy Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 4 HERE.

March 16th, 2013

4th Annual Good Danny’s + The Navigational Society Day Party

Saturday March 16th – 10 am – The Parish & The Parish Underground

Free Entry with RSVP on Do512!

Presented by our friends at

Two stages at The Parish and the newly opened Parish Underground

Free food, drinks, photo booth & giveaways.

Come early for Tito’s bloody mary’s, Rio’s breakfast pockets and Progress Coffee.  Doors at 10am!

Host: Laurie Gallardo of KUTX

Parish Upstairs:
5:00p  What Made Milwaukee Famous
4:15   Marmalakes
3:30   Slowtrain
2:45   Tacks, The Boy Disaster
2:00   Black and White Years
1:15   Crooks
12:30  Black Taxi
11:45  Brass bed
11:00  Monophonic
10:15a Ghostbunny


Parish Underground:
5:15p  Jesca Hoop
4:30   Dana Falconberry
3:45   David Ramirez
3:00   Phox
2:15   Preservation
1:30   Panama Gold
12:45  Carbon Poppies
12:00  Hollis Brown
11:15  Brothers Lazaroff
10:30a The Mole People

Sponsored by:
Rio’s Brazilian
Progress Coffee
Tito’s Vodka
C&C Custom Drums
Rupert Neve Designs
Peerless Mastering
Affordable Sound


February 6th, 2013

Danny discusses mixing Tacks, The Boy Disasters‘ new LP and compares mixing “in-the-box” vs. stemming audio through the new Neve 5059 summing amp and Portico II MBP.

For full resolution files please visit under versions of the sound “Treasure Hunters” by Tacks, the Boy Disaster.

May 6th, 2012

After a few years off from the crazy tour schedule these lads kept up with the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Snow Patrol, The Other Lives to name a few, as well as festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits Festival, Sasquatch and Bonnaroo, What Made Milwaukee Famous have regrouped and are back in action with their new LP You Can’t Fall Off The Floor – to be released later in 2012. Danny and WMMF singer/long time friend and collaborator, Michael Kingcaid have been brewing this record up for a couple years now. This project started as an outlet for Michael Kingcaid’s solo work, but has grown into a full blown WMMF record.  This record was recorded at Good Danny’s, Cacophony Recorders, Lakeside Studio and Public Hi-fi with a lot of blood, sweat and tears and an amazingly talented group of musician’s contributing to it including Delta Spirit’s Matt Vasquez, Kathleen Edwards, Cully Symington, Gary Newcomb and many more…

Cully Symington

Gary Newcomb











The band has launched a Kickstarter, to help fund a music video for the single “Gone and Done It Now,” which you can hear on Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2.  Check out their upcoming show 2 set show in Austin at Hotel Vegas on May 11th (Tickets HERE), as they gear up for a busy year of touring in support of this new record that Danny is super proud of.

November 28th, 2011

Okkervil River return to their lo-fi, raw roots with a live recording project of obscure 70′s folk and rock covers – a sequel to 2007′s Golden Opportunities. With just a few short days of preproduction and rehearsals with Danny, the band settled on a group of 5 songs to track AND mix live to 1/4″ tape in one very exhausting and exciting day. Danny recorded and mixed Golden Opportunities 2 (Jagjaguwar) at Premium Recording (assisted by John Michael Landon), on Premium’s lovely Quad 8 console.

Download Golden Opportunities 2:
320 Kbps .mp3
Lossless .M4a

Golden Opportunities 2 Tracklist:
01. It is So Nice to Get Stoned (Ted Lucas)
02. U.F.O. (by Jim Sullivan)
03. One Soul Less On Your Fiery List (David McComb)
04. Plan D (Bill Fay)
05. Dry Bones (American Traditional)

Consequence of Sound:
“beautifully recorded entirely live to two-track tape in one day” (read article here)

Pitchfork article HERE

“Just enough, and never too much of everything” (read article here)