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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

April 29th, 2011

I’m really excited to be working with Dana and her awesome crew of talented, passionate folks that contributed to this beautiful recording – Grant Johnson (engineer), Chris Cox (arranger, musician), and many more fantastic musicians (Including our local string quartet rock stars Tosca!). On this record I’m striving to achieve the perfect balance and juxtaposition of the immanent/personal with the wide expansiveness of the Texas landscape that inspired Dana. I’ll be mixing this one at Lakeside Studio on their Neve 8058 console with boatloads of vintage goodies.

Below is a little video Dana shot of us exploring the reverb chamber at Premium Recording here in Austin yesterday where we ran select tracks back to capture a beautiful lush natural ambience of this hard plastered echo chamber – these will be used to add depth and distance in the mixing (as well as Lakeside’s EMT 140 and 240 plate reverbs for their lush smooth long reverb tails and a beautiful AKG BX-20 spring reverb for is dark chaos). These 3 classic reverb elements will be blended to help paint the deep, lush, expansive backdrop for Dana and her musicians to tell their story in front of.

April 24th, 2011

This is a really beautiful documentary by Nathan Christ, shot by Robert Garza – some very passionate and awesome folks. I hope some of my Austin friends will make it out to see it while its back here in town. Me and my Belaire cohorts are in it along with Sunset, Black Joe Lewis, The Black Angels, Dana Falconberry and many more Austin musicians and creatives. The film is a look at a music/creative scene and an evolving city whose growth both mirrors and in other ways contradicts the growth and evolution of many of the musicians/bands/people involved.

Click HERE for more info.

April 20th, 2011

Danny sits down with Adi Anand (Austinist, Transmission Entertainment) and Shoot Good Media to discus recording life.

Soundboard: Episode 1 – Danny Reisch from Shoot Good Media on Vimeo.

March 22nd, 2011

WOW, thanks so much to The Bright Light Social Hour for inviting me into their practice space to collaborate on their debut LP last spring/summer! I’m super proud to have won this award and to have made this record with such an awesome group of friends.

Bright Light swept the Austin Music Awards bringing home 6 total between everyone:
Band of The Year
Album of The Year
Song of The Year – “Detroit” (stream on my 2011 Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2 comp)
Bassist – Jack O’Brien
Keyboardist – A.J. Vincent
Producer – Danny Reisch

Thanks so much to everyone who kindly voted for me/us!

Danny's acceptance speech

March 11th, 2011

Click HERE to stream the Good Friends Vol. 2, 2011 compilation!

…or come to the Navigational Society/Good Danny’s day show at the Parish March 16th, 2011 to get a physical copy, plus stickers/buttons! The line-up is killer!

Track Listing:
01 The Frontier Brothers – Strut

02 Suzanna Choffel – So The Story Goes

03 White Denim – Handwriting

04 Brass Bed – Begs Me Not To Beg

05 The Bright Light Social Hour – Detroit

06 Michael Kingcaid – Coal Miner’s Slaughter

07 Mr. Lewis And The Funeral 5 – Tuesday Is The New Monday

08 Golden Bear – Who We Are

09 JC & Co. – Setting And Sun

10 Low Line Caller – The Dark Of Humanity

11 Trumpeter Swan – Acolyte

12 The Bubbles – I Belong To The Stars

March 11th, 2011

The Navigational Society and Good Danny’s have joined forces to showcase the best and brightest of Austin’s talent with a little help from our friends – March 16th at The Parish (214 E. 6th St.). This kick-ass bill is comprised of bands that both Navigational Society/Good Danny’s work with for booking and recording/production.

Event begins at 10am -Free entry with RSVP.

FREE Coffee from Progress Coffee

FREE Vodka from 3 Olives Vodka


FREE Good Danny’s Good Friends Vol. 2 Compilation

Danny will be releasing Vol. 2 of his Good Danny’s Good Friends compilation at this event featuring music he’s produced/recorded for White Denim, The Bright Light Social Hour, Suzanna Choffel, Brass Bed, The Frontier Brothers and many more. A limited run of this special compilation will be available ONLY at this event.

Sponsored by:

The Navigational Society

Good Danny’s

Affordable Sound

Progress Coffee

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March 11th, 2011

Just a couple mixes to go!

February 10th, 2011

Nice picture boys.

February 7th, 2011

After nearly two years of extensive recording on this beast of a full length at Good Danny’s and Cacophony Recorders, we are mixing Mr. Lewis and The Funeral 5′s new LP through the month of February out at Lakeside Studio on their lovely Neve 8058 Console – the perfect match for the giant tight low-end punch this record packs.

Delirium Tremendous is due out this spring on Chicken Ranch Records.

February 2nd, 2011