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History: Dana Nielsen has worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Justin Timberlake, Neil Diamond, Linkin Park, System Of A Down,
Lil John, Saliva, Jay-Z, Colin Hay, Anti-Flag, DC Talk, Alex Acuna,
Cecilia Noel, Dan Wilson, The Jayhawks, Audioslave, Sheryl Crow,
Heavens, and Jakob Dylan. He also writes music for the hit TV show
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy.
Nielsen moved to Los Angeles in the summer of 2000 from New Orleans
where he spent four years immersed in the city's rich musical heritage
as a hard-working student and actively gigging musician. He attended
Loyola University of N.O. as a Jazz major on scholarships for saxophone
and academics. It was also at Loyola where Dana entered the studio
world, working extensively as an eager, young engineer with local
jazz legends and upstart hip-hop label, Renaissance Records.
in L.A., Dana planned to put his newly honed skills as ProTools
and Recording Engineer to work in the studio scene. He started out
as a freelance technical consultant for a variety of high-profile
sales organizations. Catering to a growing list of Hollywood A-list
producers and engineers, Dana quickly became their "first call"
for sales advice and technical support.
His first major record work was with Colin Hay of Men at Work, who
hired Dana to record and mix a 6-week tour of the U.S. in 2003.
Nielsen met producer Rick Rubin in 2004 and has since worked in
varied capacities on a succession of hit records.
In 2006 Dana mixed a full length, Limited Edition of Neil Diamond's
"12 Songs" album and also worked as Additional Engineer
on Grammy winning albums by Justin Timberlake and Red Hot Chili
has already been a busy year for Dana who Co-Engineered Linkin Park's
top-selling album "Minutes to Midnight" and is currently
working with Weezer on their follow-up to 2005's smash hit "Make
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