DAN CANTOR – NOTABLE PRODUCTIONS
Producer, Composer, Drummer, Mixer, Mac Audio Guru. Started playing drums on jazz gigs with his Dad in NYC as a kid. Dan studied Drums with Alan Dawson, Frankie Malabe and Kenwood Dennard and studied electronic composition/Synclavier under George Todd at Middlebury college. His first real studio job was working as an assistant for Deodato in NYC with Roberta Flack on the White Nights film Soundtrack. After being chief engineer at First Take in Boston for 4 years, he started Notable Productions, writing music and producing recordings for Rock, Rap, World and Jazz artists (Jiggle the Handle, Atlas Soul, Luther Guitar Johnson, 3 against 4, Fox trot Zulu, Hipbone, Group Saloum, Yat-Fu, BMG 44, Fatim, Rick Berlin, Jackson Jills, Persiflage, Hummer, Closet Fish, Skavoovie and the Epitones, Robben Ford, Tracey Bonham, Farid El Kenitri, 1AChord, Omzo, Abass abass, Ouzman, Natalie Fernandes and the Curtis Brothers, Akili Jamal Haynes, Engine, Jim’s Big Ego, and composing multimedia scores for Warner Bros’ artists: Aerosmith, Biohazard, Allman Brothers, Hotei, and Cracker and for clients like IBM, Microsoft, A.R.T., Motor City Museum and QRS music Rolls. Dan’s disdain of MIDI timing fueled him to write an expose on poor sequencer constructions for Midi Magazine and designing an exhibit for the Computer Museum showing people how to use computers to compose. This led to an abundance of multimedia work and being sought out to helps design, beta test, setup or tweak computer based recording rigs. Some clients include: MOTU, JL Cooper, Kurzweil A.I., Dexter Media, School House, Underground Productions, Virtual Music, Cakewalk, Clear-Perception Studio, Notable.com, SuperMacMan.com, , Jimmy Jewels, Nappy Roots. M.I.T., The Empty Bell, Boston University Film Unit and the Vagina Monologues. Dan has appeared with Jim’s Big Ego singing the National Anthem at Fenway for the Red Sox and on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered. Dan is at once seduced by the Vintage iron of sound of his 33 channel Neve or glowing vacuum tubes as he is formidable with an Apogee fronted Protools rig. Dan built the first Nomadic rig and eagerly traveled with Cousin Ben to Dakar to record the first Nomadic Wax release African Underground Vol.1. Nomadic Wax calls on Dan to contributes tracks as a multi-instrumentalist, as a Mixer or to use his ASCAP award wining Songwriting skills. Just like Ben, Dan likes to pig out on Ben’s Mom’s Brisket and talk about Mics, Macs, Drumming, and ancient family history. This winter the cousins embark on a Sample CD with Leroy “Horsemouth” Wallace from Burning Spear and are featured in the november 2005 issue of TapeOp magazine. African Underground Volume 2 will be out this fall as well.
Email me if you have questions about production or internships. Notable has a few interns every year.