Dante Lattanzi

Producer, Composer, Mixer & Engineer

(HBO, MTV, CNN, Crayola, Universal Music, Dr. John, Shemekia Copeland)


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Introduction


Dante Lattanzi is a sonic architect with a wide ranging and unique background. He is an active TV/Film and video game composer, producer, songwriter, music manager and multi-instrumentalist, a true rare breed creator playing and being equally proficient on twelve organic instruments. Acoustic and electric guitars, upright and electric bass — even sitar. Add to the equation drums, world and Latin percussion, acoustic and electric keyboards, vocals and harmonica, and he’s a veritable one-man show. Dante was mentored on drums by the legendary swing jazz drummer Duffy Jackson from the Count Basie Orchestra, son of the legendary bassist Chubby Jackson as well as keyboard player for Afrika Bambaatta and Brass Construction Lee Evans. Dante cut his teeth as a teenage funk, punk and indie/rock drummer, sharing stages with bands like Green Day, Fishbone, The Pharcyde, Mana, Ashanti, Cafeta Cuba, Babyface, and Jane's Addiction.

His clients include HBO, Crayola, Kraft, Lexus, Best Buy, The Knot, MTV, Bad Boy Records, Alligator Records, Adele’s drummer Derrick Wright, NY Fellowship Choir, Duffy Jackson, The Naked Cowboy, Shemekia Copeland, The Woods Brothers, Dr. John, Troy Ramey and Cáthia of NBC’s The Voice and dozens of up and coming notable talent.

Specialties: artist development, artist management, audio production, game composition, TV/Film composition, vocal/musical arrangement, instrumentation, programming, mixing, mastering, graphic design and photography. 

At age 15, his family relocated to California where Dante Lattanzi cut his teeth playing in fledgling bands. After a move back to New York, he returned to the West Coast on his own and began concentrating on songwriting, arranging and collaborating with artists. He drummed for Clayface, a funk/rock aggregation that shared bills with Green Day, The Pharcyde, Pearl Jam and many more. Dante also co-founded a duo called Ajatano who went on to the number one spot on MP3.com’s urban and Latin charts which led Ajatano to an MP3 player endorsement deal with Rio. Ajatano rocked audiences with an inspired mix of flamenco and pop, opening concerts for Babyface, Shaquille O’Neal, Shanice and Mana. Behind the board for the label American Empire Records, Dante Lattanzi sharpened his arranging and production chops as he became schooled in all aspects of recording, from budgets to content. Back in New York, he continued to build a reputation as a staff producer, composer and engineer with Jambox Recording Studio where he added sound design, mastering and vinyl restoration credits to his résumé of indie film video and game projects, in addition to recording signed and unsigned bands and artists in all styles. Among his strengths both musical and technical, flexibility is possibly his most marketable attribute. Having worked in hot box environments, Dante Lattanzi is capable of creating under intense deadlines. Blending ProTools technology with real instruments to breathe life into sound, his catalog of savvy, hit-driven songs is ever-expanding. As a creative partner, he welcomes collaborations with songwriters and artists. Whatever the situation, this empathic, enterprising and evolved writer/producer is open and prepared, as he breathes in tune and in time to the rhythms and sounds of a creative heart.


Warm Audio Gear

  • WA76 Discrete Compressor
  • WA-87 Condenser Microphone
  • WA-2A Opto Compressor
  • WA273-EQ Mic Pre + EQ
  • BUS-COMP Stereo VCA Bus Compressor
  • TB12-B ToneBeast Black Mic Pre
  • EQP-WA Equalizer
  • WA-412 Mic Pre
  • WA-251 Tube Condenser Microphone
  • WA-14 Condenser Microphone
  • WA-84 Small Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

"In all my years of recording and being privileged enough to own and heavily use some of the most sought out microphones in the biz, I was completely and utterly shocked after hearing the Warm Audio WA-87 on male/female vocals, guitars and drums. It had more detail, punch and that gorgeous overall pro polish that made my other microphones go back in their boxes. You guys are AMAZING and I look forward to using all of your gear on current and future album releases."
Dante Lattanzi
"I cannot say enough good things about Warm Audio as a company and their products. First off, I use most of their products on just about everything being recorded, mixed and mastered at our facility. It has enabled our studio to facilitate all aspects of recording from bands to film scores with such punch, clarity, tone, warmth, dependability and to have the ability to not only dial in that sought after classic sound of all the original gear, we’ve literally got rid of most of our expensive gear that serve no purpose any longer. To be able to capture a recording through a classic chain at a fraction of the cost, who’s not to love their products. I’ve had the pleasure to meet and work with the Warm Audio team on several recordings and music videos throughout the years, they are sincerely and genuinely amazing people who stand behind their vision, products and artists. Thank you Warm Audio!"
Dante Lattanzi

Discography


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