Notable Productions, Inc

Dan ( in moses mode ) and Hired Gun
Hired Gun is amazing. Performer, Educator, Hip-Hop Evangelist, Activist and all around sweet man. Proud to have worked with him in so many ways.
Poor Remy visits Notable and records "ghost"
Steven Barnett session for "Silence Makes a Sound" video. Amazing director Travis Beauchamp on my left.
Nomadic Massive works on new versions of their songs with Dan. A brilliant team of outspoken multi-lingual MC’s and Singers. I hope they come back for a longer stay, they are an amazing musical confederation.
Daniel Cantor
Mamie wants me to stay clean shaven like this :) So I did for her Birthday.
Berklee Students and Dan at 2018 AES Student Competition. We have finalists in 4 out of 5 categories!
I Proudly stand with my Friends Poetic Pilgrimage during writing/ recording session and Aljazeera Bio Pic.
Valley Luthiery - Gary Long brings his awesome boutique guitar pedals and amps to Notable for a demo and workshop featuring Berklee Guitar Expert/players Mark Simos and Thaddeus Hogarth
Kevin Killen (one of the my favorite engineers and a lovely individual) and Daniel Cantor
I got to spend the day with Kevin! Interviewing him, learning from him and attending his NYU classes. Thank You Kevin :)
A beautiful Berklee moment with two of my favorite engineers: Fellow MP&E Professor Mark Wessel and George Massenburg
George was teaching and Influencing my engineering long before I got to know him and have him visit my classes. He had me at Earth Wind and Fire, Flim and the B.B's and Little Feat's "Waiting for Columbus"
Dan and Leanne Ungar - Amazing Audio engineer - Friend and Super Audio teacher
Don Puluse, Daniel Cantor and Narada Michael Walden at the Boston AES Dinner
Between two giants of my industry.
Control shot back when the Tannoy dmt12 rained supreme. Now its dynaudios with custom crossovers to stereo jbl subs Or genelec 8060a
Daniel and Sean Host AES/ PTUG Intern workshop panel at Berklee Media Center
Some of the best Recording Studio's in Boston bring their managers to our workshop to give Interning advice to Students. Dan Cantor -, Jesse Vengrove - Record Company, John Weston - Futura, Jon Lukason - Q division, Benny Grotto - Mad Oak
Paul Shaffer (MD/Keyboardist for SNL, David Letterman, The World's Most Dangerous Band) and Daniel Cantor at Power Station NYC Berklee
Neve 5316 Console from 1979. Before I got it, the board was in service doing ESPN/ABC Sports broadcasts from 79-93
BDS fundraiser. All Journey and Mark Simos plays my Strat. He can rock. :)
Daniel Cantor and Ben Herson discuss cheeses and Nomadic Wax mixes
Which Snare is the right one for this song?
Beyond the Borders choir session for Susan Cohen's beautiful lament for Syrian Refugees at Futura
Daniel Cantor and Talib Kweli at the Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival. Wow... a brilliant performer and writer.
After recording his show that night we got to talking and I recorded his next show in Boston at the Middle East.
Lena knows her Dad is happy to get the Sony/MCI JH24 working in the Notable Productions tape room. All LEDs working :)
Dan interviews Chili's Political Songwriter Nano Stern on the BIRN (Berklee Internet Radio Network). We had so much fun.
Nano is a Brilliant Rooted Performer. His music is infused with Chilean politics and the rich South American musical heritages. His guitar playing is rhythmic and melodic. He is a powerful and lovely story teller.
Valley Luthiery - Custom Amps and Pedals by Gary Long
You can try and buy his pedals at Notable call us for a demo
Jimmy Douglass "The Senator" and Dan at AES. Hoping to visit/interview him at his place in Florida when Covid is behind us.
Brilliant, funny and extremely musical engineer with a discography so deep it looks like a survey course on American music.
Daniel Cantor and Hired Gun at Trinity International's Hip-Hop festival
AES President John Krivit ( Friend, Educator, Audio Evangelist, Network Master and Runs "Hey Audio Student" and BADASS)
One of my favorite drummers in the World, Steve Jordan. So music.
Cornell West and Daniel Cantor
Best Session Ever. Cornell West speaking about the power of music on a Sly and the Family Stone record.
David Hill and Dan at AES after David generously donated plugins to the winners of the Student Recording Competition
David is the genius behind all the Crane song audio hardware and software. Also Avid Pro Tools "Heat". Thank You David!
Mohamed and Sarina from Native Sun are joined by a crack band of fun studio musicians to explore live afro beat arrangements and grooves for their songs
Keurgui and Dan at The Trinity International Hip-Hop Festival
Keurgui are one Senegal's most outspoken political hip-hop crews. With the onstage energy of a train, these guys slay me every time.
Jesse Flack and Daniel Cantor from Jim's Big Ego during BOSE video shoot at WGBH. JBE songs used for Bose Promo material
Anthony Grant, Lance Martin and Daniel Cantor. Best Musicians and Best Friends. We miss you lance.
Berklee Students and proud professor with a pack of AES Awards at the International Student Recording Competition
Avid video team sets up for their lovely piece about Aliya Cycon and her album production and Our recording at Notable.

Omar Offendum at Notable and at Berklee College of Music

Syrian-American Rapper - A man of deep wisdom, humor and integrity. Listen to his poetry

Omar Offendum at Notable and at Berklee College of Music

In 2012 and 2015 Dan hosted Omar Offendum's visits to the Berklee campus for classes on Lyric Writing, Production for Songwriters, A class on Middle-East relations, and my production and recording classes. His visit sparked a number of students to think about their own Artist Identities as Songwriters and Performers. Omar and I took a break at a local persian restaurant and shared Baba Ganoush and Hummus with the Arabic Student Union. We worked on his music at Notable Productions and in the Berklee studios. He appeared at Cafe 939, and in the Steve Heck room for an intimate look at some of his writing and Poetry. I got to interview him for the BIRN and talk about his influences and life.

Omar is truly a great man and a unique artist. Check him out on this one take live "Crying Shame" during my Advanced Production for the Songwriter class. He is tearing it up and leaving no student and listener dry-eyed. Check out his improv at the end of this crazy good performance of his song where he lists the tragic Syrian refugee numbers... Years after, this still makes the hairs on the back of my neck stand at attention. It provoked my work on another Syrian Refugee song for relief. That's another story. We were all so lucky to have the cameraman from WGBH and PRI right there to capture the footage to take the class recording and sync it for broadcast. We later went to the WGBH/PRI Studios where my friend Marco Werman interviewed him for "The World". See picture

Syrian-American MC/Beatmaker - born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington DC, and now a Californian resident.

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Walid Zairi, Ken Hiatt & Fabio Pirozzolo release their album Talween and a new website! Recorded at Notable!

I could listen to these guys all day long.

Walid Zairi Ken Hiatt amp Fabio Pirozzolo release their album Talween and a new website Recorded at Notable

Walid Zairi, Ken Hiatt and Fabio Pirozzolo release their album Talween. With it came a beautiful new website!

Recorded at Notable Productions this past year. It was a very organic session. The Oud and Accordion were recorded in the same room with older microphones and stereo room mics to get there vibe and image. After espresso, the gentlemen sat down in front of on the right side an RCA77 in front -and C414eb in the back of the accordion. Facing him was Walid on Oud mic'ed with a KM84-Tabfunkenwerk47 and a stereo Royer for the room. No headphones and No overdubs except some percussion.

They were on fire.... lovely way to spend your Sunday morning.

Congrats Guys!

Walid's New Website

updated: 1 year ago

Notable Productions - the perfect place to record.

Here we are doing a mic shoot out for the Dingo Babies.

vocal recording image
The mic you choose is a conduit for your emotional performance.
It changes the sound and tone of your vocal. Choosing just the right one can make your music leap out of the speakers and seduce your listeners.
We pride ourselves on helping you find just the right microphone from our deep... deep mic closet. :)

updated: 1 month ago