Daniel Robert Ford a.k.a "Dr. Ford"

Daniel Robert Ford a.k.a "Dr. Ford"

Producer | Mixer | Composer | Artist Development

Welcome to the world of “Dr. Ford”, where music meets art and creativity knows no bounds. With a passion for sound and an ear for the next big hit, Daniel Robert Ford has established himself as a leading force in the music industry. With over 25 years experience and a commitment to excellence, Daniel has worked with some of the biggest names in the music business, helping to create chart-topping records. Whether you’re a musician in search of a Producer to bring your vision to life or a fan looking to learn more about the creative process, you’ve come to the right place.


Everything begins with a song. Whether  you need Dr. Ford to write, co-write, or compose a song for your project, a great song is the most important part of the recording process. 


When you are choosing a Producer for your project, it’s important to choose someone with the ability to bring your vision to life both musically and logistically. Understanding how to lead a team of musicians to get the best performances is paramount.



Mixing is the process of refining the sounds recorded and blending them into something great. Globally competitive mixing requires not only a great ear, but years of experience and technique to deliver a finished product that will shine in the marketplace. 


Mastering is the final step of refining your song into a globally competitive sound. It requires a trained objective ear in a specially sound treated room. Dr. Ford works directly with industry leading Mastering Engineers in LA, NY, and Nashville. 



If you want to learn Production, Composition, Recording, or Mixing, Dr. Ford offers private lessons and master-classes, custom tailored to your needs and progress. Avilable both in person, and over Video chat. 

Meet Daniel Robert Ford (a.k.a. “Dr. Ford”), a seasoned Record Producer and Mixing engineer with 25 years of experience in the music industry. Born and raised in San Francisco, his passion for music led him to pursue a career in the field, and he has since become one of the most respected professionals in the industry. With 5 iTunes #1 songs and 11 awards to his name, Daniel has a proven track record of success and is recognized as a master in his field. In addition to his technical expertise, he is a voting member of the Grammy Academy, which is a testament to his talent and experience. Daniel’s keen ear for detail and commitment to excellence have helped him bring out the best in his artists and deliver high-quality recordings that truly capture their unique sound. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or just starting out, working with Daniel Robert Ford is sure to be a valuable and rewarding experience. 

2020 Production & Mixing Demo Reel

by Dr. Ford | featuring various artists

Client Testimonials

Awards, Accolades, and Acheivements

Half Bio, half Career highlights.

Caitlin Mae goes 3x #1 on iTunes!

In January 2023 Caitlin Mae goes 3x #1 on iTunes, and takes the #1 Country EP, with an additional #2 song! Produced and Mixed by Dr. Ford.

Jade Gibson goes #1 on iTunes, #1 on Australian Radio

In March 2019 Jade Gibson goes #1 on iTunes for Australian Country, and takes the #10 Country Album internationally, and earns the #1 Radio single for ABC Radio. Post Production and Mixing by Dr. Ford.

#7 - Sept. 2018 PMA Mark Awards "Best Country Artist"

In September at the 2018 Production Music Association “P.M.A. Mark Awards”, Megatrax and Artist Brett Boyett brought Dr. Ford his first gold statue for “Best Country Artist”. Post Production and Mixing by Dr. Ford.

Mar. 2018 - Phillip Brandon hits Billboard Top 20

It began with Phillip Brandon landing on the Smooth Jazz Network Top 100 Chart, and evolved into 12 weeks on the Billboard Smooth Jazz Radio Hot 100 chart peaking at #17. Produced and Mixed by Dr. Ford.

#5 and #6 - 2016 SLO County Music Awards

2016 Michael D. Keeney wins two SLO County Music Awards for “Best Song” and “Best Album”, both Produced and Mixed by Dr. Ford.

#4 2015 Nicky Barot Wins "Rock Artist of the Year" Akadamia Awards Gala

In a very surprising turn of events, Nicky Barot won the Grand Prize at the 1st annual 2015 Akadaemia Gala event taking home “Rock Artist of the Year”. Song Co-Produced and Mixed by Dr. Ford

2015 - LA Music Awards Nomination "Best Artist"

Michael D. Keeney is nominated for “Best Artist” at the 2015 LA Music Awards. Album Produced & Mixed by Dr. Ford

#3 - May 2015 Akadamia Awards "Best Song"

May 2015, Nicky Barot wins “best song” for the Pop & Rock categories. This Los Angeles based “Indie Award” qualfied Nicky for their gala event.  Co-Produced & Mixed by Dr. Ford

#2 Feb. 2015 - Akadamia Awards "Best Song"

February 2015, Hannah Anders wins “best song” for the Country & Rock categories. This Los Angeles based “Indie Award” qualfied Hannah for their gala event.  Produced & Mixed by Dr. Ford

April 2014 - Dr. Ford attends MWTM - JJP

Chosen from 1500 applicants internationally, Dr. Ford was given the rare opportunity to attend Mix With the Masters and study under 17x Grammy Award Winning Producer Jack Joseph Puig (Sheryl Crow / John Mayer / Goo Goo Dolls / Counting Crows) in Avignon France, at Studio La Fabrique. 

2012 - Dr. Ford goes #1 on iTunes

Featuring international super-star Charice and star of NBC’s “The Voice” Cheesa, the single “I’m Not Perfect” goes #1 on iTunes international Pop Charts. Post Production and Mixed by Dr. Ford.

#1 - 2011 MusicTech Magazine "Award of Excellence"

In 2010 Groove3.com and Dr. Ford teamed up to create a 5.5 hour video master-class called “From Drop to Top” featuring Rapper Maccnifasent, and teaching the recording process. In 2011 Musictech Magazine awarded Dr. Ford his first accolade, a 2-page spread in their magazine and 10 out of 10 stars.

Mar. 2006 - Dr. Ford graduates Musician's Institute Hollywood, CA

After 3 years of study, Dr. Ford graduates from Musician’s Institute with a Journeyman certificate in Audio Engineering, and an A.A. in Music Theory (Piano focus). Pictured with private instructor Erik Parker.

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