Daniel Chi

Daniel C.

Beaumont, CA

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Daniel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+ and special needs

Teaching since:
October 2014

Hello! My name is Daniel, and I am an audio engineer operating within the Inland Empire. I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Audio Production, with a 4.0 GPA and Valedictorian honors, from the Art Institute of California - Inland Empire.

I have 2+ Years as a tutor and teacher's assistant for Bachelor and Associate level courses in audio production and algebra.

My talents are focused towards sound design, synthesis, and music production.

My home studio can be transported to the students' location if needed:

Licensed Software: Pro Tools 12, Logic Pro X, Ableton Live 9 Suite, Max 7, Maschine 2.0, Reason 7, Komplete 11 Ultimate, Serum, Sylenth1, SoundToys Bundle 2, iZotope Netutron, Ozone 7, and RX5 Advanced.

Hardware: MacBookPro, Scarlett 6i6 Interface, KRK Rokit 5 Monitors, Korg's MS-20 and WaveStation SR Synthesizers, Ableton's Push 2, Native Instruments' Maschine Mk2, Akai's MAX49, H4n Condenser Mics, R144 Ribbon Mic, SM57 Dynamic Mic.

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Lead Audio Engineer
Mar 2017 - May 2017
The Tudor House

Maximized gain-before-feedback for live bands and theater productions. Operated Behringer X18 Mixer and Show Designer 2 lighting board. Rerouted patching from house’s console to personal console. Tracked live inputs through Logic Pro and Pro Tools. Organized house’s gear locker in accordance with owner’s preferences.

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Peer Tutor Lead of Visual Arts Department
Oct 2014 - Apr 2017
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire

Educated and coached students in Associate and Bachelor level courses for Audio, Digital Film, Algebra, English, and Microsoft Office. Assisted professors with in-class instruction and lab activities. Maintained face-to-face coordination with faculty, staff, and students; delivered public presentations. Supervised and delegated the requirements of the Peer Tutor Program for Visual Arts tutors.

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Studio Intern
Jan 2016 - May 2016
Atlantic Records / APG

Identified and transported high-end microphones, instruments, and outboard gear. Customized studio signal flow for songwriters, and zeroed-out studio equipment for engineers. Line tested wall panels, configured jumpers in patch bays, tuned monitors and positioned them for precise stereo image, mounted and routed hardware (outboard, master clocks, HDX interfaces), and assembled Whisper Room vocal booths. Provided customer service to Billboard Hot 100 artists, engineers, producers, and studio managers. Performed background vocals for scratch tracks in songwriting sessions

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Bachelor of Science in Audio Production
Jul 2013 - Apr 2017
The Art Institute of California - Inland Empire


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bronze Student ADDY in Sound Design (Inland Empire District)
Mar 2016
American Advertising Federation
Bronze Student ADDY in Sound Design (Inland Empire District)
Mar 2016
American Advertising Federation

6 Reviews

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Jonathan May 10, 2018
Synthesizer · Online

Probably the worst experience i've had on this website. We arranged to do lessons for about a month or so. One lesson his setup crashes so we can't continue the lessons even though i had set time aside for it. I understood and asked we move it to the following week. Apparently there was miscommunication so we had different dates for when we thought the next lesson would be. He still wanted to charge me anyhow for no lesson completed and ask that i communicate this with TakeLessons if i have a problem. He also suggested that i ask for a refund for all the remaining lessons.

Daniel has shown that
1) He does not know how to manage his relationships with his students.
2) He doesn't test his setup prior to lessons to make sure he can teach via the web
3) He's extremely rude and thinks he's above the client.

Its interesting that TakeLessons allows non-registered users to write reviews about teachers here. Seems that my review is the only one that is related to his experience specifically on the TakeLessons platform.

I highly recommend that you do not take lessons with Daniel. This was a nightmare situation and i want to prevent anyone else from making that same mistake.

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Brian May 18, 2017
Audio Engineering · In studio

I taught Daniel at the Art Institute and I have to say he is one of the most thoughtful and engaging students I've had in my classes. His dedication to tutoring greatly benefited the audio department as a whole and elevated the work of the entire student body. I knew when my students would go see Daniel for tutoring because they would come back to class with a better understanding of the subject matter and bring interesting new ideas to the class discussions. Highly recommended!!

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Max May 17, 2017
Audio Engineering · In studio

Taught me everything I know about audio engineering! First rate teacher!

Troy May 16, 2017
Algebra · In studio

Best tutors that we have at the Art Institute he is always willing to help he is never too busy I think that is one of the best tutors there at AI but

Tyler May 16, 2017
Audio Engineering ·

Daniel Chi is one of the best teachers/students I have had the honor to work with. He tutored me in the time we attended school together at The Art Institute. He has helped me mix multiple projects from music to 5.1 surround sound as well as electronics and the program Max/msp. Great guy and outstanding teacher!

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Jose sanchez May 16, 2017
Audio Engineering · In studio

Awesome teacher.

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