Dan Knobler - Producer/Guitarist

Producer, Guitarist, Recording Engineer & Mixer

Dan Knobler is a producer, recording engineer, mixer, and guitarist. He runs Goosehead Palace, a recording studio in Nashville, TN, and was a co-founder of Mason Jar Music.

Dan has produced or engineered projects for: Lake Street Dive, Erin Rae, Cory Chisel & Adriel Denae, Rodney Crowell, Caroline Spence, Big Thief, Kelsey Waldon, Tift Merritt, The Stray Birds, EMEFE, Shannon McNally, and Faux Ferocious. Records he produced have been reviewed and featured by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Boston Globe, and NPR.

As a part of the Mason Jar Music team, he has created audio/video content for a wide range of clients including: Feist, Chris Thile & Edgar Meyer, The Wood Brothers, Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn, My Brightest Diamond, Freshgrass Festival @ MASS MoCA, and The Food Network. In 2012, Mason Jar Music was named one of the "Most Innovative Music Companies" by Fast Company, and their work has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, TIME.com, Paste, Billboard.com, and The Village Voice.

A native New Yorker and a graduate of the Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music at NYU, Dan has performed or recorded with Andrew Bird, Judy Collins, Rosanne Cash, Becky Warren, The Whiskey Collection, Bennett Jackson & The Ranch Hands and served as the guitarist for the Guy Clark Celebration at The Ryman. He has also worked for the Americana Music Association handling artist & festival relations for AmericanaFest.

He lives with his wife and their two dogs in Nashville, TN.


Dan's studio, Goosehead Palace, is located in Nashville, TN and can accommodate full band live tracking, overdubs, mixing, and mastering.


Studio photos by Kristine Potter


  • 1979 Quantum Audio Labs Gamma 16 console w/ discrete Class A mic pres, 3 band EQ, and transformer-balanced direct outputs.
  • 1970s Ampex 440B 2-track 1/4'' tape machine
  • Neve 8816 Summing Mixer
  • Neve 33609/C Stereo Compressor/Limiter
  • API 5500 Dual Mastering EQ
  • Vintage Teletronix Silverface LA-2A*
  • UA LA-2A
  • (2) UA 1176
  • (3) Distressor EL8X
  • (2) Vintage API 525
  • (2) Vintage API 550
  • (2) Vintage DBX 160VU
  • Vintage Shure LevelLoc
  • 1970s Echoplex EP-3
  • 1960s Fender Echo Reverb ii Oil Can Delay
  • Vintage Quantum Audio Labs QA-201 Stereo Spring Reverb
  • Akai 4000DB 2-Track Reel to Reel Tape Machine
  • Assorted Pedals, RadioShack Delays, and Other Fun Toys
  • Joe Meek VC1
  • Krups 10 Cup Coffee Machine
  • Nespresso Pixie Espresso Maker
  • (3 channels) Vintage Telefunken V76*
  • (2 channels) Vintage API 312*
  • (2 channels) Vintage Neve 1272
  • (2 channels) Great River MP-2NV
  • (1 channel) API 7600 Channel Strip
  • (16 channels) Quantum Audio Discrete, Class A Preamps
  • Vintage Neumann M582H w. UM70 capsule
  • Fred Cameron "Hot Rod" U67
  • Peluso 22-47
  • (3) Vintage Gefell MV692 w. (2) M93 & (2) M94 capsules
  • Vintage Neumann KM84
  • Custom Fred Cameron KM56
  • Coles 4038
  • RCA 77 DX
  • RCA Varacoustic
  • AEA R84
  • Royer R121
  • (3) Vintage Beyerdynamic M260DX
  • Cascade Fathead
  • (2) AKG 414
  • AKG 451
  • Shure SM7b
  • (3) Shure SM57
  • (3) Sennheiser 421
  • Sennheiser e609
  • (2) Vintage Akai M8
  • Vintage Electro-Voice EV 635A 
  • Electro-Voice RE-20
  • Mackie HR 824
  • Genelec 1031a
  • Auratone 5c
  • Behringer PowerPlay 16 cue system
  • Lynx Aurora 16
  • Lynx Aurora 8
  • Burl B2 Bomber ADC
  • Pro Tools HD 12
  • Apogee Big Ben
  • Apple MacPro
  • (2) UAD-2 Quad
  • Assorted Plug-ins (UAD, SoundToys, PSP, FabFilter, GoodHertz, etc)
  • 1967 Blackface Fender Pro Reverb
  • 1961 Gibson GA-2RT Maestro Deluxe Reverb-Echo
  • 1950s Bell & Howell Filmosound
  • 1950s Tweed Fender Champ
  • 1960s Magnatone 280 Custom
  • 1960s Magnatone 410
  • 1960s Danelectro Centurion
  • 1960s Marshall JTM 45 Head
  • 1966 Ampeg Fliptop B15-N
  • Vintage Califone Turntable Amp
  • Fender '68 Silverface Deluxe Reissue
  • Leslie 147 w. Trek II Combo Preamp
  • MojoTone 1x12 Cab w. Vintage Pyle Speaker
  • MojoTone 1x8 Cab w. Vintage Jensen Speaker
  • Tyler 1x12 Cab
  • Homemade 1x12 Cab w. Celestion Vintage 30
  • Weber 2x12 Cab
  • Vintage RCA Classroom Speaker
  • Assorted Pedals
  • Vintage WFL Drum Set (24'' / 16'' / 12")*
  • Vintage Leedy / Slingerland 20'' Kick Drum
  • Yamaha Stage Custom Drum Set (24" / 16" / 12")
  • (2) Vintage WFL Snare (14")*
  • Vintage 1970s Ludwig Acrolite Snare (14'')
  • Yamaha Steve Jordan Signature Snare (13'')
  • Assorted Cymbals & Percussion Toys
  • 1964 Gretch Country Gentleman
  • Modified Fender "American Vintage" '52 Telecaster
  • Modified Fender Stratocaster
  • Jerry Jones Neptune Baritone
  • 1960s Kay Vanguard
  • Vintage Ibanez AS-200
  • Gibson Les Paul Standard
  • Gibson SG Standard
  • 1974 Martin D-28
  • 1964 Gibson Dove
  • 1938 Epiphone Zenith
  • National Delphi Resonator
  • Vintage Harmony Archtop
  • Danelectro Convertible
  • 1960s Kay Value Leader Bass
  • 1948 Hammond Model M w. Leslie 147
  • Wurlitzer 200A
  • Deagan Vibraharp 512
  • Moog / Realistic Concertmate MG-1
  • Casiotone 701
  • Nord Electro 4D
  • Nord Modular G2
  • Yamaha DX-7
  • Vintage Hohner Air Organ
  • Harmonium, Accordion, and Glockenspiel