Moved to BC Canada with the intent of passing through to The Musicians Institute of Hollywood and never left. Formed a band that was later approached by Bob Rock (Metallica and 311) to record an EP, but instead chose to take a break from practically living in a studio for 11 years. This is when I was shown proper electronic music, and that was it. That’s all I did. Within a few years I co created a wildly successful Serum preset library, receiving great reviews from Stickybuds, Slynk and David Starfire – paired with a course and sample pack with Warp Academy, and followed by an LP that was remixed by notable producers (Ahee, Pedestrian Tactics, Smigonaut, Flintwick) before another short break. It was then that I developed a passion for conveying hearing motion synesthesia in a 3 dimensional space, leading to a deeper understanding of microphones, audio source, and interactive design.
Meaning: The soul, spirit (the spirit or essence of a person that is believed to live on after the persons death)
Ontario born Daniel Cowart, has been said to always have had an obsession with music. Stories of plane trips to and from LA, where 3 year old Dan would put in headphones and rock out to Black Sabbath, and The Doors to the enthusiasm of fellow passengers.Even drumming on pots and pans and pretending to play a Sesame Street guitar sampler – while singing musical gibberish to his mother, before he could even talk.If you asked him he would tell you that he only remembers regularly running around the house and leaping across furniture while singing to an imaginary stadium.
At some point Dan became obsessed with visual design and found himself drawing at a high level at an early age, while looking up to a friend of his older brother’s, who was – and eventually actually married, an incredibly proficient illustrator.This influence caused Dan to start listening to Nine Inch Nails, KoRn, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie and anything he could get his hands on, by ripping CD’s to Cassette tapes.During this time, his father put an acoustic guitar in his hands and taught him the foundation of the blues, and his mother got the family a drum set, so then there was a jam space and a regular group of proficient musicians spending their freetime in Dan’s vicinity, but it was Edge Fest 2002 that really brought Dan back to music.
Sevendust’s pounding metal chops out of huge rigs, Jerry Cantrell’s phenomenal songwriting, and Cake insulting Canada on Canada Day inspiring the audience to throw bottles at them in the thousands until they left the show.Being at an event of this size completely rejuvenated Daniel’s first artistic obsession, and shortly after a trip down to Southern California had him playing a Vintage Epiphone T Bird in his extremely talented uncle’s home studio.
After flying home with the T-Bird (which he still has to this day) Dan began to sleep at school and play bass all night. He studied Flee’s work with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Justin Chancellor’s accompaniment to Tool, and quickly found himself excelling beyond the capabilities of his peers.
DUSKO sound offers hands-on audio solutions for your multi-media projects. Whether it’s an NFT, Animated Short, Film or Video Game, Dan provides more than just incredible audio.