In David's own words:
Experience counts. I really believe this. The feedback I receive from clients tells me that they appreciate it too. My experience in the record business enables me to bring a broad and balanced set of skills to any project. From a production perspective these include:
- A&R liaison - marketing awareness, song selection
- budget planning and monitoring
- songwriting advice, and participation if necessary
- pre-production and rehearsal
- all aspects of studio recording and mixing, both creative and technical
- mastering supervision
In the studio it is essential to foster a creative and productive environment, so social and management skills are a must. Each artist has different needs, so my role is always adapted to each specific project. All artists need encouragement. Fragile egos need to be coaxed while confident personalities need to be channelled. The artist and their management can be assured that I understand how to develop a recording style while being sensitive to an existing market position and live act.
I am at home in a wide range of musical styles from rock to pop to jazz to hiphop to classical. I am a trained musician and arranger, and have played keyboards and written with many top international artists. I also offer orchestral arrangements and musical direction. I have my own state-of-the-art digital studio with the latest technology, allowing me to offer competitive rates for many aspects of a project. I have rich studio experience - across Europe, Los Angeles, New York & Nashville and a worldwide network of the best session musicians and support staff available.
Oh, and most importantly of all, I LOVE music!