David Van Walker

"Recording Studio", "Producer"

David Van Walker on SoundBetter

Big sounds for smaller budgets!

I work with both mainstream and indie artists and songwriters to help them get top notch quality recordings at an affordable price. I arrange music and can if needed provide additional strings, horns and orchestra arrangements if the music dictates.I do audio engineering, mixing, remixing, and mastering. Sometimes a project is good but maybe it was just mixed wrong and needs a fresh ear.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

Interview with David Van Walker

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: i coproduced and played some keyboards on a project with the group Herrick on one of their new projects. I was honored to work with the legendary producer out of Nashville Snake Reynolds.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am multitasking. I am working and finishing up a contemporary Christian project for a female artist and also working on a Christmas project for another artist.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I am actually fairly new to SoundBetter but give me time lol.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I like analog for the warmth but digital made recording affordable to the world.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: To always give 100% of my time and attention.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I like making music!

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: How fast can you have this done. As fast as i can do it and still give you top notch quality.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: That you can flip a switch and get the sound you want. When something sounds great it's because a lot of thought and effort not to mention talent was put into it.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: What is your style? Who are your biggest influences? How many songs have you written?

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: Just really know what it is you want to achieve with your music.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: assuming we have power i would take a synthesizer, acoustic guitar, microphone, computer and interface.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: i have been writing recording and arranging music for the last 20 years.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Contemporary at least that's what everyone tells me.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: 2 types. I enjoy really big singers cause they require more production but i also like singer songwriters cause i believe what they do is more of a true artform.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: I am a stacker. All the big producers stack and that's why the sound is so big. I stack guitars, keyboards and lots of vocal stacking!

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Everything from Country to Rock and i have also worked on a lot of Christian music projects.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Song Arranging and Song Editing and also Keyboard parts.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I was a songwriter before i got into production so i understand songs and songwriters and the production doesn't mean much if the song isn't any good.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: Listen to the song and think about an arrangement. Then i sit down create a drum loop to work with that i may or may not use later and then i start laying down parts to see what will work and what won't.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: My studio is more geared for the solo and overdubbing sessions although occasionally i still record live bands.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I like big lush productions like that of David Foster or Mutt Lange and most of my favorite musicians are piano players lol.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I specialize in Song arrangement and Music Production, especially keyboard oriented type music where i am laying out all the parts and arranging vocals as well.

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Terms Of Service

1 to 2, 2 to 4 week turnaround time,None unless requests of additional work.

GenresSounds Like
  • Adele
  • Michael Bublé
  • Billy Joel
Gear Highlights
  • Neumann microphone
  • TCJ Art tube & Voice Channel Compressor
  • Cubase 10
  • Behringer x 32
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