Warren David

Mix Engineer

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Servant of the songs, artists, and music. Let's make music together. If you don't like it, don't pay me. If you like it, let's make more tracks. www.warrendavidmusic.com

WHO I AM

I am a Producer, Mixer, Engineer. I am a servant of the artist and the song(s), striving to help create great sounding music using the skills and tools I’ve acquired. My passion is for creating music and my hope is to bring out the best in the music, the people making it, and the people listening to it.

WHERE I STARTED

I grew up in Texas and was active in various arts, but struck a chord with music production. I have been working professionally in Nashville since 2011. I’ve been blessed to apprentice with world class producers and engineers on hundreds of projects, including Grammy nominated and Grammy winning projects. I was in the right place at the right time, and now I’m so fortunate to survive doing what I love.

WHAT I DO

My expertise is in mixing, producing, engineering, arranging, and editing. In several studios, I have served in system building, troubleshooting, network integration, business operations, and hardware repair. I aim to serve the project, I try to remain transparent, and hope to let the music be the star.

WHAT I BELIEVE

I believe the song is king; it's my job to maximize the song's potential, making it the best version of itself. My job is to be transparent, not attempting to impose "my sound" onto a song, but bring out the best qualities of each song and carve out imperfections. Less is more when you have the right tools.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Warren David
  • Carrollton
  • Crowder
  • Britt Nicole
  • Rend Collective
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Ginny Owens
  • Group 1 Crew
  • Charles Billingsley
  • Amy Grant
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Jordan Feliz
  • Todd Smith
  • Love & the Outcome
  • We Are Messengers
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Tim Timmons
  • Natalie Grant
  • Ben Rector
  • Ben Rector
  • Lauren Daigle
  • Jon Guerra
  • Brandon Heath
  • Matt Maher
  • Sidewalk Prophets
  • Stars Go Dim
  • Stars Go Dim
  • Chris August
  • Building 429
  • Jason Crabb
  • Desperation Band
  • Sanctus Real
  • Elevation Worship
  • Matt Maher
  • Natalie Grant
  • Seventh Day Slumber
  • Salvador
  • Aaron Shust
  • Elevation Worship
  • Jessica Campbell
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Dara MacLean
  • Building 429
  • Meredith Andrews
  • Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Kerrie Roberts
  • Luminate
  • Phil Wickham
  • Matthew West
  • Boombox Kids
  • Meredith Andrews
  • We Are Messengers
  • Jason Bare
  • Josh Groban
  • We Are Messengers
  • Lindsay McCaul
  • We Are Messengers
  • Brad & Rebekah
  • Seabird
  • David Upton
  • Matthew West
  • Matthew West
  • Dave Barnes

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  1. Review by Tremier M.
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    Professional, quick and amazing quality. Couldn't be happier with my project, also Warren's communication was on point and he took time to understand my needs and tailor make the service for my exact needs, will definitely use his service again and again

Interview with Warren David

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

  2. A: The songs may change, but the formula doesn't. I don't approach things with a template, or just start slapping on my favorite things. 1) Listen to the rough mix, analyze how things are put together... the producer and artist have probably spent weeks or more shaping the sound already, it would be foolish of me to just haphazardly strip everything down and think I can make it better in 1 day. I'll take a few notes about what needs to change, what needs to be featured, etc. 2) I work on the 2buss. 70% of the sound you'll get from a mix is the 2Buss. Finding the right chain for the situation is key. And on top of it, knowing a couple different chains really well and knowing how tweaking those will impact the sound makes the process so much faster. 3) Once I'm happy with the broad feel and vibe of the song and 2buss, I'll start being surgical: fixing glaring problems, shaping things. But honestly, less is more. Level, automation, and panning will take you farther than having a channel strip on EVERY TRACK. What's important? What's needed? What already sits nicely? 4) Vocal: trying to get the right vocal chain and ride the level. Then, I'll incorporate effects 5) Fine tuning with automation to let things speak, take out misc frequencies, or do last minute editing to clean up tracks. I may also do some fine tuning to the 2buss again. 6) Print that sucker

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Mmmmm... the answer is whatever is best for the situation

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

  6. A: Foo Fighters because Foo Fighters. Also Bleechers or 21 Pilots, because I just love the creativity.

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

  8. A: Beyond having a great attitude, practice, practice, practice. Know the limits of your tools, what they offer, what they can do. And know things that you never know that you will use... I'm talking the depths of DAW shortcuts, functions, computer and system troubleshooting, etc.

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

  10. A: A lot of pop, pop rock, rock, country, worship

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Service! It's a service industry; from serving the needs of the artist, producer, A&R, the song itself, my colleagues, the listeners, its all about how you serve. Having a good attitude, humility, gratefulness, and passion is primary. After that, just being able to hear what needs to be done and executing that. I've been at it full time since 2008, so I've built that 10,000 hours and then some.

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

  14. A: Skills... I'm not looking to impart my own sound on a song. Yes, I have preferences, sonically, and I can interpret sound, but my goal is just to present the song in the best light possible. The song already has an identity when I get it, I'm just polishing it up and letting it "be itself." But... I also love to make drums punch and vocals cut

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: I have a mix room in the countryside of Nashville, TN. A well tuned room with monitoring you can trust cuts out the guess work of what you're hearing, and I'm glad to have it. The gear is secondary; if you don't know how your room sounds, you're limited in perfecting a mix. Beyond the room, I use ProTools with Antelope converters, Dangerous summing and monitoring, ProAc Monitors, stereo KRK subs, and Bryston Amps. I have outboard that includes SSL, API, Alan Smart, Empirical Labs, Universal Audio, and some more boutique stuff. I also use a plethora of plugins from UAD, Waves, Fab-Filter, Goodhertz, Valhalla, SoundToys, Slate Digital, McDsp, Plugin Alliance, and metric nut ton of boutique stuff.

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

  18. A: Shoot... a ton. Beatles, Dave Grohl, Bleechers, Adele, there are too many

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

  20. A: Mixing. I carve and polish sound to fit the style of the song

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Gear Highlights
  • ProAc
  • Bryston
  • Antelope
  • SSL
  • API
  • Avalon
  • Dangerous
  • Emperical Labs
  • Universal Audio
  • Mogami
  • Hackintosh
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