I'm is a Songwriter, Producer, Mixer working in a production house in Nashville, Tennessee. I starting learning piano at 5 and guitar at 6; I have a Bachelors in Audio Engineering and have been writing, producing and mixing ever since.
Hey! Working as a writer/producer in Nashville everybody expects that you are going to do the heavy lifting for a song; so if you're looking for me to do one synth or vocal part, than I'm not your guy. I want to make your vision a reality - tell me about your project and how I can help!
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Interview with Dave Villa
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Open communication
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I grew up in the deserts of Arizona and I can tell you that you can get away with more than 5 pieces of gear :)
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Always let the vocal shine
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: The big picture. Who are you as a songwriter/artist? I love to connect the sound to a person's personality - "I have been trying to get that but I didn't know how!"
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Kurstin is the most brilliant songwriter/producer. He always knows how to best aid the artist; for example "Hello" by Adele: he knew that Adele is one the best singers in the world so the best thing he could do was stay out of her way. Filter all the instruments and drums and let the vocals shine.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I typically work with pop artists but I enjoy working in all genres.