My goal is to make amazing radio-ready recordings every time. I'm experienced in all steps of the creative process from writing and production, to tracking, editing, mixing and mastering. I also have a 1st class degree in songwriting.
I moved to London in 2009 after signing with a label as a singer/songwriter. Since then I cut my teeth as a guitar player and vocalist in many bands, including my own. I then went onto study Songwriting at BIMM and excelled in my discipline. I combine all of my past experience as an artist, writer, performer and instrumentalist in my approach to making a record, and I feel this knowledge helps me connect with the artist's vision.
I've been working at Copper Brown (North London based Recording Studio) in the form of a tracking engineer, producer, mixing engineer and mastering engineer since our doors opened in April 2017. I can offer my services in any and all of the aforementioned forms, and I endeavour to bring every project to it's best possible outcome.
I've had experience working within a diverse range of genres and have the skill sets to adapt within different styles and different situations.
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
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9 ReviewsEndorse Dave Tither
Steve Keenlyside(The Boondock Hippy)
We worked with Dave on a single called Dear Sir Arise which was released via Copper Brown. The song received 158 FM plays in the UK. Dave’s mix and master brought the whole thing to life.
He was an absolute pleasure to work with- A true professional. He also mixed and mastered 2x live videos we did
It's a real pleasure working with Dave. Super responsive understand everything straight away, picks up on our African most subtle nuances, great artistic interpretation. A true pro with the technical ability to get it done... fast. Thank you, Dave
Dave is a magic man. He can bring songs to life with a touch a button. And not just a techy genius: patient, sensitive, kind and funny. The stuff of legends
I've worked with Dave on two occasions - both being live-in-studio video sessions at Copper Brown Studios in London, where he was engineering. On both occasions Dave was an absolute joy to work with. There are plenty of engineers out there who can choose the right gear, set up mics correctly, etc. Dave can do all of those things, but he also brings a looseness and relaxation to the session that you don't always find. From the moment you walk into the studio with him, you know it's going to be a good session.
Dave Tither is every musicians dream to work with. Being a musician himself means he brings an intuitive awareness to his work and makes you feel sure he's going to get the best out of the song. His work on my own track Howling At The Moon proves this point nicely. Another thing Dave understands is that communication between artist and producer is key. On the work we did together he involved me every step of the way and his attention to the most subtle nuances I found impressive. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dave and hope to have the opportunity to work with him again before long.
I can honestly say that Dave is a fantastic person to collaborate with, to have someone with such a brilliant understanding of pop music backed with a creative, open and thoughtful mindset is invaluable in the studio.
I worked with Dave while recording an original track of mine at Copper Brown studios last year and can thoroughly recommend him both as an engineer and mixer. He's very dedicated and hard working, and also a pleasure to work with!
Dave has done work mixing a couple of my songs and I’m simply incredibly pleased with his work. He was very understanding of what I was looking for and showed great capacity at translating it all, whilst also offering his personal input with things I hadn’t thought of myself, that made perfect sense within the mixes. He’s a joy to work with and has gone above and beyond my expectations, even offering to put in extra time to make sure everything’s perfect. I’m already looking forward to getting back in the studio and work on new songs with him.
We have employed David as an in-house engineer at our recording studio for two years. He has proven himself not only to be a talented and skilful engineer who is constantly improving and impressing us with his understanding of sound but also, and just as importantly, is one of the most dedicated and hardworking people we have ever met.
He is a pleasure to work with and always remains focused on going above and beyond to give every record the attention it deserves. Lastly, he is a great human being and always creating a great energy in his sessions.
Interview with Dave Tither
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Try and recognise when you're overthinking decisions. If you feel like you are, move on and reassess later with a fresh approach.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think my flexibility in the studio is very useful to artists given that I can really help them fine-tune the music in all of it's stages. I understand different genres and different artists need different approaches and will need me to be fluid in the way that I operate to create multi-dimensional music. When necessary I can be transparent and be a facilitator for the artist's vision, however I love to get involved and be part of the creative process as much as anyone else.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Coming from a background in songwriting (including a 1st class degree in the subject), I approach making music at all stages by being sympathetic to the music and keeping a focus on what the song needs. My skills in engineering, producing, mixing and mastering are all to there to facilitate the creation of a great sounding record, with great songs at it's core.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in a unique and beautiful studio in North London called Copper Brown. Copper Brown is a high-street studio which is extremely well equipped with high-end industry standard speakers, mics, preamps, converters, plugins and much more. The studio has 2 great control rooms and live rooms and is a very comfortable place for clients to come to and feel at home in.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: This can vary depending on the type of music and what role I'm wanted for. It always starts with communicating with the client and finding out what they want from their music. The artist's vision is incredibly important to me and I want to listen to their goals and make sure we achieve the best version of their music possible.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I can be inspired equally by Joni Mitchell or Andrew Scheps. Some of the biggest inspirations for me are Led Zeppelin, Chris Lord-Alge, Father John Misty, B.B. King, Derek Trucks, Vance Powell, Hanz Zimmer, Thomas Newmann, Fleetwood Mac, The Beatles, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The 1975, John Williams, Danny Elfman, Fab Dupont + Many many more
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I work mostly as a mixing engineer, but I also work regularly as a producer, tracking engineer and mastering engineer.