David Dargahi

Mastering, Mix, and Podcasting

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Recently engineered Moses Boyd's Mercury Prize-nominated LP and Flyte (UK Top 10 Vinyl Charts). Mixing + mastering engineer trained at Abbey Road Institute in London. I've produced, written and engineered songs for Capitol Records, Island Records, Roc Nation. Every mix comes with FREE mastering with fast + friendly service. Over 3 million streams.

After graduating from Abbey Road Institute, I've worked with the likes of Mercury Prize-nominated Moses Boyd, Flyte (Island Records), Poppy Ajudha, Yves Tumor, Kelsey Lu, Johnny Lloyd, Hugh Harris (The Kooks) and Gianni Brezzo (Jakarta Records), and Tugboat Captain.

As a Podcast engineer I have recorded The Good, The Bad, & The Rugby (Top 10 Apple + Spotify Podcast show), The Not So Fit Couple (Top 5 Fintess Podcast), and Infotagion (Top 5 UK News Podcast).

As guitarist I performed as guitarist in The Postelles (Capitol Records) and Wardell (Roc Nation) touring alongside Kings Of Leon, Interpol, Vampire Weekend, and Haim.

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Dargahi
  • Moses Boyd
  • The Postelles
  • The Postelles
  • The Postelles
  • The Postelles
  • The Postelles
  • The Postelles
  • Flyte

21 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Kurtis S.
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    David was so easy to work with! He Mastered a great track in a very quick time! Thanks David

  2. Review by Bradfordhoel
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    Great to work with!

  3. Review by Steve J.
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    Great working with David. Good mix and master of our track too.

  4. Review by Jonah W.
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    Couldn't recommend more - super professional, such a nice guy and was helpful from start to finish. Drum tracks I got mixed sound great and I'll be coming back to David for lots more in the future.

  5. Review by Sanford S
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    This is the third time in a row I've worked with David. He's a very talented mixing and mastering engineer and has a keen sense of understanding what the essence of each song is. I'd recommend him to anyone and will definitely work with him again.

  6. Review by Sanford S.
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    Another top job by David!

  7. Review by Ariana F.
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    David was patient and made sure the song wasn't finished until I was happy with the outcome :) Amazing quality, and he took the time to understand my ideas. Would definitely work with him again. Super talented!

  8. Review by Alexander S.
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    Dave is an astounding mixer and has done a beautiful, well-crafted work on this track.

  9. Review by Sanford S.
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    I'm a return client. David did a great job with a mixing gig, so I asked him to master some15 year old tracks in a quite different style. for re-release and he got it in one.

  10. Review by Sanford S.
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    David thinks like a musician! He gave him 6 songs to mix that were quite out of the mainstream and he picked on their vibe quickly. Mixing was fast and efficient. Changes were generally done correctly first time - I don't think any song took more than 3 passes to nail. A very talented mixer at a great price!

  11. Review by marvin h.
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    Absolut Professional workflow! David implemented all of my instructions, feedback and ideas until my complete satisfaction! Very happy to have found him here and excited to work with him again on future projects!

  12. Review by Mark
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    David was great to work with. A highly skilled engineer, mixer and musician, with finely tuned ears you can really trust. Made my tracks even better than i anticipated. Fully recommended to get him on your tracks!

  13. Review by marvin h.
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    love to work with David! Very professional and very committed.

  14. Review by Mz
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    David worked promptly in delivering my song, whilst paying close attention to any revisions that were needed to ensure the vision you're after was met, delivering a great mix and master in the end. Easy to communicate with and will definitely work again soon

  15. Review by marvin h.
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    Great to work with! Very professional and very committed.
    I am very happy I found David on soundbetter. Everytime again

  16. Review by Stu Anderson
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    You could not find a better person to help you realise your vision for your music. Amiable and hard-working in a recording environment while patient and studious in post-production work. I am pleased to be part of his already long list of credits. Someone you want to work with!

  17. Review by Sam Mundy
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    David was fantastic to work with. He is extremely knowledgable and really made me feel right at home throughout the recording process.

  18. Review by Tom
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    David mastered the latest Novelty Island EP. He did an amazing job and gave it the width, warmth and punch it needed. I'll definitely be after his expertise again for future projects!

  19. Review by Billy Cadden
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    David has done some incredible mix work for me. Really gave the music the extra love it needed. He is easy to work with and super responsive.

  20. Review by Alexander Sokolow
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    David did a fantastic job producing the latest Tugboat Captain record - we are forever indebted to him for his wisdom, experience and good vibes.

  21. Review by Pierre Andrews
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    David has masterfully edited and produced the Infotagion Podcast with Damian Collins MP, covering all aspects of health and political disinformation, data rights and foreign interference. Guests include politicians, academics, journalists and entrepreneurs from around the world. Thanks to David’s hard work over 20 episodes have been published since May, gaining worldwide attention: the most recent episode was downloaded over 1000 times, and the podcast became the 3rd most popular politics podcast in the UK.

Interview with David Dargahi

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

  2. A: To be able to get songs to finish line while honouring the creative vision the artist set out to achieve.

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

  4. A: I have worked on multiple genres including Jazz (Moses Boyd), Indie-Rock (Johnny LLoyd of Tribes, The Postelles, Tugboat Captain), R&B (Poppy Ajudha), Hip Hop (Mezmah)

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Your vision as an artist is always at the heart of what the mix + production is trying to achieve. Collaborating while ensuring the song goes beyond what you had set out to achieve.

  7. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  8. A: My mixing studio has all the tools needed to create super warm, crystal clear mixes. Both in the box with UAD, Waves, FabFilter, Vahalla plug-ins and more as well as outboard compressors, gain, SSL Preamps and more.

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

  10. A: Nigel Godrich (Radiohead), Ariel Rechtshaid (Haim, Vampire Weekend), J Dilla, Stevie Wonder, Blake Mills (Laura Marling)

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

  12. A: Creating warm and full mixes that ensure your music shines in the streaming services. I include mastering on all mixes for first-time clients. I also produce tracks which include session instrumental work on guitar, bass, piano, woodwinds and more.

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Shades of You by Moses Boyd feat. Poppy Ajudha

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3 Revisions (flexible if more is needed), and 1-2 day turnover

GenresSounds Like
  • Moses Boyd
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Laura Marling
Gear Highlights
  • In The Box Mixer with Waves
  • UAD
  • Soundtoys
  • FabFilter
  • Vahalla plugins and more
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