David Wehinm

Engineer, Session Musician

David Wehinm on SoundBetter

Hi I'm a Live and Studio Recording. Editing and Mixing Engineer. I also play guitar and bass.

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

Interview with David Wehinm

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

  2. A: The above album. I recorded it at Soup Studios in London and it grew from what we originally recorded into the creation we finally agreed on.

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

  4. A: Just finished mixing a jazz / fusion / <genreless> album for UK drummer Moses Boyd

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

  6. A: Not yet...

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digitally controlled analog. The best of both worlds.

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

  10. A: To try and be as true to their original vision as possible

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

  12. A: The variety

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

  14. A: "... can you make it sound like <current hot artist>?" I generally reply "... I can, but I'd rather make it sound like YOU!"

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

  16. A: That its easy. Conversely, that its not.

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

  18. A: What did you see and hear in your mind when you first got this song. How can we

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

  20. A: Go with whoever believes in your project. If it feels like they just want your money, they probably do.

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

  22. A: A mic, a digital recorder, a laptop, an acoustic and a set of headphones.

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

  24. A: I started making beats at a young age. I progressed to recording vocalists, then to Live and Studio mixing. I have a degree in Electronic Engineering so at times

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Meticulously organic

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

  28. A: Prince. He seems to be artistically unrestrained.

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

  30. A: Feel before you think. Then think before you feel

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

  32. A: A range. Anything from Gospel, through Jazz, blues through funk.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: To be honest, its my people skills.

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

  36. A: Honestly, passion, drive.

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

  38. A: Listen and feel, see the vision, then use only the tools necessary to achieve the goal. You MUST have a goal.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work out of a small, fully acoustically treated - bass traps, absorption panels, reflection free zone etc. - one room space. I run Logic Pro 9 / Logic X and Pro Tools 10 / 11, as well as Reason and Ableton. I use Komplete 9 and Maschine 2 for Midi programming.

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

  42. A: Dave Pensado, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Michael Jackson, Lauren Hill, Fred Hammond, Tina Turner, Bruce Swedien. Many others...

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

  44. A: Studio Recording, Editing and Mixing. I also do Live engineering and I do a lot of acoustic session work

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Moses Boyd Exodus - Rye Lane Shuffle

I was the Mixing Engineer in this production

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