Need your tracks to sound tighter? I'm a professional editor and have worked with artists such as Three Days Grace, Barenaked Ladies, Hoobastank, Metric, The Tragically Hip, and countless others. I'll put your vocals in tune without sounding tuned, drums on the grid without sounding edited, and anything else you need!
My main area of expertise is vocal comping, tuning and timing. I use a combination of Melodyne, Autotune, Elastic Audio, and VocAlign, as well as a number of creative editing workflows I have perfected over the years. Projects may vary from salvaging a poor performance, to polishing a great one.
Nothing can ruin a good production more than a lousy drum take. Conversely, nothing can improve your production more than a super tight, polished rhythm section. Using special techniques I've created over the years, I'll lock your drums in; sample accurate, on the grid. I'll lay in any samples you'd like to add, or I can add in a few of my own if you'd like.
Today’s music is perfect beyond flawless. People are now used to hearing instruments played with inhuman precision and perfection. How is this accomplished? Editing. Be it bass, guitars, keys, percussion, I can take any performance and lock it to the grid, fix mistakes, and create the perfect performance.
Three Days Grace - Human - Engineering, Editing
Hoobastank - Fight or Flight - Engineering, Editing
Barenaked Ladies - Silverball - Engineering, Editing
Tragically Hip - Now for Plan A - Engineering, Editing
Mother Mother - Very Good Bad Thing - Engineering, Editing
Scott Weiland - Sessions X Live Performance - Editing
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18 Reviews - 3 Repeat ClientsEndorse David Mohacsi
David was able to make the vocals sound exactly as what I was looking for and was very open to feedback. Very positive experience!
Made my vocals sound produced but still human. Very natural. Fast turnaround. Recommended.
David delivered beyond what I expected as what I handed him was super difficult and due to a deadline, I didn't have the time needed to get this vocal "right" for release. He edits the way I would which allows me to concentrate on getting records done for major labels, rather than pulling my hair out with edits. Turn around time is unreal as well. I've used him over other editors on this entire album due to turnaround time and communication. Hire him already.
David does his wonders yet again. Easily the best editor I've met on here. He helps me improve the efficiency of my workflow with deadlines by editing the same exact way i would and delivering any file imaginable.
Amazing turn around time. Same quality as always!
One of the best editors I've used on large productions for labels. Seriously just hire him already.
It was a pleasure to work with David. He delivered exactly what we expected, was flexible, fast and a great communicator.
Spot on for David!
I fell behind on an album project and needed some extra help editing all of the vocals. David is a fantastic vocal editor that was able to turn around a track with a pretty extreme deadline and deliver the exact result I needed. I'm absolutely going to use him again and again on projects.
David did some editing work on my latest song. The end product is absolutely excellent. I am very pleased.
Second time working with David; and as always super happy with the results of the project - my go to guy for vocal tuning!
Always a pleasure! Great results!
Always professional! Always great results!
David is friendly, professional and provides excellent work.
Great work By David. An expert in tuning makes your track shine !
David was great to work with; did exactly what I needed and took my feedback on board and adjusted the final track perfectly! Quick turnaround!
It was a great experience working with David.
He delivers top quality work, is highly responsive and works incredibly fast. Will hire him again. Highly recommended.
Great work and very timely!
Had a great experience working with David!
Very fast response and turn around time, great!
Interview with David Mohacsi
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll be happy with your results. How can I promise this? Simple. Unlimited revisions. Vocal tuning is highly subjective. Something that sound great to me, might sound a bit too tuned to you. Or vice versa. Its completely personal taste. I want you to love how you sound. So I don't mind going back and forth with notes a few times to make sure you're happy.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Getting to work with an extremely diverse pool of artists from around the world.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That people like me make a living because people can't sing anymore. I've made more money working with artists that are fantastic singers than I have made with singers that can't carry a tune. It all needs to get edited to be competitive in today's market.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I usually need a bit more info about your track breakdown. How many doubles in the chorus? How many tracks in that big harmony in the bridge? It just allows me to get you the most accurate quote possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro with pro tools, an sm57, a Neve portico channel strip, an acoustic guitar, and my Sennheiser HD280s. Is there wifi?
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes, hire me to edit your tracks!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Everything. Literally everything. In the past week for instance, I worked on two records that are straight up pop, engineered bed tracks for an active rock band, composed and orchestrated a full orchestral accompaniment for a gospel/soul artist, and produced three songs for a country group. To me, its all just music, and I love being able to work on such a diverse array of music.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I can take your tracks and give them that tight sound that they'll need to be competitive on the radio. Everything on the radio today is quantized to the grid and tuned to (or past) perfection. How do I know this? Because I'm one of the few that do it for a living.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Usually I'll listen to a song through a few times to get an idea of how the vocal should sit and flow. How much to tune, and even what NOT to tune. How tight the timing of the vocal should be to sound good, yet not robotic. Then I'll usually do a minimum of three tuning passes, where I manually tweak things to sound their best. Once I'm happy with the tuning, I'll commit all my tuning work and start timing. I move things around with elastic audio, and then commit that. I'll then do a pass where I make sure nothing was negatively effected by the timing process, and fix anything that was. I use VocAlign to tighten any backgrounds or doubles to the leads, and give those a double check as well to make sure everything is sounding as good as possible. I'll do a final listen, and do a quick rough mix with some basic eq, compression, and fx so that you can hear the work in context.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My vocal editing rig is a MacBook Pro with ProTools 2018, Melodyne, Autotune Pro, WavesTune Realtime, VocAlign, and a few other goodies I've picked up over the years. I use Hafler monitors, and Sennheiser HD280 headphones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do everything from basic drum editing all the way up to engineering full band live off the floor sessions, but by far the thing I'm doing most is vocal editing. Projects vary from salvaging a poorly recorded vocal, to polishing an already great vocal take. I always try my best to get you something that will make your song pop.