David Mohacsi

Vocal Editor/Audio Editor

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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!

VOCAL EDITING
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.

DRUM EDITING
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.

QUANTIZATION
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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

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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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Mohacsi
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • The Persuasions
  • Mother Mother
  • Three Days Grace
  • Three Days Grace
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Skylar Stecker
  • Mother Mother
  • Mother Mother
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • The Headstones
  • Hey Ocean!
  • The Tragically Hip
  • Lights
  • Stereos
  • Stereos
  • Stereos
  • Maia
  • Maia
  • Maia
  • Maia
  • Maia
  • Maia
  • The Headstones
  • Mother Mother

28 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Mark S.
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    Great work... great ear. Has a good feel for timing and editing without losing the natural feel of the vocal performance.

  2. Review by Kevin O.
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    5-star work as always. David is consistently fast, professional, and eager to please. Highly, highly recommended.

  3. Review by Kevin O.
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    This is the second set of vocals David has tuned for us. He's brilliant at it — very clean and not heavy handed. Our definite go-to for the foreseeable future.

  4. Review by Eli T.
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    David did a thorough and wonderful job tuning a track of mine! His price is extremely reasonable and will definitely contact him again for future projects and endeavors!

  5. Review by Dario N.
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    Great job in making the vocals sound the way they should. Very quick turnaround and a pleasure to work with.

  6. Review by A&T
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    David's the man! Vocal tuning/editing was spot on the first time he sent it back within just a few hours! Would recommend anytime

  7. Review by Nate
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    David is the real deal! I sent over some vox to be tuned and aligned and what i got back was better than expected! He was extremely quick, a day in total. If i ever need vocal work he's the first person i'll be contacting.

  8. Review by Benjamin W.
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    David gave my vocals the tuning and timing that I needed. Fast working, took my inputs and brought it to where I want it to be. Vocals were tuned without a harsh autotune effect, so the end result was a polished vocal track that sounds good. Highly recommend to work with him.

  9. Review by David D.
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    Quite simply David is awesome, I had a tropical house vocal that needed some minor adjustments. Even minor adjustments can have a huge impact on vocals, his edits have work wonders and the vocal is simply awesome. David is now my "go to" Guy for vocals, don't hesitate to use him, oh and he is lightning fast so a huge asset if you are running to a tight schedule... 10/10

  10. Review by See
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    David is a highly skilled pro. I am very happy with the job and would most definitely recommend his services to others!

  11. Review by Leon
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    David was able to make the vocals sound exactly as what I was looking for and was very open to feedback. Very positive experience!

  12. Review by Kevin O.
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    Made my vocals sound produced but still human. Very natural. Fast turnaround. Recommended.

  13. Review by R C.
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    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.

  14. Review by R C.
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    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.

  15. Review by R C.
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    Amazing turn around time. Same quality as always!

  16. Review by R C.
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    One of the best editors I've used on large productions for labels. Seriously just hire him already.

  17. Review by Sebastian K.
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    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!

  18. Review by R C.
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    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.

  19. Review by Samuel B.
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    David did some editing work on my latest song. The end product is absolutely excellent. I am very pleased.

  20. Review by Jeffrey
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    Second time working with David; and as always super happy with the results of the project - my go to guy for vocal tuning!

  21. Review by Strathon B.
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    Always a pleasure! Great results!

  22. Review by Strathon B.
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    Always professional! Always great results!

  23. Review by Strathon B.
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    David is friendly, professional and provides excellent work.

  24. Review by Roshan R.
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    Great work By David. An expert in tuning makes your track shine !

  25. Review by Jeffrey
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    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!

  26. Review by Huib
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    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.

  27. Review by Ryan M.
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    Great work and very timely!

  28. Review by Raymond
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    Had a great experience working with David!
    Very fast response and turn around time, great!

Interview with David Mohacsi

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: Getting to work with an extremely diverse pool of artists from around the world.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

  10. A: MacBook Pro with pro tools, an sm57, a Neve portico channel strip, an acoustic guitar, and my Sennheiser HD280s. Is there wifi?

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: Workaholic

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

  14. A: Yes, hire me to edit your tracks!

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

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Terms Of Service

When sending a proposal, please include an up to date rough mix so I can provide an accurate estimate. Unlimited revisions! Tuning is highly subjective, and I want you to love what you hear!

GenresSounds Like
  • Three Days Grace
  • Barenaked Ladies
  • Hoobastank
Gear Highlights
  • Pro Tools
  • Melodyne
  • Autotune
  • VocAlign
  • Elastic Audio
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