David Andersen

Recording & Mixing Engineer

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I'm a hybrid analog-digital recording and mixing engineer based in Los Angeles, CA. Formerly, I've engineered at Sound City Studios and Waterfront Studios (NY), I'm currently working for the Village Recorder (LA). Schooled in the art and process of achieving vintage sounds; with the ability to make those sounds translate in a modern environment.

By utilizing a combination of cherry picked (and often custom) analog gear, as well as industry standard plugins (and a well trained pair of ears), I'll craft a mix that serves to accentuate your song, rather than allow it to disappear into the fray. You've written a unique piece of music, so why not give it a unique mix? My goal is to create a sound that is huge, energetic, and provocative; yet still of this world. Classic, yet fully appropriate to the modern listening context.

I'm a recording and mixing engineer based in Los Angeles, where I currently work for the Village Recorder. Previously, I've served as the chief engineer at Sound City Studios and prior to that I spent two years working as an engineer with legendary producer/engineer, Henry Hirsch (Lenny Kravitz, Madonna, Mick Jagger) at Waterfront Studios in New York.

I also have a strong background in analog circuit and recording studio design. I can assist you with everything from a full studio buildout to a putting together a highly intuitive, but easy to use, home recording system. I've served as a technical consultant to companies like Soundtoys and Electrodyne, as well as to numerous artists and producers such as: Robbie Robertson, Greg Wells, Rich Costey, John Hill, Stephen Stills, and John Alagia.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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  • Robbie Robertson
  • Fall Out Boy
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9 Reviews

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  1. Review by Anthony C.
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    Dave is brilliant - period. A true savant within the formidable realm of recording. He engineered my first and only album Picture Something Beautiful giving exquisite, exhaustive attention to detail while always thinking outside the box to bring vitality to each song. I especially valued his insistence on the singing being organic - in a world of processed music his honoring of authenticity is just wonderful. He’s definitely a channel to a wellspring of creativity that can work magic for your music. He was a dynamic source of input also as a producer and bassist on demand. Dave’s a rare jewel!

  2. Review by Logan Callahan
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    I had the pleasure of working with Dave in 2016 with the recording of my first EP, All My Mistakes. He served in a multi-faceted role on that project, laying down bass, engineering, recording, mixing and producing. Throughout the sessions, Dave was keen to pay attention to even the finest details, while still allowing the music to breathe and come into its own. He has a fantastic ear while working the console. His work ethic is unmatched and he is genuine in his critiques and choices. You would be hard pressed to find another producer to give the same level of commitment and focus.

  3. Review by Justin Wilcott
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    I've had the pleasure to record with Dave on a few projects. He has an incredible ear for detail and a lenghtly career in major studios. He's professional and meticulious and can provide great gear for recording. Music is Dave's passion and it truely shows. I will definietly reach out to Dave for future projects and I would highly recommend him to anyone looking to record or mix.

  4. Review by Avi Zahner
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    I've worked with Dave for over a year now and it's been a wonderful experience. His ears are great and he understands diverse array of music. If you give him a reference or describe something you want to hear in your recordings, he's always known how to achieve it in my experience. As well as being a passionate, hard-working engineer and producer/mixer, he's very well informed and equipped when it comes to building, fixing, modifying analog gear. Dave sets a high standard that other engineers should hope to meet in their lifetime, and he's always working to set it even higher.

  5. Review by Daniel Grimsland
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    Dave is awesome! His knowledge of all things sound is truly amazing. He is my “go to” when I need a mix, and he always does a great job! He is tasteful, mindful, and hard working. I highly recommend!

  6. Review by Johannes
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    By no doubt, David is one of my favorite people to work with. I had the pleasure to work with him on multiple projects. His work ethic and commitment are outstanding. He is exceptionally competent and talented. Fantastic know-how and very trustworthy. On top of that, he is an awesome guy.

  7. Review by Chris Owens
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    I had the absolute pleasure of working with David in New York (Art Farm) and LA (Sound City) recording, mixing and mastering. David is an absolute genius at what he does, and he does it with efficiency. Incredibly attentive and easy to work with, making recommendations when necessary and driven to develop material to its utmost potential. I couldn’t have been happier with the entire process, and I hope to work with him again sooner rather than later.

  8. Review by Dan Lavoie
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    I had the pleasure of working with David Anderson who engineered my last record in New York. I was immediately blown away by his incredible drive and work ethic as well as his passion for his craft. His knowledge of how the studio works, gear and his ability to capture the very best moments made the sessions a blast. I'm looking forward to my upcoming album which Dave will be engineering as well. Finding a great engineer is like finding gold, I highly recommend David Anderson Dan Lavoie

  9. Review by Colin
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    Worked with David over at Sound City and I couldn’t be happier with the way my record turned out. He knows his music and sounds and that’s one of the most important things for me when making a record. Highly recommended. -Dirty Little Hearts

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Standard mixing prices include three (3) basic mix revisions. Turnaround times vary depending on my schedule, please contact me for more information.

Gear Highlights
  • ATC SCM20ASL Monitors
  • Yamaha NS-10M Studio Monitors
  • Ecoplate III Plate Reverb
  • David Andersen Audio 5202C Discrete Stereo Compressor
  • Retro 176 Compressor
  • Electrodyne CA-700 compressor
  • AKG Microphones
  • Neumann Microphones
  • Lomo Microphones
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