David Kershenbaum

Production, Mix, Consulting,

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I have produced over 75 international gold and platinum albums. Whether you need a vibrant mix, in-studio production (via SKYPE), help with lyrics, structure, arrangement, song selection, I can help. I have worked the most successful artists in the world BEFORE they became successful as well.

There's not a lot of producers around today with my type of experience and background. I specialize in creating great vocal performances and can record real instruments as well as having a solid knowledge of electronic ones as well. I can work with you either in-studio or long-distance via skype.

Not sure of your next step? Consultation is available by the hour by phone or SKYPE.

I worked with or discovered many star recording artists; including Duran, Duran, Supertramp, Janet Jackson, Cat Stevens, Tracy Chapman, Bryan Adams, Joe Jackson, Peter Frampton, Laura Branigan. I was a Senior Executive RCA Records, A&M Records, Morgan Creek Films/Music. and have a long history of finding, developing and producing new talent. At A&M Records, as Vice-President of A&R, I oversaw iconic artist rosters including; The Police, Bryan Adams, The Human League, STYX, OMD, and many others, signing and developing star-artists. As an independent producer, I worked with Tracy Chapman, Duran, Duran, Tori Amos, Cat Stevens and Supertramp among others.

I just completed 88 Shoals new track "Moonlight" where I did production and mixing. "Honeybee" is an example current production of a young Ohio group - "Cousin Simple. My work on Duran's classic "Hungry Like A Wolf" and Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" are also included.

Read more about me at www.davidkershenbaum.com

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Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Kershenbaum
  • Labi Siffre
  • Elkie Brooks
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Hues Corporation
  • Eddie Money
  • Peter Frampton
  • Nell Bryden
  • Nell Bryden
  • Tracy Chapman
  • The Everly Brothers
  • Randy VanWarmer
  • Randy VanWarmer
  • Krafty Kuts
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Cat Stevens
  • Supertramp
  • Supertramp
  • Melanie Dekker
  • Melanie Dekker
  • Joe Jackson
  • Laura Branigan
  • Richie Havens
  • Hoyt Axton
  • B.W. Stevenson
  • Peter Frampton
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Peanut Butter Wolf
  • Devil Doll
  • Joan Baez
  • John Stewart
  • New Order
  • Danny Tenaglia
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Joe Jackson
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Cat Stevens
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joshua Kadison
  • Erikah Karst
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Jackson
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Cat Stevens
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Joan Baez
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • Emily Richards
  • Billy Mann
  • Billy Mann
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • Montell Jordan
  • Del Amitri
  • Duran Duran
  • Eden A.K.A.
  • Hoyt Axton
  • Elkie Brooks
  • Latin Quarter
  • John Cox
  • Kim Hill
  • Kim Hill
  • Joe Jackson
  • Buck-O-Nine
  • Buck-O-Nine
  • Joan Baez
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joan Baez
  • Cat Stevens
  • Blessid Union of Souls
  • Blessid Union of Souls
  • Laura Branigan
  • Laura Branigan
  • Catie Curtis
  • Joshua Kadison
  • Duran Duran
  • Joshua Kadison
  • Joshua Kadison
  • Graham Parker
  • Joan Baez
  • Auto & Cherokee
  • Auto & Cherokee
  • Peter Frampton
  • Voice Farm
  • Kenny Loggins
  • Michael Kamen
  • Michael Kamen
  • The Williams Brothers
  • Sonny Southon
  • Sara Hickman
  • Sara Hickman
  • The Origin
  • Supertramp
  • Tracy Chapman
  • The Burns Sisters
  • Marshall Crenshaw
  • Peregrins
  • Michael Kamen
  • Show of Hands
  • Loey Nelson
  • Gregg Rolie
  • Joe Jackson
  • Labi Siffre
  • Joe Jackson
  • Labi Siffre
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Y Kant Tori Read
  • Supertramp
  • Cat Stevens
  • Joan Baez
  • Joan Baez
  • Shadowfax
  • Laura Branigan
  • Joe Jackson
  • Eddie Money
  • Ronnie Laws
  • Supertramp
  • Joe Jackson
  • Shadowfax
  • Supertramp
  • Durell Coleman
  • Joe Jackson
  • Cat Stevens
  • Robert Hazard
  • Graham Parker
  • Boomerang
  • Johnny & the Distractions
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Duran Duran
  • Duran Duran
  • Peter Frampton
  • Willie Nelson
  • Sterling
  • Jerry Knight
  • Raf
  • Reds
  • Lani Hall
  • Joe Jackson
  • Joe Jackson
  • Reds
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • Tarney-Spencer Band
  • Joan Baez
  • Cat Stevens
  • Gallagher & Lyle
  • Hoyt Axton
  • B.W. Stevenson
  • Joan Baez
  • Hues Corporation
  • Gallagher & Lyle
  • Hoyt Axton
  • Joan Baez
  • Joan Baez
  • Joan Baez
  • Richie Havens
  • Joan Baez
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • Cecilio & Kapono
  • B.W. Stevenson
  • Barry Greenfield
  • B.W. Stevenson
  • The Everly Brothers
  • The San Sebastian Strings
  • Par Ou Impar
  • Gino McKoy
  • Joan Baez
  • Jon Pike
  • Victor Porfidio
  • Scrubbaloe Caine
  • Gino McKoy
  • Gino McKoy
  • Daniel Novick
  • Daniel Novick
  • Lisa Bade

5 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Jeff R.
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    David has been truly amazing to work with. Obviously, his work speaks for itself and he been an accomplished, top-notch, best in class producer for a long time. He handles every aspect of the process in a truly professional, authentic manner.

    exemplary, superior, brilliant, detailed, masterful, enjoyable, rewarding are all other good words to use for the experience.

  2. Review by Pierre M
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    The consulting session with David was really awesome! We discussed about my tracks but also about the industry and David gave me really useful advices to move forward to the next stage. Definitely recommend!

  3. Review by Michael D.
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    Working with David has been a pleasure. He has taken time to discuss the project with me on many occasions. Working with him has not only helped me get my project to a more professional level but it has been educational as well- helping me to see and hear things that were not so obvious to me in my music . I'm looking forward to continuing working together.

  4. Review by tim d.
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    I was actually surprised to see someone of David's stature on this site. I almost didn't contact him because I wasn't sure if my stuff was good enough. Well I am really glad I did because he gave me some great advise. He also seems like a great guy who is down to earth and passionate about the music. If you get a chance, check out his videos on youtube, especially the one about following your emotional center to get to authentic and passionate writing & performing. Work with him and consider you

  5. Review by Zolton Z.
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    David is an icon in the music industry, having produced seminal albums over the past 30 years or so. He worked with me remotely to produce one of of my tracks and went above and beyond to ensure the song was perfect before we sent it off to mix. This involved numerous Skype calls, emails, and real time imparting of his knowledge and gut instinct. As a result of his input, the song tempo was increased, the song was lushly orchestrated, and the structure was enhanced. He's a perfectionist with an incredible set of ears. He added so much value to my music and I'd recommend him to anyone.

Interview with David Kershenbaum

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

  2. A: Production, artist development, mixing, vocal production and comp

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

  4. A: Mark Knofler, Peter Gabriel,Eric Clapton

  5. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  6. A: General Pro Tools setup with great monitors and loads of plugins

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

  8. A: Very detailed. Build tracks from the bottom up featuring the vocals. Structure is very important as are dynamics and arrangement

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

  10. A: I can feel a hit. I can help with structure, hooks, lyrics

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: Visual presentation I can set the stage, light it and bring the music home

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

  14. A: All types from country, singer-songwriter, pop, indie

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

  16. A: You must have a solid foundation. Otherwise, nothing you add will work properly

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

  18. A: I love all types of music but gravitate toward artists who have something to say, are full of emotion and understand hit songwriting.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I start with the singer and work down with the track. Just the opposite of most producers

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

  22. A: I have been doing this successfully for many many years,

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

  24. A: A great mike, a great reverb, a great delay, really accurate monitors and an analog tape recorder

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

  26. A: If you want to work hard and achieve classic recordings ....I'm your guy

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

  28. A: Are you open to suggestions and direction?

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

  30. A: It's harder than it looks

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

  32. A: Who was your favorite artist to work with? Tracy Chapman and Joe Jackson

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

  34. A: I have loved music since I was a very young boy. Had bands, was signed to Capital as an artist. Love Tech! !

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

  36. A: I will leave no detail left unturned

  37. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  38. A: I like both for different reasons.

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

  40. A: No

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

  42. A: Just finished a new artist in Australia

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

  44. A: Tracy Chapman first album. There are a lot of variables to get right in a production and I feel I really got them as close as I've ever been with this album.

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88 Shoals - Moonlight

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Terms Of Service

50% start/ 50% on delivery. 2 recalls/ mixes. Additional recalls $100. Discounts for SKYPE production rather than attended session. My Production/Mix credits cannot be used without my approval.

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  • Tracy Chapman
  • Joe Jackson
  • Supertramp
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