David Kershenbaum

Prod,Evaluation,Consult, Mix

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David Kershenbaum on SoundBetter

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.

Need help fine tuning your work? Happy to evaluate your demos before spending money and time on recording recording or offer suggestions and notes during the process of recording and mixing. This service 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.

Please tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above. Evaluations my speciality.

Read more about me at www.davidkershenbaum.com

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

11 Reviews - 4 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Magnus S.
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    Getting David to work on my project was awesome. All of his suggestions were well thought out and he found ways to make the music more effective and more interesting. One suggestion that was so out of the box, that I was hesitant to try it. I would not have thought of it myself, and it made a huge difference for the whole project, for the better. David can really see the big picture, he is very musical and a real mensch!

  2. Review by ashlley w.
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    David was fantastic to work with. Incredibly patient which allowed everything to breathe and feel free, which for me is a great way to work. Nothing was ever a bother and there was a genuinely positive vibe throughout. I appreciated the time spent on this project and look forwards to working with David again. I would highly recommend working with him. The result was a radio friendly sounding track that took on its own life as we worked through it. Thanks Dave, it was a pleasure.

  3. Review by Hunter M.
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    David is a true professional and master at his craft. Clear communication, planning and did a great job on the mix - thank you!

  4. Review by Craig S.
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    David is always responsive and helpful during the process of finding singers and musicians. He is always patient and kind, and with his wealth of experience in mixing and mastering will give your song an awesome sound.

  5. Review by Mikayal A.
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    Wow! What an honor to get feedback on my project from David Kershenbaum!
    He shared so many amazing gold nuggets as if they were obvious. Of course they are obvious to someone like him who has been in the industry for so long and has produced so many incredible albums. But they were definitely not obvious to me.
    His insights will help me take the music to the next level.
    And, I'm thrilled at the possibility of continuing to work with David on this project!
    Highly recommended!

  6. Review by Craig S.
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    David really cares about my song and the production sounds great. He worked many hours until he was satisfied the song was the best it could be. He gave me honest feedback where my song needed re-writing and gave me the inspiration to dig deep and find the best I could do.

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. 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

  11. 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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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.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Joe Jackson
  • Supertramp
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Multiple track discounts, Consultations and direction start at $250, Production discounts for SKYPE sessions only.