David Kershenbaum

Prod, Exec Prod, Eval, Mix

50 Reviews (49 Verified)
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I have produced & mixed over 75 international gold and platinum albums. Whether you need musicians, online production,help with lyrics, structure, arrangement, song selection. I also offer EXECUTIVE PRODUCTION to oversee your project. I have worked the most successful artists in the world BEFORE they became successful. DEEP INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE.

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 Zoom.

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 ZOOM/Audiomovers

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. Please include a DEMO.

Read more about me at www.davidkershenbaum.com

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

50 Reviews - 19 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jean-Patrick S.

    It was such a pleasure working with David on a track. His years of experience taught me so much in a short amount of time, I have nothing but gratitude, not to mention the track sounds amazing and there's no way I would have done it alone any time soon if ever.

    I highly recommend just from a production standpoint, but if you are looking to learn from an industry expert the experience has already been invaluable. Very easy to work with and will get you to be your best artist self!

  2. Review by Anders R.

    David is a wizard and has clear vision. Your projects are in good hands with him!

  3. Review by Nicholas A.

    As other mentioned, David is exceptional. One of our concerns was that he may be out-of-touch with the modern music industry - this was not the case at all. His expertise is state-of-the-art with the benefit of decades of experience to help better inform long-term decision making for aspiring musicians such as myself. We contacted him for Executive Production and he gave us a lot of new useful solutions.
    Archer and Dempsey appreciate your professionalism and will get to work on your advice.

  4. Review by Richard R.

    David is the consummate professional. Providing excellent feedback in a clear and concise manner. The feedback is actionable and provides guidance which will be stepping stones from which to move forward. I will be reaching out to David to assist with the continuation of this project as soon as I act on his recommendations.

  5. Review by Daniel F.

    Honestly, it was amazing how quickly David got back to me! He gave me some very helpful advice on some of my songs, and I am looking forward to working with him in the future! To top it all off, I could tell right away that he is just a very genuinely good person ☺️

  6. Review by MiM
    by MiM

    Working with David has been comprehensively and universally magnificent in every way that I could have ever imagined. Absolutely mind blowing for me - it’s beyond perfection.
    I would give him one hundred stars - for his sincere dedication, talents, experience and significant contributions to this song, in every possible way that can be defined. We really connected in a very unique and special way, and this first song is just the beginning of a very long relationship together moving forward.

  7. Review by Herbert R.

    David is just simply outstanding. Such a gentleman and so willing to help regardless of your experience level. He quickly helped me solve an engineering issue with my vocals. I highly recommend David. Hard to believe you can get access to his level of experience and expertise so easily.

  8. Review by Dee
    by Dee

    It’s a honor working with David! His deep knowledge about music industry and music production is phenomenal. His honest and precise suggestions help to better assess the quality of your songs. His kindless is exceptional and is only surpassed by his passion for good music. Take the chance to work with him!

  9. Review by Jackie K.

    I am so glad I chose David to help me produce my latest song! He’s been prompt, professional, and easy to work with. I am thrilled with the final product and look forward to more collaborations in the future.

  10. Review by Larry M.

    An incredibly nice man, and generous with his time and insights.

    How often do you get a chance to talk to someone who basically orchestrated the soundtrack of your life?

    Highly Recommended.

  11. Review by david m.

    David was incredibly gracious with his time. He got back to me right away and though we couldn't put something together this time production wise he was willing to offer his time for a personal consultation and coming from a guy with his backround and experience I thought that extremely kind. I will definitely keep him in mind for future projects.

  12. Review by Rocky M.

    David was so gracious with his time and sharing of knowledge on our introductory call. He's not a salesman, but rather a tremendous resource and offered a wealth of industry guidance. It was a sincere pleasure to speak with him!

  13. Review by Lev W.
    by Lev W.

    This guy is the real deal, and it’s apparent as soon as you talk to him.

  14. Review by Moses M.

    David was very professional and easy to communicate with.

  15. Review by Keith C.

    I am fortunate to have worked with David and I'm very happy with the song he produced for me. David is easy to talk to and a professional, and I'm very grateful for what I've learned working with him.

  16. Review by slade
    by slade

    Working on an EP with David was an honor. Having met David online I was definitely apprehensive at first. However, David was extremely understanding and respectful and it quickly became obvious that working with a man of his level and qualifications was not to be taken lightly. David is a unique industry professional with unmatched connection and an obvious passion for music. I had a blast and leaned so much and I'm sure you will too!

  17. Review by Vincent M.

    Great fun working with David on this track as well. I had it more finished than the others, but he takes it to another level, getting sessions musicians to play a few of the parts, guiding vocals, and then mixing the song to really bring out each part. One of the few still using some analog gear as part of his setup, and it really makes a difference!

  18. Review by Vincent M.

    My 3rd song with David - this one has really met all my expectations. David's easy to work with, gives great advice and goes the extra mile to make everything polished and perfect in the end. He also has the connections to know what musician to bring in for a particular live part.

  19. Review by David F.

    I'm so grateful to David. His productions are world-class (read his bio for the dozens of named acts he has worked with over the years). He is respectful of the artist's vision while finding ways to deeply enhance it. He is very easy to work with but, at the same time, holds everyone to extremely high musical standards (including himself). If you work with David, he will inspire you to new heights as a musician and bring out the absolute best in your productions.

  20. Review by Connor O.

    We had a consultation with David on a song we have been looking to get mixed; what I expected and what I received were drastically different. The amount of detail, thought, effort and information we were given was incredible and we were in awe of the professionalism that David brought. We can't wait to continue working with him in the future. Look no further if you want a job done right by a pro who knows what needs to get done!

Interview with David Kershenbaum

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. A: Just finished a new artist in Australia

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

  6. A: No

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: I like both for different reasons.

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

  10. A: I will leave no detail left unturned

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

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

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

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

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

  16. A: It's harder than it looks

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

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

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

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

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

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

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

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

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

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

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

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

Curved Lines by SLADE

I was the Producer/Mixer in this production

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    Tracy Chapman - Fast Car
Terms Of Service

50% start/ 50% on delivery. 2 mix recalls included. Additional recalls $150. Artist shall approve in writing every stage of production. My Production/Mix credits cannot be used without my approval.

GenresSounds Like
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Joe Jackson
  • Supertramp
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Multiple track discounts, Production discounts for ZOOM/Audiomovers sessions only.


    "Fast Car" - a massive country and pop hit cover version by Luke Combs -- was named song of the year at the 2023 CMA Awards.

    In the history of the US music business only three pop records have crossed over and became #1 Country chart hits  - of the three - two were produced by David Kershenbaum. "My Maria - BW Stevenson and "Fast Car" - Tracy Chapman.