Aloha~! I am a Hawaii-based producer/engineer who has over 20 years of experience. I would love to help take your song or project to the next level whether it be mixing, mastering, editing or adding some decorations to your existing production.
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Reviews (5)Endorse David W. Pichard
David was Awesome! I went through a lot of mixers, and even paid for a few others, and David's mix blew them out of the water. Very Responsive! I'm starting my full EP with him now.
David was amazing to work with. He really invested himself in the project and made things work for me. Being an independent artist on a minimal budget and a truncated time table he was able to deliver far beyond expectations. I will use him again on my next project.
David is an excellent engineer, very understanding and will work with you to get your mix right.
David did a great job mixing and mastering the first song off my new album! he took some serious time to make sure everything is in place and was extremely polite and willing to adjust little details even weeks after he did the mix! this was all due to my busy touring schedule and i really appreciate that! AMAZING GUY!
David's expertise and efficiency in the studio helped make the most of my very low-budget, fast-paced recording session. After tracking, David put a lot of attention into sending me different mixes and working with my feedback, plus adding his own creative touch that I could have never imagined myself. Overall, David knows his stuff and he's also a great guy in general!
Interview with David W. Pichard
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I had the honor of working on Peter Rowan's last CD "My Aloha." I was the tracking engineer and got to mix 4 of the songs. It was so much fun working with this living legend, he is such a wealth of knowledge with the history of bluegrass and all things folk.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: When delivering programmed drums always include the source midi file in addition to wave/aif sound files. It opens up so many doors to creating new textures and sounds that may be more appropriate to a song than what is captured in the sound files. With the midi file, I can try out different snare sounds, ride sounds, etc or at the least enhance overhead sounds which always seem to need some help coming from programmed drums.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I really love acoustic/organic instruments and sounds.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Relentless persistence. Giving whatever I'm working on 100% of my skill set and attention. My love and passion for music, all aspects, help drive me to learn something new every day in order to keep improving and getting better.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I have played bass and guitar in many different bands in the past and I also have completed a jazz guitar class from the Berklee online music school. I feel like these experiences help me better communicate with clients as we strive towards making the best decisions for what each song needs.