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.

Contact me through the blue button above and lets get to work.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for David W. Pichard:

  • Peter Rowan
  • Peter Rowan
  • Julia Scott
  • Julia Scott
  • Julia Scott
  • Julia Scott
  • Julia Scott
  • King Cotton
  • King Cotton

Gear highlights

  • Roger Foote Mastering compressor
  • UA LA-610 MK II
  • SSL Board
  • API Lunchbox
  • 2 Neve Pre's
  • 2 Summit Audio Pre's
  • 2 UA 1176's
  • 2 pultec EQs
  • Pro Tools 12
  • many many plugins.

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

2 revisions per song, 3 day turnaround per song

Reviews of David W. Pichard

  • Default-avatar5 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_dsc_8168_edited_slim_face_9 months agoby Verified Review

    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.

  • Listing_thumb_jraw110 months agoby Verified Review

    David is an excellent engineer, very understanding and will work with you to get your mix right.

  • Listing_thumb_joh-bolinasabout 1 year agoby Verified Review

    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!

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Interview with David W. Pichard

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
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.
Can you share one music production tip?
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.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I really love acoustic/organic instruments and sounds.
What's your strongest skill?
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.
What do you bring to a song?
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.