I'm a songwriter, producer, and mix/mastering engineer with releases on all 4 US Major Labels and 8 #1 Hype Machine chart positions to date. I have also done post production, dialog enhancement, and mixing and mastering for major corporations including Nike, Reebok, and Johnson & Johnson.
I'm available for songwriting and original production, remixing, and mixing/mastering services. I specialize in Pop, Electronic, and Hip Hop.
I also specialize in post production, mixing, and mastering for TV/Film/Commercial projects.
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Interview with Dave Edwards
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Each brings unique benefits and each has downsides the other can compensate for.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your goal with this record and how can I help you accomplish it?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Listen to the end product and resume of the provider, not the writeup. Talk is cheap!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Ableton Live, Focal Twin Monitors, API 2500, Sontec EQ, SSL Compressor
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 10 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: A mix of pop and electronic sensibilities
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Max Martin, as he is a perfectionist about his craft.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If it sounds great on a guitar, it will sound amazing once it's properly produced. Conversely, a poor song that's well produced will never take off. Focus on the music and the rest will follow.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Electronic, Pop, and Hip Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Eliminating unnecessary elements and focusing the ear on what's important.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: An ear for finding and enhancing the most important element of the mix or song to the average listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I try to structure my work process around whatever the client and project require to achieve the best end result.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Production: Ableton 9.5, Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2, Xfer Serum, NI Kontakt, Reveal Sound Spire Mix/Mastering: PreSonus StudioOne 3, Slate Digital, Waves, Kush Audio, Acoustica Audio Acqua Plugins
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Max Martin, Christian Karlsson, Stuart Price, Greg Kurstin, Calvin Harris
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remixing, mixing, and mastering for major US labels and independent clients.