David Schoenwetter

Produce - Mix - Master

68 Reviews (42 Verified)
David Schoenwetter on SoundBetter

I'm here to realize YOUR vision and make incredible music together! I'm a NYC based Producer, Mixer, DJ, Writer, who has worked with award winning artists, major labels, TV shows, and indie artists around the world. I specialize in Pop and Dance music, but have worked on thousands of songs across all genres. Get in touch with me and let's work!

I've lived and worked in NYC on and off for the last 15 years, I've lived in 3 capital cities in Europe as a Producer and DJ. I work with clients all over the world on Soundbetter.com and have produced and mixed music for hundreds of artists and TV shows. My biggest passion is turning YOUR vision into a finished record.

I can produce Top 40 worthy hits, as well as indie/other music across all genres. Message me to find out more about what we can do together, including:
Produce your song from the ground up based around your vision and your references
Produce a beat around your lyrics or rough voice memo
Mix, Master, and Vocal Production
Re-produce and Re-mix
In-person sessions

Contact me and send me details about your project!
We discuss your vision and references in detail and I will turn most tracks around in just a few days.
I offer a variety of options for feedback including text, livestream sessions, or in-person sessions.
You approve the final version and release funds & I will send final files

We are collaborators, and when you hire me we become a TEAM.
I will always treat you with respect
I will put my heart and soul into everything that I create.
Your project will be to your full satisfaction.

Let's make some magic together :)

Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.


AllMusic verified credits for David Schoenwetter
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • American Modern Ensemble
  • Hem
  • Hem
  • Gipsy Kings
  • Amy Cervini
  • Brad Mehldau
  • Brad Mehldau Trio
  • Robert Paterson
  • Diego Urcola
  • Diego Urcola Quartet
  • Ayọ
  • Joe Lovano
  • Joe Lovano Us Five
  • Sylvie Courvoisier
  • Mark Feldman
  • Mark Feldman Quartet
  • Sarah Tracey
  • Ian Axel
  • Becca Stevens
  • Becca Stevens Band
  • Junko Onishi
  • Anat Cohen
  • Taylor Eigsti
  • Kirk Whalum
  • Lizz Wright
  • Nellie McKay
  • Blonde Redhead
  • Blonde Redhead
  • Jacky Terrasson
  • Kermit Driscoll
  • Ingrid Michaelson
  • Joe Lovano
  • Joe Lovano Us Five
  • Mick Moloney
  • Okou
  • Okou
  • Norah Jones
  • Hem
  • Hem
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • Hot Club of Detroit
  • Hot Club of Detroit
  • Jesse Malin
  • Jesse Malin
  • Death Cab for Cutie
  • Alicia Madison
  • Alicia Madison
  • Lauren Mayhew
  • Steven David Fay
  • Steven David Fay
  • Lauren Mayhew
  • Lauren Mayhew
  • Jake Frost
  • Jake Frost
  • Jake Frost
  • Adam Cruz
  • Jules Brand
  • Jason Forbach
  • Maria Neckam

68 Reviews - 12 Repeat Clients

Endorse David Schoenwetter
  1. Review by Graham M.

    Great to work with and communicate with! Did an excellent job with the synths I needed.

  2. Review by Jarod N.

    Time spent with David is always a great choice. Great contact, patience, individual approach, impressive technical skills are the features that characterize David.
    I'm always impressed by how fast Dave is, especially in live sessions, AI has no chance against him ;)
    I look forward to work with David again.

  3. Review by Kirsten Faith Soldan

    It was great working with David! He listened to what I wanted for the song and was very professional throughout the whole process. I was very happy with his production! I would love to work with him again.

  4. Review by Jack F.

    David did an incredible job bringing to life every idea I had surrounding my songs. He took the time to straighten out every detail and was very communicative and time sensitive throughout the entire process. I highly recommend! Will definitely be working with him again.

  5. Review by Justin S.

    David did a marvelous job on this song for us. We are planning on doing our next album with him too.

  6. Review by Kelsey l.

    David was great to work with! He listens to what you as an artist want out of the project and uses his skills to help make your dreams become a reality. Really easy to talk to and efficient turn around time. Highly recommend!

  7. Review by JNoh
    by JNoh

    David deserves many gold stars! Not only the talent he brings, but his work ethic and personality. A great collaborator to have!

  8. Review by Jarod N.

    David is a real master
    We had a pretty complicated projec with lots of details to work with and not well recorded vocals...
    David made the song sound amazing
    From the technical side, he's extremely fast and able to do whatever you imagine very quickly.
    And since he's a very nice guy, working with David is pure pleasure :)
    100% Yess !

  9. Review by Judd H.

    Don't let Dave's laidback demeanor fool you; he's a true professional. He's got great ideas, executes them efficiently, and has integrity in his work. I never once felt like he was phoning it in. It was clear that he wanted my project to be something we could both be proud of. He also listens carefully to what you want and lets that guide the process, which I appreciated very much. We're already working on more music together and I think this will be the beginning of a long fruitful partnership.

  10. Review by Ed Stean

    David was a great choice. He transformed my demo version into a quality pop song and included all my wishes and ideas. Even he was open to let me watch a session on a shared display. And finally he has a good heart and works very professionally and communicates with clarity. Also he knows how to treat emotional artists so they can progress. :) Thank you David!

  11. Review by Christopher S.

    David created a very unique perspective on a sound and it's going to surely create a buzz soon. I am positive that I will work with him in the future. He was someone I wanted to work with and I am so glad that he said yes because he turned out to be the perfect person for the project because he took a sound and the examples and turned it into a vision. This is what a producer does! Truly top of the line. I couldn't ask for anything better. He also went above and beyond. Five plus stars.

  12. Review by Jose I.

    David is a master of sound!! I'm very happy with his work.

  13. Review by Paisleigh L.

    david did such a great job taking my references and making an incredible beat!! would definitely work together again!

  14. Review by Thomas H.

    If you're looking for someone professional and sympathetic, Dave's your man. It was super fun working with him and he's got some mad skills. That was definitely not the last session with him!

  15. Review by Jeff R.

    David is a phenomenal producer, and has a terrific sense for how to take a song to the next level. I sought David out for additional production and arrangement work on a track I wrote and produced and in a very short time he was able to truly enhance where I had taken it, giving the chorus a way more satisfying impact, and adding to the texture and character of the track. Highly recommend, not just for his production skills but equally for his arrangement and songwriting sensibilities.

  16. Review by Zach Sorgen
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    David is a beast! Production sounds great, super clean and full. Very easy to work with and chill vibe. Hope we can do more together!

  17. Review by Cloe
    by Cloe

    David is efficient and responsive ,would love to work again.

  18. Review by Kara Ali

    My session with David was excellent! He is professional, collaborative and efficient with an ear for rhythm. Looking forward to our next session together!

  19. Review by Ethan C
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    Ive had a lot of fun working with David on his clients tracks, a professional in his field and very good communicator. I hope to work with him again in the future.

  20. Review by Klaas Gerling
    check_circleVerified (Client)

    It's great to work with David! He is a reliable and professional guy

Interview with David Schoenwetter

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

  2. A: Hmm well there's this topline I wrote called warrior that has over 20 MIL streams by now so that was pretty cool :) I recently produced an EP for a new artist named Isla Rose who I actually have never met in person! She came to me on Soundbetter and we worked together on this EP for over 2 years, we did the whole EP super interactively on facetime and with live streaming, so it was a really interesting process. The EP has gotten a ton of great support from blogs and editorials so that's been really nice.

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

  4. A: I'm working on a ton of music for my own artist project, and also an EP for a really talented pop singer/songwriter named Judd Harris who was an American Idol Finalist. I'm also working on a new song with this artist named GOMEY who is super talented.

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


  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both. But mainly digital these days because it still sounds great if you know what you're doing with it, and it's super fast and streamlined to work in the digital domain.

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

  10. A: I will always do my utmost best to make you happy. I hate mediocrity and I strive for perfection with everything I do, and your project will always be my top priority. It's an honor to be trusted with your song, and I will always respect that during our process.

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

  12. A: I love translating the artist's vision into something tangible, and I love the look on someone's face when they hear a final mix that they love. That's incredibly rewarding for me.

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

  14. A: Hmm, maybe the most common is how long does the process take? And that's really difficult to answer because every project is different haha... there's some hit songs that have been made from start to finish in 10 hours or less, and others that people spent hundreds of hours on because there were so many people and versions involved. I mean I can make an awesome sounding instrumental idea in 1-2 hours, and I usually turn around projects in a week or so if the process is streamlined....but how long it takes to finish something depends on how much experimentation is required, and so many other factors... so it's difficult to generalize.

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

  16. A: I think the biggest misconception is that there's one right way to do something or one right way to create or mix a song. Music is all about energy and emotion, so it's a very personal and subjective thing.

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

  18. A: If an artist has released music before I always ask to hear a few things that they're the most proud of. I also love to ask clients for references for what kind of sound they're going for. We don't need to stick to the references super closely, but it can really help to steer everyone in the right direction if you have something to guide you.

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

  20. A: Don't be afraid to ask questions! I want to create something amazing together, I want us to be a team, and I want us to have a great time doing it. The more we communicate and collaborate the easier it is for me to realize your vision and make it a reality.

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

  22. A: Macbook Pro, UA Apollo Interface, Weighted midi controller, Fender Strat, Neumann U87

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

  24. A: When I first moved to New York I was an assistant for Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter Adam Anders (Backstreet Boys, Jonas Brothers, Miley Cyrus, and Glee).  I then got a job as staff engineer at legendary NYC studio Sear Sound where I had the chance to work with alot of incredible Organic pop/rock and jazz artists -- Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon, Death Cab For Cutie, Norah Jones, Sting, Scissor Sisters, Blonde Redhead, the Gipsy Kings etc.  I then went freelance and moved to Europe and started producing a lot of music for TV and Film and a number of artists.  It was in Europe that I started getting more interested in Dance music and DJing, and I also honed my skills writing lyrics and melody and started writing toplines for people.  I also transitioned away from engineering and recording bands and focused more on my own production and writing techniques.  I was in Europe for about 6 years and then moved back home to New York.  Since then I've built a great network of co-writers, collaborators, and clients.  I've been freelance for over 12 years!

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Regardless of the genre, I think my style is polished, punchy, and big.  I like to make my choruses or drops as big and wide sounding is possible... I want my music to be all around you, it should be an immersive experience when you listen to my final mixes.

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

  28. A: In the pop world I've always loved the Killers.  Hot Fuss was one of my favorite albums ever, I'd love to produce something for them!  In the dance world I'd love to collab with Tiest because I mean.... he's just a legend!!

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

  30. A: Don't be afraid to color outside of the lines a little bit.... your ability to bend the rules and think outside of the box are what will set you apart.

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

  32. A: In the Pop spectrum I guess it would be most commonly Top 40 Commercial Pop and Indie/Alternative. I also do a decent amount of rock and hybrid work. In the Dance music world I would say mostly Deep House, Tech-house, Future House, Melodic.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Turning someone's voice memo into something that can be played on the radio :)

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

  36. A: Emotion. I want to make you FEEL something when you hear music that I've produced. This can be a number of emotions depending on the song and genre, but you have to feel something when you hear it. I also have a really diverse musical and technical background, and I combine a lot of organic and electronic sounds, so I bring a really fresh sonic palette with me to every project.

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

  38. A: The process varies from project to project, but I always start by discussing the vision and creative direction. Then I usually work on an idea on my own and show my first draft to the artist and we make changes to it together from there. It depends how hands on the artist wants to be though. Sometimes it's better for me to just "do my thing", and sometimes it will be very collaborative with the artist. In general though, I think the best music happens when people can bounce ideas off of each other, so while it's not essential, I think it's often advantageous when an artist wants to be hands on with a project.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I work in a number of different studios so my setup is often different.... but wherever I go I like to produce in Logic Pro, and I have 3 different pairs of reference headphones that I take with me everywhere, and I know those headphones inside and out.  I also have a production/writing room in Union Square, so I work out of that a lot when the artist and I just want to vibe together on something.

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

  42. A: I've always been a huge admirer of Max Martin -- his production and songwriting sensibilities are absolutely incredible in the Pop spectrum. I'm also a big fan of Flume, his sound design and sound choice are really amazing. And don't even get me started on bands and singers.... there's SO many :)

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

  44. A: I'd say the most common types of work I do are 1) producing and co-writing a song from scratch based on references, or 2) an artist will send me a demo of a song they're already written, (often just a rough voice memo), and then we produce the song around that. I also do a ton of finishing and re-producing tracks for other producers. They will often come to me for help when something is 70-80% of the way there, and then they need me to help bring it home and finalize the production and mix/master.


I was the Producer, Mix Engineer, Mastering Engineer in this production

  1. play_arrow
    TOP 40 POP
  2. play_arrow
    Epic/Sync/Rock/Hip-Hop Beats
  3. play_arrow
  4. play_arrow
    Organic & Band Based Pop
Terms Of Service

Average delivery time for a track production is around 1 week.
All projects start with a non-refundable deposit.

GenresSounds Like
  • Dua Lipa
  • Dr. Luke
  • Max Martin
Gear Highlights
  • Universal Audio Apollo 8
  • U87
  • SM7
  • Fender
  • Rhodes
  • NS-10
  • Adams A77
More Photos
  • EARMILK FEATUREJul 31, 2023

    ISLA ROSE Featured on 'Earmilk' and many more

  • Sync on Season Premiere of Sex Lives of College GirlsJul 31, 2023

    My production/mix/co-write 'SZN' by Alle was featured on the season premiere of Sex Lives of College Girls!

  • 10,000 Feet Premiered by Hardwell!Jun 19, 2020

    10,000 Feet was released on Revealed/Gemstone - The song was premiered by Hardwell and received support from Dash Berlin and many more - LISTEN