My name is David Iskandaryan and I am an engineer/producer. Ive been producing since 2005 and engineering since 2008. Ive worked at Treacherous Records and have worked with countless top hip hop artists who are signed with Eminem and Dr. Dre. My specialty is Hip Hop however ive worked in almost every genre including Rock, EDM, Pop, Ethnic, + more.
Mixing, Mastering, Music Production
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Interview with David
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recorded 2 verses on 2 different songs on the Shady Records' Slaughterhouse album (Welcome To Our House)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Digital because recall and automation is easy. Analog because of the SOUND!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That they will be 100% satisfied with the final product
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The fact that I do what I love and get paid for it
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want your music to sound like? How much do you like your rough mix?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Its important to maintain a good relationship with an engineer. Pick someone who understands your vision and stick with them. Then more you work with them the more the engineer will know your style and what you're looking for.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Ive been doing music since 2005. I attended the Los Angeles Recording School in 2008 then worked at Treacherous Records for 3 years. I currently own my own studio
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: BE ORIGINAL. Don't try to imitate anybody, DO YOU
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Hip Hop, R&B, and EDM records
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work mainly in ProTools but I do have outboard gear as well that i use often.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Here is a SHORT list of musicians who inspire me: Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, 2pac, Eminem, Slaughterhouse, Gramatik, System of a Down, Charles Aznavour, Yann Tiersen, Bob Marley
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Remote mixing is the most common. Artists email me the "stems" of their vocals/beats and I mix/master and send back a high quality WAV file within 1-3 business days.