David Kohn

Mixing Engineer

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Mixer located in the Greater LA area. Specializes in funk, rock, and pop music Experienced working with accredited band, The War on Drugs and assistant to grammy award winning engineer Austin Asvanonda.

I love to work on all kinds of music, from folk to hard rock I love it all.

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  1. Review by Austin Asvanonda

    David is the man!

    As a mixer, drums is always the most difficult part of the song to get right. In my opinion drum tone can make or break a record. You don't need to worry about that with David. I've worked with him over the course of 4 years and every production thrown his way he has never failed to present quality work.

    His ideas have always elevated the track

    If given the chance, I recommend choosing him for your next record. Won't regret

    Austin Asvanonda

Interview with David Kohn

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

  2. A: I promise that I will give each mix my all and do everything I can to make sure you are satisfied with my work.

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

  4. A: As I don't have a bunch of mixes out there currently, I do have a good amount of resources to achieve a good solid mix that I believe you will be satisfied with. I am pricing a lower rate as I am hoping to get more reps in as a mixer and learn with each gig I get to improve my skillset and hopefully grow alongside you.

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

  6. A: I would say a TASCAM MSR 16 track, U47, Acoustic Guitar, Pultec, and Fairchild 670

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

  8. A: The past year I have spent countless hours working as an engineer for The War on Drugs as well as my own band Sir, Please. I have worked on pop records as well as metal records.

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

  10. A: I like to think I bring a tonal lift to the music I work on. My goal is to make the right judgment calls on what aspects of the track should be accentuated.

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

  12. A: I tend to run a rough mix where I get the song 60%-70% done at which point I will send to the artist to make sure we are on the right track. I will take any notes and work them in to get a mix that everyone feels proud of.

  13. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  14. A: I mix primarily out of my home setup which includes Apollo A/D conversion and all UA Plugins. I currently mix on Neuman KH120A monitors and a KRK 10.4 subwoofer. I built a fun 1176 style compressor that I enjoy using for parrallel sends. I work most days out of a private studio in LA where I have access to tons of sweet outboard gear to run my mixes through. (Gear is listed above)

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

  16. A: I am extremely inspired by all the work Shawn Everett has done and I feel like he has really pushed the boundries of what mixing can do to elevate a recording.

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

  18. A: I have worked primarily as an enginner and drummer for some years and recently have dipped deeper into mixing. I love striving to achieve "the sound" each artist hears in their heads.


Terms Of Service

After the initial mix I will do 3 revised mixes and if more mixes are needed I charge $50 per mix. Once the mix is done, I will upload stems, as well as an instrumental and tv mix to Dropbox.

Gear Highlights
  • Access to UREI 1178
  • STA Level
  • Level Loc
  • Universal Audio 1176
  • Neve 31102
  • 16 track 3M 2 inch tape machine
  • Pcm 42
  • URSA Space Station
  • all Universal Audio plugins.
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