Dave G

Music Production & Mixing

4 Reviews (2 Verified)
Dave G on SoundBetter

Are you looking to produce and finish your songs? I can help! With over 20 years of experience writing, arranging, and producing music, I have the ear and ability to help bring your songs to life! Easy to work with and committed to quality results. Contact me today and get discounted mixing and production rates. I look forward to working with you!


Like many of us, I fell in love with music at a young age. At 15 years old, I started a band, performing locally for several years. This passion for music led me to pursue formal education in the field. I studied audio engineering at Recording Arts Canada, Music Composition and Production at Humber College, and I worked in radio as a production engineer working with voice-over talent, producing commercials.

My music has been featured on national CBC television and I've been fortunate to have been taught by and worked with some incredible musicians including Rik Emmett (Triumph), Bob Furgo (Leonard Cohen), and others.

Before working together I'll want to understand your vision for the track, where you're at in your process, and look for other tracks that you want to try to emulate sonically.

I can be as hands-on or off as you want me to be but what I can bring to the table includes:
-Audio editing (cleaning up your tracks)
-Production additions (guitar, keys, drums, bass)
-Songwriting ideas (ideas for melody, arrangement, lyrics, etc.)
-Mixing your track

With my extensive experience and knowledge of the sound industry, I can help you to bring your musical ideas to life! Contact me with a demo of your track and let's get started!

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I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Steven J.

    Dave communicated very well, was patient and delivered a great sounding mix. I got the sense he was invested in the success of my project

  2. Review by Omondi N.

    Careful and expert treatment of my vital work with a quick turnaround and smooth communication! Super happy.

  3. Review by Maita Waters
    by Maita Waters

    David did some music recording for me and the tracks turned out superb. Expert knowledge on mic placements and sound mixing which made all the difference. Looking forward to working with him again!

  4. Review by Bryan Rowley
    by Bryan Rowley

    I’ve had the pleasure working with Dave when using his services for the Community Is… podcast, and our team was impressed with his skill set!

    Dave listens well to your requests for the job + offers his expertise in a way that meets you at your level of understanding. Dave is also ‘lightning-quick’ on turnover time for his work; offering a high quality product for an affordable price.

    I strongly endorse working with Dave G!

Interview with Dave G

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

  2. A: My last mix. I was happy to be able to capture what the artist was looking for and was quite happy with the way it ended up sounding :)

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

  4. A: Finishing up writing and recording some personal tunes

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

  6. A: Not too familiar with a lot of other providers at this time.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because it's what I have to work with. Would love to incorporate more analog into future projects though.

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

  10. A: That I'll do my best to make sure you're satisfied with your finished mix.

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

  12. A: Getting the right balance in the mix and trying to capture the right vibe in the track.

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

  14. A: Do you do auto-tune :P

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

  16. A: I have no idea. Maybe that I can make a bad recording sound good. That's a myth.No amount of auto-tuning can fix a bad vocal.

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

  18. A: What sound are you going for?

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

  20. A: Have your song well-written/well-produced first. Try to get really good-sounding clean stems. Have a reference track in mind and communicate your ideas!

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

  22. A: A guitar, a piano, a composition tablet, a recording app and my iPhone :D

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

  24. A: Since I was 15, so over 20 years. I pursued music in a band, went off to study music at school, then I sort of lost my confidence in it for a while. I'm just now trying to get back to how I felt when I was a younger man.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: Hmm, I don't know. I like a bit of edge, and some warmth. But at the end of the day, the track has to feel good and feel at home when you listen to it.

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

  28. A: Probably the Eilish twins. I'm really fascinated by what they're doing sonically and in their productions.

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

  30. A: Get the input right and the output will sound much better aka get it right from the source.

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

  32. A: I love to challenge myself with new genres but I am probably most at home with contemporary music and instruments.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: Probably my ears. Having taught guitar for so long and learning how to pick up music by ear, and then going to college and doing all the crazy jazz ear training has certainly given me a unique advantage.

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

  36. A: I bring a critical and discerning ear, in terms of mix, production, and composition, as well as my years of experience as a musician, songwriter, and engineer.

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

  38. A: I like to get familiar with the project first and get the project setup in my DAW. I like to have all the requirements known so I can work without too many hiccups in the process. I like to stay communicative with the client so we're all on the same page. I work efficiently but carefully, not wanting to waste time or bark up the wrong tree for too long.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I have a pretty simple home studio setup, with a Windows 10 Laptop, running Reaper as my DAW currently, a Yamaha-P85 keyword, an M-Audio MIDI controller, a Focusrite Scarlet 2i2, and a bargain condenser mic I also play guitar so have a Taylor and Cherry Sunburst Les Paul laying around.

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

  42. A: I'm inspired by anyone who is passionate about what they do and turn that inspiration into something new and interesting, regardless of the style or genre.

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

  44. A: At the moment, I'm doing a lot of audio editing and audio production for podcasts, spoken audio recordings, and the like. I take unprocessed audio and turn it into something that can compete with what you might hear on your favorite podcasting platform.

California Gone (unmastered) by Dave G

I was the songwriter, arranger, producer, and mixer in this production

Terms Of Service

Up to 3 revisions. 50% deposit up-front. Balance due on approval of final files. Deliverables are high-quality WAV and mp3.

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