Certified-Platinum Music Producer, Mixer, and Mastering Engineer with credits from every major label and over 100 million streams on Spotify. I believe music is personal and there is no "one size fits all" approach. Instead, I work closely with every artist/producer to help translate their vision into polished, competitive, and radio-ready songs.
My background consists of over 10 years experience, working with every type of music act that exists. For years, I worked at a major studio in Manhattan as a resident engineer and producer, eventually transitioning to work full time in Los Angeles.
As a Producer, I specialize in Top-40 Pop, Indie, and Electronic, with access to many of the best songwriters and vocalists in the world.
As a Mixer and Mastering Engineer, I work in a wide variety of genres. The right mix will take any song from amateur to professional, and I have years of experience doing just that.
I'm here to help you, no matter what your skill level! We'll work together to make the best possible version of your project and your music.
When you contact me, I'll give you clear deadlines, pricing, and a no-nonsense approach. I'll tell you if I think I'm a good fit for the job, and on the rare occasions that I'm not, I will happily connect you to someone who is.
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29 Reviews - 7 Repeat ClientsEndorse Dibs
Amazing work and very professional!
David did such an amazing job!!! The song came out perfectly the way I wanted it to be and his creativity with this production was on a whole other level! Great experience with him and would definitely come back again:)
Dibs is a fantastic producer and engineer! He’s got a great ear for pop/alt production and knows how to use his tools to make your song shine. I’m thrilled with the work we did together. Dibs is very easy to work with and you can tell he really loves his job.
Dibs is absolutely amazing. Extremely happy with the final product and to have worked with him. He is a TOP PRO and seriously a joy to work with. Seriously appreciated it. Strongly recommend.
Always a pleasure working with Dibs. He's talented and attentive to detail. I've worked with him on multiple songs and will work with him again. Polished producer who truly understands modern pop sound!
Great work and very professional !! :)
When I first joined SoundBetter, I wasn’t sure what to expect regarding the caliber of talent. Dibs is top notch and the real deal. An incredible producer, he’s patient and incredibly easy to work with. He’s only happy when you’re happy. I will absolutely be working with him again.
I really love working with Dibs! I’m a new artist and he helped me find a sound/style that was authentically me. Dibs is VERY involved!
Seriously very responsive and always on top of things. He put a lot of work into getting my song to feel timeless and polished and current. He had really good suggestions for layout and composition as well.
Would really recommend if you want someone who can take your song to the next level and bring out the potential of your vision :)
Working with Dibs has been one the best and smoothest collaborations I've experienced as an artist. He truly gets what's in your head and keeps working until you LOVE what you hear, knowing exactly how to make vocals shine along with the production of the song. Definitely recommend him to anyone looking to make their musical dreams come true and sound the best they can!! :)
Great experience with Dibs!
He's super talented and was extremely easy to work with!
Looking forward to working with him again :)
Dibs has truly exceeded himself on this latest song of mine. He's fast to reply, very considerate and listens to your creative narrative. His production, mixing and mastering are all so clean and his passion for music illuminates from his work. I'm truly ecstatic to see what else we can create next time we work together.
I've worked with Dibs a few times and will definitely work with him again! He's super talented and makes totally radio ready, creative sounds. Also super fun and easy to work with.
David is an extremely nice guy with a lot of knowledge and experience.
Always very fast responding and ready to work!
There is no need to write more about skills he has---> just listen short portfolio here, check all credits and press _contact button :) ..
Enthusiastic, Passionate and a total G. Pop music comes naturally for him and the beat was absolutely killer. Catchy and great vibes.
Great fun working with Dibs. Turnaround for mix and master was really quick and he easily figured out what needed to be done to make the track finished and ready for release!
I had a great experience with Dibs!
Dibs is just listening to what we ask and adapts very easily to the universe we offer. I love working with him
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Dibs is such an easy person to work with! He set me up with a clear picture of what he wanted from me, and was very organized and quick to respond! Was one of the best experiences I’ve had working with someone!
Once again, good quality and very creative.
Dibs delivered another great production on schedule.
Wanted to have some changes in the arrangement
and some additional melody added, both were done excellent
and within a short period of time.
Communication was good like always.
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Dibs was extremely easy to work with! Looking forward to more projects in the future.
Best of luck!
Very reliable guy, I love working with Dibs I presented him with an idea of a type of genre I had no equipment for and he aced it! I highly recommend him!
Dibs is a great producer to work with.
He knows what needs to be done to give you a very creative and high quality production. Delivers on time, is good at following your requests and keeps you updated during the process.
Looking forward to working with him again.
Really awesome to work with, I am usually picky as hell when it comes to mixes and master projects but he really made the track hit hard! He is very receptive when it comes to feed back as well, I definitely recommend him!
DIBS was amazing to work with start to finish. I had the absolutely pleasure of cutting my vocals with him in person in Los Angeles and learning so much more about me and my voice under his tutelage. He made every major and minor change I wanted along with adding his own flare to the track that now for me, makes the whole track work perfectly. Next level producer but also a next level guy and that's so rare to find in this industry. - Kid Hudson
Great experience working with David (Dibs)! He is very knowledgeable in music and really delivers on the results he promises. We asked him for help with vocal production and mixing/mastering, and we couldn’t be happier with the way the final product turned out! He was also very patient with us as it was our first time recording vocals for a song.
Furthermore, he got on a 30min phone call with me and gave me some really great tips when it comes to making music and navigating the industry. I left that call not only feeling informed and inspired, but also like I gained a new friend and mentor!
Dibs is an Amazing producer! I met with many producers looking for someone that could help me create a current, polished professional sound that would be ready for the radio, and that is exactly what I found with Dibs. He is a complete professional and a one stop shop for creating top level music. Not only has the music been amazing but the process of making the music with Dibs has been really fun and exciting. He really creates a comfortable creative space and really cares about capturing the vision for the music. I am so proud of the music we've made, and I highly recommend him!!!
Love working with Dibs! Very talented producer, easy to work with and great communication. Highly suggest!
Total pro right here. Dibs is super experienced, and is super easy to work with. He is super creative and makes the songs come to life. Great communicator and great turnaround speed. Highly recommend working with him if you want your project to be excellent!
Interview with Dibs
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Production and Mixing. Taking any form of an idea and translating it to a professional sounding song.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm really inspired by people who incorporate different influences to make something new. A few good examples are Max Martin, the 1975, Bon Iver, Tove Styrke, the Chainsmokers, and many more.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The most commonly used pieces of my set-up are an Apollo 8, 1176 Compressor, Manley Reference Mic, and Adams A8X Monitors. I commonly use a variety of guitars and hardware synths for production.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing I do in any project is learn where the artist is coming from on a musical and sonic level. This helps me to understand how to navigate a project that are in terms are the artist's ultimate vision. After that, I believe in working closely with an artist through every step of the project, and not stopping until we get the project to a place they are really excited about.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A breadth of experience in multiple genres at a professional, competitive level. I've worked in music full time in New York and LA for the last 10 years, so I've worked with just about every kind of artist imaginable. I know how to take influences an artist has and create a new, exciting sound.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I would say most people would be surprised the amount of time and work it takes to reach a competitive sound as a producer or mixer. The truth is that you have to be willing to sacrifice a lot and usually work 7 days a week if you want to succeed.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: There's no "one question" that I commonly get, but just more of the overall process of a song at a professional level.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping artists achieve their vision. I got into music because I've been obsessed with music my whole life. If I can help an artist make a song or an album that's better than they've ever dreamt- that's the best feeling in the world.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will love and be excited about the final product because I will not stop working at it until you do :)
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both! Learning analog helps to understand why digital works the way it does, and what the processes are based upon. A good mix of both helps to use the strengths of both worlds.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Plenty of people! Just ask what you're looking for.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm a full time producer and mixer, so that's changing weekly. I have a lot of songs in the hands of large artists that are always rolling out through the year.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Soap by Melanie Martinez really surprised me. I produced it along with a close peer, and while we loved the song, we had no idea it would get as big as it did. It was also my first song to go platinum, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A game-changing production tip I learned from Deadmau5 was to use a Multiband Compressor on your bass. Activate one band to cover the sub-frequencies, and turn the ratio to ∞:1. This will allow your sub frequencies to be more controlled and hit more consistently, even when the notes are changing.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is tenacity. I won't stop working on a project until everyone who is on that project is excited about it, no matter how much work that takes.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work under the 'pop' umbrella a lot, which usually consists of a lot of different genres. I am in sessions daily writing new songs from nothing, so my job is to find a feeling, and create a song that encapsulates that.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: My dream artist to work with at the moment is the 1975. They are currently one of the most exciting acts to me because they are doing something different than everyone else.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My style is a mix of organic and electronic. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and a DJ, so I love combining those two worlds to create something new.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Out of college, I started working as an engineer in a studio in Manhattan. On my days not at the studio, I'd be working as a producer + songwriter with a variety of artists. After a few years, I was consistently flying out to Los Angeles to work with a lot of LA-based artists, so I decided to move to Los Angeles full time. I currently am based out of LA, and have been music at a professional level for 10 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Electric Guitar, Apollo, Midi Keyboard, and Adams Monitors. Between the real instruments and the computer, I'd have access to nearly all sounds I'd need to write and produce.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I'm often told that an artist thinks they 'can't afford me' because of my experience. My best advice would be to reach out! I try to work with budgets, and I have a large network of other people that I can recommend, if that doesn't work.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I really like to know a client's tastes and purpose. Who inspires them? Why are they releasing music? There are different ways to work for different outcomes like for radio, to go viral, etc.