Dibs

Pop Producer & Mixer

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Multi-Platinum Music Producer, Mixer, and Mastering Engineer with credits from every major label and over 200 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.

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

199 Reviews - 50 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Duncan Johnson
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    Dibs was a dream to work with! The experience was exactly what I thought it would be...and more. He hears the nuances of what you are trying to achieve and goes above and beyond what you think is possible. Could not recommend a more talented, efficient, and all around good-vibes producer for a project!

  2. Review by Julian
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    Unique producer who listened to many individual points to produce the best as possible. Incredibly understanding and patient, anytime again.

  3. Review by Sebastian V.
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    It was a pleasure working with David. He's an insanely talented and creative individual. He did everything we asked him to and even more. He brought our track to the next level and made it radio-ready. I recommend him to any artist who wants a track to be taken to the next level and professionally made. He’s very tasteful and knows what he’s doing; you can tell he has a lot of experience. I highly recommend you to work with him. You will not regret it!

  4. Review by Nick Tsang
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    Dibs sent me precise references in what he was looking for making my job super easy. A huge pleasure to work with!

  5. Review by Devin D.
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    Talented, kind, and a pleasure to work with; Dibs is the man you want behind your controls! With a great ear and finely tuned instincts he took my song from flat to 3 dimensional 🙌 and now it sounds 🔥! Def. Doing more projects with him soon!

  6. Review by Martin
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    Dibs is such a talented and empathetic producer! It's always a pleasure to work with...this time a pop production with a great chill samba vibe!!

  7. Review by Mitchell Zia
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    This is my second time working with Dibs and it was amazing as expected! He took my song to the next level and captured my vision perfectly. Communication was great and I will definitely be back in the future!!

  8. Review by Leo Music Design
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    A real pleasure working with dibs!

  9. Review by oliversnowproduction
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    I'm so excited about my new release! Dibs made a great job! Highly recommend!

  10. Review by Julia P.
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    Dibs is an extremely talented engineer and producer. He has an incredible ear and amazing turnaround. He exceeded my expectations and I can’t wait to work with him on my next song.

  11. Review by Martin
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    Another great production with Dibs! This time a funk/rock track! I was blown away from the amazing production! Top notch!!

  12. Review by Alvin R.
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    The quality of production is excellent. I didn't provide the best materials like separate instruments tracks, but somehow, David managed to edit the instruments like it's from the original separates. The vocal and added effects are beautiful. He's truly the best of the best. If you're looking for great editing, mixing, mastering, and creativity, don't look any further. I am going to ask David to produce my songs in the future. Great experience overall. Thank you again, David!❤

  13. Review by Sota K.
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    Dibs really does approach each song with genuine care. He's got a great ear and will make your song THAT much better. Will be working with him again soon!!

  14. Review by Seansd
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    Dibs is a super talented producer and engineer and a lovely human being. It was an absolute pleasure working with him. I'm normally very very picky but he exceeded my expectations at every turn. I'm telling you, you will absolutely love your mix working with him!

  15. Review by Hwitzil
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    Working with him was a great experience. He is dedicated and extremely talented at producing. He is kind and patient, and with his great advice, he taught me valuable lessons i will forever be grateful for. He is a great listener and can skillfully bring requests to life.
    I would gladly work with him again.
    Thanks Dibs!! 🙌🏼😄

  16. Review by Haylee B.
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    Dibs is the absolute best! It was so fun working with him and the end product was everything we dreamed of and more. Thank you!!

  17. Review by Martin
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    It is always inspiring to work with Dibs. He is so talented and have a great sense for my music and a great eye for the details!! Highly recommended!

  18. Review by Tim W.
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    Dibs did a great job processing vocals for me! He's a super friendly guy and I'm extremely happy with how everything turned out first time round :) If you need any help with something for your production, don't hesitate to contact him!

  19. Review by Amanda R.
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    If I could give more than 5 stars I definitely would. It's an amazing experience to work with Dibs. Dibs not only brought my songs to life, enhanced my musical style, but also produced a version of the song beyond my imagination. Super responsive, with quick turn arounds, and provides awesome feedback. Also, takes all your references and translates them perfectly to your song. A great person to collaborate with; would highly recommend to anyone looking for a producer.

  20. Review by Gaurav S.
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    He's a wizard at what he does!! Feel like i've finally met the right musical partner, he's someone who understands the soul of an idea and transforms it into something magical. Highly professional, very patient and if i could, i'd never stop working with him!! :)

Interview with Dibs

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. 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.

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

  12. 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.

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

  14. 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.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. A: Plenty of people! Just ask what you're looking for.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. 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.

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

  28. A: You will love and be excited about the final product because I will not stop working at it until you do :)

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

  30. 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.

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

  32. A: There's no "one question" that I commonly get, but just more of the overall process of a song at a professional level.

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

  34. 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.

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. 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.

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

  42. 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.

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

  44. A: Production and Mixing. Taking any form of an idea and translating it to a professional sounding song.

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