Music Producer, Mixing, Master

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Dibs on SoundBetter

Certified-Platinum Music Producer, Mixer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Mastering Engineer with credits from every major label and over 100 million streams on Spotify.

Music is personal.

I don't believe in a "one-size-fits-all" approach to any project. 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.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

10 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alex
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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!

  2. Review by CL S.
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    Once again, good quality and very creative.

  3. Review by CL S.
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    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.

  4. Review by William
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    Dibs was extremely easy to work with! Looking forward to more projects in the future.

    Best of luck!

  5. Review by Jon g.
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    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!

  6. Review by CL S.
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    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.

  7. Review by Jon g.
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    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!

  8. Review by Tanner H.
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    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!!!

  9. Review by CC
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    Love working with Dibs! Very talented producer, easy to work with and great communication. Highly suggest!

  10. Review by Alex
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    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

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

  2. 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.

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

  4. 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.

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

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

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. 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.

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

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

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

  12. 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.

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

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

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

  16. 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.

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

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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

  22. 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.

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

  24. 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.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. 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.

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

  28. 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.

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

  30. 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.

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. 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.

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

  34. 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.

  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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Melanie Martinez- Soap

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My number 1 priority is ensuring that everyone is happy with the final result. I schedule projects to allow for quick turn around times. All prices are listed at the beginning, with no extra costs.

GenresSounds Like
  • Melanie Martinez
  • The Chainsmokers
  • The 1975
Gear Highlights
  • Manley Microphone
  • Apollo Interface
  • Adam A8X
  • Prologue 8
  • Virus Ti2
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