David Pollock

Mixing Bold Creative Music

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Where the "organic" and the "highly stylized" cross paths, I mix and produce rock, pop, and adventurous recordings. Having mixed nearly 1,000 songs in over 15 studios, I connect with my collaborators quickly, absorb their vision, and seamlessly coax the technology to deliver on our goals. Currently working on the forthcoming CAKE album.

I mix primarily at my personal studio, Fortress Galaxy (http://fortressgalaxy.com). Mixed the new CAKE single "Sinking Ship" (Oct 2018) in my studio. For recording and production projects, I work at a variety of studios to accommodate different sonic and creative preferences, locations, and budgets. Most frequently:

Supernatural Sound (Oregon City): API 32ch 1608 console, PT 12 and all UAD plugins, Studer 2" 24 track machine, ATR-102 1/2" machine, large rooms with several isos. Private location but close to the city. http://supernaturalsound.com

Sonic Ranch (El Paso, TX): API and vintage Neve consoles, all the classic Neumann, Telefunken, AKG mics. Dozens of top shelf guitars and amps. Residential studio with awesome food and creative vibe. http://sonicranch.com

Jackpot Studios (Portland): Rupert Neve 5088 console, ProTools HD, huge mic collection, lots of well-maintained outboard. Right in the middle of town. http://jackpotrecording.com/

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Pollock
  • My Goodness
  • Jackie Greene
  • The Toothaches
  • The Toothaches
  • The Toothaches
  • The Toothaches
  • The Toothaches
  • The Toothaches
  • Tango Alpha Tango
  • Tango Alpha Tango
  • Jerry Joseph
  • Roberto & Kathryn
  • Ian Christensen
  • Ian Christensen
  • Ian Christensen
  • Wild Ones
  • Wild Ones
  • Wild Ones
  • Tango Alpha Tango
  • Tango Alpha Tango
  • Matthew Heller
  • Matthew Heller
  • Matthew Heller
  • Matthew Heller
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4 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Ari Chersky
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    Over the past decade, David has been heavily involved in the production of just about every record I've made as a band leader or producer. We've done live bands to tape with full analog mixing, tracking in his home studio, DIY setups in warehouses, in person and remote mixing, mastering, and about a million overdubs and tiny tweaks.
    He's incredibly patient, focused, and easy to work with. And just as import, always heavily invested in the creative part of the process, not just the technical, which can't be overstated.
    David is always the first engineer I recommend to everyone, enough said.

  2. Review by Adam Brock
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    David uses his deep understanding of audio engineering to make good music! He listens closely to the songs and the musicians and makes decisions that support the vision of the project. His experience as a songwriter and instrumentalist make the tracking process fluid and creative. He is organized and creates a positive and safe environment to explore. He is immensely patient and definitely down to record singing bowls in chambers and hours of acoustic whammy guitar and bounce your owl recordings down to a variety of old tapes until your unique sonic world is complete :)

  3. Review by Matthew Heller
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    David has worked with major label artists as well as underground independent musicians and songwriters. He has a great personality for one on one work, as well as a connectivity that is excellent for larger bands and groups. He is always organized, excited and fun to work with.
    David is one of the few types of producers that looks deeply into the artists work and helps create an atmosphere where great music and songs are being created. David Pollock understands the artistry of music production.

  4. Review by Tyler Burns
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    I've had the pleasure of working with David for the past 13 years. (Yes, he was a talented engineer, even in his teens.) We've worked on all-digital projects, all-analog projects, experimental projects, pure pop...everything from guitars and organs and live drums to pure electropop records with nothing but synthesizers and vintage drum machines. He knows how to make every type of record.

    Many artists, including myself, get overly fixated on the micro, but David sees the macro. In other words, he sees the big picture. That's what it takes to make successful pop records.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Cake
  • Spoon
  • Jack White
Gear Highlights
  • API 1608 console
  • Ampex ATR-102 1/2" mixdown deck
  • original 1176 blue stripe
  • AMS RMX16 reverb
  • Ecoplate plate reverb
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