David Elberling

Producer-Mix and Mastering

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Professional Producer, Mix and Mastering since 1999. Indie, Rock, Jazz and Country. Large collection of analogue equipment. Great network of specialized musicians. Clear punchy sound with a drive, edge and lots of personality.

I love everything that is genuine and can bring the listeners in a certain mood. My strengths are productions with real handheld instruments, to create a clear sound with drive, edge and lots of personality.
I work a lot with contrast in the sound picture such as far vs near, clean vs. distorted, dry vs. wet. This I do to to make all details play a special character role in the music.
I graduated as a sound engineer at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen and was also an intern at Money Pit Recording, Loud recording, Black bird studio Nashville TN. Today i run a small, intimate studio in Copenhagen Denmark called The Village Studie B.
I have done this for 20 years, and made over 50 albums, lots of singles, TV-commercials , demos and live concerts.

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

Interview with David Elberling

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

  2. A: what do I do about ISRC codes? Ask your record company about their ISRC code and I will take care of encoding the cd as well as on the audiofile.

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

  4. A: any questions, if in doubt just call

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

  6. A: Since 1996. I've played guitar since I was a child and graduated as sound engineer at the music conservatory 2003. Meanwhile I was an intern in Nashville and assisted Paul Wurley (dixie chicks) Mike Poole (Robert Plant). In 2004 I established a recording/post production facility in Saigon, Vietnam. Later on return to Denmark I started up my recording studio in Copenhagen.

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

  8. A: Make a decision and don't change your mind during the process of recording your song.

  9. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  10. A: I Have a well maintained analog Trident T24 Console. Some Neve 1073 preamps, Vox Tape recorder 1/4" Bricasti M7 reverb, Teletronics LA2a, Tape Echo, Orban B111. UA610. Varimu Stereo Tube compressor, SSL4000 Bus Compressor and lot more. Logic and Pro-tools. I also recieve garageband and reaper sessions.

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

  12. A: Mastering is mostly Jazz and rock bands. I Mix sessions recorded from anywhere, home studios, rehearsal rooms and large high end studios.

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

  14. A: Mastering is not the same as mixing.

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

  16. A: hmmm. a sm57, my 1073, the Vari Mu, Space Echo and the Bricasti M7

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

  18. A: Indie, rock, Jazz, pop,

  19. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  20. A: I listen to my clients and make the sound they want.

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

  22. A: I bring a very clear and warm sound, with a drive, edge and personality.

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

  24. A: Mark Ronson, The Dab-Kings, Bob Katz. Vance Powell,

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I was the Producer, Mixing engineer, Guitarist, Pianist, organ in this production

Gear Highlights
  • Trident T24. as used by the Dab-Kings and Amy Winehouse. Teletronics LA2a
  • UA1176
  • ssl4000 Master compressor
  • Varimu tube compressor
  • Bricasti M7
  • Orban b111 springreverb
  • Space Echo
  • Revox tape recorder.
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