David Hollands

Production, Mixing, Mastering!

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Hi! My name is David. I am a producer, recording/mixing/mastering engineer. If you need a single, EP or album that needs a professional sound, message me.

I have a fantastic selection of analogue and digital equipment available to me to help make your music sound professional! I have a beautiful Allen & Heath GL3300 console, ART and DBX compressors, EQ's, plus third party plugins from the likes of Slate Digital and Waves. I have guitars including: Supro's, Strat's, Gibson's, Maton's and have access to any amp sound thanks to my beloved Kemper. I also have worked alongside mixing legend Cenzo Townshend at his beautiful studio; Decoy Studio's. So no matter what sound you are looking to achieve, I can provide it for you and make your music come to life. Get in touch!

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

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  1. Review by Lana Bruce
    by Lana Bruce

    David is an extremely talented and professional producer. I am working on a 4 track EP with him and his recording, mixing and mastering abilities are to a high standard. I strongly recommend him!

Interview with David Hollands

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

  2. A: I recorded a full song with an artist at Decoy in a single day, which was fantastic fun. I also record with local musicians in my area who then go on to release music and rank in the charts.

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

  4. A: I am currently working on a four track EP with a singer songwriter, stay tuned it will be out soon...

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

  6. A: Yes, Rob Sellens. I worked with him at Decoy Studios and he is a great guy who knows his stuff!

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Analog. It sounds better.

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

  10. A: I'm not happy until you are happy.

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

  12. A: It's my passion.

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

  14. A: Q: When will the mix be done? A: When you are happy with it.

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

  16. A: I can fix everything. Sometimes I may offer to re-record or re-amp something for you. I want you to have the best sound possible.

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

  18. A: What is your vision for the Single/EP/Album, and what can I do to help you get there?

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

  20. A: Ask questions, get the best person you can. Find someone who is as passionate about your project as you are. Someone like me.

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

  22. A: Coles 4038 Shure SM7B Universal Audio 1176 Silver Face Cymatic Audio uTrack 24 A/D Convertor MacBook running ProTools

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

  24. A: I started mixing in my bedroom about 7 years ago. Mixed a lot of rubbish, started mixing some good sounding records and started affiliating with knowledgeable people who could help further my mixing.

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I like to enhance the natural sound of an instrument. If a snare drum has some great overtones, I want to emphasise that.

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

  28. A: Jack Johnson. Great songwriting, production and natural sound.

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

  30. A: Don't try to "save" a mix after the recording process. If you aren't happy with your kick drum sound, re tune it, adjust the mic placement and record it again. Mixing should be polishing a trophy, not a turd.

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

  32. A: Rock, Pop, Indie, Jazz, Singer Songwriter... I am open to pretty much anything though.

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: I have a good musical ear, so can make judgements based on the music rather that what the book says.

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

  36. A: Class, sophistication and professionalism.

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

  38. A: Receive the stems, edit them and rough mix in the box, and then do the main mix on the console once the audio has been tidied up.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: It is constantly growing... I use as much analog gear as I can. The console I use is a Allen & Heath GL3300, which has nice mic pre's and EQ. I use outboard gear like DBX and ART Pro VLA II Compressors, and then have plugins like Slate Digital, Waves and UAD for in the box mixing.

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

  42. A: I recently worked with the legendary mix engineer Cenzo Townshend, so he is a big influence. Warren Huart also encourages me to make great music.

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

  44. A: Mixing and Mastering. I have some great gear available to me, both analog and digital, so can offer professional and huge sounds.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Ed Sheeran
  • John Mayer
  • Jack Johnson
Gear Highlights
  • Allen & Heath GL3300
  • Kemper
  • Maton
  • 1968 Gibson ES330
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