David Pettit

Mixing & Mastering

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David Pettit on SoundBetter

My goal in every mix or master is to make sure that the best qualities are brought out of the music and that the artist is ecstatic!

I have engineered, mixed, and mastered for major and indie label artists such as A$AP Rocky, Natalie Imbruglia, Travis Scott, Motion City Soundtrack, Bow Wow, and Spank Rock. My engineering work and love for music also extend to classical music where I have recorded albums for the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Westminster Choir, and the American Boy Choir.

My career started off at the famed Quad Studios in NYC working with top level hip-hop and pop artists. Nowadays when I"m not at Jungle City Studios then you can usually find me at any one of the many great studios in New York or Philly.

Looking forward to helping you get the highest quality out of your project!

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

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Pettit
  • James Jordan
  • Westminster Williamson Voices
  • Samer Fanek
  • Natalie Imbruglia
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Daniil Trifonov
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • Yannick Nézet-Séguin
  • Zack Walther
  • New York Polyphony
  • Angela Malsbury
  • Coull Quartet
  • David Pettit
  • Sonic Liberation 8
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  • Vita and the Woolf
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74 Reviews - 11 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Keith S.
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    Amazing Job. Top tier work!

  2. Review by Keith S.
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    Amazing final product. Couldnt have asked for a better result.

  3. Review by Kendall W.
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    David continues to be an amazing engineer, in spite of my many mistakes he always sends back better music. You won't go wrong here!

  4. Review by Keith S.
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    Finished product is amazing everytime. Highly recommend!

  5. Review by Michael B.
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    If David ever wants to retire from mixing and do mastering exclusively, he's got that option. I've worked with some pretty big names in the business including a guy who's mastered dozens of discs in my CD collection, and David's masters are far and away better. David works inside the box which really is the future of mastering: zero sonic degradation and big crisp sound.

  6. Review by Michael B.
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    Simultaneously the best and least expensive mastering engineer I've ever worked with. I am once again lead to conclude that in the box mastering is where it's at because you get ZERO sound degradation. That's how I engineer at home. All my gear is in the box except for my Earthworks ZDT preamp which uses Zero Distortion Technology. David did fantastic work for me: worth pulling my album offline to have done.

  7. Review by Prahast
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    David has done a fabulous Mix for my song!!. I am super happy with the output. Especially he did magic with the Drum tracks. He gave a whole new life to the Kick and the snare and beautifully blended with the Base,

    He is very Friendly and very very easy to communicate with. I suggest anyone to get the tracks mixed by David for a high quality and complete satisfactory Output!! Will keep working with David for my future Mixes. Thanks again!

  8. Review by Michael B.
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    David is my go to mastering engineer now. I've spent multiple times what he charges on mastering but I've seen the light and realize that in the box engineering is the future and the future is here. Zero distortion, no clipping, no artifacts, no degradation in sound quality, all the loudness and power I need, a finished product that I actually like better than the original brilliant mixes: God forbid! David has his finger on the pulse of the bleeding edge of sound engineering!

  9. Review by Michael B.
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    Art is never finished , only abandoned, and if you're like me, you're always adding tracks to your songs and upgrading performances. It's indispensable to have an engineer like David who keeps permanent copies of the masters and mixes he works on and can add those parts with minimal time and expense.

  10. Review by Keith S.
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    Awesome work! Really brings the best sound out of each track. A consistent, high-quality job every time.

  11. Review by Keith S.
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    Amazing work yet again. Always consistent!

  12. Review by Michael B.
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    David took a mix I was already very happy with and kicked it up to eleven with his mastering of it.

  13. Review by Michael B.
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    David got my latest Industrial track ready for the clubs. Not the dive clubs. Studio 54 level clubs!

  14. Review by Keith S.
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    David is amazing to work with it. His sound is impressive and really brings life to your work. His attentiveness, both with communication as well as mixing/mastering serves as the catalyst for the aim of my project to be achieved. The personal care given to each track adds an additional dimension to the songs. His work allows me to have high expectations yet confident in the result.

  15. Review by Michael B.
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    When you hire David to give you a world class mix, which he will, definitely hire him to do the mastering as well because he's an equally skilled mastering engineer. You'll then have someone with the flexibility to go back and tweak individual tracks during the mastering process. He made several adjustments for me at that level, outside the scope of our contract, without charging extra. These songs sound perfect to my ears now!

  16. Review by Kane S.
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    Absolutely spot on!!
    Always helpful and always got back to me straight away!
    Track sounds amazing!
    Cheers David

  17. Review by Michael B.
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    David is your go to mixing guy, especially if you like to do a lot of remixes. He gives you the option of mixing entirely inside the box and gives you a mix that sounds like it employed 100k of analogue gear. Say you get the money to add real strings over your Vienna synth string tracks. David can throw it into your old mix with mininum time and expense.

  18. Review by Kendall W.
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    If you haven't tried working with Dave on your next project, you are missing out! Dave is a true pro, a pleasure to work with, and patient with my constant little tweaks. You can't go wrong!

  19. Review by Keith S.
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    Immensely talented and very professional. Highly recommend.

  20. Review by Michael B.
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    David really helped me put the finishing touches on a song I've been rerecording for a while now. I'm so glad I contracted with him because it sounds exactly the way I want it to now.

  21. Review by Mark H.
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    A few days ago I asked David, not to master a song but to teach me his workflow. He responded very quickly with a VERY reasonable proposal.

    We just finished our class just now. I cannot believe how much of a wealth of knowledge David is. He is definitely going to be my go to from now on. I recommend him for any of your learning needs when it comes to mixing or mastering.

  22. Review by Kendall W.
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    David is the man! Can't go wrong working with David on anything related to audio engineering.

  23. Review by Mira S.
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    Dave is amazing! I had a ridiculously complicated song and like a mixing and mastering magician, he made it all sound awesome. I was grateful to work with someone who not only was willing to take very detailed feedback, but was a pleasure to work with, responded quickly and clearly knows exactly what he is doing. Consider yourselves lucky and look no further!! This is your guy!

  24. Review by Kendall W.
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    Quality as always!

  25. Review by Michael B.
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    David has done outstanding work on the more contemporary music on my album. This time I gave him a crack at a fully orchestrated Classical song, and that genre too is also very much in his wheelhouse. He proved adept at mixing strings, and making minor tuning and timing adjustments where rarely necessary. It was a very well balanced mix!

  26. Review by Kendall W.
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    David is the man, we've worked together on several demo masters to this point and I couldn't be happier! He continues to help elevate the music while being fast, thorough, and affordable.

  27. Review by Keith S.
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    Great experience working with David. Communication and finished result both top notch.

  28. Review by ken v.
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    whoa !! thank you David for doing a wonderful job on my song God bless you !! ! !

  29. Review by Rafael M.
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    Great communication. Great work. Amazing job David, thank you!

  30. Review by Noah J.
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    the best !!!

  31. Review by Kim P.
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    Highly recommend David without hesitation! He has a very good ear and he took a vocal heavy track with many layers and backgrounds and really made it shine. Communication was excellent, revisions were prompt, and he was very receptive to all of our feedback. He delivered above and beyond! Would definitely work with again

  32. Review by Kendall W.
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    David is consistent, professional, and most importantly enjoyable to work with...he is my go-to for high quality mastering, I’m grateful for his expertise and highly recommend him to anyone with any engineering needs, not just mastering!

  33. Review by Julian L.
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    Very Fast

    Works with your adjustments, good attitude very professional

  34. Review by Michael B.
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    David and I revisited an old song we once worked on together, this time with real bagpipes replacing the software pipes we had used before. I love the treatments of the bagpipes and my guitar on this song. All of the variable tracks of this song find their own space and can be heard with clarity - a real feat considering everything going on here.

  35. Review by Griffin S.
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    Hope to work with David again soon! Great experience.

  36. Review by Kendall W.
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    David is a professional mastering engineer to say the least, but where he went above just 'good' was in the way he communicated and quickly addressed my revisions. The quality of my music is improved without a doubt, and prepped for release....I highly recommend David!

  37. Review by Noah J.
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    brilliant !!

  38. Review by Noah J.
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    as always
    top drawer performance from a master engineer!

  39. Review by Xavier M.
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    Super awesome vibe. Always on time. Great to work with!

  40. Review by Jinhyun L.
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    David GOAT

  41. Review by Josh
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    David was a joy and a breeze to work with. He's a total pro. He was responsive, turned things around quickly and got my song sounding fantastic!

  42. Review by Noah J.
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    the consummate professional

    great attention to detail

  43. Review by Dusty D.
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    Dave is the best everytime !

  44. Review by Aaron A.
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    seriously david is one of the best producers i know. period. he reads your tone of voice or something other than just the words you speak in order to give you EXACTLY what you wanted plus the things you didnt know you did. genius.

  45. Review by RJ A.
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    David is a great find! He was very professional and was spot on with every edit.

  46. Review by Austin H.
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    David is an awesome engineer. I would highly recommend him. I'm going to get him to do my whole EP

  47. Review by Chief
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    I recommend working with David! He communicates quickly and applies his musical talents fully to your project.

  48. Review by Noah J.
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    woohoo
    dave is the best !!!!

  49. Review by iden a.
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    As usual Dave's mix was clear and huge! All the track's we've had mixed by Dave sound consistent and bring out the best of the production.

  50. Review by iden a.
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    Dave's style is super crisp and clean. He's an excellent collaborator, and nails the details every time. Can't recommend him enough!

  51. Review by Aaron A.
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    David did a SUPER quick and accurate job with my mastering that i was honestly surprised when i got it back. great work!

  52. Review by Noah J.
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    the best!!

  53. Review by Noah J.
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    ok, I;m running out of accolades for Dave..

    5 stars says it all!

    Great work and great to work with!

  54. Review by Noah J.
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    If you find a really good engineer they are worth their weight in gold.

    David is just such an engineer.

  55. Review by Larry J.
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    Did a incredible job! And I am picky beyond believe. Lol

  56. Review by Neil S.
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    I have absolutely nothing but praise for David. He was super responsive to feedback between each iteration of the track, generously delivered even more than was initally promised, and elevated a rough mix to a well-balanced, professional, and high-quality mix with a complete mastered version alongside it. I'm excited to work with David again!

  57. Review by Noah J.
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    i personally recommend David for a mixer for virtually any project you might have.

    He shows great attention to detail and works tirelessly to satisfy the client.

  58. Review by Noah J.
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    professional in all aspects of engineering

  59. Review by Noah J.
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    outstanding as usual!!

  60. Review by iden a.
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    Pleasure to work with Dave again. Super concise changes, attention to detail is on point, and incredibly fast turn around at a high standard. Cheers Dave

  61. Review by Noah J.
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    total professional
    great sound

  62. Review by Noah J.
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    David rox !!!!

  63. Review by Noah J.
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    David is a dedicated engineer who does everything he can to please the client and produce top quality product
    and he succeeds!

  64. Review by Noah J.
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    David Pettit is the consummate professional
    his 1st mix was 95% of what i needed on my project
    and more especially he nailed the lead vocal

    i highly recommend David for just about any type of music

    I have selected David to do the entire album that i am producing

  65. Review by Omari M.
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    Previously I've worked with many engineers in the past. But after working with David, I made the decision to only send my work to him from now on. This guy is "a beast"! Worth every dollar.

  66. Review by Tribal
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    Absolutely awesome! He took a hip hop track I produced to the next level. Tight and punchy bottom end, crisp highs, nice stereo balance, all vocals up front, great use of effects, and has a nice energy to it. Very, very happy with this!!

  67. Review by Michael B.
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    Once again R David Pettit has fully realized my vision for a song. If you compose classical music using orchestral software as I do, but also like to throw in live acoustic performances - he's your guy!

  68. Review by Michael B.
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    Once again R. David Pettit has taken one of my humble compositions and turned it into a juggernaut of awesomeness!

  69. Review by Michael B.
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    I was aware of Dave's work going all the way back to the early 1990's, when Whale's Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe, a song he engineered, was a huge hit at nightclubs. Even Beavis and Butt-Head loved that song. Dave has gone on to engineer many large scale classical music projects. I'm 100% happy with the work he's done on my music.

  70. Review by Kendall W.
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    Dave continues to be the most reliable and talented audio engineer I've worked with to-date. Audio engineering seems to be both an art and a science, so working with an engineer who understands both parts of the equation is important; Dave is both creative and technically adept with his mixes and masters, every time with no exceptions it seems like. I am consistently impressed with what he is able to do with my mixes, not to mention the advice and explanations he willingly provides when I don't understand something in the mastering process. You can't go wrong working with Dave!

  71. Review by Stephen R.
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    David did a great mastering job on my record in less than 6 hours. It was solid and well needed. Thanks sir!

  72. Review by ThorntonStrolia
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    I feel like 5 stars isn't enough somehow. He works amazingly fast and the mix sounded amazing. He was very constructive every step of the way and worked extremely well with us. Its really important to feel comfortable and that your engineers are on the same page as you every step of the way and for us it was like he was reading our minds. I would highly recommend him!

  73. Review by Dusty D.
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    He's the best.

  74. Review by Iden Afshari
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    Absolute pleasure to work with David, turnaround was super fast, tweaks done accurately, and the whole mix had Davids own twist to it. Cannot reccomend him enough.

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Terms Of Service

- 3 sets of revisions per song then $15 per revision after that - Will print all necessary stems - Turn around time dependent on complexity of project

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  • A$AP Rocky
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