David R

Film Composer/ Producer/Mixer

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Whether you're working on a comedy, cartoon, or anything else, this two-time Emmy-nominee has a unique skill set to push your project over the finish line!

I'm a two-time Emmy-nominated composer who splits his time between TV/movie projects/country pop songwriting & producing, and composing & arranging for big band.

I specialize in scoring cartoons and comedies. I've written the score for such show as Tom & Jerry, The Pink Panther & Pals, and Maya & Miguel.

I love scoring all types and genres of film; but I truly excel at comedies. I can add a dimension to your project that you may not have even imagined.

I view film scoring as a truly collaborative art and make it my goal to provide you with a score you'll love.

Another aspect of my scoring that you might like (or hate) is I love to come up with a concept for the (along with the director) that's unique to the project.

I can offer a unique take on what your project needs and deliver a thoroughly professional score.

**NEWS- my song, Christmas in L.A., just placed second in the Music City Song Star contest!**

As a pop music producer, I can help you at any stage of the songwriting journey.
I can offer insight into where your song is working and some helpful suggestions on where it might not be.
I can build a track for your song with a current and professional sound.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for David Ricard Big Band
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  • David Ricard Big Band
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33 Reviews - 2 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Will M.
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    David loves what he does and he's excellent at it. He took my song and wrote a completely perfect horn arrangement for it. Very little guidance...he knew exactly what to do. He provided all the parts and score which made it very easy to pass on to other musicians as well as playing several parts himself. He then took all the parts and made sure they were all blending perfectly and sent them back ready to go. Highly recommended.

  2. Review by Justin S.
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    To say David did a great job on my project would be an understatement. He blew it out of the water. From his communication, professionalism, to his raw talent as an arranger and performer, there really was no better option. After sharing an amazing MIDI composition, he was able to bring in two other live musicians and keep it within my budget. The end result was a beautifully arranged and executed horn section for my song. Look no further for a horn arranger. I found my go-to horn guy for sure!

  3. Review by Elizabeth C.
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    David is great to work with! He is quick to respond, shares ideas, and is very flexible. He did a great job producing a MIDI recreation of the big band song I wanted. When I decided the sound I was looking for probably can't be achieved with MIDI (even if well done, as David's version was!), David came up with some possible solutions for me. Definitely use David for your next project - he will make sure you get a great result!

  4. Review by Deltiimo
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    David created a superb, amazing and fun musical soundtrack for my animation with the "wow" factor!.

  5. Review by Chris Biano
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    Working with David was a true pleasure. He had an excellent song, gave great direction, and was very cool and kind throughout the process. Wishing him the best of luck with his music and I hope to work with him again sometime. Highly recommend.

  6. Review by Marcello
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    Absolute pleasure to work with David! Phenomenal composition, great ideas, perfect feedback and, the coolest guy around! What more can you ask?
    Absurdly recommended! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  7. Review by Ruben G.
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    David: Has a Strong musical sense of what is required in a Piece of music: Pays attention to all the details! And delivers

  8. Review by Marcus O.
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    David was absolutely amazing to work with,. Fantastic communication and just really amazing at what he does. Cannot wait to send him another job to do.

  9. Review by GK M.
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    Great job as always. Brilliant production and understanding of what is needed.

  10. Review by GK M.
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    David is able to create musically, a fabulous radio-ready demo quickly whilst interpreting my dodgy "bedroom" demos. He's going to be my essential go to person for other future hits :)

  11. Review by Brandon Davis
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    David was a pleasure to work with! Incredibly talented and would love to work with him again in the future!

  12. Review by GK M.
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    David did a great job - Fast, efficient, professional sound.

  13. Review by Jennifer F.
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    I reached out to David to make a composition for my short film and I absolutely loved what he did! Lovely work and we had great communication! Would definitely recommend him!

  14. Review by Anthony B.
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    David is an amazing composer who understands perfectly the art of scoring a cartoon – especially when your two main characters are trying to kill each other! The time and effort he put into helping me out with the score for my first animated short was second-to-none, and I’ll definitely be calling on his services again in the future. If you need any kind of music for your cartoon, he’s your guy!

  15. Review by Jamie T.
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    David checks every box for me and then some!!! His quality of work and communication through the process is amazing!

  16. Review by Tim Riehm
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    David is the man! Always happy when he wants to work!

  17. Review by Tim Riehm
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    David is always a pleasure to work with!

  18. Review by Tim Riehm
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    David was awesome to work with! Super fun lyrics and solid production!

  19. Review by Holly
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    David was a dream to work for- clear and detailed instructions before recording even began which minimised the need for any amendments, and a true professional throughout. Would definitely recommend!

  20. Review by Ellee Duke
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    Great production taste and style as well as lyrics and melody. I was super impressed with the catchy-ness of the song and how clever and well written the lyrics were. Highly recommend on production/ and top lining.

  21. Review by Jamie T.
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    David is an outstanding production guy. He has a gift. His communication and follow up is 5 stars as well.

  22. Review by Jessie Lynn Toups
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    David's song was such a pleasure to work on! A really great composition. He was very easy to work with and very clear about what he needed. I hope to work together again soon!

  23. Review by Mason Douglas
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    Another solid project with David - very professional and fun all around. All stars to me...

  24. Review by Mason Douglas
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    Very positive experience with a professional approach, all the right files for a smooth process, and a cool song to sing. Enjoyed it!

  25. Review by Justin Morgan
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    great to work with David! He knows what he wants and communicates that well.

  26. Review by Natalie M.- Female Vocalist
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    Working with David has been a pleasure! Fun songs and an easy job to complete.

  27. Review by Justin Morgan
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    David is always a pleasure to work with. He tells you exactly what he wants!

  28. Review by Natalie M.- Female Vocalist
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    Great working with David, gives good instruction and is very responsive!

  29. Review by Donna King
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    I really LOVED this song that David had me sing. I appreciated his organization too!! I'd LOVE to work with you again David! THANK YOU for the opportunity!

  30. Review by Justin Morgan
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    David is great to work with!

  31. Review by Justin Morgan
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    David was great to work with! Easy communication!

  32. Review by Matt Dame
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    Timely communication. Perfect files to work with. Knows music and knows exactly what he wants from the singer. Also leaves some room for suggestions. Perfect client and will be happy when he calls me again. A+++++++

  33. Review by Brittany Hadley
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    David was a pleasure to work with and was very timely with his responses. I had so much fun singing on his song!

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Christmas in L.A.

I was the Composer. producer, mixer in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Henry Mancini
  • John Williams
  • Michael Giacchino
Gear Highlights
  • Logic/Pro Tools
  • Universal Audio 8P
  • UAD Plug-Ins
  • Waves/Slate/Fab Filter
  • etc
  • Deep Mic Locker
  • Loads of guitars and basses
  • Full array of soft synths and samples.
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