David Pietras

Producer & Mixing Engineer

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Music Producer and Songwriter, with past and current work with Universal Music, Sony Music, Steve Angello, Axwell and more. In 2021 I received a #1 Billboard Award (Hot Dance Airplay Chart), and a #1 most played song on US Dance Radio, produced and co-written by me.

Services Provided:
-Mixing (Multitrack mixing using analog modeled plugins and gear)
-Mastering (Stem Mastering option available)
-Vocal Production (Vocal Mix/Comping/Tuning/Timing)
-Additional Production Work/ Finalizing Productions
-Music Tutor & Mentor

Don't hesitate to ask me anything if you have any questions! I'm always flexible to find something that could work for you.

I started with classical music (piano) and singing in a music school (Uppsala Musikklasser) from a young age, and later focused on my career as an artist/producer. After a few years I worked and signed with the labels Size Records, Axtone Recordings,ย Protocol Recordings and more. Later studying at the highly rated Songwriting school Musikmakarna. Nowadays I work full time as a producer and songwriter for Pop and Indie artists both in Sweden and internationally. Creating new soundscapes by mixing analog and live recorded sounds with electronic sounds and new techniques.

-Original productions supported and played by: Axwell, Steve Angello, Nicky Romero, Tiesto, Alesso, R3hab, Afrojack, Bob Sinclar, Morgan Page, Hardwell, ARTY, Dada Life, Don Diablo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Sander Van Doorn and more.

Looking forward to work with you, and to help you take your amazing music to the next level!

/David

Would love to hear from you. Click the contact button above to get in touch.

49 Reviews - 8 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Iljas
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    Amazing producer who is very detail oriented and knows how to bring the best from your project! As I mentioned in my pervious reviews it is always such a pleasure working with David. He has that something special that is hard to describe, but he hears every single detail and is able to give it his special treatment to sound outstanding!

  2. Review by Ross B.
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    David is very understanding, professional and effective.

  3. Review by Iljas L.
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    Always a pleasure working with David. His attention to details and fine tuned expertice in the feld of music production is on a whole other level! Hire David and he will treat your project as his own!

  4. Review by Andreas H.
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    It was fun working with David. He has good skills and is a talented producer.

  5. Review by Ross B.
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    Very effective and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

  6. Review by nate <.
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    For the 2nd time, David has saved the day. He has made my song better than I could have ever imagined. 110/10 would recommend David.

  7. Review by Joffrey L.
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    Amazing work! David is definitely a very skilled Mixing/Mastering Engineer. He really pays attention to details and will go above and beyond to deliver top-quality work. I am highly satisfied with this experience and recommend him.

  8. Review by Iljas
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    Always a breeze to work with David! Incredibly talented, super friendly and reliable producer how only wants the best for you and your project! He is very detail oriented and will make sure that all aspects of production is 110%! Would highly recommend David for any project involving music production we is the best of the best!

  9. Review by Reklast
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    Not my first job with David and certainly not my last, when I have to make the vocal tracks of one of my songs perfect I entrust them to him.
    Professional, helpful and fast!
    Super recommended, can't wait to start a new job with him!

  10. Review by Jodi A.
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    David added on some last minute changes as I requested. I'm over the moon with results :)

  11. Review by Kileza
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    It's been a pleasure working with David. He was so understanding of all of the issues in my project! He even did some extra work not required for the song. I'm so happy with the final product!

  12. Review by nate <.
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    David took my track from amazing to phenomenal. He did everything and more to work with my budget and the final product sounded incredible. Definitely recommend!

  13. Review by Iljas L.
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    Once more can't recommend David enough! Amazing producer who really knows his craft! Feel so lucky to have the chance to work with him. Friendly and super professional, breeze to work with and learn from! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. Review by Jodi A.
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    Big thanks to David for transforming my track! He did exactly what I'd hoped and pushed the "hi-end" quality dance feel that I was looking for. Well defined, full bass, dry kicking drums, and smooth sparkling vocals. Very efficient and great communication. We are ready for radio play. I will hire him again, for sure :)

  15. Review by Raymond A.
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    David is not an ordinary man. David is a wizard. A song mastering wizard. From the get go, David was extremely informative, kind, and professional. He gave expert tips on mixing and arrangement that will stick with me for the rest of my career. David responded to my messages quickly and informatively. Any time I had a note on something I wanted to be changed, David did it quickly and with precision. I really feel that he cared about my project and about helping me through the process. Thank you.

  16. Review by Vegard R.
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    David Pietras is amazing to work with, and so talented as well! Recording vocals in studio with him was so fun, and his input on how to make the song better was something that I really appreciated! His knowledge on music was so evident,as I felt like I could trust him in every decision that was made, and I was extremely happy with the end result. I will continue to follow Davidโ€™s career as a producer, as I am sure he will do great things in the music industry. Would love to work with him again!

  17. Review by Ross B.
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    David is very personable, helpful, accommodating and patient. He effective objectively and subjectively, giving useful advice where necessary.

    Would definitely recommend and will be using again.

  18. Review by Iljas L.
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    Always good time working with David, he is an amazing producer who really understands music in and out and is able to help his clients to reach their aspirations. I can highly recommend him as a producer but also as an amazing person whom working with is a breeze.

  19. Review by CDO 1.
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    David is excellent! He Understood exactly what I wanted, was reliable & super quick

  20. Review by Brittany C.
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    He is super patient and very kind! I admire his knowledge in this field of work ๐Ÿ™Œ He walked me through everything with a breeze:) Thank you lots โค

  21. Review by Nicolas W.
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    David is incredible! Can't wait to work with him again soon :)

  22. Review by Iljas L.
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    Once again, amazing experience working with David! Truly professional and reliable individual! I can strongly recommend him to anyone who would like to work with an a amazing producer.

  23. Review by Jason S.
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    David is incredibly on point with timing projects. Iโ€™ve thrown some very difficult projects his way with multiple parts and complicated swing, and he always nails it.

  24. Review by Joakim B.
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    I found David a pleasure to work with. Efficient, skilled and with a great capacity to listen. He quickly realized my ideas while inserting a few of his own. Ha was very easy to communicate with. A great person to do serious work with while having fun. The song really got a lot better with his help.

  25. Review by Amy L.
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    Really enjoyed working with David on this track. He's so easy going and friendly.

  26. Review by Iljas L.
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    Another increduble experience working with David! Can highly recommend! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  27. Review by Luca L.
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    Love work with David, amazing!!

  28. Review by Ultan M.
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    David was top class
    Canโ€™t recommend enough.
    A+++++

  29. Review by Iljas L.
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    Always great to work with David! He is really knowledgeable and super fun to work with! I can highly recommend him to anyone who would like to work with an amazing professional!

  30. Review by Louise E.
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    Really enjoyed working with David on our project!! He really made sure we was happy with our result and was kind enough to let us be a part of the mixing/mastering-process in real life aswell, which taught us a lot!
    He really knows what he's doing and made our song sound amazing! can't recommend him enough!! ๐Ÿ˜„

  31. Review by Oskar L.
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    Such a pro to work with. David really puts in the effort both in his craft and in our working relationship. Thanks for realizing my vision, David! ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

  32. Review by Jonas K.
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    David was wonderful to work with! Easy to communicate with and he listened to my feedback and made the changes I requested. He also came with his professional opinion when needed. David delivered a high quality work that went beyond my expectations, I highly recommended him!!

  33. Review by Iljas L.
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    David is increduble talanted musician and producer. I have learned so much from him and it is so easy to work with him.

    I would recommend David to anyone who would like to work with one of the most talented producers on SB.

  34. Review by Tiago V.
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    Great vision in mixing/mastering, He gave life to my song, I'm looking forward to the next work together.

  35. Review by Luca L.
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    Love work with David, one of the best

  36. Review by Kenneth Wong
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    Communication was great with David, and he knocked the project out of the park! He made my vocals sound great. Thanks again David!

  37. Review by Reklast
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    It was a pleasure working with David, he brought my voices to life and he immediately understood what I wanted with perfect attention to details , I will definitely work with him again in the future!!
    100% recommended

  38. Review by Izak M.
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    Amazing. Stunned! David is an incredible mixer and mastering engineer.

  39. Review by Anders E.
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    Another great work from David! Once again he used his magic hands, head and heart to deliver something special.
    As before...highly recomendable!!

  40. Review by Anders E.
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    Another great job with this guy! He made an amazing work with the vocals so now they sounds exactly as I wanted them.
    I couldnt ask for more regarding the mix and the master.
    So of course I hired him for more work!
    Highly recomendable!!

  41. Review by Anders E.
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    Hired D for mixing and mastering...and he delivered an amazing product. I really couldn't ask for more. Super high quality mixing, great communication and delivered within schedule.
    So grateful that I found him here on SoundBetter. I already hired him for more mixing and mastering.
    10 out of 10...no doubt!

  42. Review by Jacob M.
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    David went above and beyond expectations as a mixing & mastering engineer. I'm somewhat inexperienced with the process, but David's professionalism & incredible communication made this not an issue. Most importantly, the final mix & master sounds fantastic. I cannot emphasize enough how highly I'd recommend David!

  43. Review by Anders E.
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    Excellent work from David on my vocals! He made a rather poor recording sound great! Fast delivery, great communication and high quality!
    Highly recommended!

  44. Review by Madeleine L.
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    Everything went super smooth with David. Always available to answer questions and always doing his best. He took my song to a new level and made the mix and master sound more clean and fresh, just like I wanted. I am going to send David another song for mastering soon and I would recommend him to anyone who looks for a professional and high quality producer like him!

  45. Review by Jason S.
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    David is absolutely next level at quantizing a vocal. I gave him a very complex project that was completely out of time and he made it work. True pro.

  46. Review by Hugo B.
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    David is a pleasure to work with. Quick, efficient and really professional.
    He did what I asked and added his own pleasure to it, and made me like my song again!

  47. Review by Jean-Luc
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    I love to work with David.
    He design my voice as i want.

    I highly recommend him :-)

  48. Review by nate <.
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    Taking my track from amazing to beyond amazing, David blew my expectations. For my budget he maximized what he could do, making the final product as good as possible. Definitely recommend!

  49. Review by Namelle
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    I love working with David! He's great at doing the electro pop I'm looking for, but always with a uniqe twist - which makes it interesting and sticks out among all the commercial pop. Except talent he's also a sweetheart, always bringing a good energy to the room! :)

Interview with David Pietras

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

  2. A: A lot of production and songwriting projects for other artists. But also a lot of mixing and mastering for other producers/ artists.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both are important. You need to understand analog to be able to get the best out of digital. I always use analog synths, real instruments or creative sounds that I've sampled by myself, and combining it with new techniques and sounds.

  5. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  6. A: Listening. Listening to the music, and feeling what it needs, and listening to my clients and their ideas and vision!

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

  8. A: Snus, vibing to great music and then enjoying the rest of the day with trying out new ideas.

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

  10. A: Excitement and warmth

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

  12. A: I work mostly with Pop music. But I've also produced and released music for K-Pop, EDM, Indie Folk/Pop.

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

  14. A: Don't be afraid to ask, I'm always flexible so we can find a way to work in conditions that work for both of us!

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

  16. A: I'm mostly working with production work for other artists and songwriters. Full production, mixing and mastering. I'm also helping out with songwriting (melody and arrangement).

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

  18. A: I'm always doing my best and I always deliver more than expected. Communication is important for me!

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

  20. A: Every day is different and I get to know new talents and new experiences all the time. And I get to do what I love the most!

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

  22. A: My favorite production tip is less is more. Try to have as few elements as possible but working with the individuals sounds instead. You can get more creative productions that way because you limit yourself and you need to come up with creative ways of making the few sounds cool and interesting.

  23. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  24. A: Universal Audio Apollo, Novation Peak, Genelec, Fender Telecaster

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

  26. A: I started out with classical piano at the age of 6, and started producing music when I was around 12 years old. I continued with producing house music for 8 years. Artists and labels that I've worked with in the house music scene are mainly Steve Angello/ Axwell (Swedish House Mafia) and Nicky Romero. After that I've been studying music production, mixing, mastering and songwriting for 2 years in Sweden. And right now I'm producing, writing and mixing for upcoming Swedish artists and international artists (working with Sony Music, Universal Music and more). My goal is to make as much great music as I can!

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  • Ableton Live
  • Universal Audio Apollo (with UAD plugins)
  • Genelec
  • Novation PEAK
  • Fender Telecaster Custom
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    I currently have a #1 Billboard (Dance/Mix Show Airplay) song that I produced and wrote. And #1 most played on US Dance Radio. The song is "tell me what you're thinking" by Aviella.