Dave Goodison

Producer, engineer, guitarist

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Live Guitarist and Musical Director for Gin Wigmore, Tour Manager for Paris Jackson, Producer and Studio Engineer for Sleepers Union, Labretta Suede & The Motel 6 and many, many others. My diverse experience in all aspects of the music industry gives me a unique insight and appreciation of it which I genuinely love sharing; any genre, any level.

From the age of 13 when I played my first live show I know music was my destiny.
Having played and recorded with New Zealand's top artists I made the move to New York in 2012 and my love for the industry has just deepened.
My passion now is helping newer artists reach the potential in the recording and live environment with encouragement, direction and assistance with arrangements and performances in the studio.
Specializing in taking basic song ideas through to finished production.
Having been a professional studio and live musician as well as an experienced studio engineer and producer I feel I have the diverse range of music knowledge to assist in any genre.

Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.

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Languages

  • English

Interview with Dave Goodison

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

  2. A: Be honest and clear as to your expectations about what you want to achieve and have a good dialogue before you even start. A good rapport is essential

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

  4. A: A life raft, water, food, and a satellite phone to get back home of course! ;)

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

  6. A: Started off like most people by playing in bands, then releasing music with some of them, getting session guitar work, being a touring guitarist for some of New Zealand's biggest acts then studying Audio Engineering and Production before starting my own studio in New Zealand. Then moved to NYC to continue doing what I love and working with incredible people on a much bigger stage

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Down to earth, encouraging and fun!

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

  10. A: James Mercer (The Shins/Broken Bells) because his melodies are sublime and lyrics smart and relatable.

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

  12. A: Listen!

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

  14. A: Guitar based rock is what I'm most experienced in but I have a wide taste in music and feel comfortable taking on mosts styles.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Getting the best performance out of someone in an honest but non-judgmental way so they feel encouraged to create and be spontanious and most of all have fun!

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

  18. A: Arrangement and an ear for a hook.

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

  20. A: Getting to know the artist first of all, even before listening to the track(s) to get a feel for how best to collaborate. Every job and every person is different so the "process" starts there and is tailored to suit.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: Pro Tools DAW, Slate VSX, Slate Digital - Waves - SoundToys - Melodyne plug ins and more, Focal monitors

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

  24. A: Full productions from basic sketches to fully produced/mixed songs. I am a multi-instrumentalist but also have an extensive network of musicians I can call on.

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Before and After, Demo vs Final Product

I was the Producer, mixer and sole musician in this production

GenresSounds Like
  • Gin Wigmore
  • Ryan Adams
  • Bad Brains
Gear Highlights
  • 1970 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe
  • Gretsch 6120
  • 1970 Fender Jazz Bass
  • 1965 Epiphone Casino
  • Bogner Shiva
  • Ampeg
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
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