Dave P.

Singer, Guitarist & Sound Eng.

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Professional Singer, Guitarist, Composer & Sound Engineer specialized in pop,rock and metal. Music is my life and I work with this philosophy. This isn't just a job for me, it's why I wake up every morning, so the really high quality of working together for your goals is guaranteed! Check the samples out and if you have any questions...contact me!

Available for vocal sessions where to sing your vocal lines and melodies but also for writing everything from the main to the choir to the lyrics.
I studied for many years vocal tecniques so you could ask me for a song with a clean and prisine voice or one with really raw distortions and aggressive tone. Don't hesitate, take a listen!

Available for playing on your songs from pop and funk clean guitars 'till the most high gain guitar sound for metal stuff. From the minimal ambient parts to the shred solos you are on the right profile. If you're interest in a collaboration...Let me know!

I'm specialized in making albums for bands, from soft rock, to punk, from prog to extreme metal.
From live gig to studio session the mixing is my world.
I own in my studio all the right instruments and plugins for making your mixes sound huge.
I worked with many bands during last 10 years...here's some them: Uriah Heep, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Wishbone Ash, Mystery, Threshold, Focus,Tangekanic, Discipline, Pineapple Thief, Procol Harum, Leprous, Spock's Beard, Caravan, Gong, Hawkwind...and may others!
Check the audio files on my site to have an idea of what I'm talking about and come back to me for making your album sounds great!

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


  • English
  • Italian

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  1. Review by J Z.
    by J Z.

    Thanks so much, professional, fast turnaround, great feel and attention to what the song needed. Great work!

Interview with Dave P.

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

  2. A: I'm recording vocals on a whole metal album from Sweden and mixing a live prog festival with 12 bands involved: the "2days Prog + 1"

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: I have everything ITB here because today, in my opinion, the digital is way smarter and quicker. You can save and recall all the stuff you did and work on different projects simultaneously without losing that sound that you created. Plus with Universal Audio I've got all the best analog simulations with a mouse click, anytime, anywhere. This is the power of digital.

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

  6. A: 1 Microphone 1 Audio interface 1 PC 1 Electric Guitar 1 digital guitar amp ...and some cables and picks... OK. is more thant just 5 pieces...but they would stay inside the guitar bag fro sure, isn't it?

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

  8. A: Guitar: 22 years Sound Enginering: 12 years Singing: 10 years

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

  10. A: Be inside the music, even if isn't yours. Feel it when you're singing, playing or mixing it. This is the only way to make an astonishing job: being involved completely as an artist and aware as a professional.

  11. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  12. A: My ears. I've trained them for so long that I could say that my main instrument for making all that I do are them...plus all the knowledge about music obviously :)

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

  14. A: My 24 years of musical studies between piano, guitar, singing and sound engineering. You're in the right place.

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. A: This is my gear: MONITORING SYSTEM: 2x Yamaha NS 10M, 2x Krk Rokit 8 Monitor, 2x 1980 Hi-Fi 8 Speaker, 2x Audiotecnica ATH-M70x, 3x KRK kns 6400 headphones, 1x LD System HPA6 DAW: Cubase Pro 9/ 8.5/ 7.5 INTERFACE: Universal Audio Apollo Firewire, Focusrite Saffire pro40, Focusrite Octopre MKII, KRK Ergo, Behringer XR18 PLUGINS: Universal Audio Ampeg SVT- Vr Classic Bass Amplifier, Marshall Plexi Classic Amplifier, API 2500 Bus Compressor, BrainWorks Digital V3 EQ Collection, Raw Distortion, Neve 1073 Preamp and EQ Collection, UA 610B Tube preamp and EQ, API Vision Channel Strip, Ocean Way Studio Room Modeler, Shadow Hills Mastering Compressor, Ampex ATR-102 Tape Recorder, BrainWorks Digital V2 EQ, SSL 4000 E Legacy Channel Strip, SSL 4000 G Legacy Bus Compressor, EP-34 Tape Echo, Precision Enhancer, Manley Massive Passive EQ Collection, Little Lab IBP Phase Alignment, Neve 1073 Legacy EQ, Softube Amp Room Half-Stack, Softube Amp Room 8×10, Teletronix LA-2A Legacy Leveler, UA 1176LN Legacy Limiter, UA 1176SE Legacy Limiter, RealVerb-Pro Modeler, Pultec EQP-1A Legacy EQ, Precision Mix Rack Collection. Waves Horizon Bundle, Studio Classic Collection, GTR 3 and Tony Maseraty Signature Series. Fab Filter Pro-Q 2, Pro-L 2, Pro-DS, Pro-MB. Plugin Alliance Maag EQ4. Focusrite Midnight Plugin Suite, Scarlett Plugin Suite. Microphones: 2x sE 4400a, 2x Shure SM81, 4x Sennheiser MD 421 II, 1x Akg C 451 B, 1x Shure Beta 57 A, 1x Shure Beta 52 A, 1x Shure Beta 91 A, 1x Sennheiser e 609, 1x Shure SM 57, 1x Audiotecnica AT 610 A, 1x Audiotecnica At 2020. MICS: 2x sE 4400a, 2x Shure SM81, 4x Sennheiser MD 421 II, 1x Akg C 451 B, 1x Shure Beta 57 A, 1x Shure Beta 52 A, 1x Shure Beta 91 A, 1x Sennheiser e 609, 1x Shure SM 57, 1x Audiotecnica AT 610 A, 1x Audiotecnica At 2020 VST DRUMS: ToonTrack EZ Drummer 2 & Superior Drummer 2 WITH Progressive, Made of Metal, Big Rock Drums. INSTRUMENTS: Electric guitars: Music Man John Petrucci Bfr 7, Music Man John Petrucci JP6, Music Man John Petrucci Jp 13BFR, Ibanez 7620 Fuji from 1990, Music Man Custom Sub1 Acoustic Guitars: Crafter TwinBird acoustic guitar Bass: Yamaha RBX bass Piano: Yamaha P2 Upright AMPS: DV MARK Multiamp, Peavey JSX head 120watt, Binson Hi-Fi 40watt, Peavey Bandit 112 Cabinet: Framus 2×12 cab, Laney 2×12 cab, Radial Real Reamp, BSS D.I. Box.

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

  18. A: It depends on what we're talking about. As a singer I love the raspy vocals so names like Vedder, Cornell, Hagar, Bennington, Lande, Allen, Anselmo, Tyler, Grohl, Cobain and many others were the teachers of my main distortion singing tecnique. As a guitarist the classical and new Guitar Heros from Van Halen to John Petrucci, from Malmsteen to Abasi. And finally as a sound engineer... without any doubts: Kevin Shirley. His works inspire me every day.

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

  20. A: I love music, I love everything around it.

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

  22. A: Pop, Rock, Metal & Progressive


GenresSounds Like
  • Chris Cornell
  • Sammy Hagar
  • David Coverdale
Gear Highlights
  • Universa Audio Apollo Plugins
  • Universal Audio Apollo firewire
  • Krk rockit 8 + Yamaha Ns10m studio monitor
  • Audiotecnica Ath - M70X
  • sE electronics
  • Shure
  • Sennheiser
  • Akg mics
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