Pop Producer & Mixer

230 Reviews (203 Verified)
Dibs on SoundBetter

Multi-Platinum Music Producer, Mixer, and Mastering Engineer with credits from every major label and over 200 million streams on Spotify. I believe music is personal, and there is no "one size fits all" approach. Instead, I work closely with every artist/producer to help translate their vision into polished, competitive, and radio-ready songs.

My background consists of over 10 years experience, working with every type of music act that exists. For years, I worked at a major studio in Manhattan as a resident engineer and producer, eventually transitioning to work full time in Los Angeles.

As a Producer, I specialize in Top-40 Pop, Indie, and Electronic, with access to many of the best songwriters and vocalists in the world.

As a Mixer and Mastering Engineer, I work in a wide variety of genres. The right mix will take any song from amateur to professional, and I have years of experience doing just that.

I'm here to help you, no matter what your skill level! We'll work together to make the best possible version of your project and your music.

When you contact me, I'll give you clear deadlines, pricing, and a no-nonsense approach. I'll tell you if I think I'm a good fit for the job, and if I'm not, I will happily connect you to someone who is.


5 Free Revisions- Most projects need less, and if we need more than that, we can talk about it because I try to only charge for revisions as a very last resort (like we're going in circles).

First half of payment is non-refundable upon commencement of work because I spend a lot of time on each song.

As is standard, vocal recording/tuning/timing not included with production.

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.

230 Reviews - 58 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Alex Kapo

    Dibs has been an absolute dream to work with! Dibs is receptive to what I'm going for as the writer/composer/producer, and what the song needs. Dibs is super kind, easy to work with, and just an all around professional. The mix and master of my song sounds AMAZING! Thank you Dibs!

  2. Review by Chris
    by Chris

    Dibs was a great collaborator. He was prompt and easy to communicate with, extremely receptive to notes, and had excellent ideas and execution. Highly recommend this skilled producer!

  3. Review by Anne B.

    Amazing work as always!!!! Highly recommend!!

  4. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    David is an excellent producer. Top notch high quality productions all day! A+++

  5. Review by Martin
    by Martin

    Another amazing collab with Dibs. This time a pop production with tons of creative stuff on a top notch level!

  6. Review by Janusz S.

    Excellent and professional work!
    The sound design by Dibs is top notch.
    He is also very easy to talk to and flexible!
    I will be coming for more.

  7. Review by Jared Adkins

    I spent years trying to find someone who would believe in me and wouldn’t see me just as a dollar sign. I found that and much more in Dibs. His attention to detail and his deep appreciation of my lyrics made the production so amazing. I have found a collaborator and friend. This is the producer you need for your meaningful projects. I gave Dibs my precious art and he turned it into something I only aspires to see in my dreams.

  8. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Once again, so much fun working with David!
    Great music producer highly recommend!

  9. Review by Nate Barnes
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    Awesome working with David! Great track, clear communication and direction, a total pro and a joy to work with- highly recommended!

  10. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    It was great working with David. Wonderful producer, easy communication and top professional!

  11. Review by Thomas H.

    This is profession at its top level! Many thanks for your patience and outstanding performance and service!

  12. Review by Devin C.

    Great dude, easy to work with. Did a really nice job, ended up helping me a lot.

  13. Review by B F.
    by B F.

    I had a great experience working with Dibs! I came to him with a few snippets of an unfinished pop tune and he helped me build these ideas out into a fully-fledged song with a really great vibe. Very friendly, patient, and quick to respond. I'm looking forward to collaborating with him again somewhere down the line :) Highly recommended!

  14. Review by Serene
    by Serene

    First of all, I feel so privileged to have Dibs dive into my song not only because of his acquired skill as a producer, but because of his sincere enthusiasm all the way around. After listening to my scratch audio, he told me was that he'd honor the references I provided but that he wanted to keep my unique essence at the heart of it. Fast-forward, he's stayed true to that promise--I'm so thankful--it's such a gift as a dreamer to have someone help you near your own potential. Thank you!!!

  15. Review by Ginger
    by Ginger

    I absolutely loved working with Dibs! This was my first time working with another producer and he made the process a breeze!

  16. Review by Shannon H.

    Dibs is one of the most patient and talented people. He is willing to work with you for as long as it takes to ensure your project is perfect. His production is high quality and crafted with care. Would definitely recommend working with him to make your song’s production come out great!

  17. Review by Crown
    by Crown

    Professional and speedy! Always a pleasure to work with Dibs. His ear is unmatched! He always has a positive attitude!

  18. Review by Thomas H.

    The best mixdown and mastering i ever had heart and received! Also working with a lot of respect and taste on the originally song idea. recommended !

  19. Review by Mitchell Zia

    Wonderful working with Dibs as always! I'm a third-timer and will keep coming back in the future, thanks!

  20. Review by Alex
    by Alex

    Dibs gave my track a super professional sound and took my ideas to the next level. He was super patient and understanding throughout the entire process and the track turned out great.

Interview with Dibs

  1. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  2. A: I really like to know a client's tastes and purpose. Who inspires them? Why are they releasing music? There are different ways to work for different outcomes like for radio, to go viral, etc.

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

  4. A: I'm often told that an artist thinks they 'can't afford me' because of my experience. My best advice would be to reach out! I try to work with budgets, and I have a large network of other people that I can recommend, if that doesn't work.

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

  6. A: Laptop, Electric Guitar, Apollo, Midi Keyboard, and Adams Monitors. Between the real instruments and the computer, I'd have access to nearly all sounds I'd need to write and produce.

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

  8. A: Out of college, I started working as an engineer in a studio in Manhattan. On my days not at the studio, I'd be working as a producer + songwriter with a variety of artists. After a few years, I was consistently flying out to Los Angeles to work with a lot of LA-based artists, so I decided to move to Los Angeles full time. I currently am based out of LA, and have been music at a professional level for 10 years.

  9. Q: How would you describe your style?

  10. A: My style is a mix of organic and electronic. I'm a multi-instrumentalist and a DJ, so I love combining those two worlds to create something new.

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

  12. A: My dream artist to work with at the moment is the 1975. They are currently one of the most exciting acts to me because they are doing something different than everyone else.

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

  14. A: I work under the 'pop' umbrella a lot, which usually consists of a lot of different genres. I am in sessions daily writing new songs from nothing, so my job is to find a feeling, and create a song that encapsulates that.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is tenacity. I won't stop working on a project until everyone who is on that project is excited about it, no matter how much work that takes.

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

  18. A: A game-changing production tip I learned from Deadmau5 was to use a Multiband Compressor on your bass. Activate one band to cover the sub-frequencies, and turn the ratio to ∞:1. This will allow your sub frequencies to be more controlled and hit more consistently, even when the notes are changing.

  19. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  20. A: Soap by Melanie Martinez really surprised me. I produced it along with a close peer, and while we loved the song, we had no idea it would get as big as it did. It was also my first song to go platinum, so it will always hold a special place in my heart.

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

  22. A: I'm a full time producer and mixer, so that's changing weekly. I have a lot of songs in the hands of large artists that are always rolling out through the year.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: Plenty of people! Just ask what you're looking for.

  25. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  26. A: Both! Learning analog helps to understand why digital works the way it does, and what the processes are based upon. A good mix of both helps to use the strengths of both worlds.

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

  28. A: You will love and be excited about the final product because I will not stop working at it until you do :)

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

  30. A: Helping artists achieve their vision. I got into music because I've been obsessed with music my whole life. If I can help an artist make a song or an album that's better than they've ever dreamt- that's the best feeling in the world.

  31. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  32. A: There's no "one question" that I commonly get, but just more of the overall process of a song at a professional level.

  33. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  34. A: I would say most people would be surprised the amount of time and work it takes to reach a competitive sound as a producer or mixer. The truth is that you have to be willing to sacrifice a lot and usually work 7 days a week if you want to succeed.

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

  36. A: A breadth of experience in multiple genres at a professional, competitive level. I've worked in music full time in New York and LA for the last 10 years, so I've worked with just about every kind of artist imaginable. I know how to take influences an artist has and create a new, exciting sound.

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

  38. A: The first thing I do in any project is learn where the artist is coming from on a musical and sonic level. This helps me to understand how to navigate a project that are in terms are the artist's ultimate vision. After that, I believe in working closely with an artist through every step of the project, and not stopping until we get the project to a place they are really excited about.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: The most commonly used pieces of my set-up are an Apollo 8, 1176 Compressor, Manley Reference Mic, and Adams A8X Monitors. I commonly use a variety of guitars and hardware synths for production.

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

  42. A: I'm really inspired by people who incorporate different influences to make something new. A few good examples are Max Martin, the 1975, Bon Iver, Tove Styrke, the Chainsmokers, and many more.

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

  44. A: Production and Mixing. Taking any form of an idea and translating it to a professional sounding song.

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5 Free Revisions

Most projects need less, and if we need more than that, we can talk about it because I try to only charge for revisions as a very last resort (like we're going in circles).

GenresSounds Like
  • Melanie Martinez
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • LANY
Gear Highlights
  • Manley Microphone
  • Apollo Interface
  • Adam A8X
  • Prologue 8
  • Virus Ti2
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