Dibs

Pop Producer & Mixer

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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.

Terms:

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.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

259 Reviews - 64 Repeat Clients

Endorse Dibs
  1. Review by Chris Moua
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    Dibs gives great advice on how to improve a track. Extremely detailed tips and tricks to help the sound smoother. Fantastic Engineer

  2. Review by Chloe Temtchine
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    Dibs is the best! He's a fantastic producer and a kind and genuine person. I love working with him and I'm looking forward to our next collaboration. Thank you!!!

  3. Review by Yael Lanciano
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    Annnnd he's done it again. I can't say enough good things about Dibs. He is... simply put - the best!

  4. Review by Nate Barnes
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    Always great working with Dibs!

  5. Review by Karla
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    Working with Dibs was a pleasure. He was patient until we came up with the version of the song I was happy with. I would definitely recommend him not only because of his amazing producing skills but also because I felt safe, heard, and friendly during the whole process.

  6. Review by Yael Lanciano
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    Dibs is the absolute BEST! I have worked with him many times and love his work. Can't say enough good things. He is talented, friendly, and genuinely wants you to be happy with the finished product. Thank you Dibs, can't wait till next time!

  7. Review by Joel
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    I’d put a demo together but needed some fresh ears and experience to help me fully realise my vision. Dibs was an amazing choice. He worked with me to understand my vision for the track and then was able to perfectly capture what I was looking for. I’m super excited about the end product and so happy I chose to work with him. He’s also a great person to chat with. Someone I’d definitely go for a beer with! Thank you for all your hard work!!

  8. Review by Martin
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    Dibs is an amazing producer! He masters a wide range of genres and can implement visions perfectly! Best to work with!

  9. Review by Jove Jupiter
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    I know I can trust Dibs with bringing my vision to life. He's extremely talented and such a great person to work with. The songs we've made so far have been my favorite songs I've ever done and I look forward to working with him again.

  10. Review by Nate Barnes
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    Always a total joy working with Dibs!

  11. Review by Jake B.
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    Working with Dibs was a great experience!

    He did a fantastic job of taking each reference into account and creating something new and fresh

    Production is top-notch. Great communication. I'm very happy with the end result. I would work with Dibs again for sure!

  12. Review by Karla
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    Dibs is an amazing person to work with, he really executed my vision and brought a new life to my song. He is patient and kind. Would recommend him anytime!

  13. Review by Jove Jupiter
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    Dibs just gets it. I love working with him, he's honestly the best.

  14. Review by Ziv Shalev
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    Always great collaborating with Dibs. Super talented!

  15. Review by Rachel C.
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    Dibs has been very nice to work with and brings a lot of cool layers to the tracks! Appreciate his expertise a lot!

  16. Review by Madeleine L.
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    Dibs is amazing!! I had a vocal mix done and he is one of the best vocal mixers I’ve ever had the chance of working with. The vocal mix sounded very clear and of high quality. I would definitely highly recommend him as well as be a repeat client!

  17. Review by Apoorva M.
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    Couldn't have asked for a better producer for our track. It was an absolute blast working with dibs and will definitely be working with him in the future aswell

  18. Review by Marilyn Hucek
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    Dibs is super talented and such a pleasure to work with. I absolutely love the track we worked on together and would love to work with him again!

  19. Review by Rini K.
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    This was my second time working with Dibs and he never fails to blow me away with where he takes my songs! He really listens to my vision and even provides me with multiple production ideas when we first demo out the songs. He is super accommodating to small independent artists and makes sure each song is radio ready!

  20. Review by Martin
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    Again 5 Stars for Dibs. He is an amazing Producer!! Everytime he comes up with genious ideas and a top notch track!!!

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).

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  • Melanie Martinez
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Gear Highlights
  • Manley Microphone
  • Apollo Interface
  • Adam A8X
  • Prologue 8
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