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Hi! I'm David, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and songwriter. I'm known for my nostalgic sound, and I have produced remotely for some of the most promising artists, and clients here in my country. I'd like to help you bring your music to life. Let's make it happen!

I have been a musician for as long as I can remember. I have always been fascinated with the process of making records. From producing and songwriting to marketing and branding. And I'm fortunate enough to make a career out of my passion.

Collaborating with other musicians brings me joy. I will do my best to provide excellent communication and make sure you get what you want for your project.

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

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

Languages

  • English
  • Filipino

Interview with David

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

  2. A: I promise my clients that I will do the best I can with my knowledge and capabilities to bring their music to life.

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

  4. A: What I like most about my job is that it is my passion. And when you're passionate, it doesn't become a job to you anymore.

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

  6. A: Most of my clients ask me where do I get my creativity. My usual answer is that my creativity usually kicks in when I'm under pressure. I don't know if that's healthy, but it brings out the best in me.

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

  8. A: I'm always open to work with any artist. I learn something new every time I collaborate with someone.

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

  10. A: When I'm working on a specific track, I usually listen to the demo again and again. And while I'm listening, I take down notes. Once I've got the idea, I start to layout the instruments that I'm going to use. After recording, I listen to the raw mix. Then I give it a day or two to rest my ears so that I can start fresh when I'm mixing and mastering. It's like painting an artwork. You don't want to rush it. You have to take it one step at a time with good precision until it's a masterpiece.

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

  12. A: Here in our country, there is that misconception that your skills in this field is a product of your talent. Although it is true that talent contributes, they don't consider the time, effort, and money you put in to get better.

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

  14. A: I usually ask them what their vision is for that certain project. What sound they're after, what vibe, and to what kind of audience is their target.

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

  16. A: Make sure to have a clear vision of your desired end product. I'll do my best to interpret your vision.

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

  18. A: I've been doing this for as long as I can remember. I started very early. I even managed to get a degree in this field. It's not an easy path, but I'm still here cruising.

  19. Q: How would you describe your style?

  20. A: I guess my style is more vintage & old school. I guess that's why people say that most of my work has a nostalgic vibe.

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

  22. A: I usually work on indie & pop music. I do dabble with psychedelic rock if I have the time.

  23. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  24. A: I guess being a multi-instrumentalist is one of my strongest skill. I usually hear the final product before it is being recorded.

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

  26. A: In most of my projects, I'm always told that I bring a nostalgic vibe to the final product. It's not my intention, but I guess I do it subconsciously. I think it's because of my influences. So in a way it's not just me but the people that influenced me as well.

  27. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  28. A: My studio setup is simple. Since most of my projects are done remotely, I have a small bedroom studio here at home. I'm slowly accumulating gear as I go on. I do occasionally go to the studio from time to time if I need to.

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

  30. A: I usually provide a full production demo for my clients. Once we're satisfied with the initial vibe, I then proceed to mixing and mastering.

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

  32. A: I guess the project that I'm most proud of is producing for Magna Fanta Kompyuter. Although I'm also a band member, it's the first project that I produced professionally. Working with Magna Fanta Kompyuter opened a lot of doors for me in my music production journey.

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

  34. A: I'm currently in the process of making my first EP.

  35. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  36. A: I'd say analog, but to be honest I mainly use digital nowadays. Analog can give a certain character to your tracks. And there's a tendency to have a better workflow when using analog. Although you can make your tracks sound like analog through digital, you'd be stuck in a loop looking for the right plugin to use.

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

  38. A: Mix with your ears not your eyes! I know there are rules in mixing & mastering, but at the end of the day you have to chase the sound that you're after and sometimes rules can restrict you from reaching that goal.

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I will deliver demo projects within five (5) business days and full productions within ten (10) business days unless we discuss otherwise. Three (3) revisions free of charge.

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