DBW Productions

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  • Chris B.

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    Dave is not only a hard working engineer, he is a very talented and versatile musician, which made him the perfect one-stop shop for several albums. A great collaborator who loves to experiment but also one of those rare creatives who can stay focused while keeping things fun. A total professional who takes great pride in his work and an absolute joy to work with.

    Dec 17, 2015
  • Wendy C.

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    David was fantastic to work with. He helped produce audition material for a jr. High level competition, but was just as professional and detail oriented as if were producing a professional piece. Couldn't have asked for more!

    Nov 27, 2015Verified

About this pro

Run by music producer and multi-instrumentalist, David Chamberlin, DBW Productions is a full service music production studio. Located on a private lot in Woodland Hills, CA. The studio features 4 rooms with 10 foot ceilings and a tuned control room. We specialize in singer/songwriters and can provide complete production services all in-house. We'll do anything from a simple demo to a full length CD and help guide you through the process every step of the way. With over 70 completed CD projects and 1000's of recordings to date we have the knowledge and experience to make your recording project a reality. We also feature mixing and mastering services.

Years in business

23

Times hired on Thumbtack

1

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      My base price is $75/hour for the studio. Rates will decrease to $70/hour if we book 3 hours or more. Assuming I'm "producing" and creating the instrumentation (guitar, keyboards, drums, etc) I charge an al a carte fee of $160/song for everything. This fee is only charged once per song, even if I'm still adding instruments on another day. When you book a studio you typically hire outside musicians. Most studio musicians get $100/hour. I'm basically your "on call" studio musician that is all set up ready to go for one flat rate!
    • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
      I like to know what kind of recording project you have in mind prior to booking a session just to make sure I'm the right guy for the job. That means having a phone conversation or personal meeting prior to the session. I'll be happy to go over any questions or concerns you might have as well as help give you a realistic estimate on costs. Every project I do is different. Some things are just a simple voice over recording and others are a full length CD. Once we establish what it is you'd like to do we go from there.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I've studied music since the age of 5, starting on guitar, then piano and Clarinet. I was first chair Clarinet in our high school band at the age of 14 as well as worked in an active bar band playing guitar. I played in a Florida with the rock band "Dorian Gray" who featured then drummer Jani Lane (who later became the singer for the multi-platinum band Warrant). I studied music at Musician's Institute in Hollywood, CA. After school I worked as a full time guitar teacher for many years while starting learn how to record and produce music. I've now been recording full time since 1995. I play many instruments which include:Guitar, Piano, 5 string bass, mandolin, Dobro and lap Steel, harmonica, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Lead and Backing Vocals, and, various hand percussion instruments.
    Coverage Area for DBW Productions is about 30+ miles of Woodland Hills, CA.