wears many hats in the music industry. A platinum mix and mastering engineer,
music producer, creative director and founder of the popular Youtube Channel MixbusTv. Few years ago he moved back to Los Angeles where he has his
mix and mastering suite and the base of all his businesses.
His journey in the music industry started decades ago as a professional musician and frontman. Singed to Universal Records first and Danse Macabre records he released two albums in the early 2000’s, being featured in the blockbuster video game Rock Band 3 and toured a big part of the world. Despite the achievements, he was never fond of the musician life and much preferred being in studio. He remixed big artists like Felix Da Housecat and Ladytron during the band years but decided to fully embrace and dedicate himself to mixing and mastering after quitting the musician life.
David won a double platinum album with McSolaar, and worked with major artists such as Ryan Shuck (Orgy, Adema, Julien-K), Daniel Graves (Aesthetic Perfection), Street Sects, Brooke Colucci, Seb Alvarez (METH), Mad Gallica, Ty Oliver (Powerman 5000), Sammi Doll (IAMX – Bullet Height), System Syn, Danny Blu, Lizzy Jeff, Robben Ford, and many more.
He started the Youtube channel out of frustration, seeing how much bad information there
was on the web about mixing and mastering. At first, he didn’t really know anything
about Youtube, social media and how it all worked, he was just making videos for his students
because it was more convenient than writing long emails. publishing few videos he saw the channel growing fast and how his content was helping people who wanted to learn the craft.
His channel, MixbusTv, is now at over 110K subscribers but he still considers it a “side thing”
as his main focus and profession is still music production and mix/mastering.
In 2018 David meets Bella Kelly a young and talented artist who was switching from her acting career to her real passion, music, and she was looking for a producer who could help her grow, make her ideas come to life and guide her into the music business and industry safely. The moment David saw Bella and heard the word “Hi” came out from her mouth he described her voice as “the voice of a fairy” and after a quick chat, he recognized her incredible talent, her amazing lyrics and the depth of this young artist’s soul. David decided for the first time to go into artist development, and that moment changed everything for the both of them.
The two started working together right away and after two years they released the
first single “Throat” which was a success beyond everyone’s expectations, sitting today at over 700K views. Few weeks ago they released the second
single/video “Heartbreak Motel” which is quickly surpassing the success of the first single at over 600K in few weeks, and countless features on various music magazines for the both of them.
But their relationship didn’t end there. Bella and David fell in love with each other and got engaged in 2021, with their wedding planned for May 2022, their story is inspiring on all levels. The two are a true power couple and they seem inseparable.
When asked David what it took him to get here, his reply is straight: hard work and consistency. He didn’t have a mentor or someone who taught him how to avoid the various traps the music industry will lay in front of you, it was all trial and error for him, but as he says “Everything happens for a reason” and now he can guide his soon-to-be-wife in this journey, aware of what’s ahead.
He also took big risks, moving the other side of the world. “The music business” he says “it’s an extremely competitive field and the risks are great because if you don’t make it, you don’t have anything to fall back to, you can’t write in your CV “almost famous”.
His considered one of the most technical engineers out there by his fans and colleagues, but he will tell you skills alone won’t be enough.
Having the right connections, being in the right places and making the right moves for both artists and producers are just as important if not more.
His advise to anyone who wants to be an artist or work in the entertainment business is to enjoy the journey and not focus on money and fame but do it for the art, trying to leave something of value behind, producing great records and being proud of your work regardless the commercial success.