the three sisters
star command

Claireified Sound is my humble D.I.Y. / skunkworks recording studio.

I've been amassing a small (but deadly) cache of equipment over the years, all with the greater aspiration of keeping up with the latest trends in both home and remote / mobile recording technological capabilities. This setup rides a very fine line between the innovations of modern digital methodology, and classic analog staples. There's some further pieces that I hope to obtain in the near future (particularly microphones). Otherwise, I'd like to think that this is a fairly decent stable to work with at this point in time.
While I'm an autodidactic engineer, I do believe in my abilities to obtain serious quality sounds. I am not a mix engineer (yet), so I generally reserve my contributions for the musical front end: relating specifically to writing, production, performance, sound design, and tracking. It's consistently my goal to achieve the finer points of larger commercial recording, at a fraction of the total cost, and I'm genuinely committed to this credo.
I consider myself to be an obsessive workhorse in the studio environment, all while maintaining a candid sense of humor, value for noble experimentation, and pure flat out straight talk.
Rates are negotiable, depending on my degrees of influence / inspiration contributed toward the particular project being recorded. If I love it, and you love it, we will make it happen!


Dave has consistently delivered pro-level tracks and loops for me, on time and on budget.
— Edgar Struble, composer/musical director
Not only does Dave have a deep understanding of the technical aspects of recording and producing, he also understands the relaxed and welcoming atmosphere that is necessary to help artists create the best product they can. His ability to step into new and various genres alongside the artist allows for a breeding ground of creativity. All of this and his obvious passion makes Dave an effective producer, who yields excellent results every time.
— Chloe Kimes, Nashville singer/songwriter
Dave’s willingness to experiment with new techniques and methods, his sense of humor and affability, and most importantly, his willingness to offer constructive criticism, makes him an extremely qualified and valuable up-and-coming producer and engineer.
— Joey Mankus, current Berklee student



  • UA Apollo (Black Lion Audio Premium Mod)

  • M-Audio Profire 2626


  • Avid Pro Tools 12

  • Ableton Live 10 Suite


  • Equator Audio Research D8s

  • Avatone MixCube


  • AKG 414 XLS (Stereo Pair)

  • Cascade Fathead II - Lundahl Transformers (Stereo Pair)

  • Shure SM7B

  • Shure SM57

  • Sennheiser MD 421 (2X)

  • Audix D6

  • Audix i5

  • Rode NT-1A (Stereo Pair)


  • Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5012

  • API 3124 (Serial: #005)

  • Vintech Dual 72

  • UAD Unison Preamp Emulation: 

    • Neve 1073

    • Universal Audio 610-A

    • Universal Audio 610-B

    • API Vision Series

    • Neve 88RS


  • UAD Analog EQs:

    • Neve 1073

    • Pultec EQP-1A

    • Pultec HLF-3C

    • Pultec MEQ-5

    • Neve 88RS

  • UAD Analog Dynamics:

    • Universal Audio 1176 Rev A

    • Universal Audio 1176 Rev E

    • Universal Audio 1176AE

    • Teletronix LA-2A

    • Fairchild 660

    • Fairchild 670

    • Studer A800 Harmonic Tape

    • Neve 88RS

    • API Vision Series

  • UAD Analog Reverbs / Delays:

    • Lexicon 224

    • Universal Audio EP-34 Tape Echo

    • Korg SDD-3000 Digital Delay

    • Studio D Chorus

    • Universal Audio CS-1

  • Native Instruments Komplete 9 Suite

  • Native Instruments Arturia Analog Classics

  • Celemony Melodyne


  • Drum Kits:

    • RBS 1000 Series (10, 12, 14, 16, 22)

    • DW Collector's Series (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 22)

    • Gretsch Renown Maple (10, 12, 14, 22)

    • Yamaha Tour Custom (10, 12, 14, 22 / 18)

  • Snares:

    • Pork Pie Big Black (6.5 x 14 Brass)

    • Gretsch Square Badge (7 x 14 Maple)

    • Gretsch Renown (5.5 x 14 Maple)

    • Peavey RBS 1000 Series (5.5 x 14 Maple)

    • Slingerland 1970s (5.5 x 14 Chrome over Brass)

  • Cymbals:

    • Bosphorus 22" Masters Series Ride

    • Sabian 22" OMNI Ride

    • Zildjian 20" K Constantinople Ride

    • Zildjian 20" Oriental Crash of Doom

    • Sabian 18" Ozone Crash

    • Zildjian 18" A Rock Crash

    • Sabian 17" HHX Projection Crash

    • Zildjian 16" A Medium Thin Crash (2X)

    • Zildjian 16" A Custom Projection Crash

    • Zildjian 10" Zil-Bel

    • Istanbul 8" Mehmet Sultan Splash

    • Zildjian 6" A Splash

  • G&L Legacy Series

  • Ibanez GSA60

  • Martin Road Series Sapele Acoustic

  • Fender Jazz Bass

  • Ovation 12-String Acoustic

  • Fractal Audio Systems AxeFX II

  • Peavey Valve King 212

  • Tech 21 Power Engine 60

  • Road King Lap Steel

  • Avid Eleven Rack

  • Korg SV-1

  • Yamaha KX-88