With over 25 years of working in the music business, David Landon brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to each project he is involved with. David is an accomplished guitarist, singer, bassist, composer and arranger in addition to being a talented and experienced recording engineer. He continues to perform regularly at clubs and festivals and to release new c.d.s. The fact that David is an active working musician is why he approaches each recording from a musician's point of view. He understands that the essence of recording is making the artist feel comfortable in order to make great music. Getting great sound in the studio is only a prerequisite to making great recordings.
David’s education in engineering is decidedly “old school” – interning in various studios for years and learning his craft with a hands on approach from a variety of top engineers beginning in1984 at Goldsmith’s studio in London England. His music would lead him to work in studios throughout Europe in the 80s. In 1992 David began working at Emerald City Productions recording studio in San Francisco. Within one year David went from intern to first engineer and studio manager. After 3 successful years, Mr. Landon decided to build his own studio and in 2001 opened Whip Records Studio in Berkeley.
Over his career David has worked with a multitude of local and international artists in a wide variety of styles from jazz, classical, rock, blues, voice over and t.v. and radio spots. A partial list of clients have included Adam Duritz of the Counting Crows, The Kronos Quartet, Taj Mahal, Omar Sosa and Jon Santos, Kenny Neal, Alex Degrassi, Howard Wiley, Jaqui Naylor, EMU ,The Miss America Pageant and Fox Sports.
In addition, David Landon's ability to read music and his extensive knowledge of many musical styles has proven invaluable in the studio as it allows him to work quickly when overdubbing, editing and mixing.
Since opening Whip Records in 2001 David has turned his attention to production and has helped a wide variety of artist produce their demos and cds. In 2006 David engineered and produced Alvin'Sykes' "Better Than Your Used to be" cd that won the Bay Area Blues society's award for best blues c.d. of 2006.