Hi, I’m Dave. I’m a music producer, sound engineer, and drummer. I’ve been playing and recording music since the ’90s. Keep scrolling to find out more about me and take a listen to some of the bands I’ve recorded over the years.

If you have music you’d like to record give me a bell or flick me an email, i’m always happy to chat about music.

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TAKE A LISTEN TO SOME OF MY WORK

  1. Blindspott - Phlex Mixed by Dave Rhodes 2002 4:30
  2. Sam Bartells - Bring You Down Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2021 3:49
  3. Head Like A Hole - The End Of Life Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2017 4:44
  4. Cherry Blind - Cherry Blind Mixed by Dave Rhodes 2020 3:38
  5. Shameless - Live Your Dream Mixed and mastered by Dave Rhodes 2021 5:06
  6. Outside In - OM Mixed and mastered by Dave Rhodes 2019 5:14
  7. Copper Feel - Stars and Skies Mixed and mastered by Dave Rhodes 2021 3:55
  8. Bad Jones - Soul, No Body Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2019 2:38
  9. Hollie Smith - Weather With You Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2011 3:58
  10. Enter Venus - Throw It Away Recorded, mixed and mastered by Dave Rhodes 2020 3:05
  11. UNI-FI - Explanation Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2020 3:40
  12. The Warratahs - Mt Victoria Rain Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2015 4:30
  13. Ginzu ATSK - Winter Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2019 3:52
  14. Rebecca Nelson - World In Union Vocal production and mix by Dave Rhodes 2019 3:10
  15. Blue Ruin - Woman in Uniform Mixed and mastered by Dave Rhodes 2020 2:26
  16. Fallstate - Friends Dont Let Friends Drink Alone Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2016 3:22
  17. Joe's Van - Wanderer Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2018 3:57
  18. The Rubics - Muthafunky Ride Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2018 5:07
  19. Dead Beat Boys - New York Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2017 3:34
  20. Static Era - Fire Away Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2013 3:55
  21. Animalhead - The Devil Told Me So Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2017 3:26
  22. Sam Kingston - Sunshine Produced, recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2018 3:20
  23. The Warratahs - Up With The People Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2015 3:44
  24. Hamilton County Bluegrass Band - These Old Hands Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2016 4:01
  25. Blindspott - Nil By Mouth Recorded and mixed by Dave Rhodes 2002 3:37

SOME NICE THINGS MUSICIANS HAVE SAID ABOUT ME

  • positive review  We had the pleasure of recording our debut EP with Dave. He is a remarkable and passionate sound engineer who is insightful and goes above and beyond to deliver your vision. There's industry standard and several levels above that is Dave Rhodes.

    Erik Liebenberg Avatar Erik Liebenberg
    26/03/2020

    positive review  Dave's passion and talent, combined with his well practiced and knowledgeable experience makes him the first choice for any sound recording, engineering or production tasks. On top of this Dave is able to cater for all budgets and environments, which makes him the most versatile production engineer around! Dave is a specialist at creating an environment that makes you feel comfortable and confident to get the best takes you can when in the studio. What ever your next recording project or music genre is, make sure to contact Dave to discuss your budget and recording options. We did we and are very happy with the results! Mike, Guitar @ UNI-FI.

    Michael Shanks Avatar Michael Shanks
    10/03/2020

    positive review  Absolutely recommend anyone who wants a quality studio recording but also the luxury of having a good guy to work with manning the controls to contact Dave Rhodes Productions. He recorded my band UNI-FI's debut album which is coming out soon and we'll get him to record the next one as well. He's the guy you need.

    Cory Garrett Avatar Cory Garrett
    10/03/2020
  • positive review  Dave does an amazing job in getting the exact sound we wanted. So easy to work with which makes the whole process really enjoyable and stress free. He has a great ear for music and gives very helpful suggestions, as well as listening to our ideas and working with us to achieve really professional, polished recordings. Would not look anywhere else for any future recordings!

    Leith Soutar Avatar Leith Soutar
    09/03/2020

    positive review  Not only does Dave do an excellent job of making our stuff sound great, he listens to how we want it to sound. He is super chill and fun to work with and VERY patient too. Despite the occasional file handover blunder, Dave was still totally relaxed and helped us to make an Outside In album we are really proud of. 🤘🏼🥴🤘🏼

    Michael Brown Avatar Michael Brown
    09/03/2020

    positive review  Patient, professional and easy to work with. Dave makes recording a breeze and a pleasant experience, which isn’t always the case elsewhere!

    Tam Cramer Avatar Tam Cramer
    01/01/2020
  • positive review  Absolutely one of the best and most humble engineers and producers you could ever work with. Dave understands your vision and helps you bring it to life. Highly recommended.

    Ben Ruegg Avatar Ben Ruegg
    21/12/2019

    positive review  Awesome engineer, always very easy to work with. Highly recommend

    Andrew Shaw Avatar Andrew Shaw
    26/05/2019

    positive review  "great ears, attentive & patient" .... good onya Dave, all the best for your move to the Coromandel

    Dave Maybee Avatar Dave Maybee
    26/01/2019
  • positive review  We recorded the latest HCBB album with Dave as Engineer at Depot Sound, with Jeremy Trenwith working closely with him as Producer, and these two did us proud. Great to see his new venture (adventure?).

    Paul Trenwith Avatar Paul Trenwith
    23/01/2019

    positive review  Brilliant engineer and producer. Highly recommend Dave 👌

    Tim Ian Northover Avatar Tim Ian Northover
    23/01/2019

    positive review  Dave is an excellent engineer. a pleasure to work with. Very professional and helps musicians gets the best possible performance on your tracks. Reliable turns up in time and knows what works in a studio.

    Grant Marshall Avatar Grant Marshall
    23/01/2019

Recording Studio

It’s been a lifelong dream to build my own recording studio and in 2020, after 6 months of extreme DIY, I finally did it!

Based on years of working in pro studios I’ve designed a space that’s fun to work in and features all my favourite pieces of gear to get the job done quickly and to the highest possible standard.

I had a local cabinet maker build a custom desk to fit two carefully selected racks of outboard gear, including my UAD Apollo which is the heart of the set up, my control surface and ultra wide monitor for maximum space ship vibe ergonomics. The control room is the perfect size for a small group to hangout while recording or mixing. The live room is just big enough for live drum recording and perfectly suited for overdubs and vocal recording.

Equipment

  • Pro Tools 12
  • Apollo 8 audio interface
  • Focal Solo 6Be studio monitors

  • 2 x Avedis MA5 mic pre
  • 4 x Classic API VP28 mic pre
  • 1 x Focusrite ISA420 MKII with digi card
  • 1 x Buzz Audio QSP-20 Mic Pre
  • 1 x GAP-Pre73 (modified to Neve specs)
  • 1 x Chameleon Labs CL7602 MKII (modified)
  • 1 x Hairball Audio 1176 compressor
  • 2 x DBX 160x compressor
  • 2 x DBX 163x compressor
  • 1 x Tech 21 Sansamp RBI
  • 1 x Korg Tuner DTR 1000
  • 1 x Radial Pro DI
  • 1 x Radial J48 Stereo DI
  • 1 x Radial Reamp Box
  • Hearback personal monitor headphone system
  • Blackstar HT5 Guitar Amp
  • Marshall 2×12 1936 Lead Speaker Cab
  • Tech 21 VT Bass DI
  • Les Paul guitar copy with JB pickups
  • Gibson L6S guitar
  • Squire Precision bass
  • Miditech Midi Keyboard 
  • 6 piece DW Drum Kit
  • Various cymbals and snare drums

Headphones:

  • 2 x Audio Technica ATH-M50 headphones
  • 1 x Sennheiser HD280 Pro headphones
  • 4 x Superlux HD-660 headphones

Microphones:

  • 1 x Aston Spirit
  • 2 x Lewitt LCT640
  • 1 x Gefell M930
  • 1 x Shure SM7b
  • 2 x Oktava MK-012
  • 2 x CAD E70
  • 1 x Audio Technica 3031
  • 1 x AKG D112
  • 1 x Shure Beta 52a
  • 1 x Homemade Sub Kick
  • 1 x Sennheiser MD421
  • 3 x AKG D40
  • 4 x Shure SM57
  • 1 x Granelli G5790
  • 2 x Shure SM58
  • 2 x Sonarworks Measurement Mic

CONTACT

Dave Rhodes

Ph. 027 286 0418

E. iamdaverhodes@gmail.com

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