Yegor of Archaic Decapitator
Archaic Decapitator has worked with Dave Kaminsky at Studio Wormwood for the 2nd time in a row now and I doubt we’ll work with another producer again, and I say this with complete confidence. From the welcoming and, most importantly, open personality, to a professional attitude and an inviting studio atmosphere, working at Studio Wormwood has been, by far, the best recording experience of our careers. What I appreciated the most about collaborating with Dave is his humility and understanding, hearing out the band, understanding the band and working as a unit on extracting the full potential from the music itself. Dave has an excellent ear and an immense knowledge of, and appreciate for, a wide and diverse spectrum of music. On top of that, he is one hundred percent dedicated to evoking the best possible delivery out of every musician in the band. I can’t remember a single instance where he would settle for a take that was less than perfect, and that’s exactly the kind of attitude every producer needs to have. It is due to this level of diligence that all of us in Archaic Decapitator were able to produce an EP like ‘Light of a Different Sun’ which all 3 of us could not be happier with. As an artist, it is rare that I am ever fully content with my creations, but I can honestly say that we were able to achieve that exact goal due to our joint efforts with a brilliant producer and an excellent studio environment.
- Yegor, Archaic Decapitator
Mike Taylor of Warm
I come from a band that’s been operating a certain way for a long time. We’ve been self-recording and producing for half a decade, and this was our first time in a true professional setting where we were not in complete control. It was beyond rewarding to find that putting trust in Dave’s ears was one of the best decisions we ever made. He was able to understand our vision, and pushed us to achieve it. There’s nothing more you could ask from an engineer!
- Handsome lumberjack Mike Taylor, Warm
Josh Ivaldi of Protolith
During Summer 2015, Protolith had the pleasure of working with Dave Kaminsky for a total of 3 weeks time on our album “Dark”. Throughout the recording process, Dave’s exemplary skill, flexibility as a musician, and knowledge as a recording engineer proved to be highly advantageous during moments where tough decisions had to be made, playing needed critique, and where the right sound had to be dialed in. Dave’s seemingly endless wisdom, insight, and creativity directly correlated to improvements to the sound of our album.
Furthermore, his adaptability to the dynamic of our group was impressive. He was extremely hospitable and an absolute pleasure to work with. The way he talked about past projects, regardless of the genre or size of the undertaking, spoke for his love for music and recording. It was always apparent to me that Dave’s highest priority was to find the best possible sound for every song, down to the very tiniest of details.
I have previous experience recording with other engineers and I would not go back to them, given another opportunity to record at Studio Wormwood. Dave’s education as a recording engineer and professional studio experience (at Morrisound) with so many different genres and artists simply cannot be emulated by anybody with little prior experience operating out of a startup home studio with basic equipment. If you care about the quality of your record, you should heavily consider reserving your time with Dave Kaminsky.
- Josh Ivaldi, Protolith