Dave Pensado

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Dave Pensado
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Occupation(s) Mix engineer
Years active 1970s-present

Dave Pensado is a Grammy Award-winning mix engineer.[1] His career began in Atlanta in the 1970s and 1980s doing live and studio sound engineering. He has lived in Los Angeles since 1990.[1] He mixes between 200 and 250 songs a year at Larrabee Studios in Los Angeles.[1] When recording, he usually records at Echo Bar Studios in North Hollywood.

On September 12, 2011, he started a weekly show called Pensado's Place with Herb Trawick. The show is about engineering techniques and interviews a guest Mixer, Producer or Artist each episode.[2]

On July 20, 2013, Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick hosted an event at Vintage King Los Angeles called "Pensado Gear Expo 2013".[3] More than one thousand people from around the world attended. 22-time Grammy Award-winning engineer, Al Schmitt, Steven Slate, Alex da Kid, Ryan Hewitt, and Robert Duncan[disambiguation needed] were a few of the featured guests of the expo.

Equipment[edit]

Pensado mixes exclusively in the box, which means he uses very little outboard gear and programs everything in his computer. Apart from the very occasional Logic session, he uses Pro Tools.[1]

Awards[edit]

Pensado won a Grammy Award, alongside fellow engineers Jaycen Joshua and Kuk Harrell, for Mary J. Blige's 2008 Best Contemporary R&B Album, Growing Pains.[4]

Discography[edit]

2015 Golden Moments Jill Scott Mixing 2015 Rub Peaches Mixing 2014 Happy Hour: The Greatest Hits T-Pain Mixing 2014 Holiday Earth Mixing 2014 Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse Mariah Carey Mixing 2014 The Lyricists' Opus Chrisette Michele Mixing 2014 The Way Macy Gray Mixing 2014 Xscape Michael Jackson Mixing 2013 Break the Pot Rich Boy Mixing 2013 Now, Then & Forever Earth Mixing 2013 Rocks and Honey Bonnie Tyler Mixing 2012 Breathless/At Last... The Duets Album Kenny G Mixing 2012 Greatest Hits, Chapter 1 Kelly Clarkson Mixing 2012 R&B: The Collection [Rhino] Mixing 2011 1977 The-Dream / Terius Nash Mixing 2011 A Family Business Brandy / Ray J Mixing 2011 A.N.T. Farm Mixing 2011 Contact Boney James Mixing 2011 Gloria Gloria Trevi Mezcla 2011 Killer Love Nicole Scherzinger Mixing 2011 Roy: Tribute to Roy Orbison Damien Leith Mixing 2011 The Light of the Sun Jill Scott Mixing 2010 Calling All Hearts Keyshia Cole Mixing 2010 Charice Charice Mixing 2010 Greatest Hits... So Far!!! P!nk Mixing 2010 Just Dance, Vol. 3 Mixing 2010 Love King The-Dream Mixing 2010 Luna Nueva Debi Nova Mixing 2010 Monkey Business/Elephunk/Bridging the Gap The Black Eyed Peas Mixing 2010 Pulse Toni Braxton Mixing 2010 StarStruck Disney Mixing 2010 Still Standing Monica Mixing 2010 The Love Trilogy The-Dream Mixing 2010 Twenty Ten: Greatest Hits Guy Sebastian Mixing 2010 Uni5: The World's Enemy Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Mixing 2009 Above and Beyoncé: Video Collection & Dance Mixes Beyoncé Mixing 2009 Charmbracelet/The Emancipation of Mimi/E=MC2 Mariah Carey Mixing 2009 D.N.A. Mario Mixing 2009 Days Difference Days Difference Mixing 2009 Deeper Than Rap Rick Ross Mixing 2009 Def Jam 25: DJ Bring That Back Mixing 2009 Differently Cassie Davis Mixing 2009 Evolution of a Man Brian McKnight Mixing 2009 Fantasy Ride Ciara Mixing 2009 Fight for Love Elliott Yamin Mixing 2009 Forever in a Day Day26 Mixing 2009 Guilty Pleasure Ashley Tisdale Mixing 2009 Hits Seal Mixing 2009 How to Be a Lady, Vol. 1 Electrik Red Mixing 2009 I Look to You Whitney Houston Mixing 2009 Just Dance, Vol. 2 Mixing 2009 Just Go Lionel Richie Mixing 2009 Lady Love LeToya Mixing 2009 Let It Beat Shwayze Mixing 2009 Let's Get Crazy Cassie Mixing 2009 Love vs Money The-Dream Mixing 2009 Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel Mariah Carey Mixing 2009 My World Justin Bieber Mixing 2009 P!nk Box P!nk Mixing 2009 Ready Trey Songz Mixing 2009 Round 2 J. Holiday Mixing 2009 Ruthless Ace Hood Mixing 2009 She Wolf Shakira Mixing, Mixing Engineer 2009 Soft White Mack 10 Mixing 2009 Still BeBe & CeCe Winans Mixing 2009 Stronger with Each Tear Mary J. Blige Mixing 2009 Sweet 7 Sugababes Mixing 2009 The Rebirth Bobby V Mixing 2009 This Is Us Backstreet Boys Mixing 2009 This Is the One Utada Mixing 2009 Toussaint St. Jean: From the Hut, To the Projects, To the Mansion Wyclef Jean Mixing 2009 Untitled R. Kelly Mixing 2008 A Different Me Keyshia Cole Mixing 2008 A Long Time Coming Wayne Brady Mixing 2008 Best of Hilary Duff Hilary Duff Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing 2008 Best of the Best: Love Songs Diana Ross Mixing 2008 Black Summer Party: Best Of, Vol. 5 Mixing 2008 Brutha Brutha Mixing 2008 Call and Response: The Remix Album Maroon 5 Mixing 2008 Colby O Colby O'Donis Mixing 2008 Cookie Jar The-Dream / Gym Class Heroes Mixing 2008 Departure Jesse McCartney Mixing 2008 Discipline Janet Jackson Mixing 2008 Doll Domination The Pussycat Dolls Mixing 2008 Dream a Little Jimmy Demers Mixing 2008 E=MC² Mariah Carey Mixing 2008 Exit 13 LL Cool J Mixing 2008 First Love Karina Mixing 2008 Girlicious Girlicious Mixing 2008 Here I Stand Usher Mixing 2008 I Am...Sasha Fierce Beyoncé Mixing 2008 I'll Be Home for Christmas Brian McKnight Enhanced CD Audio Creation 2008 Intuition Jamie Foxx Mixing 2008 Just a Rolling Stone Donnie Klang Mixing 2008 Keeps Gettin' Better: A Decade of Hits Christina Aguilera Mixing, Audio Production, Assistant Engineer 2008 Music in My Soul Leigh Jones Engineer, Audio Engineer, Mixing 2008 OnMyRadio Musiq Soulchild Mixing 2008 Playlist: Woman Mixing 2008 Prima J Prima J Mixing 2008 Raven-Symoné Raven-Symoné Mixing 2008 Shwayze Shwayze Mixing 2008 Sol-Angel and the Hadley St. Dreams Solange Mixing 2008 Texas Playradioplay! Mixing 2008 The Best Love...Ever! Mixing 2008 The Hits Kelis Mixing 2008 The Quilt Gym Class Heroes Mixing 2008 The Truth Cherish Mixing 2008 Theater of the Mind Ludacris Mixing 2008 True to the Game Mixing 2008 Turbo 919 Sean Garrett Mixing 2008 Uncle Charlie Charlie Wilson Mixing 2008 Yours, Mine and the Truth Sterling Simms Mixing 2007 All in My Blood Wiz Khalifa Mixing 2007 Big Macy Gray Mixing 2007 Bratz [Original Soundtrack] Bratz Mixing 2007 Ghetto Passport Famouz Mixing 2007 Greatest Hits Groove Armada Mixing 2007 Growing Pains Mary J. Blige Mixing 2007 Just Like You Keyshia Cole Mixing 2007 Look What You Made Me Yung Berg Enhanced Recording 2007 Love Is Wicked Brick & Lace Mixing 2007 Love/Hate The-Dream Mixing 2007 P!nk Box [2007] P!nk Mixing 2007 Souljaboytellem.com Soulja Boy Tell Em Mixing 2007 Soundboy Rock Groove Armada Mixing 2007 Spirit Leona Lewis Mixing 2007 Strength & Loyalty Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Mixing 2007 System Seal Audio Engineer, Mixing 2007 Taking Chances Céline Dion Mixing 2007 The Best of Me: Yolanda Adams Greatest Hits Yolanda Adams Mixing 2007 The Cool Lupe Fiasco Enhanced Recording 2007 The Real Thing: Words and Sounds, Vol. 3 Jill Scott Mixing 2007 The Rise and Fall of Keite Young Keite Young Mixing 2007 Trey Day Trey Songz Mixing 2007 Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls Mixing 2007 We Ride (I See the Future) Mary J. Blige Mixing 2006 A Mary Mary Christmas Mary Mary Supervisor 2006 A Public Affair Jessica Simpson Mixing 2006 A Public Affair Jessica Simpson Mixing 2006 Aura Yvonne Catterfeld Mixing 2006 B'day Beyoncé Mixing 2006 Back to Basics Christina Aguilera Mixing 2006 Be Without You Mary J. Blige Mixing 2006 Christina Aguilera/Stripped Christina Aguilera Mixing 2006 Club Bangers Mixing 2006 Coming Home Lionel Richie Mixing 2006 Dance Revolution The Slumber Party Girls Mixing 2006 Director Avant Mixing 2006 Heart to Yours/Do You Know Michelle Williams Mixing 2006 I Don't Need a Man The Pussycat Dolls Mixing 2006 In My Own Words Ne-Yo Mixing 2006 Kelis Was Here Kelis Mixing 2006 Light Poles and Pine Trees Field Mob Mixing 2006 Live in London The Pussycat Dolls Mixing 2006 Loose Nelly Furtado Mixing 2006 Maneater Nelly Furtado Mixing 2006 My Book K-Ci Mixing 2006 My Friends & Me Dionne Warwick Mixing 2006 Point of No Return Shareefa Mixing 2006 Reflections (A Retrospective) Mary J. Blige Mixing 2006 Step Up Mixing 2006 Ten Brian McKnight Mixing 2006 Testimony, Vol. 1: Life & Relationship India.Arie Mixing 2005 #1's Destiny's Child Mixing 2005 Beautiful Life/Just As I Am Guy Sebastian Mixing 2005 Check on It [Single] Beyoncé / Slim Thug Mixing 2005 Cool Traxx!, Vol. 2 Remixing 2005 Day by Day Yolanda Adams Mixing 2005 Desperate Housewives [TV Soundtrack] Mixing 2005 Divorcing Neo 2 Marry Soul Jaguar Wright Mixing 2005 Gemini Brian McKnight Mixing 2005 Girl, Pt. 1 Destiny's Child Mixing 2005 Hero Kirk Franklin Mixing 2005 I Am Not My Hair India.Arie Mixing 2005 Illumination Earth Mixing 2005 In Public Kelis Mixing 2005 In This Life Together Kindred the Family Soul Mixing 2005 In the Mid-Nite Hour Warren G Mixing 2005 In the Mix [Music from the Motion Picture] Mixing 2005 Killer Queen: A Tribute to Queen Mixing 2005 Lost and Found Will Smith Mixing, Composer 2005 Missundaztood/Can't Take Me Home P!nk Mixing 2005 PCD The Pussycat Dolls Mixing 2005 Sweatsuit Nelly Vocal Mixing 2005 The Breakthrough Mary J. Blige Mixing 2005 The Way It Is Keyshia Cole Mixing 2005 This is Me Jully Black Engineer 2005 Tilt Ya Head Back Nelly Vocal Mixing 2005 When Love Is Gone Martin Nievera Mixing 2004 At Last...The Duets Album Kenny G Mixing 2004 Barbershop 2: Back in Business Mixing 2004 Beautiful Life Guy Sebastian Mixing 2004 Believe in Angels Believe in Me Angel Mixing, A&R 2004 Cherie Cherie Engineer, Mixing 2004 Destiny Fulfilled Destiny's Child Mixing 2004 Do You Know Michelle Williams Mixing 2004 Grammy Nominees 2004 Mixing 2004 I Changed My Mind Keyshia Cole Engineer 2004 Just for You Lionel Richie Mixing 2004 Let's Talk About It Carl Thomas Mixing 2004 Never Keyshia Cole Mixing 2004 Outrun the Sky Lalah Hathaway Mixing 2004 Shark Tale Mixing 2004 Sweat Nelly Vocal Mixing 2004 The Collection Dina Carroll Mixing 2004 The Ultimate R&B Album Mixing 2004 The Very Best of Macy Gray Macy Gray Mixing 2004 Throwback Boyz II Men Mixing 2004 Tiffany Villarreal Tiffany Villareal Mixing 2004 Walkin' in the Shadow of Life Neville Brothers Mixing 2003 Biker Boyz Mixing 2003 Chasing Time II Martin Nievera Mixing 2003 Emosoul D.J. Rogers Jr. Mixing 2003 Fallen Mya Mixing 2003 Falling Uphill Lillix Mixing 2003 In This Skin Jessica Simpson Mixing 2003 Low Kelly Clarkson Mixing 2003 Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson Mixing 2003 Moodring Mya Mixing 2003 My Love Is Like...Wo Mya Mixing 2003 Rose Falcon Rose Falcon Mixing 2003 Solo Star Solange Mixing 2003 Tasty Kelis Mixing 2003 Thankful Kelly Clarkson Mixing 2003 The Fighting Temptations Mixing 2003 Trouble [Import CD] P!nk Mixing 2003 Try This P!nk Mixing 2003 U Turn Brian McKnight Mixing 2002 Amor Secreto Luis Fonsi Mezcla 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember [Original Soundtrack] Mixing 2002 Dirrty Christina Aguilera Mixing 2002 Dirty Child Rosey Mixing 2002 El Cool Magnifico Coolio Mixing 2002 Emotional K-Ci & JoJo Engineer, Mixing 2002 Family Portrait P!nk Mixing 2002 Fight the Feeling Luis Fonsi Mixing 2002 From There to Here: 1989-2002 Brian McKnight Mixing 2002 Full Circle Boyz II Men Mixing 2002 Full Moon Brandy Mixing 2002 Fun Rose Falcon Mixing 2002 Get the Party Started [Australia CD] P!nk Mixing 2002 Go-Get-Her/Nowhere Vi3 Mixing 2002 Greatest Hits Jon B. Mixing 2002 Justified Justin Timberlake Mixing 2002 Love & War Jerzee Monet Mixing 2002 Moulin Rouge [Original Soundtrack] Mixing 2002 Scooby-Doo [Original Soundtrack] Mixing 2002 Simply Deep Kelly Rowland Mixing 2002 So Tight Vi3 Mixing 2002 Stole [4 Track Single] Kelly Rowland Mixing 2002 Stripped Christina Aguilera Mixing 2002 This Is the Remix Destiny's Child Mixing 2002 Transporter [Original Soundtrack] Mixing 2002 Virginity TG4 Mixing 2001 8 Days of Christmas Destiny's Child Mixing 2001 A Girl Like Me Emma Bunton Mixing 2001 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (Soundtrack) James Newton Howard Mixing 2001 BBD Bell Biv DeVoe Mixing, Mixing Engineer 2001 Down to Earth [Music from the Motion Picture] Mixing 2001 Dr. Dolittle 2 Mixing 2001 Greatest Hits Ice Cube Mixing 2001 JP Jesse Powell Mixing 2001 Jersey Ave. Jersey Ave. Mixing 2001 Joy Enriquez Joy Enriquez Mixing 2001 Lady Marmalade Christina Aguilera / Missy Elliott / Mya / P!nk Mixing 2001 Legally Blonde Mixing 2001 M!ssundaztood P!nk Mixing 2001 MTV: TRL Christmas Mixing 2001 Pleasures U Like Jon B. Mixing 2001 Pure R&B, Vol. 2 Mixing 2001 Superhero Brian McKnight Mixing 2001 Survivor Destiny's Child Mixing 2001 The Very Best of Dina Carroll Dina Carroll Mixing 2001 The Brothers [2001] Mixing 2001 Victoria Beckham Victoria Beckham Mixing 2000 Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones Sticky Fingaz Mixing 2000 Bridging the Gap The Black Eyed Peas Mixing 2000 Fearless Crystal Lewis Mixing 2000 Gift of Love Diana Ross Mixing 2000 Gotta Tell You Samantha Mumba Producer, Mixing 2000 La Colección Crystal Lewis Mixing 2000 Love & Basketball [Soundtrack] Mixing 2000 Men of Honor Mark Isham Mixing 2000 My Kind of Christmas Christina Aguilera Mixing 2000 Nutty Professor II: The Klumps Mixing 2000 Paris: New York Marc Laurens Mixing 2000 Remix Plus Christina Aguilera Mixing 2000 Revelation 98° Mixing 2000 The Hurricane [Original Soundtrack] Mixing 2000 X K-Ci & JoJo Mixing 2000 You Can't Resist Jessica Mixing 1999 24-7 Kevon Edmonds Mixing 1999 5 for 1 5 Young Men Mixing 1999 Chocolate Mood Marc Nelson Mixing 1999 Christina Aguilera Christina Aguilera Mixing 1999 Coolio's Crowbar Records Presents a Compilation of New Artists Mixing 1999 Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida" Elton John / Tim Rice Mixing 1999 Enrique Enrique Iglesias Mixing 1999 Hot Coko Coko Mixing 1999 I Love You...Me Cherokee Mixing 1999 I Want It All Warren G Mixing 1999 It's Real K-Ci & JoJo Mixing 1999 Marvin Is 60: A Tribute Album Mixing 1999 Northern Star Melanie C Mixing 1999 Pokemon: The First Movie Mixing 1999 Shanice Shanice Mixing 1999 Trina & Tamara Trina & Tamara Mixing 1999 Unleash the Dragon Sisqó Mixing, Mixing Engineer 1999 What a Girl Wants Christina Aguilera Mixing 1998 12 Soulful Nights of Christmas Jermaine Dupri Mixing 1998 4 Bruthas and a Bass Solo Mixing 1998 Behind the Front The Black Eyed Peas Mixing 1998 Bethlehem Brian McKnight Mixing 1998 Breath from Another Esthero Mixing 1998 Fame L.A. Mixing 1998 In Love at Christmas K-Ci & JoJo Mixing 1998 Only You Tami Davis Mixing 1997 BeBe Winans BeBe Winans Mixing 1997 Betta Listen Laurneá Mixing 1997 C U When U Get There Coolio Mixing 1997 Greatest Hits Eternal Mixing 1997 Love Always K-Ci & JoJo Mixing 1997 My Soul Coolio Mixing 1997 Rahsaan Patterson Rahsaan Patterson Engineer, Mixing 1997 Samantha Cole Samantha Cole Engineer 1997 Steel Mixing 1996 Back to the World Tevin Campbell Engineer, Mixing 1996 I Am L.V. L.V. Mixing 1996 Light Years Jamiroquai Mixing 1995 Damn Thing Called Love After 7 Mixing 1995 Do You Wanna Ride? Adina Howard Mixing 1995 I Remember You Brian McKnight Engineer 1995 Out of the Blu Blu Producer, Synthesizer, Drum Programming 1995 Reflections After 7 Mixing 1995 We Got It Immature Mixing 1994 Blankman Mixing 1994 For You London Jones Mixing 1994 Hot & Ready Raja-Nee Mixing 1994 Sugar Hill Producer, Engineer, Mixing 1994 Time Atlantic Starr Mixing 1994 Treat U Right Blackgirl Mixing 1993 Afro-Plane Afro-Plane Engineer 1993 Five XI Five XI Mixing 1993 It's Real The Real Seduction Composer 1993 Love's Alright Eddie Murphy Mixing 1993 The Meteor Man Mixing 1993 Whole New Head One II 3 Engineer, Mixing, Mixing Engineer 1992 Countess Countess Vaughn Producer, Mixing, Remixing 1992 Crazy Coolin' The Barrio Boyzz Mixing 1992 On Our Worst Behavior Immature Producer, Mixing, Production Technician 1992 White Men Can't Jump Producer, Engineer, Composer 1991 Freezin' 'Em Level III Producer, Engineer, Mixing, Vocal Engineer, Composer 1991 Live Your Life Be Free Belinda Carlisle Remixing 1991 Livin' It Up [Cassette Single] Trent Dean Mixing 1991 Ricca Ricca Mixing 1991 Spellbound Paula Abdul Engineer 1991 WBBD - Bootcity! The Remix Album Bell Biv DeVoe Remixing 1991 What Comes Naturally Sheena Easton Engineer 1990 Notes of a Native Son Laquan Mixing 1990 Ralph Tresvant Ralph Tresvant Mixing 1990 Tommy Boy's Greatest Hits Mixing 1988 Too Tuff Brick Engineer Breakdance Party Mixing Decode Exilia Mixing Heal Andrea Renzullo Mixing Jermaine Dupri Presents: Soulful Nights of Christmas Mixing R&B Anthems [2016] Mixing The Story Continues After Romeo Mixing Wear My Kiss Sugababes Mixing

Alumni[edit]

Some successful audio engineers & producers that have assisted for Dave Pensado in the past include Sylvia Massy, Jaycen Joshua, Dylan "3-D" Dresdow, Ariel Chobaz, and Ethan Willoughby.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Tingen, Paul (January 2007). "Secrets Of The Mix Engineers - Dave Pensado". Sound on Sound. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "Pensado's Place". Pensadosplace.tv. Retrieved 2015-12-23. 
  3. ^ "Backbeat: Pensado's Place Web Series and Vintage King Audio Launch Gear Expo 2013 in L.A.". Retrieved 22 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Past Winners Search". Grammy.com. The Recording Academy. Retrieved 3 August 2013. 

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