David Dominguez


The whole truth and nothing but the truth


In January of ‘98, David Dominguez got an opportunity of a lifetime when he was given the chance to work with one of his favorite bands of all time (sort of)...Guns N’ Roses. Even if it was just Axl Rose and keyboardist Dizzy Reed left in the band, they made history. Being the first engineer with the “new” band was a task not to be taken lightly. An intense set-up on top of giving the technical rundown to potential producers like Youth, Scott Litt and Jay Baumgardner among others could have been intimidating and at times it was, if just a bit.

It was that chance meeting with Baumgardner that gave Dave is his next break - he showed up at NRG to work on fill-in session when a scheduling conflict left him out in the cold, a catalyst in the opportunity to work with Jay Baumgardner on a demo session with a band from Sacramento called Papa Roach. When a deal was struck with Dreamworks and the band with Jay in the producers chair, Jay offered Dave the engineering gig and that record. “Infest” spent eight weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard charts, and the single “Last Resort” was a #1 Modern Rock track on Billboard. 4 million records later, here we stand.

It was Dave’s work with Jay and Papa Roach that caught the ear of producer Josh Abraham and after their first meeting, Josh asked Dave to sit in the engineer’s chair for Powerman 5000, which then led to sessions with Orgy and Staind. Staind’s record “Break The Cycle” hit #1 on the Billboard Album Chart and stayed there for three weeks, and the 1st single from that record, “It’s Been Awhile”, spent weeks on Billboard’s Modern Rock and Mainstream Rock Charts.

Dave was also apart of one the 90’s most influential Alt Rock records, “Pinkerton”, having recorded some of Weezer’s guitars. Dave still gets questions regarding those sessions; “It’s funny that I still get asked about that record, at the time, it was another session with a cool band. I’ll read an article about what’s influencing new bands out today and a lot of them respond with Pinkerton, that’s still a very cool feeling.”

Lately, Dave has lent his engineering talents to Queen Latifah, recording vocals for her upcoming record, and the new “Ice Age” soundtrack, as well as YouTube sensations Ninja Sex Party. NSP has put 4 albums on the Billboard Top 10 comedy charts over the last few years. He’s also done extensive work for Warrior Records, engineering and mixing Louis Prima Jr and the Witnesses last record, along with engineering and mixing The Voice season 3 contestant Rudy Parris’ debut album. He’s been producing indie artist from all around the country. David is a music fan first and foremost, so when asked what type of music he like working on most, he says “I love it all, all genres. I don’t want to limit myself to one style of music, that takes the fun out of life