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Grammy winning mix engineer Dave Pensado and veteran manager/executive producer Herb Trawick are the host and co-host of Pensado’s Place. A weekly talk show covering the audio and music spectrum, its craftsman and the business of. Pensado’s Place has been called the “Charlie Rose of audio”, a description that sits fine with both Herb and Dave.

Pensado’s Place segments cover include interviews, technique application, interactive audience participation, speed rounds and more. Along with location shoots, sweepstakes, gear and career opportunities, thought leader analysis of the challenges and evolution in the audio and music space, Pensado’s place is the tv show for the casual enthusiast up to the long term professional.

With mix credits including Michael Jackson, Kelly Clarkson, AfroJack, Beyonce, Elton John, Christina Aguilera and Jill Scott, Dave is acknowledged as one of the leading online educators for all things audio. Trawick's experience as a successful manager makes him the resident expert on intellectual property, business affairs, career consultation, digital media and more. There is a reason over 120 schools globally use Pensado’s Place as curriculum.

In its 5th year, with over 210 episodes, seen in over 150 countries, monthly viewers between 550,000 and 700,000 people, double digit audience growth, Pensado’s Place will continue to bring together the premier audio community on the planet.
234 Episodes
Our guest is a triple threat - Grammy Nominated Producer / Mixer / Mastering Engineer. His talents have led him to collaborate with artists such as Skrillex, Lady Gaga, Zedd, Grimes, The Weeknd, and more. Please welcome to The Place, Tom Norris.
Our guest is a multi-genre bad ass. His credits include artists like Solange Knowles, Mariah Carey, Nas, Skepta, Dev Hynes, as well as the Hamilton mixtape, and much more. Please welcome to The Place, Mikaelin "Blue" BlueSpruce!
Our guest is a Producer / Engineer who has worked with the likes of Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Taylor Swift, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Maroon 5. Herb lovingly calls him the 6th member of Maroon 5. Please welcome to The Place, Noah Passovoy!
Our guest is the Executive President and CMO of Ausounds - a US-based premium audio manufacturing company that designs headphones & audio products for music creators and music lovers alike. Marcus Sanchez is a dynamic music and marketing executive with over 15+ years of experience in analyzing entertainment and marketing trends and leveraging relationships with executives, talent, content creators, management, and corporations to create new business opportunities between all parties. Please welcome to The Place, Marcus Sanchez!
Our guest is a triple threat - Producer / Artist / Musical Director who was recently credited by Billboard for helping Justin Bieber to create a new format for R&B. Please welcome to The Place, HARV!
Our guest is Dr. Dre's personal engineer as well as the Chief Engineer for Aftermath Records. Please welcome, Quentin Gilkey!
Ask Dave and Herb

Ask Dave and Herb


You've got questions - we got answers. Please enjoy our first ever virtual Ask Dave and Herb episode!
The 2020 NAMM Show was an absolute blast. Please enjoy our discussion with hitmakers Alex Tumay, Louis Bell, and FINNEAS!
Talented Women of Audio

Talented Women of Audio


For those who do not know, the month of March is Women's Month. We have had the pleasure of sitting at the desk with a number of talented women in the audio space from studio directors, composers, executives, front of house engineers, mixing and mastering engineers, producers, songwriters, and more. Please enjoy a compilation of some of our best moments with some of the most talented women in music! Featuring: Sylvia Massy (Producer / Engineer) Erika Ender (Songwriter) Jenn Decilveo (Songwriter / Producer) TRAKGIRL (Producer / Entrepreneur) Marcella Aracia (Mix Engineer) Amanda Davis (Front of House) Sarah Schachner (Composer / Producer)
We’re throwing it back to an absolute must-see. He is hands down one of the hottest mixers in the game right now. With mixing credits on tracks like “Despacito”, Rosalía’s “El Mal Querer” album, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, as well as countless tracks and albums for artists like Justin Bieber, Chris Brown, Kehlani, Rae Sremmurd, and many more. Please enjoy our conversation with the one and only, Jaycen Joshua!
Our guests are great friends of the show — they are the founders of one of the hottest plug-in companies in the game, Leapwing Audio, as well as both creating music in the Latin space. Meet Emiliano Caballero (Producer, Mix Engineer, Co-Founder) and Robin Reumers (Mix/Mastering Engineer, Co-Founder). You’re at the Place!
He is an award winning producer behind albums like Lady Gaga's "Born This Way" as well as a number of multi-platinum hits for artists like Rihanna, Sia, Bruno Mars, Steve Aoki, and more. Fast-forward to now, Garibay has transitioned into Entrepreneurship by taking his 20+ years’ experience in the industry and developing an innovative curriculum that establishes a personal experience for individuals to grow creatively. Learn more about The Garibay Center as well as Fernando's esteemed career as we sit down with the man himself, Producer / Songwriter / Entrepreneur, Fernando Garibay!
He is a Producer / Mixer / Engineer who's credits range from Alabama Shakes to War on Drugs, Beck, Kacey Musgraves, and more. Please welcome to the desk, Shawn Everett!
She is a Composer and Producer who's credits range from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Anthem, Assassin's Creed Origins, to Travis Scott's "JACKBOYS" and 070 Shake's "Modus Vivendi". She also works with the legend himself, and good friend of the show, Mike Dean (stay tuned for a surprise towards the end). Please welcome to The Place, Sarah Schachner!
At the young age of 25, he is one of the industry's most sought after producers. You know him for tracks like "Nice For What" (Drake), "MotorSport" (Migos, Cardi B, Nicki Minaj), "Butterfly Effect" (Travis Scott), and many more. Please welcome to The Place, MURDA BEATZ!
Kobe Bryant Tribute

Kobe Bryant Tribute


A tribute to the legendary Kobe Bryant; gone too soon.
They come from two very diverse backgrounds — their paths drawn together under the mentorship of Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Leon Thomas III has his roots in acting, appearing as young Simba in The Lion King on Broadway as well as appearing in films like “August Rush” and various Nickelodeon tv shows. Khris Riddick-Tynes hails from the influence of a musical family and an educational background, as he is currently finishing up law school. Together they are The Rascals — Grammy Award Winning Producer Songwriter duo behind Grammy Nominated “Gold Roses” by Rick Ross ft Drake, Grammy Nominated “Being Human In Public” Jessie Reyez, as well as tracks on Chris Brown’s “Indigo”, Kehlani’s “While We Wait”, and many more. Please welcome to The Place — The Rascals!
Get to know the good people behind one of our favorite pro audio companies, Sweetwater. Please welcome to The Place, Mitch Gallagher (Editorial Director) and Mike Picotte (Senior Sales Engineer and Artist Relations)!
He is Grammy nominated for Best R&B Album as well as Best R&B Performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. We are honored to bring you Part 2 with the multitalented Artist / Songwriter / Producer, Anderson .Paak!
He is Grammy nominated for Best R&B Album as well as Best R&B Performance at the 2020 Grammy Awards. We are honored to bring you the multitalented Artist / Songwriter / Producer, Anderson .Paak! This is a 2 part episode so check back next week for the follow up to this amazing interview. Also as a Holiday treat, we teamed up with Splice to give you 1 month free access to Splice Sounds 100. Click the link below, enter the code and drop your feedback in the comments. CODE: pensado100
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