“David is a master, a teacher of the old school ways to make next school music.... we had a home to play and create ...he motivated us to produce and gave the needed push for us to make a hard ass album. ~Rebel Sun (vocals)
"Making music at Dylanava studios is pure magic...master Ivory took us through a journey into music , we found out things about ourselves we didn't know exist...the great Mind and Soul of Mr. Ivory ,his incredible crew and the beautiful atmosphere at the studio led us to making a great record and
into an experience we will never forget" ~Ori Winokur (bass)
"Working with David completely changed our views on live band production and the importance of team work within the group. he turned us from being 'little islands' of individual players trying to get noticed each on their own into a band in the true sense of the word, a group of musicians working together putting their egos aside and focusing on the communal effort to create the best music we can. It doesn't matter which genre of music you're in to, this lesson is one of the most valuable ones a band can get. David knows how to actually make you face the facts,work hard on it and achieve your goals as a band and as an individual musician. now that is simply priceless." ~Yuvi (guitar)
HALESTORM (Atlantic Records)
“David Ivory took a chance on us when Arejay and I had just lost half of our band. I learned more about myself as a songwriter and vocalist in those first 6 months than I could have on my own in 2 years. He really helped accelerate the process! Not to mention, providing a studio and producer at our fingertips. David is someone who believed so whole heartedly in what we can do and saw something in us, even in our rawest state.” ~Lzzy Hale (guitar, vocals)
SILVERTIDE (J Records)
"Dave Ivory, a true rebel and leader in a world of followers." ~Walt Lafty
"It's been an incredible year. I feel like David (Ivory) brought out more from us musically than we knew we had – he totally refined and helped define our sound" ~Susie Keynes (guitar, vocals)
"[Ivory] understands us. He should write a book, the Psychology of Producing. He has worked out how to get the best of each of us individually. He'll come in on preproduction, waving arms, shouting, 'Cut two bars here and go to the chorus!' And, without fail, it works." ~Mel Watson (horns, vocals)
"Working with David is amazing! Not only is he a great producer, he's a great teacher, great musician and has made our whole experience as comfortable as possible."
" David has the knowledge we were seeking, having recorded so many top-notch musicians of similar genres. We thought, 'instead of trying to figure out how to get the kick drum to sound as heavy The Roots' did, why not go to the same guy who recorded them?' We called him up, and his vibe was so down-to-earth and friendly that we could tell this would work, and up to Philadelphia we went..."
"David Ivory invigorates the musical spirit inside the artist. His sense of group individual strengths weaknesses benefits the project entirely as he creates harmony and balance in ways the artists cannot achieve within their own circles. Mr. Ivory earns respect, not through sleight of hand or will-o'-the-wisp words, but through being a genuine human being. Not only does David Ivory understand the music industry, the music industry could learn a thing or two from him."
"We've worked with David a long time and he always brings something new to the table that adds new depth and character to the song or just a quick arrangement change that just makes it all come together and I wonder.... why didn't I think of that?" ~Mike Meyers and Mark Bennett
"I have recorded 2 CDs with David Ivory. The latest being my 2008 release, "Remembrance". I have never been in a more relaxed and creative environment for recording. David is a master at his craft. His suggestions are always a great deal of help in the process. His skills as an engineer and producer are unmatched. The studio itself is in a beautiful location and can deal with any level of musician. My new CD is picking up steam and has garnered some awards that are in no small part due to David and Dylanava Studios. I could not recommend a recording studio or producer/engineer more highly than Dylanava and David Ivory."
"Through our work with David Ivory and Dylanava Studio my band and I were introduced to some of the best musicians in the world and they went on to perform on our CD. A relaxing humor-filled atmosphere with some classic equipment. We didn't want the project to ever end. David gave all of our songs a new life." ~RANGER WILL HODGSON
SKIP DIXXON PD/MD WOCM -Ocean City, Maryland
"Coolooloosh is SMOKIN'! I knew it was an Ivory Productions act just by listening!"