Recording Engineer, Mixer, and Producer David Schober Passes

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Updated: May 24, 10:21 p.m.:

Schober’s memorial service will be held Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Bartholomew’s Church, located at 4800 Belmont Park Terrace in Nashville.
This memorial service will be open to the public, with a simple reception immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Schober Family GoFundMe for outstanding medical/travel/Houston living expenses or to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

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Music industry veteran David Schober has passed away following a valiant battle with leukemia.

He grew up in Texas and his interest in music began early with exposure to a wide range of music through his parents, both music educators.

After studying music at Baylor University and Media Production at The University of North Texas, David moved to Los Angeles, hoping to break into the world of recording studios. He shares on his personal blog that when he moved to LA, he made the leap “with nothing but a car, a temporary place to stay and the adventure of discovering what could be possible.”

He soon found himself working for Grammy award-winning producer and mixer, Bill Schnee, as his first assistant in his new recording studio. Schober helped open Schnee Studios and assisted the many sessions there which included some of the best artists, players, engineers, and producers in the country as regulars at the studio.

David Schober

After several years, David struck out on his own and began working with Maurice White (of Earth, Wind & Fire), Diana Ross, Tori Amos, Ozzy Osbourne, Ray Charles, Randy Travis, Chaka Khan, Leonard Cohen, LL Cool J, Fleetwood Mac, Toto, Neil Diamond, Jermaine Jackson and others. He also branched out into recording and mixing various scores for TV and Film, including many projects with legendary string arranger and composer, Paul Buckmaster.

After many trips to Nashville to track and mix various projects, David relocated to Music City. During his time here, his work included projects for Josh Turner, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Sixpence None the Richer, Vince Gill, Natalie Grant, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts, Wynonna Judd, Steven Curtis Chapman, RED and Young Buck.

Schober was a member of Leadership Music’s Class of 2012.

David is survived by his wife and four children. The family has asked for privacy during the next few days to allow them to grieve.

Arrangements are pending.


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