I'm a guitar player of over 25 years and play mostly blues, jazz, and funk. I also compose orchestral and chamber music as well as create acoustic-electric soundscapes for "Mikautadze Dance Theatre", a not-for-profit modern dance company my wife and I started in 2008, and where I'm the Musical Director. I'm a graduate of Berklee College of Music where I studied Composition and Film Scoring. I'm very active musically and have a home studio with tons of hardware and software where I record and produce music for the various projects I work on. I'm honored to be able to use my experience and knowledge to help my customers find solutions for their music and audio based needs.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1291E-mail David
Berklee College of Music, Avid Certified, Apogee Certified, Focusrite Certified... in fact, more certifications than I can recall! Sweetwater University.
Born in the city of Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia (in Eastern Europe). Moved to NYC at age 5. Moved to Fort Wayne to work at Sweetwater in 2003.
I was an independent audio technology consultant helping studios and individuals configure and upgrade their studios.
DAWs, music software, virtual instruments, guitars, amps, effects, mics, preamps, acoustics, live sound.
It's not really music based, but I really enjoy YouTube. I've learned so much from watching all the educational videos, some of which upgraded my skills in various areas of my professional and artistic life.
Fender strats, Gibson 335, Washburn J6 hollowbody, Cordoba nylon string guitar, Yamaha G3 baby grand, Fender/Vox/Roland amps, Line 6 and a million other effects pedals, PC running Sonar X1 with tons of virtual instruments, Shure/Sennheiser/Mojave mics, RME/ Presonus/MOTU interfaces, JBL LSR monitors, CME 88-key controller, Launchpad.
Love to play chess, read, meditate, photography, photoshop, and play A LOT of music.
Keep your dreams alive and always move towards them.
I don't really have heros but here are a few people who have inspired me: Igor Stravinsky, Vincent Van Gogh, Stephan Mallarme, John Coltrane, Mile Davis, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bach, Stephan Hawkins, Picasso, John Williams, Martin Luther King Jr, Gandhi.
Since I speak with hundreds of people a week, my communication skills have improved immensely, especially in the area of really listening to what someone is saying. That has affected the rest of my life in a very real and positive way.
David Mikautadze was very good and helpful , and knew his gear. Fast shipping and free with good sales people and huge stock made this a great experience.
Randy from Amarillo, TX
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA