What are you working on at the moment?
Voice over editing, mixing demos and albums for bands, Teaching advanced audio. Playing my 5 string bass to relax.
Analog or digital and why?
Both! Because they both are awesome
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I'll do my best.
What do you like most about your job?
I enjoy making people happy and I love to play with gear, I also like to make music and help make music sound good.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Am I flexible with my rates. Yes
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I can make audio magic.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How can i help you?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
You can feel confident that I will do a good job for you.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Acoustic guitar, laptop with recording software, solar power supply, USB microphone,
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been rocking Pro Tools since version 2.0 1994. I've worked in the News doing audio and camera. I've worked in some pretty sweet studios. I taught all levels of audio production for almost 10 years.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The last big project I worked on was a recording a reggae album. We did 16 songs tracked through an SSL9000j desk through 2inch tape to pro tools. LOTS of great outboard pre amps and compressors. (NEVE, api, UA, tube tech) We tracked through a system called CLASP. this lets you get analog saturation then it's captured multi-tracked into Pro Tools.
How would you describe your style?
Creative, resourceful and efficient.
Can you share one music production tip?
Reach for your faders first not a plug-ins
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Reggae, Metal, Country and dance-pop
What's your strongest skill?
I work a lot .
What do you bring to a song?
A great attitude towards working creatively with others. Lots of experience with different techniques and ideas.
What's your typical work process?
I get up and start working. listening to details individually and as a whole to get the big picture of what i am working on. I make sure all the tracks are cleaned up and I can get the best sounding performance with what I am given.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac Pro 8-core 32g ram, UA Apollo quad, two additional UAD octo cards - lot's of UA plug-ins. Pro Tools 11 HD software. Focal Cm65 monitors.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and editing