I've been an audio engineer for 37 years. I've mixed thousands of bands.
I have tons of outboard gear. I've mixed every kind of music you can imagine and I'm always looking for that "new sound."
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What are you working on at the moment?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, but sounds and acts like analog.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will be happy.
What do you like most about your job?
There's no rules.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How to get the most out of their song.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's Voodoo. Lol, it's not.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What's your goal?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have a clear vision to where to want to be. I can help you get there, but the destination is important.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Fender Telecaster, 65 Vibrolux Reverb, Klon, Fuzzface, Tascam Digital Recorder.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Guitarist, singer, songsmith
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
It sounds really clear and does not sound brittle. It just sounds good. If I ever have doubts, I go back to the albums.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Jimmy Page. Production techniques.
Can you share one music production tip?
Listen to the music
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Blues, Indy, Metal, Folk
What's your strongest skill?
Polishing. Hearing things that probably should be there.
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
Tell us about your studio setup.
48 Ch's of IZ Radar 24 S-Nyquist Converters, Sony DMX R100, Urei LA2A, Urei 1176 - A, Urei 1176-D, Teletronix LA3A, 2 - Purple Audio MC76, 2 - Empirical Labs Distressors, SSL G-Series Compressor, Lexicon PCM92, Lexicon PCM96, Lexicon PCM41, Lots more.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Eddie Kramer.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Hearing the music in color. Insipring the artist. Bringing the music to life.