What are you working on at the moment?
i'm currently producing an Arabic jazz fusion band from Beirut and Dubai.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
If I take on the project, I will do everything I can to make it the best it can be and wont stop until I know it will compete with anything else out there.
What do you like most about your job?
Its the best job in the world. There are magic moments that can only be created in the studio. when those are captured theres no better feeling in the world.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started off in a great studio in Glendale California called Frontpage Recorders in 2001. There, I worked with many amazing artists (as either Engineer, Mixer, or Assistant engineer) such as Fergie, Bruce Springsteen, JC Chasez, Crooked I, Bone Thugs, Stevie Wonder etc.. From there I went on vacation in Dubai and saw potential in the city to eventually become a music hub in the world. so I stayed and now have my own production company. That choice has been very beneficial as I've gotten familiar with styles of music that I would not have been exposed to if I stayed in LA. While in Dubai I have worked the best in the region on all styles and international acts like Flo Rida, Akon, Go Play the World Vol 1. Vandalye, and more.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dave Grohl because... well...It's Dave Grohl
What do you bring to a song?
Passion and dedication to make each song the best it can be. Also, I have developed a sound over the years that if I would describe it, it would be a Big, Thick, Wall of sound.
What's your typical work process?
It depends on the project. The main thing is to get absorbed in each project and become a fan of it. Every project is different.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I'm currently working in Pro Tools 11 or Logic X. The board is an Allen&Heath ML4000. My near fields vary from time to time but I currently have Genelec 1031's and KRK Rokit8's. For a full Microphone list or any other questions, please ask.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Rick Ruben, Dave Pensado, and Bobby Owsinski are who people who inspire me for many different reasons
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Having my own studio in Dubai has broadened my scope of work quite a bit. While located in the Middle East I have been fortunate to Produce, Mix, and Master for artists around the world from Indie Rock in India, to Reggaeton in Cuba and everything in between.