Scott is a seasoned music producer and audio engineer who has spent over a decade in recording studios and running FOH for numerous artists, both locally, and touring nationally.
Scott works with musicians to help them see their vision come to life. His calm, laid back approach to recording and mixing, creates the perfect atmosphere for artists to be themselves without the common pressures associated with recording.
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Interview with Scott Stanley
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: C503PO is something I'm particularly proud of. As a recording engineer, I rarely have the time to work and play my own music these days, this project was snippets I played over several years, with many friends sitting in to contribute their talents. Not only do the songs sound incredible and unique, but it also showcases the many people I've supported and have supported me over the years.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Every Artist gets a different treatment, but I always try to be as fun and creative as possible.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Currently I’m finishing up recording and mixing a Full length album with an incredibly talented songwriter and producer, I am working to finish my own trip-hop/electronic music C503PO, and recording and mixing new episodes of 'Songwriters Realm' podcasts, and I just started a great new video series called the Woodland Realm Sessions.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That everyone with a computer can do it. I spent years studying and perfecting my craft.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You need to feel comfortable with whoever you end up hiring to work on your music, its not always a party, there is a lot of hard work involved, people get tired and frustrated, make sure you are working with someone that can inspire you and help you adapt through adversity so you are able to reach your goals.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Learn how to place microphones, then you don't have to EQ or compress things as much.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work out of the Studio of the Woodland Realm. Each session has its own unique characteristics, but its common for me to use ribbon mics or the Violet Flamingo Jr and some tube mic pre's. Manley Force, or LA-610. I use Apogee converters and use Logic as my DAW, but am not limited to any of that.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog for sound , digital for price.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I have always been passionate about music, I get to be involved with what I love everyday.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Over 15 years of professional work experience. I went to school, interned in Nashville, traveled as FOH engineer with several bands, then opened my own recording studio in Portland, OR.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I work in a very traditional recording style, but am very good at adapting to new technology and recording styles.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I like to work with any artists that have passion for what they do.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I spend a lot of time working with singer/songwriters, helping them to develop songs, and finding pro musicians to play on their tracks.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Listening. Not only to the music, but to the artists needs as well.