Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Taylor Larson. His mixes stand out in a sterile metal field. He manages to sound heavy and organic and brings music to life.
What do you bring to a song?
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Guitar work, mixing.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Musicman, laptop, speakers, Kemper and my picks. I could record an album with this.
How would you describe your style?
Imagine a heavier blues style of Joe Bonamassa mixed in with the fast, creative lines of Petrucci and co with the taste and melodic riffs of Jerry Cantrell. Well, it's a big ask but that's what I'm striving for :)
Can you share one music production tip?
You cannot fix a bad source. To play better is to sound better
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most of the rock and metal styles you can think of
Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac based with Adam A7X monitoring system. Logic X with a variety of professional studio plugins and instruments. Kemper profiler, various guitar pedals and effects. A collection of high end guitars from Fender, Gibson, Musicman and Ibanez in a variety of turnings.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Guitarists: John Petrucci, Doug Rappoport, Jerry Cantrell, Wes Hauch, Brent Hinds...
Bands: Dream Theater, Alice in Chains, Periphery, Lamb of God, Zappa, Steely Dan...
Producers: Joe Barresi, Taylor Larson