Analog or digital and why?
Both. Im an analog guy at heart, but when it comes to what the people want to hear today, I think you cant skip out on the digital sounds either.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I am on time. Always. I never take a load if I don't think I can get it done when I say I can get it done by.
What do you like most about your job?
I love being in and around music all day every day. I feel blessed that this is where life has brought me and I couldn't be happier with it.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dave Grohl. Hands down. Apart from watching a master work, the amount of brain picking I would do would be so awesome.
What do you bring to a song?
As a former professional musician, I feel like I am capable of bringing a lot of creativity to the table.
What's your typical work process?
I like to get to the studio and put some of my favorite old tunes on to get in a nice zen mood while I get set up. I then load up tracks into protools and get a nice organization set. Setting all my aux channels and color coding everything in place. Then, usually, i'll go to the climax of the song and get a nice basic level set with everything to start sounding good. Depending on the length of the song, number of tracks, and time permitted to do the mix, i'll either start with drums or vocals, as they take the longest to get a solid mix on.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio is in a room thats isolated by pads and foam. I typically run through pro tools out to an interface connected to a 12 channel mixer. I run the mixer to a patch bay that has a few choices of limiters and compressors. The mixer has 100 preset effects from reverb to flangers to phasers and many more. I like to run tracks through the mixer that also has a parametric EQ to give it more of a real sounding feel before finishing the mix in the box.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
As a former musician, I take inspiration from guys that do it all. Dave Grohl never ceases to amaze me. On top of being an outstanding musician, he does so much for the industry. He preserves a part of rock and roll that would be forgotten if it werent for guys like him. Jack White is also a huge inspiration to me for many of the main reasons.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I offer a wide array professional mixing and editing services. I use a combination of outboard analog gear as well as professional grade plug ins. Anything from remixing songs to a freshly recording album. I also offer services in post production video synchronization and sound design.