Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I love each and every one of my tracks, they are my children :)
What are you working on at the moment?
Music for a very big theatrical play.
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Each has its merits.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Quality above all.
What do you like most about your job?
The creative process, interesting products and technologies involved.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
They ask "How do you do that???"
I replay, "That's what I do".
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Do not expect me to compromise quality for price :)
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Cubase, Lynx, UAD, Takamine Acoustic Guitar, a good mic and I'm set!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Playing piano, guitars and computer most of my life.
I teach music technology, virtual orchestration, Cubase and sound for over 8 years now.
I produce solo artists and write a lot of music for theater.
How would you describe your style?
Multi Genre Scoring epic chamber music, ha.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
John Williams. because he speaks the voice of god :)
Can you share one music production tip?
Always try to dissect everything you hear in to small grains.
Then rebuild the whole thing yourself.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Hybrid Orchestrations, Electronic and mathcore.
What's your strongest skill?
Virtual Orchestration and the ability to reproduce every Musical Genre and known to man.
What do you bring to a song?
Life, Depth, Story, Development, Polish, Sheen, Width.
What's your typical work process?
I listen. then I respond musically.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Lynx Aurora 8, UAD 2 Quad, API Preamps, Lots of different Mics, Fender Rhodes, a lot of orchestral sample libraries and other great software.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Jerry Goldsmith, Mozart, Gabriel Faure, Meshuggah, Pantera, Dream Theater
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Orchestral MIDI Mockups for Theater, TV, Game & Sample Developers.