Professional songwriter, producer, engineer, with numerous television credits, and international releases. Able to compose, produce and engineer fully orchestrated works in various genres including rock, pop, blues, funk and hard-rock.
- Music Composition & Producing.
- Recording Engineer.
- Mixing Engineer.
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Interview with Gene Rowan
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: My clients often bring existing music for me to produce and engineer. I also compose music for clients in the TV realm.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Greg Wells, Eric Valentine, Josh Homme, Trent Reznor, Sylvia Massey.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work in Pro Tools 11, with an Apollo 16 converter. Pre-amps include UA LA610 tube pre's and Midas XL48's. I monitor through Genelec 8030's. Some of my outboard includes an amazing Klark-Teknik DN410 eq, a Yamaha SPX 990, which I love! and an Alesis Midiverb4 which is also full of really great sounds.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depends on what Im doing, but I like to have a clear vision of the final product before I start. That means I can work focused and efficient, while allowing plenty of creative space for spontaneity.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unique energy and a sense of excitement, mixed into a professional production.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, and Pop
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't look, listen.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started out as a touring guitar player, and when I wasn't doing that I got into touring as an audio engineer. At some point scoring fell into my lap and I became a studio rat. Iv been doing music for professionally for 17 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Les Paul Standard, a LA610 pre, a Laptop, and an interface.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Lets make sure we're a good fit, and be ready to communicate freely.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking to get out of this and what is your final goal.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creating, self expression, collaboration.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise an enjoyable venture with transparency, positivity, and productivity.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both, they have unique values that are highly useful in the creative process.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Original music for TV show.