Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
The song you can hear in this site, Astral Dance, I produced it and I loved the whole process. Rafael Picorelly composed the basic track, and I then got some of the best players on the planet together by sending digital files forth and back, and arranged, produced, mixed and mastered it. I love that song...And of course the new album "Horizon" by Peter Irock. I had the pleasure to mix and master the album, and to play Sax and flute on the title song. Mixing these songs was a hand full, some of them have 75 stereo tracks, so it is a massive job to get that right. It is a wonderful album and I am very proud to have been part of it.
What's your typical work process?
That depends on the project. If I am just a musician, I will listen to the track a few time, discuss with the producer what he wants and then start, often I do one take recordings. Of course if doubling or tripling is required I will do that. As producer it is of course a different story. I have to hear the band, and then it depends if they already have pre production, is it live or digital, so it really depends on the project.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am producing various albums by various people, one by my good friend and world class drummer George A Johnson Jr
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
I do not know
Analog or digital and why?
Digital, I used to work with 24 track machines and still have that skill, but now things are different.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To create the best sound possible for you in a loving friendly environment for a fair price
What do you like most about your job?
I love music and to produce music, what else can I say
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Do you work for free? No..:)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
It is easy
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you feel about this? How do you see it? Do you like this approach? stuff like that, so they are fully involved.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
check out their work really well, if you feel they know their stuff, get to know them. You must feel comfortable with your producer and you must feel that he has YOUR best interest at heart.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Sax, flute, Computer, Mic , Speakers (but then it depends IF there is electricity
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
46 years since I started at 12 years old as a roadie. I have my own studios since I was 28 years old and I am now 58, and I did everything from playing to producing to mixing to mastering you name it
How would you describe your style?
I call myself a bastard musician/ producer, since I have played and produced so many different styles. My style is THE WOLFMAN style :)
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Prince, he is the best.
Can you share one music production tip?
be sure that the music is the most important part of the process and not the technical stuff. Technical stuff is there ONLY to make the music sound better. Often you find producers or techs who spend a lot of time "working out" techical issue, and the focus on the music gets lost, I hate that.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I always loved a wide variety of music, and so I have produced everything from Rock, to new age to RAP to techno, you name it
What's your strongest skill?
Communication combined with experience, both musically, production wise and technically. I am a hands on producer, I know how to pull a sound, I do not need a studio tech to make things happen.
What do you bring to a song?
My total experience and creativity. I know how to get the best out of musicians, make them feel comfortable and encourage them to be at their best. I usually do my best to keep the feel of a song, the musicians are the ones who wrote the song from their creative heart, and I will bring that out and make it sound great.
Tell us about your studio setup.
it is a small home studio set up but with the best computer with a lot of power, the best software, speakers and microphone. It is amazing which sound you can now pull if you know what you are doing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Gato Babieri, David Sanborn, Prince (love his production) Michael Jackson,
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Producing, engineering, mixing, mastering, Sax and Flute recordings