Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Recorded the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. Mixed it for a public performance honoring Mozart's birthday in Vienna in 2006.
What are you working on at the moment?
My next album
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Best of both worlds
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
You will have a better song/arrangement/recording after you walk out of my studio.
What do you like most about your job?
I love music.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I'm just a longhaired rocker
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What do you want to achieve with this song? Where do you see yourself?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Music comes first - don't look for features/credentials but look for somebody that can help you get your music out the way you envision it.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
a guitar, a macbook with a UAD Apollo, a condenser Mic, and a radio operator station - so I can get off the island again!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
studied piano at the conservatory age 8-18
studied Music production at University Of Vienna age 19-26
studied jazz at UT Austin 2007-09
professional musician for 15+ years
recording and touring artist since 2007
How would you describe your style?
smooth, cool, mature
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Can you share one music production tip?
Strip the song down to just acoustic guitar and voice, and see what happens. If it's a great song it will work just as well.
What type of music do you usually work on?
rock, pop, funk, roots music, jazz classical
What's your strongest skill?
visualisation, making a vision come to reality
What do you bring to a song?
great sense of melody, deep knowledge of theory and harmony, great tone and instinct as a guitar player, experienced arranger
What's your typical work process?
There isn't a typical process, every project is different
Tell us about your studio setup.
Mac-based Logic Setup (Logic 7 -10), Universal Audio Quad PCI card, various microphones for full band tracking
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Max Martin
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Arrange and produce full songs, writing, write and record guitar parts, mix studio and live tracks; scoring, music videos