Hi, I'm an Austin-based guitarist, recording artist. Me and my band "The Tribe" tour all year in the US and EU. When I'm at home I work with other artists. I have produced songs and albums for various artists in different styles, ranging from full band live sessions to full sequencer-based arrangements.
I am a classically trained producer and guitarist and have been working professionally for over 15 years. As a guitarist, I have won several prizes including 3 Downbeat Awards for "Best Rock/Pop/Blues Soloist" in the years 2008-10
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Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Recorded the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. Mixed it for a public performance honoring Mozart's birthday in Vienna in 2006.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My next album
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Best of both worlds
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will have a better song/arrangement/recording after you walk out of my studio.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I'm just a longhaired rocker
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you want to achieve with this song? Where do you see yourself?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: 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.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: a guitar, a macbook with a UAD Apollo, a condenser Mic, and a radio operator station - so I can get off the island again!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 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
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: smooth, cool, mature
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: 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.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: rock, pop, funk, roots music, jazz classical
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: visualisation, making a vision come to reality
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: great sense of melody, deep knowledge of theory and harmony, great tone and instinct as a guitar player, experienced arranger
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: There isn't a typical process, every project is different
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Mac-based Logic Setup (Logic 7 -10), Universal Audio Quad PCI card, various microphones for full band tracking
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Eric Clapton, Quincy Jones, Lenny Kravitz, Max Martin
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arrange and produce full songs, writing, write and record guitar parts, mix studio and live tracks; scoring, music videos