What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I studied at Berklee College of Music (2009-2013). During my college career I recorded guitar on multiple Music Production & Engineering projects and performed with several artists ranging from Rock to Blues to Jazz.
After I graduated, I moved to Nashville, TN, with my band at the time, The Hypnopompics. We played several shows around the Nashville and Franklin area.
In 2014, I moved to London, UK and have been doing session work, wether it be live performances or studio sessions, for artists of all genres, as well as, writing and recording my own material.
What do you like most about your job?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
macbook pro, saffire Pro40, a pair of head phones, sm75 and sm58
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Tingsek, cause I'd love to pick his brain on songwriting, performance and producing.
Can you share one music production tip?
Organised Project Folders (colour coding, naming tracks etc) is key to good work flow.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Soul/R&B, Blues, Rock, Pop
Tell us about your studio setup.
My studio set up is fairly simple but I use it to its full potential.
Set up includes:
MacBook Pro (15" Retina)
Focusrite Saffire Pro40
dbx 166sx Compressor/Limiter
Logic Pro X
Focusrite Plug-in Suite
Shure SRH440 Mix Headphones
Beyer Dynamic Open Back Mixing headphones
TANNOY Reveals 802
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Musicians: Allen Hinds (Guitarist), Allen Stone (singer/songwriter), Stevie Wonder, Questlove, Pino Paladino.
Mixing Engineers: Andrew Schep, Yoad Nevo and Graham Cochrane.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
My most common type of work is recording guitar parts for young independent artists, providing them with high end guitar recordings for their demos/albums.