What are you working on at the moment?
In introduce direct tape-to-disk system and a couple of DIY audio projects.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Usually about records and record cutting , my answer try to be non-tech friendly , but evidently depends on the background of the person that ask.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
We are a cutting room focused on plastic works , we usually do personalized records as well as short run lathe cuts.
Really the lathe cuts are a relatively new discipline in this art of cutting records and I guess was a new one generated by the necessity of the indep. artist and this new possibility more or less affordable in autoedition terms.
I also mix and master music in my Pro Tools 8 HD system (with Digidesign , Waves and Slate Digital software) , usually focused in Reggae , Funk , hiphop . rock and metal in second instance.
Analog or digital and why?
Best of everyone.
What do you like most about your job?
All , sound is my life.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I use a Vinylrecorder T560 for stereo and Presto (K10 and 6N) machines with Grampian and Presto mono cutters.
During next year plan to start in record masters with the Caruso cutter by Flo Kauffmann.
Pro Tools 8 HD 2 , Waves Platinum , Waves CLA compressors , Slate Digital FG-X , until 96 Khz .
Yamaha and Beyerdinamic monitoring.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Really talk about music is not our biz as audio pros , many many engineers and cutters are my reference and guilty of my devotion for this , as Al Grundy (RIP) , Larry Boden , Stan Ricker , C.R Baastians , Duane H. Cooper , Steve Berson , Paul Gold , Peter Copeland , Ulrich Sourisseau "Souri" from vinylrecorder.com , Steve Spinola and all great professionals , cutters and/o colleagues of the Lathe Trolls ( many many for say only a few Mark Robinson "Markrob" , Dr. Dub and co. , Andreas from my45.de , Flo Kauffman , Jvo Studer and Vinylium people , DeepGroove Mastering , Chris Moss , and many many others in the record cutting and mastering art.