Music has been my profession for 16+ years, and a hobby for over 20. I started in the live sound field, but have switched over to recording as well. I offer full service recording options, as well mastering and mixing previously tracked projects.
- playing bass for 22 years and can add parts if you're in need
- lead singer in multiple bands, back ups and harmonies in those projects as well. Would love to add vocals your track
- samples for any service available available upon request.
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Interview with Rome - AL&M
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. Analog has it's merits, but for me, I like options. There's no one magic bullet. Some guys insist on this set up, or that chain...and that one way might work perfectly sometimes or even most of the time. But I like having the flexibility to adapt to whatever the project throws at me.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure they get your vision. The mix isn't gonna hit unless you and your engineer are on the same page. Take the time to find the right person to work with.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Tough...but give me my board, laptop, M50's, HS8's, and if I'm cheating, a pair of AKGC1000s. I should be able to get the job with that.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: This is it. I've been working around sound and music for all of my professional life. I've only done that because I care. I've met some engineers that just do it for the paycheck.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Get. The. Take. There's been a bit of a trend for clients to assume I can fix it in post. I, however, run by the motto: garbage in, garbage out. editing has it's place, but there's no recreating the magic of the right take on the right song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on rock mostly. Indie, Heavy, Punk, acoustic... I've worked with a lot of different genres. I have also worked with other genres, like jazz and hip-hop, and enjoy those as well.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My biggest strength is honesty. I don't like wasting my time or my clients, and I don't like settling for less than their best. If I think there's a better take, I don't mind working until we get it. Or if we need to revisit the project after some more rehearsal, that's fine too.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Currently use Studio One 4 Professional, and one of the studio live mixers for tracking and mixing. I use their Eris 5 for editing, and Yamaha HS8's for final mixing. I also use Audio Technica ATH-M50X for reference.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Most of my clients have been in the live sound arena. I appreciate how every job offers a unique set of obstacles.