Award winning mixing and mastering engineer, producer, & songwriter. Studio designed to both track and master.
American Advertising Federation Addy award wining creator and producer of jingles for radio and TV. I have years of experience recording bands and demos for songwriters. I have a team of top professional session musicians and vocalist.I can guide you through the recording process. All I need is a raw demo & your concept. The end result is song ready to be released. I have a state of the art digital recording studio with professional mixing & mastering software. Huge collection of sound samples.Team of top session musicians and vocalist.
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Interview with Tunesmith Studio
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The current project. It's been great because I'm engineer and producer. The client has a major label in Mexico interested in his music and is impressed with the quality of the masters.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Album of original songs for a client.. Latin International style.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at this time. Had a lot of local projects this year. Just recently had the time to start marketing on SoundBetter. Will recommend later on as I work with people.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I record digitally but there are analog steps involved. My board is analog then converted to digital.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll do my best to bring your song to life. But remember the harder you work on your part the better the outcome.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: All of the steps but I especially like mixing and mastering.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: How much will it cost? A: It depends on a number of factors. How well is the band rehearsed ? Do you know what you want your song to sound like. Is this for demo a ready for production master?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That a bad performance can be fixed in the studio.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is the concept for your song? Do have a popular song in mind that is an example of the style you are looking for? What's your budget?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Find one with a well trained ear that's more important than the equipment used.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My mixer, strat with a Fishman midi pickup and my studio computer loaded with audio software.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Entered a International song competition, my song made to the finals. That convinced my I could write music professionally. Was in advertising sales so I decided to create jingles. Setup my studio and the rest is history. Started in 1994 back then recorded on Alesis Adats. Later transitioned to total computer recording.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: My personal music leans toward progressive rock. I also write progressive folk similar to Paul Simon.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Al Di Meola. One of the greatest guitar players in the world.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: We can fix it in the mix is a myth. Take care of the basics when tracking and the end result will be satisfying.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: There is no typical. Recorded everything from rap to classical. Currently working on a album of Latin International style songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing and producing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Years of experience and a well trained ear. I like to experiment with new sounds and effects.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Client hands me a raw demo, I create an arrangement, tracking, mixing, mastered song.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: State of the art digital recording. Computer with lots of rams and solid state harddrives. Primary DAW Cakewalk Bandlab. Years of experience using Cakewalk Sonar. Waves mastering bundle. Assorted specialized plugins. Use the East West Sound cloud for samples in addition to the collection I already have. Every type of microphone necessary to record a band.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Alan Parson's audio engineering and production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Jingles I'm also working on a album of original songs for a client.