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Interview with Lake Effect Studio
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
well, my own music, I do the majority of songwriting, arranging, recording, mixing and mastering for my band. I'm my own toughest critic.
What are you working on at the moment?
A few rock projects and some great singer-songwroter stuff as well as always writing and recording my own band.
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Because it's too good now, much easier and buget friendly. That being said if I could track to Tape and Mix in the Box that would be the bees' knees.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will do my absolute best to bring your song to a leval you could not reach alone.
What do you like most about your job?
Getting to hear great music FIRST!
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Why doesn't it sound like such and such band.... The answer is becuase YOU are NOT Them.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone can do it.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to my samples... Disregard genera and do you like what you hear?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My guitar, 5 years worth of strings, 5 years worth of Picks a solar powered tape recorder and 5 years worth of cassettes. Because it might all survive lol.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Been playing music 22 years and Recording Most of that time
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Ken Andrews because I love everything he touches
Can you share one music production tip?
When tracking, PHASE... Phase... phase...
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, Punk, Metal, Singer-Songwriter
What's your strongest skill?
Sifting through the shit to find what's under it all.
What do you bring to a song?
I'm a guitarist who sings by trade, I love a great bass player and my favorite thing to mix/record is drummers.
What's your typical work process?
Build a strong foundation and Record it RIGHT the first time.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Pro Tools based
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Big fan of Joe Barresi, Ken Andrews can do NO wrong, Jeff Martin and all The Tea Party stuff. Love everything from Black Metal to OLD country. I like DIY!!! Guys who make their own records top to bottom are my favorite. Shoegaze makes me happy and if you follow trends you're walking the wrong path.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Tracking, Mixing and Mastering