What are you working on at the moment?
Mixing a live big band recording.
Analog or digital and why?
I work in either format, depending on the personality of the project.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
There is no substitute for experience.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A beer keg, a years supply of Gummi Bears, any SI swimsuit model, a large hat, and a lounge chair.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been doing this for over 30 years. I started in a small studio , recording jingles.
How would you describe your style?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Yes... they were always unafraid to walk a different musical path.
Can you share one music production tip?
Louder does not mean better.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pretty much, anything. music is music, all is good. The bulk of my work in the last 30 years has been in the Jazz, reggae ,R&B, and rock worlds, but I also do plenty of work in in the classical realm.
What's your strongest skill?
The willingness to explore outside the boundaries to get the desired result.
What do you bring to a song?
Quite often especially in this day, many songs are fairly flat and two dimensional. I try to create mixes that are three-dimensional , open , and alive.
What's your typical work process?
It varies with the scope, personality, and needs of the project.
Tell us about your studio setup.
ProTools based facility, designed with Music and audio post in mind.I also have a fairly extensive remote/live recording setup.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Clearmountain, Alan Parsons, Vangelis, George Martin, Elliot Scheiner, Roger Nichols, Al Schmitt, Ben Burtt, Gary Rydstrom.