Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
this one im on now...i brought this girl here from denver co. we had our first major label meeting last week and it looks very very good...her and i wrote everything and i produced it all...
What are you working on at the moment?
songs for a female artist ive been producing. it looks like she is going to get signed by a major label ...i cant name them but a major..its been 3 years in the making...
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
both...just cause you need them both
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
its going to be creative and musical...
What do you like most about your job?
i have alot of jobs...i play live in downtown nashville 4 nights week...who wouldnt love that..
i write, engineer and produce at the house here. working at home is really cool cause i have a keurig...
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
i havent had alot of costomers persay, im always working with artists and songwriters using my gear to take the songs where they need to be. developing the music and using the recordings for an objective view.ive gotten really good at it.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
that its easy...
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
do you like my van halen tattoo
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
be clear on what you really want..unless you are counting on me to use my imagination. then be clear on that.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
2 fly rods 2 fly reels and my fly tying kit
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
ive been writing and recording since i was 16.im 53.i played country with my dad in the 70's i played rock and roll in the late 70's heavy metal in the 80's everything in the 90's and ive been in nashville for 14 years. ive probly learned more in the last 10 years than all the others put together.
How would you describe your style?
ive been through 4 decades of music. my style is what ever infuence is brought to the surface by what im working on at the time. i wouldnt say i have one style. its what the project calls for that decides.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
steven tyler, nashville screwed that project up. i would have done it different.
Can you share one music production tip?
mix in mono
What type of music do you usually work on?
they call it country music but its just contemporary rock and roll to me.
What's your strongest skill?
writing and guitar
What do you bring to a song?
everything i have everytime.
What's your typical work process?
scratch out the song to a click,build the drum track,lay down basic tracks,tweek the drum track,layer guitars,day of vocals,day of comping,layer more guitars after the vocals to taste,tweek the drum track,bgvs,lead guitars,mix.
Tell us about your studio setup.
pro tools 11, apollo twin,waves platinum bundle,api bundle,pro tools stock plugins, ua la610 mk2 channel strip,miktec cv4,rode nt1,akg 2050,tons of mics and guitars and amps,kemper profiling amp,various pre amps focal monitors
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
jimmy page,tom scholz,the local guys here in nash.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
complete raw ideas.guitar tracks and drums