Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
I am especially proud of working with Jacky Vincent and the record we did together for Shrapnel Records. The album as rated #3 Guitar Shred instrumental album of the year by Guitar World magazine.
What are you working on at the moment?
The new mix for Attero Terra, and writing more music for film and television.
Analog or digital and why?
Both - Alanog has its place and sound, but digital make things smoother as far as workflow.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That you will love what I do :)
What do you like most about your job?
I get to work with amazing artists daily.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How fast can you get it done. My answer is usually you will get it when it sounds great :)
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
I don't think there are any.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How fast they need things done.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Dont expect me to rush things. I like to take my time and make sure things are right. Also be available for phone conversations.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Guitar, My Amp, Laptop w/ Protools, Addictive Drums, and Positive Grid Bias
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
25 years, started as a musician and worked my way into production.
How would you describe your style?
Non rushed, attention to details, modern sound with a classic vibe.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dave Grohl cause hes just a massive inspiration and true music fan.
Can you share one music production tip?
A good song is everything, worry about the song.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Professional polish and sound.
What's your typical work process?
I like to hear a rough mix idea to see what the client is looking for. Usually a phone conversation or two to talk about the song, its message and what types of things they are looking for.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work out of many high end studios in Las vegas, SSL, Trident, and Neve Consoles, Lots of outboard gear. My home set up is mainly ITB and used for editing.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Chris Lord Alge, Dave Grohl, Bob Clearmountain, Andy Sneap.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Mastering