Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Pride is in the eye of the beholder, each work I do brings memory's of the days that we accomplished the work. While some of it is one off's with regional acts and nationals from time to time each recording has some unforgettable passages that cannot be replaced or replayed in the same way.
What are you working on at the moment?
transfers from live shows from last week.
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Analog capture, threw mics and cables , digital routing and mixing and storage. that's what I own and seems to work fine for what my customer base can afford.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will save your data multiple times so we don't have a bo-bo during your session.
What do you like most about your job?
the freedom of expression, a diversity of clients to gain knowledge from. to experience instruments from different cultures.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
what dates do you have available for production work? I look at the calendar and reply with what dates are available.
Do you have any guitar strings i can use? i forgot mine. yes i have ghs and ernie ball in the office.
Do you have a fridge for our drinks ? yes and I have some water as well if you need it.
can we take brakes in the lounge ? yes and we can order pizza or Chinese if we go long with the session.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
depends on who you ask . it is what it is and it dose take time depending on the type of work you are trying to accomplish.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
can I help you obtain what goals you have set for your self with the work we will do together ?
What is your short term and long term goal with your brand of music that you are developing ?
are you willing to learn what you are not aware of in the music business ?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
be honest with your self , don't give up, Practice is what makes it happen. the joy of a musical career is the journey threw the diverse steps to put oneself in a position that is relevant to the talent of the individual. Your song is your individual story in life.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1 A drilling rig to find fresh water with all that it takes to operate it. 30 cases of bottled water to get started.
water purification system, water holding tank.
2 sea rash ions for a extended stay (freeze dried food ) cloths and cleaning supply's
3 sea worthy container turned into a apartment with solar panels and equipment for the installation of a sanitary rest room. a healthy first aid kit and all my standard meds for long term survival.
4 some type of heat and ac for the container apartment.
5 a long range microwave communication device so I could call some one to get me out of there ASAP
audio gear would be of no use on a desert island - survival would be key.... u said gear not audio gear.... LoL
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
1983 to present
How would you describe your style?
the love of music has been a life long journey all styles are relevant to their brand.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Im open to most of them as its a day's work .
Can you share one music production tip?
make sure the mic is plugged in and phantom power is on if need be.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Americana, blue grass, jazz,blues, metal, contemporary gospel, some times Regge
What's your strongest skill?
patience and a willingness to see what the artist is trying to accomplish.
What do you bring to a song?
diversity in suggestion depending on music ganara.
What's your typical work process?
flexible depending on artist requirements
Tell us about your studio setup.
The primary capture recording equipment is
A MIDAS pro 2 C digital console sampling rate 96k
A Klark tecnik 9650 network bridge with DANTE output transferring tracks to the DAW on a AISO platform with low latancy (.6 milliseconds)
mastering for recordings TC electronics Finalizer 96K
DSD master recordings on a tascam 3000 up to 5.6 MHz as well as CD’s masters at 44.1 k
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
the Flectones, king crimson, king diamond, helmet, the dregs, Dave Brubeck, the Walkmen, Army of anyone, Esperanza Spaulding, Frank Zappa, John Cowan, Jerry Douglas, Wynton Marcelles, David Wilcox, the Ark band, and many others.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
multi track recording, mastering, transfers, some sequencing.