Analog or digital and why?
What Sounds Better?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise I will dedicate myself to your project and your vision and capture it in the best way possible and you will see return in a timely and efficient manner.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Ever since I first started recording I knew it was what I wanted to do as a profession. I have been running my own studio out of my house since the first band I started in high school and I plan on continuing to do music and audio work for the rest of my career.
How would you describe your style?
I have a very pop/rock oriented style of mixing. Loud and powerful vocals and drums usually characterize my mixes.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock and Pop Rock are my ideal styles. I have experience in many others from Classical, to A Cappella, to Acoustic Singer/songwriter, but Rock/Pop based styles are my favorite to work on.
What's your strongest skill?
Recording and mixing Rock drums is my favorite thing to do.
What do you bring to a song?
As an experienced guitarist, drummer and musician, I understand artistic expression and I know how to capture it in its best light. Being knowledgeable about arrangement, songwriting, and production allows me to think about a project from all angles and get the best final product possible.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I work in a project studio setting but pride myself on producing professional level products. Using high quality microphones, preamps, and A/D conversion, everything that I record is top end quality and of course the source sound is key. I have worked with my setup for 5+ years now and I know it better than anything, which is what allows me to get the quality I do.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I am inspired by anything that strikes an emotional chord in me. From a song with lyrical genius to one with pristine production quality or a powerful arrangement. From a production, mixing, and songwriting standpoint I have been most recently inspired by bands such as The Wonder Years and Small Pools.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I have been lucky enough to see many of my projects through from beginning to end, which always helps to learn and understand the artist's vision from the get go. As a musician myself, I bring a good amount of experience to the table at any point of the process, whether it is tracking, production, or mixing.