Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Producing the Low Millions, featuring Adam Cohen. The son of Leonard Cohen wrote some great songs. It was fun working with him.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Look around. Read credits and testimonials. Choose carefully. There are a lot of really crappy mixers out there. Choose me, you won't be disappointed.
What are you working on at the moment?
Billy Idol Live CD
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
not at the moment
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. That's a long story. Contact me and I will tell you
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will work tirelessly until you are satisfied
What do you like most about your job?
The music when it's awesome, and I always do my best to make it so.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How much to mix my song? Send me a rough mix to listen to, how many individual tracks are there?, what is your deadline?, somewhere between $500-$1500
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I'm too expensive. You get what you pay for.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Who do you listen to? Why did you contact me? What do you want me to bring to your music? What is your time frame and budget?
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
laptop, guitar, midi keyboard, Tannoy monitors, AKG C24 mic
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been making records since 1980. My career path is pretty much shown on allmusic.com
How would you describe your style?
Professional. Only settle for excellence. Strive to open the door to the artists vision.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
James Taylor. I am a life long fan.
Can you share one music production tip?
If it feels good, and you're not bullshitting yourself, then it is good.
What type of music do you usually work on?
All types. I love pop and pop/rock. I also enjoy singer/songwriter, R&B, Blues, dance/pop, soul, and country/pop
What's your strongest skill?
mixing and music production
What do you bring to a song?
Excellent sensibilities that have been refined over decades of mixing and producing hit records.
What's your typical work process?
I take the files and start mixing. I then present an initial pass for comments. Usually one or two revisions and the client is very happy.
Tell us about your studio setup.
In the box mixing with select outboard
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Eric Clapton, U2, James Taylor, The Beatles
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing and Music Production for the biggest names in music.