I learn something new every week while working as a musician/engineer/producer. Mostly I'd like to create great music with inspiring, creative musicians.
I've been a professional touring and recording bassist since 1980 . For most of those years I've also been a full time and freelance AV Technician/Live Sound Engineer working mostly in the corporate world, in and around the New Orleans metro area. In 2004, I started my own project studio (Such A Sound Studio) and have been working mostly in the digital domain. Along the way I began composing and producing electronic music in addition to recording, mixing, and producing projects for rock, blues, jazz, folk, singer-songwriter, and classical groups.
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Interview with JLB / Such A Sound Studio
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: With each client, We'll work together on the creative, sonic, and inspirational qualities of each song/project.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: As of late, the producer Dave Cobb has inspired me with his work with Jason Isbell and Brandi Carlile and I'm enjoying the podcast Broken Record with producer Rick Rubin.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: In 2018, I was the bassist, recording engineer, mixer, and producer on the release "Whatever You Do" by 3 Humans. We were a rock band in college in the 80's and got back together for a few days in a hotel room to track, overdub, and mix the project on my iPad Pro mobile rig.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I just finished the 2020 electronic music release's "Almost A Lifetime" by To Be Wonderful and "Hollywood Bicycle Dream" by The Jingle Kings. Also, I've been getting into the fascinating world of composing music for picture and sound design.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Setting up accurate monitors and a flat listening/mixing room is really important.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I grew up on the sound of analog in the 70's and 80's; my first recording gigs were with a Tascam 4-track reel to reel and a Tascam Portastudio. Most of my favorite bands used analog gear but the convenience of digital and the sound/price is to good to pass up. Using a combination of the two seems right to me.