Originally from Perth, Australia. Live Sound Engineer since 2000. Professional Musician (Guitar/Bass) since 2005. Protool® competency, and I've also spent some time studying Studio Engineering with Analog Tape Recorders at Electrical Audio, in Chicago, USA. My skills with fretted instruments also extends into Lutherie/Live Stage Technician.
Available for Live & Studio work as a Musician or Engineer. No job too small or too large...
Experience with touring as a Live Sound Engineer, and Guitarist/Bassist.
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Interview with KENJI
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My skill-set.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The relationships.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, guitar amp, interface, microphone, and headphones... and cables, capo, accessories, etc.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Listen to what the client wants, and maybe offer suggestions that may help with the workflow. Put down what I feel works, and do some revisions until the results are good.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: A very simple setup of Macbook Pro, Apogee Quartet, and a bunch of quality mics, cables, effects, etc.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm inspired by people in all fields. As a performer/writer: Warren Haynes, Paul McCartney. As a live engineer: Dave Natale, Paul Boothroyd. As a studio engineer: Steve Albini, Andy Wallace. As a luthier: Jim Olson, Kenji Okumura. just to name a couple from each field.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: It varies from time to time. Most of my work over the last few years have been performing and recording. Recently I've been involved in more live mixing.