I'm a long time live and studio sound engineer, live i've worked with among others ; Grace Jones, LA Style,Rose Royce,Nina Simone,Morgan Heritage.King Bee. My studio has been build and designed as a high end tracking and mix fascillity , later i've added a masterstudio with an analog and digital signal flow.
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Interview with Creative Control
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: a cd that hasn't been released yet and no title available. Tracking, mixing, mastering
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: not yet
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both because both have their plusses and minusses
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That we both going to be happy with the result
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: everything to do with music
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Does it need to cost this much , can't we do it for less? sometimes yes , sometimes no
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: that anybody with a laptop can do it
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Depends on the Client
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Make sure you both have a click
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop,Digico S21,U 87,Avalon 737 and Avalon 747
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 32 years , started out as a live sound engineer and it just grew
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Terri Nunn , her voice is something else
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: never to do things with an unrealistic deadline
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: all kinds however no R&B
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: my ears
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: that depends on the artist
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i start out by listening and expreimenting with mic's and preamp's and getting a feel for the recording and mixing path to follow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: i can record a 48 channel band at once. for wich i have all mic's and extra preamp's so i can select what is best for the sound. For mixing i have all kinds of outboard available and the desk is fully automated .
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Pink Floyd
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: tracking and mixing