What's your strongest skill?
Creativity in production, sound design -- I love being able to collaborate on projects with artists to get new and exciting sounds
What's your typical work process?
I like to take time to understand the artist's influences and leave time for creativity and experimentation in the workflow.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Professionally treated room with GIK acoustics and ZenPro modded HS8 speakers. Based around UAD Apollo 8 with a Dangerous D-Box summing mixer. Glyph Storage for archiving projects.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My latest solo project, 'Chaos and Shape'. I worked in conjunction with Resonant Mastering out of Seattle, WA (Fleet Foxes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Head and The Heart) and we were able to really bring it to life!
What do you like most about your job?
Getting to lure the emotion out of a song.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are some of your favorite bands? Who were you listening to during this process? What do you love about those recordings?
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Sam Bean (Iron and Wine) -- Shepherd's Dog is a brilliant production masterpiece and I've always wanted to pick his brain about it!
What type of music do you usually work on?
Indie, Folk, Rock, Ambient, Electronic
What do you bring to a song?
Life, movement, and emotion -- none of us want something that just sounds great, all of our favorite records stir something in us and that's what I spend my time focusing on.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Nigel Godrich, Thom Yorke, Beck, John Paul Jones, Andrew Scheps, Jacquire King, Robin Pecknold, Sam Bean, Ed Brooks, Brian Deck, Phil Spector
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, mastering, tracking, flying in parts