I've worked on Grammy Award winning projects as a sound engineer and musician! In post production for films I've done ADR, Sound Design and Foley, Re-Recording mixing as well as Production Mixing with a boom and lavs. Worked pro studios, but my home studio, SHADOW BOX STUDIO, has everything needed to produce great sounding music or film projects!
Mac Pro based studio with Apollo Quad interface, 3 monitors
NS-10's with sub-woofer,
Universal Audio and Wave plug-ins,
large diaphragm mics , lavs and shotgun mics,
Native Instruments Ultimate collection,
Pro Tools 12, Logic Pro,
4 track field recorder with boom
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Interview with Joe Romersa SHADOW BOX STUDIO
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: John Prine "The Missing Years" I engineered and played drums on won a Grammy in '91!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Just finished some mixes for a band. An ADR project dubbing English to a Spanish for a self help video. And music and sound effects for a live theater show!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: I'm new here, let me get back to you on that once I get settled.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I use warm analog mic pres but that's about it. Everything ends up digital anyway!
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: You will be more than happy with my sound, or should I say, your sound! Promise to have it done when I say it will be done.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Capturing a moment in time, a performance and the good times with talented people!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: What's my experience? I tell them I've recorded just about everything there is to record and can make sounds no one has heard before if called to do so! Many films and albums to refer to for samples of my work.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just push buttons and mover faders.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you looking for? When do you need it done?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't look at credits, listen to samples of whom ever you are considering. Talk is cheap and credits are not everything.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A zoom H6 recorder, acoustic guitar, shaker, Boom-Box, Cajon. When can we go?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a sound engineer over 30 years now!
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Paul McCarney, because it's been a dream my whole life to work with a Beatle!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Have a good time and don't distort your recordings! Back up often!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock, Blues, Techno, Folk, Soundtrack, Alternative
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting a great sound on everything I record.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Fresh ears! Production and arrangement ideas! Make sure the vocal is understood!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Work fast and keep a good flow happening!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: It's a fairly simple set up. Mac Pro with a Universal Audio - Apollo Quad 2 interface that has 8 mic pres. I also have many of the UA plug-ins like NEVE and MASSENBERG EQ. Also have Native Instruments 'Ultimate 10 library' with 66 note Komplete Control keyboard. I use Eucon Artist Control for hands on fader use!
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Beatles, Peter Gabriel, Foo Fighters, Bowie and Eddie Kramer, George Martin, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: As a sound engineer. Mixing or tracking. Fixing vocals. ADR and dialog editing.