Analog or digital and why?
Depends on what you're going for. I love the satisfaction of nailing an entire take onto 2" tape, but some prefer punching into pro-tools 25 times to absolutely nail their exact vision. Amazing music has been created using both, and I am comfortable with with either.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Marco Bass and 4 sets of strings!
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
15 years ago, I wanted to play the bass so badly. I was signed up for piano lessons instead, and it was only after working full time for an entire summer (at the age of 12) that I could afford my first bass. I have been playing as much as I possibly can ever since.
Can you share one music production tip?
Pre-production is incredibly useful. Use whatever means you have to record a demo of your songs long before you hit the studio. It sounds obvious, but you will gain a very different perspective listening to your songs than playing them, however horrible the recording quality is.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Rock, funk, singer-songwriter, reggae, and metal
What do you bring to a song?
I bring the funk! Or the soul, or the perfectly timed root notes. It all depends on what you're looking for in your composition. But left to my own devices, I generally lend a funky flavor.
What's your typical work process?
I typically like to first listen to a song or idea in it entirety. By this time I generally start to hear bass lines in my head, learn how to play them, and tweak and compose the bass line until I'm happy with it. Then, I like hearing the vision for the bass (if applicable), the meaning of the song, and any other relevant details. Sometimes this means completely rewriting the part, but more often than not the bass lines that flow through me on the first listen end up being he right fit! I don't know where they come from, but I'm glad they do.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Studio work, filling in for gigs