Tell us about your studio setup.
I work primarily in Presonus Studio One 3 and sometimes in Cakewalk Sonar Platinum. For mixing, I use a lot of Slate Digital, iZotope and Softube software and hardware including the Softube Console 1 which is my favorite of them all. I have a nice collection of preamps and microphones. The isolation booth, live-room space and mixing spaces are all acoustically treated.
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What do you like most about your job?
I love creating art, and being a part of someone else's creation process to make their vision a reality.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
There are a lot of people out there that do what I do and some of them are perfectly capable from a technical standpoint. What is far more rare is finding someone that makes the process enjoyable, is easy to get along with and makes you feel like a rockstar.
Can you share one music production tip?
Use your ears, not your eyes.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a lot of Christian, Folk, Rock and singer-songwriter projects.
What's your strongest skill?
Manifesting the artist's vision.
What do you bring to a song?
For projects I am recording and/or producing, I work with the artist to think outside of the box and take the art of the music to the next level. For mixing projects, I focus on creating the best possible balance of elements while also helping create the exact vibe the artist is looking for.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Chris Lord Alge, Paul Moak, Rob Graves, Dave Pensado
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Due to the marvels of modern technology, I mix projects for clients anywhere in the world. For local clients or those able to travel, I record/produce projects here in my Toledo, OH based studio. Finally, I also serve as a live sound engineer for concerts/conferences.