What type of music do you usually work on?
Dance music and different subgenres of rock music.
What's your strongest skill?
My ability to adapt to different genres.
What do you bring to a song?
I provide a part that fits the context and emotional content of a song as closely as possible. I have experience in most forms of popular music, and can emulate most artists on instruments in terms of tone and technique.
What's your typical work process?
I usually have a client send me a stereo Wav. file, and then I record whatever instruments are requested in my Pro Tools setup. For guitar and bass I provide both a 100% dry direct track, as well as one through an amp or amp sim. For vocals I usually provide just a dry track, but can add plugins if it is requested. For keyboards and programmed drums I provide a Wav. file as well as a MIDI track to the client. I can give multiple revisions of each instrument to ensure that the client is satisfied and ask for feedback during the process.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I run a Pro Tools 12 setup on an Apple 6-core Mac Pro. I use an RME Fireface UCX, Yamaha monitors, a Yamaha sub, a Sure SM7. I run plugins from Avid, IK Multimedia, Joemeek, Softube, Peavey, Melodyne, and Toontrack.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Recording artists who inspire me are Jimi Hendrix, Savant, John Williams, Justice, and Scott Henderson. I am also inspired by recording engineers such as Eddie Kramer, Ted Templeman, and Andy Johns.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
The most common work I do is recording guitar, bass, and vocals for other artists' recordings. I have experience recording for pop, rock, EDM, metal, country, funk, blues, and classical music.