Producer, Engineer, Mixer working in Downtown Phoenix.
I have a deep history in music and playing in bands. I was in a nationally touring band for almost 10 years, and have operated a recording studio (Saint Cecilia Studios) in Tucson, Arizona for the past 3 years. I recently got married and made the move to Phoenix.
Originally from Florida, I have made records in studios up and and down the east coast. NYC to West Palm Beach. I've played many instruments on tours and albums alike. I connect with artists easily because I was one. I spent a long time as the musician, and making the transition to the other side of the glass was a smooth and seamless one. I LOVE helping others dreams become reality and joining them on their artistic journey and not letting the technical aspect of things become a hindrance, but rather a tool in hands of a capable engineer.
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Interview with R. Wiliamson Recording
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I try to be a one stop shop. I produce and help get the songs to where they are record ready. I also play many instruments, so I can fill a need musically if needed. I engineer, so I am the one setting mics, and handling all the technical and software side of things. And I mix, so when the project is finished, I can mix the entire thing and prep it for Mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Meldal-Johnsen. Josh Homme. Tchad Blake.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Well, I like to not get in the way of good ideas. That being said, I am pretty liberal in trimming the fat. So I'd like to think that the best ideas always win. I can help make the big thing bigger, the emotional things more emotional and the brighter parts more fun.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Mostly Indie-Rock - Indie-pop. I like the independent musician. More freedom, more artistic, more chances to get cool weird ideas brought out.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Don't expect every song you write to be the one that needs to be recorded. Playing in front of record labels gives you that thick skin. You play 35 songs on an acoustic and they say yes to 8 of them. You record 6.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Honestly, I like working with new artists. Help establish their sound, their thing and what makes them different and new.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing music forever. Toured for 8 years. Played on many records. Producing/Engineering full time for 4 years.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Record player with one vinyl, Sgt Peppers
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Just meet up first before committing. Grab coffee.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Helping bring the things people hear in their head, into the audio world.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: both are neat
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Christopher Ray Roberts.