Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Cutting vinyl for 10 albums by the Rolling Stones. They are my heroes. Also working on the "Smile" project for Brian Wilson. I cut the best sounding purist vinyl LP's and mastered a side of unreleased bonus tracks. That album sounds wonderful.
Analog or digital and why?
I live in both worlds. I cut vinyl masters and use digital processing to master creatively. Digital sounds really good these days.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
To respect their mixes and make them sound more like themselves than before. Bring out the best the recording has.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting new artists & hearing great new music.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone can do it. Recording and Mix engineers included.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Have you checked your mixes on a wide variety of monitor systems?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Good move! I can provide fresh perspective on your mixes.See my You Tube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK69xCijGQjbmypSY4p2erQ
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A working electrical outlet, Snell type 1 monitors and Bel Canto mono block amps,a great computer, full software suite, loaded refrigerator.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I have been mastering for 35 years. I did lots of live front of house mixing, EQing live concert recordings and listening to as much live music of all types as possible.
How would you describe your style?
Patient, perceptive, able to take direction, respect the client, able to speak what I believe.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
David Crosby, great voice, great attitude.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Any kind of music you can imagine!!
What's your strongest skill?
The ability to hear what a mix needs to come alive.
What do you bring to a song?
Please see my You Tube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK69xCijGQjbmypSY4p2erQ
What's your typical work process?
I listen to the provided mixes. Try a variety of tools to improve the sound. Modify as much as necessary and as little as possible. Repeat.
Tell us about your studio setup.
It's a great sounding home studio that translates well to the outside world: proven time and time again.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Bob Ludwig & Bernie Grundman
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.