Analog or digital and why?
Both. They both have their pros and cons.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the ability to take artists' creative ideas and turn them into a reality.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
11 years in live sound and 4 years in mixing and mastering
How would you describe your style?
When it comes to live mixing, or mastering an album in my suite, I strive to create a sound that is truly musical.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Professional equipment and an experienced engineer are crucial when mixing or mastering, however, what truly gives music its heart is creativity and soul. That's why I've put so much effort into creating a studio workflow that allows and inspires the creative process. I provide hassle and stress free communication which allows each artist to focus on creating the sound they want. In addition to my workflow, studio acoustics play a vital role in getting the best possible sound. The suite was designed and tuned to provide the perfect listening environment. This allows me hear and address subtle imperfections and eq problems that would otherwise go unnoticed.
My analog and digital mastering equipment has been carefully chosen to compliment the studio and provide outstanding audio fidelity, balanced acoustics, and excellent studio workflow. My main monitors are John Dunlavy's SCVs, with secondary SCIIIs, and Dynaudio BM5As monitors for near field reference. All equipment cables are gold plated for crystal clear signal pass-through. My primary mastering software is based in Cubase and Waves plugins.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I freelance as a touring live sound engineer along with working on building custom production installations and touring rigs. In addition to these positions, I spend time mixing and mastering live performances and studio recorded projects.