What's your strongest skill?
My strongest skill is that I'm so comfortable with my knowledge of sound, so it allows me to communicate thoroughly with my partner.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My music project 'Wendy', featuring my wife, Wendy Wilson (Wilson Phillips) on vocals. I wrote the music and lyrics, recorded all instrumentation and programming, mixed and mastered the EP which is on sale through Apple iTunes.
What are you working on at the moment?
Sound design for feature film 'Big Legend' and 'Swell', Papa Octopus Productions (2017)
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Digital with a splash of analog.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
Excellent results quickly.
What do you like most about your job?
I love being creative.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
question; What's it like having Beach Boy Brian Wilson as a father-in-law?
answer; It's like having no father-in-law at all!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That I won't work with new talent.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
How do you imagine the result of what I will complete for you?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Pay a little more to hire a pro. There's nothing more expensive than hiring an amatuer.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Guitar, Sennheiser mkh416 microphone, Avalon Mic Pre, Pro Tools, PSP Vintage Warmer comp/limiter
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started out as singer and songwriter for the rock band 'Death Valley Jupiter' (1989-199) and began my sound career as a result of recording my own music. In the 1990's I began working with lots of high profile national artists as sound mixer/engineer. (Artists like 'The Beach Boys', 'Wilson Phillips', 'Randy Crawford', 'Hiroshima' more)
How would you describe your style?
Hip, classic and classy.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I have already achieved my goal to record with my pop star wife, Wendy Wilson of Wilson Phillips. You can hear the results on my Sound Cloud page.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never underestimate the value of proper microphone placement/technique when capturing vocals and acoustic instruments. Why fix it in the mix if you don't have to?
What type of music do you usually work on?
Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, EDM, House, World Music.
I am comfortable in any genre!
What do you bring to a song?
My mixes are dynamic.
I never over-compress my work and I'm very detail oriented.
The smallest things mean as much as the biggest to me.
What's your typical work process?
Organizing, Planning and Executing the plan quickly.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have two independent studios in one.
I use Pro Tools for music mixing and recording and I also use Adobe Audition CC for my film and tv clients.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Rick Rubin is my favorite producer because of his ability to cross genres effortlessly.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Mixing, Editing, Design and Mastering.
I have Produced and Recorded pop star talent for decades and also provide Design and Editing for Independent Film and TV commercials.