Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
My favorite project that I worked on was being selected to to compose music for the 2016 TedXBerkeeValencia event in Valencia, Spain. I was selected to write a 2-3 minute piece using the prompt: "Connecting The Dots".
What are you working on at the moment?
I'm currently a full time teacher at the Interlochen Center For the Arts. I teach a Sound Design class about the fundamentals of sound in film including: foley mixing, recording, sound design, and post production editing.
How would you describe your style?
Analog or digital and why?
It doesn't matter as long as the music is amazing
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to to be as transparent as possible
What do you like most about your job?
I like the amount of flexibility it gives me. Through that flexibility I get to meet all kinds of people in the industry
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
Refrences? What are you trying to achieve? What emotion do you want to portray?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Work with someone that you've had the opportunity to talk to. Don't just hire someone because of their massive list of credentials.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My Macbook Pro, My Akai MPK49, and my AKG K240 monitor headphones. Nothing Else
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Ever since I was a child, I always wondered how much got onto the radio or onto a Cassette or CD.
I graduated from the Florida State University with my B.M. in Violin Performance. However, I worked on mobile recordings for the school to record audition tapes and recitals within the campus. This got me into the world of audio engineering. I started realizing the demand and began to make more money doing these mobile recordings than violin gigs.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Charlie XCX: Her Songwriting is always catchy and punchy
Carly Rae Jepsen: Her Songwriting is always catchy and punchy
Cashmere Cat: HIs musical style and production is just so different and unique
Can you share one music production tip?
Trust your ears.
What type of music do you usually work on?
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
What's your typical work process?
It depends on the the project, but it mostly begins by listening to the clients project.
Tell us about your studio setup.
My Studio setup is simple, but works for me and my workflow. I run Logic Pro X
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I most commonly work with music artists of the independent variety who want to have a personal and professional relationship with an audio engineer they can rely on .