What are you working on at the moment?
Numerous projects at Radio Memphis
Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
Analog or digital and why?
Both. Analog for warmth and digital for ease.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
That you will leave having all your expectations met and beyond; not walking away with something that could not be done.
What do you like most about your job?
Positive energy and fun times. Quiet time as well.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Prices. Check the website.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What are you planning to do with the songs once finished?
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
Graduated from Full Sail University in December 2000 in Winter Park, FL
How would you describe your style?
Can you share one music production tip?
Pre-production is your best friend. Work out tempos and timing.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Americana, soul, blues, rock
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
Creativity when producing, the best possible capture when recording
What's your typical work process?
Stay busy! Short breaks.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Computer Recording / DAW
Pro Tools 12.4
Black Lion Audio DIGI 002 R XB Mod
Digidesign Command 8
Black Lion Audio Micro Clock MkIII XB
Glyph GT 050Q 1 TB
Avid Pro Tools Custom Keyboard
Samsung 27" video monitor
Mac Pro Mid 2012: Dual 6-Core 2.4GHz
HD: 480GB Mercury EXTREME Pro 6G SSD
OS X 10.9.5
~Record up to 18 tracks simultaneously~
Black Lion Audio Auteur two channel preamp (x2)
Black Lion Audio modified Focusrite OctoPre Platinum with ADAT option
dbx 386 Dual Vacuum Tube preamp via S/PDIF
**Michael Joly custom modified**
**APEX 460 with MJE-K47 capsule** = ((Telefunken AK-47 clone))
**MXL 603 Ultimate SDC Mod ** = ((Neuman KM-184 clone))
**MXL 990 Hulk ** = ((Neuman U-87ai clone))
MJE-384 Matched Pair
AKG C414 MXII (x2)
Sennheiser 421-II (x2)
AKG SE 300 B (x2)
Shure Beta 52 A
Shure Beta 58 A
Shure SM-58 (x2)
Shure SM-57 (x5)
Audio Technica AT 3525
Audio Technica AT 4041
Black Op Distortion
Black Shiny Wah
Green JRC Overdrive
MPX Native Reverb
Reference 3 Suite w/ XRL mic
CLA-2A Compressor / Limiter
PuigChild 660 & 670
Studio Classics Bundle:
API 550A - 3-band Equalizer
API 550B - 4-band Equalizer
API 560 - 10-band Graphic EQ
API 2500 - Stereo Compressor
SSL Master Buss Compressor
V-EQ4 4-band equalizer
V-EQ3 3-band equalizer
JBL LSR2328P (x2)
JBL LSR2310SP - Subwoofer
Bryston 4B Power Amp
Yamaha NS-10M Studio (x2)
Yamaha Q2031B - Dual 31-Band 1/3 Octave Graphic EQ (x2)
Control Room / Power / Headphones
Presonus Central Station with talkback remote
Monster Power Pro 3500
Furman PL-PLUS C power conditioner
Furman HDS-6 Headphone Distribution
Furman HR-6 Headphone Mixer (x5)
Direct Sound EX-29 Extreme Isolation Headphones (x5)
AKG K-77 Headphones (x2)
Sennheiser HD 202 Headphones (x4)
Hum-X Ground Loop Eliminator (x2)
Furman SS-6B (x2)
APC Back-UPS BR1500G 1500 VA Tower
Cables / Snakes
Evidence - The Melody & The Lyric HG
Black Lion Audio - premium digital cables
Monster - Performer 500
Telefunken - STMC XLR
Pro Co - custom designed wall plate (x3)
Auralex Acoustic Treatment
Auralex Gramma iso riser (x2)
Auralex SubDude II
SE Electronics RF-X Reflection Filter
1980's Dean Markley RM-80-DR Guitar Amp
Ensoniq - Mirage DSK Keyboard / MIDI Controller
Whirlwind 20dB mic pad (x4)
Whirlwind 40dB mic pad (x4)
String Swing wall mount guitar hanger (x5)
Radial Pro DI
Radial Pro D2
Live Recording Set-up
Pro Tools 12.4
Apple Macbook Pro - 13" 2.53 Ghz, 8 GB RAM, OS X 10.10.5
M-Audio Profire 2626
Presonus Digimax D8
Glyph GT 050 320 GB
Furman PL-8 Series 2 power conditioner
ART S8 - 3 way, 8 channel microphone splitter (x2)
Pro Co - 16 channel XLR snake with 4 TRS Returns - 50 feet
Hosa - 8 channel XLR snake - 23.1 feet (x2)
Hosa - 8 channel XLR snake - 9.9 feet (x2)
Black Lion Audio digital cables
~Record up to 16 tracks simultaneously~
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Gabriel Ross, Dave Cobb, Buddy Miller, Les Paul, Chips Moman
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Studio recordings and mixing for bands, radio interviews/on-air performances, and live performances on location.