If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Assuming I could power everything, I would bring my computer with Digital Performer 9, my Grace m101 Preamp, Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor, Neumann TLM49 microphone and Genelec Speakers.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've wanted to be a music producer since I recorded my first song at nine years old in my dad's home recording studio. Since then, I've made it my college and professional pursuit to advance my skills and abilities to keep up with the ever-changing music industry.
What do you bring to a song?
Professional sound and creative approach are my main focus allowing the artist to bring to the table whatever ideas they have and I'll fill in the rest to complete the song into their ultimate vision.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Straighter Road Studio features: Pro Tools, Digital Performer 9, Logic Pro, (plugins include but are not limited to: Waves bundle, Lexicon reverb, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX, Ivory pianos, Dan Dean Strings sampled from Seattle Symphony), Neumann TLM49 microphone, Genelec speakers, Alesis speakers, 2 Empirical Labs EL8 Distressors, Mackie 32 channel soundboard, Grace preamp, MicroKorg synthesizer/vocoder, Yamaha keyboards, LP congas and djembe, Martin HD28 acoustic guitar, The Heritage H-150 electric and Vox AC15 amp, Pearl Export Series 5 piece drum set including Joey Jordison signature snare and iron cobra double kick pedal, isolated recording booth with large control room, Video recording room including green screen and professional lighting, Final Cut Pro X