I am audio engineer with a passion for all genres of music. I am also a singer/ songwriter/ producer that loves the challenges each song can bring. Ive had the pleasure of working on many style of projects from country to Techn9ne. I believe clarity is key to impact sonically and beyond that the rules are strictly limited to the imagination.
I offer A unique songwriting experience where the client can take their time and allow the magic to happen naturally instead of having to force it. I charge by the project not the hour so money is never the deciding factor in the songs end results. If the idea is ready to track then I offer tracking, mixing, and mastering at undercutting rates because it always so enjoyable to me, it hardly feels like a job. On that note I treat every job to the highest of standards and won't stop until it sounds the way you want it to.
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Interview with Eric Reid (TBMstudios)
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I love string instruments so anytime I get to record them its a thrill. I had a professional cello player last week that replaced the lyrics of some popular songs with the cello and it was a blast
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: producing a Pop album (12 tracks) for a client in boulder
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I sure would hate to miss the advantages of one or the other
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: It will sound amazing
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The other musicians
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Whos the biggest artist Ive worked with. I'll just Tech9ne because he is about as he as it gets.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Its not always easy. In fact it can be very complicated at times
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What end results are we shooting for? Whats the budget and time frame?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Experience is way more important then a degree in this field. I have 4 clients that are audio engineer graduates but come to me to record so they can learn what school can't teach. "how to develop your ear"
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: guitar, microphone, computer, power generator...extra strings (i'll write my lyrics in the sand)
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a musician since i was 13. I went to college when I was 17 but dropped out my sophomore year be in a full-time wedding/cover band. I also did live sound on the side and some recording.I did that for 4 years and then started a original rock group and got to tour the country on and off for 8 years. Between tours I was a full time freelance audio engineer. About 5 years ago I came into the budget to open a REAL studio (not a home studio) and have done nothing but run and operate the facility since.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Easy going. Never in to big hurry that recording or mix suffers. Attention to detail is key
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Dedicated ones with a passion for their art(music).
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Practice is key to flawless studio performances. Using a metronome in practice will pay off big in the time studio
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: All generes I have worked with national artists and regional artists alike in genres such as Rock, Country, Hip Hop, Pop, Metal, and Folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Song writing, production, and mixing
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I am singer songwriter and multi instrumentalist. Whatever slack needs to be picked up in a writing session i am more then capable
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: The first thing we do is ask to the client about what exactly they are wanting to be with their songs. Then we get them there . Radio Ready
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is a custom built a facility built specifically for recording and post production needs. It is filled with exact same outboard her you will find in major studios in LA or New York. We use Protools HD systems and spare no expense when it comes to our signal chain.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My inspirations are many and constantly evolving.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am full time audio engineer which includes recording, mixing, mastering, song writing and producing.