What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Have an open mind and be ready for constructive criticism. I take my craft very seriously and do not have a problem naming issues where I see them.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My U5, MG Custom Bass, C414, UA Preamp and my Lunchbox.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I started recording in professional studios when I was 15 and have done hundreds of sessions since then. I started mixing and doing my own productions about 15 years ago. My current full-time gig is with the US Army, where I work as a live engineer, live audio recording and mixing prep for YouTube videos.
How would you describe your style?
Big and Clean
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Dave Grohl, Phish, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars
Can you share one music production tip?
In order to get the best takes; before tracking, practice recording with your iPhone to get accustomed to seeing the red light.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Instrumental, backing tracks, Jazz and Jam Bands
What's your strongest skill?
Critical Listening and Arrangements
What do you bring to a song?
A wide range of stylistic experience.
What's your typical work process?
For my original projects: write, record and track, edit, simmer and mix
Tell us about your studio setup.
iMac with Mackie Nearfields. UA 2-610, Golden Age Project, Alctron, Avalon and Behringer X18 Preamps. Waves Plugins, Logic Pro X and a host of custom basses.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
All of the masters of course, as well as Ben Folds and the Jam Bands
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Completing songs, YouTube video backing tracks and radio commercials