Forge 78

Mixing, Production and Bass

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Over 25 years of experience in the music industry. I specialize in mixing, production, songwriting, tracking, bass, tour support, and business support (I have an MBA)

Small studio with mobile tracking capabilities. My goal is to help you produce a print that you will be proud of!

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Interview with Forge 78

  1. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  2. A: 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.

  3. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  4. A: My U5, MG Custom Bass, C414, UA Preamp and my Lunchbox.

  5. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  6. A: 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.

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: Big and Clean

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: Dave Grohl, Phish, Ed Sheeran, Bruno Mars

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: In order to get the best takes; before tracking, practice recording with your iPhone to get accustomed to seeing the red light.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: Instrumental, backing tracks, Jazz and Jam Bands

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: Critical Listening and Arrangements

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: A wide range of stylistic experience.

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: For my original projects: write, record and track, edit, simmer and mix

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: 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.

  23. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  24. A: All of the masters of course, as well as Ben Folds and the Jam Bands

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: Completing songs, YouTube video backing tracks and radio commercials

Terms Of Service

Half of original quote required up front, balance upon completion.

Gear Highlights
  • UA 6-10
  • Waves plugin Suite
  • Avalon U5
  • and several Custom Basses
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