Analog or digital and why?
Both. They are both great for different reasons and both bring a different feel to the mix.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will put my all into it. I do every time. It will sound good, and I will work hard until you are happy.
What do you like most about your job?
making stuff sound good!
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
computer, apollo, 1073, 1176, midi controller
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
grew up working in recording studios from age 16. Worked at Endless Noise, a music house in Santa Monica, Now I freelance.
What type of music do you usually work on?
mostly rock, metal and electronic.
What's your strongest skill?
What do you bring to a song?
I bring energy, power, and hopefully some epic flare to a song (unless it needs something else).
What's your typical work process?
It's always different, which I love.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a basic pro tools setup at home with some BAE outboard gear and an Apollo interface with UAD plugins, also tons of Waves, Izotope, and Sonnox plugins, etc.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Chris Lord Alge is the person who inspired me to be a better mixer. I also really enjoyed working with Luca Pretolesi, who is an amazing mixer/mastering engineer. I love all kinds of music, but rock, metal, and electronic are my favorite genres.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I can either start with a client or band from pre-production all the way to mastering, or I can come in for the mix process only. Either way works for me. I love being able to make something out of nothing, but I also love taking something that sounds decent and making it really shine. I can produce, compose, mix, and even master if it is a low budget gig.