Experienced with every step of making great audio market-ready, from building instruments to mastering audio.
Armed with a bachelors in music and a well equipped studio, I'm able to tackle a wide range of audio jobs quickly and professionally. I've been the lead composer on every major Cybercraft Video Productions release, so I'm particularly well equipped for producing film music, however I also have significant experience with sound design, advanced audio repair, and general audio editing/production.
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Interview with Symphoneers
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: David Byrne? He seems like a consummate collaborator, and strongly developed sense of music in all contexts. I feel like it'd be one of the few celebrity collaborations I could pick that would be both educational for me, and yield high quality music.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: I love mixing against -6db pink noise. I think it's a great way to manage gain staging, and highlight either mix or composition problems to do with instrument overlap.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: My last few film scores have been electronic-oriented, although I've been using guitars and brass in some recent projects. I'd love the chance to work on a fully orchestral score again though.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Developing music uniquely tailored for a project. While it might sound relatively basic, many professionals can be surprisingly inflexible in terms of what they can comfortably produce, or simply copy trends. I take pride in the range of my ability.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: And interest in abstract and advanced composition and mixing techniques, combined with a pop/commercial sensibility. Music/audio I work on is often unique, while still having having broad appeal or catchy elements.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It varies significantly, but in general I'll develop some sample tracks for a client to help narrow in on a perfect sound, and then work over the course of a project to refine the selected tracks into something release ready.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a JBL 5.1 setup for mixing. While the primary speaker's just the LSR305, they're a suitably sized speaker for the room. I also have a Behritone speaker for use as a grot box, and AIAIAI headphones configured for mixing. I use a Behringer X-Touch control surface, and have a Saffire Pro-40 for in-studio recording.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Modern composers I love include Chrstobal Tapia De Veer, Brian Reitzell, and Disasterpiece. They each have a distinct compositional style, but also do a wonderful job tailoring that style to each project they work on. I'm deep into EDM, but the clarity in Deadmau5 tracks - both in terms of mix and composition - is always motivational. I'm also a fan of self-starting independent musicians like Johnathan Coulton, Eliza Rickman, and E-Dubble.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The bulk of my professional experience is in composing music for soundtracks, and getting that music sync/release ready. While it's a relatively specific type of job, it's given me a breadth of knowledge, including live recording/field capture, advanced audio editing&cleaning, instrument building, mixing, mastering, etc.