Examples of My Recordings
I have a specific goal in mind, and that goal requires investment in tools and ideas that work right.
I've been oscillating between writing, recording, producing, performing and manufacturing music since I was about 13 years old. Before that I was hitting tin cans with popsicle sticks into tape recorders, so I guess it's "in my blood". I'm also a live sound engineer for festivals, a studio engineer, I mix, I master, and handle other post-production tasks. I play drums, guitar, bass, program synthesizers and drum machines, and have played in garage rock bands to EDM projects to somber ambient soundscapes and experimental music. My studio is equipped with all vintage, analog equipment, instruments, vintage mixing console, reel to reel analog tape machine and 'quirky' effects units ranging from the hand-made to the kind of stuff Phil Collins used in 1984, and now cost only slightly less than the small car they did back then. But this isn't some passing, hipster fad for me. Despite the trends giving this aesthetic a major bump, frankly, it just sounds better. And like everything else I do, I have a specific goal in mind, and that goal requires investment in tools and ideas that work right. There's something about the character of aging equipment, and "once state of the art technology" that imparts definitive character to recordings. It's my job to know the tools, and to treat them like actors in a play, and that's as much a part of the process as writing the music itself! It's the entire production, from selection of tools and materials to the ideas themselves, to the final recording.