I began recording bands at the age of 15, giving me a total of 11 years of experience as an engineer. Additionally, I trained as an an engineer at New York University where I worked consistently on a variety of DAWs and consoles. These years allowed me to experiment on large format consoles, analog outboard equipment, and tape machines in my free time . I've had the incredible honor of runnings sessions in recording studios such as Dave Grohl's Studio 606, The Village Recorder, Shelter Island Sound, 4th Street Recording, and STL Studios (Australia.) I currently work out of my private studio in Los Angeles called "The Hallway Studios."
Through the marriage of vintage analog equipment and computer-based plugins, I aim to create a balance of vintage warmth and modern precision in my mixes. To accomplish a well rounded balanced sound, I work tirelessly to create a sonic landscape the I feel best represents and artist's music with character and depth. I have a series of vintage and boutique outboard pieces along with top-of the-line plugins, offering a flexible blend of both traditional and modern mixing practices. I initially trained on large format SSL, API, and Neve consoles, so I also have experience laying a mix out in a more traditional way as well.
Music represents one's utmost vulnerability, and at times it can be tough for artists to hear how their work may be improved or changed. Every time an artist steps into my studio, they naturally have a deep emotional attachment to what they've written. It is important to trust that your producer will honor your artistic integrity in a creative setting while offering ideas to better the overall sound. I've always tried to provide an informed outside perspective when handling any production I've worked on in the past. I try to respectfully comment on artist's music, offering ideas to improve each song's structure, performance, and duration. Any idea or change I introduce will always be a discussion, and together we will come to the conclusion about what best serves the songs. While I've always focused heavily on Rock, Metal, Hardcore, and Punk, I have experience with a variety of genres as well.
I studied mastering with Alan Silverman in an extensive five month course. I used this time to grow as a mastering engineer, learning many aspects of the art and finding my own techniques along the way. I aim to address every detail and create a finished product easily accessible in a commercial listening setting. It's important for me to create a well-rounded final product that can translate appropriately, have a competitive loudness, and sound generally balanced as a whole.