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May 5, 2015

 

Sometimes there is confusion about the role of a music producer. Very often regional bands or artists do not see the need to specifically hire a producer for their recording projects. However, someone involved with the project (e.g. the house engineer, band leader, et...

March 2, 2015

Have you ever had a friend play you their new CD and brag about how little they spent on it? Perhaps you felt like reminding them of the famous saying, “you get what you pay for.” The fact of the matter is that certain things are worth the investment. If you are in the...

February 4, 2015

Over the course of my career in music production, I have had the opportunity to work with a lot of great artists and work with a lot of exciting musical genres or styles. I have produced and mixed rock, metal, reggae, Christian/gospel, pop, and country. I love all of t...

January 12, 2015

When you are making arrangements to record your next project, is it more important to choose an excellent studio or rather to secure the services of a great engineer/producer? The simple answer is that both of these items are important.

 

It is true, that a quality recor...

January 6, 2015

 

Why would an artist or a band hire a mixing engineer to mix their album or ep? This is a good question. First, let’s define what it means to mix a song. Mixing is not the same thing as recording or tracking. Tracking is where a band and an engineer capture the sounds...

December 31, 2014

Has the explosion of bedroom or home studios made the need for commercial studios and outside mixers irrelevant? I don’t think so at all. The great Chuck Ainlay once said that the commercial studio is a place where magic happens. What he means is that when you get musi...

December 19, 2014

I just wanted to write this first blog and detail some of the things I intend to post here. As I work on projects, I am reminded of a number of helpful ideas regarding recording, mixing, etc. I will try and document some of these ideas here in this blog. I hope you wil...

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