If you’re looking at this page you’ve probably asked me what I do as a music producer. This is a good question because the title has blurred in the last couple decades, so I’ve created this page just for you. *For quick answers about how we can work together, visit my services.
Artists hire me to help them make their records.
• I do everything required in the process of making a record, including development (writing & arrangement) pre-production (planning & research), audio engineering, composing scores and sourcing sessions musicians, post-production (editing & sound manipulation), and mixing.
• I work in my own boutique studio and in professional studios.
• I sometimes perform on my clients’ records. I play drums, bass, guitar, keys, auxiliary percussion, harmonica, analog synthesizers, drum machines, and other toys.
• I do consultations on anything from DIY advice to album sequencing (song order), and I can be hired for any of these services individually or as part of a production package. I do not master, which is the process of preparing the final mixes for market consumption.
A solo artist wants to make a record and doesn’t have a band. We evaluate her songs and talk about how the record should sound. After some rehearsals, I record the artist singing and playing her instrument. Then I record myself playing drums, bass, guitar or keys, and add these or perhaps more innovative sonic layers to her original takes. Next I write accompaniments for strings or horns and bring in session musicians to play over our tracks. After some final editing and arranging, I mix. Off to mastering!
A band rents out a studio and wants me there to help them get the most out of their sessions. We establish goals for the record, then during the sessions I facilitate communication between artist and engineer while supporting workflow. I help get the best performances and sound possible while making sure we capture everything we came to record, on time and within budget.