Using a thorough selection of high-end analog gear and specifically procured plugins, my mission is to take your mixes and sculpt them into their final form for distribution and presentation. I focus on the vibe first and the details second. I hear things in your mix that can be enhanced with the right mastering tools. I tweak balances and ensure your record has reached its maximum sonic potential so that your listeners will be wowed with their first impression. 

Q What do you do?

Hybrid Mastering Engineer / 7X Billboard-charting projects / Voting member of the Grammys / Associate member of the Audio Engineering Society

Q Who are your clients and what are your accomplishments?

I've been in the game for more than 2 decades so I've worked with tons of artists over the years. I've had seven projects chart on Billboard including a number one album for Collie Buddz "Hybrid". My clients include Terrace Martin, The Lacs, Dae One, The Emotions, Sonny Bama, Nicolay, Jim Jonsin, Goldie Loc, Big Tray Deee, Big Syke, Kurupt, Nate Kenyon, Fred Hammond, Tasha Paige-Lockhart, Jovan Dawkins, N2DEEP, Baby Bash, YONAS, Trick Trick, Compton Av, Wyann Vaughn, Wayne Vaughn, SKG, Mac Lucci, Darius McCrary, Shanice, Deborah Cox, Beeda Weeda, El Felon, Dusty Leigh and many more. I am a voting member of the Grammys and an associate member of the Audio Engineering Society.

Q What is your background in music?

I started singing when I was four. By the age of five, I became interested in drums. In fourth grade, I learned and then played alto sax for 6 years. In sixth grade, I was taking both private vocal and piano lessons. By the time I was thirteen, I had purchased my first analog synthesizer and Roland drum machine and have been programming those instruments ever since. When I was fifteen, I started my own mobile DJ service with a business parter. I built our speakers and lighting system in my garage. Because I wasn't old enough to drive, my partner had to pick me up and haul the equipment. When I graduated from high school I went to Musician's Institute in Hollywood to pursue a carrer as a keyboard player. 6 months into the program I realized I was chasing the wrong dream and jumped to engineering school where I graduated with honors and was hired by the school to teach as an assistant instructor. Got my foot in the door with several studios in LA as well as an internship with MCA/Universal Music Media. I've done everything from clean bathrooms, make coffee and run to get food, to setting up a live room and tracking full bands and small orchestras, to building my own studio and developing a career in the business. I built my first DAW in 1997 when Steinberg relased a product called Cubase VST that revolutionized the recording industry and the rest is history.

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