Most of what I do consists of managing a record from beginning to end on some level. Sometimes that means managing the budget to get the best situation for what money is available, sometimes it means helping a band or an artist solidify arrangements, or put studio musicians together for solo artists. Sometimes
it means staying out of the way and letting the band do it’s thing and just helping to facilitate the best environment for that to happen in. Often I co-produce with bands, artists or other producers. We figure out together, create consensus. The most important thing for me is making a great and original sounding record.
When I’m not producing, I engineer records for recording artists and producers. I have available to me several situations that make recording affordable for everyone, and at the same time, I am not married to any particular studio or recording situation. I’m as happy to fly off to your city or town to make your record as I am to make it in a studio nearby me. I’m also just as comfortable on tape as I am on Pro Tools, so the medium is also flexible.
My basic idea is not to have any rules or preset concepts. Every record is unique. It’s all about what kind of record we want to make together and I learn a lot of new stuff every time I make a record.