I’m a Cleveland, Ohio based Music Producer, Recording Engineer, Production Sound Mixer and Boom Operator for Feature Film, TV, and Commercials. Audio Engineering isn’t just a ‘Job’ for me, it’s an obsession. I believe that I will never be done learning, and this has taken me to everywhere from electronics & acoustics, to drums, design, & carpentry. In every recording I strive to capture an emotional connection, and help it come through to the listener. It should have an appropriate sonic aesthetic in order to help carry the listener to another time and place. When I’m not doind location recording or recording, mixing, and mastering music out of Bad Racket Recording Studio, I often play with power tools and wood; Handcrafting furniture and Speaker Enclosures has become somewhat of a pastime for me.
What I Do
As a seasoned professional recording engineer I have worked on just about every kind of project you can imagine and I’ve become equally comfortable in the recording studio tracking rock bands to classical ensembles, or on the set of a film capturing dialog.
Production Sound Mixer
As a Production Sound Mixer, in addition to tools like Sound Devices Recorders, lavalier mics, and boomed shotgun mics, I am armed with my extensive knowledge of audio equipment, acoustics, microphone pickup patterns, audio troubleshooting, digital recording, & file management, I ensure audio is captured right the first time for you TV, Movie, or Film Production.
As a boom operator, capturing clear dialog on the set of a film, televisions, or commercial, is my responsibility. Having an attention to detail and anticipating actors movement is essential, all while staying out of frame and not casting shadows.
Audio Post Production for Video
A proper post-production audio mix down the sound for a Feature Film, Television Show, or Commercial Production is what sets it apart from amature productions. Your video will leave with clear dialog, appropriately placed sound effects, and proper tonal and dynamic balances.
Using advanced techniques I can remove or reduce Noise, Hum, Clicks, Pops, accidental peaks, and many more problems that would otherwise make your audio unusable. This can be particularly useful as a post production stage in location audio.
Every great record starts with the artist and their creative goals. Getting the right sonic aesthetic on a record can define it. It’s my job to help you properly translate your creative vision to a recorded medium.
It’s up to you whether you choose to record live as a band, the instruments separate, or a hybrid of the two. I work hard to capture your music appropriately given the context of your creative vision. Through careful choices of microphones, mic positions, and preamplifiers (sometimes their distortion too); everything sits together in a natural way before we even begin to mix.
Using tools such as equalizers, compression, Multiband Expansion, Limiting, Saturation, Reverb, Delay, and Modulation, we can create textures and carve out a place for each instrument; Giving it focus, space, and interest. The true art of mixing music lies in cultivating an aesthetic sound that supports the emotional connection of the performance.
Mastering in Ohio
Mastering is the final stage in any production before it’s ready for release. It ensures you music will sound great on any system, making your album clearer, louder, wider, punchier, and more balanced. Whether your songs needs some subtle tonal and dynamic balances or mid-side multiband harmonic excitement and dynamics, they will leave polished and ready to compete in any market.
Audio Recording Portfolio
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Commercial Recording - Cleveland Radio Players - Sweetwater Files
Lo-Fi Surf Rock - Bummers - Sick & Tired
Indie Pop Rock - Runaway Brother - Faking It
Commercial Voiceover - Stefan Johnson
Dream Pop - The Village Bicycle - She's A Hero
Flamenco Guitar - Gabriel Wolf
Pop Punk - Bygone Days - Humor Me
Folk Rock - Meridian - Give Off A Glow
Commercial Voiceover Recording - Ohio Paving & Constrction
Vibey Hardcore - Wolf Teeth - It Started with A Whisper