Tracking is where your creativity and hard work combine to lay the foundation for your record.
I’ve spent years training my ears and honing my techniques to get the sound you’re looking for. I know how to get the snare drum sound just the way you want it. We’re not talking about useless tweaking; we’re talking about smooth guidance when the pressure’s on.
The studios I work in are fully stocked with the best recording equipment and solid backlines: vintage Neve consoles and ProTools HD, racks full of gear from companies like Neve, Pultec, API, Telefunken, Crane Song, EMT and Pendulum, tons of great mics, vintage guitar and bass amps, Wurlizters, Rhodes, Hammond, Steinway pianos, stacks of analog keyboards and Yamaha drums.
Whether it’s tracking a full band live in the studio, laying down the basics for your rhythm section, recording string parts or just doing some tasty overdubs, it pays to pick the right studio and the right engineer. I’ve tracked hundreds of artists and worked with all kinds of music. From Marshall stacks and screaming lead vocals to claw hammer banjos and old time fiddling… bring it on!
If you want to discuss tracking your next album with me, please reach out and contact me.
The NYC / NC rockers The All Things have finally completed their first EP and 7-inch entitled BA.
Jimmy Galloway's Tarheel Traveler is finally available for adoration.
"Bedlam", the 2nd album I've done for M Shanghai, breaks new sonic ground with darker moods and more atmospheric production. I'm super proud of this one!!!!
I spent three lucky nights recording Christian McBride's Trio LAYING IT DOWN at The Village Vanguard, in partnership with my good friend Todd Whitelock. Christian was on bass, Christian Sands on piano and Ulysses Owens Jr. on drums. This album netted the 2016 Grammy for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo"!
I finally got to visit Electric Lady Studios to work on a live session with Lake Street Dive.
This August I traveled to Bergen, Norway to start pre-production on a what will be a beautiful record with Bjørn Tomren and Åse Britt Reme Jakobsen, known as Bjørn and Britt.
Photos from the basic tracking sessions for Jimmy Galloway's "Tarheel Traveler" album. Southern Tracks, Atlanta, GA.
Kristin Mueller's Deserts & Long Trails is finally released! This album is a tour de force of styles and musical virtuosity and I am super proud to have produced and engineered it!
Béla Fleck, with Richard Bona and Jojo Kuo, worked with me last year on some of the recording for Béla's album Throw Down Your Heart. This album just won two Grammy Awards!