My interest in working with audio started out with music. Some of the initial recordings that really stood out to me were The Verve’s Urban Hymns, Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Ladyland, Radiohead’s OK Computer, My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless, Swervedriver’s Mezcal Head, and some of the Screaming Trees’ earlier albums. Some of the electronic artists from the late 90s and early 2000s, like Massive Attack (especially their album Mezzanine) and Portishead, also used a lot of very interesting sounds in their records.
When I first started playing guitar I went through countless amps and effects pedals looking for new and unique tones and textures. After a few years of playing music I decided to take what I knew about sound and recording a step further and go to college for Audio Engineering. After finishing the Audio Engineering program I quickly found an internship at a commercial recording studio, and within a few months I was hired as an Audio Engineer. I also did Freelance Engineering and Sound Design on the side, which I still do now.
My ongoing search for new and innovative sounds has led me to working mainly with Post Production Audio and Interactive Sound / Audio Implementation (what’s used in video games) for the last several years. For my Sound Design projects I spend a lot of time doing Field Recording with a portable recorder and a microphone(s), but I also create a lot of sounds using either synthesis or by running my guitar running through some (OK, maybe a lot of) effects pedals.
For the sounds that I create with my guitar I’ve been using some of the Devi Ever pedals lately, which are incredibly fun, and I also use a lot of Electro Harmonix effects pedals. For sounds that I design using synthesis I’ve mainly been using u-he’s Zebra and several of the synths included in Native Instruments’ Komplete, although sometimes I just end up using Reaktor with 3rd party content (like S-Layer).
I decided to make this website so that I could display and share some of my work. As I make time to add more content to the site I’ll continue to update all of the various sections. I also plan on writing an occasional blog about things that I think may be interesting to other like-minded sound designers and field recordists.
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