Services

Engineering and Mixing | Mastering | Location Recording


Engineering and Mixing

I am the house engineer at Musicol Recording Studios in Columbus, Ohio. This studio was built in 1968 and has a great collection of vintage microphones, preamps and tape machines. Contact me for information and booking.


Mastering

I offer affordable digital mastering from your source files or audio tape. Virtually any source can be utilized: digital files, analog tape, cassette, mini disc, DAT and more.

Mastering is tailored for your intended medium: vinyl, CD, download, streaming or cassette. As house engineer at Musicol Recording and Pressing, I have experience cutting vinyl lacquers, so I know firsthand what a good vinyl master entails.

Final CD master discs are provided on high quality Taiyo Yuden CD-Rs. High resolution masters can be provided burned to a CD data disc, and also downloadable via Google Drive with MD5 checksums.

Contact me for rates and scheduling.

Monitoring
  • Adam Audio A7X
Software
  • Cockos REAPER
  • HOFA CD-Burn.DDP.Master
Tape Transfer
  • Studer A810 1/4″ 2-track machine, captured at 24-bit/96kHz via an Apogee Duet interface
Plugins
  • Fabfilter Pro Q2 Equalizer, Pro L2 Limiter
  • Tokyo Dawn Labs Limiter No.6 GE, Kotelnikov Compressor GE, Slick EQ Mastering Equalizer, Nova Dynamic Equalizer GE
  • PSP Audio Vintage Warmer Compressor
  • Stillwell Audio Bombardier Buss Compressor, Vibe EQ
  • Waves Audio Gold, Renaissance Maxx, CLA Compressors, Puigchild Compressor, Scheps 73 EQ, API 550, SSL G-Channel
  • iZotope RX4 Audio Restoration
  • Custom JS plugins, including compression, EQ, saturation and mid-side utilities

Location Recording

As co-producer and engineer for The Mug & Brush Sessions, I regularly record music in a barber shop. There is nothing like a good live performance without overdubs, auto-tune and other editing. Not to mention the casual atmosphere that takes the pressure off musicians.

Here’s how it works… you find a room to record that sounds pretty good. I bring my gear and we have a recording session. Simple as that.

Contact me if you have questions about set-up, rates, etc. Video crew available upon request for additional fees.

Location Gear
Interface
  • Mackie 1640i – 16 channel board that serves as a monitor mixer and a recording interface. It can record up to 16 tracks of high resolution audio. Additional tracks can be recorded via an Apogee Duet and/or Presonus Firepod.
PA Monitoring
  • (2) Mackie SRM450 bi-amplified powered speakers
  • Channels available for your own personal in-ear monitors
Microphones
  • Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead Tube-Powered Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • (2) 3U Audio Warbler MKIID Large Diaphragm Condenser (similar to Neumann U87)
  • Audio Technica AT4050 Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • (2) MXL v67g Large Diaphragm Condenser
  • (2) Cascade Audio Fathead II Ribbon Microphones
  • Shure SM87 Stage Condenser (great for vocals)
  • Shure SM7B Dynamic
  • (2) Vintage Unidyne SM57 Dynamic
  • Sennheiser MD421 Dynamic
  • AKG C535 EB Stage Condenser
  • AKG D330 BT Dynamic
  • (3) AKG D880 Dymanic
  • Audix D2 Dynamic
  • Audix D4 Dynamic
  • Audix i5 Dynamic
Additional Gear
  • Valvotronics Tube DI
  • Sansamp Bass Driver DI
  • (2) ART Channel Splitters