Link: Ghettoblaster Magazine Profile – March 2020
My father worked at RCA’s tube factory in New Jersey, before it closed down in the late 70s. He brought home a reel-to-reel tape deck from work, and I spent my childhood learning how to use it, recording my friends and using the family garage as an echo chamber.
A drum set came into my life at a young age, thanks to my brother. I learned Kiss and Led Zeppelin songs and eventually formed a band at the age of 14. I’ve been playing music ever since.
I studied audio production at Ohio University, interning at the famous Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN. Upon graduation I dived into a variety of music projects. I toured the US and Canada with The Black Swans, Parker Paul and Orchestraville. Simultaneously, I began making naive ambient/electronic music, recording under the names Zapruder Red and DOT.
As a producer and engineer, I am equally at home in the analog and digital worlds. I love experimenting with microphones and effects, to create a unique recorded world. But I also love live performance, and enjoy the “old school” process of a band tracking live in the studio and capturing that energy. To that end, I’ve worked with talented artists like Ed Askew, Counterfeit Madison, The Black Swans, Connections and Ryan Jewell.
I am co-producer and engineer for The Mug & Brush Sessions, a music video series that boasts quality musicianship and high production values/
Musicol Recording Studios in Columbus, Ohio is where I spend the majority of my time recording. This studio was built in 1968 and has a great collection of vintage microphones, preamps and tape machines. I also offer mixing and mastering services from my home studio.
In 2020, I opened Secret Studio, a multi-purpose arts space in the Franklinton Arts District of Columbus. Featuring a recording studio, art gallery and events space, Secret Studio’s aim is to allow artists of all types to connect, share and create.
Contact me for information and booking.