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.
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.