Music Producer, Engineer & Journalist
Throughout my college years, I worked nights in quality assurance as a digital test tech for various SoCal aerospace firms contracted by NASA and others. After graduating, I engineered my first #1 record in 1972 and went on to engineer and mix over 30 gold/platinum, Grammy-winning records by artists: All Wilson, Rod Stewart, Daryl Hall and John Oates, Waylon Jennings, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Enrique Iglesias, Pat Benatar, Steve Cropper, Keith Moon, Mick Jagger, the Corrs and more.
I have my own futuristic Tones 4 $ Studios mixing facility and I'm lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS. I enjoy teaching audio engineering classes, writing for print publications, online blogs, and beta testing new equipment and software. I also maintain a 6,000 page web site with all my reviews (from 1994), tutorials, over 2,500 equipment front panel recall sheets and manuals, personal stories about the famous people I have worked with, and many anecdotal and humorous fables.
Panel Discussion: Getting The Best From Music Journalists, a moderated panel.
Panel members include: Steve Fortner (Keyboard Magazine), Craig Anderton (Author, Electronic Musician), David Bryce (Music Player Network), Mike Metlay (Recording Magazine), Thomas Mikusz (White Bear PR) and Barry Rudolph (Mix Magazine and Music Connection). The panel discussion will tell you as a musician, how to interface with music journalists to promote your career in the changing face of the music business.