A demonstration of how to use the Decapitator from Soundtoys to get a heavily distorted, industrial drum loop sound.
I discovered a way to make existing sounds even more chilling and other-worldly by using pitch shifting and reverb.
My soundtrack for The Forgotten March is available on all streaming platforms! Check out the samples on Spotify, then you can download it for free on Bandcamp.
I've had the absolute pleasure of working with local singer songwriter Luke Mossburg all summer on his two brand new tunes, "Slow Dance", and "A Little Bit Of Everything". Luke is an amazing songwriter with an unmistakable country twang. If you've never heard his music before, This is the perfect time to get acquainted! Check out the two songs he released last week, as well as the song I helped him produce last year, "Twenty Two".
Want to improve your mixing chops? Need some ideas for fleshing out your own music with creative production techniques? Want to learn the ins and outs of sound design? Sit down with me in my studio, and I can help you on your production journey! Any DAW, any genre, any skill level.
The boys in The Raquels are back at it with their brand new single, Just A Txt!! This song was so much fun to work on with them in the studio. If you haven't gotten a chance to see them live yet, make it on your list of priorities. They have an amazing repertoire of great songs, they're super tight, and extremely energetic. Until you have that opportunity, you can check out this song on most major streaming services (as well as their previous single, "1982").
Local smooth jazz legends are hitting the charts with their new album, XXII, which I had the pleasure of engineering and mixing. I can't begin to express the amount of fun I had working with these cats! All six of them are masters of their craft, and every song on this record grooves, moves, and proves why you should pay attention if you're not already. From upbeat tunes like Better Days Comin', to smoother tunes like Caribbean Sunset, every single tune in this record is full of jaw-dropping musicianship and spectacular arrangements. The record kicks off in full on party mode with their version of Al Jarreau's Roof Garden, and the momentum stays strong thru til their live version of Run For Cover. Check it out on iTunes, Spotify, and their Official Website. Mastered by Chris Graham Mastering.
I had the privilege of working with Carlie Short and her band earlier this year. We went to Oranjudio, where I engineered their four amazing country rock songs. They range from super fun summer singles (Hangin' Over) to absolutely heartbreaking ballads (Secret Weapon). These songs feature Carlie on vocals, Alex Sopczak on drums, Jarrod Locher on guitars, Wes Cantwell on guitars, and Tim Sauter on bass. You can check out all four songs on iTunes and Youtube. Mastered by Chris Graham Mastering.
I recently had the opportunity to work on a great commercial campaign for Wright-Patt Credit Union. The team I worked with was full of incredible people, and I couldn't stop laughing while helping produce these spots. These commercials will be airing on TV stations in the Central Ohio area, as well as radio stations including iHeartRadio. In these six commercials, you can hear my composition, sound design, and mixing/mastering. Thanks to my colleague John Michael Honaker for bringing me on to this project!
I recently had the amazing opportunity to write a trailer cue for the non-profit organization Mission Memorial Day. Their goal is to bring honor back to Memorial Day by reminding people that it is a not a day of thanking living veterans for their service, but one of remembering the fallen. They have an upcoming exposition to the Philippines to honor those that never made it back from Bataan. The video was put together by my colleague John Michael Honaker, and has some unbelievable footage captured by Josh Snead. If you would like to get involved with MMD, you can visit their website, and even SUBMIT A NAME of a loved one whose sacrifice you wish to honor. Check out the trailer!