Where do you work out of?
I handle most sessions at my home project studio. It's set up to quickly and easily track guitar, bass, vocals, keyboards, or MIDI drums. For acoustic drum kits or anything else I don't have room for, I can come to you. I've designed my entire recording rig so that it can be easily packed up and transported for mobile recording, wherever you usually rehearse.
Why a mobile studio?
I've spent the majority of my life recording in garages, offices, bedrooms, rehearsal spaces, closets, piano rooms, and — one time — a parked car outside a library. I don't believe you need the world's most expensive room to make a great recording. (And I've experienced some pretty bad sessions in very nice spaces.) So instead of building a studio, I designed a studio that can be carried wherever it needs to go. And this way you don't have to break down your drum set.
What if my instrument isn't recording-worthy?
I have a collection of guitars and other instruments if yours is giving you trouble. Let me know what you might need to borrow and I'll make sure it's got fresh strings on it and is ready to rock.
Do you handle mastering?
I typically don't — mastering is a different skill set than recording and mixing, and most professionals recommend having a separate mastering engineer handle it. I do have a mastering engineer that I work with often, and his rates are exceptionally affordable. If you do need me to do it, we can work something out.
Do you charge hourly or per song?
I always charge per song, not on a timer. The reason for that is that I'm passionate about making every recording sound the best that it can, every time. Which means I'd rather put in some extra work and get to 100% than call it off at 75% because we can feel the clock running out and the budget is gone. Setting my rates per song is the only way to be absolutely sure no corners get cut on your music.