Learn more about me becoming a musician, writing songs, getting into recording, mixing and mastering and listening to the artists.
When I was about seven years old, I played guitar for the first time. Then, when I was fourteen, I owned my first guitar. I got it from my uncle Ben who was also a musician and a great inspiration for me back then. It was an acoustic guitar, but I wanted to make it sound like an electric, so I stuck a cheap microphone onto it and cranked the input level of my dad’s old tape recorder, to get some fuzzy distortion.
After high school I started my first metal-band with some friends: Mangled. It was a sixteen year ride. We quit in 2005. After that I started the projects Spitting Nails, The Newheads and Hacksaw, because I wanted to write different types of songs. Therefore I also joined a real band again: Battersea.
Getting into recording, mixing and mastering
I own a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering but I became much more interested in audio engineering when Mangled recorded their first demo. The guy we worked with had a mobile recording rig and used an 8 track Tascam Portastudio. I was sold. Soon after that I bought the first digital studio workstation: Roland VS880. From there I started my journey.
In the first years I learned a lot from experimentation and trial and error and reading recording related magazines and books. Later, in the youtube era, I decided to invest in several paid online courses.
Nowadays I help bands achieve their music production goals. I listen to what they love about their, or other people’s music and I try to enhance those aspects in the sounds I’m working on. Wether it is guitar tone, snare punch, bass power, roominess…anything really.
I think it is important to inspire the artist by educating them about the possibilities and how and when to apply them. Then Let the artist decide!
My goal is to achieve maximum customer satisfaction…always!
Ask me anything! Get in touch and I will do my best to answer the questions you might have!