My Role: Creator / Project Manager / Mix Engineer / Producer
Salty has been my biggest professional undertaking to date. For the first time my own idea is going to turn into content on a large scale. I am acting as the Creator and Project Manager, collaborating with the great team at Five Ohm on the concept, branding, music, casting, case studies, website design and social media. I am also acting as the lead engineer, editor and co-designer. I will collaborate on the theme music as well as create music beds to design a fully immersed auditory experience. The Case Study content below lays the ground work for what is to come and what to look forward to.
My Role: Producer & Recording/Mix Editor
Producing Get Stuffed with Lisa Lampanelli was an absolute blast. I was asked to produce this show by Feral Audio. I sourced musicians for the theme music. We had two styles to work with -- "80's Hair Metal" and "Vogue Pop." A music partner of mine recorded the instrumental and male vocals while I handled recording the female vocals and built the mix for each version. We also built sound banks for the show.
I recorded the show at Lisa's apartment using a Zoom H6 and two microphones that were hand-built by a close friend based off of a Neumann U87. We took call-ins every week which we did by setting up a Google phone number. I began to work with another engineer remotely. I would schedule the recording sessions while he would upload them using the file structure I created, and then I would take over and edit. This project was truly so much fun, Lisa even found it in her heart to roast me at the end of each episode.
My Role: Live Sound, Recording Mix Engineer & Consultant
Beecher's Fault is a favorite collaborator of mine. I've acted as their Live Sound Engineer on a handful of shows and have made it a point to record as many as possible. The samples here are from different venues. The songs Liars and Life In This Light are each from a mini brewery tour through Maryland. Liars was recorded inside of a bar that had a bit of rustling background. Life In This Light was outside which proved to be a little more difficult -- wind, low tones sweeping in and out, etc. The reason I enjoy working with them as their Live Sound/Live Recording Engineer is due to how up front the vocals are in the mix. The lyrics are precise and upfront. The challenge of getting a good live recording requires time, patience and being comfortable with experimenting.