Sound Design/Sound Tracking. This is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements, atmosphere and /or music. It is employed in a variety of disciplines including filmmaking, television production, theatre, live performance, post-production, radio and video game development. My focus is in creating sounds for use in films and animation. Sound Tracking
Re-recording mix. This post-production process mixes recorded dialogue, sound effects and music to create the final version of a soundtrack for a feature film, television program, or television advertisement.
Mixing: audio mixing (or “mix down”) is the process which commences after all tracks are recorded (often, tracked) and edited as individual parts. The mixing-process can consist of various processes but are not limited to setting levels, setting equalization, using stereo panning, and the addition of effects. The way the song is mixed has as much impact on the way it sounds as each of the individual parts that have been recorded. Dramatic impacts on how the song affects the listeners can be created by minor adjustments in the relationship among the various instruments within the song. I use a creative approach to Mixing which differs song to song, project to project. However, all mixes include balancing of levels, equalization, vocal editing and/or tuning, and creative use of special effects.
Mastering: In this final phase, your 2 track mix down is balanced, equalized, and enhanced so your finished product will be both more musical and more competitive in the marketplace. My process may include, but is not limited to compression, equalization, multi band compression, sonic excitation, mid-side processing, limiting and/or leveling. While I also take a creative approach to mastering, in short the aim of the process is to Raise the overall level, Even out song levels and EQ individual tracks for cohesion, Correct minor mix deficiencies with equalization, Enhance flow by changing the space between tracks, Eliminate noises between tracks, Make your music sound great on any sound system and Add your ISRC codes.
Recording: As a freelance engineer, I have had the honor of working at a number of studios over the years, several of which I am still closely affiliated with. Because of this, I am able to offer industry standard HD quality multitrack recording in Annandale, Va, Herndon, Va and at home in Charlottesville, Va at the newly refurbished. Music Resource Center. While I am a Pro Tools operator with over 10 years experience using and teaching Pro Tools, I also have a great deal of experience with several other DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) such as Cubase and Nuendo, Logic Pro and Ableton Live. All recording locations are professionally designed and built. I use microphones from Neumann, Shure, Aston, Telefunken, BLUE, Perlman, and more. Preamps include but not limited to Avalon, Universal Audio, Rupert Neve Designs, and Audient. Available Plugins too extensive to list, but I use Waves, UAD, Slate Digital, FabFilter, and more. Recording time is $65/hour at all locations with discounts for 10+ hour blocks. Please use contact form to book your session.