A brief revision of my vision
Day In The Life

Music by Peter Weis placed in NCIS Los Angeles (Total reading time 1 minute) It is always nice to see your hard work pay off. I was combing through a recent list of cue sheets and found more of my music being placed.  My music has once again surfaced on MTV, found its way on […]

Music Producer 101
Questions Answered: Mixing Help
January 4, 2013

A friend on Facebook recently sent me a question. She had recently purchased protools and needed help learning to mix. I realized this info might help out other people as well. Si I decided to post the answer to mu blog.- If you have questions or comments please leave them below. I used this book http://amzn.to/137lzzo It is […]

Music Producer 101
Looking At Your Levels
November 11, 2012

This is just a quick comparison I did on how levels seem different visually depending on your DAW.  The way your DAW measure signals can cause you to record and mix stronger or softer.  This is not a scientific experiment, more a quick observation. I created a test tone in Logic 9 that measured -6dB […]

Music Producer 101

Record Audio From The Internet With Logic Pro 9 Total reading time: 3 minutes Have you ever wanted to record audio from the internet from places like youtube, or sample from Spotify? Using a genius little application called  Soundflower  this is all possible. Soundflower allows you to create a virtual in/out for the audio on your […]

Music Producer 101
The Mystery Of Mastering
January 10, 2012

The Taboo’s Mastering Music (Total reading time 2 minutes)  There is no topic in recording and engineering more mysterious then mastering.  The ways the word mastering are thrown around in conversation about recording these days are  always confusing and misleading. Some people think mastering is actually mixing and some people just think that mixing and […]

4 Film Composers You Should Know
January 7, 2012

If you are thinking of becoming a composer for television or film there are many composer to choose from when looking for inspiration and points of reference. Automatically when any one thinks of a film composer the name John Williams is the first to come to mind. John Williams has a infamous list of credits […]

On My Mind
Tuba Christmas
December 12, 2011

I have been trying to get to this for a few years now. Every year in the past something would come up. What could express the love and joy of Christmas time more then the sound of TUBAS. Today at NY’s Rockefeller Center a few hundred Tuba, Sousaphone, and Euphonium players got together to play […]

November 18, 2011

Do you upgrade your computer and software often? Did you ever wonder when the best time to upgrade is?  Here are my thoughts on upgrades. Never upgrade anything in the middle of something important. This is the most important rule to remember. Don’t upgrade software or hardware just to upgrade, have a reason. Are you […]

Why So Serious
November 12, 2011

Hans Zimmer is a constant source of inspiration for every modern composer. If your not familiar with the Hans Zimmer sound the intro to the Dark Knight has to be one of the best cues he has ever written. Its maddening sound and building tension gave the joker sonic life. Never heard this before? Turn […]

Another saturday
November 6, 2011

just another ordinary Saturday. an hour in the pool for swimming class, dinner in the city, expresso at eatly, and an indie movie at the film forum on east Houston street. New York city has everything you could want. there is a reason the motto is I love new York. even with its traffic and […]

Music Producer 101
How To Make Battery Into An SP-1200
September 9, 2011

Turn Native Instruments Battery Into an EMU SP1200 or Akai MPC-60 (Total reading time 2 minutes) Native Instruments Battery is a sampler specifically used for working with drums. While you can program other sounds into it like basses or keys, its strength is in being able to individually manipulate each sample or “cell” Battery gives […]


Studio Time (Total reading time 1 min) It has been a long mostly lonely week in the studio. Solitude with the studio walls can only mean one thing. Intense work and focus. I got a bunch of new cues done this week for a music production libraries on the east coast. In between writing for […]

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