Ocala Music Producer
I've loved music for as long as I can remember. I thank God for the gifts he has given me. I want to use those gifts to help others with their gifts.
I started learning guitar, right here in Ocala, when I was 13 years old. I immediately begin recording myself on an old cassette tape player. I guess that would have been my first Ocala music production.
I remember playing a rhythm guitar part, and then playing it back while trying to play a lead part and recording both on a second recorder. It did not sound very good, but at the time, I thought it was pretty cool.
I believe I started songwriting around the same time. It just seemed like it was the natural thing to do, when you play guitar, and I enjoyed it.
Throughout my 20's I was on and off because of family and work. However, In my late 20's I got serious again, especially about songwriting.
I met a local producer who convinced me to record 4 of my songs. We did part of the work here at a local studio and the rest in Nashville.
My family and friends were amazed at my first studio quality recording, and that's all I needed to keep going. What a rush!
Music Production - Music Genres
Over the years I've worked in a few recording studios. I love being a part of the creative process. There's something wonderful about taking a new song or melody and creating an entire musical image from it.
I have musical influences from the 50's to now. You can hear all of it bleeding through in my music productions. However, I'm predominantly a country music songwriter, and that's what I prefer to produce.
I like to record and mix country songs, it doesn't matter who writes them, as long as they have a solid, decent message.
Music Production and Mixing
There's plenty of advice and methodologies online for engineering music. Most of them are helpful at some point in the process, depending on the music production gear you're using, and the song you're mixing.
If I had to give advice on the engineering side of producing music, I would say start with the highest quality recording you can get or create.
You don't want to spend all of your time correcting problems, when you could be mixing that next Grammy winning recording. I spend a fair amount of time on recording, for that reason.
Also, train your ears to your mixing environment and trust what you've already accomplished. And always listen to others, but don't make them the final word when it comes to your music productions.