For quick answers to burning questions.
Profound Studio's Consultations are for those times when you need a quick answer to a specific question or problem you're experiencing but don't have the time for a full class or course. Having phase problems in drum overhead mics? Midi controller setup issues? Our consultants are happy to answer your questions.
Steve Riggs (UK-Birmingham)
I'm Steve Riggs. A Producer, Composer, Engineer, DJ, Live Act and Music Production Mentor from Birmingham, U.K. I’ve been producing for 18 years and have covered many different genres, under many different names. My main production name at the moment is dharkfunkh, focusing on the deeper side of tech house, deep house and techno. Under this name, I have had releases on labels such as Suara, Nervous Records, OFF Recordings, Glasgow Underground, Pacha, Interscope, Bunny Tiger, Milk & Sugar and Kevin Saunderson’s KMS Records and have had tracks featured on over 100 albums on Beatport. I have engineered tracks for many artists that have been signed to labels such as Sony, Perfecto Records, Armada, Cr2, Ministry of Sound, Black Hole Recordings and many more. I have also remixed for deadmau5, Yolanda Be Cool, Robbie Rivera & Preditah which have been supported on BBC Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Capital FM. Previous gigs as dharkfunkh include the legendary Tresor in Berlin, Ritter Butzke in Berlin, Trackside on the Moonlight 2 at the 2013 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 and Sankeys Manchester as well as many dates in the Ibiza and UK scene.
Mystery Room Mastering (USA-WI)
Full-time mastering engineer and former production engineer/mixer at various studios including Smart Studios in Madison, WI. WaveLab (mastering software) beta tester, also very familiar with Pro Tools and just starting to use REAPER on a daily basis.
Erik Aldrey (UK)
Over 25 years of experience as a live and studio Producer and Mix engineer. Worked Lived and Toured in US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. 5 Times Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee for Recording, Mixing and Mastering since 2000.
Ethos Sound Studios (USA-ATL)
Ethos Sound Studios offers a fully functioning creative space with control room, vocal/iso booth, and live room; perfect for capturing those sudden bursts of inspiration.
Shark Tank Productions (CAN-ON)
Mark Plancke is responsible for fuelling and guiding projects through the studio. His 25+ years of record making skills are put to use daily; recording, mixing and producing some of the best music from creative minds.
Jason Richmond Sound (USA-NC)
Jason Richmond is a North Carolina based engineer, mixer, and producer. He's amazed and grateful every day that he gets to wake up and work with talented musicians, in beautiful studios, and be a part of the creative alchemy that brings forth a record. Some credits to date include: Nnenna Freelon, Kate McGarry, Cyrus Chestnut, The Bad Plus, Shirley Caesar, The Ciompi Quartet, The Foreign Exchange, Bombadil, Regina Belle, Dom Flemons (Carolina Chocolate Drops) , and Mamadou Diabate.
Jor van der Poel (CAN)
I am Jor van der Poel, I’m originally from Groningen, The Netherlands but currently living in Vancouver BC I am a music producer, tutorial maker sound designer and teacher.
Besides that I love to teach and explain how things works because It feels great to share and I always learn something myself by repeating what I once learned.
Wes Yoakam (USA-GA)
Professional summary: Performed right at 3000 professional gigs with signed original bands, guitar accompianist with classical/opera/pop style group, and as entertainer around the country. I have produced and released 4 full length albums plus 5 eps. I have produced done vocal coaching music for many local artists around Atlanta. Studied and worked with grammy award winning producers Phil Tan, Jan Smith, Billy Hume, and John Keane among many others. Proficient in Protools, Reason, midi applications and software, Ableton live, and many more. I specialize in helping solo artists finish and produce their songs with a full arrangement. I am a lead singer quality vocalist/backup singer; I play guitar, keyboards, program bass and percussion, and have experience arranging for strings etc. I can also score to picture within ProTools.
Bradley Prakope (USA-TN)
15 year veteran mixing/recording engineer and producer. Lover of food, wine, hiking and great songs.
Radio Ready and artfully crafted mixes guaranteed. My mixes will highlight the best in your songs. Listen to the examples.
A producer who will push your limits. No compromise attitude toward quality.
Phil McGowan (USA-CA)
Over the course of his career, Phil McGowan has mixed music for several award winning Films, Television Shows, and Video Games and has become a recognized face in the music scoring industry. He has collaborated with prolific composers such as Trevor Morris, Jack Wall, Atli Örvarsson, Danny Bensi & Saunder Jurriaans, and Bobby Tahouri.
Peter Moshay (USA-NY)
To this day, Peter is renown as one of the top engineers and mixers in popular music, with a particular expertise in crafting the radio-friendly single. His love of music and deep knowledge of the craft have allowed him to work with everyone from mega-star divas like Mariah, J-Lo and Streisand, to crafty cult favorites like Fishbone and Curtis Mayfield, to “Idol” makers Randy Jackson and Paula Abdul, to even music’s greatest legends like B.B. King with a Grammy Award winner in 2005.
David Stagl (USA-ATL)
David Stagl is an independent audio engineer currently based out of the Atlanta area. Over the last 25 years he has built a reputation as a highly versatile engineer deftly transitioning across the multi-faceted world of audio production serving as a mixing engineer, FOH engineer, recording engineer, and performer with projects ranging from the studio to the world of live sound to audio post-production.
Innervoice Media (USA-CA)
I've been in the music business for almost 30 years, first as a performer, then as an engineer, producer, educator and publisher. My company offers a variety of consulting, from music business and marketing to studio install and mix/remix/master services for the web and NorCal indie music community.
Mat Keselman (CAN-TO)
I am a producer, engineer, and drummer based out of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. My work has helped artists enjoy features on networks such as MTV and Oxygen, as well as achieve FM and XM radio exposure, reaching a worldwide audience of millions. As a Producer, Recording Engineer, and Mix Engineer I have had the fortune of making music with some of my favourite artists both locally and around the world. As a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and writer, I am able to communicate and envision every element of the production, as well as the big picture with you. When I am not Producing or Engineering, I am teaching Production and Engineering at Durham College in Ontario, Canada. Communicating and going over the process is one of my favourite things.
James Mulvale (CAN-TO)
I write, record and produce music for TV, film and video games. Everything in the box with credits from BBC, GemsTV, Cineflex (American Pickers etc), Infamous Quests, Worthless Bums LLC. I specialize in music programming, MIDI, live recording, arrangement, orchestral score. I've been professional in this field for 6 years. I recently won Best Soundtrack in the AGS video game awards 2015.
Teaching Experience: I currently teach songwriting, music production and a making-music course at Singer's Edge Music School, Toronto.
Karna Kukananthan (AU)
I have been Producing, Editing, Mixing and Mastering for 15 years, and I get the greatest satisfaction from teaching Musicians, Producers and Engineers how to turn their creative ideas into reality, and working with them to create their musical masterpieces.
Fractal Sound Studio (USA-GA)
Our purpose is to take an artist's idea and transform it into a tangible, but accurate representation of the artist's vision.
Steven Walker (USA-GA)
Extensive performance experience @ the highest levels. Touring experience. Relevant experience in Rock/pop, Hiphop, Country, Fusion, and Jazz.
Douglas Blair Lucek (FIN/SUI)
W.A.S.P.(US) lead guitarist 1992-94, 2006-present; 4 international releases, umpteen tours of US, EU and S. America; various press; relocated Boston to Finland 3 years ago, involved in various side-projects developing innovative instruments and development with the Fractal Axe-FX and surround-sound live presentation/mixing. Decades of FOH sound mixing experience, guitar design, manufacturing, mods and repair; more of an out-of-the-box thinker, so not interested in following the trends.
Chris Alpiar (USA-ATL)
Christopher Alpiar is an award-winning saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist,
arranger, producer and media composer. His specialization as a performer is in the Jazz, free-Jazz and Avant-garde Jazz idioms, but he is "...in love with every form of music made by humans".
Chris has been a Jazz saxophonist for over 25 years. As an instrumentalist and studio musician he has had the unique pleasure of recording as a sideman on hundreds of recording sessions and spent a significant amount of time touring Europe and South America.
Kevin Scott (USA-ATL)
As well as being a fantastic live player, Kevin's also quite an in-demand studio musician, having written, produced, and recorded with a variety of talent including #1 hip-hop/RnB charts single "Sabatage" by Wale, the influential prog-metal album "Avalanche Of Worms" by Levy/Werstler and Mindi Abair's latest Grammy-nominated release featuring Gregg Allman, Russell Gunn's last breakthrough album "Elektrik Butterly's Elekrik Funeral"
Michael Smith (USA-MD)
Michael has a diverse background from receiving his start in the New York radio market to ultimately serving as a consultant to the Executive Office of The President of The United States. His experiences have allowed him to master the delicate balance between creativity and business resulting in a unique blend of skills that allow him to assist his clients from the studio to the board room. Michael's longtime love of music and business led him to found The Carlton Smith Music Group. He is featured on projects listed in Amazon Studios, MSG Networks and BET. Michael holds an Associates and Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering Technology, a Master’s in Strategic Planning and Pro Tools certifications. He most recently hosted CSM Radio on WMUC 88.1FM where he spotlighted independent artists from across the world.