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)
Ableton/Cubase

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.

Justin Perkins (USA-WI)
WaveLab/iZotope RX/REAPER
Mastering/Consultation


Full-time mastering engineer, former production engineer/mixer at various studios including Smart Studios in Madison, WI. I'm very proficient with WaveLab (mastering software), and also very familiar with iZotope RX, Pro Tools, and REAPER.

Ethos Sound Studios (USA-ATL)
Pro tools/Ableton/Logic

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.

Rodrigo Garcia Salas: (USA-FL)
Cubase/Pro Tools/Logic Pro/FL Studio

Since 2003, I have led the effort to provide the promise of quality, dedication, and professionalism to hundreds of musicians. I'm in love with composing and recording original music for my clients. My portfolio ranges from rap, hip hop, metal, film scoring, beat production, and many more. I never compromise quality for time and give my clients the best work possible each and every time. I apprenticed at KDS Music Studios and have been mentored by some of the best audio engineers in the business. I spent over a year working with big and small clients and now have my own growing recording studio with all my tools for creativity. I teach the art of recording and compose for a living.

Phil McGowan (USA-CA)
Pro Tools

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.

David Stagl (USA-ATL)
Pro Tools

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)
Pro Tools/Logic

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.

George Valentin Pane (Bucharest)
Pro Tools/Reaper

(Bucharest) I own a music producing studio for about 3 years now and have collaborated as consultant for INES Studios, one of the biggest music production and recording studios in Romania.

Tobias Doering
Pro Tools/Logic Pro

I am Audio-Engineer from Weimar. I do mixing, mastering in separate studios and room acoustics. I give lessons in Audio-Engineering, Mixing and Recording. Clients can listen live while I work and make comments or requests. First Test-Mastering is free. Teaching highlights: I was a guest teacher at HFM Weimar

Michael Smith (USA-MD)
Pro Tools

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.

La Keenan Ealy (USA-MI)
ProTools/FL/Logic

La Keenan “Time Out” Ealy (T.O.) is known for his tenacity and gifted ability to create one of a kind productions that form to the artist. He has created sounds for artists The Fray, Lil Boosie, Murphy Lee, Skinny Pimp, County Brown, Aye Verb, Bo Dean, Tef Poe, and Black Spade to name a few. Understanding the needs of his clients and matching them with sounds that fit their personalities and music style is definitely a strong point for this artist. “Creating quality music that speaks to the person listening is a passion and quality over quantity is must,”

Shane Smith (USA-CA)
ProTools/Ableton/Logic
Cubase/Reason


I spent the '90's touring and recording with my Alternative Rock band Idle Wilds (RCA, Ardent Records). During this time I was fortunate to have made several Lp's at Ardent Studios in Memphis with the late great John Hampton, among many other notable Producers and engineers...Including Steve Berlin, Mike Chapman, John Fry, Shelly Yakus, Niko Bolas to name a few... I've been a professional, Producer/Engineer since 2000.

A big Milestone for me was getting two Grammy nominations for my work on Los Lobos' Tin Can Trust (Engineer, Mixer), which was nominated for Americana album of the year and Best Instrumental Rock performance for "Do The Murray".

I've recorded and mixed the last two Los Lobos studio albums Tin Can Trust and Gates of Gold... Let's make some art!

Dan Morris (USA-ATL)
Logic Pro X

(USA-ATL) I have a degree in Audio Engineering from The Art Institute of Atlanta and began interning at Atlanta studios. My band Marathon was discovered by Ken Block of Sister Hazel. We played with Collective Soul, Train, Sister Hazel, John Mayer, India Arie and countless others. I love the nexus of technology and music and continue to being these skills to writing and recording today.