These members of Profound Studio have given their talents to the Kickstarter campaign to help improve the platform. The generosity and talent on display here is humbling and we are extremely proud of them!
(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 primary instruments are bass, guitar and piano. I produce primarily electro, instrumental hip-hop and downtempo as a composer but work with all styles, whether primarily live instrument based or mostly in the box. 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.
Teaching Experience : I began authoring and delivering a variety of production, composition and performance workshops in 2010. From 2013-2016 I taught a range of courses at Pinnacle College, a media school in Sacramento, CA. Among the courses I've developed are; studio production, recording, audio engineering principles, synthesis, electronic music, composition, music theory, music business and music marketing. I will be using these materials to develop several books I am developing.
(USA-NYC) Known for his fastidious ears that balances mixes leaving them feeling polished, and musical; Alex’s masters are dynamic while remaining competitively loud. Mastering since 1999, it is no surprise that Alex Psaroudakis’ clients continue to be influential EDM, Electronic, Techno, Pop, Hip-Hop, and Reggae artists today. Currently mastering at Sterling Sound in NYC; known for their masters for a range clients including hit records for...well EVERYONE!
A contemporary studio, offering mastering options with a range of boutique analog gear, Alex's work breathes life into productions for artists and label clients.
Founder of HitMakers Mastering Studios in France and Spain, his mastering suite at HMM Barcelona was considered one of the best mastering facilities in Spain. Alex is a Sound Engineering Alumni to C.I.A.M Bordeaux, former assistant to Studio Carat, Enphase Creation and was a mastering professor at MK3, and hosted masterclasses for SAE Barcelona. Continuing to craft his masters for decades while giant strides in the digital domain of the music industry shifted, Alex carried his reputation and experience beyond genres and borders.
(USA-CA) Robert Hadley is a graduate of Sound Master School Of Engineering in Los Angeles. He has been Mastering since 1993. 4 Time Grammy Nominee winner of 2 Grammys. 2 time TEC Award recipient.
Mentored by the late, great Doug Sax, He has Mastered albums for such artists as: Nine Inch Nails, Modest Mouse, Journey, Steve Perry, The Eagles, Frank Zappa, Kate Bush, Bad Company, Buckethead, Pantera, Ry Cooder, George Clinton, Diana Ross, Korn, Pink Floyd, Ray Charles, Rod Stewart, Ludacris, La Coka Nostra, Kwanza Jones, Alison Krauss, Leonard Cohen, Lyle Lovett, Joe Cocker, Stevie Nicks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Natalie Cole, Barry Manilow, Electric Light Orchestra, The Gun Club, Jupiter Rising, Rainman, Alison Ray, Ingram Hill, Ryan Adams, The Calling, Los Lobos, Ozomatli, Quetzal, Carly Simon, Woven, Westside Bugg, CTA, Morrissey, Keane, Good Charlotte, Carole King, James Taylor, Robert Cray, Big Papa and the TCB, Gloria Estefan, Beastie Boys, Roberta Flack, The Doors, and the list goes on!!!!
2006 GRAMMY NOMINATION - Best Surround Sound Album for Diana Krall's, "The Girl In The Other Room"
2004 GRAMMY WINNER - Album of the Year for Ray Charles, "Genius Love's Company"
2004 GRAMMY WINNER - Best Surround Sound Album for Ray Charles, "Genius Love's Company"
2002 TEC AWARD WINNER - Outstanding Creative Achievement for Diana Krall's, "The Look Of Love"
2002 GRAMMY NOMINATION - Album of the Year for Dixie Chicks, "Home"
Doug Sax and Robert Hadley were the first mastering engineers to win a Grammy Award for Best 5.1 Surround Sound Album for Genius Loves Company in 2004
High Resolution audio downloads are the future of digital music, and as content providers such as Apple, HDtracks and Pono continually expand at exponential rates, I hear the demands for higher quality digital music louder than ever.
It is an integral facet of my work that the consumer hears the music as the artist, producer and engineers intended it to be heard at the highest possible fidelity.
As a pioneer in audio excellence, my main goal is to provide you with the best sounding product possible, and maintain the sonic integrity of the music while optimizing the digital audio file for the best translation from my DAW to the online store shelves.
(CA) My name is Don Nafe and I'm head honcho here at TMR Productions. I have no awards, no accolades and no name artists under my belt. What I do have is decent gear, a solid knowledge base and a killer work ethic but more importantly, I make it my goal to ensure all my clients walk away happy!
Logic Pro X
(AU) I have 7 years of experience playing classical music on piano at school. I then switched to the electric guitar and now I have almost 10 years of experience in playing, recording and producing. I have recorded a full length album with my band Gift Of Madness, played live supporting Killswitch Engage and participated in a couple of music videos. I currently specialize as a producer and mix engineer at my own facility EOL Studios, where I also track the guitars.
Pro Tools 9
(USA-ATL) Born into a musical family in the heart of the Deep South, Kevin Scott takes the traditions of his upbringing and runs with it, forging a path and name for himself in today's world of modern music. Currently based in Atlanta, Kevin has become the first-call bassist for a variety of performers, spanning many genres, in a town filled with generations of phenomenal players. Along with leading his own ensembles, Kevin has also played/toured with the Filthy Six (U.K), toured Japan with legendary trumpeter Russell Gunn, toured Europe with Larkin Poe, local stalwarts the Atlanta Funk Society and Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics. On December 2015 he was the musical director for the tribute to James Brown, featuring members of these two bands along with Bernard Purdie, Nigel Hall, Charles Walker, Grant Green Jr., Marshall Ruffin and a cast of Atlanta all-stars. The show was a tremendous success, selling out Terminal West.
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" which featured Robert Glasper, Branford Marsalis, Fred Wesley, and Andre Hayward just to name a few. He also appeared in the film "Jane Mansfield's Car" written, starring and directed by Billy Bob Thornton and featuring Robert Duvall and Kevin Bacon!
Stage and studio credits:
Wayne Krantz, Fergie, Bernard Purdie, Gregg Allman, Fred Wesley, Timothy Lefebvre, Col. Bruce Hampton (Ret.), Pee Wee Ellis, Jimmy Herring, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Mindi Abair, Ruben Wilson, Donald Harrison, Russell Gunn, Oteil Burbridge, Wale, Robert Glasper, Kebbi Williams, Will Bernard, Susan Tedeschi, Billy Bob Thorton, Coy Bowles, Ike Willis, Lil Jon Roberts and more.
Pro Tools - Drums
(USA-GA) Deacon Washington has an extensive recording and touring history. He has worked with artists like The Drifters, Dave Pirner and Soul Asylum, Boyz II Men, Guru (of Gang Starr),Shirley Murdock, Tyler Perry (as the touring drummer in his well know theatrical plays), Al Mikel, David Peaston, Allan Toussaint, Charmaine Neville and a host of other artists and producers including the legendary Steve Lillywhite. He currently writes/sings and plays drums in the band The Known Sick and Shut In and previously held the same role in the band Ghostwork. With over 70 records and national and international tours under his belt, his ability to play a wide variety of styles is well documented. In a studio environment, his primary objective is to always play for the song. If a producer wants to create unusual rhythmic treatments, he equally enjoys the exploratory nature of studio recording.
Ethos Sound Studios
(USA-ATL) Ethos is a Greek word meaning "character" that is used to describe the guiding beliefs or ideals that characterize a community, nation, or ideology. The Greeks also used this word to refer to the power of music to influence its hearer's emotions, behaviors, and even morals. 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. Conceptualized in late 2012 by a few musicians and producers who had the idea that an intimate, yet quality recording experience shouldn't empty your pockets.
Billy Gewin: Pro Tools/Sonar
(USA-ATL) I'm a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and studio owner. I make a living recording (and recording for) bands and singer-songwriters, and perform regularly as my own and with other acts on different instruments. Bass (electric/upright), Guitar (acoustic/electric), Mandolin, Dobro, Keyboards, Vocals, Arrangements.
Kevin Stokley/Gone Coastal Productions
(USA-OH) With an incredible studio at hand, utilizing all of the amazing analog gear you've read about, I will make your mix PUNCH. Relying on some guy with a cracked copy of Pro Tools and stock plugins isn't gonna get you there! My mixes includes a fullservice guarantee.
(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. My credits include Katie Carroll, Ellen Once Again, Stacy Dean Campbell, Hannah Claire, Clay Shelburn, Zach Balch, Shane Smith & The Saints, BE Music & Entertainment, Darryl Purpose, Erica Perry, Grace Pettis, Larry Gee, Sarah Sellers, Scott Hoying
Pro Tools/Cubase/Digital Performer
(USA-GA) 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.
(Sweden) Hi, I'm Joe Vegna. I'm a mixing engineer and music producer. I mix songs for artists from all over the world in my studio outside of Stockholm. Most of my clients I have never met, I work about 90 percent over the internet. I've been working in the music industry for 20+ years and started my own label 5 years ago. I hold small classes with up to 3 participants. That way we can really dig into the stuff each student wants to learn more about. I listen to the music they have recorded and we talk about ways to improve recording, editing and mixing. I give my experience and show examples and techniques they can start using right away. I also have pure mixing lessons.
Los Angeles, CA -
While keeping the atmosphere fun and inspiring, Heath maintains a philosophy focused on passionately producing the best possible sounding recordings.
Heath's roots in music formed when he got his first guitar at the age of 13. It was at that same time that he discovered punk rock and a lifelong passion for music began. A year later he put away the guitar and replaced it with a drum set. After years of sharpening his musical talents with local musicians, in 2005, he left his hometown in Washington State to pursue music in Los Angeles.
With encouragement from friends and family, Heath started Ripshore Studios in 2009. The studio experience with Heath is never a dull moment. He works fast, and clients always enjoy watching him fly around the keyboard. Heath is down to earth, easy going, and is an excellent communicator. Always taking the time to educate clients throughout the production and mix process. His patience combined with his vision and years of experience are the perfect combination for producing you an extraordinary product.
Heath is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer with dozens of television and commercial placements. His original music has been featured on Showtime, Discovery, Fox Sports, TLC, Nat Geo, HGTV, DIY network and more.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA Ken Gregory is an Atlanta-based trumpet and guitar player, studio owner and composer, playing professionally since 1968. In my studio I compose, arrange, record and edit music for various international companies, artists and local talents. My clients include Warner Brothers, CNN, The Weather Channel, various national advertising and industrial companies, and for many colleagues in the Atlanta area. In some cases, such as with a songwriter who doesn't play an instrument, I write & arrange the accompaniment, then play, sing, record, and mix all the parts. I also play bass, valve trombone, and enough keyboard to play convincing piano, organ, percussion, woodwind and string parts using an extensive MIDI system. Performance-wise, I play concerts and private functions with a number of groups ranging from duos to 18 piece big bands, playing and singing the popular music literature of the last 100 years.
(USA-OH) Hi! I’m Justin. A freelance audio engineer in Cincinnati, Ohio. I started playing with audio recording almost by accident when I was 14, making demos of bands through a PA mixer straight to cassette tape. As time passed and I collected better gear and gained experience, I started to get paid for recording and live sound gigs. It became a clear career path. I graduated from the Art Institute of New England in 2003, one of the best audio production schools in the United States, then spent a couple of years assisting at New Alliance Audio before moving away from Boston, and going out on my own. I built my studio to provide top quality audio production at a price modern clients can afford. Now clients from around the world have been trusting me with their sound for more than a decade. I know it means a lot when you put your project --your art-- in my hands.
I like an organic approach to projects. I like them to sound real and alive, and I’d rather hear the “air” in the room between the instruments than polish it all out in the mix. I always want to hear from great artists and bands or anyone interested in better audio. I'm available for recording, editing, mixing, and mastering, both locally and online.
Partial credit list: Finished Falling Avengeance Rock Bottom Resolve Angel's Method Holly DeFazio Darkness and Light (Film) Bryan and Scott Devendorf (The National) The Diamond Underground The Folks Around Town The Happy Maladies Tim Shelton New Moons Two Cheers Sarah Mac Band Wild Turkey Distillery (Video) Northside Garage Cincinnati Heart Ball (Video) The Almighty Get Down Procter & Gamble (Video) Alfonso Global Asylum Coda The Caught Flies Mark of the Dog Rose (AsrtoPiano Films) Rebecca Ruben Small Brain Curds Mark and Randy Forging Reverie Ricky Reilly Sunblocked (AsroPiano Films) Bellasonic Gentlemen and Scholars (Torque Records) Cavender The Speed of Film.
San Jose, CA, USA Hi! My name is Jacek and I run polishedmix.com - an online mixing service. My service focuses on mixing rock music, so if that's what you are playing, you can be sure your mix in the hands of somebody who understands and is passionate about your project. I am a certified Pro Tools Operator and have worked with and learned from Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down) and Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink, Rage Against the Machine). I also had the pleasure of doing a remix for Steven Wilson, which he picked as one of his favorites. These days I work as an independent mixing engineer out of my home studio in San Jose, California. My background as a musician helps me approach your song from creative point of view. If the song calls for it, I can offer production and arrangement suggestions, or even add parts myself to spice things up.
Montreal, Canada - From my father's home studio as a kid to working in incredible recording studios, I have had the chance to experiment the different aspects of music production through the years. I have long been offering professional services as a recording, mixing and mastering engineer for every music genre, and I am constantly refining my editing and processing skills and techniques. Since 2012 I have been studying Digital Musics and Electro-acoustics at the University of Montreal, and spent a year in Music Technology at De Montfort University. In the UK, I worked as a research assistant in 3D sound engineering and as a recording engineer in the studios. In Montreal, I have have been involved in the studio facilities. Today I research on the relationship between colours and timbre and its importance in composition.
New York City Area, USA -
If there is one thing you should know, it is that I am on a mission to deliver high-quality audio engineering and production in all of the work that I do, and to breathe life into music by people, and for people.
I grew up playing music, starting with piano lessons at 6 years old, and adding guitar and saxophone lessons when I was 11, continuing all three until I finished high school. At some point I realized that as much as I loved to play, I loved to listen even more. Even at a very early age I found I could never be in the car for more than two minutes without listening to music. When I began to geek out about even the smallest details of music and sounds, I decided this is be something that should be a part of my life.
That decision led me to enroll in the Bachelor of Science degree program in Sound Engineering at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Performing Arts Technology department, led by Jason Corey, I had the opportunity to get a broad education, learning about everything from recording and microphone techniques to technical ear training and acoustics/psychoacoustics; from early sound synthesis and electronic music to digital music composition and performance; from mixing and production practices to written and aural music theory; from live sound to sound for film and sound design for theater; from boring things like musicology to more exciting things like calculus and physics. All the while I worked with friends and musicians creating music and sound whenever and however possible.
In addition to my major in Sound Engineering, I also earned a minor in Electrical Engineering, taking courses in circuits, signals and systems, and digital signal processing. I learned the basics of programming in C++ and Matlab through the university and Python on my own. While far from being an advanced programmer, I am typically able to read through a body of code and understand what is happening.
I finished my senior thesis by recording and mixing music for 5.1 surround sound and binaural listening, and completed my undergraduate degree in May of 2015. I continued my studies for one more year in a Music Production and Recording graduate program at the Universitetet i Stavanger in Stavanger, Norway. I took the opportunity to record the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra in the beautiful city concert house as well as record and mix friends at the school in both studio and live settings. I spent many nights at Spor5, the jazz club downtown, running the sound for live performances. I also volunteered at Folken, the student house, as part of the sound crew for when major performances came to the city. Studying in Norway was a great chance not only to study, but to meet people from around the world and learn about different cultures.
The first experience I had working in a professional environement was an internship during the summer of 2010 with composer, engineer, and producer Henry Hey. I assisted him in composing for a documentary, creating filler music for popular live TV shows, recording and mixing musicians, soldering cables, and managing digital files.
During the summers of 2012 and 2013 I interned at Architekt Music, a recording studio, live venue, and music instructional facility. While there I helped set up microphones and gear for recording, performed board recalls, and sat in on many late-night mixing sessions with engineer Mike Ferretti.
The summer of 2014 I lived in Brighton, MA working at Bose. As a member of the Demonstrations and Media Content team, I worked under Fran Flannery to create the demos you hear when you see a Bose product in a store by editing and mixing voiceovers for different products as well as helping to choose some of the music. I also mixed a recording in 5.1 as a demo for one of their theater systems, and assisted in recording a string ensemble at MIT for a Bose 50th Anniversary Documentary. Additionally I demonstrated and encouraged the team to incorporate Google's online suite of software for real-time document and spreadsheet editing to improve the flow of information in the department.
Most recently I worked at Sounds Good in Stavanger, Norway. Working with producer and composer Stephane Detrez, I helped to record and produce music for indie, pop, and pop rock artists. I was the studio recording engineer for some of the work and assisted in producing much of the rest. In addition I took care of some digital file management and sat in on mix sessions with engineer Inge Engelsvold.
Apart from work, I have been an active member of the Audio Engineering Society since 2012.
(USA-GA) 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.
The early years of Dave's career were dedicated to the world of audio post-production and music production serving as a staff engineer for production companies in the Chicago area. The next phase of his career focused on live sound with a focus on houses of worship culminating in a 9 year staff position as Audio Director for North Point Community Church, one of the largest churches in the United States. At North Point, Dave oversaw all audio production related to Sunday services including mixing FOH and broadcast audio while leading and managing a team of 2 dozen engineers.
Dave currently focuses primarily on mixing in his private studio where he specializes in music production, audio post-production, and podcast projects. He also continues working as a FOH engineer whenever possible. When Dave isn't behind a console, he dedicates his time to consulting and training with a focus on serving houses of worship.
Dave has been a featured participant at conferences such WFX and Gurus of Tech and has been one of the most frequently featured guests on the Church Tech Weekly podcast. His articles have been published in Church Production Magazine and on Waves.com as well as on his own website: Goingto11.com. He has tested equipment and software for leading audio manufacturers such as Shure and Avid and was most recently a part of the Development Team for Avid’s S6L console. Dave is also a member of the Artist Roster for Waves plug-ins.