Linda Taylor (USA-CA)
Guitarist Linda Taylor may be most well known from her work on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” hosted by Drew Carey. Keyboardist Laura Hall and Linda provide the music featured in this improvised sketch show.
She has toured, recorded, and/or performed with Art Garfunkel, Tracy Chapman, Maia Sharp, Terri Lyne Carrington, Christopher Cross, Sheila E., Carlos Rios, Edwin McCain, Don Was, Jim Keltner, Richard Perry, Leigh Jones, Kirk Whalum, Namie Amuro, Chante Moore, Wayne Brady, Vesta Williams, Thelma Houston, and others.
(USA-Atl) If his apprenticeship with musical artist is any indicator of his talent, then the likes of Rihanna, George Benson, Prince, Marc Anthony, Lenny White, Common, Ginuwine, Jennifer Hudson, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, Mary J. Blige, Macy Gray, Teena Marie, Jill Scott, SWV, and Anita Baker has made him a well versed player, which without doubt has inspired other aspiring artist and musicians.
DeChown's long running working relationship with platinum Hip Hop recording artist Rasheed Lynn, AKA Common, as his guitarist and Musical Director helped him develop his ability to adapt to almost any musical environment. DeChown has been featured on recordings with Common, one of which included a recording with Mos Def and Talib Kweli, two other prominent Hip Hop artists on the record 'Black Star'. This record featured DeChown as a lead guitar player.
Ted Mason (USA-NYC)
In addition to playing in multiplatinum British rock/pop band Modern English Mr. Mason has worked as a producer/musician with such artists as AKON, Chris Brown, Mary J Blige, Pharrell Williams, Common, Jeff Beck, Robert Plant, Santana, Dead Prez, Midge Ure, Bob Geldoff, the Verve, Jesus and the Mary Chain, Prince, Papa Wemba, Khaled, Youssou N'dour, Macy Grey, Thomas Mapfumo and Peter Gabriel. He has successfully released back catalog and obscure Modern English tracks through his label as well as a huge roster of artists from Hip Hop to Africa Soukous. He now performs as a solo artist in the United States Europe and Africa blending British Rock with world and African music.
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.
Johnnie Truesdale (USA-Nashville)
I am a Grammy Award winning audio engineer. I have been engineering professionally for 9 years. I have engineering part time for over 20. I have been a guitar player for 26 years.
Billy Gewin (USA-ATL)
I'm a studio owner, multi-instrumentalist, producer, engineer and singer/songwriter.
I call my small-but-mighty facilty Cave Cricket Studio. I record bands, soundtracks, singer-songwriters, voice overs, sing harmonies, play parts on different instruments, mix, master... I play live and write lyrics and music as well... let me show you what I can do for you in the studio, as an engineer, producer or studio musician.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tim Flanzbaum (USA-NJ)
Pro Tools/Studio One
As an assistant engineer at House of Loud Studios, he worked on several mainstream projects including Paramore’s “Riot!” album, which was certified platinum in the US by the RIAA. At FrankenSound Recording Studios, Tim worked as chief recording and mixing engineer, where he recorded, produced, and mixed several projects from pre-production to completed albums/EPs for artists such as Mike Schiavo, Zodiac Mary, Mercer Avenue, Sick Mind and many more.
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.
Glenn Thomas-ITune Audio (CA)
Pro Tools/Sonar/Studio One
Our world-class mastering engineers have fine-tuned the likes of Nashville’s greats and musicians that are breaking through the music scene to become the greatest hits of tomorrow. Let us show you what it takes to give your track that little bit extra that will push it over the top. Also offering “Disc Description Protocol” uploads (DDP).
Clients Include: Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony, Bob Horn, Marc Mozart and many more.
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.
Bob Stark (USA-OR)
I have worked in major facilities from Seattle to L.A., from San Diego to New York and I am still working in an independent capacity, but now have located all of my gear in the facilities of Sonic Media in Portland, OR. Truth be told, my job description reads more like Chief Mouse Pusher Button Presser Fader Puller Manuscript User at The Console of Awesomeness! My goals for the future are to be involved in creating innovative music with young artists that are looking to change the world through music. Bob is a 2 time Grammy winner with Esperanza Spalding and Steve Martin/Edie Brickell.
Angel Paz (USA-NYC)
Angel is a guitar player and composer born in Pontevedra in 1988. In 2010 he finish his studies at “Estudio, escola de música” in Santiago de Compostela. Where he become the first student to obtain the “Professional Diploma in Rock and Modern Music”. In September 2011, he starts his studies at the prestigious “Berklee College of Music”, whe he graduates “Summa cum Laude” in “Professional Music” (2013). As a guitar player, he has performed with several bands and shows: “Freylekhs”, “nueve8seis”, “Xaa trio”,… In February 2014, he joins as lead guitar player for the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages”, as well as the dance show “Burn the Floor”. Angel is endorser for the renowned brands: “Paul Reed Smith - PRS”, “Mesa/Boogie” and “Dunlop”.
Ken Gregory (USA-ATL)
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.
Jarrett Floyd (USA-NYC)
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. My ears are the greatest tools I have. Thanks to them, I am able to experience music and sounds that send shivers down my spine on a daily basis. This is due in no small part to the countless artists and creators throughout history and geography. As a musician myself, I have a taste for artists who are willing to step outside the box and create things that are new, interesting, and can even change the way we think about music and art. I have taken it upon myself to give opportunities to those artists to make music and sounds that will remain in ears and minds for years to come.
EOL Studios (AU)
Logic Pro X
I currently specialize as a producer and mix engineer at my own facility EOL Studios, where I also track the guitars.
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.
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.
Signals&Noises Studio (CAN)
A graduate of Fanshawe College's flagship Music Industry Arts program, and Owner/Engineer of Signals & Noises, Simon Ng believes in more than just making music, but giving it the life it deserves.
NextDoorAudio/Justin Van Haven (USA-MI)
I have been producing music for 10 years. Experience in Fruity Loopz, Reason, Pro Tools 10 operater Certified in Music & Post-production, Native Instruments Maschine & Komplete. Graduated from Mediatech Institute with a Recording Arts Diploma in 2013.
Heath Ripplinger (USA-CA)
I began my professional career in music at age 14. I moved from Washington State in 2005 to pursue music in Los Angeles, CA.
While keeping the atmosphere fun and inspiring, Heath maintains a philosophy focused on passionately producing the best possible sounding recordings.
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.
Aleksandr Volk (Latvia)
Alex is a second-generation audio engineer, son of the famous Igor Wolk, who is considered to be one of the best live engineers in Russia.
Alex’s story started back when he was 11. His father owned a huge equipment renting company in Tallin and little Alex used to hang out at the main warehouse in his spare time. That’s where the real interest in all of the endless wires and knobs came.
Without asking anybody Alex got himself some basic music production software and started writing and creating tracks on his home pc. For almost a year this remained unknown to his parents but when his father has heard Alex’s music he started teaching him. When Alex was 13 he started working in the studio built specially for him. Days and nights he spent learning and expanding his knowledge, skipping school and the “normal” teenager life. Alex is absolutely in love with music, that’s what he’s doing all his life.
The clients featured in his portfolio feature some of the biggest names in the Russian music business. He is truly a prodigy.