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Noise Drop Productions
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I am a freelance recording/audio engineer in the San Francisco Bay Area, who enjoys working in various recording studios, where I’ve done projects with both artist on major labels including Sony, RCA, Def Jam, GOOD Music, Windham Hill, Arista Records, B&G, Dancing Cat, and with a diverse range of local indy bands. I am extremely comfortable working in all stages and levels of a project and bring my experience and knowledge with me, by understanding how to positively contribute to the project. In my working with the diverse range of major artists and local indy artist, it allows me to be fluent in all styles of music, and be able to contribute to the local community of musicians and bands that surround the San Francisco Bay Area.

Over the years I’ve earned 2 Grammy nominations for audio engineering, and participated in many Billboard Charting Albums. I have been fortunate enough to work with numerous talented artists including Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Hudson, Lil’ Wayne, Snoop Dogg, George Winston, Melvin Seals, Tuck & Pattie, Joan Jeanrenaud, Phil Aaburg, Baron Davis, Henry Butler, Dave “Dave’s Hands” Jackson, Keola Beamer, Cyril Pahinui, Bola Sete, Professor Longhair, Steven, Damian, and Ziggy Marley, and the Los Lonely Boys along with many other amazing artists.

Recording, Mixing & Mastering

One of my assets is my ability to work with artists in all stages of their career. My experience with established artists gives me the knowledge to impart on beginning artists, and their excitement and motivation influences my work with everyone else. Knowing how to start a project, maintain its momentum and see a project through to completion are other assets I feel I can contribute to your project.

Over the years of recording, I have built a solid understanding about acoustic instruments, and how they should sound. Having the experience to record drums, guitars, bass, choirs etc., as well as how to get great vocal performances, allows me to apply my experience to your project. Working with various bands has allowed me to gain a strong understanding of MIDI, sampling and programming. I have experience with analog tape, but in this digital age the computer and it’s ever evolving software is my real tool. I consider myself a hybrid engineer because of my experience in analog (with strong knowledge of its past), vintage gear and understanding of the digital world we live in today (including dealing with the various new mastering formats)

I’ve done film, TV, radio, multimedia, sound design and I like the challenge of locking picture to sound, the art of creating, building and capturing sound, to the pragmatism and being in the moment of live recording or just capturing the moment of a performance and the satisfaction of seeing a musician pleased with the sound of their instrument. It’s when we can share this unique sound, I understand and take pride in participating with an artist in achieving performances that make them smile.

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Audio Transfer Servies

We are now offering various 2-track transfers services to digital files (wav, aiff, flac, mp3, ogg etc), CD’s or DVDs. Currently we offer transfer from DAT, MiniDisc, LP’s (33 RPM and 45 RPM), Cassettes, ADAT, DA-88, 1/2″ and 1/4″ two track on a Ampex ATR-100 or 2″ 24 track tape via a Studer Gold Series 827, and 1/4″ Reel to Reel half track or quarter track tapes. We also have 24 track Dolby SR, 2-track SR and 2 Track DBX noise reduction systems. All transfers are done using high quality professional audio equipment. We can also transfer your old VHS tapes to either DV files for your own editing or DVD/Blu-Ray. We also offer some video editing services and audio restoration and forensics. Rates typically start at around $25 per media, but please contact me for a more exact quote or more information. 

Audio Restoration

Using the latest audio restoration software tools we can clean up just about any dialogue, music, or other type of audio tracks with unwanted artifacts. Anything from cleaning pops and cracks on vinyl to police audio forensics. I have been restoring old recordings for many years now and with that I bring experience on how to achieve the greatest results in reducing unwanted artifacts in recordings. Rates vary depending on the project so please feel free to contact me for more information. I also offer audio transfer services.

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Commercial Album Credits
Movie and Video Game Score Mixing

Other Artists

16th Street Blues Man
Adriennen Bailon
Asa Young
Austin Willacy’s
Baron Davis
Beres Hammond
Collie Buddz
Damian Marley
Daisy Gray
Dave “Daves Hands” Jackson
Derrick “Yung Wurld” McAllister
Dismembered Gods
Don Carlos
Dr. Professor Longhair
Echo Location
Fire Tiger
Freddie McGregor
Gary Malkin
George Cromarty
Harrison Spreer
Heavy Weight Dub Champions
Horace Andy
Joan Jeanrenaud

Johnny Cat
Jorge Santana
Justin Bieber
Kanye West
Kara Dioguardi
Kid Red
Kronos Quartet
Laurie Anderson
Levi Levitt
Lil Wayne
Los Lonely Boys
Marcus Phillips
Matt Wong
Melissa Phllips
Melly Baldwin
Melvin Seals
Michael Franti & Spearhead
Michale Halaas
Mike Olmos
Mike Rinta
Miller Band
Nate Brown
Nu Blu
Over The Falls
Paul Revelli
Peter Gunberg

Phil Aaberg
Richard Healy
Rock City
Ruth Davies
Ryan Scott
Sam Bostic
Sean Ray
Sly & Robbie
Snoop Dogg
Stephen Marley
Steve Erhman
Steve Freud
Stevie Coyle
Tatiana Marie Marchuck Pena
Taylor Grey
Thaddeus Dixon
The Business End
Thia Mafia
Thomas McCree
Toni Martin
Tony Stead
Tuck & Pattie
Uriah Duffy
16th Street Blues Man

Record Labels, Engineers, Producers

Basin Street Records
Cash Money Records
Cord International
Dancing Cat Productions
Def Jam Records
GOOD Music
HanaOla Records
Inca Productions
Island Def Jam
Mission Girls
Tate Publishing
Tone Deaf Records
Windham Hill
San Jose Jazz Festival
Reggae On The River 2006
Reggae Rising 2007, 2008

Adam Munoz
Andrea Wasse
Ari Rios
Ben Taylor
Bryan Morton
Bobby Brass
Sammy Brass
Che Pope
Clarence “Coffee” Coffee Jr.
Danny Garibay
Dave “Daves Hand” Jackson
Dru Castro
Eddie Kramer
Greg Fidelman
Howard Johnston
Jarvis Church
Joe Macklin
Jon Mark
Josh Gudwin
Justin Liberman
Kent Matcke
Kuk Harrell
Marc Senasac
Melly Baldwin
Michael Rodriguez
Phil Aaberg
Polo Jones
Rock City & Jevons
Willie Samuels

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