ARTIST: Austin Smith (A Sea Es)
In 2011 Austin and I set out to record a full length. This song, Doubler, was the first song we recorded after I purchased a Native-Instruments “Maschine”. Austin would come in with a full song mapped out in his mind, and play each part one by one. During our sessions his instruments usually would stay in my home studio .
We met in 2009 through a networking mixer SugarHill used to co-sponsor alongside the recording academy/TX chapter. We quickly realized that we had a lot in common and became friends. His creative technique never cease to amaze me. He’d come over and say– “you gotta hear this new song I wrote” – And then he’d proceed to play an incredible song… I’d think, how the hell did you come up with
that when all of your instruments have been here this whole time?
ARTIST: Benjamin Wesley
TRACK: Great Moments in Life
RELEASED: April 2012 / The Convoy Group
Recorded on location at: Jefferson Davis Artists Lofts, log cabin/Wimberley, TX, SugarHill Studios, Houston,TX
Ben and I initially set off to record one song. We ended up working together for two years on this album. Tracking some of it in the log cabin in the woods, some at SugarHill.. and final overdubs and mixes were done at my home studio in a haunted hospital.
I first met Ben when we were both making sandwiches at a deli here in Houston. More than an amazing record that I am proud of, I got a really good friend out of the deal.
ARTIST: Bang Bangz
ALBUM: Bang Bangz
RELEASED: February 2012 / Self
When I heard about my friend Mario’s project Bang Bangz, I really dug the electronic guy/girl duo vibe they had going on. When he asked if I’d mix it, and could I do it in two weeks? I didn’t think twice.
I first met Mario when we did a Live From SugarHill with his other band Tax The Wolf. After the Bang Bangz ep was released, I read an interview that said they were still tracking parts for other songs while I started mixing the first. Even with the limited time for their CD release party, the mixes couldn’t have come out better in my opinion.
I produce, mix, and record. I teach. And I love my job.
From The Blog
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of touring possibly the most amazing recording studio in the world.
How did I get here??
Rewind to last month: Just out of curiosity.. I logged in to my United Airlines account to see how many miles I had, and to my surprise they expired at the end of the year! (if you had continental one pass miles – they are now united points… and they have a very short lifespan)
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This is a sweet article Craig Hlavaty wrote- Lots of love for lots of projects I’ve worked on (Grandfather Child, Something Fierce, Runaway Sun, The Umbrella Man)
2012 is going to be rad. I have a feeling it’s going to be a successful year for the Houston music community.Read More
heres a recap of the last 4 months (well, only the stuff i have pictures of)
most current on the top
recorded the houston childrens chorus in rice’s stude hall
austin smith gettin cray with the cymbal
finally racked my stuff
enjoyed the view while my power was out
tracked some drums for the wild moccasins, with john griffin producing
my audio 4 class was pretty awesome.. everybody turned in sweet mixes
worked with josh applebee on a couple of cool projects
pops cooked a killer turkey, and the [...]Read More