Sound Sculptor


Raised in Geneva, varied interests in computers, electronics, mechanics, and music began to converge in middle school and set forth recording bands. Since that time extensively studied the entire recording chain... 

From the thoughts of the musician, the physiology of their actions, their theories on music, and the instrument...

The acoustical event it produces, its expansion and propagation through the air, interaction with the atmosphere, cross-convolution with the environment, exciting a microphonic transducer...

Velocity collapsing into pressure on the membrane, instantiating an electromotive force, waving electrons down the wires, and through the circuits they connect - down to the transistor substrate.

Studied chip design. Designed a novel new converter to transform this analog signal into the digital domain. Wrote DSP code to process this digital information. Followed the musical information through the mixing and the mastering processes and CD encoding, error-correction coding, and the design of CODECs including various MPEG implementations. Built a converter to bring the signal back to the analog realm and studied the physics of speaker design and acoustics. Studied the anatomy of the ear and how it reacts with sound. Delved into psychoacoustics and the psychology of sound.  Studied with top names in the industry, learned from masters of the craft, worked with Grammy-nominated musicians, and multi-Platinum engineers.  Followed the entire recorded path from creation of sound to the enjoyment of the listener.

Developed a philosophy along the way.

Left school as the entire industry was collapsing. The subsidized ignorant had decided that music should be free and didn't care how it sounded.  College kids downloaded an industry to death.  

Popular credence was that it only hurt the record company.  Record companies long served the purpose of a bank for musicians - try explaining your next project to the loan manager down the street.  As revenues decreased so did the quality of music being promoted.  Musicians were replaced with computers and a handful of people getting mega-rich.  And popular music was reduced to ego, sex, and money.  No euphemisms, no stories, no creativity... simply take any song once popular add a drum machine and an ego.

Had studied the advancement of sound quality then the population decided it should sound like crap. As studios shuttered, remained un- and under-employed for quite some time.

Finally, that Electrical Engineering degree was utilized in another field, enabling equipment investments – closing studios meant a flood of under-valued equipment on the market. That equipment has been assembled here,
for your listening pleasure.