Bio...

I grew up in the suburbs of Boston and went to college in Maine. All through high school and college I played in bands as a bass player but also found myself as the guy who took the time to set up the PA and try to get it to sound right. Even when jamming or practicing I was very concerned with hearing everything, knowing innately that the better we could hear each other, the better we would play and the better we would sound.

I spent my junior year abroad in Ireland at UCC in Cork. While there, I was focused on music and playing around town in little jazz outfits. The experience convinced me I wanted to do music for a living. When I got back to the States that summer, I took an assistant gig at New Alliance Studios in Boston with Andrew Murdock (Mudrock) which opened my eyes to the vastly creative and challenging profession of making records. Wanting to improve my musicianship as well as get an education in all the tools I only barely grasped at New Alliance, I enrolled at Berklee College of Music in September of 1996, intent on getting into the
Music Production and Engineering Department.

Berklee was a life altering experience. The instruction from teachers like Bill Scheniman, Rob Jaczko, Mark Wessel, Carl Beatty, and Rich Mendelson was a once in a life time blessing. The friends I made there are still people I connect with both personally and professionally and I am ever thankful to have been accepted into the department and allowed to succeed.

After Berklee, I took an opportunity to work for Bob and Janet Lawson at the all analog studio Blue Jay Recording in Carlisle, MA. It was here that I really cut my teeth as an engineer and studio professional. Not only did I get to work with and continue to learn from all the great teachers I had at Berklee in a professional setting but as one of Boston’s longest operating and best maintained rooms in New England, I got to work with all kinds of bands, producers and engineers from all over the country.

In 2001, Marcus Siskind bought Blue Jay from the Lawsons and took the studio into the digital age. The studio underwent a major renovation designed by Fran Manzella (technical design by John Klett) and the SSL, which had been the first in New England in 1985, went to Peter Frampton. The desk was replaced by a custom Neve VR and Blue Jay became one of the first studios in New England with Protools HD.

In 2006, I moved to Los Angeles to work at Interscope. After a year and a half of working on some amazing major label sessions as one of the staff engineer/assistants, I decided to branch out on my own and start my own studio and audio services business! Magic Gadget, christened by song writer Ian Rhett, is now in Culver City.

Credits...

These links aren’t a compete list. Also, not sure why I am listed as 3 different people. More information available by request.


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Other Credits...

I have also had the pleasure of working on various projects with/for:

Engineers and Producers:
Polow Da Don, Ester Dean, Jude Cole, Michael Gurley, Marco Marinangeli, Simone Sello, Thom Panunzio, Paul Miner, Jimmy Hoyson, Jim Brown, Mike McCarthy, Jim Vollentine, Chuck Reed, Warren Riker, Billy Mann, Cus, Eric Dawkins, Paul Hager, Stephanie Seracco, Brad Young, Ed Goodreau, Rob Jaczko, Bill Scheniman, Carl Beatty, Jeff Glixman, Dave Mattacks, Alan Mallet, Zoux, Jim Farber, Phil Greene, Mike Tucker, Jimi “Bonzai” Caruso, Jack Gauthier, Ken Susi, Carl Strube, Stephen Webber, Cliff Magnus, Steve Kipner, Cameron Webb, Crit Harmon, Bob Lawson, Neal Ward, Claudio Ragazzi, Mark Wessel, Mark Tanzer, Marcus "DL" Siskind, Kenny Lewis, Rafael Alcala.

Artists:
LIfehouse, Nine Inch Nails, Warren Cuccurullo, Daddy Yankee, New Found Glory, Monica, The Prominent Kings, Nicole Sherzinger (Pussy Cat Dolls), William Tell, Nelly Furtado, Snow Patrol, Killa B, Ringo, Arson, Darker My Love, Let's Go Sailing, Lauryn Hill, M&M Films, The Backstreet Boys, Lisa Lisa, Seth Justman, Emily Dahmen, King Sunny Ade, Chantal, Krumbsnatcha, Gravel Pit, Stu Kimball, Dale Dejoy, Dispatch, Metro, Martin Sexton, Rick Derringer, Mancain, Ivory, Team 220, Adrienne, Anne Chandler, Groove Lily, Klezmer Conservatory Band, Wesley Wirth, Al Kooper, Mobb Deep, Mass Ave, Lancaster, Tommy Flanders, Harvey Diamond, Silvard Kool, Katherine Shafer, We’re All Gonna Die, The Gentlemen, Bleu, Tim Janis, The Control Group, Steve Smith and the Nakeds, Kyler England, Evan Harlan, Fernando Brandao, Sergio Brandao, Fernando Huergo, Steve Langone, Billy Novick, Steve Swallow, Levite, Joe Flood, Safam, Aine Minogue, Heather Bright, Liz Bishop, Amanda Birdsall, Dan Crabtree, Tracy Ferrie, Robert Sweet, Roscoe Dash, Soulja Boy, Jim Stapley, Jude Cole, Johnny Ringo, Deux Process, The Shills, Stone Parade, honeyhoney.

Organizations:
Spaceland Recordings, Berklee College of Music, Concord Chamber Music Society, Middlesex School (Concord, MA).

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Audio Work:
Freelance/MagicGadget Owner/Operator
Greater Los Angeles, CA
2007 - Present

Interscope Studio
Santa Monica, CA
Consultant 2006 - 2008
Assistant Tech/Staff Engineer 2010 - Present

Blue Jay Recording
Carlisle, MA
Chief Engineer 2000 - 2005
Staff Engineer 1999 - 2000

Genelec, Inc
Natick, MA
Consignment Inventory Mgr 1999

Berklee College of Music
Boston, MA
Evening Supervisor 1999

Education:
Berklee College of Music
MP&E, Professional Diploma
1998

Colby College
B.A. Sociology
1996