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Mar 21, 2021

The feeling we receive from the mental processing of sound waves as they propagate through the air, channeled from digital bits of code and analog signals that inform vibrating speakers and biological machinery, is a magic. I love engaging with this system of magic to craft rich, immersive, lush audio environments.

Join me as I share stories of discovery from deep dives into niche audio worlds.

As this website progresses, I will update this first blog post with audio related quotes as way to anchor and reflect.

The sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
- George Lucas
Films are 50 percent visual and 50 percent sound. Sometimes sound even overplays the visual.
— David Lynch
I'm a firm believer in computerized mixing. When I start a project, I store the balance levels in the computer--for emotional reasons, not a technical reason. The reason is that's the first time I react instinctively to the music and I want that not to be thought out at all--I want it to be purely instinctive. It's amazing as a recording progresses and you begin to improve it, how that so-called improvement can be a problem. I always store that first tracking date...and almost always refer back to itThe sound and music are 50% of the entertainment in a movie.
- Bruce Swedien
It’s funny--when you're recording, you have wonderful, wonderful sounds, but by the time you compress and all those sounds are on top of each other, you've lost the beautiful sound you had originally. In recording, you need to be careful of how much stuff to put on, because actually, for some reason, there's only so much space. I’d like to think that we’re going to move away from that pretty soon with polyphonic recordings and the development of spatial recording.
— Jon Anderson
The world today is moving fast. Musicians happen to be at a stage where how fast you can play is the important thing. It's not what you're saying, it's not the music any more--a player is judged by his speed. The criteria should be what the message is, what the story is. What's the bottom line? It shouldn’t be how fast you can play the run, but can you keep time? Do you have a heart, do you have a soul, what’s your message? And that gets kicked aside.
— Les Paul