Here's a small selection of records I've made:
I spent a couple weeks
workingliving on engineering team for Kanye West's album Donda. It’s defintely the largest team I’ve ever been a part of, with everybody on the team pushing themselves way past their best. In my time there, I had a ton of jobs, but the biggest moment was cutting the lead vocal on No Child Left Behind, which was used in preview trailer above.
- The Head and The Heart
I engineered the first round of basics sessions for the upcoming Feist record, Pleasure. We spent three weeks up at the Panoramic House Studio in Stinson Beach. It was a pretty amazing collection of people to spend time with and Feist is every bit as impressive an artist as I had always imagined.
- Ty Segall
For this track by Daniel Erik, he brought in a bunch of heady jazz musicians to the studio. We tracked each part individually, with me doing aggressive sonic “shaping” while the mics were live, then feeding that to the player’s ears to inform their improvisations. It was a ton of fun!
I’m currently in the midst of co-producing a new batch of songs with Josiah Johson. The first is Hello, Hello On Fire!, but we’ve working together since his time in The Head and The Heart including his first solo album: Every Feeling On A Loop.
- Elizabeth Moen
- Sean Hayes
The California Honeydrops
I’ve mixed four albums and an EP for Goodnight, Texas: A Long Life of Living, Uncle John Farquhar, Conductor, The Senseless Age (EP), How Long Will It Take Them To Die, and their contribution to the Metallica Blacklist: “Of Wolf and Man”.
“The Railroad”, from their first album, has been picked up by Coors Banquet for their “Carry the West” campaign and was also used for the opening scenes in the first episode of Tiger King.
I really love how these all three of these albums turned out, how their sound manages to feel traditional and modern without breaking a sweat, and how easily they can make americana feel timeless.
The Rainbow Girls
I had so much fun mixing American Dream record. Erin, Caitlin, and Vanessa are three incredibly creative ladies and we had a lot of fun crazy nights finishing this record together.
For a while, I spent so much time in the studio with Kelly McFarling and her band that we began joking about how her crew had a “home team advantage” every time they came in. Ultimately that became the name of her band!
We've made a total of five records together: Deep The Habit, Water Dog, Others, Ridgeline and Distractible Child.
- Marty O’Reilly
- Diana Gameros
- The Brothers Comatose
I recorded overdubs and mixed the this dirty rockin’ Whiskerman EP.
The Stone Foxes
“While I’m A King Bee might be a cover song, the Stone Foxes add more depth than The Rolling Stones did in 1964. [...] It's one of the most exciting covers of the song since 1957” - Liquid Hip
In October of 2017, Kendra McKinley spent a month living at the Hendry Miller Library in Big Sur as an artist-in-residence. I packed up a rental car full of microphones, a Milkman amplifier, and a vibraslap and spent three nights recording a collection of tunes with Kendra inside the library.
- Hot Flash Heat Wave
I really cut my teeth as recording engineer, mixer and producer for Kacey Johansing’s first record Many Seasons. I was so green, but I still love how it all turned out. I was also the recording engineer for her second record Grand Ghosts.
I recorded and mixed this live performance video for Yours Truly.
I also mixed half of the album: Paradise.
I mixed a couple songs from Ben Morrison’s debut album Old Technology.
I mixed Strange Pilgrim’s self titled debut album.
- Max Daniel
Don’t Be a Hero
I engineered, mixed, and co-produced a few songs for the soundtrack to Don’t Be a Hero, directed by my good friend Pete Lee. It’s a short film set in Bakerfield, so we whipped up some country tunes. Four songs, written, arranged, recorded, and mixed in one day. The film took a lot more time, but turned out great!
The actual sound for the film was mixed by my pal Jeremiah Moore, who has a mix room across the hall from my studio. We were literally recording the soundtrack the same day he was editing dialogue across the hallway (with Pete running back and forth between the rooms)! It was a fun day at Hyde.
I engineered, mixed, and co-produced this single from Saalt. This was a really fun and createive band to work with! My favorite part was convincing Alisa to bust out her baritone horn for the outro. She crushed it!
I engineered and mixed the some tunes that Avi Vinocur produced with Oona Ruin. I’ve known Oona since the first year I moved to SF, and have been a fan or hers the entire time. It was really fun to be in the studio with her and Avi and I love how it all turned out!
- Birds & Batteries
- We Became Owls
The Singer & The Songwriter
I produced, recorded and mixed Directions for The Singer & The Songwriter.
These two are so wonderful to work with and this EP is something I’m incredibly proud of.
We worked hard in the studio to find a folk sound that [...] people crave.
I think we nailed it while managing to bring something unique to each song.
Planes On Paper
I spent a very stormy week out in Stinson Beach recording Edge Markings with Planes on Paper. Navid and Jen are two of the coolest humans and I would give anything to spend another week listening to them sing together every day.
I recorded and mixed the last Trainwreck Riders album: Ghost Yards.
I’ve produced a series of singles with Angelica Rockne.
The Fell Swoop
I’ve produced a series of super fun singles with The Fell Swoop.
I wore a lot of hats on the EP MakeShift, from Alycia Lang (some records get blurry like that), but mostly I recorded and/or mixed a healthy chunk of the music. Alycia is an incredible song writer, with a bold sonic pallet, and funny AF. Every song on the record is so unique, oozes with character, and plays to the strength of the different collaborators she hand picked for each song.
Aviva le Fey
Aviva really didn’t want to record her debut album in SF, so she found a tiny cabin a few hours north in Ukiah. We packed up a rack of preamps, microphones, and mic stands and off we went! I literally threw out my back making packing for this record. Fortunately, Aviva has seat warmers in her van, and by the time we arrived at the recording location, I was mostly recovered. I mixed the whole thing in my apartment in SF, and I think it turned out pretty great!
- Mad Noise
- José Lobo
- Ghost & Gale
- Sonya Cotton
“Tailor-made for your own personal late-night dance party”. -- Spin
Chasing The Moon
I created and co-produced the Chasing The Moon series with videographer Elijiah Pahati.
The series lasted for three years and we managed to publish 36 episodes (always releasing on a full moon).
- Lia Rose
- Old Gray Whistle Test
- Rupa & The April Fishes
Annie Girl & The Flight
I produced, engineered, and mixed this record by the super talented Annie Girl & The Flight.
“Engrossing, mysterious …heightened and hypnotic.”
- Sylvie Simmons. MOJO album of the month March 2013
- Katie Day
I produced, recorded, and mixed this awesome EP from Kevin Rivers.
- Tim Marcus
I recorded the vocals for these rad productions by Pretty, Handsome. Sierra Totten is a classicly trained singer and just awesome to work with, while Stephen Tucker creates the super rich textures with their music. His sounds are so inspiring! Every new song they bring in just completely blows my mind!
I’ve been producing a bunch of great new music with Future Shapes. Fil plays all the instruments himself, and then gives me plenty of time to get weird with the recordings.
- Dot Vom
- Summer Peaks
- King Dream
- Hot Buttered Rum
I spent a week up at Prairie Sun recording Strike Iron's debute record with a full horn section (circled around my Royer SF-12 mic). It was an absolute blast!
- Wolf & Crow
- Vinyl Spectrum
I recorded and mixed 5 of the 7 tracks on the new EP from Happy Fangs.