Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.
A. We work with a lot of singer-songwriters who need studio musicians and sometimes a little help with their arrangements. We employ the area's top session players at Sound Resources and can put them to work for your project if you need them.
Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A. Listen to the studio's work before you agree to record with them. We always prefer to sit down and meet before taking on a job. That's mainly to allow the customer a chance to hear what we do and find out how we do it.
Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?
A. There are a lot of scams in the music business. We do our best to guide our artists away from these.
Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. We have been producing songs, albums and all manner of audio here since 1994 - full time. We do audiophile quality work. Our gear is top-notch, but it is more about our ability to 'hear'. We understand music (all kinds) and the business.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. Meeting songwriters and singers and guiding them toward a successful career. This is a VERY laid back studio. We work with industry names like MTV and Harper-Collins Audio Books division, but we also enjoy getting to know local artists and making new friends.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. Now that I have my recording, what do I do with it? We are experienced indie-artists with our own record label. I enjoy showing artists how to do their own promotion and maintain their independence.
Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?
A. Serious songwriters need a producer and a studio. Home recordings are fine for making demos - to bring in to the studio! That's it.
Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?
A. Honestly, I was a musician who couldn't find a local studio capable of making a decent recording. This led to a home-studio, which led to a full blown record company, publishing company and recording studio in a very short time. That was in 1994. I never looked back.
Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.
A. Sound Resources just finished albums for upcoming folk / pop artists Sydney Heath and Bailey McKee.
Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?
A. I stay on top of the latest trends in marketing music and our engineer Fred Schendel stays on top of the latest in music software and gear. We are endorsed by a major manufacturer of studio / recording software.
Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.
A. Sound Resources charges an hourly rate. So the more you can tell me about your song or project, the closer I can come to giving you an accurate estimate.
Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?
A. It is more about the ears than the gear. If you can't hear, then please don't attempt to mix.
Q. What is your greatest strength?