SE Studios - Grass Valley
About this pro
I would say that the biggest reason that my work stands out from the works of others, is because of the technical knowledge that I have, linked with the massive experience I have gained over the years, plus the passion that I feel for my craft and for my art. Often times people come to me and they have no idea where to even start, when it comes to doing their project. My first job is to assess the situation and determine whether this client would be someone that we would want to work with. If so, then we go to the next step, which is to evaluate the goals and needs of the client and develop a Production Schedule for exactly how the album or project will be recorded. This is very much like a cross between Rocket Science and Baby Sitting if you look at it realistically. The client may or may not have the experience or the technical knowhow to take a project from beginning to completion and that is where we come in to bridge the gap and make it all happen and happen smoothly and in a timely fashion. I love my job! My favorite part is working directly with people, creating their music, video or website. Having a passion for my work and being sensitive to people's needs, I feel like I have what it takes to be an awesome source of knowledge and inspiration! When Alby created the Lizard Lick Theme, I found myself doing more producing and less instrument playing.... I find it easier as I get older, to move from role to role and favor the specific areas of expertise or talent that I need to access or bring forth. No matter what, I am ALWAYS able to complete my job and make customer happy and feel satisfied that they have gotten their money's worth. Then I sleep good at night!
Photos and Videos
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- How did you get started doing this type of work?I feel like my line of work chose me actually. I was always interested in music. My father was a stellar musician who played 14 instruments and got me started taking piano lessons when I was 8-years old. From there, I studied music and learned to read music and then took several courses on song writing and music composition. My final training at Full Sail put me over the top though and I am really excited to learn new things and to share the things I have learned, with the people who really have a passion to learn. I was in my first band at age 16. This was also the year that I graduated from High School and immediately I went to community college and took music classes, receiving an B.A degree in music. In 1990 I opened Lost Sheep Records in Sacramento and began making musical history recording some of the best Sacramento bands of that time. Business was good and in time I had a 1-hour radio broadcast called "The Lost Sheep Radio Hour" and for over 2-years I did my show, interviewing the artists that would come in my studio and playing their music on the radio, giving them an opportunity to be heard by thousands. I sold Lost Sheep Records and began a new line of work in the electronics field. In 2008, Brant and Albert and I decided that it was time for a Full-Service Production Facility in Grass Valley, so we opened Secret Enterprise Productions and SE Studios and now we are in our 3rd year of business and things are just amazing at SE!
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Be choosy when you are seeking production help. There are many qualified people in our area, but which one of them makes you feel welcome and comfortable? That is a matter of chemistry and you will not know until you go out there and start introducing yourself to the people who can help you get your music recorded. At SE Studios, we like to keep our clients close at hand, so that is why we offer such a full-range of services that allows them to do literally everything in house at our production facility. When you finish recording your song(s), we move on the next phase which is to create a stunning video that we will put on your custom YouTube channel. We then create an actual dot com website, that is a professional representation of who you are as an artist. Our qualified designers do the work, but take all of your design suggestions into consideration when building your dream website.