SE Studios - Grass Valley
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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.