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Crockett Sound Labs, spearheaded by Joe Davey, is easily one of the best recording options for musicians in the Pacific NW. It's also a great place to go for music lessons, since Davey himself is a seasoned player versed in a wide range of acoustic and electric styles who loves to share his knowledge with others. I approached Davey because I wanted to improve my guitar chops to the point where I could feel confident starting a band. Even though I play a fairly obscure subgenre of heavy music (melodic crust punk) and a pretty unusual instrument (baritone Les Paul in drop A), Davey was able to adapt his 7-string heavy metal ax to my tuning so we could work together. Honestly, it's been phenomenal. I've learned so much so fast, and received an immense amount of encouragement and practical skills which have allowed me to play even the most difficult passages of my noisy opuses with respectable smoothness. He's even broken down some of the music theory behind what I'm doing which has been eye-opening, and has allowed me to improve my songwriting ability. I'm now preparing to make a home-recorded demo of my songs to recruit bandmates, and Davey provided a point-to-point plan to help me get that recording done with professional results and the least amount of trial and error possible. He even walked me through mic positioning for my amp, EQing, and what software to use! No matter where you're at with your music project, Joe Davey and Crockett Sound Labs will prove an asset without compare. Can't recommend enough!Oct 4, 2018
Working with Joe had been awesome so far he's a really great teacher and I have enjoyed the lessons so far and hope I can learn lots more!!May 28, 2014
Joe can do it all. No genre or instrument can stop him, and he will slay whatever you put in front of him. And now that he's a bona fide, certified sound engineer, you will not only want him in your band, you want him to record your next album. A great guy, great friend, and a fantastic musician.May 14, 2014
Joe is a wonderful person, teacher's aid, and instructor in his own right. He was my teaching assistant for a year in my audio engineering class and he was also my guitar instructor last summer. Joe is personable, comes ready to work and is great with time management and preparation. He is a great person to work with.May 12, 2014
Joe Davey is an up and coming name in audio engineering. I've been a musician for 25yrs and have been going into studios to record since I was 14. Davey's skill is far surpassed any engineer that I've worked with thus far. His skill with which he recorded my 3 guitar, 4 vocal, bass and drum 15 min metal composition is unparalleled. His portfolio spreads from ragtime to metal, and the fact that he is a very skilled musician in many genres and instruments makes him an ideal engineer for anyone that really wants to capture and record the true spirit of their sound. Joe Davey is A+May 10, 2014
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$40/hr for lessons. $30/hr is my base rate for recording but can vary depending on professional studio rental or mobile/location recording.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?What makes you want to play? I believe this is the most important question. I have a variety of materials and tools in order to get you playing but the real learning comes from you. Exploring and playing around with new sounds and abilities. I enjoy crafting lessons around my student to insure continued interest.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?-Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer Degree (Music and Technology focus). -Outstanding Music Technology Student of the Year award. -CRLA tutor certification. -Teaching private lessons for 8+ years. -Music Instructor at Harrison Elementary.