Archive for the ‘Update’ Category

Grace – From the Direct Box of the Soul

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012

“Finished, it’s finished, nearly finished, it must be nearly finished.” –Samuel Beckett  Grace - From the Direct Box of the Soul

Finally done!  After many many months of hard work, Grace McCune’s spectacular new album is complete and ready for purchase!  I’m honored to have helped this project along from the initial Kickstarter campaign video, to the recording, arranging, mixing and mastering, right through to the CD artwork layout.  I guess I’m the One-Stop-Shop!  Grace’s songs and performances are one of a kind, and I hope you check them out.  I’m super proud of this one!


Brief interviews with Jake about his books

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Bill Gibson interviews Jake about Producing Music with Ableton Live:

Bill Gibson interviews Jake about Sound Design, Mixing and Mastering with Ableton Live:

The Emergence of the Laptop Producer

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Here’s a little blog post I did for Onstage and Backstage, a blog by Hal Leonard Performing Arts, talking about the emergence of a new kind of recording artist over the last decade: the Laptop Producer.

Katie Gray – Love Like Fire

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Once in a while you find yourself in the perfect place at the perfect time. This mixing and mastering project fell in my lap after playing Bloom for Jim Bredouw, the producer, arranger and recording engineer for Katie Gray‘s epic second album, “Love Like Fire.”  Liking what he heard of Bloom, Jim immediately asked me to mix Katie’s album for him.  After picking my jaw up off the floor and stammering an emphatic “YES”, I spent a month polishing Katie’s staggeringly beautiful voice and songs and Jim’s masterful and lush arrangements into a finished album.  It is one of the finest projects I’ve had the honor of working on.  Here’s my favorite track from the album, “Shelter.”