Professional Resume / CV

2005-present @ Purchase College

  • Professor Studio Production program (2005-present)

  • Coordinator / Music & Technology division (2012-present)

  • Head / Studio Production program (2009-present)

(Academics listed in more detail below professional experience)

Recent Professional Work / Projects-

  • Designed two self-contained live/studio “SingleSystem” production/recording rig prototypes. Systems used both as main US/Canada theatre / festival touring rig as well as a smaller “flyrig” for two UK/EU tours. System used in countless radio/TV performances including first ever 4K LiveStream concert, Deezer (France) performance and live in Paard van Troje, Den Haag (Holland). Provided broadcast mixes and multi-track mix/archive. “SingleSystem” rig ALSO used for tracking  album work and live “art music video” shoot set-ups

  • Mastering for three Alex Da Kid projects by XAmbassadors mixed by Manny Marroquin, Universal Records. Mastering for “Highspeeds”, #1 iTunes chart topper in many countries, album nearing gold sales internationally. Released by PIAS (UK/EU), Grand Jury (US), Dine Alone Records (Canada), Inertia (Australia). Mastering for new Lauryn Hill single, also album projects by The Henry Millers, Northern National, The Shake and many more

  • Live sound FoH (front of house) engineer using custom designed “SingleSystem” production rig at venues including; Eaux Claire Festival, Music Midtown (Atlanta), Summercamp (Ohio), Music Hall of Williamsburg, 9:30 Club (Washington), Union Transfer (Philadelphia), entire UK/EU tour including Paradiso (Amsterdam) and support dates including TV shoot with “Editors” 

  • Producer/engineer/mixer Tony McManus - ‘Mysterious Boundaries’ “the best Celtic guitarist in the world” according to John Renbourn. Tony tackles Bach’s Chaconne amongst other impossible pieces on guitar

  • Producer/engineer/mixer for best album nominee; BBC Folk Awards, Martin Simpson – ‘Vagrant Stanzas’ (Martin also nominated for musician of the year 2014 as result)
  • Producer/engineer/mixer/guitar on PRS Band release with Brent Mason, Chris Leuzinger, Randy Boland, Michael Ault, Paul Reed Smith, Gary and Greg Grainger, Mia Samone and more
  • Producer/engineer for 10 years+ of Peak Performance series recorded at Acme Studios, with recent programs featuring Guster, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Portugal The Man, Serena Ryder, Lissie, Bobby Long, Walk Off The Earth, The Lone Bellow, Phil Phillips, The Wild Feathers, Milo Greene, Amos Lee, Neil Finn (Crowded House), Government Mule (Warren Haynes), Foy Vance, Silversun Pickups, Frank Turner, Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart, Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • Engineer/mixer for PRS Metropolitan Museum of Art performances / recordings with Paul Reed Smith, John Mclaughlin and Ricky Skaggs

Professional Experience

Selected career highlights / contemporary music

Spin Doctors / (1990-present) - Total 15+ million sales worldwide
Co-producer and engineer on ALL Spin Doctors releases for Columbia/Sony/Epic

  • Pocketful Of Kryptonite - Epic/Sony
    5x Platinum, (eight million sales worldwide), Grammy Nominated.
    • Radio’s “most played song” for 1994; ‘Two Princes’ with tracks from Pocketful Of Kryptonite staying on the Billboard charts for well over 2 years. Kryptonite was Nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album, and Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group
  • Turn It Upside Down - Epic/Sony
    1x Platinum, (one million sales)

  • “Philadelphia” with Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington
    Multiple Academy Awards, 3X Platinum, Grammy Winner for soundtrack album.
    Produced and Produced & engineered music featured in the film and on the soundtrack album
  • “Space Jam” with Michael Jordan
    6x Platinum (2) ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Winner.
    Produced and engineered music for the film and soundtrack album
  • Up For Grabs – Columbia
  • Homebelly Groove - Columbia
  • You’ve Got To Believe In Something - Epic/Sony
  • Nice Talking To Me – Ruffnation
  • Here Comes The Bride – Uptown / Universal
  • Go Ahead Now – Legacy / Sony

Roger Glover and Deep Purple / (1996-present)

  • Produced and engineered two of Roger Glover’s (Deep Purple) recent solo efforts “Snapshot” and  “If Life Was Easy”

  • Deep Purple - “Machine Head” – 2x Platinum
    Mixer and restoration for EMI anniversary remix releases
  • Deep Purple - “Who Do We Think We Are” – Gold
    Remix and restoration EMI anniversary releases

When We Were Kings with Muhammad Ali, George Foreman – DAS/Mercury

  • 1996 Academy Award“Best Documentary”
    Music restoration, additional production and music mix, also produced & mastered soundtrack album. Artists include; The Fugees / Wyclef Jean, BB King, The Spinners, James Brown, Bill Withers, The Crusaders among many others

Projects with Danny Kortchmar
Engineer, mix and often co-produce long string of projects with Danny Kortchmar, known for his work with James Taylor, Carly Simon, Billy Joel, Carole King, Don Henley

  • Boz Scaggs / WEA
    (2001) release “Dig” on GrayCat.
  • DADA / MCA
    (1998) “DaDa” self titled CD for MCA records
  • Martin Sexton - “The American”
    Atlantic Records (1998)
  • Evan And Jaron / Island
    “We've Never Heard of You Either”, the bands major label debut
  • Freedy Johnston – “Never Home” - Elektra
    Indie darling NYC based songwriter’s 3rd Elektra release
  • Sister Seven / Arista records
    Engineer and co-produce Austin bands major label debut
  • SloLeak / TVT Records
    Engineer and mix Kortchmar’s personal project, SloLeak
  • Engineer and mix cover of “The Pusher Man” performed by Cowboy Mouth for the Dave Chappelle motion picture Half Baked

"...and many more" client list includes  -

Roger Daltrey, Steve Gadd, Omar Hakim, Art Blakey, Richard Tee, The Uptown Horns, Bernie Worrel, SloLeak, Billy Joe Shaver, Atlantic Starr, DaDa, Cyndi Lauper, Jimmy Cliff, John Waite & Ivan Kral, Huey Lewis & The News, The Fugees, Roy Hargrove, David Sancious, Mike Stern, Anthony Jackson, Michael Brecker, Will Lee, Paul Shaeffer, Randall Bramlett, Steve Morse, Gerry Leonard, Don Covay, Willie Nelson, Greta Gaines, Steve Cropper, Lani Groves, Jerry Butler, Vernon Reid, Delbert McClinton, David Sanborn, Richard Tee, Jim Carroll, Robert Cray, Corey Glover, Iggy Pop, Ron Wood, Todd Rundgren, Randy Brecker, James Brown, Bill Withers, The Crusaders, The Spinners, B.B. King, The Fugees. Devonsquare w/ Steven Stills, The Hatters, Silent Running, Henry Lee Summer, Lunar Youth, Meatloaf…

More contemporary music projects

Mick Ronson w/David Bowie, Queen, Ian Hunter, Chrissie Hynde, Joe Elliot (Def Leppard) & John Mellencamp – Sony Music.

  • Mix engineer for Mick Ronson’s last project “Heaven and Hull

Joan Osborne – Mercury Records

  • Mix engineer for several tracks with producer Aaron Comess

Dream Theater – YtseJam Records (2008)

  • Mix engineer for “Made In Japan” album

The Fabulous Thunderbirds – Highstreet Records

  • Engineer and mixing on “High Water” with drummer-bassist Steve Jordan and guitarist Danny Kortchmar, Best known for their work with Keith Richards, John Mayer and James TaylorDon Henley respectively

Stone Free Tribute To Jimi Hendrix – Eddie Kramer – Reprise
RIAA Gold Sales award

  • Engineer and mixing on track for Eddie Kramer’s acclaimed Hendrix tribute album (Eddie was engineer for Led Zeppelin, Hendrix, Derek And The Dominos, Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton, Traffic, Kiss etc

Martin Sexton “Seeds” (2008)

  • Boston Music Awards “Indie Album Of The Year”
    Mixer for “seeds” by treasured American folk artist

Simon McBride – NuGene Records (2012)

  • mixed and mastered  “Crossing The Line” fall 2012 CD release for Irish blues guitarist

Davy Knowles (Back Door Slam) – (2011)

  • tracked and mixed two songs with Isle of Wight transplanted artist for upcoming release

Bernie Williams – Reform Records (2009) Grammy Nominated, #1 song on Billboard Jazz Charts

  • Engineer on Bernie Williams latest release featuring Jon Secada, Dave Weckl, Mike Stern, David Sancious, Scott Henderson, Dave Koz, Giovanni Hidalgo and a track with Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa

“Peak Performances Vol. I, II CD releases” (2007-2010)

  • Producer/engineer/mixer for album series to benefit The Food Bank of Westchester featuring; Rob Thomas, The Fray, O.A.R., The Derek Trucks Band, Wallflowers, One Eskimo, Andrew Bird, Marc Cohn, Barenaked Ladies, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Shawn Colvin, Aqualung, Aimee Mann, Old 97's, Warren Haynes, Feist, Augustana, Dar Williams, G. Love, The Airborne Toxic Event, Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens), Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors, John Butler Trio, Sonny Landreth among others!
    (Purchase interns assisted with many of these shows!)

Rob Mathes – (1985-present)

  • Engineer and mixing on countless projects for the Grammy and Emmy award winning accomplished writer/producer/arranger including Tom Stacy of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra’s Nu-View projects

Atlantic Starr / “All In The Name Of Love” – 1x Platinum

  • Engineer on several projects for Atlantic Starr including “All In The Name Of Love” featuring “Always”, a “first dance” wedding classic

Company Of Wolves – Mercury/Polygram

  • Mixer for NY groups debut album featuring Frankie LaRocka (of The NY Dolls, John Waite, Bon Jovi, Bryan Adams, Scandal…)

The Bacon Bothers – Forosco Music (2008)

  • Mixing and mastering for Kevin Bacon and Michael Bacon’s newest release “New Years Day

Sloan Wainright – (1996-2006)

  • Youngest sister to Loudon Wainwright, auntie to Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright), mastering, From Where You Are – mixing, The Song Inside – mixing, Cool Morning – engineer and mixing, On A Night Before Christmas – mastering

Dan Zanes – (2001)

  • Mixer for Grammy winner Dan Zanes “Rocketship Beach” album featuring Sheryl Crow, Suzanne Vega and GE Smith among others

Matt Lashoff / (2009)

  • Engineered additional tracking at Acme Studios for Matt Lashoff project. Album features; Curtis King (Bruce Springsteen), Kenny Aranoff, Leland Sklar, Brent Mason, Waddy Wachtel, Tim Peirce and David Sancious

Dr. John, Art Blakey, Will Calhoun, Fathead Newman – Windham Hill Jazz

  • Co-produce, engineer & mix for “Bluesiana Triangle” and “Bluesiana II” releases for Windham Hill, both projects Grammy nominated

Arnie Cardillo – Live Oak Records (2008-present)

  • Produced, played guitar, bass and mellotron! on three solo albums for three time Grammy award winner Arnie Cardillo 

With Benjamin Scheuer Cole Porter Award winning playwright/songwrite (2006-present)

  • Lady Clown – co production and engineer on full length featuring Geoff Kraly, Vinnie Sperraza, Josh Dion
  • Escapist Papers – engineer and mix full length project

Blitzspeer – Epic Records, with Joey Ramone - (1991)

  •  Produced and engineered “Blitzspeer Saves” and “Blitzspeer Live” for Epic/Sony, guest vocalist Joey Ramone on “Truck Of Love

LUNIC – Kaitee Paige – Sellaband (2009-present)

  • Co-producer, engineer and musician for indie artists “Lovetheif”, “Oh No Yoko” and “Future Sex Drama” releases

Jazz Recording Projects

  • Geri Allen  – Polygram, Blue Note/EMI, Minor Music

Engineer and mixer on several critically acclaimed jazz recordings for pianist Geri Allen including Maroons, The Nurturer, Open On All Sides / In The Middle
Well known for her work with Ornette Coleman The New York Times called Geri Allen one of the most important artists of the decade. Geri’s recordings above feature; Kenny Garrett, Marcus Belgrave, Robert Hurst, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Eli Fountain, W. Roney, Anthony Cox, Dywane Dolphin, Pheeroan akLaff, Tani Tabbal, Jaribu Shahid, Sadiq Bey, Eli Fountain and C. T. Bell among others

  • Anita Baker w/Cyrus Chestnut – Atlantic Jazz

Mixer for Anita Baker tracks on album featuring James Carter, Joe Lovano, Ron Carter, Billy Higgins, Lewis Nash

  • Rebecca Coupe Franks – Justice Records

Engineer LIVE TO ANALOG STEREO mix for artist’s debut release featuring Joe Henderson, Kenny Barron, Leni Stern, Buster Williams, Ben Riley, Carolyn Brandy

  • Cornell Dupree & Who It Is– Polygram - (1998)

Engineer, mixer for the Grammy nominated album featuring the late Richard Tee, Christopher Parker and Frank Canino

  • Jeff Beal – Island Records (1989)

Jeff Beal is House Of Cards composer. I worked as engineer and mixer for the Emmy Award winner on his “Perpetual Motion” CD featuring; Jay Azzolina, Bob Mintzer, Will Lee, John Patitucci and Chris Parker among others. Jeff Beal is the recipient of an unprecedented 11 "db" awards from Downbeat Magazine

  • Nana Vasconcelos: “Bush Dance” – Antilles/Island (1986)

Engineer on “Bush Dance” for the Brazilian Latin jazz percussionist, vocalist and berimbau player

  • Michele Rosewoman – Various

Occasion To Rise” – Evidence (1990)

Contrast High” – Enja/Rhino (1988)

Guardians of the Light” (2000)

Michele’s projects featured; Greg Osby, Gary Thomas, Cecil Brooks III, Rufus Reid, Lonnie Plaxico, Eddie Bobe, Ralph Peterson among others.

  • Ed Blackwell – “What It Is” – Enja (1993)

Renown drummer for Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy’s last release, restoration and mastering

  • SOS All Stars – SOS/Chase Music Group  - (1987-1989)
    “New York Rendezvous” & “Greetings From New York

Co-producer and engineer on both releases featuring; Dave Weckl, Marcus Miller, Michael Brecker, Anthony Jackson, Steve Kahn,  Chris Botti, Bob Francescini, Richard Tee, David Mann, Michele Camillo, Rob Mathes, Frankie Larocka among others

  • Glenn Alexander w/ Randy Brecker and Mino Cinelu (Miles Davis) – CMG

Associate produce and mixed live in the studio jazz project featuring Randy Brecker and percussionist Mino Cinelu

Film And Television Projects (producer and/or engineer, composer)

When We Were Kings - DAS Productions, 1996 Academy Award winner; “Best Documentary”

  • Music restoration and post mix, produced & mastered soundtrack album

Philadelphia - TriStar  (1993)  (Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington) 2X Academy Awards,  2X Platinum Album

  • Produced and engineered music featured in the film and on the soundtrack album

Space Jam (Michael Jordan)6x Platinum (2) ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Winner.

  • Produced and engineered music for the film and soundtrack album

LINCOLN ABC TV film soundtrack – Alan Menken – Angel Records (1992)

  • Engineer / post editing for Copland influenced orchestral soundtrack CD

TarzanAlan Menken, Howard Ashman - Disney

  • Engineer and mix for pre-production tracking and demos with Alan Menken for the Disney classic Tarzan

Beethoven’s 2nd – Charles Grodin – MCA Pictures (1993)

  • Produced and mixed Jimmy Olsen Blues featured in the MCA Pictures (1993) comedy

So I Married An Axe Murderer – Mike Myers – TriStar Pictures (1993)

  • Mixer for Spin Doctor’s track in film and on soundtrack album

Winnie the Pooh – Pooh’s Heffalump Movie – Disney (2005)

  • Mixer for “Two Princes” featured in trailer and film

Spin City – Michael J. Fox – ABC-TV (1996–2002)

  • Produced, engineered and mixed theme song for Spin City, the long running TV comedy which won multiple Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Awards among many others

Mixed Nuts - Steve Martin – TriStar (1994)

  • Produced and mixed track by Eastern Bloc featured in the TriStar Pictures (1994) comedy

Half Baked – Dave Chappelle – Universal (1998)

  • Engineer and mix cover of “The Pusher Man” performed by Cowboy Mouth for the Dave Chappelle motion picture Half Baked

South Carolina documentary project – PBS, Ken Ramm / Euphoria (2008)

  • Engineer and co-composer, music for upcoming television documentary

Drifting Elegant independent feature - Danny Kortchmar (2007)

  • Engineer and mix feature film score

Casper The Friendly GhostSteven Spielberg, Brad Silberling– (1995)

  • Music production, engineer and mix for Casper film’s 1st cut with The Hatters. Worked one-on-one with director Brad Silberling (Lemony Snicket, City Of Angels, Moonlight Mile, Land Of The Lost) for project

RADIO / TV /  Broadcast

Mix engineer / consult for many television and network radio concerts, including live music mixing, broadcast video sweetening - post production and in some cases producing subsequent live CD releases for;

  • Saturday Night Live
  • MTV Awards
  • France Inter Radio
  • Deezer
  • South by Southwest / Fader Fort / first ever 4k LiveStream
  • 3Voor12 TV live in Paard van Troje,
  • MTV New Years Rockin’ Eve
  • SoFar Sounds NYC
  • Late Show with David Letterman (NBC)
  • Late Night with David Letterman (CBS)
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
  • Rockline
  • The Howard Stern Show
  • Woodstock ’94
  • The King Biscuit Flower Hour
  • BBC / Glastonbury coverage
  • Also sundry French - German - Dutch - Italian – Swiss TV & radio music broadcast events, featuring artists include; The Spin Doctors, Elliot Moss, The Fugees, Roger Daltrey, Soul of R&B at the Lone Star, Eve’s Plumb, Geri Allen, Watershed

Produce and mix live music series for FM radio 107.1 The Peak

  • Produce, Coordinate and mix (2005-2015) the Peak Performance radio series for NY Metro commercial FM station 107.1 FM The Peak, featuring live in studio performances by; The Wallflowers, KT Tunstall, Feist, Barenaked Ladies, Cracker, O.A.R., Jason Mraz, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, Portugal The Man, Serena Ryder, Lissie, Bobby Long, Walk Off The Earth, The Lone Bellow, Phil Phillips, The Wild Feathers, Milo Greene, Amos Lee, Neil Finn (Crowded House), Government Mule (Warren Haynes), Foy Vance, Silversun Pickups, Frank Turner, Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Mike Doughty, Aimee Mann, Shawn Mullins, Aqualung, Big Head Todd & The Monsters, Warren Haynes, Augustana, Ingrid Michaelson, Guster, Joan Osborne, Gary Clark Jr., The Fray, Shawn Colvin, Glenn Tillbrook of Squeeze, Ray LaMontagne, Dar Williams, Spin Doctors, Brett Dennen, Low Millions, Duncan Sheik, Pete Yorn, Blue Merle, Abdel Wright, The Bodeans, The Bacon Brothers and others…

Mastering clients have included;

  • Lauryn Hill, Alex Da Kid and Manny Marroquin, XAmbassadors, Elliot Moss, Ed Blackwell, Legacy/Columbia, Universal Records, The New York Dolls, Spin Doctors, Epic Records, The Jill Stevenson Band, Dan Zanes, Queensryche, Enja Records, Kyf Brewer, The Bacon Brothers, Arnie Cardillo. The Fugees, James Brown, Bill Withers, The Crusaders & BB King for DAS Films/Mercury, Michele Rosewoman. Sloan Wainwright…

ADR / Voice Over recording
Engineer and / or coordinated sessions with;

Thalia, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Allan Arkin, Chevy Chase, Joan Lunden, Willie Colon, Vanessa Williams, Chazz Palminteri, Peter Fernandez (voice of Speed Racer and Racer-X), among others.

As FoH live mix engineer and production manager
Venues worked include;

·      Terminal 5 / NYC

·      Rough Trade / NYC

·      The Box / NYC

·      The Music Hall of Williamsburg / NYC

·      Brooklyn Bowl / NYC

·      Carnegie Hall / NYC

·      Eaux Claire Festival / Wisconsin

·      Summer Camp Festival / Chillicothe IL

·      Music Midtown Festival / Atlanta GA

·      Ogden Theatre / Denver CO

·      9:30 Club / Washington DC

·      Union Transfer / Philadelphia PA

·      Majestic Theatre / Madison WI

·      Riviera Theatre / Chicago Ill 

·      Pabst Theatre / Milwaukee WI

·      7th Street Entry / Minneapolis MN

·      The Buckhead Theatre / Atlanta GA

·      Slowdown / Omaha NE

·      House Of Blues / Cleveland OH

·      Beachland Ballroom / Cleveland OH

·      The Ready Room / St Louis MI

·      Newport Music Hall / Columbus OH

·      Mercury Ballroom / Louisville KY

·      Dine Alone Festival / Canada

·      The Orange Peel / Asheville NC

·      Haw River Ballroom / Saxapahaw NC

·      Marathon Music Works / Nashville T 

·      House Of Blues / Boston MA

·      Milkboy / Philadelphia PA

·      Moth Club / London UK

·      UBU Club / Rennes France

·      Exil / Zurich Switzerland

·      Zoom / Frankfurt Germany

·      Beghain / Berlin Germany

·      Yuca / Köln Germany

·      Paradiso / Amsterdam Netherlands

·      Botanique / Brussels Belgium

·      Flèche D Òr / Paris France

·      DOK / Gent Belgium

·      Moondoo / Hamburg Germany

·      Molotow / Hamburg Germany

·      Le Pop Up du Label / Paris France

·      The Lexington / London UK

·      Paradiso Upstairs / Amsterdam Netherlands

·      The Depot / Leuven Belgium

·    Paard van Troje / The Hague Netherlands

Musician, Performing Experience

“I continue to actively play both in the studio and live. As a musician, producer and engineer I have 35 + years experience crafting and later (now that we're working in the computer) "tweezing" recorded music. I have played guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and sang on countless recordings with production experience including arrangement, writing and remix / song structure

The experience of having some of my own production work become a tiny piece of American culture and then having my children grow up to realize this has been really cool. I enjoy nothing more than attempting to dissect my own process (as well as others) and share this with my students

As an educator I continually stress the importance of today’s engineer / producers becoming “well rounded” complete musicians as well. In this day and age where “everybody” can make a record on their own it is education, theory, production and diverse skill-sets above and beyond the average that will give our students the professional edge”


  • Waves artist” sharing the endorsement page for their GTR products with Gerry Leonard (David Bowie), Dweezil Zappa (son of legendary guitar player Frank Zappa), Paul Reed Smith, Roger Glover and Neil Citron among others.
  • Endorsed by Waves, PRS Guitars, Empirical Labs (manufacturer of the Distressor), MIKTEK microphones, KALA instruments, Dave Smith Electronics, Native Instruments, PedalTrain.

Administration & Management (non academic)

Co-Founder and President - In The Red Recording (1980-1982)

  • Commercial recording studio. Later merged with Golden Apple Media, a television and media production company (circa. 1982). Eventually the recording end of this business was bought back and became known as Acme Studios to this day.

Co-Founder and CEO - Acme Recording Studios (1984-2015)
Designed, managed and operated what has been Westchester’s oldest commercial recording facilities Acme recorded works garnering countless honors including;

  • Three virtually consecutive Grammy Award winning projects for Live Oak Media in 2001, 2002 & 2004, Countless Audie Awards (audio Publishers Association), the first Odyssey Award
    Work for Live Oak has pulled in a variety of voice and music talent for it’s projects including; Buzz Aldrin, Tom Chapin, EG Marshall, Judd Hirsh, Tom Bodet, Jay O Sanders, Willie Colon and more
  • Throughout Acme’s thirty five year history there have been;
    Gold, Platinum & Multiplatinum projects, Multiple Grammy Award winning projects, Academy Award Winning Projects, Emmy Award winning and nominated projects, Golden Globe Winners, Ascap award winners, Boston Music Award winners, Ampex Golden Reel Award winners, 3m Visionary Award winners, INDIE Music Award, International Film & Television Festival of New York Gold Medal, International Film & Television Festival of New York Bronze Award winners. Spin Magazines top ten most important record of the century; Pavement’s “Slanted and Enchanted”           

Client base:      
Acme hosted projects for most major and independent labels and film & television outlets including:
Epic Records, Sony Music, Maverick Records, EMI, BMG, Warner Brothers, Universal Music, Columbia Records, Legacy, Windham Hill, Mercury Records, Atlantic Records, Island Records, A&M Records, Arista Records, Def-Jam, Windham Hill, Enja, MCA, Elektra, TVT, Blue Note, Something Else, Toshiba/EMI, Shanachie, CMG, CMH Records, Turner Broadcasting, HBO, PBS, ABC-TV, MTV, Walt Disney Productions, Steven Spielberg Productions, Pamal Broadcasting, Cumulus Media

Record Company Experience

Bad Future (2013-present)

  • Co-Founder, Facilities Manager

Released first Elliot Moss project “Highspeeds”, later licensed to PIAS (UK/EU), Grand Jury (US), Dine Alone Records (Canada), Inertia (Australia)

New Deal Records

  • Co-Founder, Marketing Manager, Staff Producer (1981-1985)

Produced, engineered, marketed product by Nude Ants, George Post and BOK. The Nude Ants “Greetings From” album was distributed through Telefunken/Decca with the track “Love And Happiness“ becoming a club hit in Germany. “She’s Not My Girl” by BOK featured in the indie cult-classic film “Young Nurses In Love

SOS Records / SOS Productions

  • Partner, Facilities Manager and Staff Producer (1984-1989)

Dr. John, The Roches, SOS All Stars, Mitch Ryder, Eastern Bloc, Nicolette Larson
SOS Records produced Grammy nominated recordings distributed by; Windham Hill, CMG, Rhino, EMI among others.
SOS Records signed and produced; Dr. John, The Roches and Nicolette Larson. In 1988 SOS developed and produced “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”, an acclaimed holiday album. Members of SOS were invited to perform on NBC-TV's Late Night With David Letterman, royalties were donated to a variety of worthy causes to help fight hatred, violence and racism. The SOS All-Stars projects included; Dave Weckl, Marcus Miller, Michael Brecker, Anthony Jackson, Steve Kahn,  Chris Botti, Bob Francescini, Ricard Tee, David Mann, Michele Camillo, Rob Mathes, Frankie LaRocka among others

United Producers/TVT Records

  • Founding Member and Staff Producer (1997-2000)

A unique partnership, United Producers was an innovative label formed by some of the industry's most respected music producers and creative talents. It marks one of the first times a producer's collective joined forces to sign, develop and produce new talent. Projects for United Producers include SloLeak’s debut album and Saul Zonana

 Software Development

WAVES GTR 1.0, 2.0, 3.0

  • Software Development and Marketing (2005-present)

Personal recording technique and engineering was analyzed and modeled by WAVES (premier recording software/plug-ins company). The GTR plug in bundle was created in conjunction with Paul Reed Smith. GTR is a high-end studio software application

Introduced the GTR product during several press events held at the National Association of Music Merchants show in both Anaheim California and Indianapolis Indiana

“The Making of GTR“ DVD video presentation is available both on DVD and online with Paul Reed Smith and Denenberg hosting a program explaining the processes behind the Waves modeling software as well as involvement with the product

GTR has won the following awards;

  • 2007 MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) “Best Recording Effects Software of the Year”.

Guitarist Choice award, Guitarist magazine called it “…a perfect combination of great sounds and practicality”

  • 2005 Total Guitar gave Waves GTR 5 stars out of 5 and its Best Buy award. “The greatest modeling sounds we've ever heard; easy to use!”

21st Century Guitarist – Craig Anderton – Sound.Org

  • Multi platform educational materials, software, sessions, text.
  • Produced and prepared recording sessions, and text material for the interactive “open mix” software accompaniment to Craig Anderson’s “21st Century Guitarist“ software and book release

Network Recording Facility Booking Software (1985-1988)

  • Consulted with Acme’s partners and supported development of unique timeline based (network) scheduling and resource booking software

Equipment & Electronics Design, Prototype & Manufacture


  • Consult with Paul Reed Smith on frequency centers and Q for active electronics integrated into his high-end instrument line. Active components final engineering work carried out by Paul Wolfe of API
  • Design isolated recording systems used at Paul Reed Smith Experience 2010-2013
  • Consult on tube microphone design and studio design

Sterling Sound – New York NY

Sterling Sound is arguably the most successful mastering operation in NY and likely anywhere, ever, Ted Jensen is chief engineer

  • Assist Ted Jensen in the research, design, prototyping and assembly of his TES-1 reference studio monitors

  • Coordinated manufacture of active crossover systems by Acme techs for Sterling Sound’s three way mastering monitor system (still in use), also designed by Ted Jensen.

 Sundry custom design projects
“Throughout Acme Recording Studio's history there were many moments when a piece of equipment was required that either was too expensive to go out and buy, or in some cases hadn’t even been invented yet!. For some time the entire bottom floor of Acme was a fully staffed tech shop with milling machines, soldering and pc board manufacture capability and a complete cabinetmaking shop."
Some of the more involved projects coordinated at Acme;

Acme Custom 56 Channel Automated Recording Console
Perhaps the most ambitious (and expensive) project I ever managed; Acme developed, built and commissioned a custom 56 channel analog recording console (all discrete electronics). My responsibilities on this project included;

  • Circuit design consultation “how we wanted it to sound” essentially
  • Coordination with CAD automation vendor including custom elements both software and hardware, unique to our application
  • Procurement of all electronic components
  • Research and hire pc manufacturing plant to assemble in-house designed custom meter boards
  • Coordinate and design assembly jigs and wiring looms for patch-bay harnesses
  • Responsible for all physical mounting and cabinetry details as well as cable run specifics

Research and coordinate silkscreen and graphic art details

Acme Private Cue Stations

  • Prototyped and manufactured in-house; ten individual cue stations, each with 16 channel mixer and 300/ch. Amplifier. ALL componentry engineered and built entirely from scratch including;
  • PC Board manufacture, wiring & assembly
  • Milling of control surfaces and front panel assembly
  • Consult on mixer design/ergonomics and eq frequency centers

Acme “DimLogic” Custom Multitrack Synchronization Systems

  • Functional design and spec, this was a modification to Acme’s A&H and Neve consoles for improved film and television post-production monitoring workflow

Engineering, Studio Design

Consultation, Design, Project Management (1980-present)

  • Consulted and helped design recording facilities and upgrades for own facilities as well as outside clients. Design work includes;
    • Architectural considerations
    • Acoustic treatments, soundproofing
    • Hands-on construction
    • Hvac design
    • Electrical wiring
    • Equipment procurement and ergonomic considerations

Design and consulting clients have included---

  • Studio 875 / NY            
  • 3rd Street School / NYC                     
  • Headline Sound / NY                       
  • Scrappy B’s / NY                             
  • Grafpetti / NY
  • Golden Apple Media / NY              
  • Roger Glover Studios / CT
  • Union Recorders / NY                    
  • Passaic Community College / NJ
  • Soundproof Productions / NY      
  • Mercy College / NY
  • Purchase College / NY                 
  • Steve Campus Productions / NY
  • Cine Magnetics / NY                       
  • Hey Boy Studios / NY

Live Sound Company

Founder; Creative Sound Reinforcement (1979-1983)

  • Small regional sound company.

Highlights included doing sound reinforcement for Ravi Shankar at Carnegie Hall and Corky Lang of Mountain at Mamaroneck’s Harbor Island Park. CSR later became In The Red Recording, our first studio

Academics & Academic Administration (Purchase College)

Coordinator of Music & Technology division – 2012-present

  • Helped champion reorganization of Conservatory programs under Music & Technology, Jazz & Classical “umbrellas”

Chairman of Studio Composition program – fall 2012-spring 2014

  • Undergraduate and Graduate programs BOS head

Chairman of Studio Production program
– 2011-present

  • Undergraduate program BOS head

Co-Chair of Studio Production program, BOS member – 2009-2011

  • Undergraduate program BOS co-chair

Director Of Studios, Co-Manager of Studios  – 2009-present,

  • Design, budget, fund raise (on and off campus), spec and co-ordinate with other MUS programs to properly equip the Purchase CoM classrooms and studios to adequately support curriculum

Assistant Director, Conservatory of Music (fall 2013-spring 2014)

  • Assist CoM director with conservatory operations, “stand in” when director travels, coordinate master class scheduling and budgeting, assist in recruitment and fund raising, attend social events and shmooooze as required, assist in staff matters / program desig

Teaching Experience (2005-present)

Digital Audio I -  (Fall 2007 to present, re-wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Digital Audio II -  (Spring 2007 to present, re-wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Advanced Production I -  (Fall 2007 to present, re-wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Advanced Production II - (Spring 2007 to present, re-wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Film Scoring II - (Spring 2007 to Spring 2013, re-wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Introduction To Studio Recording - (Spring 2009 to 2012, wrote curriculum/syllabi)

History of Recorded Music II - (Spring 2013)

Studio Programs Recording Ensemble - (fall 2013-present, wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Graduate Seminar (I) - Seminar in Studio Design - (Fall 2007 to present, wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Graduate Seminar (II) - Seminar in Mixing and Engineering - (Fall 2008 to present, wrote curriculum/syllabi)

Master Classes & Private Study - (Fall 2006 to present)

Creative Production Techniques II - (Spring 2007)

Production Workshop - (Spring 2007)

Touring, Promotion, and Distribution (2007-2008) sub for Dr. Ferry on occasion

Special semester focuses - coordinated as co-chair of Studio Production
With these we coordinated content across the major, including students in special projects and with master class guests related to each "semester focus". These often resulted in permanent master class teacher hires and some "focuses" evolved into permanent curriculum

  • Acoustics and Studio Design Focus-

Special guest acoustician Laurence Swist of LP Swist Associates. We organized a benefit concert with Regina Spektor at the PAC through Red Lotus Productions to raise funds for and built acoustic treatments for “Studio A”, with design services donated by Larry Swist
As a result we have added "Acoustics" to our curriculum this fall

  • Electronic Components and Wiring Focus (project based)-

Each student taught basic wiring and electronic componentry, students in these classes actually build a working circuit or project
This has become a part of our master classes now too

  • Live Sound Focus

Students interested in live sound and concert production explore and learn about modern sound reinforcement techniques and the theory behind them. This focus included guest lecturers as well as field visits and hands-on at the Student Center as well as the Performing Arts Center
As a result we have added live sound master classes to our curriculum

  • Game Sound Development Focus

Students explore the game sound industry with research into job tracks and skill-sets required for engineering and composing in the game industry

  • Surround Mixing
    Guest Roger Glover of Deep Purple visited and gave us an 18 minute piece of electronic music that he wrote for students to learn experimental surround mixing
  • The Great Suny Purchase Mic Preamp Challenge
    A microphone preamp sound and selection focus, this also involved Professors Jonathan Jetter and Phil Moffa, informal guests from Guitar Center and Ben Scheuer of Studio 875. A thorough electronics comparison/analysis was organized and carried out. The entire Studio Production student body compared and tallied results that were posted on the (now defunct) Studio Production website

Advising, Mentoring, Recruitment

Studio Assistantship / Apprenticeship - Suny Purchase - (Spring 2007 to present)

  • Coordinate lab instructors for the Studio Comp seminar and other Studio Production courses
  • Serve as faculty advisor for various internships, WPSR Radio, Live Sound etc
  • Mentor and advise students on projects and placements to satisfy studio apprenticeship / assistantships including running boutique labs.
  • Restructure studio apprenticeships to help operate equipment room and to include major essay requirement

Advise 60+ Studio Composition & Studio Production majors

Organize and coordinate internships

Sponsor Studio Production junior and senior projects. Consult on projects in person and via email throughout the year with many students

Sponsor Studio Composition junior and senior recitals, consult, help plan, attend recitals

Recruitment, Promotion

  • Phone and email prospective students and field program questions.
  • Cross-promote the Purchase program in articles about my professional career.
    Recent outside publicity for the Purchase program (and my involvement) has appeared in; 
    Westchester Magazine, Electronic Musician, Mix Magazine, The New York Times, Gannet Newspapers, 107.1 The Peak radio
  • Pre-screen applicants, run auditions for all three programs

  Internships Provided

  • Capitol Theatre
  • With Joe Digiorgi at Headline Sound
  • Students have interned and gone on to work for (in some cases) for Lawrence Swist associates doing studio design work.
  • With Silas Brown at our own PAC and elsewhere.
  • Joe D’Ambroso associates - internships in producer management.
  • With Derrick Garrett at Roundhouse Multimedia
  • With Andy Bloch at Human Worldwide (NY jingle house)
  • As interns with me at Acme Studios, there Purchase interns are able to start their own professional resumes with real credits
  • With Bad Future several students have participated in live touring internships

Curriculum Development

  • Re-wrote all curriculum / syllabi for;
    Digital Audio I -  
    Digital Audio II -
    Advanced Production I -

    Advanced Production II -
    Film Scoring II - (Spring 2007 to Spring 2013)
    Introduction To Studio Recording - (created this course)
    Studio Programs Recording Ensemble -  (created this course)
    Seminar in Studio Design -  (created this course)
    Seminar in Mixing and Engineering -  (created this course)
    Master Classes & Private Study - 
  • Purchase Orchestra – Electric!
    Along with artistic director Jakub Ciupinski help form ground breaking venture where live acoustics meet electronics and visuals. The innovative technical crew is as much a component of the ultimate creation as are the musicians on stage. Click to see trailer.
  • Streaming classes
    Experimentation with streaming technologies along with professor Silas Brown has led to streaming presentations including early on; Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) live from 0001 and a Live From Studio A event featuring comp students, more recently we streamed the Purchase Opera and the Purchase Symphony Orchestra as well as the Purchase Orchestra Electric and more! YouTube archives for many of these are here. In each case the discipline of broadcast production for music is explored, students experience real “time-crunch” deadline work. These events serve well in prototyping future streaming curriculum
  • Music & Technology streaming curriculum
    Developing new curriculum with Silas Brown and Doron Schachter adding theory and hands on experience with HD video and high-res audio production for webstreaming of music content
  • Revamp Graduate Curriculum
    Work continues with conservatory coordinator to re-tool our Studio Composition graduate curriculum, adjusting for changes in the professional landscape, hopefully adding a track for music educators soon
  • Founded “Boutique Labs”
    In an earlier version of our apprenticeship classes students who wished to learn more about software or studio methods paired with upperclassmen offering a specific expertise. Boutique labs have included; Pro-Tools, Reason, Abelton Live, Signal Flow, Live Sound
  • Purchase Music Industry Summit Panel
    Organized the “Triple Chris Industry Summit”, open to all students this summit discussed the future for the delivery and marketing of music. Participants included Chris Barron (lead singer of Spin Doctors), Chris Herrman (107.1 The Peak’s Program Director) and Christopher O’Connell (Leede Capital, an industry funding source)
  • Acoustics & Design focus semesters
    As each of Purchase's legacy studio / lab was renovated class time was spent analyzing our design needs. Guest acoustician Lawrence Swist lead a design discussion and plans were made including students in the process. Reverb time, standing waves and the physics of acoustic design and budgeting are explored with hands on and “ears on” demonstrations. In the years to follow I led construction master class groups and many of the solutions discussed were implemented

 Guest Lecturers I have Presented

  • Gerry Leonard (David Bowie, Suzanne Vega, Duncan Sheik)

Presentation centering around Gerry’s unique career path and approach to music

  • Roger Glover (Deep Purple)        

Several visits, lecture to Advanced Production class, visit with Bob Thompson’s class, participation in surround mixing master class.

  • Gabriel Kahane      

Master class with accomplished composer and songwriter Gabriel Kahane.

  • Seth Kallen and Jason Richardson

Discussion with top industry managers re: the future of artist promotion management and distribution

  • Chris Barron (Spin Doctors lead singer)

Several visits, recorded song with Joe Ferry’s Creative Production class, performed at Regina Spektor benefit for Purchase. Took part in “Industry Summit” led by me for production program in 2007.

  • Danny Kortchmar, lecture and seminar / discussion, cross major with Danny Kortchmar, best known for his work with Billy Joel, Carol King, Keith Richards, Jackson Brown, James Taylor and Don Henley.
  • Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) & Steve Horelick

Live performance and discussion about alternative music controllers and composition, this program was streamed live on the internet.

  • Chris Herrmann (107.1 The Peak’s Program Director)

Took part in “Industry Summit”

  • Mark Conese (Ambient Records)

Presentation and discussion on discrete console design

  • Christopher O’Connell (Leede Capital)

Took part in “Industry Summit”    

  • Joe Digiorgi (Headline Sound)

Guest in Film Scoring II discusses ADR and game and anime sound for picture.

  • Larry Swist (LP Swist Designs)

Larry is one of the foremost studio designers in the industry, he has donated his time on several occasions to Advanced Production as well as a special acoustics focus series of three two hour master classes, resulting in the design of our acoustic improvements installed in studio “A”.

  • Chris Greco (Greco Sound)

Chris visited with my live sound master class and discussed all aspects of his thirty year career in the live sound and venue support business.

  • Dragan Cacinovic (Soundproof Productions)

Dragan “Chach”  Cacinovic has visited and discussed his experiences mixing and working with artists like; Tyrese, Roberta Flack, Wu-Tang Clan, GZA, Mya, Angie Stone, Changing Faces, Beanie Siegel, JayZ, DMX, EVE, Keisha Cole, Jedakis, Styles P, Mariah Carey and others..

  • Paul Reed Smith (PRS Guitars)

PRS guitars are the gold standard of quality in the guitar business, Paul is the ONLY living American icon left in that industry. Paul Smith has participated in several visits/discussions with Advanced Production I and my first Graduate Practicum.

  • Benjamin Scheuer w/Geoff Kraly (Studio 875)

Ben along with Geoff Kraly has been gracious enough to discuss microphones and room acoustics with two of our Advanced Production classes. Ben hosted the “Purchase Mic Preamp Challenge” at his lovely 875 Studios this past Fall.

  • Rory Young (Thai Elephant Orchestra)

Rory visited with Creative Production Techniques and talked about traveling to Thailand to record home made instruments played by elephants! (you may have seen him on 60 Minutes with this).

  • Steve Jordan, Willie Weeks & Danny Kortchmar

Led talk on the origins of groove in modern recorded music (this master class organized by Barry Pearson, I hosted discussion)

Sundry Speeches and Presentations

  • NAMM Show 2011
    present talks and demonstrations on guitar tone and new amplifiers for PRS. Co host several talks with Paul Reed Smith.
  • Webinars for WAVES (2011-2012)
    Present two one hour webinars (both sold-out) for Waves; “Mixing Outside The Box” and “Mixing Live In ProTools”
  • PRS Experience 2010, 2011, 2012
    Present sundry seminars on instrument mic’ing, amplifier sound and various DAW recording techniques.
  • Panel Discussion on Music Industry (2011?)
    With Rob Mathes, Joe D’Ambroso, Jimmy Bralower at Darien High School faculty development event
  • NAMM Show and Videotape presentations on-line (2007)
    Introduced a new Waves recording product which I helped develop during several televised press events held at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in both Anaheim California and Indianapolis Indiana. My personal recording technique and engineering was analyzed and modeled by WAVES (the premier recording software/plug-ins company) and is marketed with this product. The GTR plug in bundle was created in conjunction with Paul Reed Smith. GTR is a high-end studio software application.
  • “The Making of GTR
    DVD video presentation is available both on DVD and online with Paul Reed Smith and myself hosting a program explaining the processes behind the Waves modeling software as well as our input into the product. GTR has won the following awards;
    • Musikmesse International Press Award, 2007 “Best Recording Effects Software of the Year”.
    • Guitarist Choice award, Guitarist magazine called it “…a perfect combination of great sounds and practicality”.
    • 2005 Total Guitar gave Waves GTR 5 stars out of 5 and its Best Buy award. “The greatest modeling sounds we've ever heard; easy to use!”.
  • Careers in Music- A Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award Winning Music Panel (2008)
    Member of panel discussion on the future of the music industry
  • President’s Colloquium / Suny Purchase (2008)
    Presented along with Dr. Joseph Ferry,  gave talk centered around my work on the Academy Award winning movie “When We Were Kings” – the Muhammad Ali story.  
  • Industry Career Symposium / Mercy College (2008)
    Member of panel discussion on music industry career tracks, Paul Steinman, head of the Mercy College recording program chairs panel.

Committees, appointments, service

Director of Purchase Studios

  • Design and spec all aspects of Purchase Studios to meet needs of all CoM departments, spring ’09 forward.
  • Consult and recommend on policy, testing and procedure for student lab access, train chief engineer where necessary.

Sundry Committees

  • Many, MANY review committees including tenure reviews
  • Sunset committee on online classes and MOOCs ‘13
  • Engagement Committee chaired by John Delate Fall ‘10
  • ITAC committee meetings for technology in conservatory labs spring ’10 to present
  • AAC committee spring ‘10
  • Faculty review for Studio Composition tenure

Search Committees

  • Chair search for visiting assistant professor, Studio Composition ‘13
  • Serve on search committee for Director of Operations
  • Serve on search committee for Arts Management candidate
  • Serve on Provost search ’12-13
  • Serve on search for admin assistant (CoM) '15

Board(s) Of Study

  • Studio Production BOS (2009-present)
  • Studio Composition BOS (2012-present)
  • Arts Management BOS (at it’s inception in 2009)

Faculty Presiding Ofiicer Assistant

  • Assist with FPO meetings, materials prep and sundry other tasks as assistant to Dr. Joseph Ferry, also cover sundry advising, recruitment and program details to free up Dr. Ferry for his FPO work, Fall ’10-Spring 2012

RFAC, the Recording Facilities Advisory Committee (CoM commitee)

  • As member of RFAC contributed to creating and revising Purchase studios policy.
  • Generated (along with studio production faculty) documentation and job descriptions for the (now defunct) fellowship program in the Conservatory of Music at Purchase.
  • Recommendations for equipment purchase and upgrades in Purchase studios.
  • Revise studio testing procedures

Co-Chair, Studio Production

  • Assist with auditions, recruitment (including summer ’08, ‘09’ ‘10 before full time), student advocacy and general day to day operations of Studio Production program.

Community Service, Fundraising, Donations,  Advancement and Development

Champion fundraising and redesign for Yellow room, Blue, Wonderland and 3rd floor live room studios '09/'10

  • Donated time to re-wire, acoustics work included as curriculum element allowing students a “before and after” view of work being done.

Bright family donation 100k cash plus more "in kind" / Summer 2009 –  altogether approx. 300k value

  • To facilitate the Bright donation (and as a condition of Purchase actually getting it) I donated approx. 18 weeks of consulting in May through September ’09, (prior to my full-time employment at Purchase). This for the re-design, repair and renovating of Purchase Studios. Using the Bright donation as a “buzz-builder” I was able to secure additional donations (in the form of services, loan of equipment etc.) to complete older acoustics projects and facility improvements. This also spilled over into several smart classrooms / teaching studios, Recital Hall as well.
  • The Bright donation was $100,000, additional donations in kind and cash of theatrical rigging, acoustics consultation, cabinetry, design etc. total likely another $135,000 (at least). Summer 2010 also completed several projects initially funded by the Regina Spektor benefit (which Red Lotus Productions organized) that had stalled due to a lack of additional funding. 

I placed on loan to Purchase Studios and classrooms at this point (from personal resources) approximately $70,000 in additional software & equipment.

Highlights of Summer ‘09” donated studio upgrade included; 

  • A new API 1608 console for “Studio A”, Digidesign ICON C24 controller for “Blue”, improved audio monitors and monitor system controllers all around, new microphone preamplifiers from API, Vintech (Neve), analog outboard gear from Purple Audio and Empirical Labs etc., new cue systems all around, many acoustics and cosmetic upgrades, also ProTools 8 and 3rd party software updates in many of the studios including Waves Mercury in “Blue”, new couches and lighting, wood flooring for our live room, and the list goes on…...

Set-up a new scholarship opportunity -

  • The Bright donation upgrades included installation of an API 1608 console, with this Purchase students became eligible to apply for the “API Visionary Award” scholarship program. Jacob Rosse (production major) awarded in summer ‘10, (see for the API press release).

Summer 2010 lab upgrades, design and installation donations -

  • The momentum from the Bright donation continued through summer 2010, I continued to donate time and materials to clear out old rooms & labs which had fallen into dis-repair, we brought several more (much needed) facilities on-line for fall 2010. It is difficult to quantify what this additional donation of professional time is worth ultimately.


“Peak Performances Vol. 1&II” – (2007-2009)

  • Producer and engineer donated time and services for album to benefit The Food Bank of Westchester in conjunction with 107.1 The Peak featuring;

Barenaked Ladies, Big Head Todd and The Monsters, Shawn Colvin, The Fray, Aqualung, Wallflowers, Aimee Mann, Old 97's, Warren Haynes, Feist, Augustana, Dar Williams, Pat DiNizio (The Smithereens), Gin Blossoms, Spin Doctors….
Purchase interns assisted with many of these shows

Benefit for Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital – Spin Doctors (2007)

  • In conjunction with Sail4kids helped present the Grammy nominated group Spin Doctors to perform a benefit concert for The Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital / Westchester Medical Center. Benefit presented at The American yacht Club in Rye, N.Y.


Westchester County - Battle of the Bands / 5 years of sponsorship

  • Sponsor (studio time prize) for the Westchester County “Battle of the Bands” at the Westchester County Center in White Plains presented for Westchester County Parks and the Department of Stop DWI/Public Safety, Friends of Westchester County Parks


Red Lotus Productions – Board of Directors (2006-Present)
Serve on Board of Directors for non-profit organization. “Red Lotus Productions is an organization with the mission to conduct outreach into the community, raising awareness and improving lives by staging events that benefit the public directly”.
Red Lotus produced events have included;

  • “Regina Spektor event benefits The Purchase College Conservatory of Music”
    Event to Benefit The Purchase College Conservatory of Music
  • Paolo Nutini with Opening Act Jon McLaughlin & Serena Ryder
    A Concert To Benefit The Food Bank For Westchester

  • Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway
    To Benefit World Hunger Yearat The Tarrytown Music Hall

  •  Suzanne Vega 
    To Benefit Family Centers & Red Lotus Productions


With Emily Grant / David Gordon - Rhodes piano donation for Purchase Studios

  • With Emily Grant Coordinate and pick-up totally restored Fender Rhodes 88 piano for the Conservatory of Music at Purchase


L.P. Swist Acoustics -  Design and Seminar(s) Donation for Purchase Studio Production and Studios (2008)

  • Laurence Swist of LP Swist Associates has designed some of the finest recording facilities in the world.  Larry taught three mini-seminars and provided architectural drawings and consultation to improve the acoustics in studio “A” at Purchase (awaiting installation).
  • We organized a benefit concert with Regina Spektor and through this raised funds for and built the acoustic treatments designed by Mr Swist


Donation of complete PC based back-up system for Purchase Studios facilities scheduling

  • Research, develop and configure Purchase studios online facilities scheduling system. Install computer system to automatically archive and back-up studios schedule daily

Create Purchase College Studio Production Website
Design and administrate website for Studio Production program. Website included;

  • Online scheduling component
  • Testing information
  • Equipment inventory
  • Facilities overview
  • RFAC discussion
  • News and Information
  • Relevant PDF files and documents


Acoustic Baffles, Lateral Files, Workstation Furniture Donation for Purchase College (2008)

  • Organized donation from Dafna Construction in Brooklyn NY. CEO Eli Noy donates entire truckload of workstation furniture, acoustic baffles and office furniture (including new lateral files for COM ofiices).
  • Acme donates Ryder truck rental and I coordinate on site pick-up and delivery.


Waves Software Upgrades and Administration Donation

  • Scott Simon from WAVES, the world’s premier recording software/plug-ins company spent a day on campus upgrading and installing product as well as guesting in a mini-seminar about convolution reverb.

  Awards and Honors (as a Producer and/or engineer)

Gold, Platinum & Multiplatinum projects;

  • 8X Platinum - Spin Doctors “Pocketful Of Kryptonite” - producer
  • Platinum - Spin Doctors “Turn It Upside Down” - producer
  • Gold - The Music of Jimi Hendrix with Eddie Kramer - engineer
  • 2X Platinum –“Philadelphia” (Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington) – music producer
  • Platinum - Atlantic Starr “All In The Name Of Love” - engineer

Grammy Award and Grammy Nominated Projects;

  • Atlantic Starr, The Spin Doctors, “Lincoln”, Bluesiana Triangle, Willie Colon & Ruben Blades, Cornell Dupree and Who It Is, Bernie Williams

Award Winning Projects;

  • 2X Academy Awards – “Philadelphia” (Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington)
  • Academy Award – “When We Were Kings” (Muhammad Ali, George Foreman)
  • Boston Music Award Indie Album Of The Year - Martin Sexton “Seeds”
  • (multiple) Ampex Golden Reel Awards, (multiple) 3m Visionary Awards
  • INDIE Music Award – “People Get Ready” A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield
  • International Film & Television Festival of New York Gold Medal
  • International Film & Television Festival of New York Bronze Award

Software / Multimedia Awards

As a Waves artist I appeared on the same artist page as Sir George Martin! Personal amp collection and microphone technique digitally modeled in Waves GTR recording software, including the “Denenberg Setup” as a microphone selection choice. Waves GTR has won several honors including;

  • 2007 MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) “Best Recording Effects Software of the Year”.
  • Guitarist Choice award, Guitarist magazine called it “…a perfect combination of great sounds and practicality”.
  • 2005 Total Guitar gave Waves GTR 5 stars out of 5 and its Best Buy award. “The greatest modeling sounds we've ever heard; easy to use!”.

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • Management/representation through the years by David Sonenberg / DAS Entertainment, The Steve Moir Company, World’s End Management, Mopion.
  • Member A.S.C.A.P.
  • Member NARAS / The Recording Academy (Grammys)
  • Member Audio Engineering Society (A.E.S.)
  • Member UUP (United University Professionals)
  • F.C.C. licensed radio engineer

As a freelance Recording Engineer I have engineered in wide variety of facilities worldwide including;

Atlantic Studios/NYC       
Avatar Studios/NYC         
The Hit Factory/NYC

The Record Plant/NYC     
Sony Studios/NYC            
RPM Studios/NYC,

Good Dannys/Austin         
Right Track/NYC

Clinton Sound/NYC           
Giant Sound/NYC              
Cherokee Studios/LA
Ciani Music/NYC                      
Sear Sound/NYC               
Effanel Prod. /NYC,
Hewitt Remote/PA                       

Battery Studios/NYC        
Arlyn Studios/Austin,
American Sector/NO        
Different Fur/SF

Village Recorders/LA       
Manhattan Center/NY      
Carriage House/CT
Studio 875/NY                   
The Power Station/NYC,

PTW Studios/NY                
Headline Sound

Academic Background:

SUNY Purchase (1980-81)

SUNY ESC Bachelor of Arts (May 2009)