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I can answer questions about; Recording Theory and hardware, advanced music theory and application, songwriting, industry level audio production / mixing / mastering, copyright, publishing, recording hardware and software, and musical instruction.

Experience in the area

As a Producer and Composer, I have music featured in over 100 MTV / VH1 / E! network shows, and several international feature films. As a full time audio engineer, producer, and songwriter I have worked with industry greats, mentored up and coming artists, and have dedicated my life to music and music education. My production tutorial series is available online at http://www.groove3.com/str/from-drop-to-top.html is featured alongside Grammy award winning engineers and has received critical acclaim internationally.


Authorized Pro Tools Users Forum - "DUC" duc.digidesign.com Music Tech Magazine (future publications)


I am a certified Pro Tools operator, Music Theory and Audio Engineering degree holder from M.I. Hollywood, and authorized trainer of several applications.

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What do you like about this subject?

Everything. Music is my life.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I intend to win the highest awards possible from RCIAA plaques to Grammy Awards.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Finding a mentor is where the true learning begins.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

Most things posted on forums about Audio Engineering are wrong, and based on repeated hearsay. Just because you read it on the internet, doesn't make it true. Always check your sources. That's why my profile is public.

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Recent Answers from DrFord

2017-03-01 recording an upright piano:

Hank-    Thank you for the follow-up question.     Unfortunately again, you aren't giving me enough information to give you an accurate response.  An existing equipment list of what you already own, and

2017-02-23 recording an upright piano:

Hank-    Thank you for the question.     This is difficult because you specifically said you do not own any recording equipment. That means that any "pro audio" solution I give you won't be useful because

2017-02-06 Home recording resources:

Hello Tim-    Thank you for your question.     The single best resource you are going to have starting a successful home studio will be the John L Sayers Recording Forum located here:    http://johnlsayers

2016-07-04 Where To Start?:

Hello Lee-    I'm just now seeing this, so I apologize for the delayed response. Thank you for your question.     The single most important factor in making commercially competitive Mixes and Production

2016-06-11 recording music:

Hello Hank-    Thank you for the question. If I am being honest with you, you are asking for me to distill the true art of music recording into a few tips. Where to place the microphone is a complex equation


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