Craig is a music composer, mixing & mastering engineer with a love of 80’s music, drum machines, samplers and synthesizers. All started because of Duran Duran in 1982. As a teenager, Craig played keyboards and recorded using a Tascam PortaStudio 4-track cassette recorder. This is where he first figured out how to mix, overdub and pingpong tracks.

Currently, Craig uses Logic Pro, Reaper and Harrison Mixbus 32c to edit, mix and master at the same level as any pro studio in the music industry. His meticulous research has culminated in an all software (in the box) workflow, sounding as close as you can get to real hardware at a fraction of the cost. Not having to patch cables, load reels of tape and deal with the headaches of maintaining hardware makes for quicker turnaround times. These savings allow him to operate at a fraction of the going music industry rates. Craig is here with the goal of helping independent artists, producers and groups realize their music’s full sonic potential. But some of you will insist on the real gear, and Craig is able and willing to give you what you want. Check out the list of available analog gear below.

To get started, use the scheduling page on this site to pick a free day for a virtual meeting. This is when you will let Craig know what direction you wish him to take your music. Craig’s studio isn’t available for tracking at this time. Once you have your multi-tracks recorded, send Craig a link to where the raw, unprocessed WAV multi-tracks are stored online (please, no stems). Or upload them directly to his secure server (sorry, no long-term storage). Once Craig receives your music, the standard time for a rough cut is 1 business day. Once you listen to this 1st mix, you can request revisions (which may add another day). Once you sign off on the mix, Craig will send it to you properly formatted and ready for mastering. Or, you can let Craig handle the mastering.

Analog Gear

Craig’s studio has access to many racks of goto hardware from the good ol’ days through to modern. Below is a current list he can use in your sessions.

  • AMS NEVE 33609N – Compressor/Limiter
  • API 5500 – EQ
  • Black Box Analog Design HG-2 – Saturation
  • Daking COMP II – Compressor
  • Daking FET III – Compressor
  • Empirical Labs Distressor – Compressor/Saturation
  • Empirical Labs Distressor – Compressor/Saturation
  • Highland Dynamics BG2 – Compressor
  • Iron Age Audioworks LH95 – EQ
  • Lisson Grove AR-1 – Compressor
  • Louder Than Liftoff Silver Bullet – Saturation
  • Manley Variable MU – Compressor/Limiter
  • Pultec EQP1A – EQ
  • SSL Fusion – EQ/Comp/Saturation/Limiter
  • SSL XLogic G Compressor
  • Universal Audio 1176 – Compressor
  • Universal Audio LA-2A – Compressor/Limiter
  • Warm Audio EQPWA – EQ
  • Altec 1567A – Saturation
  • Altec RS124 – Compressor
  • Chandler LTD-2 “Sterling Mod” – Compressor/Limiter

Plugins

Equalizer

  • bx_Digital V3 – Plugin Alliance
  • Maag EQ2 – Plugin Alliance
  • Millennia NSEQ-2 – Plugin Alliance
  • SPL Passeq – Plugin Alliance
  • HoRNET Total EQ – HoRNET
  • Lindell Audio PEX-500 – Plugin Alliance

Compressor

  • Weiss Compressor/Limiter – Softube
  • Fat Channel – PreSonus
  • LMC+ – SSL
  • Native Bus Compressor 2 – SSL
  • MV2 – Waves
  • PuigChild 670 – Waves
  • bx_opto – Plugin Alliance
  • elysia alpha – Plugin Alliance

Saturation

  • Saturation Knob – Softube
  • Oxford Inflator – Sonnox
  • NLS – Waves
  • Black Box Analog Design HG2-MS – Plugin Alliance

Limiter

  • Weiss Compressor/Limiter – Softube
  • LoudMax – Thomas Mundt
  • bx_XL V2 – Plugin Alliance
  • L2 – Waves

Channel Strip

  • Scheps Omni Channel – Waves
  • Native Channel Strip 2 – SSL
  • Native Vocalstrip – SSL
  • Native Drumstrip – SSL
  • bx_console N – Plugin Alliance

Effects

  • SuperMassive – Valhalla
  • CLA Epic – Waves
  • Native FlexVerb – SSL
  • TAL-Reverb-4 – TAL

Tonal Enhancements and Tools

  • Vitamin – Waves
  • RBass – Waves
  • Vocal Rider – Waves
  • Aphex Vintage Exciter – Waves
  • OTT – Xfer Records
  • YouLean Loudness Meter – YouLean
  • TAL-Chorus-LX – TAL
  • mvMeter2 – TBProAudio
  • HoRNet VU Meter MK4 – HoRNet
  • Metric AB – Plugin Alliance
  • bx_Refinment – Plugin Alliance
  • Vitalizer MK2-T – Plugin Alliance