Most of my life has been a journey through the creation of sound. I began making music at the age of 13 and leading up to that moment I was entranced by top 40 radio, LPs of the 60s, 70s & 80s as well as all forms of modern music. Early on I developed a fascination with recording technology. After nearly 20 years of recording music, working in professional studios, touring the world, being lucky enough to have had my own songs on the radio and working as a producer, engineer and composer, I still carry this same enthusiasm that I remember from that young age.
In 2001, I decided to build Skylab. My goal was to create a space where I could use the producing and engineering skills that I had learned over my career and help others to pursue their unique creative visions. Today, Skylab is one of the best professional project recording studios in Los Angeles with the knowledge, understanding and real world experience to back it up. Having extensive hands on experience enables me to work effectively and efficiently. Whether you are recording, mixing, mastering or all of the above, my goal is to make your music sound it’s absolute best. I treat each and every artist who comes to Skylab with respect and a personal willingness to help you create the best possible result.
Here are some of my current and former personal music projects:
Sky Parade, David J (of Love and Rockets, Bauhaus), Treehouse (with Robby Krieger of The Doors), The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Smallstone.
Here is a list of some of the notable artists I have worked with at Skylab Studio:
Robby Krieger (The Doors)
Glen Matlock (The Sex Pistols)
KRS One (Hip Hop Legend)
Courtney Taylor and Zia McCabe (The Dandy Warhols)
Reeves Gabrels (David Bowie/Tin Machine)
Clem Burke (Blondie)
Dizzy Reed (Guns and Roses)
Mark Gardener (Ride)
Alex Maas (The Black Angels)
Derek Forbes (Simple Minds)
James Greer (Guided By Voices)
John “Twink” Alder (The Pretty Things)
Pete Kember (Spacemen 3)
Drinking Flowers (Manifesto Records)
Band Aparte (Manifesto Records)
Nick Jago (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
Ziggy Sigmund (Econoline Crush)
Jay Aston (Gene Loves Jezebel)
James Stevenson (Gene Loves Jezebel, The Cult)
Nate Ryan (The Black Angels)
The Blank Tapes
Down Dirty Shake
Frankie and the Witch Fingers
The Love Dimension
Nick Schutz (Masanga)
Robert Kyle (renown saxophone artist)
Scott Martin (Tito Puente)
+ 100s of top Indie and National Acts (too many to list here!)
OTHER ENGINEERS AND PRODUCERS:
Nick Luca is a multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, producer, songwriter, bandleader and composer. He has toured throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada and Australia and has credits on over 90 albums.
After moving to Los Angeles in 2009, Nick became Chief Engineer at New Monkey Studio in Van Nuys, CA, formerly owned by Elliott Smith. In 2010 the album Cho Dependent by Margaret Cho was nominated for a Grammy (Best Comedy Album).
In 2011 Nick toured as keyboardist for Iron and Wine (Warner Bros.). Highlights include performing at Radio City Music Hall in New York, headlining The Green Man Festival in Wales, UK, and appearing on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
In the studio Nick is known for his relaxed style and creativity. For over 15 years, Nick worked closely with Owner/Producer Craig Schumacher at Wavelab Studio in Tucson, AZ. During that time they enjoyed a string of successful and influential album releases and developed Wavelab Studio into an internationally sought destination. In 2009 the album Middle Cyclone by Neko Case was nominated for a Grammy (Best Contemporary Folk Album).
Iron & Wine
Band of Blacky Ranchette
The New Pornographers
Studio C Sessions – The Mountain 92.9 FM Tucson, AZ
Sheryl Crow, Los Lobos, Patty Griffin, Death Cab for Cutie, Amos Lee, Ziggy Marley, Gomez, Guster
Static Transmission / DBK Works (2003)
Here Come the Miracles / Innerstate (2001)
Light of Day: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen / School House
featuring Steve Wynn, Elvis Costello, Dion, Nils Lofgren, Matthew Ryan, Graham Parker, Pete Yorn, Patty Griffin, and more
Friends of Dean Martinez
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David J (of Bauhaus / Love and Rockets)
David J is well known from his career as member of the highly influential and regarded bands BAUHAUS and LOVE AND ROCKETS. David J has continued to be a thriving performer, songwriter and producer. If you would like to work with David J please submit a written proposal of your project’s goals for his consideration to the studio email : email@example.com.
Rick Maymi (of Brian Jonestown Massacre)
Rick Maymi is guitarist for The Brian Jonestown massacre. Rick has over two decades as performer, songwriter and producer. If you would like to work with Rick Maymi please submit a written proposal of your project’s goals for his consideration to the studio email : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Riley Bray graduated UC Berkeley with a BA in fine arts and completed a second Bachelor of Science in audio engineering at the Expression Center for Digital Media (ECDM). Riley brings an extensive technical and artistic sensibility to any project he works on.
Trained in traditional analog recording techniques as well as in digital recording and editing, Riley’s hybrid production style bridges the best of both worlds. Riley’s aim in music production is to combine the warmth and organic nature of live music with the flexibility and creativity made possible by the digital format. Riley is equally experienced in post-production, sound design & ADR. Riley was the lead 5.1 surround mix engineer for the film “Dust Up” (2013). Riley has toured extensively as both a musician and engineer. He has released albums that have received national airplay and his original scores have been featured on The Discovery Channel, Red Bull, Vans and NBC Sports to name a few. As a session musician, Riley’s credits range from guitar, bass, drums, piano/organ and vocals as well as more eclectic instruments like sitar and tablas. Riley is a natural producer and is able to guide artists to perform their best and capture it when they do.
The Vim Dicta
Uli John Roth (Scorpions)
Leslie West (Mountain)
Red Bull North America
The Discovery Channel
The Los Angeles Kings
Drexel Box Productions
DISC Sports & Spine Center
Since graduating from Full Sail University in 2007, Gregg has been involved in many major productions throughout the US. He was signed to PYE/Sparrow in 2009 and has recorded and toured extensively. Greg has experience in all aspects of audio from studio production to post production audio and live sound for concerts and corporate events. Greg is an experienced pro tools engineer and has a vast knowledge of tape machines, out board gear, ADR, gear repair, electronics trouble shooting, and proficiency with a soldering & wiring.
Greg has been an On-Air Personality with Killradio.org since 2010, has done work for and with Ariel Pink, Geneva Jacuzzi, Neon Indian, Tearist ,HEALTH, Nite Jewel ,Pictureplane, Weave!, ….And You Will Know Us By the Trail Of The Dead
Greg’s live sound credits include:
President Bill Clinton, Bloc Party, Death From Above 1979, The Giraffes, Local H, Kenny Logins, Huey Lewis and the news, ZZ Top, just to name a few.