I was recently interviewed for an on-line article as part of a blog about multitrack music recording software for musicians. While combining music and work experience is not uncommon among my industry peers, as Vice President of Sales for leading DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software companies and a working musician for over two decades, it occurred to me that I have a unique opportunity to share a different distinct perspective and views on the topic of home studio recording.
In looking back, I realize how lucky I was to have witnessed and participated in the meteoric rise of integrating digital audio technology into the everyday lives of musicians all over the world. My most cherished memories range from having dinner meetings in Japan with Roland Corporation founder Mr. Kakehashi (negotiating the sale of Cakewalk). Playing hacky sack and jamming with the Cakewalk crew until all hours of the night in Boston. Spending a weekend in Chicago with industry legends Flood and Bon Harris, and annual hikes up to Half Dome in Yosemite with Acoustica friends and co-workers. If I can only capture a modest sampling of what I have learned and share it with like-minded music recording software enthusiasts like you, then this blog will be a pretty cool catalog to write for, maintain, reference and look back on.
In this excerpt from the video I explain that I use Mixcraft in three capacities. First and foremost, for work performing clinics and product demonstrations at music industry trade shows and educator conferences. I also use Mixcraft in my home studio for my band and produce local musicians. Subsequent blog posts will focus on how I use Mixcraft in each capacity. Please enjoy them all and thank you for the visit.