I have a recording and writing space called Otter House Studios. For the last several years it was located in a warehouse on the Seattle waterfront. These days it's back in Anacortes, & I'm loving having it based back in my small hometown. It's located right on the water, on top of a cliff, looking out west at the San Juan Islands. A very nice spot! Watching the sun set behind the islands while working in the studio is really inspiring!

Besides working on my own music albums and TV compositions, I also record, mix and master a handful of other peoples projects there throughout the year. I recently recorded the amazing violinist and singer/songwriter Jenny Scheinman's new solo record there, featuring Bill Frisell and Danny Barnes on various instruments. Listen to it here!

If you are interested in working with me on your record, get ahold of me and tell me a bit about it. This is a real life, honest to god, home studio. I live upstairs! I have a small but high end collection of microphones and gear. It's enough to make really nice sounding acoustic recordings that have been released on labels and had airtime on major television channels. If you need a 2000 square foot live room and a 60 channel SSL console, look elsewhere. A plus is the studio comes with me! I can engineer, and I can also pick! Scroll down for a couple pictures.

Some of the gear I have:

  • Pro Tools 11, Waves Bundles, Massey plugins, 
  • UA Apollo, many UAD plugins
  • Teac 80-8 reel to reel. 8 tracks of old school, tape saturation goodness!

Outboard gear:

  • Presonus M80 preamp (8 preamps with Jensen transformers)
  • UA Apollo system
  • 6 UAD unison preamps
  • DBX 160vu compressor
  • Chameleon 7720 stereo compressor (SSL Master Buss clone)

Microhpones:

  • 2 AEA R84 ribbon microphones
  • 1 AA cm67 tube microphone (vintage neumann u67 clone)
  • 1 Ear Trumpet Labs Edwina
  • 1 Shure SM81 small diaphragm condenser
  • 1 Pacific Pro Audio PP2 large diaphragm condenser
  • 1 Shure SM7b dynamic microphone
  • 1 Sennheiser 421 dynamic microphone
  • 1 Shure unidyne dynamic microphone
  • 1 Shure SM57 dynamic microphone
  • 3 Shure SM58 dynamic microphone
  • 2 vintage Beyer Dynamic M810 dynamic microphones
  • various vintage dynamic microphones

Instruments:

  • Santa Cruz 1929 OO
  • Gibson B20 1960's era
  • 1939 Gibson L30 small bodied archtop
  • Republic Highway 61 Resonator
  • Telecaster w/Bigsby, lollar pickups
  • 1980 Stratocaster w/ telecaster neck & 2 Lollar low wind Imperial humbuckers
  • 1967 Harmony Rocket
  • Telecaster w/B & G benders
  • Cigar Box six string guitar w/danelectro lipstick pickup
  • Weber Bitterroot Mandocello
  • Steve Andersen mandocello/tenor guitar hybrid
  • Gibson F9 mandolin
  • Deering Deluxe tenor banjo
  • Hofner "beattle" bass
  • Korg SV-1 keyboard
  • Crown drum set. vintage 60's era kit from Japan
  • Vintage Yamaha yas-23 alto Saxophone
  • 1930's Buescher Alto Saxophone
  • Selmer Clarinet
  • Ukulele
  • Swart Atomic Space Tone amplifier
  • Fender Bandmaster Reverb, vintage silverface
  • Vox AC10 amplifier
  • Handmade 1940's projector amplifier. Sounds fab!
  • Various effects pedals, vintage Deluxe Memory Man, Keeley Compressor, Hilton Volume, EP Boost, Tube Screamer, Loopers, etc....