About Me

Well, I guess you’d like to know more about me since you made it to this page. While the title of this is ”About Me”, I feel that there’s a bit more to me than just that. I kind of get myself involved in a number of projects since I have the time and ability to do a number of things since I’m a freelancer. While I have a lot of primary subjects that I focus on, I don’t like to pigeon hole myself in one line of work. With that being said, below are the things I typically do on a day to day basis.

First off, I’m an audio engineer. What does that mean? It means I know how to operate the equipment that can record your favorite band and put it all together in a format that you can listen to. I currently own an operate a small production company called Pure Shift Productions that helps people make music. I can record the music, mix it down and make a CD for people to sell. I also work in sound design where I can create various effects and unique instruments for film, TV, radio, etc.

Secondly, I’m a musician and composer. I’ve been playing a number of different instruments since I was a kid and you’ll find some of my very own music here on this website. I’ve been in a number of different bands but I seem to enjoy working in my studio writing new songs the most. As far as the instruments I play, they are as follows: bass guitar, guitar, ukulele, keyboards, and anything else I can get my hands on. From rock to orchestral, I can compose original music for a variety of projects.

Thirdly, I’m a voice over artist. Most of my work goes into things like Youtube explainer videos but I’ve done a few indy animations as well. With all of the recording equipment that I have, it just made sense to put myself out there in this way to create a little more income for myself.

While the above tends to cover what I do on a daily basis, there are other things that I’m interested in and involve myself in as much as possible. I love photography and have been known to take my camera with my to various places. I doubt that this will ever become part of my business but I would certainly consider it if a project came across my plate. Another one of great loves revolves around video games. I’ve been an avid gamer since I got an Atari 2600 when I was quite young and now I’m even working towards creating my own games.

As far as my education goes, I spent a few years at Youngstown State University in the early  90s where I studied TV, Radio, and Theater. I’ve also attended Northern Virginia Community College around 2005 to study audio engineering. Lastly, I’ve taken some courses from the Berklee College of Music where I studied orchestration for film and TV.

Anyway, thanks for stoping by! If you have any questions, please use the e-mail link at the top of the page and I’ll do my best to get back to you. If you’d like to connect with me through the world of video games, you can find me via the information below.

Wii Friends Code – 6709 3132 8110 5877
3DS Friends Code – 1220 9911 2987
Playstation Network – theshaggyfreak
Steam – theshaggyfreak