Q: What kind of music services do you provide?
Invisible Strings Music and Audio provides original music and sound
design for games, television, film, and animation. This includes
everything from initial concept, spotting and timing all the way
through to recording, mixing, and delivering a finished master in
the appropriate format.
A composer who simply says he “writes music” isn’t
really giving a lot of information. With the proliferation of inexpensive
computers, the market is full of musicians who are only able to
write in a few styles or are mostly self-taught. Fortunately, my
background and experience has given me the opportunity to write
and arrange literally thousands of songs. You name the style and
I’ve probably worked in it. I feel comfortable writing music
for just about any genre. I’ve had 15 year’s experience
in midi and digital audio, so I’m very comfortable in a midi
studio. I also do spotting and timing.
When I graduated from Baylor in 1992 with a music degree, I had
the skills to compose music for orchestras, choirs, small ensembles,
and basically any other “legitimate” group of musicians.
Over the next four years, I got two more degrees in Commercial Composition/Arranging
and Audio Technology so that I could develop skills writing commericial
music. Basically, I’ve had experience arranging everything
from symphonic music to vocal pieces to country, rock, r&b,
broadway, latin, funk, jazz, children’s, you name it. I’ve
written for radio, television, film, stage, and the computer screen.
I’ve had the opportunity to develop a pretty large toolbox
of compositional skills over the last 13 years. Plus, I really enjoy
the challenge of being asked to merge two dissimilar styles into
something new (polka surfer music anyone?). That’s when it
can get fun.
Q: What are your audio services?
Invisible Strings develops sound design for game platforms (PC,
Macintosh, Playstation, XBox, Gamecube) multimedia, foley for film
and TV, and even ADR (looping).
Let’s see, I have many, many, many hours in the recording
studio, I’ve done location recording, sound effects work,
foley work (sound effects to picture), and have mastered/finished
product for Word Music's
Word Choral Club for the past 5 years. I’m currently working
as the sound director in the upcoming documentary “From the
Top”. I’ll be providing location sound and location
Q: Any other services?
I’m pleased to announce that Invisible Strings also offers
complete transcription services. I have experience transcribing
everything from simple choral/piano pieces to full orchestral works
and have done literally thousands of transcriptions over the years.
You can see some of my transcription
Q: What’s your studio like?
The nice thing about modern recording equipment is that you no
longer have to spend several million dollars to get decent sound.
In fact, you can get a wonderful set of gear for less than $50,000.
You can go even lower if you’re really watching the budget,
but this budget covers virtually everything you’d need to
do outside of orchestral recording. Over the past 10 years I’ve
managed to collect just about every bit of midi and audio equipment
I could ever need. And Austin has great larger studios that can
be hired out when we need space to record an orchestra.
Anyone in this industry can tell you that the tendency toward gear-lust
is always there. It’s nice when you can actually justify some
of this gear from a work-standpoint. For those people who may be
partial list of my equipment can be accessed here.