I do several kinds of sound engineering work:
Live Sound & Streams: PA system equipment rental & engineering (typically as a package deal), along with a live stream service and one camera angle/shot.
Recording: studio or live / on-location multi-tracking, stereo recording, post-production, editing, mixing, & media transfers.
Engineering Assistance: I enjoy working with other engineers in most any capacity, and have high quality equipment for the gig.
Cables and Repair: Soldering, custom wiring, cable repairs, and other minor technical repairs.
CD/DVD Duplication & Printing: Any size order, full-color, full-bleed prints available, with/out jewel cases, etc.
Consultations: Thinking about a PA or recording system, event systems and logistics, or need help troubleshooting your system?
Lessons: Beginning to intermediate level topics in analog and digital audio, studio recording, and live sound.
Press and mentions regarding my audio work
Secondwave Media (KNAC), JoeCo.Co.UK, Secondwave Media (Kzoo Engineers/Studio), Overneath Creative Collective, Fretboard Festival, Mlive (Who Hit John?), Mlive (Mondale!), CHUNKmedia, Electricians and Madmen Pt.1 and Pt.2,
Hundreds of student recitals, audition tapes, and competition sessions during my 11 years at Western Sound Studio, Western Michigan University. Mainly classical and jazz soloists and ensembles, including the yearly Downbeat competition sessions. I would conservatively estimate that I have recorded over 500 concerts and edited over 1,200 live recordings. I still record the Keith Hall Summer Drum Intensive student sessions, featuring almost 50 drummers taking a turn at the house kit.
Over 1100 reel to reel, cassette, vinyl, and VHS media digitization pieces, including the Harper C. Maybee library of 1/4″ reels at the WMU School of Music, select VHS tapes from the Zhang Legacy Collections Center at WMU, as well as various media from the Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s local history collection.
Engineer and founder of WIDR-FM’s “The Basement Show“, 2008-2012 (Multitrack recording mixed live to broadcast; At least 150 live band episodes that are problematic to re-broadcast or host, but eventually I hope to have a lot of them up again) -Still- every Monday on 89.1FM in Kalamazoo (WIDRFM.org), just produced by other people now, except of course during the COVID-19 pandemic.
I’ve been an engineer of solo piano concerts for the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival since 2010 and have been recording the Kalamazoo Junior Symphony Orchestra for their internal archives since 2014.
Producer/Curator of the Kalamazoo Valley Museum’s annual Fretboard Festival since 2019.
Virtual Fretboard Festival 2021 (Curation, All Audio, Final Video Edits / Sequencing, Legacy Media Transfers)
Albums and EPs
Chris Ludwa – Awake, Arise! (Edit, Mix, Master)
37.ENT – Sunrise/Set – (Drums, Produce, Engineer, Mix, Master)
Archaea – Hallowed Rust (Demo) – (Mastering)
Guitar UP! – Western Pacific – (Drums, Record, Mix)
Hearth & Hymn – Vol.II – (Mix)
Fonn Mor – Recorded Live at Station 66 – (Live Sound)
Skzojani Charlatans – Skzojani Kvartett – (Record)
Delfeayo Marsalis – A Night With Delfeayo Marsalis: Kalamazoo – (Live Sound, Recording Engineer)
PETs – Time to Run – (Mix)
Guitar Up! – Liquid Sunshine – (Mix, Drummer)
Brass Band of Battle Creek – Battle Creek Transit Authority – (Assistant Tracking Engineer)
Ahmed Anzaldua – Carteles (The music of Miguel Bernal Jiminez) – (Record, Mix, Master)
Charlie Burgess – Amsterdam – (Record, Mix)
Elizabeth Start – Fused Art – (Record, Mix, Master)
The Gathering Band – Bread of Life – (Record, Mix, Master)
Sinker – S/T EP – (Record, Mix)
WMU Chorale – Ex Corde: From the Heart – (Record, Mix)
WMU Jazz Orchestra – Travel Notes – (Record, Mix)
WMU Marching Band – 2012 Season in Review – (Record, Mix)
Richard Steinbach – Christmas Spirit – (Record)
The Bridge Band – Live at Louie’s – (Record, Mix)
Who Hit John? – Great Recession Blues – (Record, Mix)
Rachel Eid-Ries – Fragrance – (Record, Mix)
Nwe Spryghts – Assembling Door – (Record, Mix)
War Dogs of the Pacific – Publish or Perish – (Record, Mix)
Elizabeth Start – Alone and with Viol Thoughts – (Record, Mix)
Eve Kelly – Patron Saint of Alcoholics – (Record, Mix)
Carolyn Koebel – selections from Kzoo Community Rhythm Project Vol.1 – (Record)
Mondale! – Robots Gone Wild – (Record, Mix, Master)
Cassendre Xavier – Live at the Kraftbrau – (Record)
Single Tracks & Et Cetera audio:
First Congregational Church – May 2 worship service in Bronson Park (Live sound, Recording engineer)
Kalamazoo Bach Festival – Love Is: Vol.4 (Engineered recordings from First Presbyterian Church)
Muriel Reymond – Pachamama – (Percussion track recording engineer)
Sokhna Heathyre Mabin – O’ Holy Night – (Vocal track recording engineer)
Abe Savas – Actors – (Mix, Master)
Brookside Care LLC – Telephone on-hold messages/menus – Sharon Fielder, Voice Talent – (Record, Master)
Christopher Biggs – Amass – from the album “Decade Zero”, 2017 Ravello Records – (Recording Session Engineer)
John Griffin – Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said – (Record, Mix, Master)
Mac Hultmark – Most of the content on Mac’s site comes from our sessions at WSS – (Record, Mix, Master)
In The Beginning There Was Light – Documentary film by P.A. Straubinger for which I recorded Ladislav Hanka doing English translation voice-over.