Music Production

HELP PEOPLE, MAKE RECORDS

LISTEN TO SOME OF MY WORK HERE.

Think of me as a piece of analog outboard gear that gives a nice color to your sound when you run signal through it. IMG_7213

Also, I turn knobs–so you don’t have to.™

RECORDS: A LOVE STORY

• When I was a tiny girl creature, I loved nothing more than listening to records. No. Thing. (mom’s turntable, dad’s headphones, fisher price cassette player, sony walkman, FM radio, MTV)

• As a kid, I visited mom on recording sessions and saw how records were made. Became obsessed with recording. Began learning how to write and play. Sang my terrible songs into a handheld recorder. (pink boombox, recordable walkman)

• I kept writing, and grew to be a proficient pianist and guitarist. Listened to ALL THE THINGS for songwriting and production inspiration. As a teenager, I started making bedroom demos. I wanted to make a record, but never had anything close to a record budget. (tascam portastudio)

• Recorded first studio demos live to tape at Austin’s Sweatbox Studios at 16. Second studio demos were tracked at 4th Street alfaRecording in Santa Monica at 19. Made a stab for the Major Label Deal. But the deals were off the table. The industry was in full panic because THE INTERNET WAS COMING! (2″ tape – Studer A-800, Studer A-827).

• Rounded up my first assortment of modern-ish pro-sumer recording gear in my early 20s and started learning how to produce and engineer my own songs. (fostex R-8, korg D-16, audacity, garageband)

• Finally, I was blessed to make two independent album’s worth of professional recordings in world-class recording studios, covertly studying under top notch record makin’ folk in the control room. Someone made me a wiki page. I never felt more famous. (protools, logic, neve, API, SSL).

***INSERT CHOIR!!!!!!***

• Started doing studio work as a vocalist, later as a player (guitar, bass, keys). Eventually I realized that the studio was the only place I ever wanted to be. I traded in the glamorous indie singer-songwriter life (E.G. waiting tables and playing to bartenders while trying not to be paralyzed by stage fright) to learn how to properly make records. Internships, assisting gigs, fetching sandwiches for Dr. Dre, etc. (threshold sound + vision, interscope records)

• Furthered my education by working as a freelance assistant engineer, when I wasn’t chained to my laptop. (logic, protools)

• Partnered up with a talented tribe to forge a production company called the Block Of Joy.  We have a small-but-powerful project studio in Hollywood. Now I have the privilege of doing what I love more than anything else on this weird, spinning rock we inhabit.

I HELP PEOPLE MAKE RECORDS.

Rad.

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for help / rates / inquiries, please write to me at:

ainjel > blockofjoy > com

Audio - ProTools / Logic Pro X / Tape / Cassette / MIDI
Instruments - Electric & Acoustic Guitar / Piano / Bass / Keys / Drums / Vocals
VOCAL PRODUCTION / TOPLINE SPECIALIST
Tracking / Coaching / Harmony / Stacking / Editing / Tuning
MUSIC PRODUCTION: rock / pop / alternative / indie / folk / americana / dark indie / shoegaze / garage / surf / goth / metal

safe space : female + LGBTQ friendly

allarewelcome