My exposure to the recording industry began as a teenager by meeting Diana Shore and Jack Jones through a close friend of my father Joe Klose, then orchestra leader for Jack Jones. Joe and my father were also involved with the original soundtrack for the movie “Clockwork Orange”. These experiences helped me secure an internship position at Smith Recording studios in Oakland California during a production of “Bullchips”. I am a classically trained musician who has turned a hobby into a passion for composition whether it is classical, new age or meditation. I am honestly surprised about the interest in my music and this has given me reason to continue composing.
Random Access Music began in 1988 with analog equipment mostly as a hobby. In 2002 funds were available to convert to a mostly digital studio. 3 Intel processors running Windows XP Professional are now the heart of the studio. The first PC is used primarily for sequencing/mixing and editing with Cakewalk Sonar Producer Edition (No Pro-tools here, not needed, yes I would love to hear from you.) 96kHZ 24bit recording is possible but we record/playback at 48kHz with 16bit resolution up to 16 tracks meeting Red Book standards. Notational software is with Finale. Some remixing and cleaning of analog tape and LP’s is performed with Magix. This PC uses a M-Audio 1010 Sound card. The second PC hosts Tascam Gigastudio. The third PC is primarily used as a 96kHz/24bit recorder with Cakewake Sonar Producer Edition, Pro 7 and Plasma and MIDI switch. A Dell laptop is used for field recordings with an M-audio Audiobuddy preamp and a diverse collection of microphones. Peripheral equipment includes a Behringer MX 1604A control surface. Behringer 24-bit multi engine effects processor. Behringer Ultragraph Pro graphic equalizer. JVC DAT deck and Koss CD-R. MIDI controls include an Opcode Studio X and Midisport 2X4. A Yamaha MU80 tone generator also controls MIDI but is sometimes used as a tone generator. A Roland A-50 (I know, it’s old) controller keyboard is an integral part of this workstation.