I’m the owner and engineer of Rare Form Mastering. I’ve spent the past 35 years working in the audio industry with a dedication to audio mastering since 1989. In that time I’ve mastered more than 7,000 commercially released albums for a diverse group of local, national and international artists including Prince (R.I.P.), The Cure, Jonny Lang, Rita Coolidge, Bernard Allison, Cyril Neville, The Marshall Tucker Band, Tommy James, John Kay, Willie Murphy, Alexander O’Neal, Cloud Cult, The Honeydogs, Bruce McCabe, The Suburbs, Lorie Line and many others.
In addition to mastering I spend a lot of time designing, building and modifying much of the gear I use in the studio and learning as much as I can about music, sound, audio perception, acoustics and audio technology. I’m a former chairman of the Audio Engineering Society (upper Midwest chapter), a voting member of NARAS (the Grammy people) and an active musician and supporter of my local creative community. I host student and professional groups at the RFM studio and give talks at local college and high school recording programs and professional audio organizations such as the Audio Engineering Society, Making Vinyl, the Audio Society of Minnesota and others.
Away from the studio I spend a lot of time on a bike where I ride with the roadies in the spring, coach mountain bike racing in the summer and fall and hit the snow on the fatty in the winter.