Flying Sound Productions was started by James Curwood.
The recipe to make a really high quality recording may depend on a lot of factors but that doesn’t mean it has to be difficult and expensive. It also doesn’t require high-end gear though I love high-end gear and collecting it is a vice. I’m a huge nerd when it comes to audio and music and have put in the time & effort students do to become an MD with sleepless nights touring, working in the studio, and endless studying. Visiting a good engineer in the studio is like going to a doctor except instead of it being your life on the line it’s your album.
After spending all of my time in the practice rooms and gigging in high school I joined the NPR show Living On Earth for the summer and then dropped out of Cornell to tour the North America and Europe playing sax with a band based out of NYC called The Uplifters. I tried to do the normal job thing after that but couldn’t do it. Sound, music, and the arts are my passion. I have dedicated my life.
My job in the music world is to make things sound musical in additional to being technically accurate. In the radio, TV and film world it is to help the narrative of the story move forward through good sound. There are many ways to accomplish these and working in different areas of audio has taught me different tricks in the opposing field that I might otherwise not know. “Film is just radio with pictures” my pulitzer prize winning father constantly tells me. (And he’s been the host/executive producer on his own PRI show for more than 25 years)
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