chris's experience in recording began a long time ago. before anyone
besides college professors had email, chris's parents gave him a jvc
component two deck cassette recorder. the recorder would allow you to dub
from one tape to another while simultaneously recording a new input from
a microphone jack. these early recordings sounded terrible, both musically
and technically, but got chris started down the road of recording his own
and, later, other peoples' music. the tape deck is still in his bedroom,
after a few years honing his skills on a portable four track recording,
in 1998 chris bought a tascam 8 track 1/2" open reel tape deck, a mackie
mixer and a few microphones--spacelab was born. since then chris has
been honing his skills and slowly acquiring equipment so that now chris
has the skills, experience and gear for almost any recording job.
although chris mostly works alone in his own studio, he enjoys meeting
and collaborating with other engineers and producers and can work in
any studio you'd like to use. chris is very open to the idea of travel,
so if you'd rather record in your hometown studio, that can certainly
be arranged. if it involves recording music he's interested.
in addition to being very handsome, not to mention humble, chris is also
pretty smart. he has a degree in physics and is an accomplished
computer progammer. his passion for music along with his technical
expertise and problem solving skills make him an ideal recording engineer.
he also plays in bands, composes film scores, and records his own music,
so he is served by a good understanding of music and what it's like to
be a musician, not just an engineer.
not unlike the roman emperor caligula, chris sometimes refers to himself
in the third person on his own web site, and uses "we" as though there
were anyone besides himself working at spacelab.