A Short Version of a Long Story
I was born into a musical family. My father was the great jazz pianist, Jimmy Rowles, and my childhood was filled with access to famous musical personalities who deeply imprinted my destiny. It was a non-typical home filled with lots of love, tons of humor, and a very unique perspective on life!
I started playing guitar professionally at age 16, and began studio work 2 years later. For the next 20 years I worked in Los Angeles as a studio musician, assistant engineer, producer, touring musician, songwriter, arranger, publisher and consultant, and have been deeply involved in most areas of the music business from the ground up. In 1981, I relocated to Oregon to raise a family in the beautiful Willamette Valley.
I’m constantly looking to build relationships, update my toolkit and methodology, and I’m always eager to engage another paradigm shift in the direction of effectiveness. If I can be of help, please let me know.
Who We Are . . .
Audio Media Services opened as Wake Robin Recording & Sound in May/1985, in an old metal building on the south edge of Corvallis. Word got out that there was a good pair of ears in the area, and the music community, media outlets, ad agencies, and marketing reps took notice. This modest facility expanded from a small studio to a multi-room facility with analog and digital equipment in just a few years.
Enter the 1990’s, when our industry embraced low-budget/at-home recording. The studio business model rapidly changed, and the rules of survival were laid out. A relocation plan and my dream of having my own studio/property was realized in 2005. The new facility has superb acoustics, microphone enhancing tracking rooms, 3 sets of monitors in the control room, and a new digital hardware/software update.