MUSICIAN, AUDIO ENGINEER, BMX, SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT
"OBSERVING AND SOLVING PROBLEMS IN THE REAL AND VIRTUAL WORLDS”
pipelineaudio, started his career in 1989, training as an engineer working on guitars, amplifiers and sound reinforcement electronics. In 1991 he started studying under Pierre Grill at Rendezvous Recording in Hawai’i, working as a late night audio engineer, primarily for punk and metal bands. In the early 90's, he relocated to Arizona, where he took he opportunity to enhance his skills in an area where the industry had much more to offer. pipelineaudio's background as a solder jockey who could build connections offered him opportunities in the studio as a tech, and most often, a patch bay and routing builder, working under greats such as Michael Kaye, Jeff Harris and George Augsperger.
pipelineaudio accepted an internship after college at Vintage Recorders in Phoenix, AZ. He assisted and firsted for such musical giants as Lee Ving from Fear, Sacred Reich, Megadeth, Flotsam and Jetsam, and Dokken. He also worked with the regulars of the studio including Stevie Nicks, Joey DiFrancesco, The Gin Blossoms, and Sheryl Crow. In his spare time was enlisted to rebuild/renovate/modify large studio hardware; Studer 24 track analogue recording machines, Neve, Trident and SSL studio mixing consoles, and various other, high-end vintage studio gear including; vintage,and sometimes priceless, mics, compressors, mic pres, and reverbs,
In 2006, pipelineaudio teamed up with Justin Frankel and Christophe Thibault to found REAPER Digital Audio Workstation and produce a product that could be used by professionals, dominating a section of the market which had been almost completely ignored by the existing DAW manufacturers.
In 2009, he returned home to Kailua, Hawai’i where he now serves at the "Kailua Music School", supporting local musicians, developing software solutions, developing young independent bands and teaching classes."
Learn more about pipelineaudio’s Software & Audio Plug-In Development company, AIXDSP here.