My career as a professional recording engineer started in 1987.
I left Berklee College of Music in 1984 and played in several local bands around the Boston area. I started a small studio in my basement in 1984 and after three years, I decided to open a commercial recording studio and make recording my full time job to leave the small club and Hotel touring circuit.
My first studio, Midi Plus Recording, started as an analog 8 track reel to reel studio. As my client list quickly grew, I upgraded to 24 Track analog reel to reel in 1990.
I outgrew that space and moved to Rhode Island for a few years. After the Rhode Island spot, I needed a larger studio, so with the advent of digital recording I rebranded as Digital Wave Recording, and moved to Fall River, Massachusetts. It was at this studio I added video production and editing to my list of services.
In 2010 I moved to Cabo Verde and played as a freelance musician for a few years, and took a break from recording. It was time to go back to being a live performer.
I enjoyed performing with all of the top artists of Cabo Verde music, I started my own band ("Banda XL") and toured the many tropical islands of Cabo Verde. We also toured Europe from time to time to play festivals and concerts.
I opened my studio "XL Produções" in Praia, Cabo Verde a few years later, and recorded with many of the top Artists of Cabo Verde and Portugal.
While living in Cabo Verde (11 years) I would often return to the United States for various recording and mixing projects in many of my clients studios. I came back to USA on January 24, 2020 to do a few recording projects and was slated to return to Cabo Verde March 24, 2020. the COVID-19 pandemic put an end to that trip, forcing me to stay here in the United States, as all travel worldwide was shut down.
The music industry in Cabo Verde ( as well as the rest of the world) was virtually stopped. As the months of COVID went on, I decided to close my studio in Cabo Verde and relocate BACK to the United States to wait out the pandemic. I remained in the USA, in the Boston Area, and currently work at several studios, as well as my own home studio, where I record, mix, and master. My live touring schedule and live sound mixing work has made me decide not to open a commercial studio as I had many years before. I always have great studios to work at, as well as having top notch portable gear to record virtually anywhere.