Friday, January 23, 2015


Hi guys! (And when I say that I mean guys and girls!)

As I think about topics to talk about, I think back on my own path which began just over 10 years ago (at least for the recording studio). I was always in bands and was on the "other side" of the glass (the "talent"). Now I'm on "this side" (the engineer). And honestly, when I started my recording studio, I didn't have a clue!! Everything I have learned, I have learned on my own through reading, tutorials, books, talking with friends in the business, trial and error, and lots and lots of hard work!

I work on a mac G5 running Pro Tools. But, really, it doesn't matter your DAW of choice. What matters is how you do things. Some of what I cover will be specific for pro tools users, but many things will be on song-writing, producing, mixing, etc.

As an example, I remember how intimidated I was with the 'Preferences' setting (under 'Setup') in pro tools. I didn't go in there for the first 5 years! But now, I'm in there all the time making custom settings that help me do my job easier! And this is a topic I will be covering in a blog later.

And - I will always try to keep these short and to the point. I will not "ramble".

And remember . . . . make it a great day!


Sunday, January 18, 2015


Hi guys - this is the first entry for my new blog on music song-writing/composing, recording and mixing. I have been involved with music all my life, of course. I have also always been a composer. Even when I was a young kid first listening to the Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival, I was already starting to make my own creations.
I jumped into music recording/mixing  10 yrs. ago (Oct. 2004). I have learned much but still have much to learn. Honestly, I don't think I will ever stop learning, because this path goes on and on and on and .......
I am a composer and song-writer. I own a recording studio (DoubleSharp Music). And I engineer and produce music. I LOVE what I do! It's such fun! It is truly my passion.

And Hey! Make it a great day!!

Tim Wheeler