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Inspiring Conversations with The Dragon of Bad Vibe Studios & Bad Vibe Multi-Media

Today we’d like to introduce you to The Dragon.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I started in electronic & rock music when I was 14. I was into electronics, recording devices, tape machines, synths, and speakers, and dedicated most of my time diving into that. I had a band with an old friend of mine and we went to a recording studio one day. Seeing what the engineer could do got me in the mindset of ” I could do this”.

I started recording friends back in the tape era and adat era. Mainly rap and hip-hop. I started producing techno and trance and started getting into a lot of production of all styles. I took a weekend gig at the White rabbit back in the day and did live mixing for a lot of up-and-coming bands.

Then I started getting more into engineering and studio work. So I enrolled at the Institute of Audio Engineering and The Art Institute of Houston’s Sound Design program. There I learned a lot about everything involving signals and audio engineering. I was heavy into collecting synthesizers.

Hence going to sound design school. Around 2000, I opened up Bad Vibe Studios. I equipped it with top-of-the-line recording gear and an arsenal of vintage gear. From that point, for the past 20 years, I have been working with various artists of every genre. Around 2016, I saw the artist’s needs grow beyond music.

I created Bad Vibe Multi-Media. The multi-media division of Bad Vibe Studios includes visuals, marketing, photography, artist development, website, publishing, copyright, podcast, ADR, and field recording.

I hired a team of talented individuals in their own respective fields that not only had the expertise, but the heart and drive of what the studio’s principles were built upon. From there, we have expanded to working with corporations, franchises, and small businesses.

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Opening a business is never a smooth road. It’s always going to be a challenge. But what I believe is that your work, brand, and business etiquette should always be held to high standards.

You will see fewer struggles. Treat people fair and treat every project like a million-dollar project, It will reflect on your business and its integrity.

Great, so let’s talk business. Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I have been a recording, mixing, & mastering engineer for the past 20 years. We specialize in all forms of audio recording, pre, and post-production.

What sets us apart? Every engineer has their own style of how they operate. Music is art, so there is no wrong way of doing it. I guess our artists love what we do to be in this business this long.

On the media side, I serve as director, and project coordinator, and do all the post audio for every visual project. We have countless visuals from commercials, product branding, music videos, and promos under our belt.

We’d be interested to hear your thoughts on luck and what role, if any, you feel it’s played for you?
I believe in strong work ethics and execution. I instill this in all our team members. Smart business moves and dedication to the craft and art is our standard. No luck is needed.

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