Sales Associate HiTech
Joined in
2011
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He who says he can and he who says he can't are both usually right.
Musical Interests

Mixing, Recording, Producing, Writing, Piano, Keyboards, Synths, Vintage Synths, Workstations, Hammond Organs, Gospel, Vintage Audio, Ambient, Soul music, Singing, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Sound design, Mastering, Audio Tracking, Scoring

Favorite Bands

Radiohead, Thundercat, Little Dragon, Stevie Wonder, Jay Electronica, Flying Lotus, The Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z, Cory, Kanye West, J Dilla, Tame Impala, Hiatus Kaiyote, Yirayah, Steely Dan, Bilal, Common, Marvin Gaye, Jodeci, H-Town, Hi-Five, Frank Ocean, Odd Future, Faith, ASAP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Bon Iver, J*davey, Muhsinah, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Michael Jackson, Prince, Coldplay, The Beatles, The Monkees

Favorite Instruments

Piano, Saxophone, Drums, Hammond B-3

Cory W.
Sales Associate HiTech

Certified in: ProAudio, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitars

Hey, my name is Cory. I just recently moved to West Los Angeles from Atlanta GA. Who am I you ask? Well, I started my humble beginnings in music as a church organist in Queens, New York at the tender age of 6. I attended a Fine Arts High School and began to play Alto and Baritone saxophone in the Symphonic Orchestra (along with a little Jazz piano). I attended the University of Georgia and later began interning at several professional studios in Atlanta where I later became a staff engineer at the top recording studios in Georgia. I decided to freelance and began tracking for several gold and platinum recording artists in all genres of the recording industry. I am currently a freelance engineer, produce and write while here in this magical city of Los Angeles

I feel the most important thing for being a successful producer, writer,artist, engineer or DJ is owning your own gear. Since I am an audio snob I wanted to own an interface that was mobile, easy to use and had a pristine sound... so I chose the Apogee Duet. Of course If I had my way (and enough money to build my dream studio) I'd go Ensemble or Apogee Symphony. The microphone that I use is a  Sterling Audio ST69 and the microphone that I'm recycling cans and mowing lawns for is the legendary Neumann U87 Ai. For near studio monitors I recently bought the Yamaha HS80M 8" and this has been a very solid choice for both tracking vocals, music production and of course mixing. Working in professional studios all my life I'm accustomed to the industry standard Yamaha NS10M but I'm currently leaning toward the ADAM Audio A8X. I like the ADAM's because they are flat and perfect for mixing (it also comes with a ribbon tweeter which is great for minimizing ear fatigue).

As a mix engineer its a very important that the plugins that I use on my rig are as close to studio quality as humanly possible, so I mostly use the Universal Audio brand. The Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite Quad is pretty much all I use when I'm mixing to create a high end mix comparable to the sound you'd get from paying for studio time and renting $1000's of dollars worth of vintage outboard gear.