What do you do here?
As far as what I do at the studio I wear just about every hat that we have here. I do a bit of everything.
Where are you from?
Earth, Phoenix, AZ
Favorite styles of music and/or production?
Rock, Alternative, Metal anything that has real instruments / players
Musicians: Danny Carey, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich, Mike Mangini, Gavin Harrison, Deftones, Filter, Tool, Shinedown way too many to list right now.
Professionals: Andy Wallace, Chris Lord Alge, Ted Jensen, George Massenburg, Rupert Neve, Les Paul
Some of your dreams?
To be a creative individual that leaves a mark on the earth.
Past experiences that help you at TallCat?
I enjoyed a run at working with the awesome team over at Creativ.com for a while as a producer for them. The last employer I worked for had a great group of people working for them however corporate America and myself don’t work well together. Hence TallCat 🙂
My elementary band teacher told me very early in life and it’s had a profound effect on me: “Practice makes permanent, not perfect.”
I like to be as light hearted as I can be but, you can lead a horse to water but, a bear can s@$# in the woods.
Everyday that I get the privilege of coming to such a fantastic place to do business with people that are some of the most kind and humble humans I’ve ever met I go home satisfied and ready for the next day. Let music take the wheel and steer life for a bit.
-Tom Whiting, owner