I've been playing guitar and writing and recording music for the past 20 years. Music is a passion of mine and I like to stay on top of new technology in the music industry. I earned a bachelor's degree form Indiana University in music technology and classical guitar. I play drums and piano as well as the guitar.
I've written hundreds of songs and I've recorded a lot of them. In addition to recording albums that I've been part of the performance and writing, I've recorded other people's albums as well. I've been involved in pretty much all aspects of music prodution from setting up microphones to record distribution and production.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1735E-mail Derek
Bachelor's Degree in Music Technology and Classical Guitar
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Sweetwater is always on the cutting edge of what's new in music technology so I new I would love this place.
Pro Tools...worked with film and video.
guitar, bass, drums, keys
2 Fender American Strats, 70's Fender Bassman Ten, Line 6 Amplifi, Macbook with Pro Tools, Focusrite Scarlett interface, Several handfuls of mics, various keyboards and misc., 70's Ludwig drumset
I like recording onto cassette tapes via my Tascam 4 and 8 track recorders.
Working in film and making rock and roll.
I have been part of the making of several albums. I have written, recorded, been recorded, mixed, mastered, and even been involved in artwork and production and distribution of those records.
Being around all these great musicians. There are always opportunities to learn something.
Excellent customer service, excellent product, excellent staff! I love that I can always reach a live person with questions. I always get individual treatment.
Kathy from Wilmington, NC
Absolutely amazed by the personal service on our order! It is obvious customer satisfaction is a priority. Your company would be the first place we would look for music related items. Great prices, great service and BTW, even the little touch of adding some candy made my kids very pleased! Thank you!
David from Renton, WA
I have to say it's the most personal order I've ever made from the pre-ship phone call, to the email, and finally the candy in the box. Thanks! I don't think I could beat the customer service even in a local shop
Chrystal from McMinnville, TN
From the customer service call after my order, to e-mailing me a copy of the invoice, to the great price, free shipping and candy in the box...a pleasure!
Rick from Gloucester, MA
I am amazed at the level of customer serivce I received for my first order. Great Job! The entire process was smooth and efficient. I also loved the candy touch. What a lovely treat!
Mary Ann from Point Pleasant Boro, NJ