One of my earliest experiences in music was receiving my first guitar when I was ten years old. I did not know any chords or notes, but I was so excited to own a guitar that I sat and played all the open strings over and over. In middle school, I took up electric bass, and the rest is history.
I attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where I spent four years honing my skills as a recording engineer and bass player. I am knowledgeable and experienced with both audio and video equipment, recording processes, and editing software, and I am quick to learn new technology. The process of creating recordings from scratch fascinates me and I enjoy every step of the process from start to finish.
I chose Sweetwater because of the excellent customer service and knowledge the sales staff provided to me, and I am so excited to bring that same passion to you!
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1747E-mail Joe
I hold a Bachelor of Music in Music Technology with an emphasis in Sound Recording Technology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. I'm also a proud graduate of our in-house training, known as Sweetwater University.
My hometown is in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia, about an hour's drive from Washington, D.C.
I was a customer before I was an employee. I was impressed with Sweetwater's unmatched customer service and knowledgeable staff.
Audio recording, microphone techniques, mixing techniques, DAW use, producing music/working with talent, live sound reinforcement, video editing
I've played the bass for 12 years. I started as a guitarist and joined my middle school band, where I quickly learned that a bass is much more than a guitar with two less strings. I took up string bass in high school and played through college, earning a music degree in the process. I also play enough guitar and drums to be dangerous.
2 string basses, 2 Fender Jazz Basses, a Fender Precision Bass, various guitars, various microphones, JBL studio monitors, a MacBook Pro, Pro Tools
Outside of music I enjoy exploring the National Parks (I was formerly an interpretive Park Ranger), photography, and anything my mother cooks.
Sound On Sound - I absolutely love the wealth of information in that magazine.
I wanted to be a fire fighter, a fighter pilot, and a rockstar. Not all at once, of course.
My favorite thing about working at Sweetwater is working with a group of people who love music and music technology as much as I do.
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