I'm a multi-instrumentalist with many years of experience in a variety of environments. I became fascinated with recording and playing music when I was ten years old playing saxophone in school band. Recording was very exciting to me and I wore out several cassette recorders. Over the years I picked up other instruments and learned all I could about recording while pursuing other goals in my family, educational and working lives.
I can honestly say that after being in this industry for several years now, that I continue to be excited about the gear and the amazing things my customers do with it. I love helping people achieve their musical goals and I look forward to helping you with yours.
As your personal contact here at Sweetwater, please let me know anytime I can offer help or advice.
(800) 222-4700 ext 1342E-mail Mike
I spent my college years studying Environmental, Health and Safety Management. I have since acquired certifications in Infrared Thermography, Hazardous Materials Management, Pro Tools system design, as well as Apple and the Apogee product lines.
I was dissatisfied with my career as a Risk Manager in the Automotive Industry at the time, and wanted to do something I was really passionate about.
I have a solid technical grasp of guitar rig design, midi management, wind controllers, sound design, recording systems, and virtual instrument management.
I have a son and a daughter. Both in college... Please buy from me!! Thx!
Dan Savage / Don Ross / Devin Townsend
Being a recording engineer... or a superhero.
I've spent many years solving problems in and improving my own studios. Those struggles prepared me to help you make the most of your time and money.
I am constantly learning. There are teachers and experts everywhere. It's absolutely the best working environment I've ever experienced.
Chris Isaak, Arthur Lee Land, Carl Verheyen, Emedin Rivera, Michael Manring, John "Skippy" Lehmkuhl, David Walliman, and Ian Lewis. I'm sure I'm forgetting some awesome people.
Mike was there walking me through each and every step. Superb! As an active musician, I really appreciate talking with Mike.
Alexa from San Francisco, CA
I must let you know that I was so impressed with Mike Soper. What a down to earth individual who is very genuine and took time with us to find the best guitar. We put Mike through a lot and he never became frustrated. What Service! If I decide to upgrade to a higher end Bass or Mandolin, I will be calling Mike. Customer Service, along with the knowledge of the merchandise makes such a big difference.
Nanette from La Vernia, TX
Dear Mike - I'm not really sure how to begin other than saying WOW!!! I am, and have been, in the service industry my entire working life. I deal with hundreds of people a day in my restaurant and dozens of purveyors a week by phone and email. I believe that I am probably qualified to be a decent judge of customer care, service and attention to detail. My experience with Sweetwater, most especially you Mike Soper, has been nothing short of exemplary. I started my business relationship with your fine company a few years ago, 3 if I recall correctly, and from the very moment I confirmed my online order I have received the absolute best guidance, support and attentiveness that I have known in the professional world. My initial order was a small one, inconsequential really, yet I was extended a level of attention reserved for clients spending 100 times my first purchase. Mike, you have not only checked in on me from time to time to see if I needed anything, but also to ask how my experience with Sweetwater was and how my purchases had been working for me. It was because of your initial care and what I consider to be your genuine interest that I've returned to Sweetwater for my latest purchase. I cannot express to you adequately how impressed I am with your level of service, unbiased guidance, patience and knowledge base. You have helped to bring clarity to what was at times an arduous process of purchasing the right monitors to put in my studio. Mike, thank you thank you thank you for everything that you've done to make this experience unparalleled. I look forward to doing more business with you and Sweetwater in the future.
Emmet from Denver, CO
Best price, free shipping, promptly delivered, and I always get personal contact from Mike Soper.
Stephen from Houston, TX
I just wanted to take a minute to let someone know how much I appreciate having Mike Soper as my contact at Sweetwater. He is friendly, helpful and a pleasure to work with. I always feel very comfortable in asking him for his advice, and I have found his advice to be spot-on,. He understands my musical style and needs, and he crafts his recommendations to provide the best products for my needs.
David from Scott Depot, WV