"the Doctor" Faber is the GOLD and PLATINUM award winning Producer,
Mixer and Recording Engineer behind JeepJazz Music. The BIO
and DISCOGRAPHY pages can provide you with more details. JeepJazz
is related to hiphop and acid jazz, it's crusty
and it's melodic, it's about big beats and a smooth vibe. It has been
featured on numerous TV dramas, Talk shows, Sports programs and Films in
countries all over the world. You can check
out the tracks here and purchase the CDs.
Making of the JeepJazz LP
outlines how the first record was written and
recorded as well as some of the production and MIDI techniques that
were used. It might give you some ideas on new ways to get the sounds
you're after. SOUND DOCTOR is the studio where all the doctor's projects
wind up at some point. It lists all the gear currently in use and some
nifty pictures of the secret sonic bunker.
the COMPANY STORE to hear selections
from all the JeepJazz CDs and place your orders.
"Digital Flavor On The Sonic Frontier"
2 Dust Ratio"
Production Reel features independent music productions
recorded and mixed by Shane 'the doctor'
Faber. Flavor is what it's all about. I'm just trying to expand the
sonic possibilities by combining what I've learned making hiphop records
with my more formal musical education. No genre is safe!
ASK THE DOCTOR was
something I started back in
1996 to field questions about recording techniques from users on
the internet. There are lot of questions about how to record
specific instruments and vocals as well as
hardware related issues. You can browse through these for a little
lesson... although the gear has changed the process is the same! It's
a great resource for those of you just getting started.
There's also a free RECORDING HANDBOOK available here for the recording novice. I
wrote this How-To handbook in 1995 on one of the first IBM
laptops. It had 16 MB of RAM and weighed 9 pounds... what a beast.
It doesn't matter if you're recording on a cassette 4-track or
using ProTools and a computer, you still have to get the sound you're
hearing into the "devices" and playing back a reasonable
facsimile thereof! There's valuable information in here,
especially for recording beginners.
"Internet History" Department:
got online on Delphi and P.A.N. (Performing Artists Network) in 1984
with a 1200 baud modem and a Commodore C-64. It was a great resource
and helped me promote and distribute my band's (Bad Sneakers) music. After a couple
of years I drifted offline, but I kept up my subscription because, in
my own small way, I wanted to support the network and the concept of
independent access to music industry information. Meanwhile in the midst
of the other great "revolution of access", I was learning MIDI and music-making
in the New York HipHop world.
HipHop was invented by urban,
inner city kids with no formal music training. It evolved along with the explosion of inexpensive samplers and
MIDI sequencers which began to appear in the mid 1980's and as it
turned out, it was perfectly
suited to exploit these new devices. It became the dominant influence
on music-making and popular music in the 1990's and now it is pop
culture. Not unlike what rock
n' roll was to the 1960's; it's loud and obnoxious, kids love it
and parents hate it. At it's most basic level, you don't even have
to sing or play an instrument and the wide spread use of pitch
correction devices can attest to that!
Now we're in the new millennium
and there are all kinds of
new possibilities and opportunities to make and promote your
music. The quality and capabilities of the recording equipment you can
purchase inexpensively today is ridiculous. My current recording toy is
the TASCAM 2488neo, $600.00! It is crazy how much you can do using just
this box. I'm doing a lot of writing these days and it really fits the
Long story short, the doctor is
Shoot me an email with your
questions and I'll give you a second opinion... or a third!
Music or Media, you make the