Unlike most youngsters who spent time in a voice-over recording booth, I liked to stick around in the control room afterward and marvel at how the engineers and directors would splice together different parts of my performances into one seamless delivery. An engineer imparted to me that this task was much easier than the complicated editing and mixing he did while working on music. For whatever reason, I took his comment as a sort of personal challenge and began collecting discarded tape decks, mixers, audio cables, and dysfunctional microphones salvaged from garage sales to make my own musical doodles. Then there was the dictaphone.
Making a long story short: a friend of mine found a dictaphone abandoned in the back of a taxi cab and (knowing that I dabbled in music production) he asked if I could do anything creative with it. The freedom to record anywhere outside of a studio was an unexpected revelation for me. Thus began the life of my alter ego, Undercover Bob who would enjoy many years of gathering samples, tweaking synthesizers, exploring unconventional compositions with unusual mixing techniques, and pick up a platinum record along the way.
These days my musical adventures come in the form of immersive audio bitstreams which require special equipment for playback on complicated speaker arrays. I've downmixed a few glimpses to stereo and posted them to soundcloud (embedded below) so that you can get a taste. If you'd like to hear more recent compositions featuring celebrity guests, lyrics, new sounds, and different takes on arrangement, you can visit my studio and check it out. All I ask is that you contribute something to the process.