About Me

I’ve been involved with music since I was about 5 years old. Just about every aspect of music intrigues me. Playing/Preforming with an instrument or doing vocals, down to the setting up and recording of everything. I started recording songs off the radio around age 7 and began to experiment with recording techniques and mixing. Everything I know about music is 98% self taught and researched on my own.

I’ve tried many things in my life; different jobs, military, hobbies, sports and a large variety of pastimes. Many of these things I enjoy very much, but NOTHING is more exciting, interesting and fun to me then my music and the large world of music out there. I have already accomplished many things with my self taught methods and i wanted to move forward once again, so I figured out what I needed to do now.

First; I realized that this passion of mine should be my main focus right now. It’s nice when you enjoy the work you do everyday and for me that would be music. In turn, I decided that my career path needed a drastic switch of tracks to get into the line of work I wanted to be doing. That’s why I’m here at Berklee heading into my Maters Certificate in Music Production & Technology

Second; I also came to terms with the fact that my self taught jumble of knowledge might have gotten me some decent results in the past, but I REALLY needed to become better educated about all the stuff I “think” I know and learn the proper ways to learn, work and perform better as an Artist, Engineer and Tech.

I’m here to learn about everything I can. I hope to learn proper/better/precise ways of doing things better in the studio, on live sets and while preforming.

Experience & Education

Current

  • Studio Sound Engineer/Tech for Blades Studios
    October 2010 to Present (over 7 years)

    Recording Bands, Producing Demos and Albums for Artists. Stand in Musician (Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals)

  • Vocalist, Guitars, Bass, Drums & Song Writing for Apterium
    September 2002 to Present (over 15 years)

    This is my solo project I've had for quite a few years now. I like my Apterium work so much because there is no walls, no conflict of interest, no settling.. it's all 100% about me and what I want, no boundaries on my creativity!

Past

  • Vocals & Bass for .9mm Massacre
    December 2010 to November 2008 (over 2 years)

    .9mm Massacre is a hardcore band formed in Ramstein, Germany in 2008 by Cyrus Blades (Vocals & Bass, myself), Chris "The Shredder" Clawson (Lead Guitar), Jeff Kamback (Rhythm Guitar) and Walter Smith (Drums)... We started to losing members and finding new ones, but .9mm disbanded in December 2010

Education

  • in Studio Production, Engineering, Guitar, Bass, Drums, Mixing, Live Sound at Home, Self Taught
    1998 to Present (Expected completion 2020)