Welcome to SouthEnd Studio! My name is Devon, owner and operator. I am a music lover, writer, producer and performer. I am a drummer and first started playing when I was around twelve years old. I have played in a few bands over the years and got serious with a rock band when I was in college. I also got very interested in the art of recording and mixing. I started with a lot of trial and error of recording my own music. I would buy some gear or software, read some books and articles, and hit the record button. I learned that the art of recording and music production is something that you just keep getting better and more experienced with over time. I continue to learn new ideas and I keep my self educated with the most recent techniques and technology.
I am definitely what the industry would call an "In the Box" guy. This term refers to the fact that I record music digitally to a computer, and then edit it through software and plugins. I would love to have a closet full of thousand dollar vintage mics and compressors, but I have to be more practical. Besides, making great music lies more on having a creative ear than how much your locker of gear is worth. For this reason, I urge you to let the music speak for itself. Go the Music Samples page, and you can hear songs that I have personally recorded, produced, mixed and mastered! The same goes for any producer or studio that wants to take your money.