Recording In Progress

A documentary

Recording In Progress is a documentary highlighting the issues of operating a commercial recording studio in an age of changing technology, a changing music business, streaming, and the increasing prevalence of home studios.

It shows how musicians are currently recording, and how they are using studios of all shapes and sizes.

The film focuses on how the studios of that market have adapted to making business work in this new climate. Recording In Progress also gives a glimpse into the history and workings of prominent commercial recording studios.

Recording In Progress - Out with the old....

Hey Everyone! We have a our NEW OFFICIAL film title! Gateway Sound was always a temporary name. The new title of the film is Recording In Progress!

I’m going to go ahead a spell out the obvious, but the reason I love this title is because it works on multiple levels. It’s both a common term in recording studios and you may have even seen the sign on a few doors.

But it also alludes to the progress of the entire industry as a whole. The entire point of the film is to shine a light on the changes being made.

It will take a little bit to get all the marketing in order so bare with me as we may have a little bit of an identity crisis for the next few months across social media.

I hope you love the new title as much as I do.

The Film is Complete!

I'm happy to announce that Gateway Sound is finished!  Big thanks to Brian Singler for the last piece of the puzzle which is the color grading. 

The other big news is that it will be playing at the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase the week of July 13th.  I'll update the page with an exact day and showtime.  I want to see you all filling that theater!  

I can't possibly extend enough gratitude to all of the people who helped make this film a reality. It means SO much to me....all the effort that was put in to this by a lot of people.  I couldn't have done it without all of you. So again, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Stay tuned on this page and the Facebook page for further updates where you can see the film if you can't make the Showcase.  Our next step is to look into distribution on digital platforms.

Keep making music!

Steven Slate Interview


I just got back from LA after completing an awesome interview with Steven Slate. Steven was of course, an awesome and gracious guy and took time out of his busy schedule to let me interview him. Got to see the inner workings of Slate Digital and talk to him about his experiences in an ever changing music and audio business. Can't wait for you all to see this! I should hopefully be putting up a teaser with Steven soon.