Alright, let’s say you’ve got a song with some driving rock guitars. You double tracked ’em, panned ’em, brought ’em up to what should be the right volume…but yet there’s something lacking. Something’s not quite right. They sound like they’re draped in a blanket. Dull. And it’s deflating. And you panic.
Michael J. Filson is the President & Founder of ArtiSans Label, and the Head of A&R Partnerships for BandLab. He's also a longtime songwriter, guitarist, audio engineer, producer, graphic/video/web designer, project manager, certified Excel expert, and hopeless coffee junkie. He has a degree in music, is a voting member for the Orange County Music Awards and the Grammys, and would happily give up his NAMM badge for you. Filson loves the cold, the Funk, the baseball, the scotch, the nighttime, New York City, playing cards, and any type of mental puzzle or cheese. Most importantly, making music has been his #1 passion & priority since 1991, and he started ArtiSans Label in 2006 to share what he's learned with the musician community he loves. If you're an independent artist, Filson has spent 15+ hours a day working for you for over a decade.