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Ricky Furr

I am a recordist, a mixer, a musician, an educator, and a general audio addict. I have over 8 years of experience in the audio industry and I am ready for 80 more. While I am equally comfortable in the studio and on the stage (or backstage), I have a true passion for the recording arts and an ambition to create the perfect sound for an artist’s song and vision.

I offer a wide variety of audio services, including:

– Recording
– Mixing
– Mastering
– Audio Instruction
– Custom Drum Tracks via the Web

Here’s an example of my work with My Lucky Fish:

Special discounts available for Fishpond members! Please contact me to discuss details.

Twitter: @rickyfurr

More About Ricky

My interest in music sparked fairly early. I was fascinated by the drums. The pulse. The beat. It just… spoke to me. I knew right away I wanted to be a part of that. My parents were always very encouraging of my sister and I, but I was at an age where interests change like the seasons, and there was no point spending money on a drum set if I was just going to decide the next week that what I really wanted to do was lion taming. So they bought me a pair of sticks and a practice pad. I used those sticks to beat on everything. Except, of course, the practice pad.

I taught myself how to play by watching other drummers, hearing the sounds each piece made, then comparing the sounds to what I was hearing on albums. Then I would practice by “air drumming” to those albums. Little did I know, I was not only learning how to play, but I was also learning how to critically listen, a skill that now comes in very handy.

I kept teaching myself how to play drums, finally beginning formal lessons toward the end of high school, but another interest began to sneak its way into the forefront of my mind. An interest I later came to know as ‘Professional Audio’.

I knew I wanted to have a career in music, but I also wanted to continue my education (in case becoming a rock star didn’t work out). As I began looking into college majors, I focused on music degrees, but I wanted something with more to offer than a basic performance degree. When I found the Music Production degree at Shenandoah University, I was immediately drawn to it.

I fell in love with recording my very first semester at college in an intro-level recording class. I began gaining experience recording and mixing in classes, live sound, electronics repair, and so much more. I began putting my developing skills to use by recording my band and friends’ bands.

Before I knew it, four years had flown by and I had gained a significant amount of knowledge and experience in the audio field. I had several recordings under my belt, and even had the chance to mix for some pretty significant artists. I suppose I had proven myself fairly well, because  Shenandoah University asked me to stay on as a lab instructor. I’ve been teaching there ever since.

In addition to teaching, I’ve been recording, producing, mixing, and mastering music of many different styles. I’ve recorded voice overs for international radio stations. I currently run sound for several bands (including the Souled Out band, a well-known dance band based in Winchester, VA) and my church. I’ve even done system installs. So I’m more than prepared to take on whatever task comes my way.

Here are two more examples of my work, these are demo reels with Souled Out and Ghost Children: