Frank B. Montoya Producer ~ Engineer ~ Mixer
~ musician ~ songwriter ~ guitarist / vocalist / bass / synths / program
raised in Hawaii, now residing in Los Angeles, CA.
Like so many musicians .. .. I started recording out of the need to always play music and work on my own originals, and of course, never had a budget. I was fortunate to have had "Daniel Moore" (songwriter ~ My Maria & Shambala, Sweet Forgineness) member of Joe Cocker's, Mad Dogs & Englishmen) take the time to literally teach me over the phone on my first computer system. I later worked at CanAm Recorders (Tarzana,Ca.) as an 2nd engineer where I worked with the late Jeff "Pirate" Poe (Grammy Award Winner (Santana) ,as a Guitarist, arranger and Engineer / Co-Producer before he passed away in 2006. Also working for Jeff out of his studio, "Rocket Ranch, in Encino Hills.
I had been working with Vik Foxx since 2004. I designed the studio in his home .
As a musician/ artist/band member, I associate myself with the pride of who I am and what I do, that so many Artist /Bands feel when they have so many years / hours invested in there career. Keeping their project intact the way they see it and hear it is important. Some others projects require more guidance and direction. All in all, I feel it's still about capturing what makes you special !