Michael Thomas Michael has been with LIRCS since 1995. Prolific songwriter, accomplished engineer, superb musician, all part of the persona that makes up MT. However there is more. Michael is our most versatile producer. He captures the
Nashville sound when called upon . Equally at home with both Southern Gospel or Contemporary Christian. The Heart of Rock n Roll is in Cleveland, and the heart of Michael Thomas is in Rock. Perhaps Michael's finest asset is his ability to get the most out of anyone he works with. We feel fortunate to have MT as part of the L- Team.
Erin Cheeks Erin Cheeks – Drop a rock…. let it bonce…. Erin will find a harmony for the ensuing sound. She has a flawless sense of pitch ( extremely handy when producing ). Erin’s penchant for perfection truly is at home during the entire production experience. Whether it’s in preproduction, tracking, mix down or post production, she is the paragon of perfection in and around the studio. Eleven years on the job and counting, we are fortunate t have her in our arsenal of production tools. profusely apparent on any of her productions
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Steve Nall Steve has been with the company since its inception. As
studio manager he is the "go to guy" whenever anyone needs assistance.
Not only our head engineer, but quite a prolific musician and producer in his own right. . Steve and Wil have been connected musically since 1986. He is the backbone and the heart of the L team. He led the engineering group for Midnight Rooster.
Amber Sloan Amber is our youngest and newest addition to our production team. Her fresh ears and approach, coupled with the L team’s experience, create a uniquely diverse group of knowledgeable, talented and dedicated producers. One of Amber’s many tools is her orchestral background. Twelve years of organized music training enables her to quickly grasp the best way to capture, edit and arrange live horns throughout the various production stages. Amber attended Otterbein College in Westerville, OH - graduated 2004 B.A. Music Business with a Concentration in Sound Production. Amber is also a Certified Master Engineer.
Carolyn Austin Carolyn "Mia Rae" Austin (Mia Rae Media Photography) is an
exceptional entertainment photographer, graphic artist, and design and layout coordinator. Mia Rae has designed nearly all the cover art for the many CDs picture on this web site. Her unique and sometimes unconventional way of looking at the world brings an off the wall perspective to the L team. It is widely recognized some people think in the box, some people think outside of the box. Carolyn thinks and works in numerous geometric shapes.
Wil Freebody As the old man of the L team, Wil started assembling the team in 1986. With forty years experience in the music business, Wil has worked with too many professional acts to list here. It will
suffice to use this allegory to explain our boss. Most people see the world as a half glass of water. They see it either half full or half empty. In Wil's world the glass is always overflowing. We all know he feels blessed to have such a great team.