I am an Emmy-nominated re-recording mixer, sound editor, and sound supervisor working primarily on long form television and film productions. Mixing credits include documentaries, musicals, scripted films, live action and animated television series, corporate pieces, and award winning radio plays.
Growing up in west Texas, I participated year 'round in school marching and concert bands, played oboe in local and state ensembles, and graduated from West Texas State University with a Bachelor of Music Education. The University's band director guided me to Chicago and recording studio mentor Murray Allen.
Working life began in the mid '70s with an extraordinary decade in Allen's Universal Recording Studios at its original Walton Street location. That was an amazing place! Studio A's cavernous size could easily hold a full concert choir with 80 piece orchestra and its sound rivaled the best recording stages in the world. Rock and polka bands, live orchestras and chorals, advertising jingles, classical and jazz ensembles, disco records, big bands, you name it, I've cut my teeth on them all. Recording and mixing with Yuri Rasovsky's National Radio Theater of Chicago ignited a passion for storytelling through audio.
In addition to a wide variety of recording projects, collaboration with noted music entrepreneur and singer Screamin' Rachael Cain gave a chance to co-write and co-produce several underground dance records. I found myself with the likes of Marshall Jefferson, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Melle Mel, Jesse Saunders and Afrika Bambaataa. I am credited as myself or as Farbus or, the record business being what it is, not at all.
New York held a wide range of experiences with both records and audio post production at Regent Sound Studios, Power Station Studios, Sugar Hill Records, and by mid 1986 as consultant to (and occasional on-air mixer of) NBC's Late Night With David Letterman. Passion for audio post work was re-ignited shortly thereafter at Transcom Digital and Magno Sound and Video, until the establishment of Pharoah Editorial, Inc. with a partner in 1993. I have continued to edit and mix programs ever since, acquiring full ownership of Pharoah in 2001.
I now share life with Pamela Scott Arnold, an award winning film and documentary editor (and part time drummer). Not only do I continue to mix for film and television, I invented Syncheck in 2005 and manufacture and support the product line worldwide. Both businesses are alive and well. I'll take credits for that!
TC Electronic talks with Richard Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love my System 6000 audio processors, by TC Electronic. They are one of the best purchases I have ever made and the company continues to upgrade them, always adding features and new capabillity. When TC Electronic stopped by the studio to say hi in December 2010, they pointed their cameras at me and then made the mistake of just letting me talk. There are 5 parts.