Bob Both - Leading recording engineer video feature at Twain Recording Studios
Bob Both has over 30 years experience as a recording engineer/producer. Bob worked as A&R assistant at Polydor Records in the early 70’s. There he met R&B legend James Brown . After mixing several records for James Brown, Brown hired Bob as his recording engineer, production supervisor and A&R director. During the next five years Bob worked on 17 albums and over 69 single releases for James Brown and his stable of artists.
In 1975 Bob built Twain Recording in his home in West Milford, NJ using his experience in some of New York's major recording studios (A&R, SOUND IDEAS, RECORD PLANT) as his guide. When Bob parted ways with Brown in 1977 he turned Twain Recording into a full time commercial studio.
Motown Records soon offered Bob a job at their Los Angeles studios, but Bob turned them down to concentrate on running Twain Recording. Twain Recording quickly became a respected name in the Tri-state recording scene and was used by the areas top bands and solo performers. Bob was also a staff engineer at DELTA (1977) and QUAD (1979) recording studios in NYC.
Bob has written articles on recording techniques for numerous magazines including EQ, The Aquarian, Soundtrack, Pro Music and others.
In 1993 Bob began teaching Audio Recording courses at RAMAPO COLLEGE OF NJ. In 1995 Bob added WILLIAM PATERSON UNIVERSITY to his teaching schedule and in 1997 also added classes at COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS. In 1999 Bob was asked to teach audio courses at THE INSTITUTE OF AUDIO RESEARCH, NYC, but had to decline due to scheduling conflicts. Bob taught PRO TOOLS production classes at Ramapo College and William Paterson University until 2007.
Bob plays guitar and bass and has performed with various bands over the years. In 1989 Bob began performing as a successful solo artist with midi sequenced tracks at clubs and bars in New York & New Jersey.
Today Bob still performs on occasion , playing guitar in a classic rock band, while focusing on running Twain Recording and producing.
Special thanks to Johnny Jaskot of Babblefish.com for his pictures, video direction and interview!