Faculty include the top people working in this Industry!
A. Gibson - Director
David Gibson has been teaching, engineering and producing groups in major 24 track
studios since 1982. David taught Recording at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz for
five years. He is the author of the best selling book, The Art of Mixing,
that uses visuals to explain and show every style of mix in the world. He is also
the inventor of the Patented, "Virtual Mixer," which uses visuals of
the mix to control mixing consoles and computerized mixers. David has done recording
for James Brown's Band, Bobby Whitlock (Derek and the Dominoes), The Atlanta Rhythm
Section, Hank Williams Jr.'s Band, and has worked with members of the Doobie Brothers,
Lacy J. Dalton's Band, Herbie Hancock's Band and It's a Beautiful Day. He has
produced a variety of other records ranging from New Age to Heavy Metal to Hip
Hop and Electronica.
Maestro Curtis, MALS has a strong background in Jazz
and Classical music and has three Bachelors Degrees:
1) Piano and Vocal Music, 2) Radio and TV Communications,
and 3) Speech and Theater; and, two Masters Degrees:
1) Music Theory/Orchestration and Arranging, and 2) Philosophy;
and a Ph.D pending in Human and Organizational development
(The Fielding Institute in Santa Barbara, California).
Maestro has worked in the recording industry for over
30 years and has performed with such artist as Peabo
Bryson, The Ojays, George Benson, Phyllis Hyman
and Lenny Williams and has played with The Count Basie
Orchestra to name a few. He has produced Albums with
Maurice White of Earth, Wind and Fire and is currently
finishing his second album with his Jazz group Xpression
under the Kalimba records label. He is also CEO of "Jazzy
Boo" records where he is currently developing and
producing artists in the area of, jazz, blues, Neo-Soul
(R&B), new age, hip hop, rock, reggae, and gospel
with emphasis on the San Francisco sound. Maestro has
also developed and implemented a complete and comprehensive
music therapy program funded by United Way for the elderly
who suffer from Alzheimers and dementia. A college
professor for over twenty years he now runs a private
practice helping to inspire and cultivate young music
C. Michael Brae
Mr. Brae began his career on Wall Street after graduating
with a double Bachelors degree in marketing and advertising
from the University of San Francisco. Founded by Mr.
Brae, Hitman Records began in 1991 and solidified a
joint venture with SOLAR (Sounds of Los Angeles Records
- "A Division of RCA Records"). In 1997, Hitman
Records obtained distribution from Bayside Distribution.
The record label then began a period of artist acquisition
and development, which focused on Hip-Hop, Rap, R&B
and Gospel genres. During this period, Mr. Brae represented
well-known and established artists, such as Samuelle
(double-platinum and Grammy award winning singer for
the R&B group Club Nouveau) and Mac Dash Mone (former
member of the double-platinum group Digital Underground).
Jon L. Duman
Jon L. Duman is a San Francisco Bay Area based attorney
whose media and entertainment law practice emphasizes
music business transactions and intellectual property
development & protection. In over ten years of practice
within the music industry, Jon Duman has negotiated
favorable deals for his clients, with such major players
as Sony Entertainment, EMI-Virgin Records, Universal
Music Group, Def Jam Records, Mattel Toy Corp., Interscope
Records, Rush Associated Labels, Rhino Records, and
Artisan Entertainment, among numerous other media brands.
Jon Duman is also a long-time panel attorney for the
California Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) and has regularly
lectured on a wide range of entertainment industry topics,
in association with the CLA, and such organizations
as the U.S. Small Business Administration, the University
of San Francisco School of Law, and the West Coast Songwriters
Association. Jon Duman received his law degree in 1992
from Santa Clara University’s School of Law.
Don "The Enhancer"
Engineer/Producer partly responsible for the Bay Area
sound. Some 15 yrs in the game worked with artists from
Master P, RBL, 4Tay, JT the Bigga Figga, 11/5, Cellski,
Cougnut, The Luniz, and many others. Don has also
been involved in Bay Area youth programs for troubled
Dana Jae's career as an audio engineer spans 22 years from the first day she began to wreak havoc on her Tascam PortaStudio in the early 80's. Jumping away from the stage where she fronted her own bands and into the "behind-the-scenes" tech realm, she began a career as sound engineer in earnest in 1987 and has toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe as front-of-house engineer for a multitude of bands on various record labels. She has maintained a live sound production company since 1989 called
DCJ Productions that has provided sound to the Bay Area community in both large outdoor sound events as well as nightclubs and music halls. In 1991, she started recording bands on an 8-track Tascam TSR-8 analog deck and moved into the digital realm in 1993 to 16-tracks of Alesis ADAT in her home studio.
In 1995, she advanced to Pro Tools and has been working exclusively digital ever since combining stints in sound for film as a location sound engineer as well as in post-production audio and continues to record music. One particular short for which she engineered all of the audio took a jury prize in short-filmmaking at Sundance this past year.
Her B.A. in Humanities makes her an excellent conversationalist though her tech side comes from inquisitive tinkering and reading, reading, reading.
G.W. Childs has worked on over 25 video games in his long career in the video games industry. Some of the titles he has worked on include Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, Star Wars: Battlefront II and Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction. Additionally, he was a sound designer on Reason 3.0, 4.0 and Cakewalk’s ‘Rapture’.
In 2006, G.W. completed his first book, "Creating Music and Sound for Video Games" which was published by Thompson Course Technology and is in the process of finishing a second title that will be available in 2008.
Globe employs a wide range of partime instructors who are
working in the Industry. Globe also has a full staff of professional lab instructors.