Jeff H. – Lead House Engineer
Jeff is a professional recording engineer who has been working in the industry for over 10 years. He graduated f rom Full Sail in 2003 with a degree in Recording Arts and specializes in recording vocals and instruments for all genres using Pro Tools and analogue equipment. Jeff spent the last decade working in Los Angeles, New York, and the Washington, DC area. He has worked with a variety of independent and major label artists including James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins), Adam Schlesinger, Hole, Nora Jones, The Telephones , Deep Dish, DedWax, XNY, Folding Legs, Bo Jankans, K-Beta, and Mic Nice. Jeff did sound track work for Director George Clooney. He also worked on the sound track for the critically acclaimed FX TV series Louie with Director Louie CK. Jeff recorded video game voiceovers with Michael J. Fox in 2012 for the 2012 “Back to the Future” video game.
Jeff worked in New York City for Stratosphere Sound before it closed in early 2013. He is currently the house engineer for Sleepy Hollows Studios in Northern Virginia, outside Washington, DC.
SPECIALTIES: Tracking & mixing all genres.
Neal B. – Owner & Resident Engineer
Neal is the founder of Sleepy Hollows Studios and one of the resident engineers. The son to a music teacher, music has been a part of Neal’s life for as far back as he can remember. Singing from elementary through high school, along with learning to play violin from a National Symphony Orchestra instructor, Neal made the 180 degree shift to turntablism while in college and co-founded Trilogy Records now based out of Brooklyn. As a resident DJ for ESPN’s X-Games for years, as well as seeing stops on the Vans Warped tour and gigs in LA, Cancun, Colorado and Washington DC, Neal honed his skills behind the decks. It wasn’t until he began recording custom verses for his acclaimed “Anni-verse-ry” mixtape series that the love affair with engineering began.
Currently on his 6th incarnation of Sleepy Hollows Studios, Neal has been building and running studios for over 10 years.
SPECIALTIES: Tracking vocals, mixing all genres, music production, movie soundtracks/scores, bed-music.
Dan A. – Mix/Mastering Engineer & Studio Consultant
Dan is a Mix/Mastering engineer who got his professional start originally in Sleepy Hollows years ago. After a chance meeting with the founder Neal, he realized they both shared the same vision for music and recording. With a love of equipment and a knack for research, he helped Sleepy Hollows through several iterations of equipment and design. After a 3 year stint, Dan made a move to Connecticut. While in Connecticut, Dan continued to Mix/Master on a consultant basis while starting to acquire clients in the New England area. After meeting a few artists and being introduced to a few studios in the area, Dan helped to design and re-design several studios. With solid knowledge in studio design and acoustics, Dan helped to design everything from vocal booths in small spaces to large live and control rooms for full-fledged recording setups. Dan made the move back to the DMV area in April of 2016 where he will help evolve Sleepy Hollows beyond the already great studio it is, while simultaneously serving clients.
SPECIALTIES: Tracking vocals, mixing & mastering all genres, studio build/acoustics.
Arsonal – Producer/Songwriter
Arsonal is a producer/songwriter from Washington D.C. with versatility and a command of music that puts him a category by himself. His style is influenced by the sounds and cultures of the world and he uses inspiration from his international travel to find new ideas and push the envelope.
Arsonal started producing in 2001 and soon took his connections and met with one of D.C’s most known and respected DJ’s, DJ Alizay who has been instrumental in getting his name and music out. In 2004 Alizay introduced Arsonal to an up and coming artist in the DMV named Wale. In the years to come Wale and Arsonal created dozens of songs including his first hit “Rhyme of The Century.” Arsonal has gone on to work with DC heavy hitter’s Raheem Devaugn on his “Spectacular and Dancehall” tracks; Tabi Bonney on his MTVJams singles “Make a Killin (feat. Pusha –T), and “Get Me,” and on Fat Trel’s “Do What I Do”.
In 2006 Arsonal moved to Atlanta and quickly got to the studio producing songs with Sean Garrett, Pusha-T and Akon. While in Atlanta, Arsonal met another up and coming super talent from Jamaica named Akshan. Not long after meeting Akshan, the duo created the underground masterpiece “island rocker” (infusing pop, rock and reggae) to great acclaim totaling 500,000 total YouTube views and 30,000 downloads. More recently, Arsonal has been splitting time between Sleepy Hollows Studios in Northern VA and NYC and has produced and/or recorded the likes of Wyclef Jean, T.I., Katy Perry and others.
SPECIALTIES: Song-writing & music production all genres, mixing & mastering (all genres), bed-music.
Sleepy Hollows is proud to offer our clients access to the following:
- In-house Musicians:
- Drums, Bass, Electric Guitar – Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae, Metal & Pop
- Acoustic Guitar – Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae & Pop
- Keys – Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae, & Pop
- Trumpet & Sax – Folk, Rock, Blues, Reggae & Pop
- Male Vocalists – All genres
- Female Vocalists – All genres
- Male & Female Voice Over Artists
- In-house singer/songwriters – All genres