Drawn to the camaraderie within the DIY communities of Southern California, Fredd began collaborating with artists and musicians.
Playing drums from a young age helped create a sensitivity to rhythm, pace, and arrangement; the elements that define the critical moments in the music.
Throughout extensive cycles of writing, recording, and touring as a musician, Fredd became increasingly interested in the recording process, helping friends arrange and record demos. The experience solidified life long friendships and helped build upon an ever-growing network of passionate performers and organizers in the area.
At that time, the recording process involved a couple of knock off brand microphones, a dated Macbook, a beat-up M-audio Fast Track Pro interface, and a really old version of Pro Tools.
The live and studio recording set up has changed since moving to Chicago in 2016. Fredd has worked as a freelance engineer around the city, including productions for SoFar Sounds, Audiotree, and Electrical Audio.