I love the recording process and helping you achieve the sound you're looking for
|Department||Pro Sound, Microphones|
|Instruments||Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals|
|Musical Interests||Playing loud rock through really loud speakers, modern pop/electronic|
|Joined The Family In||2009|
When you walk into Chuck's you're likely to see a lot of familiar faces. Here in the Pro Sound Department alone, we have a combined experience of something like 100 years! No, we're not quite that old - we have all just been doing this pretty much our entire lives. Our crew here is made up of guys with diverse backgrounds and our collective knowledge and experience can make a real difference to your project. My personal journey in our industry started with guitars and amps, to full-line mail-order, to almost a decade in broadcast equipment sales - and now here I am at Washington Music - surrounded by fellow musicians, DJ's, sound guys and loads of gear!
I love trying to learn all of our digital consoles without giving myself a headache. Drinking way too many Red Bulls. Building and modifying guitars to my liking. Old Ibanez RG550's and Marshall 2203's. Cigar Box guitars plugged into high-gain amplifiers - actually, anything plugged into a high-gain amp. Garbage, VH, 30STM and anything else that has a modern, dramatic and heavy sound. Even though I mainly listen to and play hard rock and heavy metal, I grew up surrounded by Bluegrass! I'm also into a lot of modern pop/electronic music, which is a guilty pleasure of mine. Not sure if I should admit that or not...
My history with Chuck’s goes back long before I ever worked here. My grandparents lived nearby and, as a teenager, I used to ride my bicycle to the store and gaze at all the guitars that I planned to own one day. Like many of you, I bought my first real instrument here – a black Fender Stratocaster. I bought my first Marshall stack from Mr. Levin himself. I also discovered the ADA Flanger here, which made me an instant hero with my friends, since I could now sound just like EVH! This is not your average music store – Chuck Levin’s is a Washington DC area institution with an incredible legacy. You can feel it when you walk through the door. We have a broad and diverse clientele – each with his/her own needs and budget – and we pride ourselves on being able to consistently deliver the best sound possible to our customers. From the guy who just wants a small system for his backyard parties, to the mobile DJ, touring band, nightclub owner, church or commercial contractor – we are here to help!