Ittenbach.com Home Page
the Ittenbach.com web site. This is where you will find information on the musical adventures of
Jim Ittenbach, including his
work with Troubled Spirit. From this vantage point you can access information on all
the aspects of Jim's musical
- Recording Engineer
- Mixing Engineer
- Live Sound Engineer
- Web Development
- Recording Studio Construction
This is the
starting point to your adventure into the realms of Ittenbach.com. From here you
can navigate to any of the categories of the various content found
here. Jim Ittenbach is a multi-instrumentalist whose Ian
Anderson like flute playing has gained him notoriety in the Baltimore/Washington area. He is also a guitarist and
vocalist as well. He has proved to be a premier songwriter and
lyricist with his song catalog, which covers subjects ranging from
love, life, social issues and more. Disappointments in his early attempts to create optimal
environments in both live performances and studio projects motivated him to learn the
skills he would use later use as both a live and studio
engineer. In the seventies he started his own sound reinforcement company called
Itt-N-Rock. His skillful use of his three-way PA system made him a highly sought
after live engineer. Later his desire to capture his original music properly lead him to take
Recording Institute Association of America (RIAA) recording classes at
Sheffield Studios outside of Baltimore, Maryland. His desire to learn more
about the process led him assist Edge City with their pre-production work for their
By The Water EP. Around the same time he became an assistant engineer at Paul
Weager's Nye Timber Studios. Later he would become associated with Dwayne
Whitmore's Chesapeake Music Works as both a web developer and an engineer. Jim along
with his friend Tim Coderre assisted Ray Tilken's of Ambient
Studios in the transition from analog recording to Pro Tools.
Currently Jim is assisting Ray as a web developer. This relationship has also allowed Jim to
gain mentorship from Ray and occasionally some assistant production work, including work with Jon
Dick and AJay Parnham.
Learning web development was again
born out of necessity. Initially this skill set was used to create a web presence for his band
Troubled Spirit. Follow that effort Jim created sites for his church, Chesapeake Music
Works and Ambient Studios.
Studio construction is his next major project.
Not surprisingly this was also spawned by a musical requirement. Recording in a house of very busy
professionals and students limits his ability to spend the time he needs to hone his songs
properly. As a result he is undertaking a soundproofing project for Troubled Basement
Studios. There is much more involved than initially meets the eye. This whole process will be documented
on this site to assist others who might want to do the same thing.
Every aspect listed above is covered
in detail in the pages on this site. Every effort will be made to provide this information in a way
that will assist others who are traveling down a similar path. The goal is to help promote music
by sharing information.