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Shane 'the Doctor' Faber - Music Bio

This multi-talented individual brings many levels of expertise to every project. Shane plays guitar, bass, drums and keyboards. He writes, arranges and reads music. Extensive experience programming synthesizers, drum machines, samplers and MIDI gear combined with his sensitive ear, natural musicality and engineering skills enable him to pull all the the right elements together in the studio.

A formal music education culminated with a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Miami (FL). Classmates included Bruce Hornsby, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorious, Steve Morse and the Dixie Dregs, Hiram Bullock, Mark Egan and Phyllis Hyman. After touring for a couple of years, Shane and another Miami classmate, Ward Camp, set up shop in Newark, DE and began writing and recording together. They recruited a band and together seven years, "BAD SNEAKERS" performed live 200+ nights per year up and down the East Coast in venues from D.C. to New York city. The group produced, recorded and released three albums on their own label and shot an internationally distributed video. 

When the group disbanded in 1986, Shane was offered a job in New York at CALLIOPE STUDIOS, and was thrown into the world of hiphop, sampling and MIDI sequencing. The harmonic anarchy and fresh, irreverent approach of these rappers immediately attracted him to the possibilities for "accidental musicality" when people with no traditional music training get their hands on drum machines and samplers. The hiphop musicians almost entirely focus on the beat, oblivious to any harmonic dissonance that may crop up in the process. Thus began a musical adventure as he learned how to make music in a very new and unconventional way.  

Demand for his engineering expertise and laidback, open-minded attitude quickly grew. With his broad musical background, it wasn't long before his talents as a producer were also recognized. In the process he acquired a nickname, "the DOCTOR". This unique combination of experience on both sides of the console is precisely what makes him so valuable in the studio.

He has numerous GOLD and PLATINUM awards as a PRODUCER, MIXER and ENGINEER. His work has been GRAMMY nominated several times. From 1991 to 1995, as a writer for WARNER-CHAPPELL MUSIC, he wrote tracks with many artists in the US and the UK. In 1993, he co-produced and mixed the GOLD and GRAMMY award winning debut LP from DIGABLE PLANETS. In 1995 he produced and mixed the debut LP from the JUNO award winning Canadian group, BASS is BASE. 

In 1998, Shane signed a co-publishing deal with legendary music publisher Freddy Bienstock of CARLIN AMERICA. Three tracks from the first JeepJazz Project CD can be found in the film "HIGH ART", which won best screenplay at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival. Although he prefers to be musically involved, Shane did appear on camera doing a scene with Brandy and Diana Ross when he was Music Supervisor for the film "DOUBLE PLATINUM". Many JeepJazz Project selections have been featured in independent and major motion pictures, Sports programming, TV drama and talk shows in countries all over the world. 

In 2002, Shane took a break from the music business to develop his other passion, technology and computing. He has become a systems management subject matter expert and technical architect, specializing in Altiris software. It is used by many Fortune 500 companies to manage their computers and other IT assets and he has written several "Altiris Cookbooks" on this topic. 

One career making music and another managing computers. It continues to be an interesting journey which has kept him at the intersection of technology and creativity. At the end of the day, technology is only as good as the human beings hitting the buttons. The right person makes all the difference.       

When you're ready to take your music or computer project to the next level, call the "DOCTOR".  

 

     
     
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