I had the magnificent pleasure of having Jay as an instructor out here in the Bay Area for a few weeks and even more awesome, the chance to act as his assistant on a few sessions. He's an absolutely amazing man and engineer. His attitude and attention to detail is unparalleled. Just a great guy overall.
Got to see him again at the API party in New York for this last weekend's AES. Definitely one of my highlights!
He is such a good, nice and sweet guy. (I need a thesaurus to really expand on that, but when you meet someone like Jay, it's just a pleasure through and through to hang with him).
It's no wonder he has gotten so many great gigs. He gets great sounds AND is a talented yet humble guy who has nothing to prove.
I think that's one of the things not really talked about too much on Gearslutz: the idea that when people like you, you get a shot at getting the gig. I think there are a lot of people who know how to get sounds, but VIBE is SO important.
That was Jay's MO that day...make the band feel comfortable.