Bill's interest in music started at a young age. He started played piano when he was 4 and competed in many state competitions as a child. During his school years, he was involved in several musicals and plays. He also helped teach male vocalists during high school.
Bill then went to Full Sail University to pursue a degree in the Recording Engineering program. After graduating in 2001, he spent a year in Orlando doing live sound, as well as an internship at a post production facility.
Bill moved to LA in 2002 and was quickly hired by Sunset Sound. He worked his way up the ranks and was an assistant engineer by the end of 2004. He became proficient in Pro Tools, as well as analog tape machines. Between 2004 and 2010, Bill worked with some of the most famous artists in the world at Sunset Sound.
Bill left Sunset and went freelance in 2011. Since then, he has done engineering and producing work for many artists. He has been lucky enough to have been a part of many Grammy winning projects, two of which Bill earned statues for (Jimmy Cliff-Best Reggae 2012 and Ben Harper/Charlie Musselwhite-Best Blues 2013). Bill has worked on several films, two of which have either won or been nominated for an Oscar (The Theory Of Everything-Best Original Music Score 2015, Sicario-Nominated for Best Original Music Score 2016). Bill has also worked on TV shows, including Transparent, which has won Emmy and Golden Globe awards.
Here are a few quotes from clients:
"Bill's techniques and professionalism is beyond exceptional. The recordings he has done for me in the past are always the best quality and I couldn't think of using a different engineer. Cheers Bill!"
"Love the sounds Bill gets! The only engineer I use."
“I don't know what he does to all the instruments but it's kind of like I drop songs off and they're gangly kids and when I pick them up they're adults who have just won beauty contests!!
"Best I've heard! Someone will be missing a good engineer if they don’t hire Bill. Written from experience."
"Bill is the Rolls Royce of engineers."
"Billy Magic does it again!"