Producer, Engineer, Musician, Song-Writer, Arranger, Videographer, Photographer, Expert Dish-Washer
Talbot Snow has more titles than will fit on a business card. Musician, Producer, Director, Sound Engineer, Photographer, Videographer and the list goes on. So how did he come to wear so many hats?
It comes from a lifetime of being absorbed in art and music. It started when Talbot was a boy, growing up first in New Zealand, then later here in Vegas. During his teenage years, he transitioned from the piano to electronic music and discovered his affinity for sound equipment.
At the age of 22, Talbot began missionary work for the church and thought he would have to put his music career on hold. Instead, he found that music helped him communicate with people, and he returned as an even stronger musician, with compositions that were heavily influenced by the Asian cultures he’d been working with while on his mission.
After returning, Talbot partnered with a few friends, took out a small loan, and started his first recording studio. Sound Masters was born, and Talbot’s lifelong ambition was finally being realized. Dubbed Studio One, this first studio was home to Talbot and his friends for nearly 15 years.
Around 2006, Talbot started construction on Studio Two, the current primary location of Sound Masters. The space is large enough to house his entire collection of state-of-the-art and vintage sound equipment, and can accommodate any size musical act—from a single vocalist to an entire band. At the same time, and after repeated requests from his clients, Talbot expanded his business to include Photography, Video, Graphic and Web Design. Being the gear junkie that he is, Talbot researched extensively for the best cameras and lighting equipment available. After much practice and trial and error, he has become an outstanding photographer and producer of some of the hottest local music videos and commercials around.
But Talbot isn’t finished. His sights have now turned to the next evolution of the Sound Masters space – an entire building filled with multiple studios, a sound stage, even a nightclub. He sees it as a multimedia circus under one roof, where artists can work…and even live. And given that this Kiwi has already progressed from mild-mannered church singer to high school rocker to renowned producer, no one should doubt that he’ll bring his new vision to life.