Staff

Aaron Levinson – Studio Owner

Aaron Levinson is a veteran record label owner and Grammy-winning producer with a background as a musician/composer.  He has produced and/or released 16 albums and co-composed and produced the score for the Cinemax documentary “How Do You Spell Murder?” directed by Oscar-winning directors Alan and Susan Raymond.  Levinson is an ASCAP-affiliated songwriter and publisher and has an international co-publishing agreement with Evergreen Music for his musical compositions in 43 countries around the world.  He is a former governor of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Awards/Honors:
2005 Grammy Winner: Salsa Album of the Year
2004 Grammy Nominee: Salsa Album of the Year
2003 Grammy Nominee: Salsa Album of the Year
2003 Billboard Award Winner: New Salsa Artist of the Year
2001 Latin Grammy Award Nominee: Traditional Tropical Album

Professional Affiliations:
National Academy Of Recording Arts & Sciences
Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences
American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers
Association of Recorded Sound Collections


Justin Chapman- Associate Engineer

Justin Chapman is a Philadelphia-based musician/songwriter/producer/engineer/mixer with a diverse track-record of local, national, and international releases spanning a wide range of genres.


Dan Greene – Information Technology Consultant

Dan Greene is a graduate of Penn State University where he studied Information Sciences & Technology. Currently working as a Software Engineer at a Fortune 100 tech firm and as a private consultant, Dan strives to combine technical knowledge with an understanding of artistic needs. Now living in the Philly area, Dan is also a singer, songwriter, keyboardist and proud Logic Pro user.


Steve LaFashia – Associate Engineer

Steve LaFashia is a producer/engineer with 19 years experience recording and playing music. As the producer/guitarist of Philadelphia rock act Jealousy Curve he brings a unique perspective to the studio and a deep understanding of the recording musician from both sides of the glass. He has produced and engineered for some of Philadelphia’s best rock and indie acts including The Crash Motive, Pawnshop Roses, Pepper’s Ghost, Overlook, and Laura Shay.


Dan Leider – Studio Founder

Dan Leider holds a B.S degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, where he majored in Marketing. He co-founded Communicate-Direct, which was a full service music management and direct mail promotions company. In addition to the many nightclubs and bands that Dan represented, one band named Jellyroll developed into one of the most popular local “party bands” of the 1980s. Bands that he has managed have opened for Leon Russell, Joe Cocker, Savoy Brown, Roomful of Blues, The Night Hawks and many others. Dan has performed with members of the original Blues Brothers Band from Saturday Night Live, as well as many other well-known artists. He played in the rock band “Living Proof.”


Will Maher – Studio Manager

Will is the Studio Manager here at Range. A graduate of Temple University’s Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Mass Media program, Will spent his college years studying audio engineering and the music industry. A gigging musician and songwriter himself, Will understands what it means to be an active part of the Philly music scene. By drawing upon that understanding and experience, Will can help you to determine your project’s unique needs.


Joe Mass- Musical Director

Multi-talented multi-instrumentalist Joe Mass is our regular musical director here at Range. An absolutely top-notch guitarist, vocalist, bassist, violinist, keyboard player, composer, and arranger, Joe can take any project to the next level. Joe has performed and collaborated with artists and producers including Robert Hazard, Jon Bon Jovi, Obie O’Brien, Michael Longoria, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Dixie Dregs, T Lavitz, Rod Morganstern, Eric Bazillian, Ringo Starr, and Fallen Soldiers with Charlie Daniels. Joe has also won the John Lennon songwriting contest.


Mike McCarthy – Associate Engineer

Mike McCarthy is an engineer with over 10 years experience recording, mixing and mastering on Pro Tools LE and HD systems. He has engineered and produced for several Philadelphia-based bands such as Life Slides Down, Meeting in the Aisle, Overlook and Refurb, the last of which had his name mentioned recently in Mix Magazine. Mike is a classically trained trumpet player of 15 plus years and talented multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, keys, drums) who is proficient in music theory, writing and producing. His background in jazz theory and composition have led him to play with jazz greats like Dennis DiBlasio (long time favorite of the late Maynard Ferguson), Ernie Watts, Mike Falcone, Larry McKenna and Mary Wilson (from The Supremes) as well as professional horn bands in the Philadelphia area such as Chico’s Vibe and The Jump City Jazz Orhcestra. He currently plays lead guitar with Meeting in the Aisle, a local Radiohead Tribute Band.


Rich Myers – Studio Founder

Rich Myers has a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania and is a lawyer by trade. He spent his first 8-1/2 years of practice as an Assistant District Attorney in Philadelphia, as he calls it, being a “professional good guy.” Since leaving the DA’s office, he has concentrated on civil practice. Rich is a musician, who also played in the rock band “Living Proof.”


Dave Pettit – Associate Engineer

Dave Pettit is a Philadelphia based music producer/engineer. He is one half of the production duo, Money Fame & Love. He produces, song writes, and engineers for Atlantic Records, BOK Publishing, and Peacebisquit Ent. Dave also produces the Philly Pop-Soul group, Cheap Seats. In addition to his work in pop/rock music, Dave also works in classical. Having been the Assistant Audio Producer at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Dave has recorded hundreds of classical records including albums for the Westminster Choir, American Boy Choir, as well as New York Polyphony’s Billboard and iTunes top ten album, Tudor City.


Brian Ritrovato – Associate Engineer

Brian Ritrovato is a graduate of the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences under the instruction of Tony Nunez and Kevin Becka, who is the Technical Director for Mix Magazine.  Brian is a certified Digidesign Pro Tools recording engineer and has been playing music for over a dozen years focusing on drums, guitar, vocals, and digital programming.  He has engineered and/or worked on several dozen records for local, regional, national, and international artists spanning all genres, in addition to a long list of independent artists and clients under his belt.  He has worked with and assisted several reputable engineers and producers, some of which have won Grammy awards and other prestigious honors.  This includes Jon Altschiller (Lenny Kravitz, John Mayer, Phish), Phil Nicolo (The Police, Aerosmith, James Taylor), Aaron Levinson (Spanish Harlem Orchestra, The Philadelphia Experiment), Dave Sinko (Yo Yo Ma, Bela Fleck) and Brian Bricklin (Martin’s Dam, Bricklin).


Marc Shames – Studio Founder

A 1974 graduate of Drexel’s School of Business Administration with a degree in Accounting, Marc Shames has 30 years experience in public accounting, including eight years as a principal at Goldberg, Weinstein and Co Inc. in Newtown Square, PA. It was just several years ago that Marc began applying his expertise in finance and accounting within the music industry.

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