Jim Hamilton has been deeply involved with music for his entire life. His work as a drummer and percussionist has taken him all over the world including performances at the Grammys, World Music Awards, MTV , BET and VH-1 Video Music Awards. Along with appearances on David Letterman and Jay Leno. During the 1990’s, he toured with suchlegendary acts as Boyz II Men and Gerald Alston. After returning home to Philadelphia, he opened his own recording studio, which he operated for over fifteen years. During this time he toured Japan and Europe extensively with Ursula Rutker. On top of running his studio, he also became heavily involved in the Percussion scene in Philadelphia. He was a co-founding member of” Spoken Hand” and Alo Brasil. During his carrer he has recorded with a wide variety of artists including: John Blake, Oden Pope, Zakir Hussain, Dom Um Romao, Marshall Allen, Lee Smith, and Warren Smith. As a live performer he as shared the stage with Toni Braxton, Paul Winter, Jamaladeen Tacuma and Calvin Weston. Among others.
Peter is a gifted engineer. From the time he was 14, Peter recognized his fascination for composition and recording. His first attempts came from the most modest of means, a Tascam PortaStudio. Since then, Peter has devoted his focus and energy to this art. He began his education at the Los Angeles Recording Workshop in North Hollywood, where he learned fundamentals of audio engineering and recording technology. Upon his return to Philadelphia, Peter immediately began working for Coyopa Productions and by 2005 he opened the doors to his first commercial recording studio, Olive Studios. At Olive, he continued his work in film and broadened his services to include album production for local artists of all genres.This studio would evolve into Lorelei Studio where Peter would compose the score for the award winning IMAX narrative, “Watermelon Magic” (Spring Garden Pictures) and where he would do the sound design and mix for the winner of the 2014 BlueSky Film Festival Award, “Love & Terror on the Howling Plains of Nowhere” (32.20 Productions). In recent years, he has been working closely with Tom Hamilton (American Babies, JRAD, Billy And The Kids) Co-writing and producing Tom’s work. His move to Rittenhouse SoundWorks represents the culmination of years of experience, merging his multidisciplinary approach with contemporary production values.
Marina Oney joined our team in October 2018 as our studio manager, handling everything from booking to internal organization. She is a recent college graduate from the University of the Arts majoring in music business and recording technology. She started her career at the age of 13 as a guitarist in the Cleveland Jazz Ensemble and has since then continued playing in various groups. As an avid singer she has worked with multiple choirs and folk groups. With a love for music, analogue gear, and electronics she’s been a wonderful addition to the team.
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