Meet our Team!

Studio A control room

PAUL DIAZ

Owner/President

Twitter: @JohnPaulDiaz

Paul founded and built Tree Sound 30+ years ago with one distinct mission in mind: “Educate the world on the importance of sustainable living and the impact of conscious consumerism through the power of music.” To that end, he has recorded with Outkast, Elton John, Whitney Houston and countless others, all on sustainable and solar powered energy. With 2015 marking 25 years in business, Paul is still searching for and finding new ways to improve the quality of sound and awareness of preserving the planet through his several other counterparts: Rockstar Farms, Tree Power & Sound, and Tree Leaf Music.

 


Ashley Dennis

Senior Engineer

About Ashley Dennis
Ashley Dennis is a “First Call” Audio Production Renaissance man with a Career spanning over two Decades in which time Mr. Dennis been sought out by some of the worlds Top recording Artists , Performers , Record Labels , Management Companies , Film Producers , Awards Shows , Music and Arts Festivals as well as the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta , to lend his Talents and tireless work ethic to Bring even the seemingly impossible Dreams to Life . He is an Accomplished Live Audio Mixer , Studio Mixer , Tone Consultant , Record Producer of the Highest Caliber , as well as Producer and co founder of one of the City of Atlanta’s largest and most successful Jazz festivals . An Accomplished Guitarist and Songwriter Mr. Dennis Never seems to slow down , His Calendar is always full and he always delivers the Goods , as He stands By a Motto He learned early on in the Business , “you are only as good as your last Gig”
As the owner of Smash Productions llc Mr. Dennis Heads up a National Network and Team of Professionals and vendors to Serve his Clients on a National and , international scale. Services offered are : Concert Touring Design and Consultation , Venue Design and Consultation , Production. Mgt. Services , Festival Design and Services. , Large Scale Televised Sporting Events and Product Rollouts Live Event Services include : Personnel , Equip. , Staging , Lighting as well as all aspects of event Mgt. Recording Services , Live Award show Production and Staffing as well as House of Worship Production Design and Consultation and Staffing His Ability to Connect with Artists across many genres has brought him together with such greats as : Al Green , Bob Dylan , to Tony Bennett to Gerald Albright , Usher,Widespread Panic , Phish , Dave Matthews Band , The Pixies , Deacon Brody , Ziggy Marley , Steel Pulse , Tribe Called Quest , Ice -T , Branford Marsalis , REO Speedwagon , Marilyn Manson , Love Tractor , Elvis Costello , Steve Earle , TheSamples , Drivin and Cryin and so many more. He has Served as House Sound engineer at many Venues throughout the years including Trax in Charlottesville Va. , Georgia Theater in Athens , Ga and the Tabernacle Theater in Atlanta , Ga where under his tenure They Recieived the “Rolling Stone Venue of the year Award “ Mr. Dennis Has Recorded in and has a continuing relationship and Association with Many of the Top facilities in the Country including but not limited to Olympia Studios ,Tree Sound Studios , Southern Tracks Recording Studios , Exocet Studios , Musiplex Atlanta, Ardent , Memphis and many More.


Morgan Garcia

Grammy Winning Senior Engineer

Morgan Garcia started producing and engineering at Z.A.C. Recording in Atlanta, 2002. He received Gold and Platinum RIAA records for Toni Braxton, TLC, Dem Franchise Boyz, Carlos Santana, Bubba Sparxx, and Ludacris, and Nas. He Co-Created Santana, Bubba Sparxx, and Ludacris, and Nas. He Co-Created Upstairs Studio at the Zumpano Audio Complex in 2005, while renting another production/mastering suite at the main building in Z.A.C. Recording. Notable current projects include mixing/editing/recording De la Soul’s Grammy nominated Lp “and the Anonymous Nobody”, Mixing Phife Dawg’s Single “Nutshell” Produced by J. Dilla, Mastering MFDOOM’s Adult Swim and LP “Born Like This” projects and Recording on The Gorillaz Lp “Humanz”. He has produced records for Gucci Mane, Nile Rogers, Pastor Troy, 2 Chainz, Lil’ Scrappy, Bone Crusher. He has licensed music to ABC tv, MTV and Kirsten Dunts’ movie “The Bachelorette”. He Dj’ed MFDOOM’s MADVILLAIN 18 City European Tour in the end of 2010. He received a Grammy Certificate for his contribution to Lecrae’s Grammy winning album “Gravity”. He continues to develop Artists’ sound and style through his production and engineering expertise. His unique approach attracts industry legends and up and comers alike, through his hybrid digital and analogue technique.


DJ Burn One

Senior Engineer

Producer/DJ/Engineer/Mixer Recording and Mix Engineer for the last 15 years. 

Mixed and Recorded for Gucci Mane, David Banner, Killer Mike, Starlito, Don Trip, Young Dolph, Young Dro, Rehab, Trouble, Superfly Soundtrack, Ubisoft, Orlando Magic.

Sound Design for 1917 movie ad campaign, Justice League movie ad campaign, Ubisoft.


Latrez

McClam

Engineer

Latrez “Trezmixedit” McClam (Engineer/Producer), native of Florence,SC, started his musical career in 2015 after graduating from Full Sail University’s Recording Arts program. Afterwards, he landed an internship at Patchwerk Recording Studios and later earned the position as a Staff Engineer. In this role, Latrez quickly mastered the craft of recording and began working with premier Hip-Hop artist in the industry; his biggest record being “Best Life” by Lil’ Duval, going No.1 on Billboard’s R&B and Hip-Hop Airplay charts.

Latrez’s interest in music stems from his childhood where he closely explored Hip-Hop and R&B genres by listening to music from different generations and watching it transcend over the years. From Blues to Hip Hop, he perfected his ear to understand different melodies, trends, and sound qualities. Studying musical genius’, such as Dr. Dre and Bruce Swedien, Michael Jackson’s engineer, contributed to his engineering approach and technique to producing the highest quality of music.  Latrez brings that sound an artist is looking for or the “one thing” thats missing from a record, bringing it to life. He has worked with standout artist including: Chance the Rapper, Young Dolph, Jacquees, Lil Durk, YFN Lucci, Derez Deshon, Blocboy JB, Rod Wave, Melba Moore, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Moneybagg Yo, Yella Beezy, Asian Doll, Cal Boy, Sean Garrett and others.

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