Transient Mic has established itself as an organization created to bring the elements of artists, industry and preservation together. It starts by providing the artist with the unique opportunity to get their voice and talent recorded in our custom mobile studio that will be built with the donations of generous supporters like you. We intend to build a professional studio that fulfills a position within the musical landscape where talent and a body of work can be discovered and nurtured by the right people.
Our non-profit mission- to discover, preserve, and empower artists- was created to provide artists the chance to build their own career path by owning the masters and connect with people in the industry and audiences who want to be a part of their sound. Under this mission, artists can build a following and earn a living through the support of producers, labels, live shows and most importantly, the audience.
We started Transient Mic because we know the artist struggle firsthand. Recording an album is an expensive process. Not everyone has the resources or network available to make recording a possibility. We want to partner with both artist and industry to sustain music and sound as an art form and and as entertainment.
The creation of the Transient Mic mission was born out of the passion that David and Jeremy have for the music and sound that have shaped their lives. They first met when David approached Jeremy after a live show to collaborate on a music video for the band. Since then, the two of them became friends with a common thread- creating indie music and film.
This collaboration combined with the challenge to create a space where ideas and music could come together inspired David to pitch the idea of combining a tiny house space with a recording studio and then take this idea one step further by operating it under a non-profit structure in order to offer artists the opportunity to be able to record an album. If the studio can be built by the donations of a community and an audience willing to support this mission, then the artist who has worked so hard to craft their songs would no longer be limited by locale or budget.
As a musical performer, Jeremy realized the immediate value of this service and from that point on, the two of them have diligently worked to establish Transient Mic as nonprofit aimed at artists who- like them- long to be in a position where they can create and perform freely without the pressure of fundraising and all the expenses necessary to complete an album.
They established the micro studio as solution to a problem that continues to face artist and industry- how do we continue to give voice to deserving talent in a distracted world of sound bites and streaming video without cheapening the sound of music as an art? The answer- We build a studio and take it to the streets and rural places where artists await their chance to get their sound down onto musical tracks.
Meet the Team
David Ventura Garcia
Co-Founder & Board President
David attended DePaul University and completed his undergraduate degree in Marketing with a minor in Photography. He returned to Texas in 2002 to attend the University of Texas at Austin to earn his Master of Fine Arts degree in Film Production with a minor concentration in Screenwriting and has since been involved in the music and film industry. He currently resides in Austin as a freelance filmmaker with his wife and two children.
Co-Founder, Board Secretary,
Director of A&R
Jeremy has been professionally involved in the music industry since 2009 with a focus on production, audio engineering, vocal lead and backup, songwriting, multi-instrumentation, and group dynamics. He earned national touring experience as a founding member of the Austin based band, The Coordinates. In early 2015, he joined multimedia-recording company Euphonic Productions where he does session recording, mixing, freelance film, and editing work. Recently, he has been doing freelance guitar work for artists around Texas.
Rick Del Castillo
Rick has been playing and recording music since the young age of thirteen years old. He launched his recording company Smilin' Castle Productions in an attic in Seattle, Washington in 1993 and relocated to Austin, TX in 1995. In 2000, Rick co-founded the Austin, TX based band Del Castillo. Del Castillo went on to record five studio albums and have toured all over the world. Rick can also be seen playing in Chingon with filmmaker Robert Rodriguez. He resides in Kyle, TX with his wife and dream studio.
Chris has a foundation in music with three decades of diverse musical training and over two decades experience as a professional musician in Austin, TX. He has a degree in Audio Engineering from Media Tech Institute and worked for several years in studio and live recording.
Audio Engineer, Intern
Kyle has been a music industry professional since 2009, devoting himself to booking, promoting, performing, multi-instrumentation, audio engineering, and songwriting. He studied Recording Arts at The Recording Conservatory of Austin (TRCOA) and completed those studies in 2014. Kyle is the founder of Euphonic Productions, a multi-media recording company based in Austin, TX. He is currently furthering his music business studies at Austin Community College.