Asaf Fulks is a world renowned recording artist, songwriter, music producer, sound engineer, videographer, educator and founder of The OC Recording Company. He discovered his passion for music production during his college years studying Computer Science and Economics at Denison University in Ohio. He converted his dorm room closet into a recording booth and began to teach himself the craft of music making. Soon Asaf became a hub for recording within the school and surrounding Columbus area. After graduating in 2004, he moved to his family in Hollywood and eventually relocated to Orange County to work for a book publisher. His boss recognized his passion for music and encouraged him to set up a studio in his unused office space. With minimal gear and few contacts Asaf set up shop and The OC Recording Company opened its doors in 2005.
Asaf's first client D1, a rapper from Boston, was also new to OC, and together they completed projects with well-known rappers AZ and Royce D'59. Asaf helped D1 secure a record deal. It was a great start!
Word of Asaf's talent spread and soon he was booked weeks in advance with a range of projects, from solo artists to full bands. He poured his earnings back into studio improvements and expansions. In 2007, he produced musicforte.com's song of the year for the Medallions, several of his artists won OCMA awards and he was featured in The OC Weekly. His first compilation album won him the title "Timbaland of the West Coast." By West Coast performer magazine.
Asaf continued to develop as a music producer and engineer. He received placements on feature films Adam Sandler's Chuck and Larry and Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice. He composed scores for award winning films, radio shows and engineered for platinum and Grammy winning artists Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Tyga, Kendrick Lamar and others. Asaf’s third album released in 2011, featured the hit song ‘Breakout’, which become the theme song for The LA Clippers and St. Louis Cardinals. The song was also featured on ESPN Capital One Bowl, Showtime's The Franchise and Oxygen's Bad Girls Club.
Asaf became a Grammy voting member; AES member, Avid Pro Tools / Waves certified and received his US Patent for Microphone Stand Technology. In 2012 The OC Recording Company won The OC Weekly's Best of Award--Best Recording Studio in Orange County!
Asaf authored the book The Studio: Audio Engineering and Music Production Techniques. In 2013, after years of experience, he opened The OC Recording School: Audio Engineering and music Production Certificate Program, accredited by the NPSAG for The OC Recording School. He has mentored hundreds of students. Many of his students have gone onto successful careers in audio including Graduate student Carlos Almeida Jr. who earned a position in the sound department of major video gaming company Blizzard after graduating In The Studio with Asaf Fulks. Graduate student Josh Robin works alongside Asaf at OC Recording as a co-producer, songwriter, engineer and private tutor to students.
Starting with a dream, focus and persistent dedication, Asaf built not only a state-of the art recording studio, but a world-wide reputation for the mastery of his craft. He is also known as an inspiring mentor and for his calming demeanor, friendliness and professionalism. His goal is to continue to produce cutting edge music, develop innovative studio technology, provide clients with the high quality recordings and help his students succeed.
In 2014, Asaf mixed and mastered three #1 hit records written by Meghan Trainor: "Your Turn" and "Before You Go" by Common Kings and "Flava" by Tenelle. In 2015 Asaf produced the song Get Down for Whosoever South which reached the Billboard Christian Rock charts! 2015 also marked OC Recording's 10 year anniversary. In honor of this milestone, Asaf completely remodeled Studio A.
In 2016, Asaf released several singles including Most of It Now, Green Roses and Cry For You off his debut solo album OC Express!