I have worked in full size studios, most notably at Music Annex and also helped build Tres Virgos Studio which became Tarpan when it was sold to Michael Narada Walden. Both are state of the art facilities.While in Tennessee I did soundtrack work for Nashville Public Television's "Tennessee Crossroads" show, which garnered two EMMMY nominations, as welll as tracks for HorsepowerTV on SpikeTV Network. After a decade in Nashville I have developed a production process that is efficient, flexible and can bring out the best in your song.
We start with a guitar vocal demo from you which can be done as simply as on your phone. From there I'll we'll work up an arrangement and a rough demo. After your approval we'll build as complex or simple a track as you would like. Usually it takes about an our per track to add instruments. If you are pitching to other artists we can do the vocal for you, or if you have a good mic and recording software you can sing yourself. For more details get in touch and we'll talk about your project.
"One Night " - Tiffany Hilliker
We've been working with this prolific singer/songwriter to develop her sound beyond her piano/vocal performances and it's lead us into some great experiments. Tiffany has a unique professionally trained voice and her songs are deeply personal. She performs alone and also in working bands including a Beatles tribute act.
"George Jones " - Curtis Marsh
This is an EP project that was done in early 2015. Curtis is a working drummer and guitarist in Nashville. He played drums, bass and guitars and we added some solos and backups. It was a great project with lots of late nights.
"Ringtone" - Sami Jo
Sami Jo is a talented young songwriter from Redding. This track is a collaboration and is currently making the rounds in Nashville.
"Mississippi " - Gerry Stone
In the 1980’s the country duo of Taylor & Stone recorded an album and toured for several years. Gerry Stone left the music business to become a successful entrepreneur, but never lost his love of songwriting and performing. This is the leadoff track from his CD project "Pitchin' A Hit"- 10 songs recorded with us over the last year in Nashville.
Birmingham By Morning" - Jason Courson
Jason is a multi-insturmentalist, guitar, harp, dobro, and violin player with a strong southern rock and blues background who, though new to Nashville, has in a short time established himself as a sought after player here in town, including a regular Tuesday night showcase at the Tin Roof off Music Row. His EP will be coming out in 2015. This is another live guitar/vocal with Jason adding some harp and guitar overdubs.
Birmingham Artist Jason Courson
The Simpletons "Cat In The Hat"
We don't normally do rock bands, we're more set up for singer/songwriter and acoustic music, but The Simpletons are friends of ours and so we did a rare full band session. You can hear all the songs and learn more about the Simpletons at their band page http://www.reverbnation.com/thesimpletons7
They are a 3 piece so we put Curt (drums) and Shawn (bass) in the tracking space and Nate, the guitarist and singer in the control room. We recorded all the basic tracks in one session and it was loud and rockin' the whole time. We also shot a bit of video and made a short movie. They are a smokin' live band and 2017 is looking great with live shows and more recording.
"Grain Of Sand" from Ed Munter and the Masters of Now
This track is a bi-coastal collaboration with a Los Angeles based band that visited Nashville. We love the hypnotic groove and creative use of sound effects; you can hear samples of animal sounds among others punctuating the track. After laying down the initial guitar vocal we layered another 10 tracks of instruments and effects to make a dense but articulate bed for Ed's wonderful lyric and delivery. Overdubs were sent from LA via Dropbox as well as a sax solo from Paul Sandberg out in Nevada. This is a shortened version of a nine minute track. Ed and The Masters of Now regularly perform in California with a national tour planned.
First track in the remodeled space! Mark Haining with Misha demoed his song "Downtime"
Mark and Misha have been playing regionally and have a uniique sound highlighted by Marks bluesy growl and Mischa's pure tone. They came in and played a few songs live, just vocals and acoustic guitar. Then we added guitars, drums and some backups...a quick mix and voila! Since they didn't play to a click we had to follow the natural flow of the performance which really was like playing live. Plans are to come back and do more polished versions but I think this track has cool loose vibe that really shows off their chemistry.
A minimum session is 3 hours. Session billing begins at the scheduled time and includes set up and preparation for recording. Time spent mixing, rendering, mastering, backups and burning CD/DVD copies is billed at the regular rate. SETUP:
Setup time, if needed, is billed at the regular studio rate. PAYMENT:
Payment is through PayPal. No materials will be released to the client until payment is made in full for all services. Payment is acknowledgement that the services were fully satisfactory. CANCELLATION:
Should the client cancel there will be no penalty. We reserve the right to reschedule or cancel a session without penalty should circumstances arise that interfere with our ability to perform services. These include but are not limited to: weather, illness, technical issues and unforeseen events. MEDIA:
We maintain a backup hard drive with all client media and will supply files on request. Our operational file format is the Apple .caf format. We will convert files of all your tracks if requested at the regular studio rate. We are not responsible for files lost due to equipment malfunction, non-payment, or other circumstances.
We will be happy to perform on client tracks if requested and do not charge extra for doing so. However, we do not guarantee satisfaction and reserve the right to suspend playing after a review if we feel we are not meeting the client’s requirements. In any event the time spent will be fully billable. If additonal musicians are required to fulfill the client's needs their rates are billed in addition to studio rates.
We will do our best to perform to your expectations however no warranties are either expressed or implied for services offered and we shall not be liable for damages of any kind. Rates, policies, and equipment may change without displayed, written or verbal notice. Client agrees to indemnify us and hold harmless from any claims, costs, losses, detriments and expenses incurred by client. Client affirms that he/she is the rightful owner or assignee of material to be recorded/reproduced. We are not responsible for copyright violations, talent or creative royalties, mechanical reproduction licenses, or any other liabilities for such material or services.