My home studio is comprised of a Live room, vocal booth, and dedicated control room - with enough space to record a 4 or 5 piece ensemble.
I utilize a trusty and simple arsenal of microphones (the Michael Joly modified Octava mk.012 stereo pair is among my favorite) that I run through ART Pro, and MOTU pre-amps. I have self-built portable baffles/GOBOs for further isolating recordings, as we do in most commercial studios!
Arguably the most convenient part of my rig is that it is completely portable, so I can also offer on-location recordings if you prefer that I bring my studio to your's, or if you are looking to have a live show recorded!
Project Options -
Demos: ideal for songwriters looking to document ideas at promotable quality.
Official Releases: Single, EP, or Full-length Album (studio OR live recordings!)
Voice-over: Audio-book, Podcast, etc.
Let's chat about where you are in your musical journey, and I'll let you know how I can assist the process!
I believe the magic of the recording studio lies in subtle factors; some can be attributed to the juxtaposition of tension and comfort within the artist - the pressure to utilize studio-time to get that perfect take, and the ease of knowing the engineer has all of the unknowns under control.
My mission is to bring the qualities of both excitement and relaxation to all recordings regardless of location (i.e. outside the conventional studio, whether it be my home studio, yours, or a third party acoustical space), by committing to a patient demeanor, and doing everything in my power to make the artist feel comfortable and ready to create. Even burning a little sage, palo santo, or incense can be a great boost for the atmosphere!
Much of my approach to recording relies on a 2-microphone technique that I learned from Ken Christianson - who coined the term for his favorite method of "Multi-True Stereo" recording. Essentially, the mics emulate the way human ears process stereo sound - preserving all the subtle ambient cues from the performance and the room, which are often lost in the the standard multi-microphone approach to recording.