My passion is music - not just the enjoyment of listening or the pleasure of performing, but the creation and understanding of song. For more than 20 years I have pursued a life in music as a singer, songwriter, musician, band-leader, director of worship arts, producer, and mix engineer. It has been an evolutionary journey to discover that niche where passion, talent, and opportunity collide... the studio. Between the ideas, the instruments, and the technology is the fascinating challenge of bringing to life the potential in each artist. Any artist. The genre is totally secondary to the prospect of making a great project. I'm comfortable exploring and collaborating in all different styles of music and have recorded and produced pop, rock, folk, gospel, r&b, hip-hop, contemporary worship and more. The mission is to break the mold of the typical small-town, hourly recording studio. The clock doesn’t start when a client walks in, and my goal is not just to get a song in your hand and a check in mine. The advice I have for you as a musician is the same advice I live by - do what you love, and the business will follow. We are here to create through the process of tracking, editing, producing and mixing. I am here to help you make music.
These four elements of the recording process (Tracking | Editing | Mixing | Producing), I have found, best guide what each project will look like. They explain what Rendition Recording & Production is all about.
The Tracking process has become so accessible now, anyone can go down to their local music store and come back with some basic tools to start a record. Unfortunately, just because you have a two thousand dollar guitar and a three thousand dollar amp doesn't make you "The Edge". There's a reason why it's called recording "arts"...it is very much a creative process. It takes knowledge, experience, a good ear, and a little magic to dial in just the right guitar tone, or how "big" to let those room mics on your drums get, or how to EQ a vocal without taking away the intimacy of it. I'm not saying I have any of this perfected, but I will say that this is my goal every time I track a project for a client. How the project gets tracked directly effects every process after it on your album. It is worth it to invest the effort it takes to do a good job tracking rather than trying to fix things later on during edit or mix.
Editing your record is crucial. In most cases this is the main difference between a professional and an amature sounding record. There are very few artists that can lay down that perfect take on the first or second try. Those who can get paid to do it for a living. The rest of us edit. This means comping and tuning vocals and lining up your drums and other rhythm tracks to the tempo of the song. Properly edited tracks will not sound un-natural or forced, the goal is to get the song to "sit" and to enhance the sound of your record. The song is king and every song has a story and pulls on certain emotions. The last thing you want is for your listener to be distracted or pulled away by elements of the track that are out of time or out of tune. When making music for our listeners, let's strive to give them the best possible version we can.
Audio Mixing is the process by which a multitude of recorded sounds are combined into one or more channels, most commonly two-channel stereo. In the process, the source signals' level, frequency content, dynamics and panoramic position are manipulated and effects may be added. This practical, aesthetic or otherwise creative treatment is done in order to produce a mix that is more appealing to listeners.
The mix brings everything together. This is the point where your song comes alive. During the mix - effects like compression, EQ, delay, reverb, etc. are brought in, and all volume adjustments, panning and automation decisions are made. There are no rules in mix. It takes a creative mind, a good ear and the knowledge and experience to put these elements to work.
The Producer has many roles that include, but are not limited to, coaching the musicians, controlling the recording sessions, gathering the ideas of the product, and supervising the final production through mixing and mastering.
Most artists have a collection of finished songs, unfinished ideas, lyrics, chord progressions, riffs, melodies, etc. Production takes both the finished and unfinished parts and helps bring the artist's album to life. This could be changing a bass line, adding some vocal harmonies, changing song arrangement and/or instrumentation... the song is king and the creative possibilities are endless. It's always better to have an objective point of view on your work. We as artists tend to get really attached to what we express and how we express it. Having a producer is a collaborative effort with amazing results!
TRACKED BY RENDITION RECORDING
EDITED BY RENDITION RECORDING
MIXED BY RENDITION RECORDING
PRODUCED BY RENDITION RECORDING
HAVE A PODCAST THAT NEEDS RECORDING, EDITING & PRODUCING? WE'D LOVE TO PLAY A PART!
My rates are "per song" and they are based on 4 elements of the recording process;
Tracking, Editing, Mixing & Producing.
Every album & every song is different, and therefore, have different needs. I would love to get to know you and your project first and then we can best determine what the cost will be. I work with every client based on what your needs are, what the project consists of and what I am capable of.
Please contact me for more information, I look forward to working with you!