The process of writing, recording, mixing, mastering, and finally performing music, is a delicate, tedious and costly process. For our part of the equation, we believe songs are drawings, and production, the coloring of those drawings. Simple as that.. and we love coloring! (though we've been known to draw pictures from time to time). We can start a project from any one of the steps below.
It's your best friend. We spend weeks preparing arrangements, specific parts and charts before we ever hit the studio for tracking. This ensures the absolute best possible coloring of the drawing.
We start the recording process by tracking to 2 inch tape at our best kept, secret tracking studio.
3. Vintage. Vintage. Vintage.
Once the tracks have been precisely transferred to digital, we continue the recording process in a digital format, but with a heavy focus on the best vintage equipment to capture any remaining overdubs. Vintage = warm.
It doesn't take an hour, or a day. We spend whatever time it takes to properly bring the newly colored drawings to life.
Is it black magic? It sure is, and we have developed a unique formula for reverse engineering top level masters, in order to create.. well.. more top level masters. What about loudness? Depends on the material, but rest assured we can make a master every bit as loud as anything you want, all while paying special attention to retaining that squishy, warm sound achieved on your favorite masters; perhaps of decades past. How? It's a secret.