Cook Up Records - Mike Wilson
Hello! My name is Mike Wilson, I am a professional recording, mixing/mastering engineer and songwriter. I am the proud owner of Cook Up Records which is based in North Hollywood CA. We pride ourselves on top quality work from start to finish with everything we do. Let me help you make an impact with your sounds!
Cook Up Records is a professional Recording Studio located in North Hollywood, CA. This is a studio designed, used and built by engineers and producers with functionality in mind. No corner is cut when we take on a project or make our space available to other engineers, writers and producers.
We offer a control room with strong vibes to allow for an intimate writing session, a killer monitoring system to host a listing session, properly tuned expertly constructed space to get supper accurate mixing, and a perfectly situated vocal booth to cut vocals, guitar and small instruments of all kinds.
Guests also have full access to the common areas of the building, inducing a lounge with a pool table, bar, 60 inch TV with cable, X-box 360, and more, which allows you to spread out.
WHAT YOU GET WITH COOK UP!:
With each project, it is our job to bring the best of the best to the table, each project needs special care and special hand to work on it. We put our best foot forward each time, with the idea of our reputation being on the line every time, no mater the size or caliber of the project. In our opinion Vibe is an essential part of what we strive to bring strong every moment of every session and we will go above and beyond to make sure you are extremely happy from start to finish.
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Interview with Cook Up Records - Mike Wilson
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing, editing and straight forward business.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Any engineer can hit "record" or mix a record. I like to take a hands on approach to each record I work on. Being thorough with directing a singer through every verse, line, and word, doing as little or as much vocal comping as needed to create the most consistent, on par performance possible.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I always like to know what a clients goals and expectations are. The way I approach each project is driven by the needs of the artist. There are a million ways to mix a record and its all up to interpretation and the need of the client.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My personal studio is a great space. Including a large control room, live room, and lounge. With a phenomenal baby grand piano that we use for recording live pianos all the time. Sonically the space is solid, with a great mix translation guaranteed. A combination of great outboard gear as well an impressive collection of in the box plug ins.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: A major portion of my day to day work is detailed recording/vocal arrangement as well as mixing records. I am big on mixing/mastering records that need help. Records that are not necessarily recorded in the best studio or have the best vocal performances are something that I am confident in my ability to mend and produce a final product that can stand next to top quality records.