MadLuck Studios is exactly what it says, mad luck. My philosophy is that we try anything once, and this leads us to gold more often than not. When you come to record, its like you're family. Most bands stay with me at my house, and get to experience my wife's cooking, and her unbelievable brownies. BROWNIES. Hope to see y'all soon.
We are a full service studio; with great writers and session players.
Our typical services are:
- Full Production (producer, mix and master)
- Mix and Master
However, we can do just about anything. Just Ask.
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Interview with MadLuck Studios
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: opening a new session.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I normally do full production songs. Me producing the songs, mixing and mastering.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Erik Ron, Will Puntey, JR McNeely, Aaron Sprinkle, John Fields
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work completely in the box, running an Apollo Twin for an interface. For my reference monitors I use Yamaha HS8’s. My go to mic’s are the SM7B and Aston Origin. Sm7b for screaming and the Aston Origin for clean vocals. I like to utilize the unison preamps the Apollo has to offer. Owning a lot of the different signal chains, preamps, and amps offered. 9/10 I program drums because most bands don’t have the budget to afford what it takes to have proper live drums. So, alternatively I use Superior Drummer 3 but I also have many different samplers, and samples to pick from and to build the perfect kit.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I normally prefer to get demos before we start so I can start building the sessions before the artist comes. This way I already know what they are trying to do and we can get right to work. From there, we build every song with scratch takes, from start to finish. To get the ideas down and not to get burnt out on one single song. From there, we go back through building final drum parts, guitars, etc. Meanwhile, I have the main lyric writer of the band in a different room with the scratch tracks writing lyrics and melody ideas if they aren’t already there. Once all the songs are done instrumental I send the rest of the band away so I can vibe with the singer and get the best possible takes from him or her. Once vocals are done we listen to the songs, and start to make changes or add ideas, now that the song is completely in context. Once the songs are done with all production, I send the band home and begin to produce even more and mix. Once I have a mix I send to the band, get mix notes, send to close engineer friends for mix notes, then I finish the songs, with a master. I repeat this for every song, then send to the band. Done
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring my ear of 15+ years of music to the table, and my song writing abilities.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Producing songs and artists, to get the most conclusive, and strong song. With twists and turns that make the listen want to listen again.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: In the studio I usually work on rock music. Pop Rock, Alt. Rock, Heavy Rock, Metalcore, etc. However, I write a lot of pop and country for licensing.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Never throw out an idea until you try it.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Lewis Capaldi, cuz he’s a beast.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Emotional. I thrive at bringing out emotion from the clients and it shows in every song.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Before recording full time, I was a touring drummer in numerous different bands, such as Spoken and XXI.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My iMac, Apollo twin, And jazzmaster
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Pick whoever can give you the best sound you’re looking for. Don’t settle for the guy that puts your song into a template and moves on.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I just want to know what they want, and what they need from me to get that done
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: I just push and pull faders.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Q: “That sounds sick, how much do you charge?” A: “cheaper than anyone else who can do this”
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I’ll give you the best sound I can possibly achieve, and very quickly.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital. It’s way more practical for the bands I typically record. And I feel like it sounds just as good if not better.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A 10 song mix and master project for a band from NC
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: My first paying client, calebfolks. It was a bench mark in my career to start getting paid for something I’ve worked so hard on. I produced, mixed, and mastered. It doesn’t sound good to me now, but for then, it was the sickest thing I could pull off