URS is a music studio in Sacramento that offers recording and post audio production, sound design, mixing, mastering, and web development with an honest work ethic at affordable prices. URS is an intimate space for writing and tracking in Sacramento, URS maintains a relaxing and supportive environment for quality creative work.
URS is an intimate space for writing and tracking in Sacramento, URS maintains a relaxing and supportive environment for quality creative work. We understand that the artist/producer vibe is important so we have created a spot full of vibe and character. As URS grows it will be built to replicate a BALI oasis where artist can come and record free of distractions. URS is a different type of recording studio. Unique Recording Studios is home to world renowned producer, singer-songwriter Shane Anderson. Created specifically to provide an environment that inspires creativity and offers a vibey alternative to traditional, commercial recording studios. Located in the quiet poppy village area of Citrus Heights, Unique Recording Studios is equipped to host all stages of a full-blown music production, writing through mixing. Although the facility is mainly used for URS productions and artist, Shane now opens the doors to fellow friends and musicians to use for their own projects at affordable rates. The 300 Square foot studio has a main control room, guitar room and vocal/drum room.
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- Universal Music
- Mark Ballas
- E networks
- Oxygen Network
- Fresh B
- Hunnit F Roundz
- Shane Anderson
- Riptide Media
- Keeping up with the Kardashians
- Maria Cozette
- The Fosters
- Bad Girls Club TV Show
- Taking the stage
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- Charlie Wilson
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Interview with Unique Recording Studios
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am proud of being in the industry for 20+ years starting Unique Recording Studios in 1999 when I was 17 years old and being in the music game this long throughout all the struggles and technology.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are currently working on the following in 2019 - Beat Production - Music Videos - Producer/Songwriter Retreats - Social Media Marketing - Web Development for Artist
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: 50/50 hybrid - Analog Signal in - Digital Mixing in the Box
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Our promise at URS is to always elevate our clients ART!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I get to be a rock star on the other side of the glass :)
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Question: Can you do this (service) for this (price) Answer: Our prices are no haggle prices - We make it simple so there is no confusion.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: LOL. That it's EASY work! This job requires patience, finesse and the art of listening to audio on a much deeper level to achieve sound that your going for!
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: 1. What is your budget 2. What are you trying to accomplish within your budget? 3. When are you planning on starting the project? 4. Do you need any of our other services as we are a one stop shop for artist (Websites, Photography, Music Videos, Social Media Marketing etc.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Preparation is key! Having your song organized and well versed and rehearsed not only saves time in the studio but also money. Also when looking for a studio to call home. Ask yourself 3 Important Questions : 1. Are they Creative Focused? 2. Are They Elevating my ART? 3. Are They Experienced
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Laptop, Logic Pro, Kaotica Eyeball, Aston Mic, Keyboard Controller
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Shane Anderson is a seasoned music industry veteran. With over 20+ years in the music industry Shane has vast experience in production, recording, mixing and mastering as well as the ins and outs of the music business. Shane began his musical career in his early teens as a demo vocalist for labels and also as a sound engineer for the MUZAK corporation. At age 18 he opened his first studio location in Honolulu, HI called “Unique Studios” and oversaw the daily operations of the recording studio as well as landing several indie label deals and distribution agreements while in Hawaii working with local talent. In 2009 Shane released a solo album titled “Dangerous”. This album took off online primarily on MYSPACE and gained much success with over 2.5 Million plays worldwide landing him on BILLBOARD NEWSWIRE and ultimately landing him several placements on TV shows to include “The Kardashians” “MTV” “E- Networks” and Oxygen to name a few.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: As an Artist myself I pull creativity from all angles.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I generally take on Clients who are more established or hungry to get there!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Yes. Invest in your ART! life is short follow your dreams and goals and don't let anybody stand in the way of your CREATIVITY! *MUSIC TIP* BE WILLING TO BREAK RULES AND EXPLORE - JUST BECAUSE SOMEONE SAYS TO USE THAT PLUGIN DOES NOT MEAN IT'S GOSPEL!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Unique Recording Studios Specializes in Hip Hop/Urban, RnB, Pop & Singer Songwriter Genres
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: With over 20+ years experience in the music industry, Shane runs Unique Recording Studios as a production label, distribution company and recording studio for artist to create and focus on their art. Unique Recording Studios has also newly launched an exciting new venture at URS called “The Collective” which will allow producers, engineers, songwriters and artist to collaborate in house at Unique Recording Studios to work together to create music and promote building a large collaborative catalog of music to submit to labels, publishers, music supervisors and overall decision makers in the music industry. Unique Recording Studios/ Shane Anderson is also mentor/teacher with “The Recording Connection”. Shane’s vast knowledge across multiple genres, mixing approaches and overall industry know how is truly beneficial to a new emerging group of artist, producers, mixers and songwriters.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: We bring over 20+ years experience in the business working with major label artist and indie label artist alike.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: At URS we approach each client's song as an artist first with a blank canvas. We initially will have a consultation with the client to see what the goal is and start from there.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: URS is an intimate space for writing and tracking in Sacramento, URS maintains a relaxing and supportive environment for quality creative work. We understand that the artist/producer vibe is important so we have created a spot full of vibe and character. As URS grows it will be built to replicate a BALI oasis where artist can come and record free of distractions. URS is a different type of recording studio. Unique Recording Studios is home to world renowned producer, singer-songwriter Shane Anderson. Created specifically to provide an environment that inspires creativity and offers a vibey alternative to traditional, commercial recording studios.The 300 Square foot studio has a main control room, guitar room and vocal/drum room and uses Logic, Pro Tools and Reason
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: We are inspired by all Creatives!
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common work we do here at Unique Recording Studios is Recording, Mixing & Mastering and Artist Development.