Cosmic Soup Recording is a sound recording studio located in north west Phoenix, Arizona. It specializes in making quality, professional sounding recordings for an affordable price. Turn your ideas into a reality.
Owner and Engineer Jeremy Daniel graduated from the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in the fall of 2006. He has since had a career in live sound as well as in the studio. Jeremy is well crafted at recording and mixing several different genres including Hip Hop, R&B, Rock, Country and Gospel.
His equipment includes Pro Tools and Reason software, an assortment of dynamic and condenser microphones, Presonus XMAX and ART MPA II microphone preamps, and KRK studio monitors. Jeremy uses Fender guitars and Basses and Peavey amps.
Currently Jeremy is offering a reduced rate to any artist referred to him by this website. Sessions start out at only $20 per hour for recording, mixing and mastering. Package deals are available for artists looking to record an entire album, EP or mix tape. Mixing and mastering services also available as well as voiceover and production. Jeremy also assists with troubleshooting and offers one on one instruction on recording and mixing. He is always looking for different ways to help fellow musicians. Media transfers are also available. Sessions are by appointment only. Please contact studio for more information.
Tell me about your project and how I can help, through the 'Contact' button above.
Interview with Cosmic Soup Recording
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll turn your ideas into reality.
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 all of my projects. I have been able to form some great friendships throughout the years.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A couple different mixtapes and some rock records.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not at the moment.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Take the best parts of each!
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: The excitement from clients after the song is finished.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Do you have a vocal booth? My whole studio is a vocal booth!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That mixing and mastering will make a shitty song good.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your musical goals?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Don't be fooled by a price. Do your research.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: A guitar, a bass, a drum machine, a computer and an SM7b. Hopefully there is electricity and I can smuggle some cables and headphones somewhere. But if that wont work, an acoustic guitar and some strings should be just fine.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I started 20 years ago making songs with my friends. Then I went to school in 2006 for audio recording. Once I graduated, I worked mostly in live sound. Then in 2012 I started recording artists from my home. I went full time a few years after that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Fast casual.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Blue October
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: The Song ,the song ,the song!!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work with all different types of music but primarily Hip Hop and alternative rock.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Hopefully it's my people skills. I try to make people feel comfortable.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I try to bring a different perspective and emotion to the song. I will try to help the artist achieve whatever goals they have in mind for the song. Sometimes it requires a lot of work, sometimes I just need to get out of the way of the song. Either way, music is very subjective and it all comes down to the listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Typically I will set up for the session prior to the client arriving. Whether it is a full band or just a vocal recording session, I like to have everything ready to go. I will talk with the artist so we can discuss the desired sound they are looking for. Depending on the artist it could take one take or one hundred. Once we agree on the performance, I will start edit and mixing the song with them. Usually I try to work very quick. Then the artist will have a finished product that they can listen to at home or in the car. If no other changes need to be made, the song is ready to be distributed. Then the process starts all over again.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I usually mostly work "inside the box". I am familiar with different software recording programs but primarily use Pro Tools. I have a variety of microphones and preamps to achieve a desired sound. Once recorded, I do all of the edit, mixing and mastering with my computer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am inspired by several different types of music. I try to learn tips and tricks from every artist and engineer that I come across. From Chris Lord-Alge to Rick Rubin to all of the bedroom hip hop producers.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I am usually perform all of the tracking, edit, mixing and mastering. I also offer just single services as well, if a customer is looking for a certain task that needs to be done.