When you need that Drip on ya music, you need Heated Ice! Over 20 yrs in the music game, we have mixed Hip Hop, Trap, Country, Pop, and Gospel. A song we mixed and mastered called "Ride On Em" by Kindle Flame, won Song of the Year in a Christian Hip Hop award show. At Heated Ice Studio, we will treat your music with the respect it deserves!
I'm am an mixing and mastering engineer that specializes in 2 track instrumentation (beat) and vocals. With over 20 years in music, my wife Tange and I know how its supposed to sound and feel. Heated Ice, also known as "Flame Studio", uses Pro Tools 2020 to make magic happen. The concentration is on Clarity, Quality and Excellence.
Our latest piece of work is from an CHH artist named "JusJames" with his single called "Headlines". We also mixed and mastered his EP called "Back In My Prayer Closet".
"Kindle Flame" has been a since day one client! He has allowed us to grow into the powerhouse we have become. Everything in his catalog was done by us. His latest single is called "Never Changed".
We have worked on a great number of mixtapes, EP's, and albums from professional input, to taking the reigns of a full project.
Here at Heated Ice Studio, we live by honesty and respect. We will not take on a song or project that we don't believe we have the ability to make it the best. If we don't believe we can make it sound the way it should, we will let you know. With the skill and know how of our mix and master engineer along with our producer, we haven't had to turn down anything yet!
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4 ReviewsEndorse Heated Ice Studio
I know Heated Ice Studio back when it was Flame Studio, so way back. There’s no better deal than you are getting here. I really appreciate their prices and ability to keep it real. They have a great ear and have been able to turn okay recordings to clean high level sounds. The biggest plus for me is to have an engineer that listens to the artist and then delivers the product as expected, on time. Communication is key in business and Heated Ice Studio was always prompt in response and updates. Don’t sleep on the verses either they got features and poetry skits in their bag. 👑
Heated Ice Studios is by far the very best! They helped me when I had little to no alternatives with making my music sound incredible! And most recently worked on my new single, in which, has been praised for the quality of the mixing/mastering! I highly recommend them to anyone who's in need of high quality engineering!
I commissioned Heated Ice to master my latest project. They really got my tracks radio ready!!! Salute
Heated Ice Studio worked on an intro track for me and the quality of the sound was excellent. The tone and dynamics of the song came out great. I was very satisfied with the outcome and my expectations were met. Another thing I like is that the mix and mastering was completed in a timely manner and I didn’t have to wait a long time for the finished product. I plan on working with this company again.
Interview with Heated Ice Studio
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog Its a feel that can't be achieved with simply digital.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: We get to make music sound like its supposed too! It can get tedious but it's always fun!
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: The latest single from JusJames made us proud. It also allowed us to know to what length we could take what we have learned. Three verses from three different artist with no hook. It all gelled together perfectly. We were proud of the way that song turned out as was JusJames. We mixed and mastered that song.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: We are finishing up an album and working on a mixtape and EP.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Truth the Producer
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We promise to give you the best of us. We promise to be honest.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How much? How do you make it sound like that? Do you use auto-tune?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Its easy. This is not easy and it takes years to find you niche'.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you working on? Do you promote your music, if so, how? What does this song/project mean to you? What are you looking for in a finished product?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There are a lot of great mix and master engineers out there. Go with the one that makes you comfortable.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Computer, mixer/interface, KRK's, Mic, and vacuum tube.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Artist, now mixing and mastering. We have been doing this for over 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Digitally analoged
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Future, I would like to see what I could do with his vocals.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: A lot of compression and over compression are to different things. Make the song easy to hear by the listeners.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I ususally work in Trap, Hip Hop, and Christian Hip Hop.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing vocals and 2 track beats (beats that are already put together by producer). We are really good and allowing the listener to hear the beat and vocals respected in place in a crystal clear way.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: We like to bring a brightness to a song. We have studied countless hours on top end frequencies and how to tame them. We aim to bring Clarity, Quality and Excellence to any song!
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First, listen to the reference song. Then I like to listen to the beat and mix that first. It tells me what I am working with and in which direction the song should go. The vocals follow. The vocals go thru a 2 part mixing stage. 1st stage is for clarity. 2nd stage is for the Drip! Then we send the mixed beat and mixed vocals through the mastering stage which is done in 2 parts. 1st part is for cohesiveness and quality. 2nd part is for loudness and metering.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: We have KRK 8 monitors, all in one touch-screen Dell computer, Kayotica Eyeball around mic, Behringer Mixer/Interface, Behringer tube mic pre-amp, Behringer dynamics processor with red and black studio foam.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Young Guru Dr. Dre Devvon Terrell Lil Baby Lil Wayne
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing vocals and a beat in the hip hop genre and mastering the song as well.