Really Loud Frequencies is a boutique recording studio/service specializing in making professional quality recordings for a fraction of the cost of larger commercial studios.
RLF Recording (standing for "Really Loud Frequencies") is a boutique-recording studio/service based in Brooklyn NY, specializing in making professional quality recordings. With tons of outboard gear, mics, and backline instruments, Really Loud Frequencies is the perfect solution for those looking to make a serious record.
At Really Loud Frequencies the goal is to provide the artist with the best possible product for the best possible value. Depending on the needs of the musicians, a project might start with pre-production, where the musicians and go over their project. Some musicians need help putting together their tunes, while others simply need proper engineering. The more intensive services offered include charting out parts, figuring out chord progressions under melodies, and arranging the instrumentation. Simpler services offered include finding session musicians, and simply recording, and mixing. Most costumers take their projects all the way through mix, but I do offer mastering to those who are in need.
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Interview with Really Loud Frequencies
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I do a lot of production work, which means building tracks from scratch, often finding session musicians, and then taking the songs from tracking through mix.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I'm a huge fan of Dave Friddman's mixing work. I'm also in love with the Motown sound from the 70's, and am a huge fan of Quincy Jone's arrangements.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio is set up so as to offer the best bang of the buck. I prefer to work out of the box (the computer), using a lot of outboard compression and eq. I use a Burl b32 line mixer to get the most out of my outboard pieces. I like the color that outboard pieces impart on the audio.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My philosophy is to record using the highest quality pieces, and mics, placed in the best possible positions to give the music the best opportunity to translate emotionally.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Aside from technical knowledge about engineering, I bring along a lot of experience as a working musician, and knowledge of music theory. This allows me to get the best performance out of the musicians I work with, as well as to mix to strengths.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Getting strong performances out my artists, while maintaining a positive attitude.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on indie rock records. I've recently been working with on a bunch of classical crossover records, which has been enjoyable.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like big bottom on records, and strong rhythm.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Analog & Digital.... in the right places.