What do you bring to a song?
Tony Harp, Engineer, Owner/operator, is a degree certified recording engineer graduating from UNC-Asheville in North Carolina with his degree in Music Technology. In addition to recording, artist production and recording studio management, Tony has played bass, guitar, sang and recorded with rock, Americana, country, R&B and blues acts across america as well as his own solo songwriting and performance. I try to bring my 20+ years of experience as a musician and Recording / mixing engineer to the table to help your session progress efficiently, creatively and productively.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
What do you like most about your job?
I love working with music on a non-stop basis. I love to take a basic idea and turn it into something the client is very happy with.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to provided samples to choose an engineer you may like to work with. Do some basic research into the studios you are considering.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A pro tools laptop, Headphones, 2 oars and a boat. That way I can get back to my studio and work. ;)
How would you describe your style?
I am easy to work with and very efficient.
Can you share one music production tip?
Before recording, make sure you are well rehearsed and develop a basic vision for your song arrangement.
What type of music do you usually work on?
I work on a wide range of styles including: Rock, Country, Americana, Folk and Rap. I also welcome Voice over work for radio or other broadcast mediums.
What's your typical work process?
First, I like to sit briefly with the artist and discuss their vision and desires for their project.
Second, we conduct the recording segment of the session, ensuring that we get good signal/sounds and then proceed to the mix and mastering stages. Client input regarding the mix quality is always welcome, It is, after all your project.
Tell us about your studio setup.
I have a Pro Tools based studio with various name brand mics, mic Pre-amps, and monitoring. All top quality gear.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
I'm inspired by many musicians and and other people in the business. I find inspiration from all artists: from the super-famous down to the local guy who is often carrying just as much talent as the famous artist. I'm mainly inspired by a great song and where that can lead.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I provide Mixing, recording and mastering services. I primarily record music but I also provide voice over recording.