Hi. My name is Majik Reed, Owner of The HITS Lab Production Studios. A Privte Professional Audio/Video Pre/Post Production Facility located across from NYC in Bayonne, NJ.

My credits include

AllMusic verified credits for DaBomb Factory:

  • Brydge
  • Brydge
  • Toy Crayzy
  • Toy Crayzy
  • Toy Crayzy
  • Jahsir
  • Jahsir
  • Jahsir

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Interview with Majik Reed

Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Honestly... ALL of my projects are a part of me... like my children. They are each unique and special and therefore whether they are huge worldwide hits or local success stories I am EQUALLY proud of them.
What are you working on at the moment?
Soon... YOUR next hit! :)
Analog or digital and why?
Digital. Faster more efficient workflow.
What do you like most about your job?
My clients. They remind me of what it is to have a dream and chase it with all you've got!
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That anyone with a laptop can do it.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
What is your budget because I don't want to work for FREE! ;)
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
I am very confident and actually quite arrogrant when it comes to my work. And because of that I will NEVER allow anything of substandard quality to leave my studio because I have a reputation to uphold. So these traits will ensure that your project is something we BOTH can brag about at the end of the day.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
My laptop, a keyboard controller, my headphones, my MPC, and a USB Microphone.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
My career path has always been music and so I have been doing this since the age of 12.
How would you describe your style?
Edgy, Soulful, like the background music for whatever is going on in someone's life at the time they hear it!
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I have worked with everyone from Beyonce to Stevie Wonder to Mariah Carey to LL Cool J and Will Smith so whoever can bring to the industry the similar things that they have provided their fans with will always intrigue me.
Can you share one music production tip?
Never put too much in a song. Do not smother it with too much music or vocals. You have to give it room to breathe. You will NEVER be able to understand 22 people talking to you each at the same time... Neither will the person who is listening to your song. #keepitsimple
What type of music do you usually work on?
R&B, Hip-Hop, and Pop.
What's your strongest skill?
Production
What do you bring to a song?
The missing elements that differentiate it from a random song on someone's hard drive to an award winning hit. And before you ask... YES I have done this before! Lol.
Tell us about your studio setup.
STUDIO A (The Platinum Suite) For Final Recording, Preparation, Mixing, and Mastering of a Commercial Ready CD/DVD/Blu-ray. Hardware: Mackie MCU Pro 56-Fader Controller/Mixing Console w/ Mackie C4 Pro Rotary Controller Softube Console 1 w/ SSL4000e and SSL 9000k M-Audio Profire 2626-BLA Audio Interface M-Audio Octane 8-Channel Microphone/Instrument Preamp (x2) Behringer 1953 Ultra Tube Mic Pre (x2) Behringer Xenyx Control1USB Studio Controller/Command Center Monitors: M-Audio AV42 Reference Monitors M-Audio BX5 Carbon Near field Monitors M-Audio BX8 Carbon Large Reference Monitors M-Audio LX4 Monitoring System (5.1 Surround) M-Audio BX10s Subwoofer Behringer Eurolive 212D-WH P.A. Speakers M-Audio AV32.1 Reference Monitors Arion Legacy 302DT Reference Monitors HPX6000 HD Headphones Production: Nektar Impact LX88 Keyboard Controller Akai MPC Touch Production System Alesis Vortex Keytar Numark MixTrack 3 DJ Controller YRG1000 USB Midi Guitar Controller Harmonia Nylon String Silent Guitar T.C. Helicon Voice Live Touch Vocal Processor M-Audio Midisport 8x8s Midi Interface Additional: Optoma W311 3D Projector (80” Curved Screen) Behringer HA8000 Headphone Amp Behringer HA4400 Headphone Amp ION Profile LP USB Turntable ION Tape2PC Dual-Deck USB Cassette Deck Software: Avid ProTools 12 Digital Perfomer 9 Propellerhead Reason 8 Cakewalk Sonar X3 Propellerhead Recycle 2.3 Ableton Live Suite 9 FL Studio 12 Sony Sound Forge 11 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony CD Architect 5 Sony Vegas Pro 13 Adobe Audition CS6 Waves Mercury Plug-Ins Roger Nichols Plug-Ins URS Complete Plug-Ins Antares Autotune MCDSP Emerald Plug-Ins Sound Toys Complete Plug-Ins Antares AVOX Plug-Ins Harrison Mixbus Sony Oxford (SONNOX) Plug-Ins Focusrite Plug-Ins BrainWorx Plug-Ins Sound Tube Complete Plug-Ins Celemony Melodyne BBE Complete Plug-Ins T-Racks CS Deluxe Plug-Ins Izotope 7 Complete Hourly Rates: $90-$110 (USD) (Rates include Engineer, Final Mixing, and Mastering. Block Rates and Lock Outs Available)  STUDIO B (The Gold Suite) For Live Recording, Mixing, and Mastering of a Solo Artist/Group/Band for Commercial Ready CD. Hardware: Mackie MCU 32-Fader Controller/Mixing Console w/ Mackie C4 Rotary Controller and Novation Nocturn Controller M-Audio FW-1814-BLA Audio Interface Behringer Xenyx Control1USB Studio Controller/Command Center Behringer MIC2200 Tube Mic Preamp (x2) Behringer ADA8000-BLA 8-Channel Digital Converter Monitors: M-Audio BX5 D2 Studio Monitors M-Audio BX8 D2 Large Reference Monitors Polk Audio PSW110 Subwoofer Behringer Eurolive 212D P.A. Speakers Behringer HPS3000 HD Headphones Production: T.C. Helicon Voicetone Synth Vocal Processor Williams Allegro II 88-Key Digital Piano/Controller w/Korg Nanopad 2 Roland XP-30 Synthesizer Keyboard/Controller Native Instruments Maschine Studio Production System Akai MPC Renaissance Production System Alesis DM10x Studio Pro Custom Electronic Drum Kit (W/Surge Cymbals) Roland Handsonic HPD-15 Percussion Controller M-Audio Midisport 8x8 Midi Interface Instruments: Pearl Vintage Acoustic Drum Kit Fender Squire Strat Electric Guitar Epiphone Acoustic/Electric Guitar Epiphone Les Paul Special II Electric Guitar Dean Bass Guitar Rogue 5-String Bass Guitar Epiphone Joe Pass Hollow Body Guitar Etude Eb Alto Saxophone Etude Bb Trumpet Etude Bb Slide Trombone Etude (C foot, Offsett G) Flute Cecillio 4/4 Hollow Electric Violin Amps/FX: Fender Frontman 15g Guitar Amplifier Epiphone Studio Acoustic 15c Guitar Amplifier Bassola 15 Keyboard/Bass Amplifier Line 6 Flextone II Guitar Modeling Amplifier Ampeg BA-150 Bass Amplifier Rocktron Banshee Talkbox Line 6 M-13 Stompbox Modeler FX Pedal Zoom B1X Bass FX Pedal Digitech GNX3000 Multi FX Pedal Software: Avid ProTools 11 HD Native Instruments Maschine Propellerhead Reason 8 Propellerhead Recycle 2.3 Native Instruments Komplete 9 Ableton Live Suite 9 FL Studio 12 Adobe Audition CS6 Sony Sound Forge 11 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony CD Architect 5 Sony Vegas Pro 13 Waves Platinum Plug-Ins URS Complete Plug-Ins MCDSP Emerald Plug-Ins Antares Auto Tune Hourly Rates: $75-$90 (USD) (Rates include Engineer, Final Mixing, and Mastering. Block Rates and Lock Outs Available) STUDIO C (The Red Suite) For Recording, Mixing and Mastering of a Digital Single/Album/Mixtape for High Quality Digital/CD Release. Hardware: M-Audio Project Mix I/O Audio Interface/ Fader Controller Behringer MIC2200 Tube Dual Mic Preamp Behringer MON800 Monitoring Station Behringer AMP800 Headphone Station Monitors: M-Audio AV40 RED Edition Monitors M-Audio BX5 RED Edition Monitors Polk Audio PSW10 Subwoofer Behringer HPX2000 HD Headphones Production: Behringer UMX610 Red USB Keyboard Controller Akai MPC Studio Drum Pad Production Controller Akai MPD226 Drum Pad Production Controller Akai APC40 Ableton Live Controller Numark Mixtrack II DJ Controller Epiphone Les Paul Special Red Sunburst Guitar Epiphone Studio 10s Guitar Amplifier Dunlop Crybaby Pedal Software: Avid ProTools 10 HD Akai MPC Studio Propellerhead Reason 8 Propellerhead Recycle 2.3 FL Studio 12 Ableton Live Suite 8 Steinberg Cubase Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony Sound Forge 11 Sony CD Architect 5 Adobe Audition CS6 Waves Gold Plug-Ins Arsenal Native Instruments Kontakt A.I.R. Drums Hybrid Hourly Rates: $60-$75 (USD) (Rates include Engineer, Final Mixing, and Mastering. Block Rates and Lock Outs Available)  STUDIO D (The Dorm Suites) Personal 'Do-It-Yourself' Production Stations (4). STATION 1 (Music Production Station) Hardware: Alesis QX49 Keyboard/Controller Akai MPC Element Pad Controller Avid Fast Track Solo Audio Interface Genius SW-G2 1250 2.1 Speaker System Behringer HPM1000 HD Headphones Maxell AMP-B Bass Headphones Software: Akai MPC Software Reason Essentials 8 Adobe Audition CS6 Ableton Live 9 FL Studio 12 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony Sound Forge 11 Avid Sibelius STATION 2 (Music Production Station) Hardware: Alesis QX49 Keyboard/Controller Akai MPC Element Pad Controller Avid Fast Track Solo Audio Interface Genius SW-G2 1250 2.1 Speaker System Behringer HPM1000 HD Headphones Maxell AMP-B Bass Headphones Software: Akai MPC Software Reason Essentials 8 Adobe Audition CS6 Ableton Live 9 FL Studio 12 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony Sound Forge 11 Avid Sibelius STATION 3 (Audio Production Station) Hardware: Novation Zero SL MKII Fader Controller MXL Tempo xLr Microphone Avid Fast Track Pro Duo Audio Interface Alesis V25 Keyboard/Controller Genius SW-G2 1250 2.1 Speaker System Behringer HPM1000 HD Headphones Software: Avid ProTools Express Reason Essentials 8 Recycle 2.3 Ableton Live 9 Adobe Audition CS6 FL Studio 12 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony Sound Forge 11 Sony CD Architect 5 Sony Vegas Pro 13 Digital Performer 8 Harrison Mixbus DAW STATION 4 (Audio Production Station) Hardware: Novation Zero SL MKII Fader Controller MXL Tempo xLr Microphone Avid Fast Track Pro Duo Audio Interface Alesis V25 Keyboard/Controller Genius SW-G2 1250 2.1 Speaker System Behringer HPM1000 HD Headphones Software: Avid ProTools Express Reason Essentials 8 Recycle 2.3 Ableton Live 9 Adobe Audition CS6 FL Studio 12 Sony Acid Pro 7 Sony Sound Forge 11 Sony CD Architect 5 Sony Vegas Pro 13 Digital Performer 8 Harrison Mixbus DAW Hourly Rates: $25-$35 (USD) (Rates include Engineer, Final Mixing, and Mastering. Block Rates and Lock Outs Available)  Microphone List: MXL 990s Condenser Microphone MXL 991 Instrument Microphone MXL 2001 SE White/Gold Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone MXL 2003 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone MXL R144 Ribbon Microphone MXL R80 Ribbon Microphone MXL 3000 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone MXL 5000 Large-Diaphragm Condenser Microphone MXL 870 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL V87 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL V88 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL 550 Vocal Condenser Microphone MXL 551 Instrument Microphone MXL V250 Condenser Microphone MXL Tempo xLr Condenser Microphone MXL 880 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL 910 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL 920 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL 992 Studio Condenser Microphone MXL 2010 Studio Condenser Microphone Specialty Microphones: MXL V76t Large Capsule Tube Condenser Microphone* MXL Gold 35 Condenser Microphone (+ $20/hr.) MXL CR24 Chrome Studio Condenser Microphone (2) (+ $15/hr.) MXL 700 Vintage Style Body Condenser Microphone (+ $15/hr.) MXL Black Widow Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone (+ $10/hr.) MXL V900 Studio Condenser Microphone (+ $10/hr) MXL V69XM Vacuum Tube Condenser Microphone (+ $10/hr) MXL Trophy Condenser Microphone (+ $10/hr) MXL CR24i Chrome Studio Instrument Microphone (2) (+ $5/hr) *included in Studio A Pricing Additional Equipment: (Live Sound Reinforcement) Numark NS7III DJ Controller w/Serato DJ Chauvet DJ Scorpion Laser Text Behringer Xenyx 2442USB Live Mixer Behringer X32 Producer Live Recording Mixer Behringer Eurolive 215D P.A. Speakers Behringer B1200D Powered Subwoofer AKG D8000 Stage Microphones (6) Peavey PVi2G Gold Stage Microphone (8) Alesis MicLink Wireless System (6)  Additional Services: 4K Film/Music Video Production Live 1080p HD Web Streaming via UStream, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter (+ $5/hr.) DVD Recording of Session ($5 ea.) 1080p .Mp4 Recording of Session {Digital Delivery} ($10) Blu-ray Recording of Session ($15 ea.) Full Color CD Printing (as low as $1 per Disc) Digital Mastering ($75 per song) 5.1 Surround Mastering ($100 per song) 7.1 Surround Mastering ($125 per song) Mp3 Metadata Encoding (free with any Digital Mastering) Music Video Services {2D and 3D Available} (inquire) Digital HD Post Production Services {2D and 3D Available} (inquire) CGI Animation Services {2D and 3D Available} (inquire) Surround Sound Mixing/Mastering for Film ($70/hr.) Electronic Press Kits/Digital Resumes (starting price $250) Website Development/Design (inquire) Internet Marketing/Promotion Services (inquire) Press Release Distribution (inquire) Music Retail Distribution Services (inquire) Retail Product Distribution/Marketing/Promotion Services (inquire) Business Development Services (inquire) Digital Photography Services (inquire) Photo Touch-Up/Graphic Design Services (inquire) CD Artwork/Insert Layout/Design (inquire) Audio Book Publishing Services (inquire) Digital Book Publishing/Distribution (inquire) Professional Audio Production Courses (inquire) Personal Development Courses (inquire) Business Development Courses (inquire) Additional Software: Sony Vegas Pro 13 DVD Architect 6 Avid Media Composer Adobe CS6 Master Suite Autodesk 3D Max Autodesk Maya Manga Studio 5 EX Toon Boom Studio 8 New Blue Complete FX Collection
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
All of my clients serve as a form of inspiration. I vibe of off anyone with talent, drive, and heart.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Record Production, Mixing, and Mastering.