Eric Bogacz Audio

Recording, Mixing, Mastering,

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I have an ear for detail and hold high standards for audio, backed with my diverse experience and skillset I can help forge unique and interesting sounds.

I've been recording and working on music since high school. I started playing in punk bands, then got into hip hop production and DJ'ing which introduced me to the world of audio technology. Currently my base is out of the premier studio Spice House Sound (www.spicehousesound.com) located in Fishtown, Philadelphia. I've worked on everything from folk music, hip hop, indie rock, reggae and all the indie stuff in between. I operate a small project studio (www.elevatesound.com) which is perfect for tighter budgets and smaller projects without sacrificing sound quality.

Beyond recording and mixing, I also specialize in editing - whether it is time alignment for drum tracks, vocal tuning, denoising, etc. You can be sure that I do the work with an ear for transparency and with the goal fo a natural sounding product.

I also teach audio recording and mixing at Rowan University.

Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.

4 Reviews

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  1. Review by Marzs
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    Hi I’m Marzs

    I started working with Eric when I was 17,
    I’m now 25 and only trust Eric to critique, align, assemble, and perfect my vocals. His unique way of capturing energy and morphing it into soothing audio is rare. No matter the genre he approaches he looks to be innovative with a hint of simplification. He listens and communicates with his clients to understand their vision with intent to deliver above the industry average mixes.

  2. Review by Mickey Cake
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    Without Eric’s guidance, our album would have been a shadow of its final form. He gave our music a definitive sonic identity, adding original effects and new ideas that far exceeded our expectations for a producer.

    Eric's calm nature and open mind made it easy to work creatively. It also didn't take long for us to realize that Eric's technical prowess was on par with his great artistic instincts. He treated us and our project with patience, care, and skill. - Mickey Cake

  3. Review by Jonny Drucker
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    Without Eric’s guidance, our album would have been a shadow of its final form. He gave our music a definitive sonic identity, adding original effects and new ideas that far exceeded our expectations for a producer.

    Eric's calm nature and open mind made it easy to work creatively. It also didn't take long for us to realize that Eric's technical prowess was on par with his great artistic instincts. He treated us and our project with patience, care, and skill. - Mickey Cake

  4. Review by Foxtrot & the Get Down
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    Eric is our go-to guy for both production & engineering. He has an unmatched ability to listen & understand what you're trying to accomplish, while guiding you in the right direction without trying to dominate the session. He's one of the hardest workers we know, as we've put him through more 12 hour days than any producer/engineer should have to endure. He's timely, proficient in his field, but more importantly he's a wonderful person to work with.

Interview with Eric Bogacz Audio

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: Stereo League is an ongoing project that I have a heavy hand in, we started with a few songs that we build up with a lot of overdubs and production work. That eventually turned into their first album. Then we did an EP that was more band based. Were currently in the middle of another full length that brings together everything we've learned and tooled over the last few years and it's really going to be great offering.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: Currently finishing a couple projects. One is a really unique hip hop record, the other is a reggae record, and the third is music for short film/art project.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: I don't know anyone on here, haven't looked around. Im sure there is though.

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Both? I prefer to do most of my mixing processing like compression using outboard gear because it just sounds better and I can get what I want much faster than futzing around with plugins. But I print it back into pro tools to maintain the flexibility and advanced routing that mixing in a daw can provide.

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: I do not half-ass things. Any work I do, I do with a lot of intention.

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: The satisfaction of seeing someones vision come to fruition.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: People tend to have unrealistic expectations of what can happen in mixing/mastering. How something was recorded makes the biggest impact of its sound. For instance, if you recorded your reggae band in a modern studio using modern microphones, there is no way I can mix it to make it sound like 1960's Bob Marley.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: Whats the scope of the project? Whats your budget? Whats your experience? How do you envision it sounding? Whats your ideal workflow? Whats the timeline?

  17. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  18. A: Neumann u67, an 1176, a pultec eqp-1A, neve 1073, and an sm57.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: Been into some form of music since the third grade, from being classically trained to playing in punk bands to doing hip hop production and spending hours going through old soul vinyls and the record store. It all led me to studio work and audio technology because I got into the idea of building sounds. I guess I've been doing this since high school, hard to put a time on it. 10+ years.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Colored and detailed. I like to push boundaries on some so

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: St Vincent or Damon Albarn, due to the diversity and quality of their musical offerings.

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: A good vocal sound starts with a good recording, and a good recording is a combination of mic technique, confidence and microphone choice. I mean, there are thousands of little tips but getting a good vocal sound starts with those thing and if you don't have em, nothing in post is gonna make it work.

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Indie rock/indie pop and hip hop more the most part.

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: My patience and laidback nature. I do not butt heads in a studio environment and can easily read when my input is wanted and when it isn't.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I typically like to have my influence on the sonic characteristics of a song. Whether its crafting interesting guitar tones, getting a unique drum sound, or giving a new perspective on vocals. I often hear little melody changes and ways to make chord progressions more interesting, as well as harmonies and adding in small sounds to fill out a production.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: Whats typical? Depends on the artist and the music. I suppose you have to zoom out a bit, but generally its best to make sure the song in its most basic form is hitting all the aspects it needs to before we get into recording. During recording, its making sure we are getting the sound we want and spending time making sure its as good as it can be - I am not a fan of trying to work around a poorly captured sounds in post. If you spend the time in the recording stage, then mixing and finalization is a breeze.

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I have a couple spaces to work out of, my homebase is at Spice House Sound. It is an immaculately designed space where we have curated a nice selection of vintage and modern gear as well as top of the line conversion and wiring. Tracking in here is a joy, because I know the space so well and its designed with efficiency in mind there is a lot less time spent on set up than other places. My other spot is a small production studio I built with a partner after college, its a great little room for vocals or overdubs and we keep a high quality signal chain to maintain a high standard. I also do sessions out of the Boom Room.

  37. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  38. A: I am a big fan of Jon Congleton and Rob Schnapf as both producers and mix engineers, but really I enjoy music and records that push boundaries and have a unique sonic aesthetic.

  39. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  40. A: I mostly do recording and mixing, and sprinkle in production when asked.

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Natural Mysery - Stereo League

I was the Producer, Recording + Mixing Engineeer in this production

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  • Custom BSA M250 tube microphone
  • vintage Spectra Sonics 610
  • Distressor EL8-X
  • custom 864 variMU tube compressor
  • modified altec 438 variMU
  • Shadow Hills Mono Gama Preamp
  • API 512c preamps. Access to the full gear list at www.spicehousesound.com
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