Eric Loomis is a Colorado Native who has toured internationally. He also has extensive studio report as a tracking, mixing & mastering engineer. His experience in record production and as a session musician in the genres or Americana, Blues, Bluegrass & Indie Rock have helped artists to define and polish their sound in the studio environment.
I am a recording artist and audio engineer. I have a full-service recording studio in Nashville, TN for recording drums, bass, guitar, acoustic music and vocals. My studio has professional grade equipment and we record in Pro Tools Ultimate. Everything from tracking to editing and tuning are available in house. I also have a selection of analog outboard gear and plugins for mixing.
Whether you have a large budget for an analog mix or need something for a demo that is kept "in the box" and budget conscious, I can give your recordings the professional dimension and polish that you need to be proud of your art!
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"I have worked with Eric on a couple of different projects, and each time has been a great experience. Very professional, yet casual, atmosphere. Our recording/mixing sessions were always focused, fun, and very productive. Eric is a skilled engineer who listens extremely well, and also has valuable input on the project at hand."
"Recording with Eric was great. We showed up and he had everything prepared and ready to go. Set up went quickly and any issues that came up were dealt with expertly and efficiently. He was very attentive, patient, and calm even when tracking got stressful. I was impressed with his knowledge of the equipment and the process. The tracks and edits ca
"Eric is a genuine person who knows what he's doing. I felt so comfortable sharing my music with him and was so impressed by his expertise and ability. If you want a professional with a wealth of talent I recommend Eric Loomis!"
Eric Loomis is an all around pro. With his expertise I have released my proudest works including a new EP in July 2015 as well as countless sessions recording vocals and cello for my own clients. In addition, my live shows have never sounded better as when Eric runs sound. You will not be disappointed when hiring Loomis Audio.
Interview with Eric Loomis
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: The heart of my studio setup is a Pro Tools Ultimate rig with Burl Conversion. I have a pair of PMC IB1S-AIII monitors which are controlled by a Coleman Audio MP3H MKii and tuned using a Trinnov ST2. The mix room was professionally designed with local acousticians and studio construction experts. It is a very trustworthy room for judging mixes and getting tones that translate to any listening environment. There is a broad selection of outboard analog gear for getting that "warmth and punch" of your favorite records. I have a Neve VR console that is used for analog summing and stem printing on mixes where the artist wants more of that "iron rich" sound of analog.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. Some projects call for digital, others analog. A hybrid of the two can often get you the best of both worlds.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I am doing something I an truly passionate about. I put my best into every project I work on because I truly love what I do.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That we fix artists mistakes. The recording is only as good as the performance. If you give me a good performance I can make it sound amazing.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: How much experience recording music do they have? What is the purpose of this project? Is it for a personal demo or are you trying to get something on the radio? Different project goals require different approaches.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been playing music from a young age. I started recording in high school with my friends bands and my own projects. I attended college for recording arts and continued to build my setup and work with more artists and producers. I made the move to Nashville after working in the Colorado scene for eight years. I have been doing recording professionally for twelve years.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If I was to share one music production tip it would be to get it right in tracking. Many artists are led to believe that the benefit of digital technology in recording is for fixing problems after they happened. I think the best recordings are made by taking the time to get it right in pre-production and tracking. The preparation of an artist before they even begin recording is the most important step for the best quality final product.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Singer-Songwriter & Indie Rock / Rock & Roll.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I think one of my strongest skills is tone choice and achieving the correct tones for a given project. Understanding the "sonic landscape" of an artists vision and selecting the right performers, instruments, microphones & outboard gear to achieve the right flavors for the project is my favorite part of the process. This is also very important in mixing when choosing outboard/plugin choices and mix style/technique.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I like to try and bring perspective to a song that the artist may have not seen or heard from the drivers seat. My goal in production is not to put my "stamp" or "style" onto an artists recordings but rather listen to the artist's vision and help their sound to grow and blossom in the style that they play naturally.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: My favorite music production professionals include Andrew Scheps, Butch Vig, Mick Guzauski, Butch Walker, Pharrell Williams, Steve Albini, Brian Eno, Rick Rubin & many more...
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common types of work I do for clients are band tracking & editing, vocal tuning & mixing. I am a musician myself so I also work with clients on pre-production & performance on guitar, bass & synth.