We are an Austin studio offering select remote services. Formally educated in audio and personally mentored by studio legends Tim Palmer and C.J. Eiriksson, we are qualified to provide the highest quality studio services. Currently working on a project with world-class musicians including Biréli Lagrène, Alex Ruiz, and others.
Have you tracked a bunch of great material and aren't sure what to do with it next? Have you recorded a great vocalist and want premium results for you and your client? Whether it's one track or a whole session, consider sending me your material to be professionally comped, edited, and tuned. All editing includes timing adjustments and overall organization.
We are a Pro Tools shop offering remote editing, comping, and vocal tuning services. Rates are $45 / hour. Our primary editing engineer has over 4,000 hours of professional experience comping, editing, tuning, and preparing material for mix. We are in routine collaboration with local mix engineers such as Tim Palmer. We are working or have worked recently with the following notable musicians:
Biréli Lagrène - guitar virtuoso
Alex Ruiz - distinct vocals in several Robert Rodriguez films
Fausto Beccalossi - Al Di Meola's band, World Sinfonia
Pablo Alsan - bass player for Astor Piazzola
Chris Church - Jesse Cook's band
Hector Del Curto - bandoneon virtuoso
Please take a moment to listen to the demo track. All vocals, guitars, drums, bandoneon, bass, duduk, sound fx, were comped, edited and tuned by me, some tracks mixed by Tim Palmer:
00:00 - Old Piano, Trumpet, Sound FX
00:26 - Blue Bear - **vocals only
00:46 - Biréli Lagrène
01:14 - Sonora Sideshow
02:11 - Arturyan - duduk soloist
02:44 - SS
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Brazos Audio Productions
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I briefly interview the client (phone or email is fine). I clarify the tempo, the key, whether or not the band played together or separately, whether they used a click, what the feel of the overall project is, what are good reference tracks for the feel of the song, etc. EDITING: When beginning to edit, I organize the tracks first. If editing the entire song, I will begin with drums and bass. If the tracks were recorded to a click, I will seek to bring the drums and bass into alignment with the tempo and ensure that it still sounds natural. Along the way, I will replace bad-quality bass notes, drum hits, melodic notes on violin, guitar solos, with other notes found in the same track. I will splice the replacement parts / notes in perfectly, with perfect timing. You won't notice except that the part will sound better. After completing each track, set of tracks, or entire song, I will listen through the entire song multiple times in speakers and headphones to make a punch-list. After fixing the items on the punch list, I will listen again to ensure everything is complete. I send the completed work to the client and welcome any revisions. TUNING: For proper, transparent tuning, I use a combination of tools, including editing in better vowels that are closer to pitch before beginning actual tuning. I use built-in Pro Tools Elastic Audio tuning, Melodyne, and others as needed. The goal is a tight sounding part that sounds like it was played or sung that way. It is necessary for tuning to know the key of the song and if possible to get a chart of the melody (not required, but very helpful).
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: A combination of both! These days you don't have to settle for one or another. Tape saturation on the front end, and the editing / mixing ability of Pro Tools, then analog summing amps / mixers on the back end. The best productions incorporate both analog and digital.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work on a very wide variety of music. Blues, World, Country, Pop, Rock, Indie, Singer / Songwriter, etc.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I have a knack for hearing pitch and timing. I am also a good communicator, and will work to understand your needs and make sure you get what you are looking for.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring good timing, good pitch, a natural feel, and inspired sounding performances.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: 3 rooms. Live room for tracking. Control / Mix Room. Editing room. Equipment Highlights: Wunder Audio CM7 microphone, Neumann KM184's, La Chapelle 2 channel tube pre-amp, UA-610 2 channel tube pre, Manley 2 channel tube pre, Studer A-827 2 inch tape machine (w/ custom 8 track head), Endless Analog CLASP, Avid HD I/O, Toft ATB-32, Dangerous 2Bus, Focal Monitors, Mac Pro running Pro Tools HD. Bunch of expensive headphones.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I comp and edit drums, bass, vocals, guitar solos, etc. for quality and timing. I also tune vocals, bass, and other melodic tracks (violin, cello, duduk, etc.). My combination of precise editing and meticulous tuning produces tight, professional sounding tracks.