What questions do you ask prospective clients?
We discuss direction, scope and, of course, budget. We have the variety of rooms to fit the needs of almost any type of client.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
First and foremost, Understand the role of everyone involved and make sure agreements are in place that reflect their contribution....from "work for hire" to "producer points",
How would you describe your style?
We adjust our "style" to the artist. It's important to us to get the best possible sound from the beginning and no to rely on trying to fix it in the box.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Various: Contemporary Christian, Pop, EDM, Gospel, Country, Rock, Reggae Country, . It's not about the style but how to record what the artist brings.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
Beatles, Sting, Rupert Neve, Alan Parsons, Andrew Scheps, Foals, Kings of Leon, Jack White.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
Hewlett Studios mostly does tracking and mixing in our A room. The B room is for production and vocal tracking.
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
Jon Langston "All Eyes on Us" and our current project, Treehive "Sunday Vacation".
What are you working on at the moment?
Treehive "Sunday Vacation". Also, other BSE clients.
Analog or digital and why?
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
We promise to provide a safe and creative workplace with the best gear currently on the market.
What do you like most about your job?
Meeting creative and incredible people and taking their ideas from concept to conclusion.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
How long have you been open?
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
The we don't exists. ;)
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
1) Rupert Neve Designs 5088 Shelford Console (LOADED)
2) UA 1176
3) Telefunken ELAM A 250
4) Augspurger Duo 8's
5) Gibson 335
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Sting. So much experience and the challenge of having producing to his standard would be a very rewarding challenge.
Can you share one music production tip?
Don't get in the way of the music.
What's your strongest skill?
Dealing with people and their needs. Sometimes they don't know their own needs.
What do you bring to a song?
Quality of recording and production.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Comfortable but it promotes workflow. Gear includes Telefunken ELA M 250,
Neuman U87Ai (2),
Shure SM7B (2),
, Telefunken CU 29 “Copperhead”,
Sennheiser MD421 II (4)
CAD Equitech II (2),
Telefunken Drum Mic Kit,
Sennheiser e-906RND 5060 Centerpiece
, Antelope Orion 32,
SSL XL-HD MADI Delta Link,
RND Portico II Channel Strip (2),
API The Channel Strip (2),
Universal Audio 4-710D,
Universal Audio La-610 (2),
Chandler TG2 Abbey Road, RND 5059 Satellite,
RND 517 Preamps(2),
SSL VHD Preamps(2),
Ingram 500 series pre/comp (2),
RTZ 500 series pre/comp (2),
Shadow Hills Stereo Comp, Obsidian Stereo Comp