Tapwater Productions

World Class Mixing & Mastering

8 Reviews (2 Verified)
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In your face urban pop mixing & mastering services from a Detroit Music Award winning engineer. We add the warmth, sparkle and punch to your song to help it stand out above the crowd.

Tapwater Productions is a full service music production facility located in downtown Detroit. We specialize in professional mixing and mastering services as well as production and original music composition. Whether you’re still brainstorming or have a nearly completed project, we will work hard to exceed all your expectations.

Our state of the art studio is well suited to handle independent as well as major label projects. We are constantly upgrading our equipment and facilities to stay ahead of today’s ever-changing professional music and audio industries.

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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by Brian Blue

    This is the second project I've done @ Tapwater with Dilan, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Dilan is a talented engineer and super responsive. Great experience (again)!

  2. Review by Brian Blue

    Working with Dilan was a pleasure. His studio is clean and in a great location in downtown Detroit, and he's a very talented and responsive professional. A+ experience the entire way. Looking forward to working with him again!

  3. Review by Olin Ezra

    No B.S. Dilan provides excellent insight and technique. One of the best in the D. VERY Reliable, and true to his word. Top notch mixing and production.

  4. Review by Costa Dedes

    Dilan Wade (Technologist) has created the perfect environment to capture sound in the Detroit area at Tapwater Productions. His univasive approach along with his expertise, and excellent equipment have made Tapwater Productions my only recording studio need. Your sound will be crispy and thanks to his experience, it'll be finished quickly as well.

  5. Review by Hugo

    The environment Dilan sets up is the perfect blend of professional and chill to me. Super easy to work with and a talented engineer. Great price, great space, and great work ethic. Go ahead and hit him up lol

  6. Review by Joshua Engel

    Our band, Pineapple Hill's experience at Tapwater was incredible. Dilan recorded, mixed, and mastered our very first album, and we could not be more pleased. You will get the most out of every second spent in the studio, and the price is far below the highest quality of service provided. We recorded live and could not be happier with the results.

  7. Review by Cal Wu

    I've been recording at Tapwater productions for 3 years now and I refuse to use another studio. It has everything you need for digital and analog recording. The studio works well with bands, rappers, a group, you name it. As well as great mastering and mixing services.

  8. Review by Trevor Ingram

    I worked with Tapwater Productions for my debut mixtape “Black Sheep”. Dilan always had my material mixed on time, no delays, no excuses and is alwys glad to make alterations if needed. Tapwater Productions is my go-to company for mixing!

Interview with Tapwater Productions

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

  2. A: I've been a musician since the age of 5 and have been working in the professional music production industry for over 15 years.

  3. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  4. A: Both! Analog has a depth and vibe that has yet to be accurately simulated. Digital has the precision for the most demanding work. I integrate both digital and analog equipment in my productions to get the best of both worlds.

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

  6. A: Clients typically come to me with some type of work in progress. I help the the client clean up and work out any issues with the production as well as mix and master to bring out the clarity and fullness their song deserves.

  7. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  8. A: Deciphering the intention behind the music and processing the audio to best suit that intention.

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

  10. A: Less is more.

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. A: A clean and punchy sound with a Detroit vibe that's dirty in all the right places;)

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  • Outcast
  • Lorde
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Gear Highlights
  • Mac Pro 3.2Ghz 8-Core
  • Genelec 8040a
  • Apogee Symphony I/O
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor
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