Cheapsk8 Studios, LLC

Professional Recording Studio

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Professional Recording Studio with High End gear and decades of experience! Our Recording Studio is your one-stop spot for all of your professional audio needs. We offer an individual working environment that allows artists and bands to focus on their creative and artistic processes.

Cheapsk8 Studios is a recording studio that provides top quality, professional audio and video recording, mixing, editing, and mastering. We focus on what you already sound like, and/or the style you are looking for, and we pay close attention to capturing the best material from your performance. We can offer guidance, as well as helpful tips and advice when applicable.

We strive to get the best results possible, while still focusing on our client's wishes, needs, and budgets.

Commitment to excellence is our standard, not our goal.

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Interview with Cheapsk8 Studios, LLC

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

  2. A: To be filled in on another day. :-)

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

  4. A: As of 4-22-2022... An album from a local rock band, a demo for a local metal band, and a "bar demo" for a local gigging band.

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

  6. A: Not that we know of.

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

  8. A: Quality sound and experience

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

  10. A: The versatility of music and people that we get to meet and hear and work with.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: What is our rate? The current rate at that time.

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

  14. A: That we can just "fix it" in the mix. The best way for anything to end "right" is for it to "be right" in the first place.

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

  16. A: What is the purpose or end goal for the song or project? Where will it be delivered?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: Make sure that the engineer or studio you choose has a clear and full understanding of what your looking for and how to deliver that from their facility.

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

  20. A: A desert island??? Something to make drinkable water with!!!

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

  22. A: I come from a family of musicians and have been playing music myself since after I turned 7. I took professional music lessons at home every 2 weeks and learned music theory and how to read sheet music fluently. Started with the accordion, played coronet in middle school, toyed with flutes and clarinets throughout the entire time, switched to guitar at 14, got into recording and live sound by age 16, and never stopped! That would make it 42 years that I have been doing this!

  23. Q: How would you describe your style?

  24. A: Open and adaptive while still always applying sonic quality and studio professionalism.

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

  26. A: Dave Grohl. Why Dave? Because he seams to be a close match in capability and knowledge, (as a musician, engineer, and producer) that I would just love to trade knowledge and jams with!!!

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

  28. A: Get the sound you are looking for and want out of EACH microphone/preamp AND sound-source BEFORE you commit to recording.

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

  30. A: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soft Rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Punk, Singer / Songwriter...

  31. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  32. A: This is a hard question to answer as I have very many skills that I am strong and fluent at... the ones that I apply here? They are my: musician abilities, sound and recording experience and knowledge, problem solving.

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

  34. A: An open mind and ear to add or enhance the creativity and sonic elements of what is brought before me to hear. Expertise in timing and harmonies. As well as different opinion and view from another fellow musician (myself). Being that I have played several instruments in my life, as well as have played out live... I have played MANY styles and genre's of music throughout my life, both covers and originals, this gives me a deep memory of experience and history to make use of and share.

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

  36. A: We like to do things in a stepped procedure. We usually try to do a recording that is both, a road map for the song, as well as the actual drum tracks, (no re-recording the drums, if possible). This allows for more options, and cleaner tracks. Once all tracking is finished for all songs, we then start with the edits and corrections. Then onto mixing and sound contouring. Once everyone is happy and signed off with all work up to date, then Mastering.

  37. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  38. A: Our recording studio is equipped with high-end preamps and channel strips, teamed up with a great selection of great sounding microphones, and fed through our Mastering grade Lynx interface, monitored through a Mastering grade monitor controller, with 3 sets of top quality studio monitors. It has a separate room for drums with a studio kit in place, a live room with amps and speaker cabinets and instruments, and an isolation/vocal room, plus a control room. Full talent "more me" monitoring controls by Hearback Technologies.

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

  40. A: Musicians? WOW! We would need a HUGE section to truly list them all! But, to name a few: Randy Rhoads, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Al DiMiola, Neil Peart, Buddy Rich... Production pros: Glenn Fricker, Dave Pensado, Vance Powell, Warren Huart, (plus a few more)!

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

  42. A: We are most known for recording, mixing, editing, and mastering for bands and all musicians. We provide a great recording studio and an engineer with well over 35 years of experience in sound and studio.

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I was the recording and mixing engineer in this production

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  • Lynx
  • Universal Audio
  • Motu
  • API
  • Antelope
  • Neumann
  • Telefunken
  • AKG
  • Shure
  • Presonus
  • Adam Audio
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