Apricot Music is a high quality digital recording studio based in the small town of Saint Marys, PA. We are honored to have a very loyal clientele in a quaint setting.
In our studio, we produce multi-track recordings for musical groups, recording artists and songwriters. We take pride in our imperceptible editing techniques which serve to preserve the original creative concept of the musician.
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- Crazy Mahaney - Art in My Head (2001)
- Drunk - Dead Body Man 2 Soundtrack (2005)
- Market Street Heroes/Havana Affair - Ramones Covers (2009)
- Beaver Squeezer - Hung Like A Rat (demo) (2010)
- Black Hand Night - See The Cheat (2012)
- Beaver Squeezer - Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide (2013-2014)
- Deth Rattle - 2015 EP (demo) (2015)
- Victors/CJ5/Give Me Water - various jam sessions & live shows (2015-2017)
- A Sax Christmas (2016)
- Hog Hoffman - 3 songs (2017)
- Zak Breniman - Elk County Desperado (2017)
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Interview with Apricot Music
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Typical clients of mine are full bands with real acoustic drums, guitars, bass and vocals. They bring their musical creations to my studio where I multitrack record, edit, and mix down to produce a full album.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I have a mentor who is seasoned in old-school style live sound reinforcement, and a good friend friend at a top mastering house. It's amazing how much we can learn and teach all at once.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: At the heart of my studio I am running Presonus Studio One as my DAW on a quad core iMac. I am linking that with a Presonus interface and an Alesis HD24. My mix board is a Mackie which has nice clean preamps with a lot of headroom. It is a board that would normally be used for live sound but I have it routed mainly for monitoring and in a way that provides zero latency. I use JBL monitors, and a growing collection of outboard processors and microphones.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I like to get an idea of what my client has in mind as their end goal. Then we track, overdub, then edit if and when needed. I like to think of mixing as enhancement only. I prefer to have mastering done at a mastering house mainly to get one last set of professional ears on a project before it goes public.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: In addition to basic mixing techniques to enhance clarity and tonality, I also really like to create more excitement in songs by altering its overall dynamics.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Rock n Roll, Metal, Punk Rock
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Inspire to play music as if there's no mixing, then mix as if there's no mastering.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Proper microphone placement and use, capturing raw performances accurately then fixing minor performance imperfections with small edits so that a listener would never be able to tell.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I really enjoy inspiring young energetic musicians rather than seasoned veterans, because they are always overjoyed when they hear their music played back in high quality. It really takes me back and reminds me of the reason I wanted to do this in the first place.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Roll with it.