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defMEDIA

RECORDING STUDIO
STUDIO SERVICES
PRODUCING

Producing is guiding the Artist through the various phases of the recording process. A Producer may help solidify a song arrangement, select the proper studio musicians, make sure the Artist is comfortable and "at ease" in the studio. Getting the best arrangement and recording of a song, and making the Artist happy is what I take pride in as a Producer. 

RECORDING

Recording has come a long way since "direct to vinyl" back in the 1940's. Today, almost every studio (and home studio) uses computers to record digitally. I started recording audio, overdubbing, and mixing when I was 12 years old with two cassette tape decks. I have recorded over 40 albums from all styles of music. Maybe you're next to record at defMEDIA?

EDITING

Editing in the DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) is pretty cool. I must say, I love editing! What is editing? Well, things like changing the arrangement or tempo of a song AFTER it has been recorded, removing lip smacking and heavy breaths from singers tracks. Fixing a bad bass note. Editing multiple drum tracks to "feel" right. It's amazing to hear "before and after" versions of songs. The "after" version usually sound tighter and cleaner but still has "the feel."

MIXING

One of my favorite jobs is mixing an album that I didn't record or have even heard before. I have several clients out of state that send me their tracks and I mix them. To me, mixing is mostly about tones and frequencies in the recorded tracks that sound pleasing to your ears (or NOT). Adding dynamics and space to different aspects of a song is part of it also. Mixing a song can take a couple of hours or weeks depending on the material. When it is done... boy does that sound sweet to the ear!

MASTERING

Mastering is the process of making your song or album sound as professional as possible. A collection of songs must flow from one to another without any strange things catching your ear. I use very sophisticated software to Master my clients' works. Below are some of my clients.

SOUND DESIGN

Sound design is the process of specifying, acquiring, manipulating or generating audio elements. It is employed in a variety of disciplines including filmmaking, television production, theatre, sound recording and reproduction, live performance, sound art, post-production, radio, and video game software development. Okay, I lifted that from Wikipedia. But, now you know.

 
AUDIO EXAMPLES
POP ROCK
SINGER/SONGWRITER
FOUR CHORDS - Gilbert Neal
00:00 / 00:00
HERE IN MY BED - Kelly Neff
00:00 / 00:00

Produced, Edited, Mixed, Mastered by Darrell Nutt

Produced, Mixed, Mastered, Drums by Darrell Nutt

JAZZ
SEPTEMBER IN THE RAIN - Bev Parker
00:00 / 00:00

Edited, Mixed, Mastered by Darrell Nutt

BLUES
DROP OF YOU - Gilbert Neal
00:00 / 00:00
LIKE TEN THOUSAND SUNS - Susie Hulcher
00:00 / 00:00

Produced, Edited, Mixed, Mastered by Darrell Nutt

Mixed, Drums by Darrell Nutt

LONELY WHEN YOUR GONE - Kim Page
00:00 / 00:00

Produced,  Mixed, Drums by Darrell Nutt

R & B
BELIEVE - Sarah Hadeka
00:00 / 00:00

Produced, Mixed, Drums by Darrell Nutt

ASHES IN THE STREET - Emily Bronzini
00:00 / 00:00

Produced, Mixed, Mastered, Drums by Darrell Nutt

B CUZ UR MINE - Heather Brooks
00:00 / 00:00

Produced, Mixed, Mastered by Darrell Nutt

 
STUDIO GEAR

DRUMS

YAMAHA STAGE CUSTOM
24", 22". 18" BASS DRUMS
8", 10", 12", 14" TOMS

 

YAMAHA MANU KATCHE KIT
16" BASS DRUM - 10", 13" TOMS - 12" SNARE

VARIOUS SNARE DRUMS - 10" - 14"

CYMBALS

MEINL BYZANCE

20" & 18" DUAL CRASH-RIDE

14" DUAL HATS

 

AMEDIA GALATA SERIES -
12", 14", 16", 19" RIDE, 14" HATS
16" EFX
18" & 19" CRASHES

PERCUSSION

LP CONGAS & BONGOS

VARIOUS SHAKERS, TAMBOURINES,

BLOCKS, COWBELLS, SFX, CHIMES, DJEMBE

COMPUTER

Apple iMac 2020

Apple iMac 2014

SOFTWARE

CUBASE 12 PRO

PROTOOLS (upon request)

SLATE DIGITAL BUNDLE

WAVES GOLD

WAVES SSL4000

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE 13

EAST WEST COMPOSER CLOUD
IZOTOPE SUITE

ABLETON LIVE SUITE

BAND-IN-A-BOX

I proudly play YAMAHA Drums and

GOODWOOD Drumsticks by Vater.

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PREAMPS & MONITORS

FOCUSRITE CLARETT 8PREX
FOCUSRITE CLARETT OCTOPRE

FOCAL SOLO6 BE

DYNAUDIO BM5 mkIII

MACKIE HR824

MICROPHONES

AVANTONE CV-12
WARM AUDIO WA-47
AKG 414 B-ULS

AKG D112

AUDIO TECHNICA 4047

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3528 (2)

EARTHWORKS DM20 (3)

EARTHWORKS SR25 (2)
SENNHEISER MD421 (3)

SHURE BETA 52 (2)

SHURE SM57 (3)
SHURE SM7B (2)

OCTAVA MK-012-01

CUSTOM SUB KICK MIC

SLATE ML-1

DRUMSTICKS by VATER
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STUDIO RATE
$

Payment is due at the end of each session by credit card*, paypal*, venmo, apple cash, cash, check or any online money transfer service*.

FLAT HOURLY

(*) payment methods subject to 4% transaction fee.

 
 65/hr
 
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