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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

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

COMPUTER

Apple iMac 2020

Apple iMac 2014

SOFTWARE

CUBASE 11 PRO

PROTOOLS (opon request)

SLATE DIGITAL BUNDLE

WAVES GOLD

WAVES SSL4000

NATIVE INSTRUMENTS KOMPLETE 8

EAST WEST COMPOSER CLOUD

BAND-IN-A-BOX

PERCUSSION

LP CONGAS & BONGOS

VARIOUS SHAKERS, TAMBOURINES,

BLOCKS, COWBELLS, SFX, CHIMES, DJEMBE

I proudly endorse AMEDIA Cymbals!

PREAMPS & MONITORS

FOCUSRITE CLARETT 8PREX
FOCUSRITE CLARETT OCTOPRE

DYNAUDIO BM5 mkIII

MACKIE HR824

PRESONUS ERIS E4.5

KRK ST6

MICROPHONES

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

AKG D112

AUDIO TECHNICA 4047

AUDIO TECHNICA AT3528 (2)
SENNHEISER MD421 (3)

SHURE BETA 52 (2)

SHURE SM57 (3)

OCTAVA MK-012-01

CUSTOM SUB KICK MIC

I proudly play YAMAHA Drums and

GOODWOOD Drumsticks by Vater.

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STUDIO RATES
$

This option is an hourly rate of $65 and is suited for smaller projects.

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

 75/hr
$

This option provides you with

10 consecutive hours of studio time used within a two day period. This is commonly called studio lockout.

This pricing is only valid when prepaid $750 by credit card*, paypal*, venmo, facebook pay, cash, or check.

 55/hr
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This option provides you with 10 hours of studio time used in consideration of the schedules of the client and engineer and is valid for six (6) months from purchase. This is best suited for medium to large projects such as EP's & full length albums, audio book recording, mixing albums, etc. On the average, a fully produced song could take 10 hours from demo to master.

This pricing is only valid when prepaid $550 by credit card*, paypal*, venmo, facebook pay, cash, or check.

BEST PRICING PREPAY
FLAT HOURLY
EXPEDITED PREPAY

Payment is non-refundable if session hours are not used within six months from purchase.
(*) payment methods subject to 4% transaction fee.

 
 65/hr
 
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CLIENTS AND FRIENDS

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