Recording is a "by appointment only" run studio, which is why we don't
list our address. Unfortunately due to the large number of hacking
attempts, junk and phoney email and tex requests, it takes longer to
sift through who is legitiimate and who isn't. Because of this, I can
no longer answer my phone...so PLEASE LEAVE A MESSAGE. We welcome you to call with any questions you may
have, and consultations about your project are always free.
is the main engineer and musician at Synthesaur, and has been touring
and engineering for 30+ years. He has played in bands that have backed
up artists such as Quicksilver Messenger Service, Chi Coltrane, Jan
& Dean, Blasters, Elvira, Fishbone, Los Lobos, Ian Gillian
(Deep Purple), Jeff Scott Band, Buddy Reed & The Rip It Ups,
and Desperado. He has done recording sessions for Taco Bell, NBC
Triathelon Series, Empathy, Dwight Good & London Philharmonic
Orchestra, Howard Hart, Taboo Zoo, Byron Hopson (Flite), (PostLude),
(Trees of Mystery), AZ, Dave Horn, Todd Schon, Margaret McReynolds,
Selene Miller, Carolyn Bame, Therapeutic Musicians of Flagstaff, La
Bodega Country House, Sun West Media, and many others.
Q. What kind of music
do you do?
A. I produce, engineer, mix and pre-master most
styles of music. My background has taken me everywhere, and has
included Fusion, Funk, Pop, R & B, Gospel, Christian, Dance,
Blues, Country, Rap and Rock. I am currently writing instrumental
world/jazz, rock/fusion and House/Electronica, although this changes
continually as the need arises.
gear do you use?
A. Currently we use a Mac
Pro computer , running
ProTools HD 12, and Reason 10 recording formats on a 3
computer network, and a large sample library of .wav files, and sampler
formats. Outboard gear include T.C. Electronic Finalizer 96k, Omnisphere 2, Izotope
Ozone3, Alloy and Nectar plug-ins, Celemony Melodyne Plug-In, Allen & Heath QU-32 mixing console, HR824 reference
monitors, PreSonus Eureka Mic Preamp, PreSonus ACP88
Compressor/Limiter/Gate, ART MPA Gold Tube Preamp, CAD, Rode,
Sennheiser and Shure mics.
of the Synthesaurs featured at Synthesaur include: Alesis DM-5, EMU
ESI-32 with custom HD, EMU Mo'Phatt, Korg M3R, Korg
Wavestation SR, Korg Krome 73, Roland TD-11 V-Drum kit, Roland D-550, Roland JP-8080,
Roland VR 09, Roland S-550, Roland S-330, Roland U-220, Roland
RD-700, Yamaha DX-7, MAudio Axiom 49. and Yamaha TX-802.
are your rates?
vary per project depending on the
client's needs and the scope of work involved. My basic hourly rates
are $40/hour for recording
and mixing projects. Keyboard tracks are $50 p/hr., Building
backing tracks in for you in Reason are also $50 p/hr. 1 hour minimum
you edit and mix different formats? I've recorded some tracks in ___
(ProTools / Cubase / Acid / DP / Logic) ... or on a (Roland VS880 /
Tascam 238 / Yamaha AW441 etc.), and I want to edit, re-track a few
parts and re-mix the project. Can you do this? What do you need?
the only formats I work in are ProTools & Reason. You can bring
project to me on CDR, flash drive or DVD, and make sure you include all audio files
in a separate folder (i.e. Pro Tools session + Audio Files folder). If
you've recorded tracks on your own DAW (such as a Roland VS880 or
similar HDR), just bring in your machine. I do not handle 2" or other
reel-to-reel tape formats in-house but you can dump it into Pro Tools
at another studio and bring it back to my project studio for additional
tracking, editing & mixing.
can I get hold of you?
A. Please leave a detailed message outlining the specific services you're
interested in & the best time to call you back. My phone number is 928-606-1488. You
can also email me with your project spec's & questions here.
correspondence or questions, email us at Synthesaur Music.