Questions and Answers...

Who are you?

 

Just someone that really likes to make records with people… and likes music enough to spend 10+ hours a day listening to it, working on it and thinking about it for as long as I can remember...

What sort of recording do you do?

 

Everything from cutting vocals in living rooms to sessions in some of the finest recording studios in the world

 

What styles of music do you work on?

 

Everything. I have major label credits ranging from Jazz on Concord and Sony Music to Hip Hop on Def Jam to Pop releases for RCA and UMG along with countless Indie Rock and Songwriter releases

 

Can you tune my vocals?

 

Yes, from very natural and unnoticeable pitch correction to hard tuned and effected using a combination of Melodyne, Auto-Tune, and VocAlign 

 

Do you do mobile recording?

 

Yes. I do single mic’d vocal and instrumental overdub recording. I’m down to work outside of a studio on a case by case basis if its right for the project or more convenient for the artist

 

What will you use to record me?

 

My mobile vocal rig consists of a few choice mics: Telefunken 251 E, Manley Cardioid Ref, Shure SM7 and I use a Martech MSS10 preamp and sometimes an 1176 Rev G or LA3A for compression. They’re great tools but then again Sgt Pepper was tracked to a 4 trk and Bird plays a plastic alto on Massey Hall so I’ll use whats available too and find a way to make it work

 

Do you master?

 

Short answer no... but if I mixed it, I can provide a DDP file for streaming along with your deliverables and stems

 

What is the price for….?

 

My hourly is $60. My in studio daily is $500. Mixing usually ranges from $200 for something like a Guitar/Piano+Voc or Beat+Voc to $500 for high track counts with tight deadlines. I also do project rates to help with specific budgets. Making music is always priority one so even if you’re strapped, give me a shout and lets see what we can do

 

Why should I hire you or an engineer at all instead of just recording/mixing/producing myself?

 

I 100% guarantee you that creating a recording or mix with the skill you hear on most major and many indie label releases takes YEARS of experience. You certainly can do it all yourself but compromising any part of the process can mean a song or record that you are unhappy with, tracking that cannot be fixed or a completed project that doesn’t connect with the listener because its too messed up (in a not cool way)

 

How come you know so much?

 

I spent a few thousand hours sitting behind folks like James Farber, Kevin Killen, Godfrey Diamond, Oliver Straus, Jon Kaplan, Steve Addabbo, Hugh Pool, Bassy Bob Brockman and many others learning how to make records while everyone else was out having a good time

 

Will you produce my record?

 

Possibly yes. Let's talk

 

Will you produce a track for me for my song?

 

Probably. Shoot me a demo/voice memo of whatcha got

 

Do you make beats?

 

Yup, some are here: meh beats | BeatStars Profile Hit me up for a custom beatpack if you have something specific in mind

 

Do you play an instrument?

 

Yup. I starting teaching guitar when I was 16 and gigged in NYC playing Jazz and sideman work for a few years before I landed a runner gig at a studio

 

Why is your discography not up to date?

 

Starting in 2020, I’ve asked not to be credited for any engineering or mix work going forward. This keeps focus on the artist's work and vision, not my own deal or ego

 

What is your social media?

 

…so I had Insta many years back but I ditched it and am happier for it and as for FB or anything else, no thank you

 

I’m still not sure about something and have more questions…

 

All good, shoot me an email and ask away

 

How do I get in touch?


You can email me at: mylesturney@gmail.com