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Any studio recommendations in Cleveland/N Ohio?

Discussion in 'Recording/Live Sound' started by hitchcockblonde, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. hitchcockblonde

    hitchcockblonde Supporting Member

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    I don't know if this is the right forum, so please move this post if that's the case.

    Basic original rawk/indie/power pop band. Guitar/vox (me), bass, keyboard (piano/organ/one synth sound) and drums. We are getting tight fast as a band since I already roughly demo'd everything I wrote in the past. Plus I have some potential allies for pressing and/or distributing any CD 'cos they already like my songs.

    So, we'd like to find a studio where we can record a batch of four songs as demos, then go back in two other sessions a few months apart and do two more batches of four. End result, a 12-song CD.

    More of what we're looking for...

    An engineer who's sympathetic to a rock 'n' roll sound as opposed to more poppy.

    A live-sounding, good-sized room for drums, and someone who likes a simple drum mic setup. Our drummer's a big Bonham fan and plays a 60s Ludwig kit with a 26-inch kick, big toms, big cymbals.

    Good vocal mics and pres.

    Overall a mix a bit like Oasis on What's the Story (Morning Glory) in a way... all the instruments a bit diffused in the mix, kinda like a loud band on a stage in a big room.

    And since the goal is a CD in the end that sounds not to wildly inconsistent, we'll nedd to work with someone who can take good notes and recreate the basic sound from session to session. :)

    Anyone from the Cleveland area have advice? I only recently moved up here so my contacts are next to zero! Thanks...
     
  2. TheArchitect

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    You can try Zeta Recording. Holland Ohio (near Toledo Ohio)

    http://zetamedia.com/

    I have recorded there and Jim is a great guy. I don't know about rates as I just played on the session, I didn't book it.
     
  3. hitchcockblonde

    hitchcockblonde Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the advice, TheArchitect. We're also going to check out Ante Up next week.
     
  4. hdiddy

    hdiddy Supporting Member

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    My best friend owns C-Town sound 216-765-8197
    His name is Jon aka Guggy
    He was an engineer in LA and has worked at Telarc

    Tell Him Hoke sent you
     
  5. MBalmer

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    My band recorded at TrackSix Studios in Cleveland.He has great rates a great place.And Brandon is a great guy.Simple mic set up for the drums also.Stay away from Spider studios those dudes were too pushy and i felt rushed when i was recording there.They seem like the type if your not well know then the hell with ya.

    email info@tracksix.com
     

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