We could say that we "do it all," but our focus is really on three things.
If your goal is to write and record your new radio-ready single, EP or album, and you need an experienced team to get you there, look no further. Our award-winning producer/engineer team can take you through the ENTIRE process from beginning to end - Pre-production, Production, Tracking, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering. In the end, you’ll have a product that can sonically compete with the hits you hear on the radio today.
The Owner/Producers at F5 SoundHouse are not only well-trained engineers and mixers, they are award-winning songwriters with a combined 70+ years of professional writing experience. They have worked with creatives of all experience levels, from Grammy winners and Fortune 500 Companies to up-and-coming singer/songwriters like you! It doesn't matter if you're an experienced writer or if this is your first time. If you've ever wanted to collaborate with industry pros, this is your opportunity.
Finding success as a musician isn't as easy as writing great songs or being a great performer. It's a complicated landscape, where knowing the ins and outs of the industry is absolutely essential. Every artist we work with, whether it's simply for songwriting or producing a full-length record, receives insights and guidance from accomplished, seasoned veterans of the music industry.
Top-to-bottom realization of your songs, your style and your vision.
In any successful project, communication is key. Before we can be on the same page, we first need to speak the same language. Here are our six stages of the music-making process: Pre-production, Production, Engineering, Editing, Mixing, and Mastering.
Before any successful project can be launched, you need to be prepared. What’s the end-goal of the project? How many songs should we do, and which make for the most cohesive record? What’s the instrumentation on each song? What recording style are you looking for? Where’s the bathroom? These questions and more will be answered in preproduction.
A Music Producer isn’t just some dude who can make “(ph)fat beats(z).” He’s actually like a project manager, musical director, creative consultant and extra band member all wrapped into one very important person. If you’re looking for an experienced voice to help you take your project to the “next level,” but who won’t try to change who you are… then what you are really looking for is a good producer.
“How the heck did you get that to sound so awesome?” Just ask the engineer! Mic placement, tracking and recording, file management, editing and generally making you sound like a million and three bucks. That’s the engineer’s job. It goes way beyond that, of course. You need a touch of computer geek, a dash of amateur electrician and a smidge of fine-artist to be a great engineer.
We know that you’re a perfect musical specimen. I can’t even believe we’re bringing this up… But just in case the unthinkable happens and we don’t get flawless takes every time we hit the record button, that’s ok. We know how to delicately and naturally massage each track so your reputation for immaculate musicianship will go untarnished. (Joking aside, we really can make your tracks rock-solid.)
There’s no mystery why many musicians are often great cooks as well. It’s that combination of skill and artistry, the balance of flavors, the hint of spice and melding of the sweet and savory that makes a great final product. The “head chef” of the audio world is the mixing engineer. His job is to take all of the song’s ingredients and create a sonic feast! Now who’s hungry?!?
This may be one of the most important, yet most overlooked steps in the recording process. Mastering is the art of preparing a final mix to sonically compete in the international marketplace. It's a relatively new service that we offer here at F5 SoundHouse, and we're excited to prepare your new record for the world (and CD manufacturers!)
Our songwriting team has worked with and for Grammy winners, Gold/Platinum record recipients and fortune 500 companies. We’ve been doing this sort of thing for decades. Let us help! Don’t worry. We work with writers of all experience levels, from artists with years on the road to aspiring writers who need help getting their ideas down on paper… and on “tape.”
Sound like fun? We think so, too. Let us know if you’d like us to be part of your writing team.
Music can be a tough industry. Artists these days have to wear many hats, and the fact is, you don’t know what you don’t know. Built into our production process are insights on complicated topics that will help your career like copyright law, royalties, licensing and publishing, as well as modern tricks of the trade for promoting your music. While we don’t offer artist mentorship as a stand-alone service, we have woven it into our music production process.
Our team has made a commitment to education, which has become an integral part of what we do for every artist who comes to F5.