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What our clients say

Stacy Lee

STACY LEE

The best decision I made when it came to recording my full length album was choosing Owen Sartori as my producer!  I had met with a few local producers, all were qualified and seemed very nice, however when I sat down with Owen something just felt right.  Call it musical chemistry if you will, we were on the same page about every aspect of the project we discussed at our first meeting.  It was then I knew I had found my producer.

 

At our preproduction meetings he listened to what I wanted, helped me figure out exactly what my vision was, started developing ideas of how he was going to make that vision possible and was completely engulfed and excited about my music.  Which, let’s be honest, is exactly how a person who you’re about to give creative control over songs you’ve spent heartache and tears on should do!

 

When recording started he brought in some of the best musicians, he was patient, always enthusiastic and I never felt unwelcome or unworthy.  Even when we didn’t completely agree on things he was always respectful saying things like “just let the idea sink in a bit, if you ultimately don’t like it or want it, we won’t put it in” or “This is your album, nothing you don’t want will be on it.”  I will say this, there were very few times I came back and said no to any of his ideas!

 

He knows just what to say to get the best out of all the musicians and vocalists he works with.  It’s such a joy to watch him work, he gets so excited like a kid in a candy store.  The only bad part about working with Owen…not getting to work with him once the album was completed.

 

Owen is a genius and a wizard at his craft. He is a true professional.  Anyone I know who is interested in recording I send to him.  He took every song on my album to a level that surpassed my every expectation!  He is an amazing producer and icing on the cake is that he is a down right fantastic human being!  It was such a pleasure to work with him and I look forward to the day we can work on another project together.

PAUL MICHELL

Owen Sartori is a total class act and by far the best producer I have worked with. Kind, caring, patient, driven and truly professional. Besides his “ready, set go!” work ethic, his ability to work in a variety of different genres exemplifies his extraordinary ear.

 

Owen never overbearingly takes over an artist’s project, but rather works alongside the artist’s strengths to create artistic yet commercial pieces of work which could easily be played next to any major label artist on the radio while simultaneously keeping the artist’s identity intact.


Owen is impeccably well-versed in all the modern technology needed to produce your next project. One of the most rewarding parts of the recording process while recording my single was the fact that Owen not only talked through technology with me and made sure every single element was more than “alright” but PERFECT. I highly recommend working with Owen Sartori on your next project.

Paul Michell
Shalo Lee

SHALO LEE

Owen is the true renaissance man of music; he excels as a writer, producer, engineer, and has worked tirelessly to make every element of our project shine.

 

Owen has been a wonderful partner to work alongside, with the patience of a good-humored saint, and the work ethic to match.  I couldn’t have possibly asked for more, his results are incredible, and I cannot wait to start our next project.

TIM TWEEDY, SILKY MARIE

When we were ready to record our debut album, we toured five studios in the Twin Cities. Our tour stopped the moment we walked into F5 SoundHouse and met Owen Sartori and Davide Raso.

 

With this being our first album, we had only the most basic idea of what this project would involve. It turns out we really had no idea at all. Producing an album was a much more ambitious goal than we realized. Thankfully, we had F5 on our side.

 

In our wildest dreams we couldn’t have expected how well our material has been represented with F5. The skill and precision Owen and Davide gave to bring our music to life was above and beyond anything we could have hoped for.

 

To tackle this project the right way, we needed more than just the rental of studio time. We needed to engage a qualified, professional production team to enrich our music and make it bigger than we could on our own. F5 did that incredibly well.

 

Being musicians as well as producers, these guys had so much to offer beyond recording. We consulted with them during the pre-production phase and ended up saving an enormous amount of time during tracking and post-production. We drew on Owen’s vast knowledge of drums, his patient vocal coaching, and Davide’s ability to create a thick, heavy rock guitar tone to build the massive sound you hear all throughout our album.

 

These guys practically became part of our band. And because of them, our album is something special.

 

Thanks again boys. You’re the best.

Tim Tweedy
Andriana Lehr

ANDRIANA LEHR

Upon meeting both Davide and Owen, I knew F5 would be the place I wanted to do my next record. Not only do they have years of engineering and songwriting experience between them, they also have a studio that is well set up and equipped with excellent gear.

 

They both conduct themselves extremely professionally, always keeping the end goal in mind. From the beginning they expressed an ideal of collaboration, all while being respectful of the song, instrumentation, and my voice, always trying to frame and portray them in the best way possible.

 

I brought in a song I had been stuck on for a little over a year, and within two hours, they helped to shape and finish the song, streamlining the story line, and spicing up the tonality with different chord inversions. I greatly look forward to having them produce and engineer my next record, knowing that all aspects of the process are in good hands.

TRACY PERRY, JR  |  PERRY PROJECT

I reached out to F5 with a bunch of demos and a goal to record my first full-length album. Being as I am an independent musician, it was extremely important for me to find a team that felt both genuinely interested in my vision and also to feel the amount of passion I had for the project.

 

When I came in and explained my project to Owen and Davide, they took the time to chat with me and to hear what some of my main influences were. We also discussed what direction we thought the project as a whole should take.

 

One of my main concerns before pursuing my project further was I just moved into town and did not have anyone I knew to play the other instruments that the tracks would require. Davide and Owen were quick to reassure me that this was a non-issue. The reason being is they themselves are not only great engineers and producers, they just happen to also be stellar musicians who have legit contacts with other musicians, some very well known in the industry too.

 

Overall, what mattered to me the most was an environment I looked forward to creating in and with people I felt undoubtedly had the know-how to produce an album of the same quality you can hear on the radio. F5 helped achieve this beyond my wildest dreams.

 

If you are in the same boat as I was and are ready to take your project to that next level, I highly recommend reaching out to these guys.

Tracy Perry
Jennings Buri

JENNINGS BURI

Working with F5 Sound House has been a positive experience all around. They have the knowledge and experience to make you sound better then you actually are. They’re not my first choice for recording in Minneapolis/St.Paul, they’re my ONLY choice. Plus I made some great friends.

JAMEY WORLEY for DEVON WORLEY

Our journey with F5 studios began over five years ago when our daughter, Devon Worley was twelve years old.  She had a very strong interest in writing original music and was already performing live at small local venues.  A mutual friend connected us with Davide Raso and Owen Sartori.  We decided to hire the pair to produce Devon’s first EP.  The process was smooth and professional.  Devon was very young and inexperienced but Davide and Owen found a way to connect with her.  We both found the process fun and exciting.  The final product was fantastic.  The professional product we finished with was a major factor in launching Devon’s local career.  It established her as a serious local musician.  The song Copycat Girl was also on local radio.  What a thrill!

 

After a few years of touring and singing, the time had come for Devon to do a full album.  We called Davide and Owen right away.  All three -Davide, Owen and Devon collaborated on writing.  Owen worked with Devon for over a year and taught her how to craft a song.  The team effort from all involved produced an album that to this day receives critical acclaim and has multiple tracks on rotation on local and regional radio stations.  Silver Creek was nominated for five ICOMA (Independent Country Music Association) awards including album of the year.  The release of the album Silver Creek, which was produced by Davide Raso and Owen Sartori of F5 Studios, elevated Devon from a local artist to a regional touring act being hired by some of the largest regional music events in the mid-west.  DJ’s across the mid-west comment on how great the tracks sound and we NEVER have a problem getting them on the radio.

 

As Devon’s manager and mother I could not recommend F5 highly enough to anyone looking to produce an independent album here in the Twin Cities.  The professionalism and quality are second to none and the price is actually quite affordable.  Two thumbs way, way up for F5 Studios.

Jamey and Devon Worley
Raelyn Hunnicut

RAELYN HUNNICUT

I worked with F5 SoundHouse this past summer and it was one of the most amazing experiences I have had in my music career! The guys at F5 SoundHouse are so down to Earth and fun to work with. Owen and Davide are amazing musicians! While I was with them, we worked on two songs. Owen and Davide were easy to relate to and put me immediately at ease and we ended up writing two amazing heartfelt songs. I loved working with these guys and I cannot wait to go back to write more songs and record the songs we wrote in the studio.

 

If you are looking for a great musical experience, I would HIGHLY recommend the F5 SoundHouse! They made songwriting so much fun and taught me so much in the process. Davide’s and Owen’s love for music shines though as they work with you as an artist as well as when they talk about their love for their job. I am so blessed to have gotten to work with Owen and Davide and I cannot wait to go back and work with them in the future!

BRI INGRAM

If you are looking for a place to produce your record or need assistance with songwriting I highly recommend F5 SoundHouse.

 

After working together for a year on my EP I’m so happy with the results of my project. Their genuine and passionate approach is supported well by the talent each possess along with great instincts and stellar musician contacts in the industry.

 

The fun and diverse dynamic Owen and Davide bring to the table provide clients with support, direction, experience and humor! I always felt my vision was heard and guided the very best way for final results.

 

They take the time to know clients and coach them thru any insecurities or concerns in a patient and genuine way. They also personalize everything to their clients  needs and because of the trust established the results speak for themselves. Today I not only consider Owen and Davide amazing producers, songwriters, and musicians, but great friends.

Bri Ingram
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