F5 SoundHouse | Production
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Production

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.

PRE-PRODUCTION

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 pre-production.

PRODUCTION

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.

ENGINEERING

“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.

EDITING

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.)

MIXING

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?!?

MASTERING

On a serious note, 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. As such, we have too much respect for your project to try to do this ourselves. Luckily, our friend Greg Reierson of Rare Form Mastering is as good as they come. We’ve been working directly with Greg for years, and the results are always top-notch.