My Studio

Noise Root Studio is my recording studio of choice. It is an excellent acoustic space with state of the art gear. Hundreds of projects have come to life here, and I welcome you to come visit to see if it’d be a good home for your next project.

 
 

Gear

mics

Condenser
-Vintage Telefunken U 47 tube (early 50’s)
-Neumann M 149
-Neumann KM 184 (pair)
-Neumann TLM 103
-AKG C414 XLS (pair)
-Mojave MA-200 (pair)
-Sennheiser MKH 416
-Schoeps CMC6/MK41
Dynamic
-Shure SM7B
-Shure SM57 (a lot)
-Electro Voice RE-20-AKG D12 E
-AKG D112
-Audix D6
-Sennheiser MD 421 (pair)
Ribbon
-Royer R-121
-ShinyBox 46MXC

instruments

Guitars
-Vintage Martin D-35 (1971)
-Rickenbacker 360
-Gibson Les Paul Special
-Fender Banjo
Amps
-Music Man 112 w/NOS tubes
-Fender Prosonic
-Marshall vintage 1960B cab w/Greenbacks
-Ampeg SVT-350 bass amp
-Ampeg SVT-410HE bass cab
Pedals
-Fulltone OCD
-Fulltone Full-Drive 2
-Boss DD-6 Delay
-Holy Grail Reverb
Drums
-Vintage Ludwig Standard 4-piece (1969)
-Zildjian A and Z-Custom Crashes
-Tons of hand percussion toys

  

hardware

Preamps
-Grace m801
-Universal Audio LA-610 Tube
-Millenia HV-3B
-Chameleon Labs 7602 MKII
-SCA N72
-SCA C84
-SCA T15
Dynamics
-Tube-Tech CL 2A
-Empirical Labs Distressor EL8-X
-Drawmer 1968
-Chameleon Labs 7802
-Universal Audio LA-610, T4  Optical
Interface
-Universal Audio Apollo (pair)
Reverb
-Lexicon PCM 91

plug-ins

-UAD
-Waves
-Sound Toys
-FabFilter
-iZotope
-Auto-Tune 8
-Melodyne
-Native Instruments Komplete
-Reason
-and many more...


Recent Projects

Fialta

fialta_NRS

I love these folks. Four incredibly talented multi-instrumentalists and songwriters who make really interesting indie-pop. So far, Noise Root has been the home of two full-lengths and one EP, but tracking sessions for their most recent album "Shadow of a Drought" were some of the most fun and inspired sessions I've ever been a part of. Checkout more at their site...

Bird and Willow

b&w_NRS

A brother-sister duo, making really beautiful and subtle music. We tracked the foundation live at a larger studio, and then brought it back to Noise Root to add a string quartet and additional overdubs. I loved mixing this project as it called for a very open, natural treatment. The songs have range (emotionally and sonically), and I wanted to make sure that translated.  Their bandcamp...

Mitchell Lujan

mj_NRS

Mitchell Lujan has soul from a different era. He clearly has contemporary influences, but there is something about his approach to songwriting and his voice that calls to the days when whole albums were tracked with one microphone! My goal was to capture that same feel in both recording and mixing.  Modern punch, with classic and natural vibes.  Hear more at his site...