What We Do
- Digital Recording
- Analogue Recording
- Location Recording
- Mixing Services
- Digital Mastering
- Archival Services
- Video Recording
- Audio Books
Extensive experience in recording Jazz, Classical, Folk, Rock, Experimental and all other types of music and vocal performances.
As far as we know, Wild Sound produced the first Pro-Tools recording project in Minneapolis. Matthew has been working with Digidesign's Pro-Tools system since 1991 when the original Pro Tools system was released featuring 4 voices, ProDECK and ProEDIT software. Recording requires much more than simply knowing which keys and buttons to push. Our years of experience playing, listening to and recording music combined with our technical skills will insure that your project is done accurately and efficiently. We're also very nice guys to be around.
To tell you the truth, we get maybe one request every year to record with tape. So we don't have much invested in it. We do have a very nice Otari MX-5050 1/2" 8-track machine, and a currently-being-worked-on Studer A80 1" 8-track that Matthew has owned for 20-odd years. Who needs more than 8 tracks anyways?..
We can bring a Pro-Tools system to your location. We've done albums this way. We also have a nice Nagra if you're looking for old-skool mono.
Tracking at home, on location or perhaps at a different studio? Our excellent out-of-the-box analogue chain, enormously excellent Westlake monitors, SSL console and of course talent plus years of experience will ensure that your tracks sound great.
Not just "In-The-Box" plugin "mastering", we have a dedicated system that includes a Lavry LE 4496, Empirical Labs Fatso Jr., Summit Audio Dual Program Equalizer, Manley 16X2 line mixer, Vari-Mu and Massive Passive, Crane Song STC-8 and Requisite LTM MkII. Plus all the proper plugins and software. Many samples of our mastering work available by request.
Transfer your tapes and vinyl to the digital realm. We also have somewhat obsolete decks such as DA-88 and DAT on hand for such purposes. We have a Thorens TD160 with a new Grado cartridge for vinyl transfers. Cassettes and even 8-tracks can be turned into 1s and 0s.
We will provide you with useful and knowledgeable advice in our areas of expertise. This includes recording, electric guitars and amplifiers, gear, sounds and cooking.
Many school, scholarship and grant auditions require a DVD of the performance. We have a camera and lighting setup with which we can record a visual record as well as audio.