*All projects come with a free Project Analysis.
Project Analysis involves budgeting, preplanning, and studio selection, and is provided to all MDR clients at no additional cost.. We use this as an opportunity to get to know you and your music. At MDR, our engineering knowhow, industry contacts and work efficiencies allow us to bring your project in on budget and on time, without compromising our superior sound quality standards. Click here for a Project Analysis.
Creative & Artistic Development
This involves the analysis of your music and image to develop of your voice as an artist. Today, a lack of artist development has resulted in mediocre songwriting, poor musicianship and production, and inconsistent music styles. In the 60s and 70s, artists were given time to experiment and find their voices, while presently, new artists must already have defined voices or a definable “sound” to be successful in the industry. MDR has a unique advantage, having experience in both muscianship and engineering. These skills allow us to assist you in translating your music to the recorded medium. MDR’s aim is to help you realize and refine your own creative vision to execute it in such a way that will make you more attractive in both artistic and commercial relms.
Preproduction involves discussion of conceptual and practical techniques to be employed while making the recording. We will analyze your songs based on elements of composition to optimize their recordability. By working on this together, we can make the most of our studio time. Tell us what you want and MDR will make it happen. If you don’t know what you want, MDR will help you make those decisions.
Ever dream of having those perfect instruments on your record you’ve never had the luxury of owning? While many studios have in house equipment that can be used during your session at an additional charge, MDR’s arrangements with local vendors will give you the opportunity to utilize the equipment you want for a price you can afford.
Want to hire a band toplay with you on your record? Don’t want to be hassled with the burden of coordinating logistics? MDR has the network to connect you to the right studio players for your project and coordinates their schedules with the studios, so you don’t have to.
This is a type of remixing intended for those who have made recordings but aren’t satified with the finishd product. Fixing a mix can dramatically improve the quality of a recording. If you have the original session files to your recording and want more out of them, MDR can signifantly improve your lackluster recordings.
This is, very literally, the process of recording your music. The engineering methodology employed during the recording process is crucial to how your music will sound once the song is completed. By becoming familiar with your music before we step into the studio, MDR ensures your music is well represented. With MDR’s expertise in many genres and artists, we have the skills to capture your music creatively and appropriately.
Once you have your tracks recorded, it’s all about getting the levels just right. Whether you”ve recorded with us or somewhere else, mixing must be done in the right environment by the right ears. You”ll have the opportunity to be as involved in the mixing process as you desire.
Mastering is the last step in the production process and the first step in manufacturing. It’s perhaps the most crucial stage in your project because it’s the final opportunity to achieve a high fidelity. In most cases, mastering entails overall spectral and dynamics processing to add an overall sheen to the recordings and bring the mixes up to commercial loudness.
When producing, MDR operates on a macro level, helping an act carry out their vision when making a record. We can take an act the next level of commercial success slots and artistic development. MDR produces many genres of music, from solo artists to full band projects.