If you want to record somewhere that feels like home Awake Studios is the place. It is a magical studio that oozes creativity and offers a safe environment to just be completely honest in.
I worked with Nick on my debut EP at Sound Awake studios, from December of 2013 to May of 2014. Getting into recording for the very first time, I had no idea what was going to happen. Afraid of asking for too much, or showing my inexperience, I planned on making an instrumentally sparse record, lowering the bar for myself and for Nick. However, through the process of recording, and speaking to Nick about what I’d hoped to create, the songs began to expand. The original ideas began to take shape and what happened was through some strange space between intuition and consultation, Nick literally produced the songs I had dreamed they would become. Possessing a wide comprehension of musical language, from the very technical, to the feely-talky (in my case, “can you make the guitar sound like an old man’s limp?”), we got along like two peas in a pod. All of this dreamscaping, barrier breaking, badassery happened through such a pleasant and wonderful experience that I feel like the monetary exchange for services was worlds away from the debt I actually owe Nick. I came out with an outstanding win/win, as in creating a spectacular EP and making one hell of a friend, both achievements of parallel importance. I made a head full of great memories and plan on working with him again for my first full-length record in 2015!
Nick is creative, humble, fun, focused, and a good manager. He kept the lines of communication open, which was big for me, and I really appreciated that.