Mysterious Mammal Recording began when I was making demos for the various bands I was in over the last ten years. As time went on, I found I enjoyed the recording process as much as playing in the bands, and my skills and gear collection grew.
Eventually I founded Mysterious Mammal Studios in the heart of the recording district in Burbank, CA. After running the studio there for four years, I moved into the present location in Atwater Village.
I have put in a lot of hard work over the years, and I'm very happy with the results. At Mysterious Mammal, I lean toward vintage gear and approach, but with the convenience of recording to Pro Tools. The attitude here is definitely a classic vibe in that we're into the excitement of a band performing together. We like rough edges, and we're not going to produce the life out of your record.
Track live as a band or layer overdubs and vocals. Whatever you need, we'll make it happen. We'll do a project from the first count in to the last mix, or provide recording for whatever stage you need, whether that is basics with drums, vocals, overdubbing, or ADR. Record how you feel most comfortable and be confident that you'll be getting the best possible sounds on your record.
Whether you start your project at Mammal or not, we can take your project to the next level in the mixing stage. Mix analog with the automation of ProTools and high-end outboard gear. Even mix to tape if that's what the project needs. Once the performances are captured, the mix is what makes the "sound" of the record.
The final stage in the recording process, this is where we make sure that your record plays at a competitive level, that the songs flow properly in sequence and that they are consistent in volume and overall EQ range. Any problem areas in the mixes will be evaluated and corrected if possible. The tuned room and full range monitoring at Mysterious Mammal take the guesswork out of polishing your mixes that can happen in home studio situations. Also, an objective ear is always a good idea to insure the final product is as good as it can be and sounds like it was intended.
In addition to audio services, Mysterious Mammal offers Graphic design capabilities to present your band in a creative, professional manner. I do CD design and layout, Myspace profile design, and web design as well as search engine optimization. I have over 15 years of graphic design experience including working for DiscMakers, so you can rest assured that your design will meet all specifications as well as looking great.