• L.A. Guns
  • Rik Emmett
  • Rick Derringer
  • Johnny Winter
  • Quiet Riot
  • Slaughter
  • Night Ranger
  • Blue Oyster Cult
  • City of Berea, Ohio
  • City of Brook Park, Ohio
  • City of Fairview, Ohio
  • City of Beachwood, Ohio
  • City of Westlake, Ohio
  • City of Rocky River, Ohio
  • City of Greenburg, Pennsylvania
  • Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd Tribute)
  • 2112 (Rush Tribute)
  • Shameless (Garth Brooks Tribute)
 

 

KEY: R = recording; MX=mixing; E=editing; MA=mastering; P=producer; CP=co-producer

SugarMagnolia1996-200 2000
Sugar Magnolia 1996-2000
Independent Release
E, MA
White Christmas 2000
Kurt Tischer - White Christmas
Rigel Records, Ltd.
R, MX, MA, P
XOR - Victrola 2001
XOR - Victrola
Rigel Records, Ltd.
R, MX, MA, P
North Coast Noel 2001
Various - North Coast Noel
Rigel Records, Ltd.
R, MX, MA, P
Anyone Can Dance 2001
Jim Tigue/Matthew Weiland - Anyone Can Dance
Superkid
R, MX, E, MA, CP
MUTT - Stuck 2001
M.U.T.T - Stuck
Independent Release
R, MX, E, MA, CP
Rare Blend - Evolution Theory 2002
Rare Blend - Evolution Theory
TSM Productions
R, MX, E
WDUB - Vol. 1 2002
Various - WDUB Vol. 1
Independent Release
MA
Seven - Fade Out 2002
Seven - Fade Out
Independent Release
MX, MA
Temple 8 - Enter the Temple 2003
Temple 8 - Enter The Temple
Rigel Records, Ltd.
R, MX, MA, P
Fractured Past - Fate 2003
Fractured Past - Fate
Independent Release
R, MX, MA, CP

Waterband 2003
Waterband
Independent Release
R, MX, MA, CP

 

Studio 

Tascam MX2424At the heart of the studio is Sonar 7 PE, as well as a Tascam MX2424 Digital Hard Disk Recorder, and Mackie Digital 8 Bus.

 

Mackie D8BThe 8 Bus is loaded with Mackie's own MFX cards for multi-effects, compression, limiting, etc., as well as the Ensoniq DP4 mutli-effects processor. Ensoniq DP/4

 

 

Two Tannoy Reveal Active near field monitors and/or two Mackie HR824 Active monitors drive the audio in the control room.   The microphone arsenal is replete with names like Sennheiser, Shure, AKG, and Audio-Technica.


Instrumentation can also be provided, if necessary.  We have several acoustic and electric guitars, and basses on hand by Ibanez, Epiphone, Yamaha, as well as a six piece Mapex Pro-M serires drum kit.  An ancient, but honorable Ensoniq ESQ-1 synthesizer stands ready, along with a Yamaha RX-7 rhythm programmer and an E-Mu Virtuoso 2000 Virtual Orchestra module for orchestral and synth sounds.  Guitar direct?  No problem with the Line6 POD XT Pro.  For you die hard and purist organists, we also have an authentic Hammond M-3 on site with a Leslie 145.  For sequencing and additional tracks, we can always use Sonar 7 Producer Edition, Ubuntu Studio (Linux) or Studio-to-Go! (Linux)


The recording area is simple, but cost effective and audibly stable.  We began with the idea of being able to do live setups while still having the ability to control the amount of "spill" into adajcent mics.   The result is a single 120sq.ft. room that can be sectioned off into smaller areas using professional damping walls and gobos.  This provides considerable damping and isolation from adjacent live instruments where desired, allowing the engineers to control amount of leakage between mics, and allows the artists to remain in eye and ear shot of each other, with or without headphones.

The Control Room is 90 sq.ft. Arranged and furnished to provide comfortable seating for the engineers, artists, and even a few guests while allowing everyone to hear what is happening in the mix.

Click here to see actual photos of the studio interior.


Mastering 

Alesis MasterlinkFor mixdowns and mastering, our primary tool is the Alesis ML9600 Master Disk Recorder.  From here we can arrange your songs in the right order to create the proper "flow".  We'll also listen closely to the material and apply various processing techniques such as compression, EQ, peak limiting, and normalization to give each song and your entire recording a professional finish that will make it competitive and comparable to other professional recordings.  We also use Sony SoundForge to edit, enhance and correct the sound of individual tracks or mixed tracks.


Replication/Duplication

CD-R3rd Ear is a Discmakers Studio Partner. We have all the templates and rate info necessary to assist in the layout and final steps before having your project sent to Discmakers for professional quality, replicated, printed and shrink-wrapped Compact Discs (highly recommended).


From Jingles and Voice-Overs, to music CDs, to Video Post Production - even 5.1 and 7.1 Surround Sound mixing for DVD, 3rd Ear Productions can help you pull off whatever your imagination can dream up at several affordable price points.

 

Live sound is where we built our reputation as one of the area's best, especially among bands, musicians, and special event promoters. We'll work with you to provide the best system to meet your needs on stage while making sure the front system provides just the right coverage for the given environment. If necessary, we'll use industry standard software to perform modeling and simulation of venue acoustics to explore options and exaluate what works and what doesn't - before the virtual venue becomes a job site and changes become time-consuming and expensive. Listed below are some of the main components we might use in a given situation. If you don't see something listed and you absolutely must have it, just say so and we'll get it. Also check our listing at the online Event Production DirectoryContact us for pricing and availability.

Mixing Consoles

  • Allen & Heath dLive
    (48 channel, digital)
  • Yamaha M2500
    (40 channel, analog)
  • Allen & Heath GLD-112
    (48 channel, digital)
  • Presonus 32.4.2
    (32 channel, digital)
  • Allen & Heath GL2400
    (24 channel, analog)
  • Allen & Heath MixWizard3 16:2
    (16 channel, analog)

Outboard Components

  • Behringer EQs, Comp/Limiters & Noise Gates
  • Drawmer Noise Gates
  • DBX Comp/Limiters
  • Klark-Teknik EQs
  • Multi-effects from TC Electronic, Lexicon & Ensoniq
  • BSS MiniDrive

Amplification

  • Crown iTech Series
  • Crown XTi2 Series
  • Crest CC Series
  • Carvin DCM & DCM-L Series

Loudspeakers and Monitors

  • JBL VTX Series
  • TCS Audio
  • QSC Wideline
  • JBL VRx

Backline

  • 5 Piece Mapex Pro-M Series Drum Kit
  • Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Guitar Amp w/4x12 cabinet
  • Line 6 Flextone II Plus
  • Ampeg SVT Series Bass Amp & PN NEO Series Cabinet
 

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