Engineer extraordinaire, Oz Fritz has been working in the business for over 25 years. He has worked with Bill Laswell and many greats over the years, contributing his wizardry to the mixes. He is known for his work with artists such as Tom Waits and Pepecito Reyes.
Sam Ward is a masterful sound engineer with 14 years experience in symphonic hall recordings. He has worked on the East Coast at Affeto Records for 7+ years, and recently moved to California to pursue his expertise in sound design, recording, mastering, and live sound.
Nate is an extraordinary Audio Engineer that has done multiple sessions at Soul Graffiti Studios over the years. His acute ear, kind personality, and ability to achieve what the client is working toward, make him a prized gem Master of sound at Soul Graffiti Studios.
We have 4 main recording rooms totaling 1000 square feet — plenty of space for a big band.
- Studio A (14.5’ x 11’) is our main mixing room but also can double as a vocal or instrument booth
- Studio B (14.5’ x 28′) is our main band room, large enough to easily fit a drum sectional and multiple instrumentalists and vocalists if needed
- Studio C (8 x 12’) is our best isolation room. We usually do overdubs in this room and a great space with visuals to the other rooms for vocalists and band leaders
- Studio D (15’x 7’) is another mixing and mastering room that can also double as an isolation booth or room for an amp or some extra separation for quality post-production work
- Ableton Live is our preferred platform. We also have Pro Tools & Logic with engineers that know them well.
- Mixing and mastering plug-ins galore!
- Samples banks of all instruments, controlled through midi by touch, keys, or drum pad.
- X32 Behringer; 48 inputs and 16 sends allows for any multi-tracking option to take place
- X32 Rack + expansion boxes for recording live shows and for wiring the separate 4 iso rooms
- 2 Neumann U87’s from 1963
- 2 Neumann KM84’s from 1970
- 2 DPA 4006 omni
- Aventone C12 copy
- RCA 77DX from 1973
- Blue Baby Bottle
- Shure KSM27
- MXL 993 Condensor
- Sennheiser E 835
- Sennheiser MD421
- Shure beta 58
- Shure 57’s, 58’s
- Focusrite ISA One FF
- MPA Gold
- B&W 802 Diamond Series Loudspeakers and Hypex monoblock amplifiers
Use of additional instruments or special equipment can either be included in some sessions or rented additionally depending on the hours and time spent here at Soul Graffiti Studios.
- DJ Gear: Traktor Kontrol S8, DDJ-SB2 Pioneer DJ (X2),
- Guitar amps:
- Mesa Boogie Recto-Verb
- Vox Pathfinder 15R
- Fender Blues
- Crate GX15R
- Fender electric guitar
- Taylor 512
- Bass amps
- Ampeg BA210
- 2 Yamaha 88 weighted-key pianos
- Midi keyboards: Oxygen49, Akai max49
- Moog, Moog Phatty simulator
- Wind instruments available upon request
- Violin, bass, and other instruments upon request
- All drums available upon request