Welcome to Barn Yard Studios
Nestled in scenic Northern California, Barn Yard Studios is surrounded by breath taking panoramic views of Mount Shasta, Mount Lassen, the Trinity Alps and majestic Valley Oak trees that will assist and inspire your creativity to write and record your next song or album. We pay close attention to the details of your song(s) from recording, to mixing, to editing, to mastering by using industry standards and the latest in technology approaches. Whether you are an artist, a singer/songwriter, or a band come visit us and have your creative dreams become a reality.
OUR STUDIO SERVICES
Recording is a process that involves capturing the creativity, inspiration, and passion resulting in a song or musical landscape. Inspiration can come from many different things, places, and experiences. Barn Yard Studios may have what your inspiration and creativity needs are to write and record your next song or album. We work with you to create radio ready recordings that will captivate the listeners attention.
If you have already recorded your song(s) yet there are buzzes, clicks, pops, implosives, etc... we can repair those and bring them to their full potential through the latest in recording technology. Whatever that need or creative process is, Barn Yard Studios is here to capture your passion.
Drum tracking is an important part of the mixing process. A well recorded drum set can take a song from mediocre to the next level. Being prepared for a recording session will decrease and save time mixing the song. The following will help when tracking the drums:
Rehearsing the song(s) before tracking day, replace the drum heads the night before, tune the drums and re-tune them once in the studio, making sure the kick drum and hi-hat pedals are well lubricated to avoid any squeaks, bring extra drum sticks, make a check list of the things you need to bring, i.e, extra beaters, different set(s) of heads like multiple or single ply.
If needed, we can perform drum replacement using the industries top sampling software. We can use either your recorded drums or other drum samples to blend with your drums or use them to recreate an entirely new sounding drum set!
Vocals are the centerpiece of almost every song. From telling a story to soaring harmonies, vocals paint a picture bringing that story to life. We take extra time to capture great vocal recordings and then mix them to showcase your personality and/or style of music. Sometimes it can be difficult to get pitch perfect vocals or may be you had a great recording yet there are a coupe of spots that are flat or sharp. We use state of the art editing like Melodyne and/or Pitch Correction to get it to absolute perfection! If you have vocal recordings for a song, a pod cast, a video or a film that have extra unwanted noise(s) we can fix and correct them to bring them to their fullest potential.
You have put a lot of time, creativity, and passion into recording your song(s). The next step after recording is mixing. Mixing is the process that involves taking your recorded tracks and blending them together with processing and editing to get them ready for mastering. We will take your recorded tracks and mix them into a coherent impactful recording ready for mastering. If you recorded or tracked your song(s) and are not pleased with how they turned out, we will sit down with you and go over the vision you have for your song(s) and remix them accordingly.
You have recorded a great guitar, bass, vocal or instrument track, yet are not completely satisfied with the tone of it. May be you have a vocal track that needs a little something extra added to it like a telephone sound, a sound effect, or other special effects. May be the recording is dull or lacks the thickness you want. This is where re-amping comes in. We will take the time to discuss and explore with you your ideas of how you want your guitar, bass, vocal or instrument tracks to sound. We can take your previously recorded tracks and recreate an entirely new sound and/or vibe bringing those tracks to life.
Mastering is the final stage in post production that optimizes, balances and ensures uniformity between all tracks for compatibility to all media formats. We will master your song(s) to be ready for radio, MP3 or other formats as needed. We can take per-mastered recordings and master them to sound their optimal through all listening devices & all listening environments. If you or someone else mix your song(s) and you would like them mastered we have the ability to meet those needs.