The Mission Recording Studio

The Mission Recording Studio The Mission is a full-service recording studio serving Detroit area bands, artists, and agencies since 2006.

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Great post - love these guys. I use Kush hardware and software at The Mission, and they definitely have the right idea.
07/13/2019

Great post - love these guys. I use Kush hardware and software at The Mission, and they definitely have the right idea.

The trouble with sharing ideas on the internet happens when someone tells someone else — usually someone with less experience or conviction — what ‘the truth’ about something is… and the other person believes it, blindly adopting it into their own little family of personal truths, and (9 times out of 10) deciding that the most helpful thing to do is spread the gospel.

And on it goes, until before you know it, you’ve got yourself a ‘conventional wisdom’, an accepted truth, a rule that is best adhered to.

"Never tweak a sound in solo"
"Always record with compression"
"Never boost more than 4dB on an EQ"
"Always listen to the UBK Happy Funtime Hour before mixing!"

News flash: it’s all crap. (Except that last one)

Ok, maybe it’s not all crap, but things like that are definitely not true for all of us.

I’m not advocating that you recklessly disregard the incredible body of knowledge, wisdom, and good advice of the countless masters and geniuses who’ve come before. Instead, I’m advising you to take it all in with a completely open mind; listen to the words, assess the positions, absorb the meaning. Let it ferment, let it stew, let it swirl around in the back of your mind, beyond your thoughts, underneath your waking consciousness.

Then, when your own conviction solidifies and your vision emerges of what needs to be done… do it.

Got to work with some longtime friends in the studio tonight. The special kind you've worked with for so long, you inven...
06/13/2019

Got to work with some longtime friends in the studio tonight. The special kind you've worked with for so long, you invented your own mini-language with. Great musicians, great souls, and a really great time. Y'all are the best.

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06/04/2019
Think Like Tape | Tape Op Magazine | Longform candid interviews with music producers and audio engineers covering mixing, mastering, recording and music production.

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A while back, Larry Crane – Tape Op's editor – tweeted an observation implying that many producers, engineers, and artists fill up their productions with tons of tracks simply because the modern DAW allows for such. He and I went back and forth a bit about having started out recording on linear ...

Coming next month. Save your back. And your neighbor's eardrums. Zero hassles.
03/12/2019

Coming next month.

Save your back. And your neighbor's eardrums.

Zero hassles.

10/29/2018
Jake Webb & The Commitments

It's always fun in the studio when Jake's around :)

Boy, oh boy! We've been silent for a while. Here's why; We've been working on a new single! We'll be posting our progress along the way throughout the recording process! "Fake News" is out on November 27th! #detroitmusic #michigan #michiganartists

Studio Pics
08/07/2018

Studio Pics

06/24/2018

Tracking some tasty blues R&B with a new group - sounding reeeeally good :)

The organ room is finally done! Gotta say it feels (and sounds) pretty nice in there :)Hammond BVLeslie 21 (tube, 2-spee...
04/19/2018

The organ room is finally done! Gotta say it feels (and sounds) pretty nice in there :)

Hammond BV
Leslie 21 (tube, 2-speed)
Rhodes Stage Seventy Three

01/26/2018

Organ room is finally coming together. Hammond / Leslie and Kurzweil are up and running. Now for a bit of electrical work, a few Leslie mods, and some design magic from Tracy McMahon Viers, and it'll be ready for prime-time. Can't wait!

Congrats to Jake and the gang!
01/19/2018

Congrats to Jake and the gang!

The physicals have arrived!

Way to go, Jonathan Franco!!
01/03/2018
12 Detroit bands to watch in 2018

Way to go, Jonathan Franco!!

What do you get when you cross an angsty hip-hop dreamer, an improvisational electronica jazz composer, and a group of space rebels using Earth as...

Playing around with the new camera :)
11/15/2017

Playing around with the new camera :)

Finally added a couple shelves to the mic cabinet to let them breathe a bit. Looks like there's still room in there for ...
10/27/2017

Finally added a couple shelves to the mic cabinet to let them breathe a bit. Looks like there's still room in there for a few more :)

Just a few pics from some recent tracking sessions. A few new faces along with some old familiar ones. Such a blast to b...
10/19/2017

Just a few pics from some recent tracking sessions. A few new faces along with some old familiar ones. Such a blast to be involved with great music!

First time I've tracked a group with a pup in the room. Not a peep from the little guy the whole day. Next time, I'll se...
07/31/2017

First time I've tracked a group with a pup in the room. Not a peep from the little guy the whole day. Next time, I'll set up a mic for him in case he wants to contribute :)

We're back in the studio working on Scenes and Measures. This time, Louie's leading the gang!

Timeline Photos
05/04/2017

Timeline Photos

05/03/2017

Mixing tonight with Kindred Nation (Band). In the home stretch with the new album!

04/30/2017

In session with The Whistle Stop Revue. Seriously good stuff!

Studio Pics
04/27/2017

Studio Pics

Constructiion
04/27/2017

Constructiion

04/27/2017

Over a year later, I finally got around to getting the page up and running. Feel free to post session pics you've taken over the past year, connect with friends, and promote your project, gigs, and music.

Jake Webb & The Commitments
04/27/2017

Jake Webb & The Commitments

Two more songs down! We're very excited for you guys to hear #scenesandmeasures this summer!

Constructiion
04/26/2017

Constructiion

Studio Pics
04/26/2017

Studio Pics

The Mission Recording Studio's cover photo
04/26/2017

The Mission Recording Studio's cover photo

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A great primer here for the uninitiated.
Looking forward to coming by!