It is no longer necessary to go to a commercial studio to create a quality recording. Digital recording gear constantly improves while becoming more affordable. However, just because good recording equipment and software is now less expensive, this doesn't mean that anyone can make a "CD quality" product. That takes knowledge and abilities developed over years of experience, and those skills don't come with the software, nor are they available as a "plug-in."
Whether it's location or studio recording, I have the experience, knowledge, tips, tricks, and ears to help you make your music project surpass your expectations. I worked for 18 years as a staff member of 4 prominent studios in the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland area, followed by over a decade working as a free lance engineer. And now I can use my background and experience to help your next project become one of your best.
My name is Chris Murphy, I have been an audio engineer for over 30 years, and I specialize in recording real musicians playing real instruments. I can record and mix at almost any location YOU choose. At a studio, a rehearsal space, a live performance, your own home, or a classical session in a church - the choice is yours! The same equipment that I use in the studio I can bring anywhere. Using some of the finest microphones, mic pre-amps, and outboard gear available, I make studio quality recordings almost anywhere using my mobile computer digital recording system. I can also help you to locate and select a recording studio or location that's best for YOUR project.
My client list includes Disney (Narnia DVD soundtrack), Cavalia, 2 Live Crew, Barbra Streisand, Dead Men's Hollow, The Nighthawks, Rude Buddha, Jody Marshall, Carey Creed, Saffire, J. Street Jumpers, Juniper Lane, Moonfire, The Hubcaps, and many more. I have done projects for The Discovery Channel, Alligator Records, The Learning Channel, PBS, Ndliational Geographic, Nickelodeon, FOX television, and others. Orchestras, soundtracks and film scores, classical recordings, major record label projects, major TV networks and cable channels, CDs, DVDs, Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Folk, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass, school or camp auditions, recitals, commercials, jingles, voice-overs, narration, forensic processing, and almost anything audio.
If you are a singer/songwriter, I can help you produce a CD project that will show off your talents. Many of my clients start off with a vocal/guitar demo of their compositions, then we decide how to best arrange and produce each song. I have a long list of amazing musicians in the Washington DC Virginia and Maryland area, and can connect you with soloists, entire bands, or combinations of talented players who can help your songs reach their full potential.
I also do "home studio consulting" to help you improve your own recordings, or even engineer your project on your own system. I can supply additional mics, mic pre's, and other outboard equipment to bring your home recordings up to a more professional level. I can help you organize your MIDI System for better results as well.
My services include on-site narration, interview, and voice over recording. Using studio quality microphones and outboard gear, I can bring a mobile system into an office, conference room, or private home, and produce CD quality recording at your location.
Check out my credits and equipment lists. Then drop me an
e-mail, tell me about your project, and let me help you get your best to come out of the speakers!