Recording & Production 

At the heart of Woodshed Music is the Woodshed Studio. Locked and loaded with a seriously impressive selection of analog and digital gear, the Woodshed aims to create that perfect blend between organic analog warmth and clean digital efficiency. And of course, the soul of any studio is defined by the acoustics of its room. At Woodshed Studio, you'll find a room custom-built to complement the sounds of living, breathing musicians. Be it grand piano, drum set, brass, strings, vocals, or even a live polka band, the Woodshed will make it sound pristine. But don't take our word for it... have a listen!

Audio Samples

Becky Martin, pop vocalist

Stay, from "Introducing Becky Martin"

Featuring a lush string section, the Woodshed's beautiful Yamaha piano, and a fantastic arrangement by Willie Murillo, every instrument featured on this subtle take of Rihanna's hit was recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Woodshed.

Eric Hirschhorn, jazz saxophonist

Company Men, from "Living in the Question"

Truly an organic record,  "Living in the Question" was recorded in the true jazz tradition; All the musicians performed live in the room, together at once. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at the Woodshed. 

Myles Davis, multi-instrumentalist

Let Me Out, single

Vocalist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Myles Davis tracked this arrangement at the Woodshed in one marathon session which included overdubs of 10+ woodwind parts, in addition to brass, keyboards, rhythm section, and vocals. Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Nic Chaffee. 

Delta Nove, world funk band

Why are we Here, from "Imaginary Conversations"

This reggae track takes on a distinctly "Police" vibe, but with a modern and punchy sound. Tracked entirely at the Woodshed, this track was actually mixed by the late, great, Andy Johns, whose endless list of credits include the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Van Halen.

LaLa Brass, modern brass band

Wait For It, from "Hamilton"

This re-interpretation of the hit song from the smash musical "Hamilton" features lots of brass! It was recorded live in studio at the Woodshed, mixed and mastered by Nic Chaffee. 

West Coast Prost, polka band

Cheek to Cheek Polka, from "Another Round, Boys"

Yep, that's right - a live polka band! Entertaining, mesmerizing, and dang do they sound good in that studio, don't they? This was just a quick and dirty preliminary mix done as a promo video prior to the album's completion... the final mix on the album sounds even better! 

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Avid Pro Tools HD Native
Antelope Orion 32 HD
Mac Pro 2x3.46 gHz Intel Xeon, 128 GB RAM
Universal Audio UAD-2 Duo & Quad

Euphonix MC Control

Waves, UA, Soundtoys, and Slate plugins

Microphone Preamps

Avalon M5
Avalon U5
Universal Audio LA-610 MkII
Trident Audio S20 (2)

Shadow Hills The Equinox

Sytek MPX-4Aii (Burr/Brown mod)

Warm Audio WA-12

Summing & Monitoring

Shadow Hills the Equinox analog summer

JBL LSR3428P studio monitors (2)

JBL 3412 subwoofer

Yamaha NS10 studio monitors (2)

Furman headphone distribution system

Beyerdynamic A20 Headphone Amp


Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor

Stam Audio SA4000 Stereo Bus Compressor


AKG C414-B ULS (2)
AKG D880 (3)
Avantone CK-7
Cascade Fat Head II ribbon (2)
Cascade Vin Jet ribbon
Cascade Gomez ribbon
Cascade X-15 stereo ribbon

Electro-Voice RE20
Oktava MK012 (2)
Sennheiser MD421 (3)
Shure SM57 (4)
Shure SM58 (5)
Shure SM81
Shure Beta 52

Slate Pro Audio VMS ML-1
Telefunken AK-47
Telefunken M-80 (2)
Yamaha SubKick


Yamaha GB1 Baby Grand Piano
Yamaha SG1500 Guitar
Yamaha Stage Custom Advantage 5-piece Drum Set

Guitar & Bass Amps

Groove Tubes Soul-O 75
Fender Pro Reverb

Fender Blues Junior
Mesa/Boogie Open Back 12″ Cabinet
Walter Woods Bass Head

Photography & Video

Canon 5D MKII DSLR camera

Canon 60D DSLR camera

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L lens

Canon EFS 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lens

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Jun 02, 2018

1:30 PM

Student Recital

St. Luke's Lutheran Church

Long Beach, CA

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