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ANALOG MEETS DIGITAL

electrowerks is a new breed of hybrid studio

ANALOG CONSOLE

48 channel’s of gooey analog love from audient

NOT YOUR BEDROOM

professionally designed studio

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When we recorded our demo tracks we started searching for a good sound engineer to mix the tracks, and we found Chuck Macak. I never thought that our demos can sound that good.It's very difficult to find a high-level sound engineer like Chuck. Hope to work with him again!

Gary Shevchenko
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about us

Electrowerks is the private studio of award winning producer/engineer Charles Macak.

Electrowerks is a new breed of hybrid studios. Combining the sonic benefits of traditional analog and the infinite possibilities of a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW). With the implementation of these new groundbreaking technologies, and the sound of analog, the boundaries are blurred between Analog and Digital to create one seamless sonic landscape. Chuck enlisted the services of Jeff Hedback of HDA to design the room, and he did a great job. The room sounds amazing and is a pleasure to work in. Bright and lively yet dark and comforting. Every artist who works in the room feels very comfortable to let the creative flow happen. Electrowerks has a collection of great analog outboard gear and tape machines of yesteryear along with some of the current sought-after favorites to make sure all the analog bases are covered. With a huge collection of today’s top Plug-ins there is not much Electrowerks can’t achieve. Electrowerks prides itself for using today’s most powerful computers along with top DAW software like Logic and Pro Tools. Electrowerks can start a recording from scratch or pick up where you left off at a previous studio. To see a list of equipment for Electrowerks click the studio link at the top of the page.

Electrowerks is a music production company. That means we not only record music, we produce music.

All great recordings start with great music. We can help with that. Producing music, in theory, is simple. A musician plays an idea, an engineer records it, and that’s all there is to it. Simple, right? Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Far too many producers in today’s industry leave it at just that. Producing great music can require much more work than that. It is a producer’s responsibility to convey the artist’s passionate and emotional ideas in such a way that will be relevent in today’s music industry. A producer needs to take each song, break it down to its rawest form, and build it better, stronger and tighter than before. Every part needs to be analyzed to ensure that they all work as one cohesive unit. Sometimes, a completely new song arises from the process. Other times the song doesn’t need any changes at all. The craft of producing is an art, and no single philosophy works for every artist. Producer and owner Chuck Macak understands this better than most. Although he has a tremendous amount of experience as an audio engineer, he isn’t just another engineer masquerading as a producer. Chuck focuses on the creative flow. Unlike most producers, he understands that mucking about with the knobs too much becomes a hindrance to the creative flow of the session. Chuck works with his team to pick the instrument best suited for the job, microphone, and gear to capture the finished sound quickly, as to not disrupt the creative flow. Chuck investigates the artist’s interests and goes over their master plan before recording, to acquire the creative goal of the project. Most artists have great ideas, but lack an overall vision of the project as a whole. He thoroughly studies demos beforehand to be familiar with the song at hand, so he can suggest exactly what the song needs during the session. He helps to lay out the progression of the project, so that it has cohesiveness. Unfortunately, the industry today has distinct trends and genres. Many producers require their artists to conform to what is successful or popular. Chuck works to ensure that the project fits into the current industry, without compromise of individuality. Whether it’s Disney pop music or indie alternative rock, the artist’s goal is what’s important.

We’re here to help you create the best music possible and have fun doing it. We wish you all good luck on your journey, we’d love to be a part of it.

For more information on Chuck, check out his website http://charlesmacak.com

Rates & Pricing Information:

All new clients will be required to pay a deposit for studio time. The amount of the deposit may vary.  There is a 2 hour minimum in order to book time. We also have a 48 hour cancellation policy.  If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, your deposit will be forfeited. 2If you cancel with 48 hours or more, your deposit will be credited and can still apply to the re-scheduled session. 1.  Studio time will be charged by the hour unless a package has been purchased. The pricing will be agreed upon before the start of the project. 2.  Master tapes, CDs, DVDs or Hard Drives will not leave the studio until the bill has been paid in full. 3.  Studio time may be sold with or with out an engineer. In the case of the client bringing in their own engineer, the guest engineer must pre-qualify with someone  from electrowerks music production. An assistant engineer will be provided if necessary.

Recording/Editing Rates

2 hour minimum required. Includes our engineer and all studio instruments 50.00 per Hour Daily lockout 425.00 Day (10 hours) Package pricing is available for for ep’s and albums. please contact us for pricing.

Mixing Rates

The price for mixing is $300 per song, Mixing does not include any editing, tuning of vocals or session clean up. We would be more than happy to do all you editing and tuning , but the cost will be per hour . You can view our mix prep docs here to help make your mix down as problem free as possible. We also offer album and EP package rates, please contact us for pricing. If you want to record yourself and have us mix it that would be cool, you can possibly save some money. Just follow our tracking guide for the best results.

Mastering Rates

The price for mastering is $50 per song. We also offer album and EP package rates, please contact us for pricing.

Re-Amping Rates

We also offer Re-Amping service at a per song rate of $50 per track. Check out our Re-Amping page for more info. We will accept payments through Credit Cards, PAYPAL, cash, check or money order. We only hold on to your session files for 30 days. If you would like to keep your sessions please bring in a hard drive and we will transfer them to it.

studio/equipment

Electrowerks has a collection of great analog outboard gear and tape machines of yesteryear along with some of the current sought-after favorites to make sure all the analog bases are covered. With a huge collection of today’s top Plug-ins there is not much Electrowerks can’t achieve. Electrowerks prides itself for using today’s most powerful computers along with top DAW software like Logic and Pro Tools. Electrowerks can start a recording from scratch or pick up where you left off at a previous studio.
Console/Control

Audient ASP 4816

Recorders / Converters / Computers

Mac Pro 3.33GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon processorz w/24 gigs ram Avid HD Native Avid HD I/O 16 Avid/Digidesign 192 8/16 Avid Pro Tools 11 HD Apple Logic Pro 9 and 10 Denon 555P Cassette Deck Panasonic SV3800 DAT deck Sony APR 5003v 1/4″ tape deck Tascam CD-RW750

Monitors / Power Amps

Event 2030 Dynaudio BM6A Yamaha NS-10M Tannoy DMT System 8 NFM II Tannoy TS12 Subs Bryston 4b Adcom GFA 5500

Microphone Preamps

Audient pre’s x 16 AMEK 9098 x2 Great River ME-1NV x 2 Neve 1073

Compressors / Limiters / Equalizers

AMEK 9098 x2 Cranesong Trakker Compressor dbx 160x Compressors x 2 dbx 900 dbx 903 Compressors x 5 dbx 902 de-esser x 4 Empirical Labs Distressor Focusrite Red 2 EQ Smart C1 Stereo Compressor Warm Audio WA76  1176 Compressor x2

Effects Processors

Eventide 2016 Reverb Lexicon PCM41 Lexicon MPX-1 Lexicon 300L Sony R7 Reverb Yamaha SPX90 x2

Microphones

AKG D112 Audio -Technica AT4047 Audio -Technica AT2020 x 2 Audio -Technica AT450 x 6 Beyer M201 tg EV N/D868 EV N/D468 x 2 Neumann U87i Peluso 2247 LE Tube Mic SE Electronics Z3300A x2 Sennhieser e609 x 3 Sennhieser MD421 x 2 Shure Beta 52 Shure KSM 32 x2 Shure SM 7 Shure SM 57 x 2 Shure SM 58 Shure SM 81 x 2

Guitar Amplifiers

Engl 530 Preamp Fatboy Custom 3 Channel Guitar Amp Jet City Amplification JCA100H Kemper Profiler Marshall JCM 2000 DSL Marshall 1977 JMP 100watt Mesa Boogie Triple Rectifier Orange Rockerverb 50 MKI Splawn Quick Rod 100 Avatar 2×12 Cabinet W/Celestion G12 30H’s Marshall  1960AC W/greenbacks THD Hot Plate Groove Tube GT2 Speaker Simulator

Drums

Ludwig Supraphonic 402 6.5×14″ Snare Ludwig Black Beauty 6.5×14″ Snare World Max Black Beauty 5×14″ Snare Pearl Brass 6.5×14″ Snare Tama Maple 6.5×14″ Snare Pearl Maple 6 Piece Drum Set Sabian & Zildjian Cymbals

Rates & Pricing Information:

All new clients will be required to pay a deposit for studio time. The amount of the deposit may vary.  There is a 2 hour minimum in order to book time. We also have a 48 hour cancellation policy.  If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice, your deposit will be forfeited. 2If you cancel with 48 hours or more, your deposit will be credited and can still apply to the re-scheduled session. 1.  Studio time will be charged by the hour unless a package has been purchased. The pricing will be agreed upon before the start of the project. 2.  Master tapes, CDs, DVDs or Hard Drives will not leave the studio until the bill has been paid in full. 3.  Studio time may be sold with or with out an engineer. In the case of the client bringing in their own engineer, the guest engineer must pre-qualify with someone  from electrowerks music production. An assistant engineer will be provided if necessary.

Recording/Editing Rates

2 hour minimum required. Includes our engineer and all studio instruments 50.00 per Hour Daily lockout 425.00 Day (10 hours) Package pricing is available for for ep’s and albums. please contact us for pricing.

Mixing Rates

The price for mixing is $300 per song, Mixing does not include any editing, tuning of vocals or session clean up. We would be more than happy to do all you editing and tuning , but the cost will be per hour . You can view our mix prep docs here to help make your mix down as problem free as possible. We also offer album and EP package rates, please contact us for pricing. If you want to record yourself and have us mix it that would be cool, you can possibly save some money. Just follow our tracking guide for the best results.

Mastering Rates

The price for mastering is $50 per song. We also offer album and EP package rates, please contact us for pricing.

Re-Amping Rates

We also offer Re-Amping service at a per song rate of $50 per track. Check out our Re-Amping page for more info. We will accept payments through Credit Cards, PAYPAL, cash, check or money order. We only hold on to your session files for 30 days. If you would like to keep your sessions please bring in a hard drive and we will transfer them to it.

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