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HyperThreat Updates


A Hearty Welcome to HyperThreat Studios!

Hello! Welcome to the “HyperThreat Blog.” I am Brandon Oglesby, in-house engineer here at HyperThreat Sound. As you can see, we have a wide variety of contributors to our Blog. For my contributions, I will be discussing topics related to the Music Industry and more specifically the Recording Studio.

The studio will be sharing many of our experience here and the knowledge we have obtained in the Industry. The recording world has changed immensely is the past two decades and the music scene has yet to catch up. We would like to provide you with the information and the services that help to bring the two back together in a more cohesive and positive experience for musicians, composers, and recording artists.

With the gear of the future readily available, many people are trying to build their own “home-studios.” This is a great way for any artist to get their ideas initially recorded. In order to get a professional sound however, something that would sell to radio stations or on iTunes, it needs to have quality and solid production values that only come from professionals with years of experience producing it. This is why HyperThreat takes the time, personal insight, and professional skill for every project to reach it’s fullest potential.

We look forward to having you come visit, see our studio, and experience first-hand our philosophy and professional environment. Our commitment to you is that everything we do will be the highest quality and the best you can expect for your investment in your career.

Brandon

HyperThreat Sound is a professional recording studio in Denver Colorado. We are a full service studio offering recording, mixing, and mastering. We offer instrument and amp rentals for sessions as well. HyperThreat – Recording Studio Denver.

Professional Gear, Quality, and Customer Service

I recently read a fantastic article in ProSound News. Thought I would share my own thoughts here regarding “WHAT’S IMPORTANT IN A STUDIO?”

For some people, Pro Quality Gear is what they tout as being the most important element in their studio. For others, the quality of the sound, mix, mastering, outputs, and finishing is most important. For others it’s “who” worked on the project for you.

To all the above, I say, “yes – that is important… but it’s not THE most important.” Okay, so what is most important, sir? Great question. For us at HyperThreat the most important thing is Customer Service. What difference does it make to have great gear if no one is coming in to use it? What good is the best mixing and mastering if no one is having your business mix and master? Great having some industry superstars working in your studio, but if no one is coming to your studio – what difference does it make?

Here’s the bottom line… and this is with any business, not just the audio business. Your first line with customers is “CUSTOMER SERVICE.” That means from the advertising, to the initial contacts, to the working relationships, finally to the finished product or service. If your customer service sucks… I guarantee your business will suck too… I can also guarantee that great customer service will also keep customers with you rather than going to those other places that have great gear, great work, and hero engineers (or whatever your business is). Why? Because people want to be treated with respect. They want to know you care about them first before your own profitability. I’m not saying your business and profits aren’t important… quite the contrary, I’m saying you WILL experience profitability and a booming business IF you treat your customers well. Listen to them. Help them. Make them feel like they are the most important people who have ever walked through your doors.

I find, in today’s world, that customer service in most places sucks. Seriously. I get waitresses that role their eyes at me. I’ve had phone service people treat me like I was stupid because I didn’t understand what they were saying (not going to mention AT&T). Do you think I’ll ever go back to these places? NO! So – make your customers know they are the reason for the season and your business will grow. Might even make it past the spooky “Within 5 years most business fail” stage.

At HyperThreat Studios – our customers ARE NUMBER ONE! We treat everyone with respect. We offer our professional experience, but at the end of the day, whatever you want – that’s what we’re going to deliver. Our goal is that your experience with us goes beyond the Professional Gear. Beyond the Quality. Beyond the sound. All starts with our intentional relationship with… you.

HyperThreat Sound is a professional recording studio in Denver Colorado. We are a full service studio offering recording, mixing, and mastering. We offer instrument and amp rentals for sessions as well. HyperThreat – Recording Studio Denver.

Wes Whatley Joins The HyperThreat Team

We are happy to welcome Wes to our team. He does a great job coaching aspiring VO artists, as well as building demo’s from advertising to promo spots. His skill as a director, writer and producer is invaluable to those entering the market and looking for help in launching their careers.

Wes is also a highly sought after producer for film, television and stage. To view his skills, please visit www.hyperthreat.com to review Wes Whatley’s resume and click this link to view his demo reel. http://youtu.be/CFw6WqI9jYA

HyperThreat Sound is a professional recording studio in Denver Colorado. We are a full service studio offering recording, mixing, and mastering. We offer instrument and amp rentals for sessions as well. HyperThreat – Recording Studio Denver.

The Studio’s 1st Post – “Preparing For Your Sessions”

Thanks for dropping by!

We hope you’ll find our blogs helpful to your creative process.

One thing that most artists forget in the creative process is preparation for their time in the studio. Maybe they figure the studio takes care of it all, which they try to do. Or maybe the project itself is all-consuming. Whatever it is, you’ll find that a bit of preparation is helpful in ensuring the best use of paid studio time as well as the highest quality finished product.

Step 1: Think through your goals. What is it you want to achieve each time you have a session? Is it a finished rough cut, is it a final cut, is it all the guitar parts…? Whatever you decide you must keep this top of mind in order to make smart decisions if changes are considered. Will you expect to be leaving with this in CD format, on a thumb drive, in what format are you going to want the files? Are you planning to have some mastering done and if so have you planned time for that as well?

Step 2: Talk to your friends, family, band members, fans, basically anyone you can get to listen and review what you’re planning. The objective you have should feel a bigger goal like – selling lots of CDs, delivering the biggest surprise to a loved one, producing an audio piece for your web site that inspires or surprises, ….you get the picture. Net-net, you want others to help you confirm your goals are going to satisfy your higher level objectives.

Step 3: The day before you arrive you should gather everything you need to ensure its in good working order and in the condition you expect. For instance, is your guitar strung, are your samples loaded and verified on your storage device, is your voice feeling good, have you arranged to use the studio’s instruments and confirmed their good working order.

Step 4: Plan on arriving a few minutes early (be sure the studio is ok with this too – in case there are back to back sessions). This gives you some time to set up without eating into your paid studio time. This also give you a chance to settle into and gain some comfort in this new environment. You want to be in the “ZONE” to ensure you do you very best.

Ok, so that’s the cliffs notes….more to come! Now just SHUT UP AND PLAY

HyperThreat Sound is a professional recording studio in Denver Colorado. We are a full service studio offering recording, mixing, and mastering. We offer instrument and amp rentals for sessions as well. HyperThreat – Recording Studio Denver.