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Digital Audio Recording... at The BackShop

Running Time offers digital audio recording for soloists and small group projects and demos. Facilities (420sq.ft., 9'ceiling, live/control room) include full digital tracking (Cubase 24bit/96kHz), various outboard and "in the box" analog and digital signal processors and AT, CAD, Cascade, Røde and Shure mics.

Along with typical music recording services Running Time also offers ADR and vocal overdubbing for video end use and can help with both male and female voice-over talent needs. A sample from from our production client MaxUp Advantage: CLICK HERE

Running Time Music productions have achieved featured and playlisted radio airplay at numerous stations around the United States and some of Europe. Honest recordings and an easy, low pressure environment are our thing. Come visit "The BackShop."

Hourly Tracking - $45/hr
hourly Mixdown, Edit & Automation - $50/hr
Day rate (i.e. 8hr block, 2pm-10pm)
$306 (15% off reg.)

*** We are also delighted to announce that we've recently begun an associate relationship with Mark Hallman. Mark has produced, engineered, mixed and mastered dozens of hit releases dating back to the early '80s for artists as reknowned as Carole King, Iain Matthews and Slaid Cleaves to name just a few.

Mark is available for mixing and mastering to all Running Time clients and can be engaged at the end of your project to put the final master's touch on your BackShop recording. Mark's mix/mastering clients include: Shawn Colvin, The Gourds, Ani DiFranco, Brandi Carlile, Robert Earl Keen, Eric Johnson, Jimmie Vaughan, Jimmie Dale Gilmore and more.

(#)A before and after sample of Mark's mastering work can be reviewed below in the "Clients & Samples" section on the song "One More Christmas Tree."

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Clients and Samples
(The samples below are presented as they were when
recording and mixdown were completed and are all pre-master.)

*Full band with horns
"One More Christmas Tree" - Matt Ranck & the Bank Cormorants
(from their 2012 release 'Madonna & Rose')
* 4 of 5 stars - Maverick Magazine Jan/Feb 2013 (print ed.), London UK reviews - "...expecting to hear the same old Christmas Sounds but, instead I was confronted by jazzy New Orleans horns and a funky little arrangement of "One More Christmas Tree," an original song penned by Ranck. I was hooked..." Alan Cackett, editor Maverick Magazine
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .............. (#)As mastered by Mark Hallman: "One More Christmas Tree"

"Rambling Door to Door" - the Bank Cormorants
(from their 2012 release 'Madonna & Rose')
* "...'Rambling Door to Door'. A new classic is born."(CLICK HERE TO READ MORE pg.55, careful it IS in Norwegian...)
Jan Myrvold, Audio Fidelity Magazine Jan 2013 (print ed.), Oslo Norway

*Singer/Songwriter (live)
"Green Eyed Girl" - Greg Trooper
(from his 2006 release 'Greg Trooper the BackShop Live')
* 4 of 5 stars - Nashville Tennessean reviews 'Greg Trooper the BackShop Live' - "...more entertaining than most of our big-ticket, tour bus-riding artists are able to deliver." Peter Cooper, Staff Writer Nashville Tennessean

"The Holly & the Ivy" - David Childers w/the DAM combo
backing - (an exclusive for the WGWG 88.3fm, 2004 Christmas CD 'Holidaze' pledge sampler)

"They Closed Down the Mill" - DAM Combo
(from the 2003 CD 'Another DAM CD'. Radio play at: WHAY, WSGE, WYDH, WELY, KAXE, WGWG, WEPR, WNCW... Licenced to SCETV for the documentary 'When the Mill Closes Down' and lyrics featured in Textile Town a 400-page illustrated history of cotton mill life in the Carolinas.)

*Traditional Yom Kippur hymn (male baritone vocal)
"Avinu Malkeinu" - Jason McKinney acc. by Patricia Crisan

*Not so easily defined (female vocal)
"Distractions" - DAM Combo
(from the 2007 CD 'Distractions'. Radio play at: KSIL, WETS, WRRW, WUSC, WFDU, WGWG, WNCW, WSGE)

"Roll On" - Guy Workman
(from the 2000 CD 'Stone in the Ocean'. Radio play at: WGWG, WSGE)

*Western Swing (female vocal)
"How Do You Expect" (Hinch/Starnes) - Perry Road
(from the 2000 CD 'On to Something Else'. Radio play at: WGWG, WNCW, WYDH)

Robby Roberson
(1970 - 2007)
Rest in peace
my friend. You
are missed.

- Spartanburg Journal 4/21/06 article on the BackShop -

Dec. 3, 2005 - Nov. 10, 2007
It was a blast!
Thank you so much for all the support and love by regulars and friends during the series run. You all are the best! Much thanks and gratitude to all.
...are available for 2006 concerts by Greg Trooper, David Childers and David Ezell. Just click the pic below to order securely on-line!

Nov. 10, 2007
Fayssoux McLean & Brandon Turner

Oct. 6, 2007
Peter Cooper

Apr. 14, 2007
& Dec. 3, 2005
the DAM Combo
& Bill Noonan
Mar. 10, 2007
Phil Lee
Danny Kurtz

Feb. 23, 2007
RB Morris
w/ Hector Quiko

Jan. 20, 2007
& Jan. 14, 2006
Greg Trooper

Nov. 18, 2006
John Brannen
Oct. 28, 2006
Chuck Brodsky
Sept. 23, 2006
Steve Young
Apr. 21, 2006
David Olney
w/ Sergio Webb

Apr. 8, 2006
David Childers

Feb. 25, 2006
David Ezell

Dec. 23, 2005
The DesChamps Band

DesChamps w/ Carroll Foster on upright


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