About Oranjudio


Philosophy

Oranjudio is an independent recording studio that specializes in recording musicians in an open floor plan environment, not unlike the natural perforamative setup. When building Oranjudio we aimed to create a space where the atmosphere can take on many different forms, while acting as a creative shell for the artist. As an independent recording studio, Oranjudio also promotes quality over quantity, investing in relationships with artists. Recording sessions are viewed as a collaboration that produces not only something the artist is happy with, but also a product that strengthens Oranjudio's portfolio.


Mission

To provide a professional environment that suits both commercial and personal audio. To allow freedom and creativity to take precedence over pre-conceived practices/notions. To provide clients with an experience as well as a product.


Oranjudio team

Drew Bullock, Producer, Engineer, Commercial audio, Recording workshop

Beginning with the guitar at age 10, bass guitar at 12 and multi-track recording at 13, his lifelong interests in both the artistic and technical aspects of music began at a very early age. He began his professional career as an audio engineer at age 17 when he recorded a full-length record for the band Twenty Four Idaho. He quickly found himself propelled into a fascinating position as a recording engineer; making records for bands he didn't feel he was yet qualified to work with. Through word of mouth he was hired full time at a local television network. This allowed for a more diverse portfolio and the opportunity to work on some noteworthy projects. These include editing and mixing 46 episodes of 'Bananas', a stand-up comedy show, for Sony International, assistant editing on a children's show for two seasons of, 'Taylor's Attic', and writing the opening/closing credits for 'Comedy At Large'.

Tim Neely, Producer, Engineer, Commercial Audio, Session Musician

Tim Neely started his career in radio before graduating with a degree in Broadcast Engineering. While in radio he honed his skills not only on DAW's but also cutting tape, a lost art these days. Commercial Production, live and in studio audio production, as well as hosting his own show followed. After "the radio years" Tim went on tour, produced and engineered for many acts. In 1998 Tim was hired by Pulso Records to accomplish tasks from A&R to sales. After producing a record for noted band reveal, Tim joined, and toured the country playing festivals and shows from coast to coast. Founding a creative consulting firm that specialized in web, interactive, video and audio. This allowed Tim to flex his creative muscle through much of the late 2000's. Tim's skills have been employed on many projects, and has produced for artists in genres as varied as folk, jazz, metal and gospel. Tim currently call Oranjudio his home and would love to make your next record an incredible experience, with a finished product that exceeds your expectations.

Zach Graves, Owner

Zach Graves has been involved in music his entire life. Graves Piano and Organ a business his family has owned for 45 years sparked his interest in music and nurtured it through his high school and college careers. Songwriting and recording became his focus after a short stint in Columbus' live music scene. He saw an opportunity to bring a more classic feel to the recording scene and thus created Oranjudio.

Joey Gurwin, Producer, Engineer, Kent State University, Recording Workshop

Joey Gurwin paid his dues as a professional musician before making the move behind the console. He studied Ethnomusicology at Kent State University where he honed his skills as a world percussionist, performing with the Kent State African Drum Ensemble. He has since performed locally and regionally as an afro-cuban percussionist with a number of groups, as well as a session player for countless other projects. His first work on a full length record came in 2007 with BKFB. He has since recorded for CHBG, and countless local Hip Hop artists. Joey has made a name for himself locally not only as a musician and engineer, but as a visible and active member of the local music community. With experience (on both sides of the glass) in all genres from Jazz to Bluegrass, Joey’s ability to work creatively with all artists is his strong suit. Taking a collaborative approach to production and engineering, he produces a mix to be enjoyed by everyone.

Brandon Maclean, Producer, Engineer, Capital University, Recording Workshop

Brandon is currently composing this section. It is due sooner rather than later.

Andrew Friday gone again, Intern

Andrew has recently graduated for The Ohio State University with a degree in economics and is traveling the eastern world. He tells me he is heavily promoting the studio the studio in Beijing. As a songwriter and fledgling engineer, Andrew is very useful in the studio and we wish him a safe return, whenever that may be.

Tommy Stumpp, Audio production, Ohio University

Jack Proctor, Recording workshop

Jake Moses, Recording workshop


Recording services


The space

Here at Oranjudio it's all about the rooms. The sound of many classic recordings can be attributed to the space they were recorded in. When creating layouts for the rooms, the live room took absolute precedence. Our goals: to make drums sound larger than life, to fit a small string section comfortably, and maintain separation when needed. At nearly 800 square feet with eleven-foot ceilings, it is one of the largest live rooms in central Ohio. There are also two isolation booths, one large enough for drums, should there be a need to record in a more modern set-up.

The mixing room is acoustically sound and comfortable enough for the entire band to relax between takes. Wireless Internet is available so bring your laptop. Feel free to stare at all the bright lights, but don't touch the knobs and buttons.


Capabilities

Oranjudio is an all-purpose audio facility. With experience in both commercial and personal audio, our team will cater to your specific needs. Commercial composition, arrangement, and production are made possible with collaboration. We are not a mastering facility, but have ties to many throughout the country should there be a need.


Equipment

At Oranjudio you will find a collection of modern and vintage professional audio tools and instruments. Highlights include a Toft ATB 24 Console, meticulously maintained MCI JH-110 1" 8-track reel-to-reel, Baldwin 5'8" Grand Piano, Hammond A-100 Organ with Leslie, and over 20 microphones including Neumann, AEA, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Shure and others. For a more detailed equipment list, please send a request to info@oranjudio.com.


Rates + pricing

Studio sessions are available on an hourly basis, for pricing please email info@oranjudio.com. During tracking time, all of the studio's resources will be made available to ensure the best quality product and use of time. Mixing rates vary and are determined on a case by case basis.


Studio sessions

In the short amount of time we have been in business we have had the pleasure of working with bands such as The Royal Tycoons, Wing and Tusk, Bigshot, Old Hundred, The Mighty Mighty, The Bernards, Paul Vertucci, I Am Mute, Way Yes, The Blinds, Temple Vail, South Jordan and local music production companies including Fermata Music. Check back soon for a detailed account of some of our sessions.


Contact us


Location + directions

Oranjudio is located near the corner of North 4th Street and Detroit Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. The studio is generally open from 9am to 10pm Monday through Friday and 9am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday, however off-hour sessions can be arranged. Please contact us by email (info@oranjudio.com) with any questions.


Employment

At Oranjudio we are always on the lookout for passionate individuals who have a desire to learn and collaborate with others. We are currently accepting applications for an internship position. Please send your resume, and any examples of your work to jobs@oranjudio.com.


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Credits

All content Copyright © 2009 Oranjudio.
Website designed and programmed by Zack Seuberling and Brian Watterson.


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