Company History We at Songwriters offer friendly, professional services at very affordable rates. Because we are a residential studio, the setting is relaxed and comfortable. A no pressure, we want you to feel at home atmosphere. And no matter how small or large your project, we give it the same care and attention to detail we do our own. Providing Knoxville TN and the southeast since 1994 with quality multi- track recording, state of the art software, hardware, and the engineering expertise you will appreciate.
Our experience spans a wide range of musical categories. No matter how unique your genre, we will find the aural landscape that best suits your needs. We also encourage your participation and preferences in the mix down process. See below for mastering information.
FEATURES and SERVICES The studio includes a five piece drum kit for use by our clients, as well as a Alesis QS-8, 88 note weighted action keyboard, and a Roland GR-1 guitar synthesizer. We have an extensive array of microphones, processors and three environments for 48 track recording, including Alesis Adat, Alesis HD24 and Digital Performer workstation on a Mac Pro eight core computer
Free in-house musician service available if needed, ( guitar, bass, drum machine programming, synth instruments via guitar, and background vocals all included in the hourly rate !) Of course there is the option for additional instrument production. We have a large roster of very accomplished area musicians to add the final touches to any song.
Songwriters also offers on the spot duplication and graphic design for CDs and DVDs. Contact us for details.
We offer in-house digital mastering compliments of IK Multimedia and Izotope within Digital Performer and Bias Peak software programs. For vocal and instrument pitch correction and extensive processing on all levels we utilize a variety of software environments including Melodyne Editor from Celemony, Waves, and Universal Audio.
Invitation All this and more with rates starting at only 35.00 hourly! (Call for additional savings on block rates) Call today at 865-688-1142 or e-mail us. We look forward to hearing from firstname.lastname@example.org While you're at it check out our Facebook (Please "like" our Facebook page :) and MySpace sites at www.myspace.com/songwritersrecordingstudio please
Each session has a two- hour minimum per visit, or an equivalent two hour rate paid if less time is used. If more time is needed on the session and no one is booked afterward, more time can be used and paid for at the present hourly rate. However, advance notice should be given by the client if more time is desired for the session at the time of booking. A two hour deposit is required up front to book a session date. This can be paid for with check, cash or major *credit card. Notice of session cancellation must be at least 72 hours in advance of session or loss of deposit will occur and necessitate an additional deposit to book an alternate date ( block rate clients will forfeit two hours of their block). Some exceptions may apply at the discretion of Songwriters Studio.
*Note Credit card clients will incur a small service fee for usage
William Sandy Garrett and Songwriters Recording Studioare a sweet blessing for musicians and songwriters. Totally pro but totally relaxing home studio, and Sandy's one of the easiest and best persons to work with on music, not to mention his musicianship and vocal qualities that he can bring to a session if need be. From demos of new songs to full cds, very cool. And he does duplications of cds as well. A great addition to the local music scene. ~ RB Morris
We had the pleasure of working with Sandy Garrett last year to produce SWINGBOOTY's debut CD 'Hot Damn Them Peanuts.' It was a great experience and we appreciate the attention to detail as well as the critical listening that William Sandy Garrett used in recording, mixing, and mastering this project. I recommend his studio to anyone looking for quality and professionalism." ~ Christian Lange
Songwriters Studio is a fantastic and professional recording arena. Sandy has state of the art equipment and the know how that has made the debut album of The Royal Hounds a stellar sounding success. ~ Scott Hinds
I've been in the music business for over forty years working as a musician for many Grand 'Ol Opry stars as well as fronting my own band. During this time I have recorded forty four albums. So you can believe me when I say that I know a great studio when I work with one. That's why since 1998 everything that I have recorded was done at Songwriters Recording Studio with engineer, producer and musician William Sandy Garrett. Mr Garrett is a top notch engineer and has a knack for coaxing the best performances possible from musicians of every genre. Clean, clear, full sound is a trademark of Songwriters and you can take it to the bank when I say that Sandy Garrett, quite simply put, is one of the best in the business. ~ Wade Hill
William is a musical, creative, and technical genius -- truly one of a kind and his studio work is far superior to that of any other recording studio I've ever used. And yes, his studio and equipment are top-notch, the environment is relaxed, the rates affordable and the hospitality is genuine. There is absolutely everything to like about Songwriters Recording Studio... you will love doing your music project there. I've been a client at Songwriters for 14 years!
~ Clara Landau
Learn to use your voice wisely. Vocal coaching is available as a separate service. Contact us for details.
Also available separately are keyboard lessons from a very well respected and admired piano teacher in our area. Don't pass up the opportunity. This is a very talented individual.
If, at the completion of your project you need help getting your songs heard, we have leads that will be able to assist you.
NOW AVAILABLE .... Complete promo packages for you or your band including posters, tee shirts and a variety of other nifty items to sell at that merch table.
All major credit cards accepted for any of our in- house services.