Windy Town Media Arts Company

If you need commercial big label quality, you will find it at Windy Town. We strive to provide our clients the highest quality recordings, mixes, masters, music videos, and remote recording. We even help our clients to get their music onto iTunes, Amazon, Spotify, and all major online music and streaming services.

Vision Statement:

To be the premiere media company in the Midwest and to help promote musicians and businesses to realize and visualize their personal artistic brand identity through various media formats
We record direct to digital using the highest quality digital converters. For songwriters and performers we offer a vast index of professional sounds and professional sample libraries to take your music to the highest level.
We’ve been recording music thirty years, and it’s our decades of recording experience that you will benefit from. We know all the little tricks to make your recording stand out. We will make your music stand apart from the crowd, and make a truly special, yet commercially mastered product ready for distribution.
When you are ready for the best, give us a call at: 707-602-7277 to talk your project and how we can help take your music to the highest level.

Services:

 
Recording
 
Remote Recording
 
Mixing
 
Mastering
3 Biggest Tasks to Make Your Mix Better Before Mastering:

1) Send the music and drums (anything non vocal) to it's own buss and do a (narrow Q) supernotch cut out of the 1Khz frequency
(SUPERTIP - Automate a bypass of the supernotch when a singer is not singing for full bandwidth music!)

2) Insert Low AND High band brick wall linear phase EQ cut on ALL tracks - right up to the lowest/highest note of that track - (Where it sounds good - For Example a Bass sound can be mostly safely cut at 8khz) (NO LOW BAND BRICK WALL ON BASS or BASS DRUM TRACKS) This completely open ups the low frequency JUST for the bass and bass drum (you can even sculpt separate frequencies for the Bass and Bass drum so that they do not compete with each other) and the high band brick wall leaves space for the voice in the high frequencies

3) Try Less Reverb - When a two track master is Compressed and Limited (made louder) the soft parts become louder - (reverb can be added add the mastering level) - A good rule of thumb - dial in the reverb - when you start to hear the actual effect - back it off and leave it! When Mastered - this gives each instrument it’s own ‘space’ and 3D sound without being washed out in reverb.


THESE ARE GOLD NUGGETS! 

We are passing these on to you to make your recordings better!

An area of Mastering to consider:

Build an audio story! Micro Dynamics. Map out the form of the song, push and pull the eq AND dynamics from the verse, chorus, solo sections, and bridge to create contrast and make the important parts of the song pop out to the listener. Changes in the dynamics and eq from one section to another can and help to create emotional responses to your music and make your song stand out. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_and_emotion
 
Music Production
 
Sample Drum Replacement
 
Radio and Television Jingle Production
 
Voice Over and Commercial Production
 
Noise Reduction and Forensic Audio
 
Music Videos
 
Graphic Design
 
Songwriting
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Windy Town releases a wide variety of music including: Alternative, Alternative Rock, College Rock, Experimental Rock, Goth Rock, Grunge, Hardcore Punk, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, New Wave, Rock, Punk, Steampunk, Anime, Blues, Acoustic Blues, Chicago Blues, Classic Blues, Contemporary Blues, Country Blues, Delta Blues, Electric Blues, Children’s Music, Lullabies, Sing-Along, Stories, Classical, Avant-Garde, Baroque, Chamber Music, Chant, Choral, Classical Crossover, Early Music, High Classical, Impressionist, Music, Novelty, Country, Americana, Bluegrass, Contemporary Bluegrass, Contemporary Country, Country Gospel, Honky Tonk, Country, Bluegrass, Country, Cowboy, Dance, Breakbeat, Dubstep, Exercise, Hardcore, Dance, Eurodance, House, Techno, Trance, Disney, 

We also like Easy Listening, Bop, Lounge, Swing, Electronic, Ambient, Downtempo, Electro, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, French Pop, German Folk, German Pop, Fitness & Workout, Hip-Hop/Rap, Alternative Rap, Bounce, Dirty South, East Coast, Hip-Hop, Latin Rap, Old School Rap, Holiday, Chanukah, Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Indie Pop, Industrial, Inspirational, CCM, Christian Metal, Christian Pop, Rap, Rock, Christian, Gospel, Gospel, Worship, Qawwali, Southern Gospel, Traditional Gospel, Instrumental, March, Jazz, Acid Jazz, Avant-Garde Jazz, Big Band, Blue Note, Contemporary Jazz, Cool, Crossover

We like: Jazz, Dixieland, Fusion, Bop, Jazz, Jazz, Ragtime, Jazz, Jazz, Pop, KaraokeLatino, Alternativo & Latino, Boleros, Brazilian, Contemporary Latin, Latin Jazz, Pop Latino, Raíces, Reggaeton Hop, Regional Mexicano, Tropical, Environmental, Healing, Meditation, Nature, RelaxationTravel, Pop, Adult Contemporary, Brit-pop, Pop/Rock, Soft Rock, Teen Pop, R&B/Soul, Contemporary R&B, Disco, Doo Wop, Funk, Motown, Neo Soul, Storm, Soul, Reggae, Dancehall, Dub, Reggae, Ska, Rock, Adult Alternative, American Trad Rock, Arena Rock, Blues-Rock, British Invasion, Death Metal/Black Metal, Glam Rock, Hair Metal, Hard Rock, Metal, Jam Bands, Prog-Rock/Art Rock, Psychedelic, Rock & Roll, Rockabilly, Roots

We like: Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Southern Rock, Surf, Tex-Mex, Singer/Songwriter, Alternative Folk, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, New Acoustic, Traditional Folk, Soundtrack, Foreign Cinema, Musicals, Original Score, Soundtrack, TV Soundtrack, Spoken Word, Chicano, Classic, Conjunto, Progressive, Mex, Vocal, Barbershop, Standards, Traditional Pop, Vocal Jazz, Vocal Pop, World, Africa, Afro-Beat, Afro-Pop, Asia, Australia, Nova, Cajun, Caribbean, Celtic, Celtic Folk, Celtic, Songs, Europe, France, Hawaii, Pop, Japan, Japanese