Preparing For Your Session

Be Prepared

If you are on a budget, don’t attempt to write songs in the studio, but have your music prepared and extremely well rehearsed. There are a lot of wonderful recording tricks that we can do to fix any mistakes you might make in the studio, but it’s always easier and quicker if you are well rehearsed and know how you want your music to sound.

If you are with a band, you will want to decide if you want to all record in the same room, or be separated. The advantage of being isolated is that we can easily fix any mistake made on any individual instrument without effecting the other tracks since there is no bleed through on the microphones. You will be able to hear each other on the headphones, but you might prefer to play together in the same room. Depending on the style of your music, one method or another might be more appropriate.

Be Relaxed

Knowing that we can fix mistakes and transform your music into anything you can imagine don’t panic if you do make a mistake. This studio is designed to make you feel relaxed and comfortable. Just relax, and enjoy your music! Anything is possible - you can sing backup for yourself, fix wrong notes, go multi-track and play all of the parts yourself or add piano, keyboard, or trumpet to your mix! Keep an open mind and enjoy the process of making your music come to life.

Bring Materials

Let us know what you plan to bring as far as amps, guitars, keyboard and other equipment so we can plan how to best set up for your session. Drummers should arrive at least an hour before your session to set-up and run a sound check. If we are doing your duplication, please bring any media material such as photos, biographies, etc so we can start the design process to give you the product you desire!

If you plan to book a multi-day stay for larger projects, and you wish to stay on site, you’ll find us on Airbnb as “Evergreen Escape.” There, we are superhosts, and offer a great deal of amenities such as breakfast and unlimited coffee and popcorn.


During recording breaks, you can play ping ping, pool, sit in the hot tub, walk trails on the grounds, or relax on the many hammocks that you’ll find throughout the property. We hope you find the entire experience to be inspiring to your creativity so that you get the best recording possible.

Fun and Leisure

At no extra cost, your sound engineer, Bryan Helsel, is happy to play piano or keyboards on your session, and Heather Helsel will be glad to sing on your project. Bryan is also connected with numerous local musicians, should you need to hire other session musicians.

Session Musicians