SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR
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  • RATES

    The hourly rate is $40.00 per hour on weekdays, and $50.00 per hour on Saturdays and Sundays. Cash or Paypal only. That includes Richard as your engineer.
     
    There is a two hour minimum. To book a session, we may need to get a $50.00 deposit to hold that date and time for you. You can give us that in cash, check or Paypal. If it is a check, we will return that to you at the end of the session (or sessions) and then you pay in cash or Paypal at that time.

     
    The deposit is non-refundable if you cancel within 3 days of the session. Just let us know in plenty of time if you change your mind, so we can re-book it and we can then either refund the $50.00 or move it to another date and time.

  • ANALOG TAPE TO DIGITAL TRANSFERS

    We offer analog reel to reel to digital transfers from many formats including 1/4 inch 4 trk, 1/2 trk and 2 trk. We also can do 1/2 in, 2 trk, 8 trk or 16 trk transfers as long as the tapes don’t have Dolby noise reduction. DBX is OK.  Those multi-track transfers can be delivered with or without noise removal to Protools or at 16 bit or 24 bit formats (either WAVE files or AAIF’s).

     

    A lot of people like us to remove the tape hiss on these things as well. We use the incredible Waves Restoration Bundle or, we can deliver it without that process.

     

    The rate for tape restoration is $40.00/hour.

     

    The time it takes to restore your tape depends upon the age of the tape, and how the tapes have been stored. Usually, we bake the tapes in a special convection oven for about 6 to 8 hours in order to counteract the "Sticky Shed Syndrome" common in many older tapes.

     

    There is a one time $50.00 charge for the baking process. Typically, you figure the length of the material multiplied by 3 (sometimes 4) as the average time it takes to get these done right. We can also master the final product to current volume standards if you would like.

  • PIANO RECORDING

    We do not have a live grand piano. Currently we are using a state-of-the-art digital samples utilizing a few different programs based upon the sound needed.  The most popular one is "Ivory" and we do have that program.  It's just a matter of whether you're comfortable using a piano controller.

     

    Our controller feels just like a real piano (88 weighted keys) and it's called an Alesis QS8.  Most people are very happy with the sound of Ivory.  It includes Bosendorfer, Steinway, Yamaha Grands and more. These are all sampled in amazing rooms from all over the world.

     

    The beauty of recording this way is that the performance is recorded as audio AND midi. Because of this, we can fix any bad notes that might occur and then re- render the corrected performance to a new audio track. This technique also lets you change keys or tempos after you have played the song without any loss of fidelity. Brilliant!

     

  • EQUIPMENT

    MAC PLUG-INS:

    Waves Diamond Bundle, McDSP Bundle, TC Electronics Master x 3, Eventide Anthology Bundle, Waves GTR3 Guitar Rig by Paul Reed Smith, Steven Slate FG-X, Steven Slate Trigger, Antares Auto, Revibe,  Valhalla Reverb and Echo, Line 6 Amp Farm, Sans Amp, Amplitude 1 & Jimi Hendrix, Pultec Bundle, Focusrite D2 and D3, Bomb Factory BF-3A and BF-76

     

    STUDIO MONITORS:

    Mackie HR-24s, Yamaha NS-10s, Kenleigh Custom Studio Monitors, Headphones by Sennheiser, Audio Technica and Sony

     

    ANALOG AND DIGITAL RECORDERS:

    Tascam MSR-16 1/2 in (with DBX noise reduction) 3 Alesis ADAT XTs (24 tracks), Teac A-3300SX 1/4in, Teac 3340 4 track, Aiwa Cassette Deck, Aiwa XC-004 CD Deck

     

    PRE-AMPS /RACK GEAR/ EFFECTS:

    Symetrix SX 202 Dual Mic Preamp (sounds like a Neve 1073) Aphex Compellor (Stereo) DBX 160A, Behringer Composer x 2, DBX 463X Gate x 2, Alesis Micro Gates

     

    MAC SOFTWARE:

    Pro Tools HD2-8.0, Superior Drummer 2.0, Digidesign Strike, Structure, Xpand II, Drumagog, BFD Drums, Waves GTR 3 Guitar System, Synthogy Ivory, Mach Five II w/ huge library

     

    KEYBOARDS AND MODULES ETC:

    Vintage Hammond M-3 organ w/Leslie (Leslie can also be used for guitar or anything), Alesis QS-8 88 Key Weighted Keyboard Controller and Synth, EMAX Sampler (original with huge library) Alesis D-4 Drum Module, Roland U-220

     

    DRUMS/ PERCUSSION:

    Custom 6-Piece Maple Drum Kit (24 in and 22 kicks) 8, 10, 12, and 14 in. Toms, Snares by Ludwig and Pearl and Tama, Cymbals by Sabian and Ludwig, Assorted Percussion Instruments

     

    DI BOXS:

    Radial J-48s, Active DI, Behringer Ultra DI, Pro Co DB-1 DI, Zeus 8325 DI, DOD AB Box, Rapco ABC Box

     

    GUITAR/ BASS STUFF:

    Blackstar HT Club 40 w Celestion speaker, Rocktron Chameleon, Mesa Boogie 50/50 with various cabinets, Line 6 Pod, Line 6 Bass Pod, Original Sans Amp and Bass Sans Amp

     

    PEDALS/ STOMPBOXS:

    Custom Richard Blitz Pedalboard w TC Electronics Flashback x 4, Xotic Effects BB Preamp, MXR Flanger, Boss Chorus Ensemble, Boss CE-3 Chorus, Danelectro Cool Cat (Univibe clone) Mu-Tron Octave- Divider, Original Crybaby Wah-Wah, Boss TR-9 Tube Screamer, Various custom pedals

     

  • MEDIA & SOUND DEMOS

    Check out our Hip Hop and R&B recordings on <SOUNDCLOUD>

    Take a look at our videos on <YOUTUBE>

    Follow us on <FACEBOOK>

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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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3051 Reynard Way, San Diego, CA 92103  • 619-260-0837  •  blitzrecording@sbcglobal.net

SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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SERVICES Multitrack Recording, Mixing & Editing Mastering & Duplication Audio for Video Adat to Protools Analog Tape to ProTools or CD Midi Production Analogue Tape Restoration Audio Sweetening Complete CD Packages ProTools, Midi & Audio Engineering Training Award Winning Production nnnnnnnn ABOUT The sound of your project is everything. The best performance can be lost if you don’t have an Engineer/Producer with great ears and an understanding of what you’re trying to achieve. Whether you are looking for a kick-ass drum sound, powerful vocals, or the delicate sounds of a whisper across the strings of an acoustic guitar, the engineer can make all the difference. That Engineer is Richard Blitz. We use a Pro Tools HD-8 system on a Mac coupled with great mics and many of the hottest plug-ins available like the Waves Diamond bundle, McDSP suite, the Eventide Anthology Bundle and Steven Slate's amazing Trigger and mastering FG-X We have the “know how” to help you create an exceptional project. We also have 24 tracks of 16 bit ADAT if you need it. As a well-known San Diego Producer/Engineer/Performer, Richard Blitz has the experience and the tools you need to record your masterpiece. BLITZ RECORDING STUDIOS has engineered and produced some of San Diego’s finest artists for over 25 years. His projects have included everything from Rock, Pop to Rhythm & Blues, Rap/Hip Hop, Jazz, Country, Folk, Bluegrass, Alternative, Reggae, Electronica, Ambient Digital, Opera, electric, eclectic acoustic instruments of all kinds. Richard has recorded live performances, tracks for radio & television sound recordings, and written and produced soundtracks for corporate giants such Google, BMW, Bank of America, Magellan, Hewlett Packard, Ford, San Diego’s KGB Sky Shows, and much more. He is a wizard at dialog editing and has done many projects for medical groups such as Glaxo Smith Klein, and motivational speakers such as Dennis Waitley and Tony Robbins Worldwide. He has done a number of very successful audio books as well. If you want a creative and inspiring environment, superior production, and the encouragement that can make the difference in the outcome of your project...GET IN HERE! Richard Blitz has an intuitive way of getting great performances quickly, and he brings out the best of every artist he works with. STUDIO TOUR nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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We have been in business for over 25 years in San Diego. That's because we know how to make great records. We treat every client like family and that's why many of our customers come back for their second, third, and even their fourth CD projects. We also offer full turnkey packages which makes it very easy to release your CD with complete confidence in the final product. We can walk you through the maze of decisions that you will be faced with and take the legwork, guesswork and worry off your shoulders. Call anytime to schedule a meeting (619) 260- 0837
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