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The Nola Loft recording studio is in constant development. In addition, our schedules are constantly changing as our focus is shifted between numerous projects/prospects and various aspects of our lives.

GET A PROFESSIONAL RECORDING, MIXING, MASTERING – DON’T DO IT YOURSELF! ON LINE SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE DURING COVID-19! Otherwise MASK-UP!

It seems kind of silly, but, new set of rules has been developed for security and personal safety purposes. We understand if many of you might not be so keen on some of these new rules; however, they are vital in the fluidity of studio operations. If you disagree with these rules, that’s fine; there are plenty of other studios throughout the New Orleans-area. I’m sure they will accommodate you in ways we can’t. We reserve the right to excommunicate all in violation of any of the rules listed below.

EDITING/VOCAL TUNING – 25 per hour

This includes editing, cleanup and tuning of audio. This could be anything, from cleaning up poorly recorded or noisy voiceovers to finely tuning a hook or entire song. Any material to be edited should be in the form of .wav files or a Pro Tools session.

Studio Recording Available @ Nola Loft…

TRACKING – 30 per hour (250 day rate)

MIXING – 150 per song(fully tracked out stems)/100 per song(when using a stereo instrumental)

  • Mixing is a tricky thing, it can often make or break a song. My goal is to always do a mix that takes your song to the next level. I work primarily in Pro Tools, so to start I need either a Pro Tools session (.ptf or .ptx) or stems consisting of 24 or 32 bit .wav files with the same starting point. The mix includes 2 revisions as well as .wav’s of the clean, dirty, acapella and instrumental versions of each song. Editing, tuning or arrangement should all be done before a song is ready to mix.

MASTERING – 80 per song

  • If you’ve already done all the hard work of recording and mixing, shoot me your wav or aiff file/s for a final touch up and Master.

DON’T MAKE THE MISTAKE OF SENDING BAD PRODUCTIONS TO…
PRESS,
RADIO
DJ’S!!!!

Hire a pro to mix and master your tracks right.
The major labels do and you should too.

Your music is your baby and could change your life.

Don’t give out cd’s that sound like home studio laptop junk!
I’ve been mixing and mastering for over 20 yrs.
My specialty is R&B, Hiphop, Gospel, Soul, Neo Soul, Alternative Rap, Bounce, Dirty South, and Smooth Jazz.

I’m a lead sound engineer and artist outta Bad Boy Ent. with over 2 decades of experience.
Alot of people come to me after they have wasted time and money.

Projects may include:
-Audio Recording
-mixing/mastering
-production/ co-production
-playing- keys, Synths, Bass
-songwriting
-consulting
-programming your studio
-music composing for film/video

GREAT PRICE.
FAST TURN-AROUND.
SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

check out the latest EPK’s we just produced
of my primary artist’s Speedy and Jeff Chaz
contact me and let’s talk about your project.

Give A Call Today!

Located in Heart of New Orleans Nola Loft Recording Studios was built to give singers, musicians, songwriters and filmmakers access to fluent engineers and brokers running the very best sounding equipment ever made, but for a fraction of the price of super studios. We help people produce projects from concept through recording, mastering and marketing. We have a large library of samples and sound effects for film and video work , voiceovers, and soundtrack scoring. As wells as the marketing techniques to get you there.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Nola Loft and what we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 504.233-0233 or via our online web form here.  

In the meantime, we’ve also prepared some of our most frequently asked questions below to help you get the most out of your studio experience.
Owned and operated by producer/mixer/engineer Darrian Rivers “YeDi” along with wife powerhouse music broker marketing engineer mastermind no non-sense Lisa Luciano “Flow”. Nola Loft makes it easy and affordable for any singer to become a viable recording artist. By using established industry professionals and cutting edge technology, we produce radio ready, high quality music demos and masters at affordable rates. Nola Loft also provides professional photography services, music promotion and marketing, worldwide online distribution and professional guidance to help propel a singer’s or bands career to the next level.  Nola Loft SING Mastering was designed from the ground up as a no-compromise mastering facility. High-end custom equipment and rooms based on the most perfectly optimized acoustical ratios. The main suite is an enormous 25+ foot long room to allow the most natural and precise sonic environment possible allowing us to make the decisions necessary to make your music sound its best. spacious rooms with 18-foot ceilings that give musical performances a rich sonic depth, fill out our large live room which sounds equally explosive for drums, acoustic or electric guitar, upright bass or vocals.

Our layout is especially useful for full band or full rhythm-section recordings, when artists are interested in capturing the energy of a live performance without sacrificing the control and separation of modern studio techniques.  If the band or producer needs isolation, a large iso-booth for guitar and bass amps makes for an easy way to keep the various mics well-protected from bleed.  Bring the vocalist into the control room and you can try for full-band takes and still fix mistakes after the fact.  Or bring everyone into the live room at once and give your record that perfectly-blended character.
Nola Loft is a top-notch recording facility with an approachable vibe and character to make you feel at home.  Come make something great with us.

For bookings please write 4evolve@gmail.com or call (504) 233-0233.
4 hour minimum for first-time bookings. Special full-day lockout and weekly rates available.

Read Sonic Scoop’s recent feature article about the studio.
Read Mix Magazine’s recent regional overview of our studio.

YeDi

Located in Heart of New Orleans Nola Loft Recording Studios was built to give singers, musicians, songwriters and filmmakers access to fluent engineers and brokers running the very best sounding equipment ever made, but for a fraction of the price of super studios. We help people produce projects from concept through recording, mastering and marketing. We have a large library of samples and sound effects for film and video work , voiceovers, and soundtrack scoring. As wells as the marketing techniques to get you there.

If you’re interested in finding out more about Nola Loft and what we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 504.233.0233 or via our online web form here.  

In the meantime, we’ve also prepared some of our most frequently asked questions below to help you get the most out of your studio experience.
Owned and operated by producer/mixer/engineer Darrian Rivers “YeDi” along with wife powerhouse music broker marketing engineer mastermind no non-sense Lisa Luciano “Flow”. Nola Loft makes it easy and affordable for any singer to become a viable recording artist. By using established industry professionals and cutting edge technology, we produce radio ready, high quality music demos and masters at affordable rates. Nola Loft also provides professional photography services, music promotion and marketing, worldwide online distribution and professional guidance to help propel a singer’s or bands career to the next level. Nola Loft was designed from the ground up as a no-compromise mastering facility. High-end custom equipment and rooms based on the most perfectly optimized acoustical ratios. The main suite is an enormous 25+ foot long room to allow the most natural and precise sonic environment possible allowing us to make the decisions necessary to make your music sound its best. spacious rooms with 18-foot ceilings that give musical performances a rich sonic depth, fill out our large live room which sounds equally explosive for drums, acoustic or electric guitar, upright bass or vocals.

NOLA LOFT Recording Studio Rules and Regulations:

The rules are as follows:

1.) Respect the owners of the home/studio AT ALL TIMES. This is a home-based recording studio, so it is imperative that respect is given to all who occupy it. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” We are allowing you into our home, so it is extremely important that you treat us with respect due unto us and follow the rules set in place. We respect all customers and strive to accommodate your every musical need. However, we reserve the right to excommunicate anyone who lacks any respect thereof.

2.) The studio is only be available from 9 AM – 9 PM CST Monday thru Friday. We have many different projects as well as a personal life to attend to, In addition, it is difficult to find time to mix down tracks if the studio is constantly active in recording. As a result, times of studio availability have been amended to provide more structure. There will be certain dates and times when the studio will not be available, such as holidays, weekends, special events/occasions, etc. A Facebook page will soon be created noting specific times of availability. Always call ahead to verify availability. If you are late/absent for your appointment, we’ll see if we can work something out. Remember, the studio closes at 9 PM. All paying customers can work out special times with us if needed.

3.) No walk-ins are allowed. We can’t stress this enough. Always call ahead and setup an appointment. There are many customers who would like to work in the studio. We can only cater to one person/group at a time. In addition, the studio may not always be available and we may not always be present @ the time you arrive unannounced. Setting up an appointment is best for all parties involved.

4.) Paying customers ALWAYS have the right of way. Paying customers are at the forefront of this service. As a result, non-paying customers will have to take a backseat. If you are a non-paying customer and you would like to record at a time that a paying customer wants to record, you will need to choose another time (and date if necessary). If you are a non-paying customer and have set up a time to record, and a paying customer wants that same time to record, we might have to reschedule your appointment. Hey, what can we say? Money talks….

5.) No drinking/smoking is allowed in the studio/house. This is for practical and safety purposes for all who are present. Second-hand smoke is dangerous to all, especially to those who don’t smoke. As smokers, We empathize with many of you smokers in your distaste for the inability to smoke in the comforts of the studio. This is not to be debated!!! However, you may smoke on the outdoor balcony of the loft.

In addition, alcohol affects many people differently; some people become more relaxed while others become belligerent. We are unwilling to take this risk. While we understand that we are all adults and that drinking can be fun, some people are simply irresponsible in terms of their alcohol consumption. This not only poses a risk to the health and safety of parties involved, but it also poses a risk to the intactness of the equipment. Also, evidence has clearly shown that musicians are at their artistic best in a state of sobriety. We understand that this is the Nola Loft, but this is not a place to party. If you help the Nola Loft grow and obtain an independent shelter, maybe this rule can be amended. However, as it currently stands, it is vital that this rule is respected!

6.) No illegal/illegally obtained substances are allowed in the studio. For security & safety purposes, no illegal substances are allowed. You might indulge in your poisons elsewhere, but here it is unacceptable. We would not like to run the risk of any overdoses, erratic behaviors, violent outbursts, etc. Failure to comply will result in excommunication from the studio.

7.) No weapons are allowed PERIOD. We understand that the studio is located in a dangerous part of the city. We also understand the desire to enact your second amendment rights as an American citizen. However, for safety and security purposes, it is best that weapons are not allowed in the studio. The Nola Loft is a liberal family environment, so it is imperative that this rule is respected. Failure to comply will result in excommunication from the studio and potential notification of law-enforcement if needed.

8.) No fighting/violence are allowed in the studio. Again, the Nola Loft is a family environment. We are all about love and unity, so any disagreements MUST be handled in a civil manner. Failure to comply will result in excommunication from the studio and potential notification of law-enforcement if needed.

9.) Quiet on the set! If you are in the studio and you are not recording, be respectful of those who are! The microphone is a very sensitive microphone; in other words, it can pick up a lot of background noise. Until we acquire enough funds to obtain a recording booth, it is imperative that everyone present remains very quiet so as not to ruin the sound. This includes temporarily silencing your phones and other electronic devices. If you don’t like making crisp, clear, great sounding music, disregard this rule, but don’t complain to us if you don’t like what you hear.

10.)  Please be careful with the equipment! We understand that sometimes you might be clumsy and mistakes might happen. Please try not to be careless with the equipment. NEVER touch/swing/play with the microphone, especially in the process of recording. It ruins the recording with impact noise and can cause potential damage to the microphone, and what’s a studio without a microphone? Think about it this way. When you’re listening to your favorite artists, you will rarely hear microphone feedback or background noise. Everything sounds crisp and clean. Wouldn’t you want your music to sound just as crisp? We’ll admit, our equipment is far from the best, but it definitely doesn’t help if there is any damage to the equipment.

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