Balladeer Studio

Recording studio specializing in vocals and acoustic instruments

Balladeer Studio: a home for singer/songwriters

Due to the pandemic, we are unable to collaborate in person. But we can still make beautiful recordings, from song development through arranging, tracking, overdubbing instruments, and mixing. See how we do it.

For vocals that pop

The lead vocal is often the most important single element when recording popular music, representing the heart of the song. At Balladeer Studio, the focus is on capturing vocal recordings that help you tell your story. I chose the name Balladeer, which means “singer of ballads,” to emphasize this focus on vocal-driven songs.

I also record acoustic guitar and piano with attention to clarity and presence.

If you're a singer/songwriter in the Pacific Northwest (or now, anywhere in the world), Balladeer Studio is your home for recording.

Working With Me

My goal is to make music and contribute to the music-making scene. One way I love to do that is through recording and mixing. I aim to make tracks that sound the way you want to hear them, and have fun doing it.

  • Tracking ‒ Enjoy a supportive environment where you can relax and focus on delivering your best performance.
  • Mixing ‒ I'll nail the style and sound you’re looking for, and make sure you’re getting what you want.

Depending on the project, I'll work either on an hourly basis or on a fixed fee per song.

My current gear. Hear some of the tracks I’ve recorded/produced.

About Balladeer Studio

Leo Brodie at this console
I’m Leo Brodie. I’m a performing singer/songwriter. I've been recording at home for decades. Over time, the studio evolved from a focus on recording my own album projects towards a mission of helping other songwriters. I launched under the name Balladeer Studio in 2019, to emphasize my focus on intimate recording for singers and songwriters.

Balladeer Studio recording and mixing
In 2020, my family and I moved from Seattle to Bellingham, Washington and brought the studio along. The new location occupies a spacious, high-ceilinged room in my home. The picture above shows the desk area. I often perform live on the piano here. Sadly, during the pandemic I cannot invite performers here to record, but I'm still helping artists record great tracks via the Internet.

It’s important to me to create a safe, relaxed environment where artists can dig into their performance. By the time we record, the technical stuff is already handled, so I can put my full attention on you and on what story your song is trying to tell. I gives me great joy when my customers leave with a recording of their creation captured in the best light possible.

Pricing

Contact me to set up a time to discuss your project and goals.


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