Everything else you need to know...

All packages and sessions include engineer, setup, tracking, AND mixing.
Packages/Rates do NOT include manufacturing, though we can make some great recommendations! If you're not into the packages and want a custom session, contact us at studio@beatnikvending.com

BIG UPDATE: The BVM will SOON have a permanent home in Aubrey, TX. Our location will be just SE of downtown Aubrey, only fifteen minutes from Denton and less than an hour from Dallas. Don't worry, though, we'll still continue to mobilize for house shows and mini-films.


We LOVE to record indie rock, indie pop, alternative, jangle pop, shoegaze, folk, noise rock, psychedelic, dream stuff, country, americana-banana, experimental, chillwave, post-punk, ambient, noise pop, no wave, post-rock, dark wave, sludge metal, jazz-ish, freak rock, IDM, electro-whatever, chamber pop, post-hardcore, avant garde, soul, slo-core, dub (?), punk rock, lo-fi, hi-fi, and anything else we find mildly interesting.

Hey, don't freak out, we split PAYMENT up into 3 parts: 1/3 two-weeks before the session, 1/3 at the session, and 1/3 on final approval/delivery of your masters. For your added convenience we accept cash (preferred), credit cards, and (sometimes) gear trades. Checks are evil!


Randy Cochran, Owner/Engineer
After working on a what has seemed like a bazillion projects as a musician, recording engineer, and producer the dream is now to create a space for everything new, cool, and totally misunderstood."The BVM was born and built to help musicians love the studio again. No matter your genre or personality, we want to make your record sound great for an affordable price and give you the friendliest, creativityist, most hospitabliest environment to do it in."

Loves: room sound, analog hum, oppressively gynormous ribbon mics, a series of tubes, bloop beeps, beep bloops, pitch shifting, Steve Albini and Mitch Easter.


Note: Gear used varies per session. Or does it!?

Digital Audio Workstation
2.9 GHz i5 Apple iMac
Universal Audio Apollo 16 (I/O)
Cubase Pro 8

Monitors
Event 20/20 (passive nearfield)
AKG K240 Studio (headphones)
Sennheiser HD212Pro (headphones)
Sennheiser HD280Pro (headphones)

Pre-amps, Dynamics, & Audio Processors
API 3124+ (pre-amp)
Empirical Labs Distressor (compressor)
FMR Really Nice Pre-Amp (pre-amp)
FMR Really Nice Levelling Amp (compressor)
Sytek MPX-4Aii Pre-Amp (w/ Burr-Brown op-amps)

Tascam 4-track Cassette Recorder
Reel-to-Reel of questionable origin
+ a wide variety of VST plugins

Digital Instruments & Synths
Casiotone MT-68 (keyboard)
Commodore 64 Microcomputer (analog synth)
Korg KP3 Kaoss Pad (dynamic effects sampler)
Suzuki OM-84 Omnichord
Sampletron Mellotron Plug-in (software)
Funkbox (vintage drum machine app)
GSi GS-201 Tape Echo (Space Echo)
+ a pretty decent sounding Rhodes piano plugin

 

Microphones
2x AKG C414-BULS (large diaphragm condenser)
2x Audix D2 (dynamic)
Audix D4 (dynamic)
Avantone CV-12 (large diaphragm tube condenser)
2x Cascade Fathead II (ribbon)
Cascade X-15 w/ Lundahl transformer (stereo ribbon)
Crown PCC160 (boundary condenser)
Electro-Voice RE-20 (dynamic)
2x Michael Joly Oktava MK-012 (small diaphragm condenser)
2x Sennheiser e609 Silver (dynamic)
2x Shure SM57 (dynamic)
Shure SM7B (dynamic)

Analog Instruments, Amps, & Pedals
Orchestral bells
Fender 60's Jazzmaster
Vox AC4-TV w/ Celestion Greenback
Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Plus reverb pedal
Electro-Harmonix Vintage Memory Man delay pedal
Mid-1970's Slingerland maple/mahogany drum kit
Orange County 13x7 maple snare
Strymon El Capistan Tape Echo delay pedal
Zvex Super Hard On boost pedal
Lots more gear available for rent! Just ask!