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    Mixing

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    Recording

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    Mastering Engineering

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    Voice-Overs & Vocals

  • Studio Team

  • Check Out Our Studio Team

    Studio team. We have a wonderful studio team here at Starsound Studios. Check them out below.

  • Wade Nichols

    Owner

    Mixing & Mastering Engineer

  • Wade is the owner of Starsound Studios and the creator of the video tutorial company Faders Up OH. He grew up in Lakewood Ohio. Music has always been a part of his life. Wade took verbal quizzes on what instrument was playing on a Herb Albert record by his mother while at the age of 3 or 4. Trying to catch him with a sound that he did not know was the goal. He was never stumped was how his mother described it. That is how the love of music began! The audio engine of our studio team is Wade.

    He sang in the choir at both school and church during middle and high school. After picking up the guitar, he started playing in bands in addition to learning to run sound for those gigs. His music jobs from that point forward have consisted of just being in the right place at the right time. Therefore, the opportunity arose to run live sound for national recording artists, live theater, and hundreds of live local bands in and around the Milwaukee area. During that same time, he wrote three albums, and those songs played on local Milwaukee radio stations. He played those same songs live on local cable shows as well. Keep in mind that he never had formal training in any form of music.

  • Multiple Projects

    In 1993 owning and operating Starsound Studios was the next step. Wade started it in Milwaukee and re-established it after returning home to Northeast Ohio in 2001. He also started the arena rock tribute band Rock Rewind. All of the music, video, and light show Pre-Recorded for the incredible Rock Rewind show was recorded, designed, and played by Wade at Starsound Studios.

    Through it all, he studied to be a science teacher and was asked to teach music in the Cleveland School District in 2004. After that, he wrote a grant, and it was accepted. Then he installed a recording studio lab in the back of the school auditorium. That building closed and Wade is currently teaching Computer Technology.

  • Meeting His Mentors

    Wade had the great fortune to travel to New York and learn from Grammy-nominated recording engineer Fab Dupont twice. After those experiences, he flew to Boston for another opportunity to work with a Grammy-nominated mastering engineer and professor at Berkley College of Music Johnathan Wyner.

    He has also driven to Sweetwater in Fort Wayne Indiana to learn from the award-winning engineer and Director of Studio Operations Mark Hornsby multiple times. Wade has also taken a master recording class with Ed Cherney provided by Sweetwater. Ed has won several Grammy, TEC, and Emmy awards. The great list of mentors has imparted years of recording and engineering wisdom. Therefore, Wade has built up a lot of knowledge to pass on to his clients. In other words, they will benefit in the sound of their recordings.

    Currently, he is also taking classes in the RAT Recording Arts and Technology program at Tri-C community college to earn an Associates Degree in recording/engineering. The running joke is he is back in school to learn what he already knows and does on a daily basis at Starsound Studios.

    All of this education that Wade has sought out makes our team the right choice for your next recording.

    Wade has now been accredited by Tiffin University to serve as a mentor for their internship for becoming a recording engineer. He is also earning that same accreditation from Tri-C. Wade has been asked to do a seminar for the students within the RAT program. He is now starting to become the mentor of young engineers like his mentors have been to him.

  • Daniel Drockton

    Assistant Engineer

  • Daniel is the assistant engineer and apprentice to Wade. He joined the studio team directly after his internship. Music has been involved in his life ever since preschool where his mom says that if he wasn't singing, then nobody was singing. Growing up he was involved in every choir he was able to join, small group or massive chorale.

    He just graduated from Tiffin University with a double major in Professional Music and Arts Administration with a focus in Music Industry. At Tiffin, he was involved in touring groups that went all over the country, tutored other students, and even helped run/set-up sound for live shows on campus. His last semester he took an internship here at Starsound Studios learning how to set-up and run a favorable mix. He has been working here ever since graduation.

  • John Chereson

    4K Video

    YouTube SEO

  • John is one of the top Youtube SEO Specialist in the United States. Results driven, John spent 11 years in study honing his skill-sets in Youtube SEO, Websites, Graphic Design, Advertising and 4K Video Production. After completing his education, John created Ohio Media Services and became a freelance entrepreneur focusing on Youtube SEO, Websites, Graphic Design, Advertising and 4k Video Production. Serving many clients successfully, John quickly became recognized as a leader in Youtube SEO.

    Client after client has had great success in their Youtube SEO and 4K Video Production campaigns with John. When John and Wade met for the first time they both instantly knew they would work very well together. After joining Starsound Studios, the success continues as Wade and John along with the Starsound Studios team indeed provide a Complete One-Stop-Solution for Artists, Musicians, Businesses, Schools, Non-Profit Organizations, Corporations and everything in between. Our specialists at Starsound Studios will produce results that will amaze you!

  • Danny Todd

    Website Development

    Website SEO

  • I started in the SEO business in the 1990s when it was a far less complicated industry. Over the years, I've formed relationships with some of the leading SEO experts in the business. In doing so, I've learned SEO secrets that very few in the SEO services industry know.

    These secrets are why I consistently rank sites in the top 10 results on Google for competitive terms, while some of my competitors struggle to achieve top 100 listings.

    I also have a knack for attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry to become part of my SEO team. These people that are part of my team ensure that you'll get the very best web design, web copy, programming, online marketing, and offline marketing available!

    Moreover, all of these exceptional services integrate into the overall SEO strategy for each website. In this way, these SEO services are built from the ground up so that no detail is overlooked or lost. Every possible thing that can we can do to your website's search engine rankings is being done!

    Dan created our website and joined the studio team.

  • Mara Robinson

    Photographer

    Stills, Photos, and Live Action

  • Mara is well-known in the Cleveland scene as a highly skilled professional music photographer and the newest member of our studio team. She knows her camera gear like the back of her hand. She's known for capturing iconic live portraits, attention-grabbing press images, and flattering day-in-the-life documentation---such as your time recording your album and tour diary work.

    Musician Eric Schulte once said of Mara, "She is a Rock Photographer. Possessing the prophetic sense of placement, the ability to command mutable lighting, and the engineer's superior angle, Mara captures an entire album's worth of sound, pain, life, and sweat in an instant. Her eye sees those that are only heard. Mara has the tools, the respect; plus Mara commands the medium and the moment.

    Musicians love Mara because she can do what genetics failed to do: "make us look good." Let Mara make your band look good. You'll have a blast and love the results. View her work at

    www.MaraRobinson.com