The LAB Recording Studio, based in Albuquerque, NM, was founded in 2011 by New York Music Executive Howard Wulkan. The facility offers a full range of services, from recording, mixing & mastering to original music composition, music licensing, PSAs, sound design and voiceover for film, TV shows, commercials and the web.
The original concept behind The LAB was (and still IS) simple: provide a warm, inviting, safe, creative atmosphere, run by a knowledgeable producer/engineer with over 30 years' experience. Standard rate is $50/hour with no minimum. Rates decrease after 7 PM. Full projects (demos, EPs, albums, film scores, TV shows, commercials, etc) are negotiated at an "all-in" rate, sparing our clients the stress of clock (and wallet) watching.
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Jesse “Caid” Shelton is a genre-bending hip hop artist born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. His background in blues, jazz, rock and hip hop keeps his music alive, fresh and full of impact. CAID grew up in the 'hood, in (and on) the streets and for a year and a 1/2, chose to go into deep introspection and made a tent his home at the Foothills of the Sandia Mountains. An avid rock climber and graffiti artist, CAID also dabbles in film making and photography.
Nick Johnson is a passionate musician and a spiritual athlete with a unique ear for music and a strong business acumen. His talents include playing a wide range of instruments, writing compelling lyrics, hand-balancing and ninja warrior training. His passions include helping artists grow creatively and professionally…Nick’s ability to recognize an artist's vision for a song plays strongly into his role as a Producer. He embraces the role of helping to bring an artist's idea to life while maintaining the original vision. “It’s tantamount to the artist’s success and longevity, in my opinion.” On the weekends, Nick drums for a sacred music yoga class, using an assortment of Spanish and African hand drums help fellow yogis sink into their weekly practice.
19-year old Ryan Wenze is an Albuquerque singer/song writer. He grew up as a standout athlete, playing multiple sports (golf, basketball, baseball, football, soccer). Ryan played basketball and football in high school starting varsity as a freshman on an elite team. His passion for music emerged at age 14. Wenze found a ukulele in the house and started playing incessantly. After becoming familiar with the instrument, he moved to guitar. Ryan has always sang, influenced strongly by his mom Bonnie, also an extraordinary singer. Ryan’s material is heartfelt, personal & hypnotic, evoking shades of John Mayer, Dave Mathews and Jimi Hendrix.
David Nelson-Hooker hails from Decatur, GA. He embodies the dualities in balance that define us all. “The New Mexican desert has always been my second home,” says Hooker. “Music flows from the doors in the mind and the spirit evoked. My mind is my greatest tool and my thoughts my greatest downfall, but with family by my side my life is full of magic and blessings. My mind my greatest tool and sometimes a terrifying place to live.” He goes on to share… “I hope to use my music and art as a platform from which to engage in a conversation with those willing to listen, about the precipice towards which humanity is barreling and any possible actions we might collectively take to furnish for our children a better world than we have – ‘run a race against the pace of nature pray that we could save her.’” Hooker comes from an accomplished family of jazz musicians and spends his time straddling the fence between folk and futuristic, conscious hip hop. In his spare time... actually, David has no spare time.
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Soundcraft K2 British 40 input console
* Logic, Reason
* Waves, Antares
* Focusrite interfaces
* Adam/Focal Monitors
* Great mic locker
* Bass Rig (1971 Earth Super Bass head, Hartke 4×10 cab)
* Roland A-90 fully-weighted 88 key controller
* Univox Compac
* Kustom 88 Electric Piano
* Yamaha Digital Piano
* Large Live room
* Vocal booth (4′x4′)
* Isolation room for amps
5413 Lomas Blvd NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87110
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