Producer / Engineer

It all started back in 1990 at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky...While working on a Broadcasting degree, I started working for a classical radio station and began recording every rehearsal and performance of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. The influence of my supervisor John Francis can't be overstated here.  After that, once anybody I played music with found out I could sorta record stuff, I became the poor bastard in the band that recorded the stuff and ended up making mixes for everyone after the rest of the guys went home to sleep, girlfriends, or whatever....and the journey continues....

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MCI JH24 2" 24-track tape machine - refurbished by Mara Machines , Nashville, TN.  Otari MX5050 1/2" 8-track tape machine, Teac 80-8 1/2" 8-track tape machine, Otari MX-55 1/4" 2-track tape recorder, and 2 Alesis HD24 24-track hard disk recorders. Universal Audio, Manley, Neve preamps, and enough instruments to make an album without you bringing anything in...(drums, guitars, basses, tube amps, Hammond A100 w/Leslie 147, Hammond M3 w/Leslie 120, A.B. Chase baby grand piano, Starr upright piano, percussion, kazoos, and bears...OH, MY....)

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Rates / Services

Hourly, Daily and Weekly rates available.  Our studio is located in the middle of 20 acres - 25 miles West of Louisville, KY in charming Corydon, Indiana.


Independent Singer/Songwriter:

$200/day (8hrs./includes engineer/drums/percussion) or $25/hr.

with full band:

$550/day (8hrs./includes engineer/drums/bass/guitar/keys) Block rate only. Hourly must be negotiated with band members.


$250/day (up to 5 members) or $300/day (6 or more members)(8hrs./includes engineer) or $35/hr (up to 5 members) and $40/hr (6 or more members).

Call for weekly or monthly rates.

Core band includes:

Chet Surgener (yes, me): drums, percussion, lame guitar

Joe Easley: bass, guitar, percussion, vocals

Steve Sturgill: guitar, keyboards, vocals

Mike Hood: keyboards, guitar

I also know people who can play all kinds of other stuff, too (except the Sackpot...if you know a Sackpotist, let me know...)





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