We do a lot of things here at Fingerman Studios, but you could break it down into the following three steps we take with each client who works with us.

1. Recording Your Tracks

We start by listening to you and learning about what you'd like to accomplish. We'll record your instruments, vocals, or any other tracks you wish to record, providing a high quality recording of your music. We have been doing this for some time, and are expert at capturing you at your best. We may also suggest a different mike placement, attention to pitch, etc. as required.

2. We Add What You Need

If you want additional instruments, we can add them quickly and affordably, whether they may be drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, or some of each. You're the boss though - we will suggest, but won't impose. We have a knack for anticipating what the client wants for their music, and our additional tracks are generally what the song needs, and therefore, what the client usually agrees to.

Rappers and hip-hop artists sometimes provide their own backing 'beat' but usually we provide that for them. We can create a custom beat as part of the normal studio fee, or you may choose from our library and we'll add your vocals over top of the track. We can easily customize the length, speed, and other things once you find a beat you like.

3. We Mix it Down

Once you are happy with the music or beat tracks, we'll produce your work, by providing a stereo mix that will sound professional and highlight your performance. We have everything from basic reverbs to virtual tape decks, pitch correction, virtual vinyl pressing, and more, all to give you the exact sound you are looking for.

3. Mastering

Most final tracks will have slight imbalances of tones, such as too much bass, bad equalization on the vocals, etc. A mastering studio will charge a fee to fix these issues even though the track has already been mixed down. What we do differently is to have these issues dealt with before mixing down. That way you have a track that has the sound of a mastered track, but without the added expense. We call it 'pre-mastering' and it's included on every track.

The Little Studio With The BIG Sound

Yes, we are in a physically small space, yet we are well equipped with professional equipment, and the latest software. Most importantly, we have the knowledge and experience that allows us to use what we have to the max! The result is always a professional final mix that sounds like it came out of a much larger studio. We can lay down as many tracks as you need, and with panning, equalization, effects and proper mixing, the resulting production will sound awesome! Whether you're a seasoned professional, or a first-time songwriter, we'll make you feel at ease, and capture you at your best.


We're ideal for you. You come prepared with your voice and instrument and we can make it happen - all the way up to a fully-produced master. We generally record your instrument track first, then your vocals, then we add whatever you may need, such as drums, bass, other guitars, keyboards, etc.

We've helped numerous singer-songwriters over the years, and this is our specialty - taking a bare-bones song and adding instruments, effects, arrangements and production to create something very uniquely yours.

From a Client

"I met John by accident, looking up studio web sites one morning. I had decided to go ahead with my singing career and see where it would take me. From the moment I first met him, he has inspired me to the core; he is keeping me going and certainly believes in my singing. We have already done three songs together for my sites and are currently working on my own personal song. John is a musical genius; I can just walk in and he knows exactly what I want and how it is supposed to sound. He just has a "zen" let's say and for whatever reason we were brought together to do this song. I will forever be grateful we met and look forward to doing a whole Cd together. Thanks John."
Cathy Belyea


Although we can and have recorded bands here, we do it one track at a time. Usually the drum track is laid down first, and often a guitar and vocal can be played along for reference - then re-added to the mix later. This works well, but if your band wants to record 'off the floor', you will need a larger physical space than what we can provide. However, if you can do one track at a time, we can create a very tight and high quality recording of your songs. An advantage of working this way is that any portion of any track may be replaced, or 'fixed' after everything is complete.


We receive a number of inquiries from rappers wishing to make a recording. Often, they are not equipped with backing tracks, or if they are, they are other peoples copyrighted works. In order to keep everything legal, we highly recommend that we re-create a beat based loosely on the track you are wishing to rap to. The only way we'll use a track you provide is if you can show us that you paid to license it. Any beat we create for you is automatically licensed by us for you to share.


Singers often approach us to record them singing over a karaoke backing track. The problem is that karaoke CDs and tracks are issued with a license for public or private performance only. In other words, they may not be re-recorded with a vocal track, unless the person wishing to do so contacts the record label or production company and arranges to pay for copyright clearance to record the song using their tracks. It is not generally an affordable option. We do have a solution though - we can re-create the backing tracks - one instrument at a time - and change the song to better suit your style - or we can leave it as it is - the choice is yours. If you do not write your own songs, but would like to record yourself singing other people's compositions, this is the perfect solution. Here is a sample where we played each instrument to closely re-create the original.