Stranded On A Planet

Music Production / Composition

Stranded On A Planet is about making great music. We compose, produce, record, mix, and master music with talented artists and clients from all around the world. Combining the finest analog equipment with the newest and best digital gear, we make recordings that have intense emotional, musical, and sonic qualities. From composition and scoring for visual media, to original rock, pop, electronic, folk, blues, experimental, and just about every genre there is, we like to work on music that matters.


Articles published by Softube...

Since I get to create and experiment with so many great tools at my job, I get to know many of the developers during the process. One of my favorite companies is Softube, commonly referred to as the Swedish rock'n'roll scientists. I have written several articles for them, covering topics ranging from mixing tips, plugin compressor selection and operation, project management, and multi-reverb usage, to name a few. Here are the links to the articles - drop by the Softube site to read a few, and demo some of their world-class plugins.



The importance of contrast in a mix

Establishing your go-to compressors

Creating a sense of space

Getting big rock drum sounds

Double distortion

Easy way to vocal harmonies

Keeping projects clean and simple

Double compressors on vocals

New projects for Springtime...

This week we finished mastering the new EP release for The Dirty Generals, a Chicago-based rockabilly/honky tonk group, and good friends of the studio. We also started work on another production for The Gigglebellies - an original tune for one of their upcoming children's DVD releases. Also we tracked resonator guitar for the next song by The Hawthorne Effect which will be a mix of Delta blues, fuzzed out psychedelic swagger, and swamp rock. Scott and Bethany are also tracking mandolin for "Wrong Place For The Right Thing", the next song on their own upcoming album (The Morning Stares is their group). Lastly, we finished mixing and mastering for "Mudslide", an original Nashville country production for Karen Kiley. Looks like the Springtime is off to a great start!

Stranded on a new planet....

We finally found some time between projects to get a new digital cockpit up and running - we hope you enjoy the new site! The "Compositions" page links to our Soundcloud, where you can currently hear 115 library tracks we composed. The "Productions" page features 60 songs by various artists we have produced, including many of our favorites. Finally we are able to keep our "Equipment" page current as well. Don't forget to follow us on FB via the button at the bottom to keep tabs on all the new goings-on.

Professional Music Production and Composition