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Wildplum Recordings
Wildplum Recordings

Wildplum Recordings

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Introduction: Wildplum Recordings is a music production studio located in Oakland, CA. The studio focuses on acoustic music in its many forms: from folk, folk rock, roots, alt-country, blues, and pop through classical ensembles and solo instrumental. Yes, it's a specialist facility, but you wouldn't take your vintage Mustang to a Chevy shop would you? At Wildplum, we recognize that in any recording project, it is the performance that is paramount. Thus, our first priority is you, the musician. We offer highly personalized service and a relaxed, intimate, comfortable atmosphere, together with the finest in digital and analog equipment -- all aimed at helping you reach your creative peak. Wildplum has been recording music for over 25 years, everything from punk-folk to classical guitar. Making records is different from making "recordings" or "demos". It requires finding the sweet spot in the music. An experienced engineer can apply all the minute details worked out in past sessions and, without thinking about the process, help create something new and exciting. He or she knows that there is a difference between recording an acoustic guitar for a folk song and for an alt-country song, or between a solo break in a pop song and a solo classical guitar piece. Getting a good sound goes beyond just plugging things in; it's about having the experience and ability to listen to the sound of an instrument and knowing when and where to move the mic; it's about knowing whether a take is a good take or not; it's about being able to really hear the balance of a mix and knowing what needs to be done to make it shine, be it an EQ change or an effect or whatever; and being able to determine if a vocal take could be done "one more time with feeling". From the engineering side, that's where the magic is in making records. In addition to music recording and mixing, we also do remote recording, mastering, audio editing, sonic restoration work, as well as voice overs and narrations. See our web site for details.
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Jim O.

Working with Paul is a fantastic experience. Paul has been a tireless supporter of music in the Bay Area for over 20 years. He has a wide range of recording experience from rock n roll to folk to classical. He has first class equipment, great ears and ideas. With so many years of working music in the Bay Area Paul has deep connections to soloists and other collaborators. If you want a professional recording experience with a positive attitude call Paul!
Dec 7, 2012
Jen S.

If you are looking for an amazing sound guy to do your recording Paul is your guy! Paul Tumolo was my producer for my CD Soul Threads. From start to finish Paul was punctual, professional, friendly, and very accommodating. This man knows sound like no body else. His breadth of knowledge in the field of recording is outstanding! The quality of the product we produced exemplary. I would highly recommend him to everyone who is on the look out for a top notch sound recording!!
Jan 8, 2013
Chuck S.

I had a great experience working with Paul at Wild Plum. He has a unique array of equipment collected over the years and he's there when you need him and stays out of your way when creating.
Dec 21, 2012
David M.

Dec 13, 2012
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