Helvig Productions
Helvig Productions

Helvig Productions

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Exceptional 5.0(13)
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Introduction: Helvig Productions is a full-service recording and music production studio located in the Excelsior neighborhood, near Lake Minnetonka, 25 minutes west of Minneapolis. It's located on a very private and wooded lot, giving artists the sense of being "out of town" but only 25 minutes from downtown. While we offer all services associated with a traditional studio, we specialize in vocal production and mixing. We really pride ourselves on being that extra bandmate - someone that can support the project as an engineer, producer, or songwriter - whatever is needed. We thrive on collaborations and really want the artist's intentions and voice to be heard. All genres are welcome, as well as all stages of projects. Sometime we are there from start to finish, other times we just help with one part of the journey. Whatever the case, we're here for you!
Overview

Hired 5 times

Serves Excelsior, MN

Background checked

2 employees

5 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Stripe, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Wayne H.
Nov 2, 2021
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Helvig Productions was exactly what I was looking for in a recording studio. When I reached out they responded very quickly and invited me to come tour the studio. That’s where I met Max and he showed me around and I quickly booked my first session. Before arriving Max reminded me that we had a session coming up and also asked what I would need to make the session as comfortable and successful as possible. He made sure everything was just right. I was very impressed with their quality of service and their attention to detail. That is why Helvig Productions is my go to studio to record at whenever I’m in town.

Details: Singing only (pre-recorded instrumentals) • Hip-hop / Rap • 26 - 44 years old • 1 track • 16 - 30 minutes • Mixing • Mastering

Helvig Productions's reply
Thank you Wayne! We appreciate you
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Allison L.
May 10, 2022
Working with Stephen was a very enjoyable process! As someone who is a beginner to a studio setting and was feeling nervous, he did a great job reducing any anxiety and guiding me through the process. Stephen is very detailed/ thorough in production, mixing, and recording vocals. He is also someone who provides useful feedback and suggestions during the process. Stephen is open minded to your ideas and is patient with executing those ideas. Both Stephen and Max are very kind, enjoyable people to work with. In addition to their great character, I felt my money was well spent due to the dedication and effort put forth with me in every session. A great place to create music you truly feel excited/ proud of!
Helvig Productions's reply
Thank you Allison!! It was a privilege to work on your music. We really enjoyed working together.
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Noah F.
Apr 25, 2022
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I came to Stephen with a tight timeline, some lyrics, and a style of music that I like. He turned out a song that far exceeded my expectations! I will be back!

Details: Singing and instrumentals • Pop • Country • 18 - 25 years old • 1 track • 5 minutes or fewer

Helvig Productions's reply
Thanks for trusting us with your song, Noah! It was a lot of fun and we enjoyed working with you!
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Robbie B.
Jun 15, 2021
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Working with Stephen has been a great honor. He’s incredibly experienced, talented, and dedicated to creating the best final product. Stephen’s calm, relaxed, and receptive demeanor made this very new experience for me that much more comfortable and riveting. I’m a songwriter with experience in lyricism and creating melody but I’ve no training in music theory nor in playing instruments, and Stephen was able to bring my songs to life from the ground-up. He walked me through the areas I had little experience in and did so with patience, enthusiasm, and no judgment. Stephen has an intuitive connection to music. He simply “knows” what sounds right within a specific soundscape and he knows exactly how to bring the vision of any song to life. He allows the artist as much or as little creative control as they desire and doesn’t just take over. He respects the integrity of the artist’s creation and simply facilitates. The studio space is very expansive, it’s the perfect temperature. Also, water and other necessities are provided, making the overall experience comfortable and accommodating. I will continue working with Stephen as long as he’s willing to put up with me, ha! I look forward to learning more from him as an artist, as well. Highly recommended!

Details: Singing and instrumentals • Pop • 18 - 25 years old • 3 tracks • 16 - 30 minutes • Mixing • Mastering • Editing • Pre-production • Post-production

Helvig Productions's reply
Thanks Robbie! We really enjoyed working with you.
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Jackie D.
Jan 25, 2021
Our band, Below Canada, was very new to the home recording process and Stephen mixed/mastered our songs for us. We struggled at first with sound quality issues and Stephen gave us expert advice on equipment to use and how to best record our instruments for maximum results. He worked with us during the whole recording process, then took our tracks and turned them into finely polished mixes. Any issue we ran into, Stephen came through for us in a big way and handled it without problems. We were very impressed with his vocal work as well. Stephen is a true artist of his craft and intuitively knows what the song needs in order to shine. He just gets it without you having to explain it. He has the technical chops to make the recording/mixing/mastering process painless. We are still hearing the big and small details he's added to each mix and are blown away with this entire experience. It has been a big learning experience for us and we have no doubt we picked the best person possible. We highly recommend Stephen and are going to use him for our next album as well!
Helvig Productions's reply
Thank you Jackie! It was a pleasure to work with you and your band.
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Stephen Helvig

FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Every project is different. The amount of time needed depends on the type of song, instrumentation, arrangement and production.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We want to make sure that we are the right studio for you. In order to do that we'll start off by scheduling a phone call or studio tour to talk about your project, budget, and goals. If we seem like the correct fit, we'll develop a game plan and move forward from there.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Stephen Helvig - Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance (Hamline University). - 13+ years professionally producing, recording, mixing, and mastering music. - Specializes in vocal production and mixing. Max Greene - Bachelor of Science in Audio Production (Hennepin Technical College) - Bachelor of Arts in Music Business (Minnesota State University Mankato) - Specializes in drum production/recording.

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