Markee Music 

1700 South Powerline Road

Deerfield Beach, Florida 33442

954.794.0033

 

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RECORDING STUDIO

FAQ's

What kind of recording can I do at Markee?

Markee’s senior engineers are remarkably skilled and versatile. We specialize in tracking, mixing, editing and mastering. We typically cater to either the individual or bands needs and we’re always conscience about working within a budget

Whether you do one song or 10, bring in an old project that needs cleanup, voice over or most anything you need recorded, that’s what we do.

Is there gear to use in the recording studio?

Quite frankly, the recording suite and live room are the most expensive rooms in Markee by far. We have an guitar amps. Keyboard amp, and a bass amp as well as a 5 drum kit complete with cymbals and hardware to use for your recording. Not to mention the on board gear in the control room and ISO booths to create a world class recording.

Can I bring my own gear?

Absolutely! If you’re more comfortable with your own gear, no problem,. However, if you think you’re gear may not be suitable for recording, we will have gear for you to use!

Can you supply musicians if I don’t have a band?

Yes we can! MARKEE has a team of top notch musicians that can play any style of music. You would be charged for each musician either by the song, or by the hour depending on the session! Subject to availability at the time of reservation!

 

How do I reserve a recording session?

All you have to do is give us a call to check for availability, and give us a credit card to reserve the room. We recommend that you reserve the studio in advance to ensure availability of the time that you want when you want it. We do book up very quickly so try took book your session as soon as possible!

Do I have to use a credit card to pay for my session or can I pay with one or more forms of payment?

You may pay for your studio with Cash, Debit Card, or Major Credit Card!

What is your cancellation policy?

For recording, please give 2 days’ notice.. If you need to cancel within the 2 day period, there is a 25% cancellation fee for the 2 days prior and 100% fee if you cancel the day of the scheduled recording.

Can I book online or view availability?

No.  We’re old fashion…give us a call.

Can I bring my friends to watch?

The control room is a most serious place of business. It’s loaded with gear. That said, if we have the room you’re more than welcome

Can I eat, drink or smoke in the recording studio?

You may eat and drink right outside the recording studio in the back lounge area, or in the break room, but we prefer not inside the recording studio. You may smoke outside where we have provided a smoking area in the back of the building!

How much is the recording studio?

The recording studio is booked by the hour! Prices are posted for hourly rates on our website. We don’t allow outside contractors to use the studio without one of our engineers present for at least the 1st 3 hours. Engineers renting the recording studio and individual project prices can be discussed in person with  Mark at MARKEE. Just call to schedule an appointment!

Can I get CD’s duplicated at Markee?

We can give you up to 3 CD’s. That said, we do recommend 3rd party providers that have been proven and reputable

Can I get my song programmed if I don’t want to use a live band?

Absolutely! We will set up a meeting with one of our programmers to figure out the best way to produce your song or songs!

Can I record a hybrid version of my song with me laying live over programmed drums?

Yes, you can have the drums programmed first, then simply set up your session to record live guitar / bass / vocals over the top of the drum tracks!

If I’m a vocalist and want to record over tracks, can I do this at Markee?

You absolutely can! You bring in the tracks either in CD or mp3 format and we’ll take it from there.

You will have to pre-arrange what songs you’re going to do with your MARKEE engineer!

Can I take my session home?

Yes. But remember, flash drives are real time. If you do a 2 hour recording session, it will take 2 hours to download (which you would have to pay for). If you download to a hard drive, it goes super fast. We can also e mail you the MP3

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Studio Gear

 AKG 701 Headphones

 Argosy Desk

 ART Headphone Amps

 Audio Technica AT 4033 SE

 Audix D2

 Audix 15

 Avalon VT737

 Avid 192 I/O with various cards

 Behringer B2

 Beheringer MX62

 Black Lion Auteur

 ByerDynami   DT770 Headphone

 DBX 160X

 DI Misc

 Digi Control 24 Board

 Electro Harmonix HumDeBugger

 Eleven Rack

 Empirical Lab Distressor

 Focusrite 1SA828

 Genelec 1032

 Hearback Hub

 Hearback monitors

 Joe Meek JM37

 Live Wire Action DI

 Mac Pro Quad Core Intel Xeon

 Mackie 402VLZ3

 Melodyne

 Monster Pro 2500

 Neuman KM184

 Neuman U87SETZ

 Peluso CEMC-6

 Pro Tool PT10 Software

 Pro Tools HD10 with Chassis

 Rapco DB 100DI

 Rode NT5

 Sennheiser E609

 Sennheiser HD201

 Sennheiser HD280 Headphones

 Shure Beta 52

 Shure Beta 87C

 Shure Beta87A

 Shure KSM 44  

 Shure KSM27

 Shure PG52

 Shure PG56

 Shure SM 57

 Shure SM 58

 Slate

 Sound Toys Native

 Tascam CDRW2000

 Tube Tech CL1B

 UA Solo/610

 Vintech 473

 Waves Mercury bundle

 Waves SSL Bundle

 Whirlwind IMP 1x2 Mic Combiner

 Whirlwind IMP 1x2 Mic Splitter

 AKG D112

 Audio Technica AT 8512 DI

 CBI Perfomer series Snake

 Gear Furniture

 Instrument Cables

 Mic stands

 Misc Cables

 Pop Screens

 Rug Oriental

 Samson CH700 Headphones

 Samson MDR 8

 Sanke 1/4' 8 Channel

 Shure PG81

 Shure SM57

 Sofa & Chairs

 Sony MDR 7506 Headphones

 Sony MDR ZX100 Headphones

 Sony MDR-V6 Headphones

 SPL Vitalizer

 TT Patch BaysFurman HDS Monitoring  System

 Vic Firth Headphones

 VocAlign Pro4

 Whirlwind IMP 1x3 Mic Splitter

 Whirlwind IMP2 DI

 XLR cables

 XLR Snakes

 Yamaha NS10’s

More Studio Gear

Guitar Amps:

  • Marshall JCM800 tube guitar head

  • Marshall slant 4x12 1960 cabinet

  • Fender Hot Rod Deluxe combo guitar amp

 

Bass Rig:

  • Ampeg SVT4 1200 watt Bass head

  • Ampeg 4x10 top cab

  • Ampeg 4x10 bottom cab

 

Keyboard Amp:

  • Peavey KB4 keyboard amp

 

Drums:

  • DW Classic- blue

  • Bass 22”, 10”, 12” 16” & 18” toms, 14” snare

  • 4 cymbal stand & Hi Hat stand

  • DW kick pedal

  •  Hi Hat, 2 crash cymbals, 1 ride cymbal

  • Roc & Soc throne


PA:

  • Peavey 1200 watt XR 1220 board w/effects- 20 channels

  • Peavey SP2, Black widow, 2000 watt flying speakers

  • 4 Pro Audio mics and stands

  • 2 Mackie SR450 powered floor monitors

  • 1 Mackie SR450 powered drum monitor

  • Berhinger EQ for monitors

Other Stuff:

  • 2 Congas

  • Behringer BTR2000 Rack tuner

  • Sony CD Changer

  • MP3 cable

  • 4 stools

  • 6 music stands

  • 4 guitar stands

  • 1 Super comfortable sofa

Studio Pricing

Set up fee…….………$60
Recording/Mixing………...$69 per hr

Bands that Rehearse at Markee….$65 per hr
Mastering…………………….$100 per song

Our Recording Engineers

Marko Ruffolo

Marko Ruffolo has been an Independent Recording Engineer and Producer for over 30 Years.

 

Although Rock (Classic, AOR, Punk, Metal, HardCore, Metal-Core) is his preferred Genre, Marko’s main body of work has been in Jazz, Smooth-Jazz, and Pop-Latin.

 

In addition to being creative behind the board, Marko enjoys playing Bass, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and Programming on the various artists whose Projects he has worked on. He also plays Bass (and at times Guitar) for the San Isidro Anglo Music-Ministry.

 

Marko has the first published Pro Tools course called Pro Tools Up-N-Running.

 

Here are a few of the projects that Marko has worked on over the years.

 

Jason Sedawie

Jason is a South Florida based Recording & Mixing Engineer, and Producer.  Born in Fort Lauderdale, Jason began his music career as a guitarist with a few local bands but was always interested in music production.  

Jason’s passion for recording and mixing music began in 1994 when he purchased a used 4-track recorder from a local pawn shop.  He quickly started working with local bands and fellow musicians providing them inexpensive demos out of his garage.  In 1996 he upgraded to a Fostex R8 1/4” reel-to-reel to further his endeavors and later embraced the digital workflow ushered in by the early days of the DAW.

Jason studied Music Performance at Florida State University College of Music for 2 years before transferring to the School of Music at Loyola University In New Orleans, changing his major to Composition & Theory, but throughout his studies continued to record local bands, music students, and independent artists.  During his time in New Orleans Jason was also doing live sound mixing at a handful of clubs including Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse off Bourbon Street.

Jason has since been recording & mixing in the professional space for over 

10 years.  He has embraced a modern workflow that incorporates the best analogue gear alongside the latest digital soft synths and plugins, and prides himself on working quickly and efficiently.

A lifelong musician himself, Jason truly understands the relationship an Artist has with their music.  That's why he continually goes the extra mile to ensure that every client's project, large or small, is handled with unmitigated care and dedication.