RECORDING STUDIO
 

Amber Lit Audio is an 1100 sq ft recording studio located beside the Grand River downtown Grand Rapids, MI (beautiful view).  The studio is owned & run by Matt Ten Clay, who has been playing, recording, and mixing music for about 15 years.  We cut to the chase by using high-grade gear and ears, and very much enjoy working with musicians and helping them achieve the results they desire.

 

SERVICES & RATES

RECORDING

EDITING

MIXING

MASTERING

In studio or other

remote location

Tightening of audio tracks, hum/buzz clean-up, restoration

Making the music gel, by using volume, panning, plugins, and automation

The final processing for audio, including project volume, EQ, sequencing, and fade-ins/outs

OTHER SERVICES

Audiobook editing & mastering, talent coordination, live sound, rehearsal space

RATES

Rates are a straight and simple $30 per hour, whether it's setting up, tracking, editing, mixing, or mastering.
Price includes a studio engineer and use of any and all gear in studio.
Paypal, Square, cash, or check is accepted, and you will be issued a receipt post session payment.

Clients

Musicians, Bands, and Audiobooks

Andrew Martin
Antilogical
Area Man

Astrobats
Avdek Band

Bermudas
Bill Tucker
Black Fruit
Blanca Luz
Book of Symbols
Brad Fritcher
Brilliant, My Boy

B-Side Growlers
Cabildo
Campanellis

CARL

Casa Blue
Chaz Rodriguez
Chinook
Chip Fundy

Claire Fisher

Coffin Problem

Dale Wicks

Darkly
Dead Eye Zack

Dexter Marzette

Drinking Mercury

Dustin Anderson

Dustin Matthews

Dutcher Snedeker

​Suzies

Tail From the Crypt

The Blue Pines

The Bootstrap Boys

The Brave Youth

The Change

The Dark Ages

The Dead Alives

The Howlers

The Jetbeats

The Press Delete

The Soods

The Underground Circus

Those Eighty Acres

Tim Krauss

Tom Baker

Tony LaJoye Trio

Tony Spielmaker

Tokyo Morose

Tom Hymn

Tony Spielmaker

Traffic & Weather

Ty Beat

Vigilantes

Watching For Foxes

Whiskey Drip

Wickerbasket

​Early Aughts

Elroy Meltzer

Fainting Generals

Elroy Meltzer

Extra Texture

Feeding Grizzlies

Fiona Dickinson

Flushed

Frank Pfaff

Free Hat

Geoff Lamden
Glass Cathedral
Grandeurs
grrRoPoLis
Hael
Hagstorm
Hannah Rose Graves
Haunted Leather
Head

Hollow Phase
Hollywood Makeout
I Believe in Julio
Invisible Mansion
Jacob Bullard

Jake Gabbert
Jake Stilson
Jason Norman

Jason Roy

Jay Rodriguez

Jeremy Ensley

​Jesse Ray and TCCF

John Clark Bailey Jr

Jonathan Mason

Jakob Mogck

Josuha Mogck

Julio Gomez
Justin Stover
Kent County String Band
Kevin Fein
KJ and the GTFM

Koadi Pritchard
The Lastcallers
Lazy Genius
Little Village

Loren Forbes

Lost System
LOTT
Love Fossil
Mat Churchill

Mark Harrell
Matt Ten Clay & the Howlers

Mavericks & Monarchs

Melissa Gleason
Michael Foxtrot

Midnight Wedding
Mighty Narwhale
Mike Riley
Mizpah

Monroe Moon
My New Black Tooth

​Nathan Kalish & the Wildfire

Neil Kaufman

Nicholas Thomasma

Night Toucher

Opulent Ardor
Pascal Circus

Patty Pierzchala
Pistolbrides
Plantains
Procession
Rachel Leep
Radiator Hospital
Red Hand and the Blood

Red Rio
Ribbons of Song
Rico Jeezus
Robby Fisher
Ruined

Ryan Elvert
Silverstiles
Shane Tripp
Shape Note

Shores
Snake Oil Charlatans
SOROS
Soundmeetsound

Steven Bakker

​Summer and Starlight

Sunset, Sunrise

Sun, Sky, and Surface

Audiobooks- all edited, some mastered

Food Fix
Forced Disappearance

Four Sacred Gifts

Frederick Douglass

From Twinkle With Love

Future Perfect

Games Divas Play

Girls With Sharp Sticks

Guardian Angel

Guardians of Stone

Heart of Recovery

Highlight Real

Hold on My Heart

Hollywood Fever

Hotel Vendome

House on Fire

House Trained

How I Came to Sparkle Again

How I Learned I'm Old

Illegal

Imposter Syndrome

Infernal Devices

In Pursuit of Love

Jaden Toussaint- Episode 4,5

Julie's Butterfly

Just Can't Stop

Keep Her Safe

Kiss and Make Up

Kissed in Paris

Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves

Falconer

Falling Stars

Food Fix

Forced Disappearance

Four Sacred Gifts

Frederick Douglass

From Twinkle With Love

Future Perfect

Games Divas Play

Girls With Sharp Sticks

Guardian Angel

Guardians of Stone

Heart of Recovery

Highlight Real

Hold on My Heart

Hollywood Fever

Hotel Vendome

House on Fire

House Trained

How I Came to Sparkle Again

How I Learned I'm Old

Illegal

Imposter Syndrome

Infernal Devices

In Pursuit of Love

Jaden Toussaint- Episode 4,5

Julie's Butterfly

Just Can't Stop

Keep Her Safe

Kiss and Make Up

Kissed in Paris

Liars, Cheaters, and Thieves

Lie With Me

Lies of Spies

Life Uploaded

Lincoln's Spies

Lost Rider

Love at First Like

Love Is Murder

Love Letter Life

Man of the Hour

Modern Guide to Witchcraft

Moralist

My Half Night Stand

Nowhere Girls

Origin

Our Damaged Democracy

Passion on Park Avenue

Past and Other Things

Paris Protection

Pegasus Bridge

Phantom Plains
Physics of Star Wars
Poison

Politics For Power

Power of Faith

Raven Rock

Rough Beauty

Royally Matched

Pushing Brilliance

SAM

Scorcery of Thorns

Soveriegn Individual

Shadow Catcher

Sinister Mystery

Storm

Stowaway
The Crazy Things Girls Do For Love

The Devil's Thief

The Getaway Man

The Girl They Left Behind
The Hidden

The House of Kennedy

The Ice Cream Makers

The Last Man

The Last Voyage of the Sigmund Skirk

The Lion in the Living Room

The Longest Date

The Lost Key

The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike

The Mythic Dream

The Perfect Mix

The Quail Club

The Trouble With Charlie

Time To Start Thinking

Trial of Lizzie Borden

Unusually Excellent

Vigilante

Vicksburg

Warrior Fae Princess

Why We Sleep

When Friendship Hurts

When's Happy Hour

Where Dreams Begin

Winner's Curse

Winter in Kandahar

 
 

Audio & Video

 

Gear

Microphones
Outboard Gear
Monitoring
Amplifiers

AKG 414

AKG D112
AMI F44 (x2)
Audio Technica AT4041
Beyer M88
Beyer M201
Beyer M260
Cascade X-15 w/ Lundahl
Electro Voice RE-20
Gefell UM70
Nady TCM 1050 w/ Joly Mod              
Oktava MK-012 (x2)
Sennheiser e609
Sennheiser 441
Sennheiser 421 (x2)
Shure SM7
Shure SM58
Shure SM 57 (x3)
Shure Beta 52A

Keys
Guitars

PC:
Custom Built w/ Windows 7 Pro                   

AD/DA Conversion:  
Antelope Audio Zen Studio

Mic Pres:    

Antelope Zen Studio (12 channels)
Great River MP-500NV (2 channels)
John Hardy Twin Servo 990 (2 channels)
Presonus Digimax LT (8 channels)
FMR RNP (2 channels)

Compression/Other:
Avalon 747SP Stereo Compressor           
DBX 160X

Monitors:
Adam A7's
Event Project Studio 8's
Avantone Active Mixcube
Bose 301V's
Yamaha home speakers

Headphones:
Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro  (x2)
Sennheiser HD202 (x6)
Rane HC6 Heaphone Amp

Baldwin Acrosonic piano
Thomas Organ
MicroKorg synthesizer

1979 Fender Twin
1978 Fender Musicmaster Bass
1979 Kustom 200 Bass Amp & Cab
1997 SWR Workingmans 15 Combo
1988 Sunn Stinger 20
Vox Pathfinder 15
Leslic cab w/ 8" speaker

Seagull S6 acoustic
1967 Vox Bossman
SX Stratocaster
Peavey T40 bass
Fender Jazz bass
SX PJ bass

Contact Us

If you are new to Amber Lit Audio, have questions regarding a prospective project, or would like to check out the studio, feel free to contact me.

Common questions from bands:

How much does it cost to do a song or album?


A) It depends on many factors- how tight is the band? How produced sounding do you want the work? Do you want to use a click track or not? How much time will we need for overdubs?

What is the engineers role?


A) This also varies, I can be anything from someone who mostly hits record and gets takes from the band, or if you want, I can take on more of a producer role in recommendations. Meeting ahead of time will usually clear this and other similar questions up.

contact:

 

amberlitaudio@gmail.com