Sixtyten Studio thrives on collaborationWritten by Mighty Wyte (Matt Feher) | | email@example.com
Owner/operator Mike Pierce opened the Northwood recording facility Sixtyten Studio in 2008 and has been steadily building a reputation.
“The building was finished in ’08,” Pierce said. “At first all of the advertisement was via word-of-mouth. My band and other friends have recorded here and they would tell friends who would tell friends.”
Pierce said what separates his recording studio from others isn’t so much the gear list, but the intangible elements.
“At the end of the day, a lot of things don’t matter,” Pierce said. “If you have good gear, specs don’t matter; you’ll get a good result. Many people don’t realize there’s a process to getting a good sound. I try to educate people as much as possible.”
Educated clients, purpose-built live and control rooms, and world-class recording gear all work with Pierce’s collaborative attitude.
“Everything today is about collaboration. It goes back to music being a communal network kind of thing, and that’s what I promote here. I think that’s the best part of this place,” he said.
While Toledo isn’t without other quality, professional recording facilities, Pierce said Sixtyten is different because of the relationships he tries to build with his clients.
“All this stuff, all this space and gear relates directly to the music. To me, music is a shared experience,” he said. “Of course, I’m trying to make money out here. I don’t want to break the bank, but for me it’s more about building relationships.”
Pierce attended The Recording Workshop in southern Ohio in 2005 and collected audio gear as time progressed.
“I was working as a substitute teacher and screen printer for a while,” he said. “My family helped build this building and once it was completed I opened the studio.”
The studio boasts gear like ProTools 9, Control 24, live and isolation rooms along with top-notch microphones and microphone preamps.
“I’m here to build relationships with people and be instrumental in getting artists where they want to be,” Pierce said.
For more information about Sixtyten Studio, visit sixtytenstudio.com.