Balkun Studios

Since his late teens, Nick Balkun has been recording and engineering numerous artists to help them sound as good in the studio as they do live. Starting out as a do-it-yourself home studio owner, Nick crafted his skills and techniques with many of his own bands and is now opening his studio doors to all artists and genres. Nick has experience working with all types of artists, from rock bands to acoustic singer/songwriters. He enjoys every style of music and takes pride in providing a place where any musician can record their songs.

Offering affordable rates and a flexible schedule, Balkun Studios prides itself on being the perfect environment for the hard working musician who wants to harness the essence of their live performance in a studio setting. Services include audio recording/mixing for singles, demos, EPs and LPs. Balkun Studios also offers HD video recording for live in-studio sessions for solo artists and full bands. Videos are produced and mixed by Balkun Studios and distributed to the artist as well as on the Balkun Studios Youtube.com channel.

For rates or to schedule a session contact Nick : nbalkun2@gmail.com or 860-707-6324

 

 

Equipment:

Consoles/Interfaces:

Presonus Studiolive 24.4.2

Presonus Studiolive 16.0.2

 

Software:

Apple MacBook Pro i5 2.4Ghz,(MD313LL/A) 16GB RAM, 1TB SSHD

Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks

Apple Logic Pro X

Waves Plugins – Entire Collection

Slate Digital Trigger 2 Advanced Drum Replacer

 

Microphones:

Sennheiser MD 421-II

AKG Perception 120 Condenser Microphone

AKG Perception P170 Condenser Microphone

AKG C 214 Large Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

Shure sm57 (2)

Shure sm58 (3)

Shure Beta 52A

Shure PG56 (4)

Shure PG52

 

Instruments:

Custom SJC Drum Kit – 7×10, 8×12, 14×14, 16×16 Toms and 24×20 kick; Chrome wrap on maple wood. Clear Hybrid acrylic. Barber shop frosted stripes. Reso claw wood hoops. Brass Harware. 50% offset tube lugs. Brass Kickport. Red Diamond inlay w/ gold glitter

Custom Treehouse Drum Kit – Compact Nesting Kit w/ 7×8, 8×10, 9×13, 16×16 Toms and 20×20 kick; plied maple; Green Glass Glitter Wrap; all brass hardware.

Custom CRUSH Drum Kit – 8×12, 13×14 Toms and 16×18 kick; 6 ply Birch/Basswood Shells; Light Blue Sparkle Wrap Finish; Black Powder Coated Hardware and Hoops

Custom Balkun Guitars Custom acoustic/electric single cutaway resonator model. All maple body, neck, and fingerboard.

Custom Balkun Guitars 4-string P Bass. Body made of alder, neck made of flame maple and wenge fingerboard.

Custom Balkun Guitars 4-string Bass. Body made of ash, mahogany and walnut with flame maple neck and birds eye maple fingerboard with mahogany dots.

Custom Balkun Guitars electric stratocaster made of walnut.

 

Headphones:

Beats by Dr. Dre Pro – High-Performance Studio Headphones

Vic Firth SIH1 Stereo Isolation Headphones

 

Cameras:

Sony Zoom Q3 HD

GoPro Hero