Music Studio Recording Engineer Editing Mixing - Chris Murphy




Outboard Gear

Home Recording


Free Lance Audio Engineer
Nominated for WAMA "Best Studio Engineer" -
2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2013!
Nominated for WAMA "Best Live Engineer" - 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013!
Nominated for WAMA "Best Producer" - 2009, 2012!

Record at Home with a Pro Audio Engineer -
Studio Sound without the Studio Budget!!

        There is a big difference between making a recording, and making "A RECORD!" A microphone and a computer (cell phone, tablet, etc.) can make a recording. It takes an exerienced, skilled person to make great sounding record.

        With the development of affordable, digital audio gear, it is no longer necessary to use a commercial recording studio to create a "CD quality" project. However, just because good recording equipment and software is available, this doesn't mean that anyone can make a "broadcast quality" product. That takes a set of skills developed over years of experience, and those skills don't come with the software, nor are they available as a "plug-in."

        Whether it's studio or location recording, put your project into the experienced hands of an independent engineer. It's what the artists with major labels do, and it's more affordable than you might think. After 18 years as a staff recording engineer at various studios in the Washington DC, Virginia, and Maryland area, I bring a level of experience and knowledge to my sessions that few engineers can match.

        My name is Chris Murphy, I have been a professional audio engineer for over 30 years, and I specialize in recording real musicians playing real instruments. I can record and mix at almost any location YOU choose. In a studio, a rehearsal space, a live performance, your own home, or a classical session in a church - the choice is yours! The equipment that I use in the studio is the same gear I bring to all of my sessions, wherever they happen. Using some of the finest microphones, mic pre-amps, and outboard gear available, I make studio quality recordings almost anywhere using my mobile DAW recording system. I can also help you to locate and select a recording studio or location that's best for YOUR project.

        My client list includes Disney (Narnia DVD soundtrack), Cavalia, Owen Danoff, Dead Men's Hollow, The Nighthawks, Jody Marshall, Carey Creed, Irish Breakfast Band, Gia Mora, Laura Tsaggaris, Scott Ramminger, Eureka Moment, Seven Mile Walk, Saffire, Ken and Brad Kolodner, J. Street Jumpers, Juniper Lane, Moonfire, The Hubcaps, Rude Buddha, and many more. I have done projects for The Discovery Channel, Alligator Records, The Learning Channel, PBS, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, FOX television, 2 Live Crew, Trouble Funk, and others. Orchestras, soundtracks and film scores, classical recordings, major record label projects, major TV networks and cable channels, CDs, DVDs, Big Band, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Gospel, Folk, Country, Celtic, Bluegrass, school or camp auditions, recitals, commercials, jingles, voice-overs, narration, forensic processing, and almost anything audio!

        If you are a singer/songwriter, I can help you produce a CD project that will show off your talents. Many of my clients start off with a vocal/guitar demo of their compositions, then we decide how to best arrange and produce each song. I have a long list of amazing musicians in the Washington DC Virginia and Maryland area, and can connect you with soloists, ensembles, entire bands - any combination of talented players who can help your songs reach their full potential.

        I provide personalized home studio consulting to help you improve your own recordings. I can help you record your project on your own system, and can supply additional mics, mic pre's, and other outboard equipment, to bring your home recordings up to a more professional level. I also provide instruction about PA systems in churches, synagouges, or any permanent audio installation.

        My services include on-site narration, interview, and voice over recording. Using studio quality microphones and outboard gear, I can bring a mobile system into an office, conference room, or private home, and produce CD audio quality recording at your location.

        Check out my credits and equipment lists. Then drop me an
e-mail, tell me about your project, and let me help you get your best to come out of the speakers!

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Congratulations to these
WAMMIE winners
and nominees!

I enjoyed working with you
on your projects.

Ken and Brad Kolodner
2013 WAMA Nominees
For Best Folk
Traditional Recording -
"Skipping Rocks"

Ken Kolodner
2013 WAMA Nominee
For Best Folk
Traditional Instrumentalist

Other 2013
WAMMIE Nominees!

The Nighthawks
    Blues Traditional R&B

Chris Murphy and Charlie Barnett

Chris Murphy and
Charlie Barnett working
on a soundtrack for
Discovery Channel
at Cue Studios in
Falls Chruch, Va.
Photo courtesy of
The Washington Post