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merel bregante

Cribworks Digital Audio
Audio rec/prod/edit

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Austin, TX 78757
United States

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People looking for a unique, professional, FUN, recording experience. Located on a small ranch in the eastern hill country...a tad north of Austin, Texas, the Cribworks Digital Audio is a full production, recording, mix/remix, editing facility. IF YOU WANT QUALITY RECORDING IN A UNIQUE/CREATIVE ENVIRONMENT...AND APPRECIATE A PRETTY DANG GOOD CUP OF COFFEE...GIVE ME A SHOUT.

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The Cribworks Digital Audio Since 1995, The Cribworks Digital Audio...located on a wooded half acre in north-central Austin...has been a full production/post production digital recording/editing facility offering a comfortable, creative environment to compliment the 40+ years of successful recording experience of owner Merel Bregante. Beginning in 1967 with Liberty Records recording artists The Sunshine Company, Merel’s career has spanned four decades performing, recording, and/or producing such bands as Loggins and Messina, Chris Hillman (The Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Souther, Hillman, and Furay, and Desert Rose Band), The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Steve Martin, Pure Prairie League, David Soul (Starsky and Hutch), Dan Fogelberg, Gary Morris, and John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band). During this period, he was awarded 13 gold and platinum records, two grammy nominations, an Addie and a Golden Telly. Since moving to Austin, Texas in 1994, he has proudly performed with/produced the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter Sarah Pierce. In 1995, he built and opened his own studio. The Cribworks was born. Always improving, in it’s current (2013) incarnation, the Cribworks is a DAW facility and offers the latest in studio software to compliment a substantial collection of contemporary and vintage gear. -Matt Silaski designed audio CPU. 64 bit. -Nuendo V5.5 -RME Fireface 800 A/D convertors (2) -Dynaudio BA6 near field studio monitors -John Oram designed 1974 Trident Flexi-Mix recording desk -Neve (2), Focusrite (2), API, TL Audio Classic, Aphex Tubessence outboard mic pre’s -Neve 9098 outboard EQ (2) -Manley Vari-Mu, UA 1176, DBX 160XT, Focusrite (2) outboard compressor/ limiting amps -Various Neumann, AKG, Senheisser, Audio Technicia, Earthworks, Audix, Pearlman, and Shure microphones (tube and FET). -Full library of UAD plug-ins along with various Wave Platinum, Bluetooth, and native Nuendo plug-ins. In the 18 years that the Cribworks has been in existence, Merel has worked with some of the very best domestic as well as international artists. His ‘family’ includes Sarah Pierce, John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Paul Cotton (Poco), Reckless Kelly, Chris Wall, Terry Clarke (UK), Mary Cutrufello, The Mandolin Brothers and Chicken Mambo (Italy), Bjøro Håland (Norway), Casey Kelly (legendary Nashville song writer), Leslie Ellis (Grammy award winning singer/songwriter), Robert Parish, Eric Hanke, Joel McColl, Jerry Jeff Walker, Micheal Laferty, Jonathan McEuen, Robert David Hall (CSI Las Vegas), Matt Cartsonis (Fox Film), Mazda North America, and many, MANY more. Now, though he still enjoys doing projects from pre-production forward, his focus has turned more toward his favorite aspect of the recording process. That being the mixing/re-mixing of projects already recorded. And with technology being what it is today, he is currently enjoying mixing projects sent from Connecticut, Virginia, California, Indiana, and Italy. As his projects are receiving 5 star reviews for both production and sonic quality it seems that there is something cool going on in the little house in north-central Austin, Texas. The home of The Cribworks Digital Audio. Come say hello. Hugs and handshakes are always welcome.

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