How Did We Start?
There is a lot to consider before you choose where you are going to be recording. Whether it’s your first CD or your 10th, you want it to be the best recording possible. Therefore you want to record on the best equipment that you can afford. In the studio, time is money. You want to get your tracks down as quickly as possible but not be rushed to the point of having to make concessions in your music. These days, everybody knows someone who has a recording studio in their basement or garage, a buddy with an 8-track recorder, a cousin with a 4 track in their bedroom. But if you could, wouldn’t you like to do your work in a professional studio?
With all the modern recording toys available at any music store or website almost anyone can record music. But how good is it really? When your music is on the line, you don’t want it to be “ok,” or “good,” or “sounds alright.” You want it to sound great.
On any given day eBay has 164,000 pro-audio items for sale, most of which were bought by musicians who wanted to record their own music, then came the reality of having to learn how to use all that equipment. Bottom line is, there are a lot of great musicians and there are a lot of great recording engineers. We are affordable; one of our main goals is to make quality recording available to everyone. We have package deals, hourly, daily, or weekly rates. We can do on-site duplication and printing.
Our founder, Mark Hodges, an East coast recording legend, founded Mountain Fever Records after much home studio work with friends. What started as an eight-track progressed to a 72-track and then a studio on his property in Virginia. Friends and local bands made up the beginnings of the label, until others started asking to use the recording space.
The first number one on the label came from Michelle Nixon. Gospel made up the majority of the beginning content, and continued when the label received interest from bluegrass bands. Around this time, Mark decided he would need a space that wasn’t his home to provide the best acoustics for recording. This became the focus for the construction of the Mountain Fever Recording house. Following construction, musicians from Nashville called and asked for scheduling availability, preferring the quiet serenity of the Virginia mountains that Mountain Fever Record’s space offers.
Give Us A Call and Check Us Out. We’ll be your first choice, NOT the one you settled for.