Quotes from Clients / Artists
Client: Peter Colclasure
“Kenny and Sabine are exactly the type of people you want to trust with your music. First, Kenny knows his way around recording equipment. He’ll make you sound amazing, and there’s a lot of flexibility depending on the sound you want. Secondly, they create a wonderful environment that makes you comfortable and inspired and relaxed so you can focus on creating great music. On top of it all, they’re badass musicians themselves.
You need guitar or background vocals or a bass line? Done. You need a quality album cover? Done. With years of experience and a list of satisfied clients a mile long, Basement3 Productions is who you’re looking for.” Peter Colclasure
Client: Martha Groves Perry
“Kenny is exactly what I needed. I am a lyricist with a good ear for melody and a decent grasp of chording, but I do not yet have a producer’s ear that can hear what else the song needs. Kenny has a startling ability to reach into a simple demo and draw out what the song was always doing, but had not yet come to be. It’s as if he uncorks each song, and pours it out so I can finally see and taste it fully.
Kenny’s sketches remind me of the soul of the song, which I often forget when I’ve practiced it a hundred times. When recording time comes, he is a pro. He has all the gear, all of the technical know-how, a strong knowledge of many genres, an excellent ear, and very good taste. He knows his stuff cold. He’s also an incredible musician, and plays many instruments extremely well, so he ends up being a one-stop shop for studio work. On top of all that, he’s as easy-going as they come, and does everything he can to make me feel at home and comfortable. At the same time, he is a stickler for detail, and strives for excellence.
I sing and play my best when I’m working with him, and he helps to bring my work to a level that matches the standard he seeks. Working with Kenny has made me a better musician, and has made me fall in love again with my music, my vision, and myvoice. I can’t ask for more than that.” Martha Groves Perry
Client: Mike Drew
“I have known Kenny for around 5 years and during that time we have completed 3 Albums (1 Pop and 2Country). Music has always been a passion of mine spending countless hours playing the piano, singing to songs on the radio and creating melodies to my own songs.
I spent many years searching for the sound that I wanted the world to hear and thankfully with Kenny’s experience with countless genres of music and patient demeanor I was able to find my sound. Kenny’s recording studio compiled of elite recording equipment and comfortable atmosphere certainly added to our ability to create the high level quality sound I was looking for.” Mike Drew
Client: Anthony Arya
“Basement3 Productions is a one stop shop for arranging, instrumentation/ backup vocals, recording, mixing, and distribution assistance. They provided guidance all along the way not to mention Kenny’s master skills on so many instruments. In addition, Kenny had the patience and vision to work with me on my ideas on my songs which touched many genres.
I never would have envisioned working with such a great partner on my first album!” Anthony Arya ( The Voice Season 15 )
Client: Rick Merritt
“I’m very much an amateur, a guy with a full time job who just happens to love making music in the folk singer/songwriter vein. I bring in my fairly simple songs, mediocre guitar work and a voice that is, well, er, sometimes challenged.
Kenny has been a great mentor for me, coaching me in his easy, friendly way with professional-level tips and techniques for guitar, voice, recording and more. It can get pretty personal trying to get a clean take of a song you have an emotional attachment to.
Kenny’s great sense of humor and empathy has helped smooth over a lot of rocky moments. When it comes to the final product, I am always pleased and frequently amazed. What Kenny does to smooth out the many quirks of my singing is the equivalent of audio Photoshop-ing by someone with a fine ear and skills for knowing how to shape a sound wave. He routinely brings fresh ideas for how to add rhythm and instrumentation to my songs, creating a virtual band that typically is Kenny on bass, electric guitar and sax. His solos are the icing on the cake. Typically I just say, “I’d like a sax or electric guitar solo here” and he comes back with riffs that knock my socks off. His solos often become the favorite parts of the recordings.
One more thing. Even though I am an amateur, I have my opinions from time to time about a cello here, an oboe there, a line that should be a little softer or rougher. Kenny consistently listens and routinely gives me space to provide frank feedback. As he told me early on, his goal is to make sure I am happy with the final product. I am. And difficult as it is sometimes, I like the process, too. I feel I am growing. Thanks, Kenny!” Rick Merritt
Client: Chris Jercha
“Basement3Productions has been a lifesaver in getting my project completed in a way that exceeded all my expectations from the partnership to the pro results. It’s served as an education for me on how to run a business, tailor the customer experience and deliver just the right assistance.
I found Basement3 to be intuitive and quickly gain an understanding of what I was looking for on all aspects of my project. This set ran the gamut from nearly completed songs that just needed a proper engineer to record and get the right performance all the way through producing and collaborating. They delivered many truly memorable contributions while making the experience both relaxed and energizing. With B3P stellar multi-instrumental capabilities and access to a stable of additional musicians for hire you really are able to get an amazing result.
Also within their portfolio they had the ability to help me with my concept, advice about self promotion, develop the artwork and delivered an outstanding website.” Chris Jercha
Client: Yvonne Kerno
“It was my first recording and I wanted to work with someone who not only had skill and talent, but also the sensitivity to both understand what I wanted and offer a perspective I didn’t know I wanted. As a multi instrumentalist, programming wiz and seasoned engineer Kenny provided all that. I also deeply appreciate his sincere love of music coupled with the professionalism and creativity to bring any project to another level.” Yvonne Kerno (France)
Client: Gail Weisman
“It was an absolute pleasure working with Kenny Schick at Basement3Productions to record my CD, See Myself Again. B3 is the perfect place for recording musicians because it’s one-stop shopping. Kenny is a very talented background/accompanying musician/singer songwriter, a detail-oriented and knowledgeable recording engineer and a fabulous professional photographer.
His wife Sabine is an equally talented musician/singer/songwriter and a professional graphic designer. Together, they really are the entire package—and can successfully manage any recording project from start to finish. They’re also really nice—and humility doesn’t always go hand-in-hand with that much talent. I could not have asked for a better experience and I’m really proud of what they helped me create. I can’t recommend Basement3Productions highly enough!” Gail Weisman
Client: Nell Maynard
“Kenny and B3P keep the genuine love of music alive in their treetop studio. Recording there is magical, and the professional end product is everything I hoped for. Listening to my songs after production is a dream come true.”
Client: Christina Li
“Basement3Productions helped guide me as a young artist by working faithfully to my vision of my album while also providing inspired, creative input.
The work they did for both my album artwork and music was affordable. It high-quality enough to be featured on multiple tv shows. I doubt I could have found a more professional and friendly team.” Christina Li
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