My interest in music started at the age of 9, playing guitar on Sunday afternoons with mom, brother and grandfather. In junior high I played tuba in the marching band. In high school and college I played guitar in bands but was more interested in mixing than in playing.
From there I spent 20 years mixing live bands. In 2009, I started touring nationally for 3 years as sound engineer/ production manager with Williams Riley Band. For the past 10 years, I moved away from live sound and into studio work making records for friends. Slowly investing in studio gear and gaining clientele has brought me to where I am today.
- Robert Smith
Audiosmith Studio is a small project studio conveniently located between Baton Rouge and New Orleans at
our home in Prairieville. We’re just a couple minutes off of Interstate 10. There’s a nice lake out in the back
with wildlife and quiet relaxation if you need some inspiration.
The upstairs studio has a 400 sq ft live room with acoustic treatment. An API console is the centerpiece
of the studio. The studio has various guitars, bass and keyboards, as well as a Yamaha Tour Custom drum
kit with Paiste cymbals. There are 6 separate personal monitor mixes available. Most everything is wired,
mic’d and ready to go, so setup time is quick and easy.
The recording equipment consists of Audio Technica, Sennheiser, AKG and Shure microphones connected
to API and CAPI preamps. We use Pro Tools and Logic Pro DAW software with Lynx Aurora(n) AD/DA conversion. All sessions are backed up locally and remotely. Neumann KH-310 studio monitors and Audeze headphones are used for monitoring.