Feedback in Today on Trax Online Projects.

“Received Them. Thank you. They’re excellent. ” -from Sean who hails from Canda and ordered fiddle and harmonica.

And in regards to steel and fiddle on two songs (4 tracks) ordered by Bert from The Netherlands:

“Perfect!”

Typical excellence from the usual suspects, Jenee delivered the goods on the three fiddle tracks, Mr. Mike contributed one harp and two steel tracks.

In addition to full band demos, mastered singles and complete albums,Nashville Trax also offers instruments to add to the already-started project you’re producing.

Imagine having one of the top ten session guitarists in music history, Brent Mason, on your song! Or Jen, a fiddler who just played on two Country Billboard #1 hits?

For pricing and ordering information, click on the instrument you need below.

We also offer vocals.

Drums

Bass

Fiddle

Harmonica

Steel Guitar

Piano

Strings

Mandolin

Would you like to contact us about YOUR project? E-mail:
nashtrax@bellsouth.net


Affordable Mastering

Once your recording is mixed there is one additional step available that virtually all recordings intended for a CD release or radio airplay receive. That step is known as “mastering”. Mastering demos is also a recent trend.

What is it?

The stereo mix file is processed to increase the dynamic range as well as even out the frequencies to create a more professional “radio ready” sound. Other things can occur in this stage such as bringing out more vocal or adding effects such as reverb to the entire mix.

While the original purpose of mastering was to prepare a mix for commercial release, these days many demo mixes are enhanced with mastering.

But at $250 to $500 per song the major studios charge for custom mastering it can be costly to have a ten or twelve song CD mastered.

But how about a price as low as $55 per song?

Welcome to:

Affordable Music Mastering by Nashville Trax

Independent songwriters and artists price:

$75 per song for one or two songs.
$55 for three or more.

Send your best stereo mix(es) to nashtrax@bellsouth.net

Send payment to nashtrax@bellsouth.net via PayPal.com

mp3 files can be mastered here. but for higher quality we can master .wav files 16/44.1 or higher.

Most projects turned around within 24 to 72 hours.

Additional details available at the above link.


Nashville Trax Client Dan Thompson Receives First Quarter Airplay Royalty Check from Sound Exchange.

“My first royalty check for Miles & Miles release in the US… This is for one Quarter.. Miles & Miles was played over 1000 times per week in the US… it did really good.. Thanks so much for the great work Bill!”

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Read more about Dan Thomson’s Nashville Trax album and single releases:

Dan Thompson’s “Miles And Miles” Makes The Country Radio Most Added Prime Mover Chart!

Songwriter Dan Thompson Visits Nashville To Record Vocal Tracks For His CD Album, 1st single getting radio adds daily, 23 stations yesterday!

Dan Thompson Single “A Day Without Progress” Produced by Nashville Trax, Distributed By Sony… 28 Weeks on Sirius XM. Give A Listen!

Would you like to contact us about YOUR project? E-mail:
nashtrax@bellsouth.net


How To Make Your Self-Produced Album Sound A Lot More Professional

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Four CDs released this year Nashville Trax helped make happen

Planning your next album? Interfacing with Nashville Trax can help make it more professional than any music you’ve created before.

The CDs pictured, all released in 2018, demonstrate four different ways these artists chose to work with us to achieve a better result than they could muster on their own.

The upper left CD by The Greatest Gift was an eight song album, one of many we’ve done for this Christiam three-piece vocal group. The group’s songwriter sent us his rough originals recorded with just piano and vocal.

We charted his songs and cut all new music tracks. The group then added their vocals to those tracks in a local studio near them in the New England area and mixed there.

As we’ve worked with them they’ve gone from playing on Sunday’s at their local church to appearing on T.V. shows and scoring hits on the Gospel charts.

Lower Left: The Swansons first album: We cut all the music tracks using our Nashville Trax A Team. Based in the Los Angeles area, they came to Nashville and cut their vocals here at Nashville Trax then we mixed here in Nashville using three different mix and mastering studios, including here at Nashville Trax.

Country This has garnered considerable radio airplay in the United States and birthed two charting singles. We are now about half way through producing their followup album.

Upper Right: Rootstock was an album project we added individual instrument tracks as needed, steel on several songs, fiddle on a few songs, etc. simply beefing up the musical muscle.

Lower Right: This group is based in Norway. We cut every instrument track, they added their vocals at a studio in Norway, sent them back to us where we mixed and mastered. This Christian group reports that CD sales are going extremely well with many hundreds sold the first few days, nearly recouping their investment within hours of release.

In each case the group or artist mentioned above possessed a high degree of talent but no one is an expert at everything. We were able to provide top notch equipment, world class musicians, professional engineering and guidance to make their projects superior to what they could have accomplished alone.

We can help you too! e-mail nashtrax@bellsouth.net with a description of your project, what you wish to achieve and how you believe we might help out. Or call producer Bill Watson at 615-319-8616.


Recording Studio Rates Nashville

How much does it cost to record your music in a Nashville Recording Studio?

To have a project produced you’ll pay for some or all of the following:

  • Studio Time: $75 to $150 per hour (this may or may not include the engineer and producer frees)
  • Studio Session Musicians: $50 to $200 per song (the lower end usually covers one part, guitar by a “name’ player encompassing several parts (acoustic, electric, etc.) may land at the higher end of that scale.
  • Studio Session Singers: $75 to $450 per song
  • An Audio Engineer: $50 to $100 per hour
  • Music Producer: Set fee per project, negotiable according to number of songs and scope of work.

    Our studio does follow these rates and engineer/producer fees are included:

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    These Recording studio rates in Nashville reflect prices that are are current as we write this.

    Figures are ballpark and may not be accurate for every studio.

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Nashville Icon, Mike Curb, Showers High Praise on The Swansons, in Vegas, accepting Country Album of The Year, Produced @ Nashville Trax!

The Swansons had quite a night in Las Vegas this past Saturday, April 7th, 2018!

Opening the evening with a live performance, winning the “Best Country Album of the Year” award for the Nashville Trax produced, Country This and being singled out several times by the legendary Mike Curb of Curb Records in Nashville, during his acceptance of his Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mike Curb’s contributions to country radio and The Nashville Music Industry are far too numerous to mention here but he has written Billboard charting hit songs for everyone from The Four Seasons to The Osmonds to Hank Willians Jr, Tim McGraw, Chris Young, The Judds, Kenny Chesney and dozens more. The Four Seasons Curb-produced “Oh What A Night” was the very first single in music history to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 and remain for over a full year.

He founded Curb Records which now also owns the world’s largest Christian label, Word Records.

Here is one instance of several where Mike mentions The Swansons.

Could a deal with Curb Nashville be in the works?

Nashville Trax producer, Bill Watson, produced Country This and is currently producing The Swansons’ follow up album. Update 2-17-19: Mr. Watson is now several songs into producing The Swanson’s third country album done at Nashville Trax.

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e-mail: nashtrax@bellsouth.net

Interested in having your record produced?

Contact Mr. Watson direct at 615-319-8616


The Greatest Gift’s New Video, Music Recorded at Nashville Trax!

They started working with Nashville Trax a few years ago, just another local Christian act playing at their local church.

Some 70 + Nashville Trax Produced songs and performance tracks later they recently signed a development deal, have been on radio throughout the U.S. and made the Grammy ballot!

Blessed Be The Man

Music Credits:

Steve King: Piano & String pads
Jenee Fleenor: Violins
Jim Riley: Drums
Bill Watson: Bass Guitar
Tom Wild: Guitars

Music Engineered and Arranged by Bill Watson

This project is a great example of how we interface with artists and studios outside of Nashville.

Working with this Christian group’s rough piano/vocal, Bill Watson charted the music. Upon completion he forwarded it to a studio near the group where they recorded vocals, mixed and did the video.

Some clients do vocals then Dropbox the files back for mixing here, such as the album we did recently for a Christian group in Norway.


Christian Music Producer in Nashville

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One Christian Music Producer based in Nashville TN is Bill Watson, his primary studio, Nashville Trax. About 50% of the projects Mr. Watson produces for his clients are Christian. Two of the four albums he was involved in producing this past year are Christian.

A testimonial from one of those clients:

“The Swansons were blessed a year and a half ago when Mr. Watson returned our phone call. We were looking for a change in our music and thought very highly of #Nashville and the great music they make here. Bill Watson produces records in Nashville and has a stellar reputation. I listened to his work and asked if he would be interested in working with the #Swansons. Thankfully he said yes and we are right in the middle of a really cool dream. Thank you Bill for EVERYTHING!! You are a super natural talent!! Absolutely Brilliant!!”– Joe Finley

If you are looking to have a single, an album or even a demo produced, please feel free to browse Nashville Trax to hear samples of Mr. Watson’s work.

Or contact him now at 615-319-8616 nashtrax@bellsouth.net


Sample of Our Work: The Swansons NEW Video Released, Music Recorded at Nashville Trax!



I Can’t Wait
written by Joe Finley
Drums: Jim Riley
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
Guitars: Brent Mason
Fiddle and Mandolin: Jenee Fleenor
Piano and B3 organ: Steve King
Harp: Michael Douchette

All music produced by Bill Watson at Nashville Trax

© 2018 The Swansons

“The Swansons were blessed a year and a half ago when Mr. Watson returned our phone call. We were looking for a change in our music and thought very highly of #Nashville and the great music they make here. Bill Watson produces records in Nashville and has a stellar reputation. I listened to his work and asked if he would be interested in working with the #Swansons. Thankfully he said yes and we are right in the middle of a really cool dream. Thank you Bill for EVERYTHING!! You are a super natural talent!! Absolutely Brilliant!!”– Joe Finley

Purchase the Swanson’s Country This album containing I Can’t Wait and 13 other Swansons original songs, all produced at Nashville Trax here: TheSwansonsMusic.com

Interested in doing your single or album at Nashville Trax?

e-mail:

nashtrax@bellsouth.net

Phone:

615-319-8616

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Nashville Mix Engineer

Tracks are done and you’re seeking a Nashville mix engineer? Nashville Trax offers the highly skilled talent you need to make your mix sound fantastic!

Simply use Dropbox, We Transfer or some other file sharing service to deliver your tracking files to us, we upload, mix, and return your stereo mix.

Yes, it’s that simple! Prices start as low as $150 for a mix with only a handful of tracks.

For additional information please text us at 615-319-8616 or call the same number. Or e-mail nashtrax@bellsouth.net. Please make it clear your interest is in having us mix tracks you’ve already recorded.

We can also add additional instruments at this time. Need extra percussion? Bass guitar? Pedal steel? Let us know and we can add what you need prior to mixing!

Additional information on our mixing service

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Your Mix CAN sound Professional!

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Country Artist Cole Tomlinson Records First Single @ Nashville Trax

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16-year-old Cole Tomlinson, about to sing on his first single.

“Mr. Watson, I cannot express enough how pleased we are with the outcome. The sound is exactly what Cole wanted and you tapped into that. He can’t wait to work with you more and see where the other songs go as well. Thank you for making this process so easy!“-(Cole Tomlinson’s mother, Heather)

Even though he’s only sixteen, Cole Tomlinson is no novice. An accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist he decided early that music was his focus. He played over 100 live shows in his native Georgia in 2017 and has visited Nashville many times to participate in songwriter’s nights.

After carefully researching the many possibilities, he decided he wanted to do his first record @ Nashville Trax with producer Bill Watson. And so he did. “Dirt Road Princess” releases in early 2018.

Here’s a sample*:

Musicians:

Electric Guitars: Brent Mason
Bass Guitar: Bill Watson
Drums: Jim Riley
Fiddle: Jenee Fleenor
Wurlitzer Keyboard; Steve King
Vocals and Acoustic Guitar: Cole Tomlinson

Produced by Bill Watson, Nashville Trax

Looking to do your first radio release and like what you hear? e-mail us at nashtrax@bellsouth.net

* Dirt Road Princess © 2015 Cole Tomlinson is provided as a demonstration of production values only. Any other use violates U.S. and International copyright law. Requests for copies by program directors for radio rotation and requests by other parties interested in recording or performing this song in TV, film or other commercial use should be e-mailed to nashtrax@bellsouth.net and will promptly be forwarded to the songwriter and/or publisher.


Background Vocals For Your Project

In Nashville, we call them “bgv’s” which is short for “background vocals”. Two of the best were in Wednesday, Jim and Jaime Riley, pics below, adding bgv’s to three Swanson songs, the final touch before moving the songs on to mixing.


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While they can be somewhat costly, bgv’s can really make a song special; consider putting them in the budget of your next demo, single or album.

The songwriter this session was for, Joe Finley texted session producer/engineer, Bill Watson: “Hey Bill, heading to the airport and just listened to the rough mixes with background vocals, needless to say I’m in tears!! # Grammy”

We can add bgv’s to projects recorded wholly at Nashville Trax or even add them to songs in progress at other studios.

E-msil nashtrax@bellsouth.net or call 615-319-8616 for additional information or to book a session.