The Dragon's Lair is a culmination of unbound sonic capabilities accompanied by years of experience.
Whatever phase of the process you are in, the Dragon's Lair can assist you in realizing your full potential. Do you simply need guitar tracks (rhythm, overdubs, solo/fills, etc.)? Do you need to record your band and have it mixed? Are you in need of a mastering engineer? Need help with pre–release (artwork/graphic design, promo)? Or, are you simply looking to collaborate with someone in the songwriting process? If any of these questions are relevant to your process, drop me a line and let's see if together we can realize your vision.
I've worked with a variety artists, covering various genres and styles. The tools and know how to get you where you want to go are here.
IN THE BOX
Instruments recorded, mixed and mastered at the Dragon's Lair with the exception of bass guitar, provided by Dante Ware with Fonkstation Productions.
Tracks recorded live at Bong Island Studio. Edited, mixed & mastered at the Dragon's Lair.
* All guitar tracks recorded will always included a DI track.
COMPUTER – Apple iMac w/Intel Core i5 2.66 GHz
DAW – PreSonus Studio One 4.6.2
MICROPHONES – Rode NT1, Shure SM58... more soon
INTERFACE – Steinberg UR22
24–bit / 192kHz
MONITORING – Adam Audio T7V Near Field Monitors & Audio Technica ATH – M20x
PLUGINS – SSD Drums 5, Waves Kramer Tape, Waves Kramer Pye Compressor, Waves Kramer HLS Stereo Channel, Valhalla Supermassive and much more...
PEDALBOARD – Strymon Big Sky, Strymon Mobius, Strymon Timeline, Boss MS–3, Xotic SP Compressor, Lovepedal Tchula, Lovepedal Believe, Fulltone OCD
GUITAR AMPS – Custom 40 watt Scott Waugh Amp w/15" vintage JBL
DIGITAL AMPS / EMULATION – Bias Amp 2.0 w/too many custom combinations to name.
IMPULSE RESPONSES –
Celestion Blue Open 1x12"
G12 EVH Closed 4x12"
G12M Greenback Closed 4x12"
G12M Greenback Open 1x12"
Vintage 30 Closed 4x12"
A few results of remote sessions, recording all electric guitars at the Dragon's Lair. Leslie Krafka mixes by Pat Manske at the Zone Recording Studio in Austin, TX.
Producing guitars from recording to finished in the Dragon's Lair for some of Houston's Finest – 2019 BMA Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year, Annika Chambers and Houston's favorite troubadour first class, Matt Harlan.
* Guitar Solo **Guitar Tracks