The Omnitone Recording Studios is a full service facility that is perfect for every application. Whether you need a song, Jingle or industrial music for your company or event, The Omnitone team of world class professionals will take you through the process every step of the way from the writing stage to the final mix!
MEET THE TEAM
Anyone who has worked in a recording studio with Darren Sher is immediately struck by his dedication, commitment to his craft and by his attention to detail doing what it takes to get it “just right”. Darren has all the skills you would look for in a great music producer; phenomenal talent, a raw passion for music, a great ear, amazing technical skill and an unflappable work ethic.
At a very young age, Darren took to the piano. By the age of 10 he came to be regarded as a protégé at his craft. This potential was soon recognized, encouraged and nurtured by some of the biggest names in the recording industry. Nancy Wilson of “Heart”, Jonathan Cain of “Journey”, Gordon Bahari (who worked with Stevie Wonder) and Matt Martone (of “3 Doors Down”) are but a few who played significant roles as mentors or in co-creative projects as Darren made the transition from musician to producer.
Today Darren has come to be regarded as the “go to guy” in Las Vegas for musicians, singers and song writers who have arrived at the point where they are ready to make pro-quality studio recordings. Darren has been instrumental in the development of many new and emerging artists as well as those with numerous credits for charting singles and albums worldwide. He has also engineered produced and/or written songs for nationally televised programs, film and TV sound tracks and for live production shows. Probably his proudest accomplishment is the growing list of artists who, once having worked with Darren, would not consider recording with anyone else at the controls!
Darren brings all of this experience, expertise and a heartfelt passion to every project he is associated with.
Jeff Juliano is a world-renowned mixer who began his career engineering and mixing in various studios from New York to Los Angeles. Jeff’s work has collectively sold over 29.5 million albums worldwide with artists and projects including John Mayer, Jason Mraz, James Blunt, Train, Miley Cyrus, Paramore, Lifehouse, Dave Matthews Band, Bret Michaels, Josh Kelley, O.A.R., Mindy McCready, Twilight Soundtrack, Elvis Presley, Rachael Yamagata and many more.
Jeff was introduced to Darren Sher back in 2006 when he was hired to mix Steve Carlson’s third release Groovin’ on the Inside. Since that time, Darren and Jeff have teamed up to establish themselves as a great collaborative duo in production, mixing and mastering creating countless releases worldwide. Some of Jeff’s other works include Parachute, Satellite, Hey Monday, All Time Low, Shinedown, Bruce Horsby and many more.
Steve Skinner comes from the Boston area but has lived in the New York City area since 1975. He is a session keyboard player, arranger, producer, and writer of pop music, jazz, TV music and commercials. Steve worked for many years with renowned producer Arif Mardin, programming, arranging and playing on many of Mr. Mardin’s productions. He has also worked with Desmond Child, Ric Wake, Keith Diamond, and Steve Lunt. Steve has worked as an arranger/programmer for Bette Midler, Jewel, Celine Dion, R. Kelly, Taylor Dayne, Diana Ross, Luther Vandross, The Bee Gees, Judy Collins, Patti LaBelle, Freddie Jackson, Manhattan Transfer, Spyro Gyra, Special EFX, Lionel Hampton, and Chaka Khan to name a few. He’s also arranged the musical Rent and co-produced the cast album.
Steve’s production credits also include Michael Londra, Ari Gold, Martha Wash, 3rd Party, Southside Johnny, Diana Ross, and the cast album of Shout!…The Mod Musical. He is also a frequent contributor to Electronic Musician Magazine.
“In need of a new female singer/songwriter?” asked Billboard in a review of the songwriting on Jennifer Marks’ self-titled CD (Bardic Records, 2004). “How about one that creates catchy, well-crafted pop songs? Do yourself a favor and snag yourself a copy of this hook-laden delight,” concluded the report.
Praise for Marks’ ability to transform every-day situations into contagious, clever, sing-alongs has been recognized by teen magazine YM: “Jennifer writes what many girls think, but are afraid to say,” said YM. “Her fun, irreverent, anthems are the perfect soundtrack to any girl’s life.”
CMJ New Music Monthly remarks on her darker side: “Singer/songwriter Jennifer Marks bears a musical resemblance to Aimee Mann, though Marks’ style is slightly edgier” says CMJ Music Monthly. Her lyrics are always poignant and engaging… “and her arrangements are equally gorgeous and entrancing.”
The versatile Long Island, NY native has done more than collect headlines with her sounds. Marks’ has created a songwriting career for herself out of her own resources and on her own terms. She signed her first publishing deal with Windswept Pacific and eventually went at it alone releasing three CDs, Pizza, My Name’s Not Red, and It Turned Me On, before testing the waters as a national touring artist supporting her last CD, Jennifer Marks on the roster of indie startup label Bardic Records (a Sony subsidiary). The album’s single “Live” hit R&R Hot AC radio charts and Marks toured across the United States building a sizable cult audience along the way. When her good-natured melodies caught the ears of pop icon Cyndi Lauper she was offered the opening slot on Lauper’s At Last tour. Lauper quickly took increased interest in Marks’ ability and the two began collaborating together.
Marks’ also actively markets her songs commercially. While Starbucks licensed the song “Really Something” to play in their stores nationally, Mattel also featured “Live” in their Barbie doll DVD titled “Masquerade Madness.” And “Live” was also selected by Music Supervisors at DreamWorks for inclusion in the trailer for the movie The Terminal starring Tom Hanks.
Music Connection Magazine sums Marks up well: “Her songs are catchy, yet, these infectious tunes stand apart from many in the mainstream in that she writes her own lyrics, and they are actually intelligent.”
Grammy award winning mastering engineer Brad Blackwood started his recording career in high school, working with several of his friends’
rock n’ roll bands. Even as he attended college he was drawn to music, selling hifi equipment at local shops. The more he learned about the reproduction of music, the more his desire to work in the recording industry grew. He moved to Memphis and began honing his skills as an engineer at Ardent Studios. After spending several years learning the ins and outs of recording and mixing, Brad turned his focus on resurrecting Ardent Mastering, a division which had closed years before.
His success was immediate as he cultivated working relationships with producing and engineering greats such as Jim Dickinson, Skidd Mills, and Jim Gaines. “It was a great learning experience, being thrown into sessions with such amazing producers and engineers. These guys had worked with everyone in the book so I had to get it right the first time.”
In 2003, Brad decided it was time to expand the service he offered his clients and the result is Euphonic Masters. His client base followed, allowing him to continue to work with a wide variety of artists including Maroon 5, Three Days Grace, Korn, Alison Krauss & Union Station, the Black Eyed Peas, Jane’s Addiction, Sick Puppies, Saving Abel, the North Mississippi Allstars, Sister Hazel, and many more.
Over the course of his career, Brad has had the opportunity to work on a number of acclaimed projects, and in 2012 he became the first mastering engineer ever awarded the Grammy for Best Engineered Album, Non Classical (Alison Krauss & Union Station – Paper Airplane).