What are your points as an engineer and recording studios?
We offer you the best prices along with a great atmosphere. John Seda has over 25 years of experience as a musician, producer and engineer. Our studio is designed to comfort the needs of today's demanding musician. We offer recording gear as well as instruments to perform on, in case of, that last minute inspiration when you wish you had that Fender Strat.
Why are your rates so low?
First of all, I want to clear up the myth about if the price is low, it must be no good. This myth does not apply to our studio. We love and feel extreme passion for music. Some people call that "Mad Love." We would not have it any other way. We offer you the atmosphere, the quality and the best price. Our mission is to provide the means at a affordable price to make you musical experience a pleasant one.
How long have you been in business?
Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa Florida close Clearwater has been a reality since 2000. I have had 2 other recording studios under my previous recording label Brown Sound Records established in 1995. When I got married in November 2000, I was inspired by my wife to rename the label to Rising Sun Music Inc. From 1999 to 2003, we were solely dedicated to producing music and as of the end of 2003, we went full time into the recording business.
Are you a record company? Do you sign artist?
No. We are not a label and we do not sign artists. We are a recording studio and music production facility. Today's market is designed for artists to go independent and with all the benefits artists have now with this new technology that offers artists the opportunity to sell their music online without having to share any of their revenues with anyone. We do consult and we do produce music but it is offered as a service. We also have a digital distribution company called http://BornAMusician.com that offers the lowest prices on the planet to distribute your music around the world via 150 digital stores worldwide including iTunes, Amazon, EMusic, Spotify, YouTube Monetization and many more at one low price. For those who get confused because I produce music with many of my friends for promotional purposes we are not a record label. We use Rising Sun Music as a label that represents my music which is no different that many people are doing in the industry today. I am Independent.
Who have you had the pleasure working with?
Taj Majal, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Wendy Melvoin, John Blackwell, Harold Acevedo, Millie Puente, Robert Lockwood Jr., Tony Bennett, Horacio "El Negro" Hernandez, Eddie "Gua Gua" Rivera, Robben Ford, War, Victor Mendoza, Rick Latham, Dave Samuels, Giovanni Hidalgo, Jerry Martini, Cynthia Robinson, Greg Errico, Vernon "Ice" Black, Gali Sanchez, Raphet, Juan "Pericles" Covas, Tito Puente, Little Richard, Gran Combo, Edgardo Rodriquez, Karl Perrazo, Raul Rekow, Greg Bissonete, Zoro, Luis Aquino (Lead Trumpet for Yanni), Frank Ferrer, Adalberto Santiago, Quintin Berry, Pablito Rosario, Anthony Carrilo, Victor Payano, Cachete Maldonado, The artist formerly known as "Prince" Walfredo Reyes Jr., Ritchie Gajate, Fred Coury (Cinderella), Alex Acuna King, Charles Glenn (Ozone and DeBarge), John Ravenhall, Dan Hougesen, Apostle J. Dancy, Marcia Higgs, Fernando Diaz, Noah Bellamy, John Ried, Michael Cordone and many more.
This is my first recording experience, and I want to know what should I do to prepare myself before entering a recording session?
Practice! Take time to prepare your musical arrangements and chops before entering the studio. Practice until your fingers bleed. I only say this to save you money. It consumes a lot of recording time trying to arrange the song in the studio. Of course, the best things are spontaneous, but that always happens anyway.
Do you charge for setting up the drums?
No, we don't. We start charging once we start the EQ process which is part of the art.
What kind of music do you record?
All genres - no exceptions! Country music, Rock, Latin, Reggae, Hip Hop, Classical you name we will record it at Rising Sun Music recording studios in Tampa, Florida.
How many instruments can you record at the same time?
My studio is designed to handle 2 guitars, 1 bass guitar, drums, and keyboards simultaneously with no problem.
How do I get to your studio?
Use our Map Quest Generator located on our "Contact Us Page".
Typing in your address or the starting point, it will generate the direction from your point to our studio!
Do I need to bring my own equipment?
If you want to, you can bring your own equipment. However, we offer instruments ranging from guitars, bass, drums, full percussion, keyboards, cymbals, etc, at no extra charge! Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions.
Can I bring food to the studio?
Yes, you can. We have a beautiful Zen Garden where you can sit down to enjoy your meal. We offer water, coffee, and tea at no extra charge. We also have a barbecue grill which you can use if you wish. All types of restaurants are available in the area.
Do you have a parking space?
Yes we have a large parking space.
Do you produce music and bands?
Yes, we do, No exceptions! Country music, Rock, Latin, Reggae, Hip Hop, Classical you name we will record it; however, there is additional charge for producing.
Do you teach audio classes?
Yes, we do. These classes are designed to help you with your home studio set-up. In most cases, people purchase equipment without realizing the learning curve involved. Our classes are the shortcut to help you on your way to recording your demo, so you can concentrate on your music and not on the years of knowledge you would have to acquire to achieve a successful recording.
What kind of payments do you accept?
We accept Cash, Check, Credit Card, and Paypal.
What is your business hours?
24/7. We are available at any time you need to record as long as our schedule is available. Most musically inclined people are night owls, so we here to serve!
"Where the atmosphere, quality and price playback in harmony"
For more info Contact Us at 813-340-6126.
We speak English, Spanish, and Japanese.
A Tampa Bay Recording Studio