Tom Manche & Studio X
"I've done a lot of work with Tom at Studio X-- you won't find a
better product for the price. His demos were responsible for my first three
cuts in Nashville."
Pete Frega, Nashville, TN
If you're searching for a great Nashville recording studio, you've found it. In a beautiful wooded setting fifteen minutes from Music Row, Studio X features a stunning 6'1" Kawai grand piano, microphones by Neumann, Blue, Langevin, AKG, & Shure, the heralded DM24 digital mixer, Tannoy monitors, Waves world-class effects, and much more!
Veteran song producer/engineer Tom Manche runs Studio X in Nashville, Tennessee. During his thirty-plus year career in music production Tom has recorded thousands of albums, music demos, books on tape, commercials, and soundtracks.
Tom says: "I've worked on everything from jazz to country, new age to metal, voice-over demos to radio jingles. You name it. I've even recorded a live art piece consisting of an improvisation between electric cello and live hawk!"
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"Being a one-man operation allows (ok, forces) me to wear different hats...but I wouldn't have it any other way. My clients appreciate the fact that besides engineering, I can produce, play guitar and bass, and if needed, round up Nashville's finest session players for their projects. Basically, I can take something from an idea in somebody's head to a finished CD in their hand. Or, if your arrangements are ready to go, I can record them cleanly and quickly."
"I've been around a lot of studios and Tom Manche's is the best...great atmosphere and equipment, but best of all is Tom himself. He is very patient, fair, quick, and knows how to gently get the best out of singers and players. He has access to some of the best in Nashville, and knows what it takes to get the "Nashville sound." He also has the ear for good production and harmony ideas. I usually do most of my own tracks at home in MD and send them to Tom. He adds the singer or pedal steel or whatever I need, and does a great final mix."
Jack Bond, Silver Springs, MD
"Tom is fast but thorough, he makes excellent suggestions, and he's a lot of fun. He's also a great guitar player who can come up with amazing parts on the spot. His lovely grand piano and the woods outside are a nice bonus."
Deanna Walker, songwriter, Zavitson Music Group, Nashville, TN
"I've worked at Tom's studio on several projects recently and I'm happy to recommend him. He's got a great space, a fine grand piano, a fast and versatile system, and a sure hand at the controls. Very professional, affordable, and it sounds good in the car when you leave. What more could you ask for?"
Mark T. Jordan, songwriter/session keyboardist, Nashville, TN
"Recording at Studio X is always a comfortable, satisfying experience because Tom is able to quickly deliver the exact grand piano and vocal qualities I ask him for. His is the jewel of Nashville recording studios."
Jim Stephens, singer/songwriter, Nashville, TN
So if you are (or plan to be) in the Nashville area and need a professional quality recording done, think of Studio X. Too far away? No problem. Tom has done plenty of music demoes for clients from afar. For more information (and more client quotes) check out Demos By Mail.
Location: West Meade (on Nashville's west side), 4 minutes from exit 201 of Interstate 40. Studio X is on a quiet cul-de-sac on an acre of woods.
Rates: Normal hourly rate for new clients is $50, but per-project package rates are also negotiable if you don't like to watch the clock. Tom is happy to meet with you (or email) to discuss your project and give you a bid at no charge.
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You can hear more of Tom's work on the Zanna Songs Catalogue page, and also at Susananders.com.
Tom produced all of the songs in the Zanna Songs catalogue as well as all of Susan's artist and instructional CDs.