When you learn the art of recording and arranging by working in the trenches making hits with people like Nile Rodgers, Jim Steinman, Russ Titelman & Phil Ramone and their superstar artists, it's safe to say you've got some tricks up your sleeve. I've sat in every seat of the recording process, working on some of the most ground breaking and top-selling recordings of all time. I learned from the best & share my knowledge and experience with every artist in a unique collaborative approach to production that allows them to achieve the quality results they’re looking for.
Being focused, curious, objective, decisive... these are just some of the extreme dynamics that go into putting a successful recording together. Most artists will benefit by having a trustworthy knowledgeable creative partner on board, allowing them to focus on the music without the distractions that inevitably creep into the process. My years of navigating the slippery slope of partnering with artists, producers and record labels to achieve their discrete yet ideally compatible objectives is a skill set that I bring to all my production projects. Song selection, arranging, casting musicians & background vocalists, studios, vocal production & mixing are some of the services we provide .
For live tracking, we record in the best studios in the New York area and programming, overdubbing and mixing are usually done in our private studio. Depending on budget, we will find the optimum solution for delivering the best results for your project.
On the technical side, I also provide expert Pro Tools & Logic Pro X editing, comping, timing and tuning as necessary, working with the artist to get those parts just right.
And as for results... one of my most recent homegrown projects, soul singer Ryan Shaw has received 3 Grammy nominations from our production & development work.
Anybody can make a recording today... and they do! But once you’ve finished, the thing that doesn’t come with the laptop is a good mix. The most difficult part for many people is to get their track to "sound like a record". Loudness, compression & finalizer plugins on their own don't quite cut it. Experience, good ears and the ability to turn a concept into reality are key elements in delivering the best version of your music. Producing, engineering and mixing tracks over many years allowed me to learn how to make that happen. And now tracks I've mixed have received Grammy nominations. I work with you to deliver first class mixes to compete in a crowded marketplace. Mastering also available.
"The combination of the sonic quality along with Jimmy's amazing speed and proficiency surpassed any studio I've ever worked in. Jimmy's ear and easy going production input made our project a real joy. Never want to go anywhere else" - Patrick Hand/ Sr. VP Corporate Business Development NA, Production Resource Group
" I wouldn't have gone to anyone else to produce my album. Jimmy turned a dream into reality." - Mark Rivera / Music Director Ringo Starr/ Billy Joel Band
"When I bring an album or song to Jimmy Bralower, I know I am going to get back a mix of the highest quality. His ability to get the very best out of the music that has been recorded only comes with great knowledge and experience." - Jason Miles / Producer
photo: Avatar Studios, NY