Mobile Audio Recording

Are you interested in a mobile recording?  
You might be surprised at the affordability of live location recording, especially alongside today's commercial recording studio rates.  Night Owl's prices in particular, combined with 12 years of experience and a high-class, high-quality rig, make live recording sound so sweet that you may just want to give a HOOT.  If you are thinking of taking a step in that direction, or just want to talk about the project you have in mind, to see if mobile recording is right for you, call or write any time 512 825 5685 or allen@nightowlrecording.com.  We can't wait to hear from you.  

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With the Austin, Texas based Night Owl Mobile Recording Rig, owner and engineer Allen Kyle has
Night Owl Recording mobile recording at Hole In the Wall Austin Texas
done live multi-track location recording for Billy Joe Shaver, Bush, Laika and the Cosmonauts, Chris Cornell, Mudhoney, Slightly Stoopid, Bruce R
obison and Kelly Willis, the Meat Puppets, J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., Raul Malo, James McMurtry, Ruthie Foster, Texas Tornados, Voivod, Hudson Moore, Elephone, Jack Ingram, Flaco Jimenez, the Gourds, Malford Milligan, the Josh Abbott Band, the Austin Lounge Lizards, Maldroid, Eric Moore, Federico Abuele, the Prophets of Rockabilly (feat. Bruno Clarke from the Sha-Na-Na), Thomas Dolby, Ray Wylie Hubbard, War Daddies, She Craves, Stonehoney, Make It Stop, Cory Morrow, the Austin Jazz Band, Two Tons of Steel, Skyrocket, The Derailers, Grace Temple Ministries, Augie Meyers, Sugar and Gold, John Wesley Harding, Mo Robson, Blowing Trees, Max Stalling, the Deep River Ministry, the Geezinslaws, the Krayolas, Kid Beyond, Dan Crary, Tish Hinojosa, the Lost Trailers, Built for the Sea, the Octopus Project, Dead Confederate, Dale Watson, and many others.  For a selected list of credits click here.
Night Owl Recording mobile location rig set up with War Daddies in Buda, Texas

At the Promiseland Recording Studios in Austin, Texas, Allen co-engineered, alongside Gold/Platinum recording engineer Mike Hersh, nearly 100 multi-track live recordings of the Awakening, a live praise and worship music television program airing in millions of homes on digital cable television networks like TBN and Daystarr.  Featured Awakening artists included Denver and the Mile High Orchestra, Russ Taft, the Katinas, Israel Houghton, the Crabb Family, Becky Fender, and many, many more.  Also at the Promiseland Studios, Allen had the privileage of recording and mixing Alabanza Reala live, Latin praise and worship music program televised on TBN Enlace, FETV, and in several parts of South America.


Allen's years spent in radio with the now defunct Star System radio network and KVET FM in Austin, Texas enabled him to work with and live record some of country music's biggest stars, including Willie Nelson, Dwight Yoakum, Larry Gatlin, Jerry Jeff Walker, Pat Green, Gary P. Nunn, The Derailers, and many others. 

Gear

  • Microphones:
            Audio Technica 4050
            Audio Technica 4041
            Audix D 6
            Audix D 4
            Audix Micro D
            Octava MK12
            MXL 2001
            Sennheiser 421
            Shure Beta 57
            Shure Beta 87a
            Shure SM 57
            Shure SM 81
  • Recorders:
            Presonus Studiolive 24 AI w/ Macbook Pro
            Joe Co Blackbox (24-bit, 96k)
            Mackie MDR 24 Track (24-bit, 96k)
            Mackie SDR 24 Track (24-bit, 96k)
            M Audio 8x8 Audio Interface
            Alesis Masterlink ML-9600 Stereo
  • Preamplifiers:
            ATI 8MX2 - 8 Channels
            Mackie ONYX 800R - 8 Channels
            True Systems Precision 8 - 8 Channels
  • Platforms: 
            Pro Tools
            Presonus Capture
            Studio One
            Mackie Hard Disk Editor
  • Monitors:
            Event 20/20 Biamplified System
  • Mixers:
            Presonus Studiolive 24 AI
            Behringer DDX 3216 Digital w/ ADAT Cards
  • Compressors/Limiters:
            Aphex Compellor
            DBX 166 XL
            FMR Audio RNC
  • Effects:
            TC Electronic M-One XL
            Roland SRV 3030
  • 24 Channel Transformer Isolated Mic Splitter with 75' Trunk and 10' Trunk

Area Venues

  • Stubb's
  • Coupland Inn and Dancehall
  • Paramount Theatre
  • Threadgill's
  • Cypress Creek Cafe
  • Continental Club
  • Rosedale Park
  • Guadalupe Theatre
  • Spiro's 
  • Brizo's Restaurant
  • The Mohawk
  • Vibe
  • Leon Springs Dancehall
  • Casbeer's
  • The Belmont
  • ND Studios
  • Antone's
  • BD Riley's
  • OK Mountain
  • Emo's
  • Hill Country Church
  • St Peter's Church
  • Promiseland Theatre and Promiseland Church
  • Dog and Duck Pub
  • Many, Many, Many more