Red Moon Studio

The One Stop Shop in Knoxville

Offering a wide range of services that cater to your unique needs as an artist, Red Moon Sound is your personal music industry guide. From recording to producing, Red Moon nurtures your artistry by staying true to your organic sound. You have gifts to offer this world- your audio engineer and producer should foster those gifts.   

Audio Engineering and Music Industry Experience

Red Moon's engineer and producer, Ben McLaughlin, is no rookie to the music industry. A graduate from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Music Industry Studies, he received a well-rounded education with a focus on music technology and production. He worked as an engineer his senior year at Vital Sounds, a professional New Orleans-based recording studio. The best way to get a taste of what McLaughlin's work sounds like is through his own music, which you can find here. While his expertise lies within the organic genres of folk, rock and Americana, he can work across genre lines with a reverence for each style. With his recording career as a musician beginning in 2014, Ben knows what it takes to get a great performance. As a byproduct, he also knows what a good producer can do for the artist they're working with. McLaughlin's experience across the music industry career lines has given him the power to look at situations from many different angles, and his passion gives him the tenacity to create the best work that he and his clients are capable of producing.

"He was attentive, on time, & most of all, professional. He really helped shape my project up for the market. He made it sound super wide in stereo field & brought out nuances I never even noticed before!" -Jasper Herrington 

Equipment

Microphones:

  • (2) AKG P420 large diaphragm condenser
  • AKG D5 
  • Sennheiser 421
  • Sennheiser e609
  • (3) Sennheiser e604
  • Shure SM57
  • (3) Shure SM58
  •  Shure Beta 52
  • (2) Behringer C-2 small diaphragm condenser

Gear:

  • iMac with Logic Pro X
  • Presonus Firepod, 8 channel digital interface
  •  SSL channel strip plugin
  • API 2500 stereo compressor plugin
  • Waves Abbey Road desk, plate and chamber reverbs, mastering chain plugins
  • Fender Deluxe Reverb amplifier
  • Fender Rumble bass amplifier 
  • Guitar effects including Ibanez Tube Screamer, Electro Harmonix Big Muff Pi, Holy Grail Reverb, Micro Q-tron, and more

Instruments:

  • 1993 SRV Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Blacktop HH Stratocaster
  • Fender Modern Player Jazz Bass
  • Danelectro D56 Baritone guitar
  • Martin DRS1 acoustic guitar
  • Mid-80s Fender acoustic guitar
  • Mandolin
  • Akai MPK249 MIDI keyboard
  • 4 piece drum set with Zildjian cymbals