• You Know - Luca
  • Lessons Learned - Mad People
  • Caviar Gold - Redman Ft. Dr. Zodiak, Kurupt, & Bingx
  • My Message - Esai
  • Breaking Away - Paradame
  • They Hate It - Luca
  • That Part Remix - Munkbizz
  • Comeback - Miccie Macc
  • Away - Cloud Thieves Ft. Katrina Kope
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ABOUT AD1

THE STUDIO

AD1 is a professional recording studio located in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood.  We’re known for being “the friendliest studio in town” because we know how to work with artists in a way which brings out the best out in them.

AD1 is equipped with state-of-the-art digital recording gear, acoustically treated rooms, and most importantly, a team that has an intense passion for music and all things creative.

We specialize in the recording of hip hop vocals and production, but our backgrounds span a wide spectrum of genres and we love to work with all styles, as well as non-music recording.

In addition, we offer a wide range of related services like video production, music licensing, artist development, event production, web design, graphic design, and more.  As producers, we license tracks to artists, and also to film and television.

TEAM

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Jay Lee

Studio Manager | Producer | Engineer

Jay Lee
has worked in various facets of the music business for over 20 years, and has been producing, writing, and performing music most of his life. As the founder of AD1 and Audiodose Records, he’s been an avid proponent the arts in every form, as well as a community leader and innovator of music. Just a few of his production accomplishments include scoring two independent films, and producing tracks that have featured on numerous TV networks- including NBC, CBS, VH1, MTV, Discovery Channel, and History Channel. In addition to music, he has studied, and is proficient in design, video production, and more.

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Brenna Paradame

Managing Director | Artist Coach

Brenna Vertz
also known by the stage name Paradame, is a skilled vocalist and performer with over a decade of experience in music and all aspects of the business surrounding it. She is the managing director of AD1, and handles much of the business side, while also providing crucial expertise to help artists in the studio. With her knowledge and experience, she helps artists hone their skills and feel comfortable in the studio, while providing them with the tools they need to be successful on stage and beyond.

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Ryan Knopp

Sound Engineer

Ryan Knopp
is a multi-skilled musician, producer, and engineer, with an ear for all things audio. Originally from Texas, he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he earned a bachelors degree in music production and engineering. He began interning at AD1 in 2014, and soon became an integral part of the studio, using his engineering and mixing skills to assist in making AD1 what it is today. Whether he's on stage with his band, hooking up AV gear for events, or in the studio recording, Ryan is constantly doing what he does best.

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Kira

Producer | Engineer

Kira
has been an indispensable part of AD1, immersed in many aspects of it, since the days when it was half-venue. From organizing and planning, to production and design, he brings numerous skills to the table. When AD1 moved locations, he helped mastermind the construction of the newest studio, and built the control room and booth from the ground up. As a producer and graphic designer for AD1 and Audiodose, he adds a vital element to the team which goes beyond just hip hop.

HISTORY

AD1 Studios was founded by producer/artist Jay Lee, a music industry veteran with over 20 years of experience with recording, mixing, and audio engineering. Over the years AD1 has evolved. Originally named Ground Zero/Space in 2006, it was started as a half-studio—half-venue, which became a staple for weekend after-hours events in Seattle. During that time, the studio upstairs found its niche in recording vocals, working with hundreds of Seattle artists, then later changed its name to AD1.  In 2015, the venue closed, to put more focus on the studio- which was rebuilt to be specifically designed for vocalists and production.

CREDITS

Just Some of the Artists We’ve Recorded:

Aaron James
Abidyah
Active i
Akil
Akrish
Amanda Derkin
Araless
Apostropheus
A Rawls
Astronomar
Asun
AudioVisual
AV
Auraswon
B.Jones
B.Smooth
Baby C
Banky
Bazukajo
Big Ro
Big Slim
Binary Star
Bingx
Black Royalty
Bleed
Candidt
Cally
Cheo Lopez
Charms La Roc
Cloud Thieves
Curtis J
Davey C
David Demo

Dibs
Dirtay
Dirt Dawg
Dirty O
Dizzle Morrison
Dinyal
DMac Uno
DOD
Donnie Love
Dr. Zodiak
East Pac
Echo
Esai
Eyez Othelo
Fatal Luciano
Fice
File Jerks
Flash McClaine
Gabriel Teodros
Gayle Branaire
Germ
Gretzky
Graves33
Grayskul
Ike James
Illenium Fulcrum
Indefinate Etticate
Indijinis
Intrvrt
Invisible
J.Lee
J Mvrda
J Oooze
J Reed

JFK
Jay Erreshk
John Savage
Jon Brown
Jonnie Storm
Julie C
Jumbulani
Kara D
Katherin Eva
Kase One
Keeffe
Kris Cruze
La Rue
L.A. White
Lefty Spitswick
Lil Drock
Lionel Laine
Louis D
Lovely Bringer of the Sun
Low
Luca
Lyon
Macadosha1
Mar2
MadShroom MC
Mad People
Maineack B
Marchelle Crisostomo
Mavo
MC Faust
MC Madik
MC Trubis
Medek
Mezus
Mic Flont

Miccie Mac
Mighty Master
Mikey B
Moonman
Munkbizz
Munky Do
Nanny
Nagar Juna Buddha
Nathan Wolfe
Nastay
Netwerq
Nick Nice
Notion
Odyssey
Olisa Enrico
Onry Osbourne
O-Tee
Odyssey
One Be Lo
Oddawize
Outrageous
Owuor Arunga
Paradame
Passion Party
Petty P
Phonetic
Laura “Piece” Kelley
Pike Fruit
Poetic Son
Postscript
Prapa Gramma
Priest
R&D Project
Raven
Real Reed

Redman
Reesebo
Reign
Reptyle
ROBxSIN
Roosevelt
Rubedog
Rucky Kid
Sav
Scribes
Scireal
Seranova
Seville
Spaceman
Shorthand
Sicksteen
$inful
Sista Hailstorm
Slaytanic Verses
Slick
Smack
Smarty McSly
Snak The Ripper
Snook
Sonic MC
Soul The Interrogator
Spyc-E
Status Real
Streets
Suntonio Bandanaz
Supastar

Swagg
Taybot
Timmr
Tim Stiles
Trickone
Tricky
Tripp
Third Eye Theory
These Young Fools
Tommyola
Top Left
Trinity
Ty Foster
206 A$$a$$in
Unknown
Unlimited MC
Wias P
Willy Will
Xfinic
Young H
Young Sin
Young P
Young Prinse
Young T
Yun Loco
Zee G
Zodiak

TV and Film Production Credits:

Television Programs:

The Big Bang Theory
Dateline NBC
America’s Next Top Model
MTV’s Real World
MSNBC and CNN
VH1 – Various Shows
Food Network
Discovery Channel
History Channel
America’s Most Wanted
The Good Guys
American Eats
Ripe TV

Film companies we’ve worked with:

Doomsday Films
MTV Films
Urbane Productions
Solshine Films
Aditya Entertainment
Surreal Pictures
Mystic Land Productions
Fracture Line Films
Q Filmworks
CS Films

EQUIPMENT

Recording Hardware:

2016 Apple Mac Pro
2011 Apple Mac Pro
(3) Apple G5’s
Apple G4
Apple Macbook Pro
MOTU 828x Interface
MOTU Traveller Interface
Tascam US-2400 Controller
Mackie TT24 Mixing Console
Mackie MR5 Mk2 Monitors
Fostex PM-2 Monitors
KRK V4 Monitors
KRK Rockit 10 Subwoofer
Yamaha 620 Monitors
Mackie Big Knob
Presonus Central Station
M-Audio Keystation 88
Alesis QX49 Controller
Korg Padkontrol
Korg Concert 3500 Piano
Acoustic Design 6.2 Monitors
Mackie 1402-VLZ Pro Mixer
Technics sb38 Monitors
Behringer Pro-XL Headphone Amp
Sterling Audio PSM-1 Tube Preamp
SM Pro PR8 Preamp
Samson PL2404 Mixer
Beyerdynamic  DT770 Headphones
Beyerdynamic DT880 Headphones
Sennheiser HD 380 PRO Headphones
7 Pairs Audio Technica Headphones

Microphones:
Sterling Audio ST6050 Tube Condenser
Audio Technica AT-3035 Condenser
4  Shure SM-57’s
6 Shure SM-58’s
Sennheiser e935
Shure PG48
Shure  Beta-52A
Shure RS25
Audix Om-3xb
Audio Technica DRT-36 Wireless
Audio  Technica ATM 31a Condenser
Shure Sm86 Condenser

Software:
Logic Pro
Final Cut Pro
Reason
Waves Mercury
Abelton Live
Protools
Serato Scratch Live
MOTU Audiodesk
Waveburner
Mainstage
T-Racks

Live  Sound/DJ:
Mackie TT24 Mixing Console
Mackie VLZ Pro Mixer
2 QSC KW153 loudspeakers
2 Yorkville Elite dual 18″ subs
2  600 watt dual 15″ Harbinger loudspeakers
1  2400 watt dual Yamaha subwoofer
4 Tapco Thump Active Loudspeakers
2 Technics SL1200 Turntables
2  Vestax PDX2000 Turntables
Pioneer DJM500 Mixer
Rane ttm 57 Mixer
Vestax PMC-05 Pro Mixer
Tascam XS-8  Mixer
Pioneer CDJ-200

Instruments/Etc.:
Fender Stratocaster
Ibanez Roadstar II Electric Bass
Fender Acoustic  Guitar
1970’s Slingerland Drum Kit
Line6 Spider III Amp
Fender M80 Amp
Theremin
Korg Concert 3500 Electric Piano