Little Spot Productions - Our Vision
A new option for Studio-Grade Audio Recording
How We Started
Little Spot Productions started in Northeast Pennsylvania in 2009. We produced an on-site recording for one of the local Eastern Orthodox parish Churches in The Wyoming Valley. Since then, we have served the needs of clients in New York City; Wilkes-Barre, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC; Jordanville, NY; Kodiak, AK; Phoenix, AZ, Colorado Springs, CO, and Denver, CO. Our work has taken us from recording lectures to tracking for motion picture companies and Grammy-nominee and Grammy-winning projects like the Kansas City / Phoenix Chorale and The Russian-American Male Choir.
From New York City to Moscow and Irkutsk, Russia and many places in between, Little Spot has helped our clients all over the world find the greatest beauty and quality imaginable in their musical works. We specialize in acoustic environments, so we are particularly geared towards classical music and choral performances. However, we have also been on motion-picture shoots, such as that for Cavalia's "Odysseo", making use of acoustic and electronic sound systems together. We can work with anything, and in any environment to produce the best sound for your production.
The original intent behind our operations was actually driven by the needs of the Orthodox Christian Church parishes we recorded for. Most of these parish communities are quite financially challenged, and as such often do not have the personnel or facilities to do professional grade recordings at the regular market rates. This is ironic, because, if you have ever listened to the great works by Pavel Chesnokov or Sergei Rachmaninoff, you know that the a capella choir masterworks are sublime and extremely wonderful to listen to.
There have been valiant efforts by small church communities to record their choirs and singers, but many of these efforts have been hampered by a budget production ethos that includes artificial or otherwise inadequate production values. As the result., a plethora of rather unpleasant sounding recordings exist, even when the musicianship is good. We formed this venture to begin to set that right. And, as we have started that work, we of course have acquired a very fine and high-quality set of recording tools.
About our Engineer
Aaron "Seraphim" Hanisch is the recording engineer in charge of Little Spot Productions. He is a man of many talents and experiences - a Church choirmaster, a singer, a synthesist and pianist, and, of course, a producer and recording engineer. He has studied the art of recording extensively, both through personal experimentation (nothing like good ol' trial and error to learn what works and what doesn't!)
He has also studied this art through examination of other engineers' works. Seraphim has been on multiple projects with the professionals of Sound/Mirror, from Boston, Massachusetts, USA and Seoul, South Korea. Sound/Mirror is without a doubt one of the finest on-site recording studios in the world. They presently claim over 120 Grammy award nominations and wins in their history. Seraphim has made particular emphasis to learn everything possible from these true masters, and that study has paid off in some masterful achievements in Russia and America. He looks forward to further collaborative efforts with Sound/Mirror in the future.
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