Woodwind Session Musician

8 Reviews (6 Verified)
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Looking for 1 musician to record all your Saxophone parts plus some Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, / Recorders!!?? Then look no further than Spongestudios, we can handle all your woodwind needs in one place with fast turnaround time and quality recording. Famously known as Squidward's Clarinet. More information can be found at www.anthonymrodriguez.com

Thank you for taking the first step on making your musical masterpiece a success. My name is Anthony Rodriguez a professional Woodwind Musician based in Queens, NY. and founder of SpongeStudios

SpongeStudios can record the following instruments with a quick turnaround time and professional studio quality (Piccolo, Flute, Alto Flute, Sopranino Recorder, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Penny-whistle, Clarinet, Bass Clar., Oboe, English Horn, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, and Bari Sax!) We specialize in Reading difficult sheet music and improvising to fit your style of music.

Anthony, a highly accomplished and versatile performer in the entertainment industry. With an impressive track record that includes multiple Broadway national tours, subbing several Broadway shows, collaborations with TONY and Grammy winners, as well as recording with various pop artists.

Anthony brings a wealth of expertise and passion to his craft. Whether it's captivating audiences on stage, lending his talents to recordings, or collaborating with renowned industry professionals, he consistently delivers outstanding performances that leave a lasting impression.

All parts are recorded in a custom sound proof booth!!

Reach out today and lets start working on your next masterpiece!
More information can be found at www.anthonymrodriguez.com

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8 Reviews - 1 Repeat Client

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  1. Review by William D Lucey

    Anthony did a wonderful job as always. He is very sensitive to the emotions of the song and really elevates everything he plays on . Highly recommend.

  2. Review by Maarten R.

    My first experience with SpongeStudios.
    Anthony delivered very fast work and is very professional.

    A very talented musician!

  3. Review by Sam T.
    by Sam T.

    Great playing and very quick and communicative! Highly recommend working with Anthony!

  4. Review by Nadav C.

    Quick turn around time, high quality recording and played the part perfectly.

    Will definitely be coming back to work with them!

  5. Review by Florian

    It was great working with Anthony! Quick turnaround and great quality! Will be back for more!

  6. Review by William D Lucey

    Anthony did a fantastic job. Interpreted the song in exactly the right way. Tasteful , great playing and recorded well. Highly recommend.

  7. Review by Jered Montgomery
    by Jered Montgomery

    Responsible, reliable, honest and a knockout musician! I hired Anthony to lay down some tracks for my recording project. He got me the tracks back on time, well recorded and crushed the part. So happy to have him as my go-to woodwind contact in my phone.

  8. Review by Samuel Weiser
    by Samuel Weiser

    Anthony is an absolutely amazing professional and makes certain that each instrument under his command is up to the highest caliber. Perhaps one of the best reed players I’ve ever had the pleasure to come across, and an amazing colleague to boot! If you need someone that knows the repertoire and works hard at it, look no further.

Interview with SpongeStudios

  1. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  2. A: I quit my day job and went to being a full-time musician in 2018 since then I have grown and performed at places I could only dream of. To be able to record music and work with people around the world is a huge joy that I hope to continue doing as time moves on!

  3. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  4. A: When would you like the project completed by? How many instruments do you need me to record? What is the final use for this project? Do you have a budget set?

  5. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  6. A: Reach out to me, let's talk about your project, what you're looking for, budget, time restrictions etc. You miss 100% of the shots you never take!

  7. Q: How would you describe your style?

  8. A: I would like to think that I have a very Pop/Rock vibe. But at the same time I do record a lot of classical works or genres that change constantly.

  9. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  10. A: I would love to work with Quincy Jones, he is an artist that knows exactly what he wants out of his intrumentalists and from stories I've heard he is an expert and getting that out of people.

  11. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  12. A: Take the time to get to know your equipment, just because a studio has a ton of fancy equipment does not mean that they know how to effectively use it.

  13. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  14. A: I work mostly in musical theater, I have toured the country with multiple musical theater productions as well as play for multiple shows on Broadway. I also record with a few pop artists on their albums.

  15. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  16. A: My strongest skill is reading sheet music. If you have a difficult project that requires multiple instruments or reading some difficult passages. That's where Spongestudios comes in!

  17. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  18. A: I bring over 20 years of Woodwind doubling experience as well as the technical knowledge of recording and editing to ensure your product gets delivered on time!

  19. Q: What's your typical work process?

  20. A: First I like to find out what is needed. Let's say you would like flute recorded for your song, the first question would be do you have music or no. In the case of having music, I like to record one take as written, one take with any added flair I think I could add to the piece and usually a 3rd track with some recorded variation so you can pick and choose which track you like the best. If you don't have music I would ask some follow up questions to find out what I can best do to suit your piece. Once I get all the information I like to create a new Logic Project create the channels I will need as well as import any audio that has been provided. I like to listen through multiple times and create markers at any sections that I believe having multiple takes will be beneficial. I usually create a midi track and play the part on piano just to make sure what I have in mind lines up before setting up instruments and getting to work. I do all this prep ahead of actual recording time to help me charge my customers a lower rate when it comes down to actual recording time.

  21. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  22. A: This is an ever evolving process, most recently I purchased a Mac mini whose sole purpose is to record and edit audio/video. I use Logic as my preferred DAW I have multiple mics from AKG to Neumann that I like to use depending on the instrument being recorded as well as a MOTU interface which has provided me ease when sitting down to record a project. I also have a fully weighted 88key piano connected in this process if I need to plunk out a track to give myself a guideline. When it comes time to record I have a fully soundproof booth that helps me capture the best possible sound that puts my work ahead of your average woodwind studio.

  23. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  24. A: As a woodwind doubler I have been professionally playing multiple woodwinds for over 20 years.So I have a large list of inspirations of musicians in all styles and continue to find musicians who inspire me.

  25. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  26. A: I tend to record woodwinds in tracks either improvised to fit the style or record sheet music that was provided to me. I have a large variety of work that comes my way from commercial jingles to musical theater demos and everything in between!

The Book of Mormon Reed Reel

I was the Piccolo, Flute, Recorders, Oboe, Saxophones in this production

Terms Of Service

2 Revisions allowed, Will send 2-3 tracks for options and turnaround time is usually within
7 days. Contact for exact turnaround time and project details

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Gear Highlights
  • Motu M2
  • AKG C214
  • Shure SM58
  • AKG 414
  • Neumann U 87 Ai
  • DPA 4099
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