Studio A was designed by the legendary audio architect and recording studio designer, John Storyk , of WSDGWalters-Storyk Design Group and constructed by Rob Chalmers of R. L. C. Management, L. L.C. for Balance Studios and Grammy Award winning Producer, Dave Fortman. Shortly after, the studio was taken over and run for the next 15 years by Master Engineer Jonathon Treeby. Rabadash Records took over in August of 2021, interfacing the heart and soul, our Vintage Harrison Analogue 32/48 Console, see BRUCE SWEDIEN AND THE HARRISON 32C SERIES CONSOLE.
The studio consists of one large acoustically perfect recording room, hard wood floors, completely isolated from all outside noise and from the two beautiful isolation rooms and the large, comfortable control room. Triple glass makes the isolation totally complete between each room.
The monitoring is a custom designed system by Dynaudio. Near fields, midfields, and the large up top monitors give the best mixing environment in Louisiana.
The Mixing Board
Two Grand Pianos. A Perfect Yamaha C-6 Conservatory Grand and a 100 year old Chickering.
Norwegian hardwood floors and high ceilings. An acoustically amazing, large cutting room designed by the legendary John Storyk.
Who We Are
Award Winning Sound Engineering Professionals and Professional Musicians
37 years of recording & producing experience!
Platinum Record award winning Marc Hewitt has resided in the New Orleans area for the past 39 years and has been involved in the music business since 1981. He has 40 years recording and producing experience with Grammy winning artists worldwide with many different styles of music. He started his career working for a multimedia company producing soundtracks. From there, he began freelancing as a recording engineer and musician. Marc worked at Sea-Saint Recording Studio as an engineer from 1987 until 1990. He then opened his own major facility, Sound Services Recording Studios. On August 29, 2005, the devastating Hurricane Katrina brought 10 feet of water into the studio, destroying the building and equipment. Marc is currently working on various recording projects at Rabadash Studios. He has done several major releases since Katrina and has worked on projects in Australia as well as here in the States.
Here are a few artists Marc has worked with as the Sound Engineer and/or Producer and Musician:
Aaron Neville, Art Neville, Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino, Dave Bartholomew, Waylon Thibodeaux. Click Here for more...
Co-Founder, Producer and Professional Musician
John Autin is one of the founding partners of Rabadash Records as well as Rabadash Studios. As a record producer and performing musician, John has worked in studios and on stage for over 4 decades. His passion IS producing music and playing jazz music. John has worked on hundreds of projects for New Orleans artists as well as musicians from all over the world who are looking for that New Orleans sound that John understands so well.
“I think more like a photographer, than a painter when I produce," says John.
"I work very hard to hear the beauty that's already there with each artist and then capture that beauty on the recording by using the best sound equipment and engineers at my disposal. The end goal is to shine up the recording so it’s the very best version of that artist. With Rabadash Studios I think I’ve created the most comfortable environment, with all the best gear, in a very peaceful neighborhood which all contributes to the amazing result for the artist. Other producers have their sound that they tend to plug their artists into, but that’s not me. If you listen to my different records, each one will have its own quite different character and sound."
Adam Hains is Rabadash Records newest engineer. He was brought on for his expertise in tracking, mixing, audio visual and is our studio technician.
Joining us in August he was invaluable in the integration of our gear into the new studio and has run several sessions flawlessly since we opened in November. We are super excited to add Adams expertise and youthful energy to Rabadash.
Sera hails direct from Kiln, Mississippi with the wandering strains of roadhouse blues and rollicking revivals psychically embedded in her songs. Irresistible, pop, country and R&B adorned in her soulful vocal presence and piano playing. As a singer, songwriter and musician, the creative edge of Sera points to this soulful artist's deep roots and colorful background in the American South.
Growing up the daughter of a Pentecostal minister father (always a bluesman at heart) and a singer/songwriter mother, Sera was raised on the music of Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Dolly, Aretha and of course, good ole gospel music. From an early age, she traveled with her family’s tent revivals, leading the musical praise and worship, excelling on vocals, the Hammond B-3 organ and piano.
Striking out on her own, Sera began performing in New Orleans & Mississippi clubs where she garnered quite a local following. As a naturally gifted songwriter, with a strong commercial appeal, Sera penned the number one smash hit “Crazy Chick” for platinum sensation Charlotte Church.
Sera has just recently finished recording her next album, drawing on her natural ability and southern heritage to create a diverse work with universal appeal. She has returned home to her roots in New Orleans, recorded the new project with her band which she produced herself and without the interruption of anyone, relying on her own brand of magic.
Sera feels it will be very poignant and nostalgic, the prodigal daughter returning home to embrace her roots and to record what she calls "the front porch songs" in a historical 1920s church turned studio in New Orleans. She knows this southern, soulful direction will finally be the sound that her fans and the world will know her for and the album of her career that will touch her many fans.
More Artists that Marc Hewitt has engineered...
Wardell Quezergue, Marva Wright, Eddie Bo, Wild Magnolias, Jean Knight, Eric Burden, Dr John, Garth Hudson (The Band), Rick Danko, Irene Sage, Brian Stoltz , Anders Osborne, Red Hot and Blues, Benny Turner, Capitol Records,Sammy Berfect, Atlantic Records, Davell Crawford, Russel Batiste, Sequel Records (England), Cyril Neville, Aim Records (Australia), Michelle Shocked, Marc Broussard, Sonny Landreth, Dixie Cups, Jeremy Davenport,The Subdudes, Omari Neville, Irma Thomas, Wayne Toups, Ingrid Lucia, Sunshine Productions (England), Sugar Pie DeSanto, Appaloosa Records (Italy), Wanda Rouzan, Dancing Cow Records (Denmark), Teddy Royal, Joker Records (Denmark), Rockin Dopsie, Timothea, Bill Solley & Kim Prevost, CoCo Robicheaux, Alligator Records, Terrance Simien, Mardi Gras Records, Tone Cool Records, Don Vappie, D.J. Jimi J, Monique D, Andy Forrest, Ruf Records (Germany) Dmitri Resnik, Leslie Smith, Jamil Sharif, Willie Tee, Racquel Turbinton, Kidd Jordan, Otis Grand, Andrew Eastmond, John Eastmond, Guitar Slim, Jr., Kippori Woods, Victor Sirker, Paula and the Pontiacs, Boondoggles, Isaacs Guns, Clay Alston, John Lisa, Jeff Spence, Rounder Records, David Torkanowski, Big Easy TV series, Jive Records, Mystikal, Jumpin' Johnny Sansone.