Eighth Note Productions

Mixing and Mastering

Eighth Note Productions is a Recording, Mixing and Mastering suite. It is owned and run by Ernie Wells, a 2 time Grammy winner and engineer on numerous #1 singles on Billboards charts.

What's going on in the studio lately.

12/1/15-I've been working with Gene Moore Jr. tracking vocals on his new album soon to be released on Motown Gospel. He is an amazing singer. He is working with Aaron Lindsey as his producer. Can't go wrong there. Look for his video on You Tube as well as Gene with India Arie performing together.

12/3/15-Preston Smith is back in the studio doing some Christmas jazz with Dean James on alto sax and Andrae Grant on tenor sax as well as himself on flugel horn. It's that time of year.

2/2/16-Working today with Bobby Sparks and Mark Simmons on drum tracks. These guys are always fun to have in the studio. Guaranteed to be funky and different.

Shelley Carol (One O'Clock Lab Band, Duke Ellington) showed up and played some killer flute and tenor sax tracks.

2/19/16-Studio booked for the last few days with Terrance Bell and producer Byron Williams working with guest engineer from Dallas, Hal Fitzgerald (Lauren Hill, Kirk Whalum, Kirk Franklin, Timbaland) to name a few.

3/14/16- Today Gene Moore Jr. was back in with Aaron Lindsey (MOTOWN Gospel) and Terrence Vaughn touching up some lead vocals for his upcoming release. Fun afternoon.

4/12/16-Some of Kirk Franklin's band, Ayron Lewis, Terry Baker and his bassist Matt Ramsey are here today working on a track with Lucius Hoskins. Awesome track for Kathy Taylor.

4/13/16-Finalizing a smooth jazz record for guitarist Al Gomez. Mark Simmons and Barry Jackson are the rhythm section. Kyle Turner is also featured playing his incredible style of tenor sax on 1 track.

4/21/16-Kurt Carr was in for a few days cutting new tracks with Terrence Vaughn and band and some awesome singers. 

4/30/16-Kathy Taylor in today with Lucius Hoskins at the controls tracking choir tracks on a track Lucius and Ayron Lewis have been working on together. The same track Kirk Franklin's guys were here a few weeks ago working on.

5/16/16-Chris King cutting basics with Walter Cross on drums and Rankin Peters on bass. I'm doing all the guitar work and producing 3 tracks for Chris. Allen Huff is coming in to do piano and squeezebox.

5/17/16-The Pin Oak High School stage band was in with Frank Huezo directing this year. The band was tearing it up and they always do very challenging music.

5/19/16-Kathy Taylor back with Lucius Hoskins at the controls and the great Nikki Ross helping with the vocal production.

Been working for the last month or so with Terrance Bell and producer, Byron Williams on the upcoming release of his newest album. The mixes are almost done so look for it on iTunes soon. His single, God Is God, was released about a month ago and shot up the Billboard singles chart within the first few weeks.

Spent the entire month of August mixing a CD release for Mark Yandris from Oakland, CA called Christmas Time. Yes, it's that time again. Awesome writing and arrangements with an all-star line up.

This summer I welcomed Zach Kornhauser on board as an engineer. He just finished his schooling in Chicago and has moved back to Houston. He interned with me several times over the last few years and I look forward to his help in the future.