Recording with Intercept Audio is a personal recording experience that allows the artist to express their creative options without being held back by "in the box" recording engineers. Our goal when working together is to explore the many unique ways to capture the perfect recording for each artists' personal taste and vision. Recording services range from simple voice-over recordings for aspiring actors, podcasters, and content creators to the more complex live studio and multitrack recording and production-sound audio recording for film and television.
My focus as an engineer has revolved around capturing genuine energy and emotion in my recordings first. While my workflow is adaptable to suite all different types of artists and content creators; I first like to act as motivator in the studio or on set. We will work together to achieve your goals, no matter how big. Ultimately, the sound we achieve will be the sound every artist deserves for themselves. I know it can sometimes be difficult to tame the nerves in the studio, but I am here to listen before anything. I believe that not all recording sessions need to have a rigid direction or format to get that perfect final result. In my experience, it has been the experimentation throughout the creative recording process that leaves my artists happy with the work they have accomplished.
My services extent past that of just recording, mixing, and mastering at a professional level. I am also multi-instrumentalist with experience in many different genres and styles of music production. I love to help build up musical ideas that need external input, but I am also capable of producing completely new tracks for you across a wide range of musical styles from jazz to the avant-garde, pop, electronic, hip-hop, and everything inbetween. I love analog synthesizers, traditional acoustic, brass, and woodwind instruments just as much as I love samplers and the digital-based music formats available today for production. There is no limit in terms of what we can produce together, no matter what your musical vision ends up being.
There are various options available to you when chosing a recording platform and studio space, whether it be in the comfort of my own home studio in San Marcos, the Recording Conservatory of Austin, or in the field. Together we will find the environment that is most inspiring for you as the artist so that we can create the product that you are most comfortable with. Most of my workflow is based within the Pro Tools digital recording workspace, but production in Ableton Live and on multitrack tape is also an option for getting that "out of the box" feel. There should be no ceiling on how we can best achieve our goals while working together.
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Session time has come available for both home studio and professional studio recording! Covid-19 has been a minor setback, but I am now available for any recording needs you may have. Please feel free to reach out via the contact form or the Intercept Audio facebook page to ask any questions you may have about getting some of your projects to the final stages. I will work with your budget to get you a product you will be happy with. I know it has been difficult to find motivation during the pandemic, but we can do it together. I would be more than happy to record some demos for fun, free of charge, if that is something of interest to you as well.
Intercept Audio is proud to now have our own website to share all of our work and ideas in one place! It has been a long process working to build this site up from scratch, but now that it is coming closer to being a "finished" project I thought it would be useful to fill you in on what it is that will be happening on this site in the near future. Firstly, all recordings done by Cody Read of Intercept Audio will eventually be added to the artists' page just as soon as they are all compiled and cleared for posting. The Artist page will be the central hub for listening to the sounds of the local San Marcos and Austin music scene that I have been fortunate enough to play a small roll in. The blog section of this website will be used for interviews of bands and artists along with reviews of new and classic music mostly. Having a blog is new to me, so I will try to make the most out of it while continuing to expand the platfrom to cater to more defined topics as I iron out all of the details. The recording page is a general overview of the mission of Intercept Audio as an audio engineering business platform. I have intentionally left out all working rates for recording, mixing, and mastering services along with production sound and video work rates. The idea is that the rates are flexible to be able to support any artist and their budget. If you are interested in working with me on any type of creative project, please reach out using the contact form on the contact page of the site, or by messaging me through the Intercept Audio facebook page or my personal instagram listed on the home page. I look forward to hearing from you! This site will continue to be updated and refined, so keep an eye out for updates as they come.
Hello! My name is Cody Read. I founded Intercept Audio originally for myself as a means to build up a collection of collaborative projects I make with my friends. The idea has since grown into a larger vision of freelance recording and a DIY label with no particular genre focus. This vision is continuously expanding as more peices have begun to settle into their places. The dream that Intercept Audio will one day be a small slice of musical culture has driven me to create this website, and as time goes on I hope to expand upon the site so that it can eventually become an archive for local music and art scenes, along with being a base for me to write down my thoughts about new and old music, record videos about synthesizers, and have all of the music I record in one place. My passion has been in music since I was a very young child, and the dream has been very much alive and well for most of my life so far. Working together on any type of creative project is the goal. I, like many others, struggle with motivating myself to be creative as much as I would like; however, I have learned that nothing works better for getting the ideas flowing than collaborating with others. I hope that we can work together on a project you have wanted to accomplish so that we may achieve our goals by helping one another. I am certain that there is no creative goal too big to be achieved, and I hope that we will have an opportunity to make a little peice of history together!
2020, as the start of a new decade, has been a jarring experience for the entire world. With the fear of a failing economy looming over the heads of the American population and the existential threat of a global pandemic weighs on the shoulders of each of us, it is important to understand that this isn't the end of an era for the creative sects of our economy and social lives.
Although there haven't been live shows and festivals over the last five months and the lack of jobs in the creative market has been reduced to that of a overlooked stack of resumes; the purpose of art and music is to be what ties our experiences as a species together. There is no better time to create than right now. People now more than ever need an outlet to express their fears and dreams through creative means. It seems as if this year has been a test for all creatives. A test to determine just how far we are able to be stretched thin while still being able to function effectively. It almost seems cruel to lock a creative person in a room and tell them that the only thing they can do now is create. To some it may feel like a dream come true to just be able to focus more attention on doing what you love, but for others it may feel like doing what you love isn't doing enough anymore. The feeling of burning out on what used to give us the most satisfaction is to be expected, but it doesn't have to continuously take from us. We do not need to do productive things everyday to be productive people. Let yourself be distracted by new interests and hobbies. Even if you develope an interest for drinking coffee and reading, let that be enough for you in the moment. I have found it personally difficult to experience my passions openly during the pandemic, but I have realized that it doesn't mean that music isn't my passion anymore. It is simply a biproduct of feeling like I need to force myself to do it everyday now that I have less diversity in my daily life. I feel as if it is very important to step away from what you are most comfortable doing to try things you have neglected in other fields as a means to fight against burnout. I hope that you are able to let yourself breath in new interests in the coming months so that when you are able to revisit your true passion it will feel new and exciting again. Here's to the future of creating and personal exploration! (posted 08/21/20)
I have had a love of jazz since I was a young kid learning how to play alto saxophone. As I have been expanding my recording repertoire, I had the realization that recording live jazz in the studio makes me feel so happy and accomplished. Being able to capture the energy and fleeting improvisational nature of a well-praticed jazz band is a feeling that I was unaware of until recording the debut album "The Standards" by The Fellowship. We have since worked on a second album together, which has only sparked my passion for jazz recording more. I look forward to future jazz recording projects, and I hope to find my niche within the jazz scene within the coming years. I plan to discuss some of my personal favorite jazz records in future posts! Keep an eye out for those, and feel free to send me reccomendations for some of your favorite jazz records in the meantime. (posted 08/20/20)