The Studio

True Shine Studios, Portland’s premiere recording studio, exists primarily to take your vision from inception to completion. Continue reading


True Shine Studios has a long list of working with budding and established artists in Portland, the Bay Area, New York, and across the globe. The True Shine production team has featured many of our clients and other artists in the quarterly True Shine Magazine in efforts to showcase their … Continue reading


Classes are open to youth and adults of interested in learning about any element of the music production industry. Note: All classes have a 4 student limit, as we offer personalized attention to our students. Our class instructor, Isaac, has several years of tutoring students of all ages in the … Continue reading


Why Do You Need Mastering? The least understood part of the recording chain is the mastering process. It is a process that is much easier to demonstrate then it is to describe, however, it is essential to the final presentation of the audio in question. Mastering is “The art of … Continue reading


The word “mixing” means two different things in the context of audio recording:  Adjusting the fader levels, balance, equalization, etc. so that the live sound is properly recorded in the first place and the art of turning the live sound you recorded into a finished, polished masterpiece that’s ready to … Continue reading


To attain optimum sound quality requires quality equipment, knowledgeable workmanship, and attention to detail. True Shine Studios has a great compliment of microphones, outboard/plug-in processing, a superior Solid-State Logic Superanalogue 9000K channel. This unit offers a SSL mic-pre, EQ unit and compressor, based on the actual circuitry of the SSL … Continue reading