TVLSE, Oklahoma – New Prosper Studios is now open and paving the way for local and native artists on the Mvskoke reservation. The studio’s located at 4747 N Peoria Avenue in Tulsa, Okla.
Sound and audio engineer Dylan Rudd produces all the media flowing from the studio. Rudd provides an affordable rate, a comfortable environment, and quality equipment to those seeking studio services.
In the first month of operation, Rudd claims to have recorded over 40 songs already.
At $45 an hour, clients can come in and leave with a radio-ready file produced by Rudd himself. The studio offers a free hour to first time clientele.
“If I were to suggest something for artists to do before they come is just to be prepared,” Rudd said.
Given that the artist is prepared, he claims that more can be done in a single hour. Rudd has recorded three songs in an hour with an artist who had lyrics and the beat prepared before coming in.
“You work at your own pace,” he said. “I work as fast as the artist.”
Coming in during a booking, the artist will get set up to record and choose a beat if not already chosen. As recording starts, so does Rudd with his mixing and mastering.
Mixing and mastering is an important part of todays’ music production. As an engineer, Rudd uses this two-step process to adjust and enhance audio before its final processing.
Rudd is highly trained in mixing and mastering. He received his diploma from the Miami Institute of Sound and Engineering.
Before receiving his diploma, Rudd was struggling to put himself through school. He was working as a sushi chef and bounced around from job to job and even became homeless.
He calls Miami the “melting pot” of the music industry. It was normal to see famous music artists from all genres across the board. Upon graduating, he hit the grind working for big name studios and artists.
“I worked with Kevin Gates’ little brother, Coi LeRay, and other local latin artists” he said.
As much as he loved what he was doing, Rudd was being called back home to the Mvskoke reservation with big hopes and dreams to one day open a music-producing studio.
He was able to achieve his dream with the help and partnership of his cousin Kayleb Brown through the Mvskoke Loan Fund – Lending Product to get his business operable with Acting Director Robby Deere and Development Officer Eric Starr’s expertise.
The program requires the potential business owners to develop a business plan to detail the venture and profitability.
Deere and Starr were impressed with the plan presented and immediately saw the potential.
“They were like, I don’t understand why this hasn’t happened yet,” Rudd said.
Mvskoke Loan Fund helped Rudd with rental space and basic equipment to start making profit on his business.
Mvskoke Loan Fund provides small business lending for citizens with a collateral match of 1.25 percent.
Rudd credits Brown heavily for the support of his dream. He assisted by putting up the collateral for the loan.
With industry-standard equipment available, the studio can record more than just music. Post-production opportunities are endless.
The Okmulgee Native is known to most as HV. It is short for the nickname he was given at birth, Hvlvne. According to HV, he was born covered in his mothers’ feces, a joke he laughs about now.
Coming from a home of generational trauma involving parental incarceration, alcohol abuse and drug abuse, Rudd never imagined himself where is today.
“I am not a product of what I went through, if anything that makes me who I am today,” he said.
Paving the way for other reservation kids like he once was is what he believes he is called to do now.
For more information visit www.newpropserstudios.com, call Rudd at 918-752-4897 or email email@example.com. Social media accounts can be found @newprosperstudios.
For more information regarding the Mvskoke Loan Fund, call 918-549-2603.