In the Studio
Since their arrival in Nashville in the early 1980s, the recording studio has been a second home for Dick and Mel. Beginning as a back-up recording session singer, Mel has sung on every style of song imaginable ranging from Christian music, choral projects, musicals, country albums, children's recordings, jingles, and voice-overs. She and some studio colleagues even “barked” a Christmas project for the Pound Puppies! Her voice has appeared on literally hundreds of projects in nearly every genre of music. She is also a gifted vocal arranger having had works published by Lifeway, Carl Fisher Music and others.
Mel in the studio
Dick's entree to the world of recording was as pianist for song demos and he graduated to playing on recording projects for Christian artists, jingles, soundscape libraries and more. His first project in the producer's chair was more than 25 years ago and to date his name appears as producer on more than 90 projects that include Christian artists (major label and independent), children's projects, parachurch ministry recordings, animated television specials and independent church recordings. His favorite portion of work in the studio is recording live orchestra. He has been privileged to produce and conduct recording sessions that featured the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Irish Film Orchestra, the City of Prague Philharmonic and the Nashville String Machine.
On the podium with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Whitfield Street Studio in London
For more than a decade Dick and Mel have enjoyed working in their own home studio, Dream In Color Studio. This working facility affords everyone from major label clients to independent, non-distributed artists to work in a comfortable, homey yet professional environment. For information about the studio, please contact Dick. You may call him at 615.661.6300 or send email.
Dick with friend and studio veteran
engineer Brent King behind the console
at Dark Horse Studio
Mel recording with Bonnie Keen and Marty McCall on the First Call “Rejoice” project