Friday, January 16, 2009

Welcome to OTR 2009!

Hi friends, hope you're all surviving! it's an understatement to say we're facing incredible challenges in the upcoming years. If there's good news to come of it, we've noticed people returning to their loves and passions, friends and family, and new found collaborations of creative thinking. We're all cutting costs, hanging in and doing what we can.

For 2009, we've come up with new services to help you lower your production costs, new products for you to market and sell your music, workshops and articles to assist you through the maze of 'what to do' if you're considering a career as an artist, engineer or producer. For full information, check out our website.


We are please to introduce Tim Jones as our new house engineer after 18 months apprenticing at OTR learning our systems and proving his professionalism. OTR will be offering new Standard Rates with House Engineer in addition to the engineering and production services of owner, Cookie Marenco.
For 2009, we are offering day rates and multiple day discounts... and everyday discounts of 5-10% for early quick turn payments. You can get a 20% discount off our regular rates, if you can pay 8 weeks ahead of your sessions. It might seem like a long time, but, we typically book 2-3 months in advance.

Tired of giving most of your money (or small change) to Itunes? Amazon? We offer a simple and unique tool to help you maintain your community, sell a download at the price you choose, bundle whatever content you like and have the money go to your paypal account. Customization to look like your site is available. If you don't have a website, no worries, we host your downloads for a year, you can put a link from your myspace, facebook or other social network.
Check out...


Okay, the myth continues.. tape is expensive, but now there is no excuse. We include rental reels for your project because we believe in the speed, long life, ease and most important, the sound is incredible, no one denies it. Nielsen Soundscan reports an 89% increase in vinyl sales.

We now incorporate our Sonoma DSD one bit recording system in our mastering. We believe in great analog gear with our proprietary silver cable to enhance and enlarge your digital or analog tracks. Here's how it works....
We take your mixed files of all sample rates... .44.1, 48, 88.2, 96K.. cassette.. mix 'em up. We take them analogue out, no plug ins, through Millennia Origins and maximise the levels to DSD. One bit recording sounds the closest to tape. After many comparisons, we've found the Sonoma system to have the best sonic qualities for modifications. From there we transfer out for cd ref Prep.

This is the place for writing thoughts on the music business. This year, we'll make this a viable link for information on websites, production and marketing techniques for the indie artist. You can subscribe to the RSS free.

Other new services...Yes we can...
Production, Website managment, Web site development, Graphics, Silver Cable,
Vinyl and Promo Packages, Consulting on your brand development

So, call us about your project, budget and we'll work out a program.

All of us at OTR
650 595 8475

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Harpsichord Kit For Sale!

Hey friends... for the serious tinkerer, we have an unfinished Harpsichord Kit... $100, or best offer...
there are details at
Cookie Marenco's News

ore call the studio at
650 595 8475