The Fire K Studios Open House

Published On November 26, 2013 | By Emily Laubham | The Arts

houseThe owners of Fire K Studios, Matt Firek and Andy Wilds, who built it from the ground up, are excited to announce their new endeavor. With the help of acoustic engineer, Greg Vizza, they’ve designed a state-of-the-art recording studio that offers musicians analogue and digital recording, plus a unique hybrid of the two. It uses “old-school” gear while recording everything to a computer where it can be more easily mixed and edited. Another reason to record at Fire K Studios is their collective experience. They understand what artists want, as before Matt and Andy were business partners and co-owners of a recording studio, they were also band-mates.

Back in 2003, the two men were in a progressive rock group called Terminus Est. Several years later, after Terminus Est. split up, they formed a new band called Endangered Minds. Their music was a mixture of rock, electronica and hip-hop. Matt says that working and experimenting on their first album, Vigil, was what made them “fall in love with recording.”

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They started a small home recording studio in State College but soon after they began, Andy was offered a job as a Pittsburgh firefighter. He and Matt, who was then a pharmacist, but has since quit, moved to the city to pursue the dream of opening a full-time recording studio. Matt says they, “had amassed quite a lot of equipment, and turning it into a living made sense. There’s no greater feeling than actually loving your job.” As for Endangered Minds, the band is on a short hiatus. But once Fire K Studios is completely up and running they plan on playing together again.

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To celebrate the launch of their recording studio, Matt and Andy are having an open house and all are welcome. It’s happening next Thursday, December 5 from 6-9PM at Fire K Studios. Expect free drinks, food and entertainment, plus the opportunity to win some raffle prizes. You can enter to win two tickets to Halestorm’s concert on December 11th, a $50 Gift Card to Olive or Twist, or the Fire K Studios gift basket which includes a T-shirt, studio time and more. Singer-songwriter, Chris Hannigan will also be performing some of his acoustic music.

Stop by and get a free glass of wine or beer and listen to good music. You can also buy Fire K merchandise or book your studio time today!

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