St Vitus Studios

A boutique studio and audio engineering consultancy in Brooklyn, New York.

 

We provide a variety of music consulting services: developing software and hardware for live shows, building studio workflow tools, designing acoustically beautiful spaces, and teaching advanced studio techniques. Our clients include professional musicians, film composers, nightclubs, concert venues, music schools, recording studios and music technology companies.

We also provide production, mixing and mastering services for indie musicians and artists out of our studio space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.

 
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Will Marshall - CEO & Founder

St Vitus Studios is owned and operated by Will Marshall, a singer, composer, producer, pianist, synthesist, engineer and educator.

As a composer and producer, Will’s focus is on his solo project noise, where he draws inspiration from art-pop, industrial, classical, electronic music, jazz and post-punk. He lead and produced electronic act Coma Cartel and art-pop project 555mya, and was the synthesist for Bay-Area rock group Now the Changes.

Will has engineered for artists such as Oscar-nominated film composer Nicholas Britell, Grammy-nominated jazz musician Patrick Gleeson, R&B singer Vudajé, experimental composer Augur Duende, and electronic acts Ill Gates, Freq Nasty and the Fungineers. He is currently consulting mix engineer and producer for Sennie Records in San Jose.

As an educator, Will taught at Pyramind in San Francisco from 2015-2018, is a course author at Soundfly.com, and is a well-known authority in the creative applications of music technology. He has written and directed several in-depth educational video series, taught numerous workshops, and accepts occasional private students.

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Chris Gear - Educator & Sound Designer

Chris Gear has over 25 years experience in sound design and music production. Having built several popular online destinations for musicians, producers and sound designers to shop, learn and connect, he is also a well-respected innovator and thought leader in our industry.

He's currently available for contract work, training and consulting services.

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Liam Shy - DJ, Producer & Consultant

Liam Shy has been hard at work creating events and experiences for the last 15+ years. He’s worked as a project manager, DJ, logistics specialist, live sound engineer, video engineer, photographer, videographer and more.

In addition to his event management work, Liam Shy is a renowned educator and teacher, holding lecture positions at San Francisco State University and the Pyramind Institute for Digital Audio, and is the mind behind Mountain of Youth, performing at Coachella and Love Parade, and releasing tracks on Ultra Music.

Musicians:

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Nicholas Britell

We’ve worked with Academy Award-nominated film composer Nicholas Brittel, whose critically-acclaimed score for MOONLIGHT was nominated for Best Original Score, and scored Oscar-nominated film THE BIG SHORT. His music was also featured in director Steve McQueen’s Oscar-winning film 12 YEARS A SLAVE, and he produced the short film WHIPLASH.

Will Marshall’s name should be Wizard Marshall because he helps make the impossible happen! I partnered with him for creating custom computing solutions at our studio. His work and problem solving skills are of an exceptionally high caliber and he’s quite the gentleman as well!! Looking forward for more excuses to partner with him in the future!
— Chris Ruskis, Studio Manager for Nicholas Britell
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Patrick Gleeson

We’ve worked closely with Grammy-nominated composer Patrick Gleeson, a Los Angeles–based composer, performer, and producer who has specialized in synthesized composition and performance. Generally credited with introducing synthesizers to jazz in the early 1970s as a member of Herbie Hancock’s band, Gleeson has also written a wide variety of music for artists including the Kronos Quartet, Morpheus, and Jefferson Starship and numerous scores for film and television.

We developed a system for live improvised electronic music, for a project Gleeson describes as as “some kind of weird mashup of late Miles Davis, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Minimalism, and electronic dance music.”

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The Grateful Dead

We’ve worked with seminal San Francisco band the Grateful Dead, developing a live drum rig for Mickey Hart.

This bespoke setup included custom sound design and an Ableton Live-driven sample triggering system, including support for the Native Instruments Maschine.

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Ill Gates

ill.Gates is a San Francisco-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fan-base and a reputation as one of the world's most dynamic electronic music artists. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival.

We helped Ill Gates develop several systems for live electronic performance, including those he sells through his website myproducerdj.club, and his personal performance rig.

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Freq Nasty

We designed and built a bespoke performance rig for Darin McFayden, better known as Freq Nasty, a DJ and producer of breakbeat electronic music based in Los Angeles, California. A fellow New Zealander, McFadyens artistic career has taken him across the world, first as a resident in London's Fabric Nightclub, to multiple tours in Europe and Australia. He currently lives in LA, where he has become a fixture amongst North American art and music festivals.

McFadyen's template is built in Ableton Live, using a Livid Instruments OhmRGB and extensive custom scripting. This gives him in-depth, hands-on control of his performances, including extensive manipulation of dub-delays.

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The Fungineers

We designed the performance system used by the Fungineers, a super group of fantastic Funovators who create colorful music, videos, live shows, and more.

The Fungineers are led by Paragon the Cyber-Unicorn-Tron, part robot-monkey, part unicorn, all beatboxing DJ. This musical menagerie includes MC’s Lil Dino, Doctah Aqua-Sock-ta-Puss, Flavatar, Baby Swagress and the Sillionaire, plus an always-expanding cast of Fun friends and guests galore, all managed by the esteemed Janitor-Manager, Kyrian Gineerian.

Vudajé

We handle mixing and post-production for Bay Area alternative R&B artist Vudajé, working on a set of cross-genre material including elements of industrial, rock, R&B and pop.

“Will Marshall has worked on several of my songs with thorough care & precision to ensure that our collaborative vision comes to life. His expertise is not necessarily genre-specific, making him an incredibly diverse artist and engineer to work with!”
— Vudajé

Institutions:

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Soundfly

Will Marshall is a course author at Soundfly, an new kind of music school that makes creative resources to help musicians meet their musical goals.

At Soundfly Will is currently developing an online course focusing on contemporary songwriting from a modern indie producer’s perspective.

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Pyramind

From 2014-2018 Will Marshall worked at Pyramind Studios in San Francisco, initially as Artist in Residence, then as instructor and producer. Teaching two courses, DJ210 (Live Performance in Ableton) and MM301 (Mixing & Mastering), Will was responsible for course design and syllabus, as well as writing and teaching the first semester of DJ101.

During his tenure at Pyramind Will also handled occasional commercial clients, and produced a series of online workshops and training videos covering numerous aspects of composition and production.

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Sennie Records

Our founder Will Marshall is artist, resident engineer and producer at Sennie Records in San Jose, mixing and producing artists like Vudaje.

Assisting extensively with the design and outfitting of the studio, we’ve also been involved on the business side, helping develop Sennie Records as an incubator and distributor.

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The Midway

We designed the acoustic treatment in Ride, the main room at the Midway, a new, multifaceted creative complex, located in San Francisco’s burgeoning Dogpatch neighborhood.

Housed in a converted warehouse space, with a capacity of 2000, and built around a state-of-the-art Funktion One system, Ride is an enormous space, requiring carefully designed acoustic treatment at an industrial scale.

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Public Works

We provided acoustic consulting for Public Works, a multifaceted, multipurpose community and event space located in the heart of San Francisco’s Mission District.

We helped Public Works deal with noise complaints from neighbours, improve venue soundproofing and enhance the acoustics of their main venue space.

 


Corporate:

Microsoft / Xbox

Sunset Overdrive, developed by Insomniac Games and published by Microsoft Studios featured original composition by Liam Shy.

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Focusrite / Novation

We worked with Focusrite / Novation on their Launchkey series of MIDI keyboard controllers, helping them develop native support for Ableton Live.

Livid Instruments

We collaborated with Livid Instruments over several years, helping them develop Ableton support for their Ohm, OhmRGB and Base II controllers.

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Keith McMillen Instruments

We developed Ableton support for the Keith McMillen QuNeo MIDI controller.


FOR BUSINESSES:

Acoustic Consulting:

We provide consulting on acoustics, room design and audio equipment for businesses, venues, studios and clubs.

We’ve designed acoustic treatment for major venues in San Francisco, as well as small project studios and live shows.

Training:

We offer private training in advanced production, engineering, live sound, mixing and mastering.

We provide both on-site and remote training.

Product Development:

We provide consulting and development services for music technology companies.

We’ve worked on products from Novation, KMI, Livid Instruments and Allen & Heath.


FOR ARTISTS:

Creative Tools:

We work with professional artists to design and develop tools to support their art.

We’ve built bespoke systems for live performances, workflow enhancements for film composers, and creative tools for studio musicians.

Production:

We’re available to produce bands and artists, focusing mostly on indie projects.

Our production style is influenced by folks like Nick Launay and Brian Eno, so has a strong artistic perspective and aesthetic.

Mixing & Mastering:

We provide mixing and mastering, focusing on contemporary art music, including indie rock, electronic music and R&B.

We’re particularly interested in working with NY-based indie bands, and are open to trading services for projects with limited budgets.

For support with Ableton Live templates, please visit willmarshall.zendesk.com

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