"Working with Heather on 'Waterfowl' was seamless. They worked so quickly and balanced our vision with theirs perfectly. Mastering's artistic fingerprint can be tough to pick out, but the album sounded tangibly warmer and brighter after Heather worked their magic" -Jack of Frankie Valet
"I can confidently say that working with So Big Auditory caused the quality of my songs to improve significantly. Throughout the process, I felt the love and knew that my songs were in good hands." -Nayla of Jungheim
"I have been a fan of Heather's music for a long time. What has always struck me was how good everything sounded on the projects they were involved with. I knew that I could trust their ears and instincts. Working with them could not have been easier. I had my masters back quickly and everything sounded noticeably warmer and brighter. I was impressed but not surprised." -Andhi O'Neill
With one of the most accurate listening rooms in the area, an extensive collection of microphones and analog front-end, and a vast warehouse tracking space, So Big Auditory has everything artist & engineer need to make a thoughtful and thought-provoking record at service costs significantly below other professional options.
The studio isn’t equipped to impress--it is designed to work. You won’t find too many impressive brand names, but each piece is a candidate for resale, and only the most crucial elements are kept, some significantly modified to meet the studio’s standards.
With an 8 track tape machine, a 24-track digital system, analog EQ, compression, and effects, everything required to make music in the current age of aesthetically and metaphysically diverse music is within arm’s reach.
For post-production and mastering, the monitoring and back-end is pristine. Industry standard conversion to make sure every nuance of the music is heard. Analog summing to give mixes the vintage magic of a non-linear mix bus. B+W Matrix 805’s--the former-standard monitors at Abbey Road (yes, that one), and the nearfields at Electrical Audio's legendary Studio B--for timbrally and dynamically accurate playback. Hiss-free playback means a low noise floor to reveal the subtlest details and artefacts.
So Big is located on stolen Lene Lanape territory known as West Philadelphia.
Here are some collected recordings that passed through So Big at one point or another.
The Human Fly - "Track Star" (2020) recording, guitar, synth, bgv, mix
They Are Gutting A Body of Water -
"Eightball" (2019) (2020, Citrus City)
ther - "swimming" (2021, Moon Physics)
all inst + lead vox, recording, mix
Esther - "Dear Ohio" (2020)
recording, piano, mix
Noera - "Gemini"
(2019, Dead Definition)
recording, production, mix
King Azaz - "Honey for Mud"
(2021, Get Better Records)
Normal Zac - "Marty McFly" (2021)
Twin Princess - "Blossom"
(2020, Moon Physics)
Frankie Valet - "Our Apartment"
(2020, It Takes Time Records)
Highnoon - "Today I'll Wait" (2021)