What would you say makes Little Fish Audio special? I think Little Fish Audio is special because we are a small company that is trying to do big things. We deal with a lot of high-end recording equipment that a lot of people locally don't even know about and could really benefit from. This is a place where you can come try these things out so you don't have to take the expense or the risk of ordering it and then maybe trying to return it. You can just come here and take your time and also talk to people who have used the gear before and see if it's really the best bang for you book. A lot of times someone will come in with an idea of what they think they need and we end up recommending something that is much more cost effective and may give them a lot more.
Tell us about the history of the Fishtank. The Fishtank studios began out of my home when I was working out of my home. I built out a really great room there that was designed by Jeff Headback. It was fantastic and we had great artists, great mixers, come in a do work. Now we've set up a retail store and the front of the store is a showroom/studio so basically we have a ton of the equipment that we sell through our retail shop we have. A lot of it is really high end. Over time we've collected all this stuff and been able to take our time to build out something that really works well. The other thing with the Fishtank is that we've had incredibly engineers come through and I have just so many friends here in the industry who could use the work and are amazing and they're comfortable working here.
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Tell me a little bit about the live room. What is … The live room is actually something that I hold close to my heart because Josh and I treated it together. I think that it is pretty special. Mainly because I knew what it sounded like before. Now what it's turned into is this very welcoming and clear atmosphere that when recorded is extremely transparent. I would attribute most of that to the ceiling treatment, which is a stretched piece of fabric. After that was done you could really feel the vibe had changed in there.