WHAT CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY
This is a place where musical possibilities are endless. Anything can happen, and it does. Years of music have soaked into these walls, you can feel it. Will Russell is a master at the board, extremely sensitive to the fragility of the creative moment, and one of the most dedicated engineers anywhere. Period.
In all of my travels and recording experiences, Electric Wilburland Studio remains my favorite studio. You won't find a more supportive and complete grasp on the technical, emotional, and artistic aspects of recording anywhere in the world.
Wilburland offers two things you can't find anywhere else. One is a room that's just magical to play in. It sounds, looks and feels like it's not quite of this world—not in an intimidating way, but in a way that gently encourages greatness.
The other thing, of course, is Will himself. Whether we're working with him in the studio or out on the road, we know our sound is in great hands and he always makes us feel at home. Will lets us focus on what's really important: playing our best.
I've recorded several albums over the past two decades, and this is by long odds the finest studio I've been in. Will Russell is an intelligent and creative producer/engineer. He has a knack for working with people that I regard as an essential part of getting a good performance. The studio itself is bright and open, which is much better than the usual 'bomb shelter' feeling of most studios.
Will simply knows his shit. The church environment calms you down and is very conducive to creativity. His mics, amps and various keyboards get you the sound and quality you'll love. Oh, did I mention he's a master of Pro Tools!
The room sounds beautiful and feels inviting as sunlight illuminates through the stained glass windows. Will is a treasure to behold, an engineer that makes sure you give him the right performance and then captures it. I would highly recommend Will to anyone looking for a studio to record at.
Working with Will at Wilburland is any musicians dream come true. Will has created a space that is open, beautiful, inspiring and spawns creativity, and of course the engineering is always impeccable.
Ron Andrico & Donna Stewart
Our experience at Electric Wilburland has been nothing less than wonderful. Will has the gear and knows how to use it, and the very flexible Wilburland studio space is the best we've found for our music. But best of all, Will is an exemplary human being who knows how to communicate with musicians, and possesses the uncommon skill of turning vague adjectives into just what we want. We look forward to monopolizing his time as much as possible.
"Working with Will on our cd, Eating Oranges After Dark, was a fantastic experience. We were a bit nervous, it being our first time in the studio. Will was such an easy and fun guy to work with, that our fears were soon calmed. He was adept at keeping us laughing and at the same holding us to a high standard of performance. Will's experience, ear, musical sense, and technical ability would be an asset to any musical project. My one critisism is that he wasn't crazy about Frank's moustache. I mean, c'mon
I would like to take the time to let everyone know in the Wilburland community how talented Will is. Not only has Will let us bring our arena rock brigade to Wilburland but he has helped us make it bigger and better!!! I would also like to make sure all of your rockers out there who see Will recording pan flutes and stuff like that...that Will can bring the rock and brings a new meaning to the word "PYRO". Anyway as far as I'm concerned Will is as good as any of the top producers in Los Angeles, and I know cuz I have recorded in some of the biggest studio's around. Will rocks and on top of that he's just a great guy to work with period!!!
As someone who travels a few hours to work at Wilburland, I appreciate that from the time I walk into the place it is all about comfort, focus and achieving a great sounding mix. Will knows his studio and his equipment, but as important is that is he knows how to provide an environment and support from behind the board to help you realize your goal on each song.
Nate Silas Richardson
With so many people doing so much of their recording at home these days, professional recording studios have seen a chunk of their market disappear. As Head Engineer and Manager of REP Studio, one of Wilburland's "would be" competitors, I've seen this first hand. Luckily for guys like Will Russell, there's also an increasing appreciation for the kind of experience he offers. Those of us that have worked with Will a bunch know that there's so much more involved in capturing and presenting great music than throwing a mic in front of an instrument and hitting record.... I'm extremely comfortable working with tracks he's recorded and equally comfortable sending him my tracks for mixing and/or mastering.
Working with Will is always a blast. He's attentive, relaxed and he's got a great ear. He knows his equipment and gets great tone on all kinds of instruments. I hope to record another album at Electric Wilburland soon!
The Horse Flies
Will’s got skills—and that unflappable, problem-solving personality we all want our engineers to have, but only a few do. -Jeff Claus
I love working with Will Russell at Electric Wilburland. He’s fast, thinks clearly, and knows his tools inside out. He has top of the line equipment and stays current. I rely on his advice and experience. -Judy Hyman
Will is an incredible collaborator - he has a unique gift for capturing the living, breathing energy of musicians playing together. Without question, Will is the best I've seen at managing the energy of a recording session so that everyone is at their creative best. His thorough mastery of the technical aspects of recording lets them to fade into the background, and allows everyone to focus simply on playing music from the heart.