Set-up as a project studio for the purpose of recording Tim’s songs, Hippo Studio
has upgraded and expanded over the years with each CD release. The gear has also
been used for remote and studio recordings for the Joshua Project’s praise and worship
CD ”Heaven is Knocking “ as well as a 16 channel remote recording of Michelle Hoy
and her band live at the Iowa State Fair in 2008. Mixdowns are handled in the studio
and then Mastering is handled offsite.
Tim normally handles production and mixing duties with occasional help from Doug
Hanson on editing and engineering. Both have been involved in recording from the
Fostex and Tascam PortaStudio days of the ‘80s, up to the digital system that Hippo
Studio now contains. They also have years of experience in corporate audio visual
production, including technician work and consulting for live concerts as well as
for worship teams.
While the tools are more cutting edge and technology is definitely taken advantage
of to achieve the multi-layered results, the goal is still to use real musicians
playing music as an offering to the Living God. Tim has been fortunate to have had
many musical friends donate their gifts and time.