Mahvrick Networks executive Richard Victor Mahee met with Don Salter (owner/manager) and Justin Salter (Musician/Engineer) while visiting The Saltmine Studio Oasis in Mesa, Az. During his stay at the “Recording Oasis”, Mahvrick sat down with DRE Entertainment CEO, Dre Smith while Juice McCain’s private recording session for his debut album. Juice McCain’s album features Game, Shine and overseen by Mike Lynn. He is in negotiations with Pink, Chris Brown and Scarface for features on the project.
Mahvrick created a criteria for the Major Label News Top Recording Destination in the World. The decision was based on: Sound, Equipment, Location, ambiance, hospitality, ownership, in-house production, staff, reputation and client list.
The Saltmine Studio Oasis is a private, secure, artists dream come true for those seeking a unique recording experience. This complex has five separate recording facilities that has everything from a 50-channel vintage Neve tracking room (Studio A) to a classic SSL 6064 E/G+ (Studio B). Clients include: Lil Wayne, G-Unit, DMX (who September 11th had a world wide release of his highly anticipated album ” Undisputed ” which has been in the works at The Saltmine for several years) others clients include: Bone Thugs N Harmony, Eve, Alicia Keys, Ludacris, Timbaland, Bret Michaels, Young MC, Ne-Yo, Meat Puppets, Jonas Brothers, Soulfly, Styx, Cassidy, Swizz Beatz, Hi-Tek, Ice T, Ministry, Megadeth, Sevendust, Uncle Kracker, Sheryl Crow, Mudvayne, Nonpoint, Crossbreed, Royce da 5’9, DMC, Mike Jones, Jim Jones, Cory Gunz, Goose, Fieldy, Next, Jonathan Davis, Sunny Ledfurd, MCA Records, J Records, and Interscope Records.
For the more modern approach, there is Pro Tools everywhere and HD-3 in all three large studios. The Saltmine recently added their fifth room which they call “The Bungalow.” The Bungalow is a “live-in” overdub room/patio home. This 1,300 square foot bungalow will house five people comfortably including a master bedroom suite, bunkroom with three beds, kitchen, lounge and two bathrooms along with a great overdub space with Pro Tools and monitors. So, if you have a great idea in the middle of the night, you don’t have to wait to next morning record it. The Bungalow also has a private yard if an artist wants to bring their pet. Studio D known as “The Villa” has a similar setup anchored by previous owner David Foster’s SSL 4056 G that was installed at The Saltmine by the Desk Doctor. This studio is coupled with its own living space, private bedroom, kitchen and rehearsal area complete with JBL PA system, large mirrors and kickback space.