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Dallas WiertellaApril 30, 2024

Local studio records unique gifts

NMU students who wanted to do something extra special and a bit different for their valentine this year had the chance by recording their very own Valentine’s Day song in a professional recording studio.

Redfella Records, a local media production company, ran the Valentine’s special, giving anyone the opportunity to come into their studio and record their very own song. Participants were given access to all of the services and features Redfella uses when professionally recording, including full production and background music. Redfella also offered custom designed cover artwork, as well as the option to include a box of Doncker’s chocolates or a bouquet of flowers from Garden Bouquet & Design.

Junior sports science major Kimi Robaczewski, who recorded her own version of Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” for her parents, said she thought the idea was an excellent option for those wanting to do something a little unconventional for Valentine’s Day.

“I wanted to do something different for them,” she said. “I thought that was something really cool that I could do.”

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On top of giving a unique gift to her parents, Robaczewski also accomplished something else — her lifelong goal to record a song.

“I’ve always wanted to record something in a studio,” she said. “It was like a dream come true.”

Robaczewksi said that even though she was nervous, the laid back atmosphere of the studio and the professionalism of the staff helped her calm her nerves.

“It was really a great experience,” she said. “It was definitely a lot of fun.”

Robaczewski, who has been taking recording lessons since she was a child, said she has already considered going back to Redfella Records in the future just to record more songs for other special occasions.

“I’m definitely thinking about going back and recording some more songs,” she said.

Redfella’s graphic design director Jeremy Symons said they enjoy giving people from the community the opportunity to come into the studio and record their own song.

“Anything you want recorded, we’ll record,” he said.

Symons hopes that people who are interested in recording, but have never done so before, will come in and check out everything the studio has to offer.

“We adapt to the person that’s in here,” he said. “We’re still going to treat people as we do every client.”

Redfella’s office manager and marketing director Andy Ferns said they enjoy doing promotions such as the Valentine’s Day special because it allows people from the community to see what it’s like to be a recording artist.

“Everybody’s a rock star,” Ferns said.

After the whole process was completed, Robaczewski said her experience was so rewarding that she would encourage other students who may be interested in recording to take advantage of any future promotions Redfella Records offers.

“If that’s something that people want to do I’d say go for it,” she said. “It’s so cool to be able to say ‘I’m on this CD.'”

The Valentine’s promotion included recording a single song for $55, which included custom artwork. The chocolates or flowers were an additional $10. Students could also have the CD delivered by Redfella Records at no extra charge.

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