HISTORY

Salvation Studios was founded in February of 2010 by Jermaine Bollinger.  Fresh out of college, he had a desire and the skill set to create masterful mixes using the tools he learned under the tutelage of Todd Herreman, who is most famous for working in various capacities with such artists as Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck, Terry Bozio, and Prince.  

Greaduating from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a degree in Music Business and a minor in Marketing, Bollinger has been trained in several scenarios, and has a depth of abilities from behind the board to studio musician, putting him in a great place to engineer your next album with ease. 

 

Bollinger has since expanded his studio and created a space where pretty much any genre has recorded and can record their next album.  If you want the best mix this side of Nashville for a quarter of the price, book your next session at Salvation Studios.

 

State-of-the-Art Equipment

Professional Engineers

The Perfect Mix

GEAR
ProTools
Bollinger was professionally trained in using ProTools at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has 10 years of experience on this software.  He has been recording for over 15 years and has a host of abilities to provide you with the perfect sounding mix.  

 

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20/Avid Fast Track Duo/MBox 2 
The interfaces Bollinger uses are custom formatted, state-of-the-art, and top of the line equipment.  When you book your session with Salvation Studios, you are booking with the best.  
 
ProTools
  • Studio-standard professional audio recording and music creation software—includes everything you need to make music
  • Includes a powerful bundle of virtual instruments—including synths, drums, pianos, sampled instruments, and more
  • Comes with 8 GB of loops—create instant backing tracks
  • Features tons of effects and plug-ins—shape your sound with guitar amp tones, EQ, sound processing, and more
  • Avid Channel Strip plug-in offers the EQ and compression found in the acclaimed Euphonix System 5—one of the most sought-after recording consoles ever
  • Features advanced editing tools for crafting and perfecting your music—get the same tools the pros use
  • Enjoy session compatibility with Pro Tools users and studios around the world—exchange sessions and files hassle-free
  • Use Pro Tools with a dedicated audio interface or your laptop sound card—ultimate flexibility and portability
  • Create bigger mixes, with up to 96 audio tracks
 
Focusrite Scarlett 18i20
  • Eight high-quality award-winning Focusrite preamps
  • High-quality 24-bit/96kHz USB 2.0 interface compatible with Mac, Windows and iOS
  • 18 inputs & 20 outputs with dual independent headphone buses
  • Scarlett MixControl ultra-low-latency DSP mixer/router
 
Avid Fast Track Duo
  • 2 Input/2 Output
  • 2 Microphone Preamps with Phantom Power
  • 2 Instrument Inputs
  • 2 Line-Level Inputs
 
MBox 2
  • Professional sound quality (up to 24-bit/48 kHz)
  • Two simultaneous analog inputs and outputs
  • Zero-latency monitoring
  • Compact, rugged metal enclosure for maximum portability and durability
  • Powered by USB (USB 1.1 connection, cable included)
MIXING
Digital Compression

We use the industry standard when it comes to compression.  All ProTools based, and just the right amount.  

 

Digital Mixing

When it comes to EQ, it can make or break your sound. We tend to collapse rather than rise when filtering.  Our motto is 'Ask yourself this question: does one thing need to be turned up, or does everything else need to be turned down?'  We aim for precision and effiency at Salvation Studios.   

MICS
Shure

On our drums, guitars, and vocals, we keep it simple and mainly use Shure SM 57's, 58's, and SM7B's. 

 

MXL

We mainly use MXL mics for anything backing vocal related.  This microphone gives you everything you want vocally, and takes away anything you don't. We also use The Heritage ribbon miss for electric guitars. 

 

Sennheiser

e901 For Kick drum and acoustic piano.

 

Behringer

C-2: For Overheads, cymbals, and auxiliary percussion use. 

MASTERING
Isotope Ozone
Bollinger has gotten mastering down to a science.  When you have used the same software for 10 years, it makes life a lot easier.  At Salvation Studios, we use Isotope Ozone to master your album.  

 

*NEW* Ozone 8 Mastering

This is the top of the line, state of the art software, recommended by various respected engineers in the field. It is the best mastering and post-mastering software out there to get your mixes radio ready. 

We use the best digital sound for your ears to hear the sweet sounds of your favorite song.
 

Pyle-Pro PSTUDIO6

  • Two-Way Stereo Desktop Monitor - Frequency Response: 50Hz - 20kHz - Protection: RF Interference, Thermal Protection - 4-8 Ohm Impedance

  • Built in High Amplifier/High Freq. Filter and Low Freq. Filter Select - Crossover Frequency: 5kHz - Subsonic Filter, Output Current Limiting - Dimensions: 12.6''H x 10.2''W x 8.5''D

  • 6'' Diameter Glass Fiber Cone, Magnetically Shielded - RMS SPL: 101.5dB at 1 Meter - Indicator: Blue Power LED on Front Panel - Net weight: 5.6 Kg

  • High Temperature Voice Coil - Input Connectors: RCA Unbalanced, XLR-F & TRS (1/4'') Balanced - Power Requirements: 110V / 220V w/ Detachable 2 Conductor Cord

  • 1'' Diameter, Magnetically Shielded Silk Dome Tweeter - Dynamic Power: 175 Watts RMS / 350 Peak - Cabinet: High Quality Vinyl Laminated High Density MDF

  • Filter Select - Crossover Frequency: 5kHz - Subsonic Filter, Output Current Limiting - Dimensions: 12.6''H x 10.2''W x 8.5''D

  • RCA Unbalanced, XLR-F & TRS (1/4'') Balanced - Power Requirements: 110V / 220V w/ Detachable 2 Conductor Cord

  • Dynamic Power: 175 Watts RMS / 350 Peak - Cabinet: High Quality Vinyl Laminated High Density MDF

  • Two-Way Stereo Desktop Monitor.

  • Built in High Amplifier/High Freq. Filter and Low Freq.

  • 6'' Diameter Glass Fiber Cone, Magnetically Shielded - RMS SPL.

  • High Temperature Voice Coil - Input Connectors: RCA.

  • 1'' Diameter, Magnetically Shielded Silk Dome Tweeter.

OUTPUT

 

Alesis USB

  • Woofer: 3" lightweight, magnetically-shielded 

  • Tweeter: 1" silk dome 

  • Frequency Response: 80Hz-20kHz 

  • Power: 10W per channel RMS 

  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 88dB weighted 

  • Digital Conversion: 16-bit delta sigma, 44.1kHz or 48kHz sampling rate 

  • Dimensions: 6"D x 5"W x 7.5"H (each)

 

JBL Syncros

When I am mixing with headphones, I use one of the best sets on the market. These headphones can hear dog whistles and whale farts! 

 

Audio Specifications

Frequency Response

10Hz – 22kHz

Maximum SPL

117dB @ 30mW

 

Speaker Specifications

Driver

50mm driver

TOWER SPECS
2012 Apple Mac Mini

Processor: 2.3 GHz Intel Core i5

Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

 
INSTRUMENTS
Fender, Ibanez, and more...

Fender guitars and basses on the wall for your choosing.  We only use the best amps:

Fender Blues Jr., Fender Champion, and Fender Rumble for Bass.  We also have a variety of acoustics and electrics for the choosing.  

 

Ludwig, Thor, and Mapex

At Salvation Studios we use refurbished vintage drumsets including Ludwig Red Strata, Ludwig Rocker, and the grandfather, Rogers R360. Play on all of them and choose your favorite!

© Salvation Studios | Jermaine Bollinger | 711 E. Board St. Elkville, IL 62932 | 618.203.4588

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