Phil Pilorz - The Philosophers
I just listened to the mixes on phones here at home and I am absolutely freaking out at how GREAT they sound!!! This is the first time in almost 16 years that I've gotten a guitar sound that I like: it actually sounds the way my guitar sounds to me live! Without any doubling or goofy studio crap it sounds HUGE on She TAlks To Angels! I can't tell you how glad I am that I gave you a call. The way you like to work is pretty much right in synch with the way I like to work: catch it all live. The feels are really good, but the sound...... OMG. Best drum sound ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Resto - Bassist (Cordova/ Tonight We Escape/Nooner)
brought our band to the next level. Wayne Becker provided
a great forum for growth as a band and as musicians. I highly
recommend Wayne Becker and Westwires for any project from
a demo to a full fledged album."
JJ Zeller - Drummer/Producer
is one the best studios I have ever worked in. The atmosphere
is great and the room has an exceptional sound. Wayne is
an excellent producer/engineer and I will give you four
reasons why. First, he is a musician who writes songs so
he understands the artistic process. Second, he has the
best ear that I have ever worked with so not only does he
know where to place the mic but which one to use. Third,
he is more technically proficient with equipment then anyone
I have worked with. Fourth, and most important he is a man
of great character, which is something that is vary rare
E.J. Paris - Songwriter - Recording Artist
traditional and contemporary approaches to production can
transform compositions into a new light ... a brilliant
engineer, a torch bearer of new technology. I highly recommend
his studio to first time recording artists as well as to
veterans in the music business!"
To Noise, Sept/Oct 1999 by Jon Morgan
Wayne Becker has done an impeccable service to this music,
giving each player an equal slice of the sonic pie, allowing
for a mix that is equal in clarity to the music itself.
Improvisation Nation, Issue #37 (April
1999) by Dick Metcalf - "Ye Ren" Review
advise the listener to settle in somewhere comfortable with
a good set of headphones. Makihara’s percussion
& drums are miked perfectly, as is Parker’s acoustic
bass. The players have a real sense of “team”,
to the listener’s benefit… no battles over who
gets in front, very nicely blended & a great mix!"
Journal, Summer, 2000 by Stuart Kremsky
deeply grounded woody sound of William Parker's bass is
known to all fans of the avant-garde; his tone is very well
captured here in an all-digital recording. "
Lehigh Valley Tonight, Eighteenth Hour
a new listener the disc is a true representation of what
the band is about. Now if only it was a tad bit longer.
[The] short track list is offset by the quality of the disc"
Royal Jam Music, Michael Stanley
2001 Eighteenth Hour "Glimpse' CD is professionally
produced, clean sounding, and well worth it."