The BLUE LEOPARD LAIR • Blue Baron Productions
Eric 'Baron' Behrenfeld
Artist • Musician • Recordist
Back in early 2018, I was looking for a new studio space where I could record, rehearse, teach and use for music production as well as for video and photography.
However, I wanted an environment to work and create in, and not be just a cookie-cutter production suite or grungy band rehearsal room.
I wanted to use the space for creative projects, but most importantly, I really wanted to enjoy going there anytime 24/7 and play drums!
As I put the room together, leopard print continually kept getting in the mix of choices for aesthetic decor. I love the old Exotica album art and Tiki bar decorum. I also like that people call musicians "cats" sometimes too! So blue leopard print is a nod to all us "Blues Cats" out there!
I greatly desired more than a typical tech-style layout for the space. I wanted this creative operation center to be a "lair with flair"! I wanted for myself and visitors to escape here for creative focus and inspiration.
This is my urban music retreat for you to learn, play, record or listen to music, without worry, judgement or intrusions. A place to focus, in an atmosphere with some vibe and grit, encouraging musical creativity and spontaneity. And yes, I will admit there had to be a "Tiki" nuance in the space as well too!
I want creative types coming here to have memorable, fun and productive recording experience. The room has a great live sound, and is ideal for one or two people recording comfortably.
I use Logic Pro X for recording and mixing, with projects usually being under 50 audio tracks with my DAW set up at this time. I record in 24 bit, 48 kHz.
I am a big fan of Blues, Classic Rock, Country, Americana, Exotica, R&B, Soul, Latin Jazz, Pop, Trance, Dub, Reggae and Tropical Rock.
My Blue Baron Productions recording catalog is available here:
Interior design details for the layout of the room had to have my creative collaborators and music students feel energized and excited about coming for lessons and playing here. This music lair had to be exotic and playful, and still satisfy my necessary sonic requirements for recording. I avoided as much "traditional" sound treatments and designs as possible, using materials in ways not typically done. I want everyone to be totally stoked when playing, creating and recording here. And yes, dancing is allowed! It's been a great blessing to be able to create, teach and practice in this little Tiki bunker hide away in the heart of the city!
I also have a vocal booth annex at the Blue Leopard Lair for isolated recordings.