About

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The Label

 

Small Town Records is a record label and full recording studio in Durham, NC. Based out of Duke University, Small Town Records is completely student-run, offering artist and label services to young musicians. STR signs several new artists each year, cycling our roster to help kick-start the careers of emerging Duke artists. With a history of successful debut releases, our team provides artists with the foundation for growth beyond the Duke community.

Artist services:

-Management

-Marketing and promotion

-Booking

-Events and outreach

-Audio engineering

-Music production

-Financial support

-Full studio and live band


The Studio

 

The STR studio space is the nerve center of the label, housing state-of-the-art equipment and well-trained engineers to help our artists and our student body maximize their creativity. The space includes the control room, a studio lounge, a rehearsal room, and a live tracking room that also doubles as a rehearsal space for our artists and the Duke community.

The equipment includes:

Focal Trio 6 Be monitors

API, Vintech, and Manley preamps

Apollo 16 Quad interface

Fully spec'ed Mac Pro with Pro Tools, Logic, and Ableton

Extensive mic closet including Neumann U87s, AKG 414s, Mojave Audio MA-200s, and many more iconic microphones

Nord Electro 5D

Literally hundreds of plugins by Universal Audio, Waves, Slate Digital, Antares, Celemony, iZotope, Fab Filter, Spectrasonics, Native Instruments, etc.

…and many more instruments/effects/live sound gear


The Team

Ethan Udell   President

Ethan Udell

President

Joel Kim   EVP

Joel Kim

EVP

Alexa Burnston   VP of A&R / Management

Alexa Burnston

VP of A&R / Management

Caleb Chiang   VP of Production

Caleb Chiang

VP of Production

Gabriel Crowell   Music Director

Gabriel Crowell

Music Director

Eric Doppelt   VP of Outreach / Booking

Eric Doppelt

VP of Outreach / Booking

Tiarra “Tea” Hughes   VP of Communications

Tiarra “Tea” Hughes

VP of Communications

Ping Ping Lee   VP of Audio Engineering

Ping Ping Lee

VP of Audio Engineering

Julia Sargis   Studio Manager

Julia Sargis

Studio Manager

Harrison Schulz   VP of Visual Media

Harrison Schulz

VP of Visual Media

Jodi Yeh   VP of Marketing

Jodi Yeh

VP of Marketing