Tree of Life is an exclusive recording, mixing and mastering studio for fingerstyle acoustic guitar/singer-songwriters - located in Connecticut, USA. Tree of Life studio officially opened its doors to the public in 2017 after the creation of Alex Anderson's CandyRat debut where it was recorded, mixed and mastered.

For full album or EP inquires please contact me HERE

Or for individual track mixing and mastering check out my CandyRat store

iMac 3.4 GHz quad-core i7 32GB RAM
Logic Pro X/Reaper
soundBlade HD 2.3 mastering software
Top plugins from DMG Audio, Sonic Studio, iZotope, Slate Digital, Waves, etc

Recording Hardware:
Apogee Symphony I/O mk2 8x8
GRACE m802 8 channels running digital into Apogee for full 16 channel simultaneous recording capability
Pendulum MDP-1 stereo tube preamp
GRACE FELiX stereo preamps (2)
Radial X-Amp Reamp DI
Radial J48 Active DI
Custom Jensen DI's (3)

Mixing/Mastering Hardware:
TC Electronics Clarity M Audio Loudness Meter
Coleman Audio MB4 Quad VU Meters
Forssell Technologies MADA-2a AD/DA mastering converter
Crane Song HEDD 192 AD/DA/DD mastering converter/exciter
Rupert Neve Designs Portico II Master Buss Processor
Millennia NSEQ-2FF EQ (modded by Fred Forssell - upgraded boards and fully detented pots)
Manley Massive Passive Stereo Tube Equalizer
Manley Variable Mu Stereo Tube Limiter/Compressor
Pendulum OCL-2 Stereo Compressor/Limiter (modded Cinemag bypassable transformer)
Avalon Vt-747sp Stereo Vacuum Tube Compressor/Equalizer

Schoeps CMC5 MK21 (matched pair)
AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon
Cascade Fat Head Ribbon (pair) w/Fetheads
NOS Audio Panther Active Ribbon Mic
Slate Digital Virtual Microphone System
Shure SM81 (pair)
Shure Beta 58a
Shure SM7B
Shure SM57
AKG D112

Crane Song Avocet Discrete Class A Studio Controller
Tyler Acoustics MM5x 3-way mastering speakers
Tyler Acoustics MM2x prototype mixing speakers
Genelec 1094a Sub
Emotiva XPA Gen 3 power amp

Mogami gold cables
Evidence Audio Forte cables
Custom Silver/Teflon 8 AWG Lyre speaker cables
Schmitt 12 AWG Audio Reference 100 speaker cables

Sterling Modular Plan A


*2018 Alex Brubaker - "The Balancing Act" full length album - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2018 Forest Bailey - "Let the Clouds Pass" full length album - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Jamie Ferguson - "Never Gonna Give You Up" video single - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for Catalunya Radio - Producer, Engineer
2018 Lane King - "Roots" and "Horizon" video singles - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2018 Jamie Ferguson - "EPOCH" EP - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Mark Grover - "With These Hands" by Eric Roche featured on the Official Acoustic Uprising Movie Soundtrack - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for BBC Radio - The Inquiry, Can We Teach Robots Ethics? - Producer, Engineer
2017 Darrius Spangler - "Notes of My Life" album - Independent - Mixing and Mastering
2017 Dana Merritt - "Cognitohasard" single - FretMonkey Compilation Vol 3 - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2017 Alex Anderson - "Tree of Life" album- CandyRat Records - Producer, Writer, Performer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
2017 Michael and Susan Anderson - Interview for CBC Radio - Downloading Decision: Could machines make better decisions for us? - Producer, Engineer


Tree of Life Recording Studio is a proud partner for CandyRat Records!

Check out the various mixing and mastering packages in their new "Strings and Things" Store!

Tree of Life Recording Studio is a proud partner of Fretmonkey Records offering exclusive discounts for their artists.

Email for more details and please visit to learn more