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
TC Electronics Clarity M Audio Loudness Meter
Logic Pro X
soundBlade HD 2.3 mastering software
Top plugins from DMG Audio, Sonic Studio, iZotope, Slate Digital, Lexicon, EastWest, etc

Recording Hardware:
Apogee Symphony I/O mk2 8x8
GRACE m802 8 channel preamp running digital into Apogee for full 16 channel simultaneous recording capability
Pendulum MDP-1 stereo tube preamp
Slate Digital VMS One preamps (pair)
GRACE FELiX stereo preamps (pair)
Radial J-Rak 8 loaded w/ 2x Radial X-Amp Reamp DIs, 2x Radial J48 Active DIs and 4x Radial Passive JDIs
Custom Jensen DI's (3)

Mixing/Mastering Hardware:
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 (HPF Mod)
Pendulum OCL-2 Stereo Compressor/Limiter (modded Cinemag bypassable transformer)
Avalon Vt-747sp Stereo Vacuum Tube Compressor/Equalizer

Schoeps CMC5 MK21s (matched pair)
AEA R88 Stereo Ribbon
Cascade Fat Head Ribbons (pair)
NOS Audio Panther Active Ribbon Mic
Slate Digital ML-1 Large Diaphragm Modeling Microphones (pair)
Slate Digital ML-2 Small-Diaphragm Modeling Microphones (pair)
Shure SM81s (pair)
Shure SM7B
Shure Beta 58a
Shure SM57
AKG D112

Crane Song Avocet Discrete Class A Studio Controller
Tyler Acoustics MM5x full range 3-way mastering speakers
Tyler Acoustics MM2x 2-way mixing speakers
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 Mike Antoch - Upcoming EP "Why Not Now" - Independent - Producer, Engineer, Mixing and Mastering
*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