Testimonials

It has been my privilege and honor to work with these artists who have taken the time to kindly give a testimonial of their experience working with me and Virtual Studio Nashville.

“Jeff exceeded my expectations on the mastering of my latest album. He is a great professional with incredible ears, and it’s a delight to work with him. Highly recommended!”

Laura Sullivan

San Francisco, California, Grammy® Winning Composer and Billboard Top 10 Recording Artist

Love Is The Healer was created by me and longtime collaborator, veteran producer and songwriter Jeff Silverman, 2000 miles apart in Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN. During the entire creative process, including recording, mixing and mastering, Jeff and I used Palette’s VSN virtual studio set up to communicate. More…

I have had the pleasure of working with Jeff for many years. In moving to Nashville, one would have thought that would have limited how he worked with clients and collaborators in LA but, no – Jeff put VSN in place and we are able to continue working together in exactly the same way, if not better, than we did when he had his studio here in LA.

Working via VSN is actually a remarkable experience – made easier by Jeff’s ability with all things technical and is a completely seamless process. It’s very much as if I’m in the studio with him- with only a few seconds time delay when listening down to a track. I can see the mix on my screen, whilst talking to Jeff on the phone and listening to everything on my speakers – it’s just as if we’re in the same room and sonically there is no difference at all.

It is equally easy to work on recording a bass or guitar part or another instrument – the process is the same. It also means that I can be anywhere in the world and still be able to work on a track with Jeff without missing a beat. So the whole VSN process actually makes the world smaller and in putting this system together, Jeff has made the create process and working together even better, not to mention fun!

I can’t recommend working with VSN more highly, in just the same way that I can’t recommend Jeff Silverman more highly – this way you get the best of both worlds, regardless of where you are… It’s professional, easy and creative, not to mention really good fun!”

Aeone

Los Angeles, California, Artiste at Angleterre Music

“Q. WHY … is Jeff Silverman’s VIRTUAL STUDIOS NASHVILLE (VSN)
different … from all other studios?

Is it Jeff’s decades of experience in the music business?
(Staff writer for Motown, Producer, Arranger, Engineer – for such diverse talents from Prince to Streisand.)
Is it his skill producing Grammy and Emmy nominated projects?
Is it his welcoming, easy going manner – SO important to a novice like me?

OR … Has Jeff perfected the technology, that puts YOU in the studio, in REAL TIME? Because … he has.

It doesn’t matter if you’re in Nashville, or Newfoundland. If you have a computer, ear buds, and a phone, you can be IN the studio, at each session, communicating with Jeff, every step of the way … from the comfort of your couch.

You don’t have to travel cross country, or cross town.
You don’t have to wait for an MP3.
You don’t have to WONDER, if you’ll get what you want … because you’ll be in the studio – hearing it, participating in the process, with every track.

So, with this kind of warmth, professionalism, and musicianship, was the final product exactly as I’d intended?
No!!!
It was SO MUCH BETTER!!!”

Ruth (Pollack) Pappas

New York, NY, Songwriter at Two Times on the Boat

“I first met Jeff Silverman through SongU.com, a website that offers courses, coaching, and connections for songwriters. Jeff was giving a presentation on music production. I was totally amazed by Jeff’s knowledge and how down to earth he presented the information. My co-writer (Dan Robinson) and I decided to contact Jeff to discuss having him produce a couple of our newly written songs.

I met with Jeff via phone for about an hour, and was blown away by the amount of Jeff’s technical savvy. I already knew Jeff was a musical virtuoso. The conversation was truly captivating. Jeff explained how he used the VSN process, which I had never worked with before.

When we met for our scheduled session, Jeff made it very simple to understand and worked with me through every step of the way. It was a great experience. There I was in my own little home studio communicating with Jeff as if I were at his studio in Nashville, Tennessee. To say the least, the clarity of the entire audio and video experience was awesome.

I know there were certain areas of the songs that needed special treatment, but Jeff had already read my mind. He knew exactly what needed to be done and captured a perfect vision of the songs. Jeff is a very patient guy, a master engineer, and a genius at all levels of music production. The list of Jeff’s expertise goes on, but I’ll just say Jeff has one of life’s greatest gifts, ‘natural talent’.

What I particularly like about Jeff’s process is that he doesn’t just make a demo, but creates a production. This is why Jeff stands out front. Jeff is most likely a phenomenon, something that is not all that apparent, but is reflected by his work. Then again, he may be Batman for all I know! What I do know is this, if you’re looking for great recordings from a super knowledgeable guy, with an overwhelming amount of experience, then Jeff is the man you’re looking for. You’ll also add a great guy to your repertoire of friends.”

Benn Cutarelli

Marion, Ohio, Composer/Songwriter

“Jeff Silverman is an amazing musician, producer and engineer.  The quality of work he creates while working with you, is topnotch.  Working via Virtual Studio Nashville, its simple, uncomplicated, and the next best way to work if you cannot physically get to Nashville. 

When I worked with Jeff via VSN, he really understood what I was looking for in sound and music.  You will come away from those sessions knowing that Jeff was the right choice!”

Kori Lane Carothers

Mission Viejo, California, Solo Concert Pianist/ Instrumental Composer at iRoknNod Records

“Jeff Silverman and I have worked together since I was 16 years old. He was my first….my very first recording studio experience that is ;o). I was signed to Chrysalis records and they put me together with Jeff to work on writing and recording songs for my first album. Many years later-we reconnected and started working together on numerous projects out in Los Angeles.

When Jeff moved to Nashville I was worried our working relationship would be over. Thank God that was not the case. Mr Technical wizard/genius that “Uncle Silverman” is-figured out a way to record with me and many others across the miles! As my muse, Jeff has always looked out for me as an artist and has made suggestions to me along the way. One such suggestion was to work with a very young talented Guitar player named Tyler Reese. Jeff made the connection and it turned into an entire album called “Life In 20” and together Tyler Reese and I started “The Dease & Reese Project”. On one of the songs Jeff helped produce “A Momma Who Knows How To Funk”-we wanted to record a live horn section. I talked about flying to Nashville but realized after talking to Jeff about his VSN that I didn’t even need to leave my house! In fact-there were other songs we recorded via VSN- that I got to witness and be a part of the entire session. It was absolutely wonderful. In real time-feeling like I was right there in the studio even though I was all the way in Vegas! Oh and did I mention how much fun we had and the laughs???

Studio work is probably my all time favorite thing to do. Working with VSN and Jeff Silverman-is a dream come true. I trust him sonically to do everything on a recording that needs to be done. I trust him musically-because he plays everything and does it with a producers ear. I trust him as a human being. He is one of my all time favorite people. So if you are thinking of recording any other way than with VSN-think again ;o)  “

Elisa Fiorillo

Las Vegas, NV, Artist at Doogsidog Music

“I’ve done these VSN virtual sessions with Jeff several times and they are SUPER easy!  

I’ve recorded percussion/drums in his studio while the artists have been in a different time zone.

I’ll admit that I was hesitant about the idea of a “virtual session”, but if it hadn’t been for the ipad screen facing the window of my drum booth, I never would have know that the artist wasn’t in the studio with me.

Jeff was a great at producing & facilitating and never once was there a communication “glitch”.  The artist was happy. I was happy. The world was a better place for great art having been created.

The whole experience made me want to start recording from my basement in my pajamas & bunny slippers.

BUT… NObody wants to see that!!!!

I’m excited for the next session. I hope it’s yours!”

Matthew Burgess

Nashville, TN, Percussionist / Drummer

“I’ve been in a few studios during my career as a singer-songwriter here in Nashville. The options that are out there for recording and fine tuning mixes are endless. Time constraints and geography can sometimes dictate the outcome of your project. Then I discovered Jeff Silverman’s Virtual Studio Nashville services. With VSN, we were able to put the final touches on mixing my album so to not delay the release date to the public. All this in the comfort of my home via internet! Technology is wonderful but with Jeff steering the ship, you can never go wrong.”

Jenny Johnson

Nashville, TN, Artist / Singer / Songwriter

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Jeff Silverman

Founder, Palette MSP and VSN