Right Brain: Ron Anderson | SummitDaily.com

Right Brain: Ron Anderson

Summit Daily/Brad Odekirk

Tucked away in their basement of a Summit Cove home, Ron Anderson is laying down tracks. The owner of the Makin’ Tracks Recording Studio decided to open his private project studio to the public a year ago.Anderson, who’s day job is running a computer shop, said he never anticipated how enjoyable running the studio would be. “There’s a cornucopia of music from the county I was never exposed to,” he said. For the past two years, studio time at Makin’ Tracks has been a prize for winners of Breck’s Battle of the Bands. The self-described techno geek said he’s “an old rocker from way back,” and currently dabbles in singing and songwriting in the national country genre.Studio time can be made by appointment by contacting (970) 513-9019 or http://www.mtrecording.com.

What are your dreams/what would you like to do with your art?It would be great if a demo recorded at Makin’ Tracks was influential in the commercial success of an artist.What does art give you/why do you do it?I began renting out my recording facility for extra money, and while that is the main reason I do it, it has been a lot of fun listening to the various artists and their styles as they have come through here. I have songs in my head now that I likely would not otherwise, from other genres that I was not listening to or artist originals.And I like that “wow, we sound great” grins I see or their faces when their final masters are played for them the first time.

What do you try to convey through your art?Professionalism and a great sound.What is/has been your biggest challenge, and how do/did you deal with it?It really cuts into my fly-fishing time. I try to make the most of my reduced free time now. What are you most proud of regarding your art (and/or greatest accomplishment)?

We have received some glowing testimonials and have posted them on our website at http://www.mtrecording.com. With a subjective profession such as artist recording, it is great to have pleased my clients. How do you stay fresh/motivated?The artists themselves motivate me and keep me fresh. There is a newness about it all when a new client loads their equipment, the microphones are positioned and we start to roll. It’s all a lot of fun.What do you do when you’re not making art?Taking care of things at my day job (Up and Running Computer Services), spending time with my loving wife, walking our dog in our beautiful forests and fly-fishing.

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