Cool Audio Productions

Cool Audio Productions was established by me, Michael L Stokes, in 2009 to support my work recording, mixing and mastering audio dramas, podcasts, audio books and my own musical compositions.

I have produced several award-winning audio theater productions including Jay Smith's 2011 Parsec winning long form serial audio drama HG World and Jack Ward's 2014 Mark Time Silver Award winner short form audio drama - Alone In The Dark.

In 2014 I began focusing more of my time and energy into the world of music beyond my original compositions and have begun recording and mixing music for other artists. 

Cool Audio Productions is a small home studio that has grown over the years. Our current setup includes a custom built and fully acoustically treated vocal booth, designed specifically for vocals and voice-over recording and an acoustically treated control room/live recording area.

Our Gear

Featured Microphones:

  • Telefunken CU-29 Copperhead
  • Mojave Audio MA-201fet
  • ​Warm Audio WA-47jr
  • Cascade FatHead II (ribbon mic)
  • Cascade V57 LDC & matched pair of M39 SDC's

Mic Pre-amps (with dedicated DI):

  • Warm Audio Tone Beast
  • Focusrite ISA One
  • Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
  • Audient iD22 & iD4

AD/DA converter:

  • ​Audient iD22 (featuring Burr-Brown AD/DA converters)

Outboard processing:

  • FMR Audio RNC Stereo Compressor
  • FMR Audio RNLA Stereo Compressor
  • ​Lexicon MX300 Stereo Reverb & Effects Processor

Other Studio Gear:

  • M-Audio Keystation 88
  • Egnater Tweaker 15 Guitar Amp with a Celestion G12H-30 loaded 112x cabinet
  • Assorted Guitars and Bass Guitars (left and right handed)

All recording, mixing and mastering is performed digitally using Reaper and Harrison MixBus featuring plugins from Waves, Izotope, IK Multimedia and Native Instruments..