Cliffhanger Studios
Painesville, Ohio.
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Recording Made Easy


Mentorship Program


New to Home Studio Recording? Not sure where to begin? What equipment to buy? Or you have a Home Studio and you're struggling with software, your songs sound lifeless and you've spent countless hours searching for help online only to end up more confused and frustrated? You're not alone! Today everyone is a producer, mixer, or engineer of some sort selling their secret sauce that will make you an award winning recording artist overnight. It just doesn't happen.


Stop struggling, stop wasting time, end your frustration. If you're serious about making music and dedicated to investing the time and doing the actual work, our Recording Made Easy Mentorship Program is for you. This is an in-depth pro level program that will give you the tools needed to be successful as a recording artist in your own Home Studio. 
No matter if you're a gigging musician, hobbyist, singer-songwriter or bedroom player your journey into Home Studio Recording starts here at Cliffhanger Studios. When you enroll into our Mentorship Program you get professional, personalized, one-on-one, guided studio mentoring. Make music you can be proud of with confidence and ease.


Mentorship Program Highlights:


  • Hands-On Guided Studio Mentoring
  • Sound Foundations: Audio Basics Primer
  • Home Studio Design: Utilizing Your Space
  • Equipment Needs to Build Your Home Studio
  • Acoustic Treatment vs. Sound Proofing
  • Introduction to Digital Audio Workstations
  • Recording, Editing, and Mixing Basics
  • Recording Vocals
  • Recording Guitars Acoustic / Electric
  • Making Music with Midi Instruments
  • Pocketing, Time Alignment, Pitch Correction
  • Making Music with Stock Beats
  • Lecture, Q&A, and Studio Work
These are just a few of the highlights of our Mentorship Program. You will be challenged and tested throughout the program. As part of your success you will compose, record, edit, mix, and master three of your own songs with weekly mix critiques that will give you direction on what was good and what needed work. 


Our Recording Made Easy Mentorship Program has limited openings so we can provide the best possible experience with each artist. Once full, you can enroll for the next quarter to secure your spot. We offer flexible payment options to make it easy. Contact us for details.


Ready to do the work? Ready to take charge of your musical dreams? Ready to create and release your music on Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon? Email here or below to contact us. Please provide your name, email address, phone number and best time to contact you along with a brief analysis of your experience and background so we can schedule a Free 15 minute call to discuss your goals. *Please note emails received without the requested information will not be responded to. Thank you in advance for your understanding.*
**Your information is confidential and used for contact purposes only for this program. It is not shared or sold to anyone.**



What Our Clients Are SayingPassion, Pride and Integrity

“We needed a Mastering Engineer to master our album and several singles. Joe came highly recommended. The sound quality blew us away. The masters came out better than we ever imagined. Joe is a true professional and I highly recommend him."

Rude Bob / Guitar and Vocals, The Legendary Rude Awakening, Cleveland, OH

“Joe is literally a walking body of knowledge. He taught me about sound and helped me redesign my home studio to get better results. I seriously didn't think the acoustical and layout adjustments he made would make much of an impact but I was blown away how much better my mixes started to translate. I could finally hear what I was missing. Joe also helped me get better mastering results. I highly recommend Joe and Cliffhanger Studios.

Alex Artimez / Guitarist with Vince Nerone and The Band, Bassist with The Dream Analysis Cleveland, OH

“Cliffhanger Studios produced several videos for my new music store. Not only did they write the scripts and do the voiceovers, they created custom music just for Volume 11 Music! Exceptional work and a job well done. Extremely satisfied.”

Rich Haffa / Owner, Volume 11 Music, Fredericksburg, VA

“Joe from Cliffhanger Studios crafts my Helix guitar tones for my live rig. We always sound our best live when he's running sound at our shows. I've recorded several songs with Joe and he really brings my vocals and songs to life like they were meant to be.”

Todd Bluffestone / Vocals, Guitar, The Barcode Band, Cleveland, OH

“I highly recommend Joe and Cliffhanger Studios for any small to mid-sized businesses content needs.  Incredibly creative, can-do attitude and meets delivery deadlines. You simply can't go wrong.”

Kelly J. Wells / Director, Sales - Specialty Retail

“Cliffhanger Studios' work always amazes me. Without a doubt Joe is an artistic individual with genuine honesty and integrity.”

Robby Resnick / Senior Sales Engineer Sweetwater Sound

“I've worked with Joe at Cliffhanger Studios for many years. When we did radio together he was Program Director with mad production skills! An awesome voice talent with a vision for crafting client commercials. I've worked on numerous projects with Joe and the finished product is always on point.”

Amy Ryan / Production Coordinator, Voiceover Talent, Radio Personality, Binnie Media, Portland, ME

“As a lifelong bassist and composer, I needed someone to show me how to use Logic Pro and record our jazz trio sessions. I am pretty computer savvy, however the recording ins and outs were more than I wanted to deal with. Joe came to my studio and immediately had me up and running. He made it easy for me to learn and use Logic Pro. We regularly work with Joe to record our jazz trio sessions."

Shaun Sterling / Bassist, Soul Groove Tribe, Warrensville, Hts, OH

“I recently ventured back into playing guitar and had a plethora or musical ideas I wanted to record during my songwriting sessions. Joe helped me select the right recording interface to fit my needs and showed me how to set up Studio One from Presonus to capture my musical creations. He is also helping me with a new video production project."

Professor K / Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

“Joe has been a Godsend and I am very grateful for his wealth of knowledge. He helped me learn and navigate GarageBand so I can focus on my music. His flexibility to my needs is important and he even came out to my residence and helped set up my home studio. I highly recommend Joe and Studio Suite 71."

Dan C / Musician and Recording Artist, Painesville, OH

“Thanks to Joe for being the 5th member of our band. He's been our live sound engineer and always appreciated his help to get a great stage sound from my gear and help with my volume control (Usually on 11). It's always fun talking guitar shop with him."

Danny "The Rock Dawg" Sullivan / Lead Guitarist, The Barcode Band, Cleveland, OH

“A very special thank you to Joe at Cliffhanger Studios. I started playing guitar during Covid with no prior knowledge of anything musical except the sheer desire to learn. Over several months Joe helped me to pick out a new guitar, learn songs, and experience the delights of recording. Learning songs is one thing but putting them together is another and Joe is the man! His tremendous knack and experience in recording and production is astounding! My musical journey would not have started without Joe. You are the BEST, Thank you!”

Rohan Ghosh / Guitarist, Recording Client, Cleveland, OH

“Joe from Cliffhanger Studios has produced numerous video promos for my bands, The Barcode and 16 Strings. Joe's video promos helped grow our online following and turnout at shows. He's professional, affordable and gets the job done in a timely fashion. If you're in a band or own a small business it's seriously worth your time to see what Cliffhanger Studios can do for you."

Todd Bluffestone / Guitar and Vocals, 16 Strings and The Barcode Band, Cleveland, OH

“Cliffhanger Studios passion and years of experience make them an obvious choice to help small business get noticed and grow.”

John Delong / Owner J Salon

Cliffhanger Studios LLCHear What You've Been Missing

Welcome to Cliffhanger Studios LLC, a multifaceted production studio built from a lifetime of professional experience from radio to stage to studio. My name is Joe Gielink, owner of Cliffhanger Studios LLC, Studio Suite 71, and the upcoming Audio Salsa Podcast. I've procured decades of in-depth knowledge and expertise in the audio, electronics, and musical instrument industries. From recording, mixing, and mastering to radio broadcasting and live sound to audio equipment design and manufacturing. Not to mention sales and management expertise at Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Milano Music, and Arrowhead Music.


I've helped countless struggling musicians start making music in their own Home Studios with confidence and ease. There is an art to creating professional sounding mixes and music. It starts with understanding the basics of sound to home studio design, acoustics and proper equipment. All of which are critical key components to achieve professional grade mixes and music you can be proud of. Our Recording Made Easy Mentorship Program is a direct result of our passion, work, and achievements from helping musicians and artists do what they do best. Record and make music with confidence in their own Home Studios!


In addition to our Recording Made Easy Mentorship Program, Cliffhanger Studios offers singer-songwriter studio recording, mixing, mastering, voiceovers, and audio-video content creation for advertising and social media. We also offer audio restoration and audio transfer from cassettes to digital format for preservation on disc as well as conversion to .wav files and mp3.
Cliffhanger Studios LLC is a small business dedicated to working with and helping artists, musicians, and small businesses realize their potential, fuel their vision and bring it to life. 
Standout from the crowd, start your next project with Cliffhanger Studios.
Thank you visiting Cliffhanger Studios LLC.



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