Cliffhanger Studios
Painesville, Ohio.
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Welcome To Cliffhanger StudiosMultifaceted Production Studio | Professional Results

Welcome to Cliffhanger Studios LLC, a multifaceted production studio built upon a lifetime of knowledge and expertise from radio to stage to studio. As a musician, I've cultivated a significant background in the audio, electronics, and musical instrument industries. From recording, mixing, and mastering to voiceovers, radio commercials, and live sound, to audio equipment design and manufacturing. In addition I've spent years in sales and management at Guitar Center, Sam Ash, Milano Music, and Arrowhead Music helping fellow musicians achieve their musical and studio recording goals.
In November 2022 Cliffhanger Studios LLC opened Studio Suite 71 Recording and Training Facility at Arrowhead Music in Mentor, Ohio. After years of helping countless clients set up home studios, it's clear there is a significant need for hands on studio training and instruction. A trusted resource passionate about helping musicians succeed in their own Home Studio. Studio Suite 71 provides a clear learning path to recording, editing, mixing, and mastering with step-by-step instruction. Today everyone is an "engineer" of some sort. Some good, the majority not so much.
Recording Made Easy at Studio Suite 71 focuses on making music not fumbling with software. When inspiration happens learn to record with confidence. Skip the endless hours of searching how-to videos and get started today.
SCHEDULE  A FREE 30 minute Session at Studio Suite 71 to see if we're the right fit for you.
Thanks for visiting. All the best, Joe from Cliffhanger Studios.


Recording Made Easy



Step By Step Recording, Editing, and Mixing Instruction Studio Suite 71 at Arrowhead Music in Mentor, Ohio.
Introduction Classes: 8 Week Courses


  • GarageBand
  • Logic Pro
  • Studio One


Sound Foundations Masterclass: $299
Studio Sessions Weekly: $60/Session
Studio Sessions Monthly: $200/Month
Enrolling Now (Fri, Sat, Sun, & Mon)


*Training Available Online





Mix Coach Critique



Struggling with your Mix? Let us help!


  • Online Mix Coach Sessions
  • Gain Valuable Knowledge and Insight
  • Create Better Mixes
  • Mix With Confidence
  • Get The Sound You've Been Chasing
  • Real, One-on-One Analysis


Mix Coach Session: $20 Per Song



Home Studio Consultation



Home Studio Consultants:
  • Home Studio Design
  • Room Layout
  • Equipment Selection
  • Acoustic Treatment
  • $125/hour







Mastering Services


  • Demo Master $35/Song
  • Luna Analog Master (1-4 Songs) $75/Ea
  • Luna Analog Master (5+ Songs) $50/Ea
  • Expedited Next Day add $25/Song
  • Standard Turnaround 72 hours





  • Singer Songwriter Package
  • Recording, Editing, and Mixing Of Your Song
  • Mastering of Final Mix Included
  • $499/Song







  • 15/30/60/90 Second Voiceovers
  • Radio Commercials
  • Training Materials
  • Presentations
  • Script Writing









  • 15 Second Band Promo: $79
  • 30 Second Band Promo: $149
  • 60 Second Band Promo: $249


*2 Ch Audio, images, logos, and video supplied by the band. We provide the video production services and editing. No audio or video? No problem we can use our content base to create exceptional band promos for you.
**Board Audio that needs, edited, mixed, and mastered to sync with video not included in the promo packages.



Guitar Lessons-Beginners

  • In-Person | Online: $25
  • At Your Residence (Mentor, Painesville, Concord) $45
  • Lessons are 30 Minute Sessions
  • Age: 12+

Creative WorksCliffhanger Studios - More Than Just Music

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CLIENT ENDORSEMENTSPride, Passion, Integrity

“We needed a Mastering Engineer to master our album and several singles. Joe from Cliffhanger Studios came highly recommended and from the moment we connected I knew we found the right engineer for the job. The sound quality of the masters blew us away, they came out better than we even imagined. The depth, clarity, and subtle nuances you could hear made our music sing like it was supposed to. Joe is a true professional and we highly recommend him."

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

“Joe is literally a walking body of knowledge. Having worked with Joe for three-plus years 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 my mixes started to translate and how much better I could hear in the proper mix position. Joe helped me get better mixes but also 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

“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 and took away from the creative process. 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 video production project set to launch next year."

Professor K / Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH

“I worked with Joe at Cliffhanger Studios for many years. When we did radio together he was Program Director and had 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

“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 marketing 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

“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 local, 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

“Truly gifted. Joe at Cliffhanger Studios does inspiring work. I’ve worked with Cliffhanger Studios on several occasions and they always deliver quality.”

Nikko Harding / CEO Hard Comet Web Design and Hosting

“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

“Talented and creative. Cliffhanger Studios visualization, concepts and designs helped me build my business.”

April Smith / CEO Experiential Harmony

Cliffhanger Studios LLCHear What You've Been Missing

Cliffhanger Studios LLC is a multifaceted production studio specializing in audio education and training, recording, mixing and, mastering, audio-video production, content development, voiceovers, commercials and guitar lessons for beginners.



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