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603 Updates - August 15, 2016

I obviously don't update this often enough, but hey, it's a recording studio, not a news service!

Many films and bands have passed through the doors here at 603 over the years, too many to list here, but if you're curious about our workflow, please feel free to check out my IMDB page, (

 or the Facebook link at:  -also not updated too regularly!


As usual, I invite everyone to contact me with any projects you might need audio services for, and also for rentals of wireless mice, PA gear, or just need to talk to someone before you go crazy from the entertainment biz!


NEW PROJECTS - March 2, 2014

Well, after a lost couple of years working on a Gilbert and Sullivan review, we're back in the music / film production business...

Recent releases include:



Circle of Bears

Blaze the Nation


Dollar Night

Heroes Don't Wear Capes


Roswell FM


The Morninge After



Please continue to support music and film from Southern New Mexico!!

Long Overdue Update! - November 22, 2013

A busy year has left us with little time to update the site! Here are a few things that have been going on...

Blaze the Nation is almost done recording it's CD, it's taken awhile as they decided to record 17 songs.

2013 has been dedicated to Reality TV field recording, or so it seems… So far this year, TV shows include :

"Unfaithful" on OWN

"Mysteries at the Museum" on Travel Channel

"America Declassified" on Travel

"Dig Wars" on Travel

"UFC - Road to the Octagon" on Fox

And more!


Film wise, I've been mostly cleaning up audio for several films, such as "The Odd Way Home" and "Roswell FM".

Hopefully I'll get on here and update before the end of the year 2014!

Merry Christmas everyone…!

Mid Year Project Update! - July 17, 2012

The Morninge After - (That's the correct spelling by the way) - Movie

Folklore - Movie

Roswell FM - Movie

Gee n' Ess n "I" Live show at Boba Cafe - Preparation 

Ongoing Commercials and Voiceovers

New Projects at 603 - January 11, 2012

The Morning After

Jason Chaffee

Hatching Max


Films from Studio 603 to be shown at the White Sands International Film Festival - August 27, 2011

The movies REFUGE and LAST DAYS, both posted at Studio 603 will be a part of the White Sands International Film Festival in Las Cruces NM.  The showing of these films is a testament to the tireless effort of the filmmakers from Southern New Mexico in spite of Governor Susana Martinez's never ending war on the film industry in NM.  This years lifetime achievement recipient is Val Kilmer, who will accept his award on Friday August 26th.  

If you are in Las Cruces this weekend, be sure to come out and support all of the local films and filmmakers!

Hatching Max to be Posted at 603 - January 21, 2011

Local celeb Mark Medoff has produced and Directed a film from the screenplay written by one of his students Anna Pattison. It stars Tania Raymonde (Lost, Children on their birthdays) and J.D.Hinton as an odd pairing in this cool little film... Local actor C.W.Ayon is also in the mix, playing his one-man-band apparatus and providing depth to the story.. Stay tuned for updates!

Last Days Finished - January 21, 2011

After an interesting 2010, Andrew Jara's film "Last Days" was finished in late December. This was a fun project because all of the production sound was corrupted, so the entire soundtrack needed to be created for the film... Dialogue, Foley, Backgrounds, you name it. Andrew and I spent a good couple of months in the HD room sweating over the D-Command, having all of the actors come in and lay down their lines, and my Mother, Freddie Wheeler, actually was the voice of a school teacher in the film! We thought it would never end...
The victory was ours however, it turned out great and sailed by unnoticed by film critics and friends.
See the trailer and credits at:

"Refuge" soon to be released - September 2, 2010

Following some color correction in LA, the movie "Refuge" will be released early next year if all plans go as scheduled.
The movie was posted at 603, and stars Linda Hamilton, Christopher McDonald, Chris Payne Gilbert, and Lena Georgas.
Quite an amazing summer spent last year filming this movie directed by Mark Medoff, and produced by Ginger Perkins...
Edited by Sydney Levin, and composer Ross Vannelli... we hope it does well!
Some links:
Other films coming through Studio 603 include "Last Days" and "Finding Eduardo"
Stay tuned for other music and film!

Upcoming releases - May 25, 2010

Mirando al Norte
Last Days

Newest Releases - February 18, 2009

Upcoming releases
Letter 27
Nancy Site Nine
Rex Allen Jr.
Enron the Musical

Plus numerous commercials and promo videos
There ya go

Studio 603 - July 11, 2008

ENRON the musical - January 24, 2008

This February 21st through the 24th the Dona Ana Lyric Opera will be performing the play ENRON the has a HUGE cast directed my Megan McQueen and produced by Mark Medoff.
Hope to see a great turnout for this show. For information you can drop us an email here or call the performing arts center at the university.

A new addictive game for you! - August 27, 2007

Tab rippin it up to Jookie! - April 6, 2007

New Wav Dealer - February 10, 2007

A new little dance ditty for you to enjoy...First
Check it out in the music section, just click the line right over there!

The Infamous Buddy Rich Tapes! - January 30, 2007

Emmett J. Ientilucci is a drummer who has this great website everyone should check out...
On one page he has the tapes of Buddy Rich Screaming at his band for not playing up snuff, as well as a letter of rebuttal from an ex-trumpet player defending Buddy...Great Stuff!
I Thank Emmett for posting this content on the web, I've never found it before!

Cool animation! - January 5, 2007

A few silly games you will play a few times, then forget all about it... - January 1, 2007

New Music from 603! - December 28, 2006

Thieves in the Orchard came in this past month and laid down a few tracks for their new CD, and so I thought I would post a couple here on the site, go to the music section and check them out!

I just found this surfin around on the web. - December 21, 2006

Just something new to keep any interest you may have gained by this point!

Bye-Bye Club - October 26, 2006

Leaving a trail of broken hearts in it's wake, The Club...home to every band in Las Cruces and hundreds of touring bands, closed it's doors for the final time last week.

Especially hard was the manner in which it was shut down, by a wealthy license holder too greedy to consider the music scene before organizing a sweeping sell-out, encompasing all of his liquor license holdings (except package stores, of course). Those who were there on the last day found their last call at a sudden early evening hour, then escorted out by police, as if they would trash or destroy their home away from home...pathetic...

Word on the street is that our old buddy with the magic papers is hoping for some type of bidding war between a local chain of convenience store's and a national chain...just what we needed...
Now, due to new state guidelines concerning alcohol and it's inevitable consumption, no liquor establishment can sell to an intoxicated person, or to an underage person. The package store has violated this ordinance TWICE (not the Club downstairs!) and all this office trembler could come up with is to close down the bar to make sure no violations happen there, even though none ever have. The package store will of course stay open for business, because he knows the sweetest plumb is that package buck ...again, pathetic.
God knows that Gov. Richardson has made it hard on the bar going public, his commities continually churning out new doctrine that is a veritable crash helmet for the public who may find themselves in a situation that involves booze of any variety. One little bit of bad brainage is the new mandate in which bands in NM can no longer have a beer on stage, as they are now "employees" of the establishment, and therefore can't drink on the job....and forget about the "bottle of Jack in the truck" routine, as the police can now, if they suspect you of drinking "too much", pull you off the stage and ticket you. Public intoxication I suppose... gestapo strong-arming comes to mind however, and I don't think the musicians should take this type sword wielding laying down...over the next couple of months, I hope to help organize some type of Union to let the musicians and servers have some voice in the going's on of these church mother led commities and focus groups...stay tuned for updates...

I remember loading gear up and down those steps to the Club, and joking with my bandmates how we should buy the place and put in an elevator back by the stage, and then when our kids would have gigs down there, they could sweep their band gear easily to the stage, and we would sit and say, "Hell, when we were kids, we had to load all of the gear down those steep steps over there", that of course falling on their unbelieving ears and comprehension.."no way, nobody would go through all that just to play down here!"

yes we did

As Wilbur, Chris and I were loading out the PA and lighting that last time, the sheer weight of the amp racks seemed to have doubled over the 8 long, full years since they had arrived down there, and when we finally heaved the last amp rack to the top of the stairs, I thought to myself...

those steps weren't really so steep, were they?

Had to include this clip... - September 27, 2006

Hungry for new information - September 17, 2006

Ok, so I've been a little busy and didn't update my website...I think the 7 people who visit the site felt left out, even with the trivia tournament going on, what loyal fans of the scene!!
Been having a lot of fun with the new gear, and now we have gone ahead and started with the video production aspects of Studio 603...look for a new Jookie video coming out this we're new to this whole video thing, so we're not going to rush anything, but we are anxious as take it easy! Something new is coming soon!!!
Thanks for all of the emails and concern, but no, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, but have felt a little light at times...perhaps that's a good sign....

603 ENTERS THE 21st. CENTURY!!! - June 12, 2006

Well, the new Pro Tools rig is on it's way from Sweetwater music...Finally the wait is over!

Studio 603 is now equipped not only for recording, but digital video editing as well. Within a few months, there's hope of making the back room into a foley studio dedicated to sound effects and voiceovers for film and video..

We hope to use this new tool not only to make band music videos, but all media involved with Las Cruces and Southern New Mexico...keep posted for details!
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