Nickel and Dime Studios owner Don McCollister of Atlanta has recorded and engineered music for many notable recording artists like the B-52’s, The Indigo Girls, Johnny Colt of the Black Crowes, Shawn Mullins, Sister Hazel and Third Day.
Nickel and Dime Studios is located in the Avondale Estate’s neighborhood of Atlanta. Nickel and Dime’s huge main studio has a stage that was rocked by Elvis Presley and the Allman Brothers. CD mastering and demo recording are two services available at the studio. The new website lists prices and helpful information about cd mastering. The website also has mp3 tracks from recording sessions engineered by chief engineer, Kris Sampson.
Don McCollister has confirmed his platinum success as a producer with such top selling artists as Sister Hazel, Indigo Girls, Third Day, Shawn Mullins, and Caedman's Call. A firm believer in the regional Atlanta musical community, Don continues to work with bands and artists at every level. Don has spent his career gathering the equipment now used everyday at Nickel and Dime Studios.
Jim Pinkstone // Studio Manager
Jim Pinkstone is a graduate of both Penn State University and the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has managed offices for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and is also an audio engineer.
"We're all musicians here," says Jim. Jim plays bass for Variac, and he is a producer for Deep. Jim is a singer/songwriter and sometimes helps clients with the songwriting craft. He cares about the finished product and creating the best possible song on your cd. "We're here for that great final mix that you can play on the ride home from the studio."
Kristofer Sampson // Chief Engineer / Producer
Kris Sampson shares double duties at Nickel and Dime Studios; he is not only an up-and-coming producer, but also the Chief Engineer for the facility. Kris has been involved in some way for every recording at Nickel and Dime Studios, from major label platinum radio hits to the underground buzz bin. Kris has worked with such greats as Train, the B-52s, Sister Hazel, Butch Walker and Manuel Seal.
Kris has recorded demos for Train following their multi-platinum "Drops of Jupiter" release. Kris has recorded albums for Ashalt Blaster, John Colt of the Black Crowes, and Nick Didia.
Kris plays guitar for Variac and has served as engineer for bands like Y.O.U., The Whigs, United, Entertainme.nt, Brass Knuckle Surfer, Count and the Brew. Kris believes that, "There are tons of buttons on the recording console, but none of them say PASSION. We help artists to feel confident and relaxed so they're comfortable. So they can perform like they're singing in their shower or their car."