Patrick Leigh (Smolinski), Owner/Operator
Phone: (920) 538-4538
Now accepting credit and debit cards,
Having used Alternative Enterprises in the
past, as a member of the
Clearcut band, I knew Pat was very good at mixing
recordings for our band. Pat was also our webmaster for the bands
website. Pat was very thorough in his attention to detail and
extremely timely in his making our website a vital and exciting
representation of what our band was all about. He was extremely
open and warm to what we wanted, but was also very helpful in
letting us know what was possible.
As a singer/songwriter, Patís services were
invaluable to me. Pat is a very versatile and proficient musician
on several instruments, and has contacts with many other musicians
that have special musical abilities. This allows a
singer/songwriter like myself to put a musical voice to the songs
that I write. Again, Pat is very attentive to what I am looking
for, but also provides his expertise as a long-time performer to
assist in needed nuances that I may not have thought about.
I would highly recommend Alternative
Enterprises to anyone who is looking to have a tremendous
experience. No matter if it is a karaoke recording you are looking
to do for a family member, or a tune you have written, but just
need some musicians to put it all together, Pat will be able to
provide what you need.
"Over The past 5 years I have went from
wondering what it'd be like to record my original material
professionally in a studio to actually accomplishing this
feat. I could not have done this without the help of Pat and
Alternative Studio. Pat Helped me take take ordinary
sounding chords and words and turn them into full scale songs with
production quality second to none. Since I have been
recording with Pat [Alternative Studio] I have completed one full
CD and am almost finished with my second CD which I hope to
release this coming summer. I have also met professional
musicians, publishers and a host of other quality people in the
music business. I am now a published singer/songwriter and
owe a great gratitude of thanks to Pat for his professionalism and
his expertise in the recording process. Whether it be
recording an original song from start to finish, making a demo CD
for a cover band, or karaoke version of a song, Pat is the
best! If you want proof, I'll let my songs do the talking
for themselves. Thanks Pat, Karen, Alternative Studio.
It's been a pleasure and great joy working with you, and I look
forward to our future collaborations"
Songwriter, Clintonville, WI
"I have completed my third educational
project with Pat. His creativity, level of professionalism,
musicianship, and willingness to go the extra mile to satisfy this
customer have played a major role in the development of products
that I can be proud to present to the public
and place my name upon. He has also been handling my
website needs and I have been very satisfied with this
service as well. Thanks ever so much, Pat. You're the
Laurel Collins Reading
"The first time I talked to Pat, I had a
feeling that I had found the right studio. He was
informative and explained in detail what I needed to know.
As I spent more time recording with him, he explained to me that
he pays attention to detail, and makes sure that the job is done
right. I saw this first-hand, and I had never been so amazed
with every visit I have made so far. Every day I spent was
Christmas. Pat helped me to understand the basics when it
comes to getting your music out there, and made a life-long friend
in the process. I couldn't do it without you, Pat.
Jeffrey Michael Eis Songwriter,
Manitowoc, WI 5/5/09
"I TOTALLY recommend Alternative Studio
for your next project. Having done 4 full length CD projects
and 1 EP in the past at other studio's,..... Alternative Studio
not only equals or surpasses the quality, product, and experience
of the "Big Guys",.... You will get more
"bang-for-the-buck!". Pat is easy to work with and
has a Fantastic "ear" for what the project calls
for. You will also feel that great sense of ease that comes
with that One-On-One experience,... not that pressured feeling of
being just another project in the hopper that you may experience
somewhere else. I am Extremely happy with the results of my
latest Solo project that was done at Alternative Studio!
Give Pat a call TODAY!"
~Randy VanVooren Peshtigo,
"Patrick Leigh is an accomplished
musician and educator, as well as an excellent studio producer,
engineer and coach. I find Pat very easy to work with, and
he does not hesitate, to correct a pitch problem, a timing
problem, or a harmony vocal issue. He has the ability to
make everyone feel at home, and work in a relaxed atmosphere, to
get to the desired outcome. I would recommend Pat to the
veteran songwriter as well as to a newcomer. He is well
respected in the music and songwriting communities in Wisconsin,
and has the equipment and talent to proof it."
Tony Ansems Neenah,
WI Chairman, Songwriters Of Wisconsin
International (SOWI) 4/24/09
"I want to thank you so much for all the
work you've done on my Gospel song. My song is
beautiful. You recorded my song slow, the way I wanted it to
go. Please tell Brian when you see him he can really
Nancy Feathers Fond du Lac,
"Hey what's up Pat?
Just wanted to stop by and say Hi. We
have been showin' off our demo and people have been
impressed. Thanks for helping us deliver a great
product! It even got us invited to play the Bella Sol music
festival in Geneva Minnesota!"
"Hey Pat - YOU ROCK!!
Thank you!! And thanks to Julie (www.HarpMusicForMemorableEvents.com)
for "introducing" us and letting me use her Lyon &
Healy harp for my recording. You are wonderful in so many
ways - everything from your patience and professionalism to your
kindness and understanding.
It's hard enough going into a recording studio
with an instrument you are used to, but I walked into your studio
and played a harp I had never played before. I didn't feel
rushed or uncomfortable at all, and as a result was able to record
22 songs in two sessions. You are incredibly talented and a
nice guy. I highly recommend you to anybody wanting to
record - beginners to professionals, solo artists to bands -
you're great, and Nothing Else Matters.
Save time for me in the studio - I'll be back
in Wisconsin in September and ready to do some more
Pamela Pamperin, Harpist
California February 2008
Since we are wrapping up my first CD, I want
to take this time to thank you for the time and effort that you
put into this project. In the times of "Recording
Jitters", you always came across as thoughtful and
Mike Arant Manitowoc,
"I am not a performer and get very
nervous when in front of a microphone so my surroundings are
important in keeping me calm, not to mention the people I work
with. I found the studio setting itself to be very
relaxing. Being able to look outside at fields, trees and
grass was most helpful.
And you were so easy going. You made
what could have been tense and unproductive into a wonderful
recording experience. I hope to work with you again in the
near future. Thanks for making me sound good."
Ricki E. Bellos Sturgeon
Bay, WI 10/29/07
"Hi pat. Just wanted to drop you a
line and tell you how impressed I was with the recording of my
first cd. Your environment in your studio is very relaxing
especially during those critical parts of songs that can be so gut
wrenching. I was pleased that you let me be the boss and
when you thought something needed changing, you calmly made your
suggestions known in a professional style. I canít wait to
work with you in the future. I will recommend your services
to anybody in a heartbeat."
Gary De Bruin Neenah,
"I have sooooooo many good things to say
about working with you, and how pleased (I am on how) my web
design developed with mutual respect and collaboration (with you)
on my new site. Way To Go!! My site blows others out
of the water!
(StarWars, Darth Vader) Impressive. Most impressive.
Now you ARE a Jedi Master. Many thanks Pat and Karen!"
Julie Menasha, WI
"Just writing to say thanks for all the
time and effort spent on our Musically Legal CD. We had
numerous compliments from bands, DJ, IJ as well as fans. It
was a detailed project, but the results are well worth it.
LIVEwire Pulaski/Green Bay 8/11/06
"Hi Pat, just wanted to thank you one
last time for all of your efforts Tuesday night. I'm very
happy with my CD and I appreciate the way you tweaked and edited
things to make it respectable to play at my wedding. Beyond
that even, you were a nice guy to hang out with for a few
hours. Take care, I'll send some business your way if I get
any chances to do so."
Mark Dequaine Green Bay
Owner/Sound Engineer of Alternative Studio
I am writing you to say Thank you for the Fantastic job you
did. Your production facility, your EXPERTISE and your
DEDICATION to Quality are second to NONE! You truly are in
the upper 1% range of The Best of the Best! I am sure that
Brian and Joanna will be back with more works for you to
produce. As to Karen and your children----A huge THANK-YOU
to her for keeping us fed and from thirst during these
sessions. Pat your studio and country setting IS conducive
to any Artist being VERY comfortable to properly allow their
creative art to---------------FLOW!
Bottom Line?------------A 100% Recommendation of You and your
facility to ANYONE seeking to cut their 1st or 100th record!
For your attention to Quality is truly--------------Second to
Anyone wishing to speak to me
personally?---------Pat is free to give you my home number.
Teofil E. Gieryn
"Just had to write and let you know I
listened to the CD demo you put together with Teo & Jeff and
it is absolutely FANTASTIC!! Really loved all three
selections. It amazes me what you put out in such a short
amount of time. I wish all of you the very best on this
project and hope it grows into something dynamic. These two
guys are very happy with the results you gave them. The
sound is so crisp & clear. Should go far. Stop in
if you're in the area, Pat. Haven't seen you in quite
awhile. Have a good one."
"I would like to thank Pat and the
Alternative Studio for the excellent job he has done creating my
CD. Working with Pat in the past and currently recording
with him, Pat is a true professional, and extremely
talented. I was extremely happy the way my first recording
experience turned out. I will record many more projects with
Pat and the Alternative Studio. I was very impressed with
his knowledge, equipment and final results of my finished
Sincerely, Andrew Lorge,
"Our recording experience at Alternative
Studio was a pleasant surprise. We have worked with other
studios, but highly recommend Pat! He was very professional
and knowledgeable. He spent the time making sure we were
satisfied. He made suggestions and comments, but never tried
to change our minds from what we wanted our sound to be.
Being a musician himself, Pat understands and knows the music.
Pat also designed and serviced our website. He
listened to what we wanted and made it happen! He made sure
that we were happy with the design before he put it up, and then
makes sure it is running smoothly for us day by day. I would
encourage you to call Pat at the Alternative for any project you
might have going."
Tom Lietz From the band CLEARCUT
"I just wanted to thank you so much for
the excellent work you did with Novastar!! The final CD's
and hats arrived in perfect condition. Thank you so much for
your dedication to make sure everything was top quality. I
heard stories of other groups who recorded and had negative
experiences. I know how hard the guys work together and
their passion for music, I was so happy that they met someone like
you! Thanks again for making the guys first recording
experience a positive one. Best of luck with your
business if you ever need a testimonial of the great work you
do or if a parent is cautious about sending his/her teen to your
studio, feel free to give them my name, e-mail or ph. #. I'm
sure the guys will be contacting you in the future to record more
CD's and they have been telling other musicians about the quality
work you do. Thank you so much for being a dedicated sincere
Vicki Wiese, Sheboygan 11/03/02