Audio Production

Balance Productions Since 1996

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Since 1998 Fortman and Joanen have manned Balance at our original location.  Contact us and get a price today for your project.  Custom fees agreed to with our team order here.  

   Our world class production team consists of producers as follows:

The  Break Down

Call us to customize your production needs. 

Bare Bones Budget- Full Album for a band assume 8 days at $3,500 - Does not include mastering and assumes two days of mixing.
Old School - Block out a Month five days a week for $6,999 plus much more is included
Daytripper - Daily Rate Starting at $400 (block of 10 hours three input project)
A great place to produce jingles and audio products or studio training is available just ask! 
Basic Song Development Session space for new sounds $60 per hour with a 4 hour minimum.

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Hourly Rates (include engineer):

  • Commercial or Vocal Overdubs $30 per hour 4 hour minimum
  • One man Band $45 per hour/ 4 hour minimum
  • Full Rock band set up starting at $450 per day
  • Mixing $65 per hour 3 hour minimum

Producer Fees:

We have in-house and contacts with the best in many genres worldwide. Contact us today for availability.



  • For a BIG room at JT Studios  (formerly a Balance Productions facility).
  • Assistant Engineers or Drum Techs or Guitar techs $ 35 hour 2 hour minimum.
  • Storage Media - We encourage you to purchase your own media and be responsible for it.  
  • Hard Drive Cost $150
  • CDs and DVDs $50 each
  • Flash Drives $50


  • Drummers $75 per hour
  • Guitars $75 per hour
  • Horns $75 per hour



Dave Fortman  – all things

David Troia – all things pop/rock

Mike Montero – all things live

Jeremy Parker – all things music over in Arizona

Drew Vonderhaar –  all things NOLA

Jim McCormick – all things songwriting 



Dave Fortman

Multi-Platinum Producer, Mixer and Songwriter


Dave Fortman is an accomplished, award-winning, multi-platinum record producer, mixer, songwriter and co- owner of Balance Productions recording studio in Louisiana.  Fortman has worked with numerous popular, critically-acclaimed artists including, Evanescence, Simple Plan, Slipknot, Godsmack and Mudvayne. Fortman worked with Evanescence on their multi-platinum albums Fallen and The Open Door. Fortman’s work has performed extremely well on the Billboard Charts, his work with Simple Plan has been very successful, ranking highly in the Canadian Hot 100 Chart and his work with singer-songwriter Charlotte Church ranked high on the UK Charts.


UGLY KID JOE                                                                                                                     1992-1997

Guitarist and Songwriter

Member of rock Ugly Kid Joe from 1992-1997



Slipknot Antennas to Hell Produced 2012
Godsmack Live and Inspired Produced / Mixed 2012
Anthrax Worship Music Mixed 2011
Mudvayne Mudvayne Produced / Mixed 2009
Soil Picture Perfect Mixed 2009
Slipknot All Hope is Gone Produced 2008
Simple Plan Simple Plan Produced 2008
Mudvayne The New Game Produced / Mixed 2008
Another Animal Another Animal Mixed 2007
Simple Plan When I’m Gone Produced 2007
Evanescence The Open Door Produced / Mixed 2006
Charlotte Church Tissues and Issues Produced / Mixed 2005
Mudvayne Lost and Found Produced / Mixed 2005
Bif Naked Superbeautifulmonster Produced 2005
Evanescence Anywhere But Home Produced / Mixed 2004
12 Stones Potter’s Field Produced / Mixed 2004
Boy Sets Fire Tomorrow Come Today Produced 2003
12 Stones 12 Stones Produced 2002
Stereo Fuse Stereo Fuse Produced / Mixed 2002
Crowbar Sonic Excess in its Purist Form Produced / Mixed 2001
Cadillac Tramps Live and Inspired Mixed 2000



Evanescence Bring Me To Life #1 CHR, #1 Alternative, #1 Rock
Evanescence My Immortal #2 CHR
Evanescence Going Under #1 Rock, #5 Alternative
Evanescence Call Me When You’re Sober #5 CHR, #4 Alternative, #5 Rock
Slipknot Snuff #1 Rock, #10 Alternative
Slipknot Dead Memories #1 Rock, #19 Alternative
Slipknot Psychosocial #7 Rock, #20 Alternative
Godsmack Cryin Like a Bitch #1 Rock, #24 Alternative
Godsmack Love Hate Sex Pain #2 Rock #25 Alternative
Mudvayne Happy #1 Rock #5 Alternative
Mudvayne Forget to Remember #4 Rock, #15 Alternative
Mudvayne Fall Into Sleep #4 Rock, #12 Alternative
Mudvayne Do What You Do #1 Rock #4 Alternative
Mudvayne Scream With Me #3 Rock, #20 Alternative
Charlotte Church Even God #17 UK Singles
Simple Plan When I’m Gone #11 Canadian Hot 100
Simple Plan Your Love Is a Lie #12 Canadian Hot 100
Simple Plan Save You #15 Canadian Hot 100
Another Animal Broken #6 Rock