Jay Salsburg offers free recording sessions to local artists at Headlights Studio, inside Studio of Blue Light at 8222 Mansfield Road.
Jay Salsburg has made news by offering free recording sessions to local artists in the recording studio he owns on Mansfield Road. He hopes to promote North Louisiana’s music culture by using his extensive experience to cultivate more opportunities for area musicians.
He completed work earlier this year on Headlights Studio, a performance area inside the Studio of Blue Light, 8222 Mansfield Road. Salsburg’s decades of skill working in the music industry definitely influenced the building of a studio that provides superb acoustics where artists and bands can make audio and video digital recordings.
Though artists can record at the Studio of Blue Light for free, those who wish to have their tracks remixed or mastered must pay for the service. “My forte is mastering, and unfortunately there just aren’t that many people who know how to master, who know how to make a really good recording,” said Salsburg, who offers his services for a negotiated fee based upon the complexity and length of the product.
Salsburg is a man with many talents. He was born and raised in Shreveport, graduated Byrd High School and DeVry Technical Institute as an Electronics Engineer. He left Shreveport in 1971 for two years when he went to the central San Joaquin Valley and San Diego, Calif., before returning to Shreveport, where he played in area bands and continued to develop his electronics skills.
Then he headed for Southern California in 1977, where he worked for Tektronix and Hughes, and among other employment he also did a 5-year stint as a professor’s assistant at the University of California Irvine. In 1992, Salsburg says he established an internet presence in the Shreveport area and has operated his own Internet domains since then.
An expert problem solver with more than 40 years of experience, Salsburg said he is confident and competent with scientific, laboratory, and electronic instrumentation, information systems and software, musical instruments, and video/audio recording and mastering.
“My expertise in entertainment systems, instrumentation, communications, electronics, Internet services, computers, technical writing, computer aided design, model making, and prototyping may be of interest since I have a strong desire to contribute my understanding and know-how in these areas,” he said.