Smino Monte Booker Truth Studios Photo by Emari Traffie

Smino Monte Booker Recording Session 4


Artist: Smino
Producer: Monte Booker
Engineer: Nick Breton
Photo by Emari Traffie


Day four with Smino Monte Booker and Jean Deaux working on new music. The format for all of these sessions has been the same so far.. I help set the guys up when they arrive, we listen to what they’re working on and hang out for a few. I leave and let them get to work then check back in a few times and come through at the end of the session to help record. Smino tends to record himself so I do my best to help when I can fit the time in since they didn’t actually hire me to engineer. Big fan of Monte’s work and I’m hearing more and more from Smino, everything sounds very good so far !


Rapper from Chicago.


Writer, Producer from Chicago signed to Soulection music group. Affiliated with Soulection and Smino.


Manley Cardioid Reference Microphone
Purple Audio Sweet 10 500 Series Rack
Great River MP500NV Pre Amp
Purple Audio MC77 Compressor
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Lynx Aurora 16
Dangerous D Box
Pro Tools HD3 PCIe
Pelonis Model 42s
Focal SM9s


Truth Studios is a boutique recording studio located in the Fairfax district of Hollywood, Los Angeles California. We are across the street from the famous CBS Television City studios and down the street from The Grove. Truth Studios started in the bedroom of owner Nick Breton’s apartment making music with local Los Angeles buzzing artists. We have since grown into a small commercial facility where the studio currently stands. Offering studio rental, recording, mixing and mastering to independent and major label clients from every corner of the globe. Our culture has developed to include several of the industries top characters. Truth Studios is affiliated with acts such as Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Dom Kennedy, Asher Roth, Chuck Inglish, Freddie Gibbs, Alina Baraz, Ady Suleiman, Anatii, Joey Bada$$, Boi 1da, Macy Gray, Mr HudsonWalk The MoonMartin Garrix and hundreds of other musicians. This studio has become a landmark icon in Los Angeles and the music community worldwide.


Smino Monte Booker Recording Session 4 at Truth Studios Recording Studio in Los Angeles with Engineer Nick Breton. Smino Monte Booker Recording Session.