Most notably, Lapinski helped launch the career of the Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (RIAA Certified GOLD) by mixing and mastering their first demos that led them to be signed with Virgin Records. The song “Face Down” originally mixed by Lapinski went on to be (and still is) one of the greatest hits in 2006. Lapinski also engineered and helped mix Alicia Keys’ performance for SUPER BOWL XXXIX in Jacksonville, FL. Moreover, Lapinski has worked with some the biggest names in the industry: Ludacris, Yellowcard, Fishbone, J Dash, Limp Bizkit, Pastor Troy, Young Cash, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Hole of the Pigeon (1996–2003), originally named for Lapinski’s band, Pigeonhole, Hole of the Pigeon was one of the first industry producing home studios in the Jacksonville area. Using some of the original ADAT machines and a Yamaha digital DM1000V2, Lapinski scouted and recorded some of the most notable bands that have originated in Jacksonville in the late 90′s early 2000s – Yellowcard, Limp Bizkit, Inspection 12, DJ (Alicia Keys’ Road Manager), Greyfield.
Vision Sound Studios (2004–2008) Scott Fravala (original proprietor of Vision Sounds) approached and bought out HOLE OF THE PIGEON Studios in 2004. It was shortly after that Vision Sound Studios was designed and engineered by Lapinski. Vision Sound Studios was soon benefiting from Lapinski’s reputation and drawing even bigger names: Alicia Keys, T-Pain, The Summer Obsession, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, Yellowcard, Producer Ricky Minor (American Idol and now The Tonight Show with Jay Leno), Young Cash.
MPS Studios 2008–Present After moving to Los Angeles to pursue label interest, Lapinski soon felt the pinch of the recession and was forced to return to Jacksonville. It was then that he approached longtime friend and fellow band member (Lapinski is an accomplished Bass player), John Brandon (The John Brandon Project ) about starting MPS studios. Since 2008, MPS studios has worked with several major label acts: J Dash featuring Flo Rida, Ludacris, Alicia Keys, Song Music, The Collective (Slash, Linkin Park, The All-American Rejects, Martin Lawrence). In May 2011 MPS Studios joined forces with A1A Audio Productions and the result, “No matter what the need it can and will be met.”