Tag : recording studio

Written on Jun, 08, 2015 by in | 1 Comment.

Recording session for a new song “Quiet Sky”, tracking live bass guitar. As a video experiment, there’s an overlay of the bass guitar waveform from Logic Pro. I guess that’s pretty geeky.

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Written on Aug, 13, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  Sometimes you never know who’ll meet and work with in the recording studio. The list of people that I’ve worked with over the years is quite large including musicians, music producers, composers, sound designers, arrangers, actors, voice over artists, comedians, and motivational speakers. But a gorilla? I was introduced to Garon Michael who needed a music producer and a recording studio …

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Written on Jun, 26, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

9 years ago in June of 2005, I was in the thick of building our recording studio, a career and life changing experience. Towards the end of construction, I got a call from the Green Natives who said “We hear you are building a recording studio, and we need to record some music!”. I figured 3 weeks would be plenty …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  A bit of a soundcheck before laying down some drums for the score of “Little Paradise”. Douglas Pipes was the composer, and he was looking for an open, dare I say ‘jazzy’ type drum sound for his music. There were no close mics used, just 2 room microphones and a mono overhead mic. This is the kind of studio …

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Written on Apr, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

  My good friend Louise Palanker created a new video for the Our Place theme song that we produced together. Our Place is a social media app for teens and tweens where kids get together and discuss issues, learn about life, and make new friends. All of the recording and mixing took place at my studio with a host of talented people including …

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Written on Apr, 16, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Great article on 9 ways to save your voice. I’ve seen many of these techniques work for singers in the studio. Helpful indeed, but the ‘no smoking’ should be #1.  Many vocalists stay away from dairy products too… 1. Add Moisture. 2. Don’t Talk. 3. Minimal Partying. 4. No Smoking. 5. Don’t Over-Warmup. 6. Don’t Rely on Throat Sprays. 7. …

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Written on Apr, 12, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

As part of my gear review of Shure’s Beta Drum Mics, I put together a video to demonstrate the differences that you can hear (and see). SM57s are typically the snare drum mic of choice in the recording studio, but the Betas make for a great alternative, and their sizes are super convenient and easier to use. Since this review …

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Written on Apr, 10, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

The best way to check out recording gear is in your own studio where you know the environment, the live room, and you know intimately how your instruments sound. Especially with microphones, you can really hear what they sound like and what character they bring to a familiar space. For me, engineering and sound design is all about experimenting with …

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Written on Apr, 09, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Here’s a soundcloud playlist featuring music from the film “Little Paradise” composed by my friend Douglas Pipes. I recorded some studio drumming and percussion for the soundtrack, and it was good fun recording with him. I of course love film music. Douglas wanted a groovy live acoustic drum sound for the cues, and we talked a lot about capturing room sounds, …

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Written on Apr, 03, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

From my first experimentations with using the Roland SPD-30 Octapad as a midi controller. I used to use an old Drum Kat, but it has been deteriorating over the years, and went crawling into a corner when I rigged this up. If you are wondering about the triggered sounds, they are from my personal sound design library, and are not …

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