Happy New Year!

Thank you for being part of our working circle of 2016: either recording, editing, mixing, mastering for your project, doing sound reinforcement at your event and/or networking with you at any level.  Thank you for keeping us busy and working in the music business.  Wishing you health, joy and a prosperous 2017!

 

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Gracias por ser parte de nuestro circulo de trabajo en el 2016: halla sido grabando, editando, mezclando, masterizando tu proyecto, haciendo sonido en vivo en tu evento y/o simplemente intercambiando ideas en algún momento. Gracias por mantenernos ocupados y trabajando en el negocio de la música.  Deseándote salud, felicidad y un 2017 próspero!

12/16/16 VRC

The engineer Kamilo singing the lyrics from the phone. 

The engineer Kamilo singing the lyrics from the phone. 

The music was sent to Aux 1-2, the vocals was sent to aux 3 for the engineer to hear the music and his vocals on the headphone mix Behringer Powerplay 16 (16 Channel Digital Personal Mixer P16-M)

The music was sent to Aux 1-2, the vocals was sent to aux 3 for the engineer to hear the music and his vocals on the headphone mix Behringer Powerplay 16 (16 Channel Digital Personal Mixer P16-M)

Recorded vocals of engineer Kamilo Kratc.with a  Neumann M147 tube mic in the piano room. The patching went to the piano room patch bay 12 to Avalon 747sp

Recorded vocals of engineer Kamilo Kratc.with a  Neumann M147 tube mic in the piano room. The patching went to the piano room patch bay 12 to Avalon 747sp

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The PreSonus Monitor Station V2 was used to link to the headphone mixer in the piano room. 

The PreSonus Monitor Station V2 was used to link to the headphone mixer in the piano room. 

The music was assigned to the Yamanah 02R96 mixer channels (1-2) labeled as A9-A10 (paired & panned Left & Right) and the voice to  channel 3 (labeled as A11).

The music was assigned to the Yamanah 02R96 mixer channels (1-2) labeled as A9-A10 (paired & panned Left & Right) and the voice to  channel 3 (labeled as A11).


Only recorded one take, there was no time to go over another take, no mixing, no rough mix.  Just recording.

08/23/16 Recording audio & video for piano, voice, tres-aGuitar for 3 songs

recording all live

recording all live

microphone for voice recording

microphone for voice recording

AKG 414 BULSII

AKG 414 BULSII

camera set up

camera set up

Guitar close up angle Vixia

Guitar close up angle Vixia

using one of the lights inside the piano room to make the room brighter

using one of the lights inside the piano room to make the room brighter

lighting up the piano room from the control room

lighting up the piano room from the control room

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decided to get an angle from the control room. 

decided to get an angle from the control room. 

low light near the camera

low light near the camera

a handheld camera from the drum room to get close up on the pianist's hands. 

a handheld camera from the drum room to get close up on the pianist's hands. 

getting a different angle inside the piano room of the piano and over the shoulder angle. 

getting a different angle inside the piano room of the piano and over the shoulder angle. 

08/21/16 Mixed 1 song

Mixed one song that was recorded this week and last minute realized that the voice needed to be recorded at some moments in the song to accentuate some phrases.  During the mixing the, engineer added some effects to capture the idea based on how the singer described her concept.

listening to the mix to figure if the effects enhanced the song.

listening to the mix to figure if the effects enhanced the song.

PowerPlay 16 Channel Dig. PM Behringer 

PowerPlay 16 Channel Dig. PM Behringer 

C414 B-ULS AKG microphone liked the singer's voice

C414 B-ULS AKG microphone liked the singer's voice

08/19/16 Recording drums, eBass, eGuitar, Piano/Keyboard, Scratch Vocals

patching away... 

patching away... 

adjusting the APIs or some other outer gear... 

adjusting the APIs or some other outer gear... 

listening to one of the takes

listening to one of the takes

part of the set up in the control room

part of the set up in the control room

Piano and keyboard in the piano room, alternating between both. 

Piano and keyboard in the piano room, alternating between both. 

going over a section on the song... 

going over a section on the song... 

the mic capturing the scratch vocals

the mic capturing the scratch vocals

recording a take

recording a take

08/18/16 preparing for some events, practice

Updating the Black Magic ATEM software to the last version.  We were having issues with the computer recognizing the ATEM switcher.

The laptops were not seeing the ATEM control, we thought it had to do with the IP addresses.  But everything looked correct. 

Although, the update was needed it didn't resolve the problem.  We realize that we couldn't have the Wi-Fi able after selecting the ATEM network.

We also practice recording piano and editing it the several takes into one "correct flawless take". We were all super tired so we stopped and decided to continue another day.

editing the piano recording

editing the piano recording

connecting to the ATEM switcher to update and recognizing it. 

connecting to the ATEM switcher to update and recognizing it. 

08/18/16 Recorded voice for one song

On 08/18/16 we recorded voice for one song. The vocalist recorded in the piano room after doing a test run on 3 microphones to choose the one she liked the most.  And the winner was... 

The vocalist was accompanied by a long time vocal coach to guide the vocal recording. 

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the microphones that's did not make it to the tst

the microphones that's did not make it to the tst

AKG C414-BTLII liked the singer's voice

AKG C414-BTLII liked the singer's voice

08/14/16 Recording drums, eBass, eGuitar, sVocals

On Sunday, August 14, 2016 we recorded drums, electric bass, electric bass, scratch Vocals for there songs. 

The bassis't amp was placed in the vocal booth and the guitarist's amp was placed in the piano room for isolation. While drums, guitarrist, bassist all recorded live in the drum room, the vocalist recorded his scratch vocals and later the keeper vocal tracks in the control room.

resting while the band listens to a take... 

resting while the band listens to a take... 

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hanging in the drum room... 

hanging in the drum room... 

the bands amp to record their sound... 

the bands amp to record their sound... 

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scratch vocals recording set up the control room

scratch vocals recording set up the control room