Day before yesterday, I got an email asking me to mix three songs of Chris larke`s for a live recording of him playing in a bar, which he wanted to polish up for retail purposes.
So I added some warmth with a cakewalk plugin, and then he asked me to master them, so I did. And he paid me the proper price, and was pleased with the results.
I also recorded some drums for the band Slingshotmillion.
The drummer came from Atsugi all the way to Hashimoto. Brought his own double kick pedal, & then started to record.
we recorded three songs of theirs.
Overall, alot of fun was had these past few days of recording, mixing and mastering.
This morning I awoke to a beautiful cloudless sky, with the sun shining. I just love sunny days here in Sagamihara.
Today I had the opportunity to work on Chris
s new version of O little town". You know. The one O little town of Bethlehem
How still we see thee lie
Above thy deep and dreamless sleep
The silent stars go by
Yet in thy dark streets shineth
The everlasting Light
The hopes and fears of all the years
Are met in thee tonight.
After all, we will be having Christmas real soon coming upon us.
I bet he was planning the timing of this release, which will be released on our record label, Stillbliss Records.
I sent off the mastered 16 bit audio red book format so he can send it to all the major online retailers for your consumption.
Anyways, just for you geeks out there wondering what I am using for mastering, I used Ik Multimedia`s T-racks 3 standard, as well as the L2 by Waves. I used a Compressor, and clipper in T-Racks. then boosted a bit more in Sound forge with the L2.
Ok folks that
s whats bliss rite now. Hope you`re all enjoying this grand weather. I know I am.
These past few days, I`ve been working on a new tune by none other than the infamous Chris Larke.
s called "The evil that men do" Its an Iron Maiden Cover song, thats well done, in an acoustic form.
The song was mixed through our boutique gear, and phattly mastered at Stillbliss, by yours truly.
The song will be available for purchase through all Major online digital formats. Through our label Stillbliss Records.
We had fun making it! We do hope you enjoy listening to it as well!
Ok! That`s about everything bliss right now.
Keep in touch and come back again for more blissful news!!
Today we mastered a track called “Fart Short”. Which is a English version of the Japanese Fart song which Chris asked us to elongate. So that Youtube will pickup the song, so he can profit from the ads.
Chris visited us a couple weeks ago, while he visited Japan. We worked on some mixing of a few of his tunes (as well as recording vocals) that we had on the back burner.
We are still in coherts with Chris Commander/Ekral/Larke. Who has been using us for more than five years ago. He has been using us for mixing, recording, & Mastering.
Today was one of those days. Mastering. He wired us money through Paypal.
We wish you all the success you can get Chris!
We are also looking forward to working more with you in the near future.
We will soon have Alika Arroyo over for recording sometime soon. We are just waiting for his schedule to open up and let us know when he wants to schedule a session with us.
Wishing you both the best for all your musical endeavors.
Recently I`ve been postponing posting. Sorry about that!
These days I have finally been feeling like life is worth living, and that I have energy now to blog.
Recently, in the studio I have been working on editing for DJ Ali, Michael Jackson`s tune “Beat it”. He edited the song himself, but working in the Professional enviroment with tools like Sound forge, you can get more surgical edits. which is what I have been up to recently for stillbliss. Also transposing the track from Eb to C.
I have also been in Contact with our good ol` client Chris Larke/Commander/Ekral.
He is asking us to mix a track of his, by sending us the Stems and telling us what to do by text.
We also mastered one of his trax as well.
Well thats everything bliss.
For the next few days I am free as a bird. Which is something I have been looking forward to for quite a while.
Ok folks! Keep it Bliss!!
Yesterday I was given the opportunity to master two trax for the ever talented Lone wolf Rapper Elvaughn Riley.
We used T-Racks 3 standard, the compressor and clipper. As well as the Waves L2.
We use both companies- Waves & Ik multimedia. Mainly because IK multimedia`s T-Racks adds that phatt/warm, sound to the track. Then to boost things a bit more, we run the Waves L2 Maximizer in Sound forge to get the trax up to commercial levels.
For the most part, we do not touch the EQ, when mastering. But of course if the song really cries out- PLEASE USE EQ! Then by all means we will.
But for the most part the classic compressor and clipper in T-racks standard 3, and the Waves L2 dos the trick.
Well. You are caught up with all things bliss.
Yesterday we packed a good two hour session with Lone wolf productions Elvaughn Riley. this kid knows how to drop dem beatz.
He is actually part of a group that is creating a brand called, Low society, or Lone wolf. I am not exactly sure, but here, I will let his words speak for himself;
“Great studio session you are amazing thank you”
We had lots of fun in the studio, recorded some vocals, through our boutique BLA 173, ad the FMR audio Vintagey compressor, the PBC6a. As well as some Phat mastering for one song!
Overall we are getting a pretty big sounding sound with this combo, going through RME converters into Cakewalk`s Sonar, Producer edition.
So keep an eye out on Soundcloud and soon to be released Stickers, and T-shirts from Low Society, and new beatz all rapped by none other than the infamous Elvaughn Riley!
Anways that`s all things blissful for today!
Come back again to check out for all things Bliss & new in the pop world!
Peace! I`m out!
Today was a good day! Why? Well, I got a job that had to do with audio. I was asked by the infamous Chris Larke to Master one of his songs.
I used Sony Sound forge, as well as Ik multimedia
s T-Racks standard, and The Waves L2 Ultramaximizer for mastering. Listening on the the Event ASp 6s. And using Oasis and Coldplay as reference masterial.
Overall, whenever I get a message asking me for studio related work, always gets me in a happy mood!
After all it`s magic we are working with here at the Stillbliss factory.
Yesterday, I was able to have some fun times in the studio with my band Slingshotmillion2.
We recorded Guitar`s, vocals, and drums.
First off we had our drummer come early, to record the drums. Next we recorded the guitar parts. Then vocals.
I will be working on mixing the track, which is called “1, 3, 4.”
t know why its called that, but I guess anything is pop these days!
Oh yes, by the way, the main riff melody for “1, 3, 4” is my melody. My band decided (Finally), on using one of the many melodies I have been sending to my mates.
Also on another topic. I sent a petition to Abbey road mastering services. Which are pretty dope by the way.
I asked them to redo a master, because the vocals were too quiet.
So they sent a revision. And it sounds Much much better.
You can hear what the vocals are saying.
All that to say. Be ready for some Vocaloid action from Takaki Longfield. Soon to be released on major online retailers.