Category Archives: Mastering

An exhilarating 3 hour studio session with singer songwriter Fernando Ezeberry!

So, yes. Today was a fun filled morning studio session. Starting at around 9:30.
First the day was supposed to be a rainy day. But it turned out to be real sunny. We even used the AC.

He came again with his motorbike- Cool. All the way from Roppongi. Which is where he works.
His company is asking him to stay for another six more months. But he is not sure about that. But either way, we had a great time recording one new song, and redoing some vocal parts for some songs that we already recorded.

He will be using our label- Stillbliss Records to release his titles. On all Digital platforms. itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Google play, and you know the rest!
So, yeah, we recorded his beautiful sounding Martin guitar which he brought on his back while riding his motorbike.

Now just to wait and see what he thinks of the mixes that I sent him.

And of course he is using our mastering services as well!

-The reason, well, I believe, that we are rated so highly in our client`s view, is because we make sure the outcome of the song has reached it`s full potential.

THAT, is why, we have five stars on google, and Facebook.

Thanks for reading this far. And most of all thanks for keeping up with all things bliss!

After all, this IS Stillblissstudios! We are one and no-other. Where magical recordings are made.

Have a great day or night, wherever you are!

Peace out!

Chris larke mastering. And new tune out soon!

August 31st. To be exact.
Available on all digital download stores.
All on our record label- Stillbliss Records.

It`s called “Oshiri short”. Based off of the Japanese “Kaeru no uta”.

Chris Larke changed the lyrics to- Oshiri no uta.

Yes. I know. It`s a bit morbid in taste. But it`s funny nonetheless.

We hope you look forward to, and enjoy our new release.

All mixed and mastered here at Stillbliss.

Stay tuned for more insight into all things blissful.

Another Fernando Ezeberry Session.

Today we rocked in the studio. We recorded two songs of his. Two originals.
He came from Roppongi with his motor bike all the way to Sagamihara.

He said he wants to record more songs before he heads back to Australia.

We are using the Black lion Audio BLA 173, into a FMR AUDIO PBC6A. All this through the Shure KSM 32.

Into RME converters, into Sonar.

We have been using this setup for over a decade now.

We have been having only success with this studio.

And thank you for coming this far with us. On our musical journey.
Keep coming back for more blissful news!

Enjoy your day, wherever you may be!

And, BLISS OUT!!

Not suckers. Just mixing and mastering.

So the past few days, I`ve been contacting Satoshi Nakamura over the net sending a track back and forth, all the while mixing it, and tweaking it.

Just to get the sound the way he wants it before we master it.
He liked it today.
So we mastered it. Using T-racks 3 standard.

We are still using the good ol tried and true Black lion audio BLA 173, through the FMR AUDIO PBC 6a compressor.
Things have never sounded better.

Yes, we may have used the RNP, And, the RNC.

But honestly. You need to upgrade, if you want more clients, and if you want them to be happy with what you give them.

Ok! Over and out.
That`s all that`s blissful here at the studios.

Keep up with the latest of all things bliss here!

Chris Larke goodness, and some drum recording.

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.

Mastering “O` little town” For Chris Commander/Larke/Ekral.

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 Chriss 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 thats whats bliss rite now. Hope you`re all enjoying this grand weather. I know I am.

New Chris Ekral/Larke/Commander tune out soon. Mastered at Stillbliss.

These past few days, I`ve been working on a new tune by none other than the infamous Chris Larke.

Its 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!!

🙂 

Chris Larke mixing, and, mastering.

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.

 

Editing for Dj Ali, and mixing & mastering a new Chris Ekral/commander/Larke tune.

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!!

Peace out!!

Lone Wolf- low society mastering.

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.