Recently my band has been making and writing new songs. And our band leader booked a day at a top end studio in Tokyo. For me it was a new experience. They had Neve, SSL, & Tube tech and a wealth of other outboard gear.
A couple famous Japanese artists have been to this same studio. And I would say they had a nice sound. Of course, they use Protools.
I still use Sonar and Auto tune for fixing vocals.
I could upgrade to another newer version of Sonar. But honestly I`d rather get better physical gear, other than just cheao gimmicks in Software.
Anyways, I had a fun time in the studio. We recorded Vocals and guitars for Slingshotmillion2.
I am also still in the process of remixing Chris Larke`s “Christmas pie”. As well as working for another DJ in Nagoya. They are still in the process of listening to what I worked on.
Other than that, that is what is happening on the musical front for me.
Stay blissed out peeps.
And face the music!!
Yesterday we had some fun in the studio.
We recorded some vocals, and practiced some songs (That we are going to sing on the streets soon) before recording.
It went real well. In fact Im so happy that my sister helped me out with the renewal of this website, that I think I`ll go make mysef a cup of Joe to celebrate.
Yes we will still have this website up, even in the midst of chaos in my life, which has to do with my band. Which takes up alot of time and money.
Like for instance, I have to go practice with my band all the way out in Tokyo. A place I really don`t like.
But have to do it,
Just because I am the lead guitarist, and we will be performing a sole one band live on the 9th of next month.
Other than that, my mic is giving up the ghost. It sputters and makes random noises. I know thats not so good for my studio to blog about that, but, it still works, so I don`t care.
Today we recorded, drums, bass, Vocals, and guitar.
All for the purpose of `I don
t know why we are doing this` kinda thing.
Tommorow I am a busy man. I need to go into town to buy contacts for my bands show that`s coming up soon, so I can wear my Raybans. LOL! But first I need to get my eyes checked.
And I need to get my feet checked for parasites that are growing on them. I got them checked about two weeks ago, but the doctor said to come back after two weeks. And it has been two weeks.
So after that I need to buy two sets of guitar strings. One for the guitar we always use in the studio, and one that will be used for street live`s. to get people to come to our shows.
And then I need to mix two songs from the band Slingshotmillion2.
One song is already mixed basically. I just need to mix basically one more.
Anyways, thats your blissful news update.
Sorry if the parasites grossed you out. I`m sure you will understand my situation, once you turn thirty or so.
Anyways. I need to sleep. Because: Early to bed, early to rise, makes you healthy, wealthy, &, wise!
The EP is entitled Tokyo, from Rock/Grunge band Mother Slug.
This album has been in the making now for over two years, if my memory serves me correctly..
Ha! This was a joint effort between the guitarist and I as well as a session drummer named Mike Marrington. The tracks were basically all done at our studios. Besides some of the guitar parts were added by the guitarist of the band.
t know about dropping any real names here per se.
But I wanna tell you it`s a good album to buy!
They will be using our label Stillbliss Records as their official label that is supporting them.
They have used our studio to record their drums for this album, as well as vocals and some light mixing.
The mixing was mostly done by their guitarist, and I have to say, it is a good listen.
From all the albums I own (Which is alot), These guys have really nailed the grunge rock scene perfectly.
With grungy guitars, and Alika Arroyo as main singer and Ichihiro as the main guitarist- this Ep is a killer.
So, check out band Mother Slug`s new forthcoming Ep- Tokyo. Available on Amazon, Itunes, Google Play, and almost all online retailers.
Today, I got to hear from Band singer Alika Arroyo, that he will be pressing cd`s for sale, and will be releasing them online as well. It is from the grunge pop punkish rock band Mother slug.
Yes we don
t have many full albums out from this studio, but very soon Stillbliss records will be releasing the new album entitled-Tokyo, from band, Mother slug.
We are also working at the moment with guitarist Takaki Longfield with an original tune, using vocaloid sounds on vocals as well as distortion guitar.
We are passing the stems through our Boutique analog gear to liven up the sound.
s what`s been happening on the home front.
Yesterday from 11:30 we hashed out in the studio till around 8:00 pm.
We worked on drums, guitar & vocals.
I will be mixing the songs today. Also sending a track to our bassist who is in England right now. He will layer his bass parts, then I will put them through the BLA 173 PBC6a Combo.
My Mixer is slowly dying but hopefully I can use another output where it is going faulty on me.
Other than that things are going well.
Stay tuned for more studio news in the future.
Here at our studios, there`s always something new happening.
Next June we will be recording a band from Okinawa. We will be Recording, mixing & Mastering two of their songs.
We treat each song like a piece of art. As each song from the artist, IS a part of his or her dream. So with the tools at hand, we recorded some elements yesterday, and I am just adding the gloss on the already made songs.
I am currently working on a band that I play in called Slingshotmillion2. Yes. There was a slingshotmillion before. Now that band is upgraded to 2 . Hahaha!
Plus we are not just a studio. We are also a record label that can upload your tracks to Itunes, Amazon, Google play etc.
Basically every online market there is, we`ve got your covered.
And all you have to do is come to our studios, then we will help you with the rest.
Making music, is our passion. So when you come, you will feel that passion and fervor from us.
We do hope you enjoy this blog and studio news as it comes.
Thank you for visiting us in our journey to make magic happen!
So. Today we worked on a Slingshotmillion2`s session. It was quite hyped to say the least.
We recorded drums, vocals, guitars, bass and tommorrow I will be editing and mixing the songs.
Henma, the drummer for a different band from Okinawa called Pablo, will be using us in June. He said he wanted to record two songs with his band from Okinawa. That`s good news for us. As any kind of input on the money scene is always welcome.
We ended off with some vocal recording.
We used the BLA 173 PBC6a combo. Quite killer.
Using our trusty Shure KSM 32Sl for vocals. And for guitars, we used an old Shure SM57. The older it is the more used it sounds. And personally I like it over our newer SM57.
Anyways, I`ll be working on these tracks over the next few days.
Should be good fun!
Today I woke up at around 6:30.
Right now it is 8:00 as of this writing.
And I already mixed the latest trax that we recorded here for my band Slingshotmillion2.
I also need to record some of my lead bits for the recordings as well. That will be after my brothers wake up from sleeping, so I can vacuum the house, then play loud guitars in the studio and record.
We are currently working on these recordings specifically for giving away to people on the streets.
I personally think that`s a bit wasteful. But ah who cares.
I will also be mastering these tunes as well. So far the sound we have gotten from the BLA 173 has been phenomenal.
Great results and just to let you know- Today is a new day. And the magic continues in our home/studio.