Category Archives: Stillbliss records

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.

POP Culture Origins- Jazz, blues, Rock, & Pop music. Education- for 2018.,Or what`s left of it.

Right now, I am sitting on the floor in my Bedroom/Office, that has my Internet operated Windows vista PC. Some people think Vista is good, or bad, either way, I care not. So yes! Sitting down and listening to itunes POP music. So what is POP culture? And how do I get into it? Well, hopefully this little rant, will do the trick. Ever heard of Jesus Christ? Well, he came as our saviour, out from Heaven. The `Supreme` being. And well, humans killed him. But honestly, being on earth CAN suck. If you are not working or have a job. It doesn`t really matter WHICH job. As long as you`ve got some form of income, you`ll learn how to cope with your budget. I`ve lived all around Japan, as a missionary`s kid. Homeschooled, learned guitar at the age of 11. Been to Guam twice. Been to Okinawa. And am wishing for more travels. As for now, all I can do is just blog. And hopefully YOU, the reader, will like what comes on this blog. We publish promote and help artists/musicians/bands, on their quest to make themselves heard. Ever heard of Jazz music? Well, look it up on Youtube. Or just do a Wikipedia search. But honestly all it is, is difficult to play on an instrument Genre of music. Blues, and POP/rock probably originated from this artform. Some people might think- “Man, if I ever lose all my money, I`ll be broke and be homeless!” True. to an extent. But honestly, what`s pop? Supreme? Human? It`s Family!! It`s pop culture, it`s: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and the internet, which really changed our view of the world. But honestly, what IS pop? I can`t decide that for you. As we all make our own imprint on this world. And in one word- THAT, is POP culture. Give your all to the world, friends, family and just enjoy the rest. Ok. Enough ranting. Time to take a short coffee break.

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/Commander/Ekral from the UK. Editing.

So,

Today, I had Oatmeal with Chia seeds, and soy milk for breakfast. Leftovers on the fridge, for lunch. A RedBull, for snack as well as eating my sisters personal stash of Granola….Ooops!

Anyways, back to the music side of things.

Yes!

I edited some parts for a song called “The Evil That Men Do”. I`m actually not sure if this is a cover song or what. Being that Chris usually has pretty catchy melodies.

So, I was asked by him to do a couple things through email.

And then I sent off the mix, to him.

Now just to wait for him to respond.

That`s all things bliss for now!

A Caffeinated post! All about the history of our studios.

Dear reader,

YOU! Yes, YOU! I am talking to you, in first person, while downing a cup-a-joe. I am not the exceptionally busy type of person since running this studio. There are times that I wonder if all the gear I own was or IS worth it.

Sometimes I wonder if selling all my gear and getting a REAL job like driving people or things or just doing something other than the studio thing. You know- Like, Wrapping cables, listening to music in the control; which is NOT a job, I know.

Also making videos for clients, mastering, mixing, and recording the folks who come to this fine place I call a home/studio.

The nice thing about running a studio, you get to meet new faces and learn alot about audio and the many facets of it. Yes sometimes clients bale out on something that took you a grueling couple of days, and then they say, they dont like it, and wont pay you a cent.

But then there are the days where the solid clients who KNOW what work actually goes into working in a studio, and running a recording studio- they pay. And then it makes everything seem right.

Right now, I am just sitting in front of my old Windows Vista PC, with yes, I know, I said it- Coffee. And listening to the latest album from James bay- Electric light.

He is a prolific writer, with “Hold back the river” being one of his famous tunes. I guess you could say that is what makes music so interesting. You get to listen to new albums that you never heard of.

For me, since I dont have any more friends referring me to albums. I listen to the grammys then I choose in my mind which ones I like, then if they come out with an album, I hand over my hard earned cash from performing as a pastor for weddings.

Music is like a drug for me. After work, or during work, or going to work, I listen to my ipod nano. Which is a joy to play with.

Its like a toy to me. Growing up with tapes And then CDs, and then MDs. And now back to CDs.

I guess CDs wont be disolving. As buying CD`S is still a thing here in Japan.

And I don`t think that will go away.

And of course there are those LP hoarders.

But I know nothing about LPs. just CDs, MD`s, and tapes. I grew up in the eighties. So During the VHS and tape era, I guess you could say I grew up in a good era.

Anyways, thanks for listening to me babel on about music. It`s in my blood. And if you follow this blog, with all the people that come to record and do whatever they do to make a noise of make history. You are taking the journey with me. Thank you!

I guess this never touched on our history; More like the history of the format of Music formats

Anyways, best wishes for the fall, then winter that will be coming down upon us soon.

Stay warm, stay happy! And don`t forget, Coffee IS cheaper than redbull or monster!

New songs coming out soon. From Chris/Larke/Ekral/Commander!

Today we worked in the studio mixing elements from another studio.

We were asked by none other than the infamous Chris larke.

We have been on good terms as his host studio for more than five or more years.

He now lives in England but still uses our services, ie- Mastering, Mixing and session playing. We stay connected via internet.

He sends us STEMS of his work from another studio, and then asks us to mix, master and add elements ie- Strings, bass, drums, electric/acoustic guitar etc.

We played drums and mixed today in the studio.

We are awaiting his approval of the mixes, then most likely he will be using our mastering services, and then he will use our Stillbliss Records label for uploading to all digital online distributors, ie-itunes, google play, Amazon, Cdbaby etc.

The titles of today`s session were called- “Happy now” & “As Nothing”.

Both VERY POPPY trax!

All mixed and mastered at yours truly, Stillblissstudios.

Stay tuned for more news on everything Bliss!! 😉

Total knew breed! Lone wolf, or aka Vaughnmiles studio session.

Today we worked with Elvaughn Riley from Milwaukee.

He is currently serving the navy here in Japan.

We were able to record some vocals with his friend who is also a rapper.

He also introduced me to another person who will be a client in the future for mixing of a song.

The BLA 173 is dope.

Elvaughn Riley`s rapping is dope too!

If you don`t believe me go to his soundcloud link

He will be uploading a new track entitled “Undisputed.”

At some parts, he sounds like Jay-Z.

He said he will be using our label as well.

Thanks Elvaughn You rock!

Stay tuned for more blissful pop news!!