Category Archives: Vintage news

JULY 21st!! New Mini album release. Put it on your calendar!!

Silngshotmillion2 will be releasing their mini album, that will have 7 of their original songs. Professionally mastered and recorded.

The release and live show will be held at Shimokitazawa`s Rokudemonai yoru.

So if you want Merch on this band, like T-Shirt`s, Badges, and their latest album.

Head on Over to Shimokitazawa Rokudemonaiyoru.

The Event will be from 21:00-

See you there!

 

Yui, the female singer for Slingshotmillion2 visits us.

Yesterday she came in kind of late. Right around 19:30.
We recorded vocals for the pop/punk band Slingshotmillion2.

We used the Shure KSM 32 Sl, running through our Neve based preamp, the Black Lion Audio BLA 173, into our vintagey Compressor, the FMR audio PBC 6a, into RME converters, then into Sonar.

We are still using the Waves Power pack. As that is really all we need. Of course we sometimes use the R-Verb, and L2 as well as the Trans x, like on drums etc.

But yesterday we got alot done. These trax that we recorded will be used on their new upcoming album soon to be released, where the drums, bass, and guitar all were tracked on SSL and Neve preamps.

But our good ol` Stillbliss factory has been busy.

Just because there are other studios out there aint meanin we aint gettin no jobs.

To the contrary.

We have also been getting job applications from Africa and other countries for interns to work here. But honestly, are you serious?

The music business is dead. Im barely making it by with just me as the producer/engineer.  We dont have the financial resources to pay for another engineer, even though I wouldn`t mind hiring other accomplished acts.

Anyways. Thanks for staying tuned in for what`s blissful these days!

Stay tuned for more info in the near future.

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.

Working with Yui in the studio.

Yesterday we worked with Yui. The singer from Slingshotmillion2. Our Shure ksm 32 is now officially broken. And as Shure is so kindly, NOT, will not fix it for us, we will need to buy another one soon.

I am looking on ebay and different sites for another KSM 32. They dont come cheap. So, being in a band and running a studio, and supporting my family, and paying for being in a band, all these things drain my wallet. So finding a good deal for a mic is hard right now.

Anyways. Hopefully using our beta 58a for vocals will be enough for folks who come here for now.

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!! 😉

New session with Female singer from Slingshotmilion2

Yesterday we worked with female singer Yui. From Slingshotmillion2.

We worked on vocals to be exact. We ran the Shure KSM 32sl through a FMR audio PBC6a, into a Black Lion Audio BLA 173 and then into RME converters.

This combo seems to be quite killer.

I may be upgrading my studio to a Black Lion Audio Auteur Quad, for more high quality channels for recording drums and more channels at one time.

As for now this is what we are using.

And yes I know it`s just a picture of me in the control booth. Taken by Yui herself.

I forgot to take a picture of her singing. And we usually do take pictures of the clients that do come here. But I thought, what the heck. Might as well use this photo.

So, you are caught up in everythings thats blissful now.

Go and pat your self on the back!

Yui Comes again. To record vocals!!

Yesterday, we layed trax of vocals down with Slingshotmillion2`s main female singer.

We added harmonies with my help. And we layered vocals for a song called “Don`t worry.” We recorded the drums and guitars at another studio. But we are recording the female vocalist at Stillbliss. As she seems to feel at home here at our studios.

And gets better recording takes with us.

We will be recording more in the future.

We are running through a KSM 32SL, into A Black Lion BLA173 and FMR Professional Balanaced Compressor, or PBC for short. Then that goes into the RME converters, into Sonar.

As for now thats whats been happening and what is blissful.

Stay tuned for more news from us!!

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!!

Another Elvaughn Riley/Lone Wolf, Session at the studios.

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”

-Elvaughn Riley

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!