Notes From Skip:
On Wednesday November 18, 2020, I took a train from Chiba-ken to Hashimoto and Stillbliss Studios. I had a rather ambitious agenda-to make progress on three very different projects, in one recording session. I have worked with Stillbliss on assorted projects for a number of years. I had a pretty good idea of what I wanted-but less so than usual. I needed to hunt down several keyboard sounds, that can be very time-consuming. The first part of the project was a voice narration. I had written a script, the goal was to advertise myself for voice acting work. I wanted a version with just my voice, and one with musical accompaniment, more for entertainment purposes. Next was a keyboard part on one of my songs, which I started in 2018 but had stalled for various reasons. It did take some time to find the right sound but, Jesse was very helpful. The last part of the session involved recording vocals for a song that will be on the soundtrack of an independent film, in which I am also acting. The song is one that my character recorded `back in the day`. Once again Jesse was very helpful with this part and had some great input.
One of the things I really like about Stillbliss is, that in the U.S. there is usually a very set division between recording engineer and producer. There are reasons for this, especially in a big-budget production. But Jesse is totally okay about giving advice, feedback and offering solutions that may not be immediately obvious. That really helps for getting things done on time-and on budget.
I`m looking forward to my next visit and the next phase of my recordings. Thanks Jesse!