Posts by tze019

Studio Stories: 4 People in 4 Rooms

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Stories | 0 comments

In February 2012, I had a first. A smokin’ blues-ish band Van Funk & the LeBarons spent a weekend with us and were determined to record live off the floor.  No problem.  We can handle a 4 piece band. A four piece drum kit with 9 mics A bass guitar D.I.’d A guitar into two cabinets Two lead singers 14 channels to record a four piece band seems pretty easy.  We can do 24 in a snap! Then we tried to lay it out logistically. How do we maximize the isolation while still letting everyone feel like they’re playing together? How do we get two singers isolated from everything...

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Studio Professionals: The Record Producer

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Intrductions, Recording | 0 comments

“A good performance will override any production idea or sonic idea that you can have.” – Record Producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, etc) Of everything I’m about to discuss with this article, the above statement is perhaps THE most important aspect of a producer’s role.  The performance is the key.  It is the responsibility of the performer to show their best, and the responsibility of the producer to take them further. The Record Producer In the previous article, I mentioned a handful of definitions related to the...

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An Introduction to Studio Professionals

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Intrductions, Recording | 0 comments

My shop has now been open almost 18 months.  I’ve learned quite a bit in that year and a half about full time studio life, and yet one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned is how differently each of us see the world we live in.  It doesn’t matter if our world is small or large, we each see things radically different.  Producer Sukhi Singh has been fond of pointing this out to me, and I credit him a great deal in this discovery of mine.  In fact, a typical conversation we would have would go like this… Singh “Do you like this song?” Seabrook “No, not...

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A Letter about Release Campaigns

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in Marketing | 0 comments

I’ve recently been working with a client who has really taken on the self producer role and has such a clear picture of how her songs should be.  The experience has been hard on her.  She’s young and inexperienced, and has taken her share of lumps along the way, and yet she’s still just as motivated and enthusiastic about what she’s doing. Naturally, as young as she is she sometimes can get ahead of herself.  To help her along, I wrote her an email about releasing her songs, and I think it would benefit everyone if they started thinking about similar strategies.  Of...

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Real World Vocal Health for the Studio

Posted by on Aug 20, 2012 in How To's, Recording, Studio Advice | 0 comments

I’ve been singing for over 18 years.  How well is a matter of subjectivity.  I’ve also never had a professional vocal lesson. While I whole-heartedly encourage every aspiring singer out there to consider finding a vocal coach to guide and challenge you, coaches are not for everyone.  So much GOOD information is available on the internet that anyone could achieve acceptable results ‘teaching’ themselves.  However… … as with everything on the web, there is so much BAD info that can be misinterpreted or misused that your singing career could very easily be...

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