Enhance your music production with Novation Ultranova

There is certainly something to be said about this synth, especially if you are into music production or sound design.

It could be easily priced at 1200$.

However….

novation ultranova

For less than 600$, you are getting serious weapon into your arsenal.

Made for all musical genres – hip hop, electronic, pop, rap, jazz…

With powerful software editor you can easily visual edit all parameters.

300 onboard patches you can play and perform right out of the box.

Used by many famous musicians and music producers including Kanye West or for example Grammy Award Wining Producer Teddy Riley.

What Novation UltraNova does the best is the creating new huge sounds: with 14 conventional waveforms and 36 wavetables you are getting 5 effects slots for each sound. Impressive. It also come with 12 band vocoder with dynamic mic. You can plug into Novation Ultrasound pretty much anything and tweak this sounds as you want. 2 inputs, 4 separate outputs, SPIDIF output, and also MIDI in/out. Well done. More in following video.

Sure SM57: The only mic you need to have

This is an industry standard.

It also calls “when engineer reaches for a mic”.

Professional studios usually have a dozen or more of them.

It is durable, reliable and versatile in application.

You can use it to record drums, vocals, instruments. It has been used by President of US for more than 30 years (public speech). All major artists are using this mic in studios or live on tours.

sm57 micFor under $99, you will get killer weapon. Applications are endless, just to name a few:

  1. Great on guitar amp – it is very midrange focused mic and can bring out some of the best characteristic of the guitar
  2. Classic when it comes to snare drum – even if your drum setup is minimal, recording snare with Shure SM57 will give you fullness and fatness and also punch that you want. This little guy can be used also for toms. Ask almost any music producer what is the best mic for miking a snare drum….their answer will be the same….SM57
  3. Excellent for vocals – Jimi Hendrix, Chris Cornell, Bono Vox, Michael Jackson…..they used SM57 both on stage and also in recording studio to capture their monstrous voice

With its wide range of capabilities and applications, most musicians consider the Sure SM57 to be the most useful microphone in their tool kit.

If you can get ONLY one mic, get this one!

 

Native Instruments Komplete 10 and NI Komplete Kontrol S-Series

Native Instruments has released new update for their popular collection of virtual instruments and effects – Native Instruments Komplete 10,  the latest generation of industry standard music production suite.

If there was only one music production tool you could buy, get this one.

Native Instruments Komplete 10 contains a total of 39 instruments, 12,000 sounds and over 130 GB of data.   If this is still not enough for you, you can upgrade to NI 10 ULTIMATE:

  • 75 tools,  over 17,000 sounds, over 440 GB of instruments and effects
  • 17 000 sounds covering a full range of styles from electronic, rock, pop, jazz to cinematic and sound design
  • and more than 440 gigabytes of sound libraries (for easier installation already supplied with an external 500GB HDD).

For owners of older versions there is available inexpensive upgrade, update and crossgrade.

What is new in NI 10?

rounds native instruments 10Rounds

New synth that combines digital and virtual analog engines.

Good for sound design and sequencing.

kontour native instruments 10Kontour

Kontour allows you to create stunningly organic textures.

Going from organic analog sound to distorted, noisy and aggressive sounds.

polyplex native instrumentsPolyplex

Another drum designer. Fast, intuitive and easy way how to design your own drum kit setup.

Plenty of possibilities for additional sound shaping. 

gentleman definitive piano ultimateThe Definitive Piano Collection

Is it really definitive? 3 new high-definition sampled pianos were added to existing Piano Collection.

The Gentleman – based on an upright piano from 1908

The Maverick – Unconventional sound of piano, each note full of character. 1905 concert grand piano made for Prince of Prussia

The Grandeur – Mainly for mainstream pop, jazz and classic music productions.

What’s the next?

komlete kontrol s seriesNew audio interface and MIDI keyboard controller device designed specifically for use with NI Komplete.

Komplete Kontrol S-Series.

Quality FATAR keyboard supplemented with Multi-color Light Guide backlit keys. Simple operation and maximum integration with Komplete instruments package makes Komplete Kontrol S-series invaluable tool for all music productions. This MIDI keyboard controller is available in three sizes: 25. 49 and 61 keys.

komplete kontrol

 

 

 

 

 

15 Ways to Be a Mediocre Producer Nobody Will Listen to

Great article about making mistakes on your way to become a music producer. If you want to learn how to become a better at producing music check out this list of commonly made mistakes. Written by Kevin from Sound Coach.

The art of making mistakes

Look, you’re here to learn about how to become better at making music. There is a huge list of things you need to learn to be able to accomplish that goal. And a lot I can help you with (like the differences between compressors)

But you know what… it’s not all about learning how you can improve your music and applying that knowledge directly. No… Mistakes also have to be made. It’s a great way to learn.

And the only way you’ll learn from a mistake is if someone tells you that what you’re doing is just not going to work.

Often times, I’m here to teach you how to make your music sound great. But today, I’m tackling a different angle.

Today, let’s look at 15 different ways to be just another mediocre producer nobody will listen to.

How many of these mistakes have you made? Read full article here.

How to Make Your Mix Sound Louder Without Destroying Sonic Quality

Firstly, you have to realize that loudness is genre dependent and not every track needs to sound loud and thick. Obviously there are 2 stages when you can make your track sound loud.

 

 

Mixing stage and mastering stage

It is always good idea to have your song mastered in a professional mastering studio. The most prominent and successful mastering engineers have years of experience, trained ears and necessary knowledge how to use the sophisticated mastering processing gear. Mastering is very important final step, and any respectable mastering engineer will tell you that even a professional mastering studio with extremely skilled engineers and the best equipment and facilities won’t be able to make a bad mix sound really loud and clean. Therefor firstly you have to learn to cover the ground on the mixdown department, so the mastering can take your mix to totally another level.

 

Using quality samples and recordings

You have to have a decent listening environment, so you can make decision what is a good quality and what isn’t. Then you will easily learn to know a good quality sound when you hear one. It is all about training you ears – daily practice will get you there. When you hear sound, tend to listen for the low and high ends especially – do they sound clean and crisp? Are there any unwanted noises? Another important thing to listen to is the dynamics. Are they intact?

 

Learn compression and don’t ruin your tracks with too much limiting

People often think that compression is a magic pill that will help sound everything good and loud. Sure, compression is a great tool, but you have to learn how to use it properly. General rule of any compression is to use low ratios and to avoid short attack times. Short attack time usually kill audio. To avoid over-compressing your mixes you should remember, that the higher the ratio, the higher the threshold should be. Never forget, that heavy compression is always audible. Better idea is to use compression gently at different stages of recording and mixing. Also if you want to go for loudness, it is beneficial to learn how multiband and parallel compression works.

 

Saturation

Saturation is very powerful and often overlooked tool. By adding little bit of saturation to individual channels you can drive your mix a tiny bit louder. It is always worthy to experiment with saturation – different plugins give you different results. You can add saturation to bass track, tape saturation work excellent for drums. Saturation in any form adds harmonics to the sound. The perceived volume is raised as natural compression with little bit of limiting. These combined effects add up to what could be called ‘fatness’ or a ‘warm’ analogue feel. Remember that saturated audio should still sound clean and not distorted.

 

Be careful with bass

Bass is usually taking lot of energy in the mix. It is always good idea to use low-cut filter to stop very low frequencies to get out of control. If you want to be sure what’s going on there, use a spectrum analyzer!

 

Balance your EQ

If your mix is unbalanced, it will never sound loud. In other words – balance is everything. For total loudness of your mix is very important to have balanced your Mids and Hi-Mids area. Our ear hearing is very sensitive in the 2kHz region – you can always use this trick to make guitars and drums sound loud and aggressive without pushing up the average level.

 

At the end of the day don’t worry about loudness too much. As you will practice with mixing and as your ears will be more trained, your mixdowns will get better and louder as a byproduct. Also with more practice you will develop your musical instincts: you will be able to trust your intuition while making a decisions.

Top music production schools worldwide

top music production schools

Music production schools are getting more an more popular lately, giving you the opportunity to get Bachelor’s degree in audio production, certificate or other sort of diploma in music and audio production. From my own experience, the  best part of any music school or course is to get into music environment and build up connections with like-minded people, who encourage and motivate you to work harder and study more. If you start to surround yourself with experienced music producers, your progress will be more obvious. You will be naturally forced to devote more time to your music and you will learn a lot from your and your classmates mistakes. Also, what helped me alot during my school years, was long discussion, debates and sharing our musical inspirations, tips, and different views on music. Not to mention, that you usually spend a very nice time in a city abroad. So let’s have a look on top music production schools worldwide and the list of courses they offer.

 

Unites States

International  Academy of Design and Technology   Las Vegas, Tampa

Program that will help you develop your recording, mixing and mastering techniques.

Texas State University 

Bachelor of Science – Sound Recording Technology.

Full Sail University, Florida

From microphone placement, through editing skills and post-production audio, getting skills on digital and also analog equipment, finishing this school you will gain enough experience needed to start a career in the music industry.

Full Sail Univeristy offers Bachelor, but also different Diplomas related to Music, Audio and recording Engineering.

Berklee School of Music, Boston

Berklee has an excellent online education but also offers several in-house programs related to music production and engineering.

McNally Smith College of Music

They offer Bachelor of Science in Music production, but also associate degree – Associate of applied science in music and recording technology. You will learn recording and mixing techniques in analog, digital and also hybrid studio technology. With developing a broad range of technical, analytical and problem solving skills you will be able to work as an audio professional.

Indiana University Bloomington

Bachelor of Science in Recording Arts

University of Hartford

4 years program in Music production, that incorporate all aspect of music and audio engineering.

Recording Connection

They off internship based music education in more than 250 cities. With Recording connection you can study Audio Engineering, Music producing, DJ School, Hip Hop and beat making, Live sound and electronic music. They work with hundreds of top recording studios around United States, so you don’t need to leave your job, and move to another city to become a music producer.

Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences

After finishing this school you will get diploma in audio engineering and music production.

Institute of Audio Research

Diploma in Audio Recording and Production. Program designed for students who have occupational goals in the creation of new media, including, but not limited to producing, engineering, editing, and creation.

Musician’s Institute , California

Program will prepare you for career in the music industry by providing in-depth training in the essential techniques of recording and production.

Los Angeles Recording School

They offer various diplomas and certificates in sound – from film to music product. and music business.

Art Institute of Seattle

Diploma in Audio Production Program covering audio recording, sound reproduction, audio for video and broadcast production.

 

Canada

Recording Arts – Sound and Music

Montreal or Toronto? From Acoustic, through audio consoles, computers to signal processing and recording techniques, sound design and post production. This program covers all aspects of music education.

Trebas Institute

Montreal film school offers a degree in studio recording and live sound.

Musitechnic

Audio production techniques teach audio and musical techniques for future sound technicians (game sound design, audio post production, sound recording techniques).

 

Europe

SAE Institute

SAE Institute offers different audio engineering diplomas and degrees in various locations (Madrid, London, Oxford, etc..). This is one of the most popular audio engineering school in Europe.

School of Sound Recording

One of the leading educator in the music industry in London and Manchester, offering different courses related to music and audio production.

FutureWorks

Famous Manchester School of Media offers degree courses in post production, audio engineering and production and sound.Each course has been developed to provide you with the skills and experience to make your career in sound engineering a reality.

PointBlank, London

Plenty of Music courses – singing, songwriting, DJ courses, music prod and sound engineering. One of the most promotes music school on the internet.

Alchemea, London

UK audio private college offering world class facilities you can use 24 hours / 7 days in a week. From full audio courses to short ones. Various diplomas from game, movie to audio and live sound.

Recording Workshop

Sound engineering and music producer diploma for those who are seriously looking at sound engineering, music production, sound design or other audio studio related occupations as a life long vocation.

London School of Sound

London School of Sound gives you the experience of London Sound – work on your own music, get involved with the music scene in London, collaborate with musicians outside the school.

University of Portsmouth

Music and Sound Technology program, for people, who are interested in sound and music and wish to develop and apply their skills in the modern music industry – from sound design, composition, performance to film and video production and multimedia application.

 

Australia

VanderSound Audio Engineering School

Audio Engineering school – one on one.

Australian Institute of Music

AIM’s audio course for everyone who want to develop professional skills in critical listening, recording, mixing, studio and live sound.

JMC Academy

Whether your dream is to record, create, produce, edit, mix or master, this course provides an in-depth understanding of the operational and technical aspects of the industry with particular emphasis on studio recording and production, live sound production and sound design.

 

 

How old are your ears? Take this hearing test

I wrote it already few time here, the most important and often overlooked skill of every professional music producer is the ability of listening.  Human hearing can detect frequencies between 20Hz and 20kHz. As we grow older and also due to prolonged exposure to high sound pressure levels, we often lose the extreme ends overhearing spectrum. SO how your hearing compare to other average person your age? Take this video test and verify how old are your ears. And if you cannot hear the highest frequencies, don’t panic: You can always train your ears to hear special nuances and details in the music. It is not all about frequency hearing. Good music producers are able to listen music in more detailed and open way. I remember my college days, where I had a teacher who was deaf in one ear: however, he was able to produce a gorgeous music. And the good news is that everyone can learn to hear this kind of depth of perception in his own music production.  Someone calls it the color hearing, because it is like seeing the picture in black/white and then seeing the same picture with oversaturated colors post-processed in photoshop: the difference is huge. All you have to do is to have patience to culture your ear (train your ear regularly every day) to gain the ability to zoom into music and add depth to your listening. 

IMPORTANT: Watch this video in 1080p, because resolution settings can affect audio. Don’t forget to pick up the headphones.

Home recording studio construction

When building a home recording studio or mixing environment, 3 main areas must be considered:

  1. Sound Insulation
  2. Acoustics
  3. Working Environment

Sound Insulation

Sound Insulation is the prevention of sound leakage: both “outside” sound not coming in and “inside” sound not seeping out.
It helps to think of sound as Light or Heat. Anywhere in our building where Light or Heat can escape or enter, sound can also escape or enter. Therefore, the greatest areas of sound leakage will be doors and windows. The second area to look at is sound transmission through walls.
There are 4 key points to follow to reduce sound leakage:

  1. Increase mass
  2. Make airtight
  3. Add absorption to cavities
  4. Break the vibration path

It is probably wise to remember, at this point, that no matter what you do you will probably always have to compromise in some way or another (unless you have access to unlimited amounts of money, of course!).

Acoustics

Acoustics is the study of how sound travels and behaves within a confined space, such as a room. Acoutics tell us that different sized and shaped rooms sound different, and that the materials that the surfaces are covered with (surfaces being walls, ceiling and floor) also have a big impact on the sound of the room, specifically it’s frequency response. We must therefore understand some basic acoustic principles in order for us to build a room that will sound good, or at least meet our expectations and specifications. Indeed, depending on personal taste and on the purpose of the room (see further), we might want our room to be more or less live or dead, as well as whether the room should have a flat frequency response or not. In other words, we need to shape and treat the room to control how sound will react within this enclosed environment. See also acoustic treatment for home studio.

Different needs for different rooms.

The acoustics of a given room need to be designed to meet the purpose of the room:

  • Control Room: The acoustics need to be very controlled and predictable so that the engineer / producer & the musicians can trust what they are hearing from the monitors.
  • Recording room ( also known as “live” room:or “Studio”): The acoustics may be designed to “enhance” the sound of the recording. You– may- -alz-o want to consider variable acoustics for this space, .for example very live for drums and then fairly tight for vocals. This can be achieved with thick drapes hung on a belt along some of the walls which can be pulled out when needed, rugs and carpets which can also be rolled out when needed, or the more elaborate (and expensive!) “moving ceiling panels”.
  • Church or Theatre: The sound needs to project forward into the room.

Special considerations for Control Rooms.

A control room needs to have very careful!y balanced acoustics.

  • Frequency response: The frequency response of a control room is critical. If the room is too bassy, you will tend to mix in more high frequencies to compensate for the sound of your control room. The mix will end up being too bright and thin when played in the outside world. The same thing is true of overly bright control rooms where mix will become muddy and boomy. As the saying goes: If you can’t take the room out of the mix, you can’t take the mix out of the room!
  • Liveliness: Same concept as above: when mixing in an overly live or dead control room, we will find ourselves adjusting our mix to compensate for deficiencies in the room rather than the recording. So the reflection= must be well controlled and diffused (see latety. Absorption is not necessarily the answer. If all the walls are covered with foam (whose main purpose is to absorb sound energy), the room will sound boomy and we’re back to square one where our mixes will have too much high frequencies and little bass out in the real world. This is because foam is mainly effective at higher frequencies; lower frequencies have larger wavelengths and can travel through the foam, bounce off the wall back through the foam and still come out in the room. The other extreme would be a room with too much bass absorption (see later) causing mixes to sound muddy outside of the studio. Generally, a control room should have only a little less reverb time than the average living room. Dij not over do it: a completely dead room is not the real world and makes it very difficult to get a good mix!
  • RFZ: In the mix position (“sweet spot”) you will wan.: to setup what is known as a Reflection Free Zon’e: (RFZ). In the RFZ you will want to eliminate any eariy’ reflections of sound. By reducing the early reflections  you increase what is known as the Initial Time Delay (ITD) gap. This Initial Time Delay gap is the time between the arrival of the direct sound and the first reflections in the room. The purpose of increasing the 1TD is to allow you to hear the time domain localization cues from the i’ecording room before any reflections from the mixing room come in and confuse the issue.

Guidelines.

To fine tune the sound of a room, we must first look at the shape and relative dimensions of the room.

  • Whatever style we decide on, top of the list is Symmetry: lay out the room so that the left and right sides of the room are symmetrical. This helps with your Stereo balance. This is equally true for all 3 types of rooms described above.
  • Next, we must correct any problems caused by the 3 axial modes in the room: rooms with similar • sized width, length and height create waves at different frequencies which will either be in phase (and thus these frequencies will be amplified • unnaturally at certain points within the room) or out of phase (so these frequencies will now be reduced or even cancelled, in extreme cases, at • various points within the room). These problems are clearly to be avoided at all costs.
  • We must also correct any problems caused by parallel walls, namely “standing waves”. Standing waves are created when you have two parallel facing walls. A frequency whose wavelength is equal to the distance between the walls will fit perfectly and will bounce backwards and forwards between the walls ontop of itself, thus amplifying itself. This will also affect that particular frequency’s harmonics. So you should design a room with non-parallel walls or cure an existing room by making one of the walls absorbant or by breaking up the flat surfaces.

So the 3 ideals we are aiming for are:

  1. Symmetry
  2. 3 complimentary axial modes
  3. No parallel walls.

Techniques.  

There are essentially two ways of controlling :the frequencies and reflections in a room: absorption and diffusion. Absorption removes energy whilst Diffusion spreads out the energy in space & time.

  1. Placement of Absorption and Diffusion: First of all, we must create our Reflection Free Zone mentioned above. A 20ms ITD gap is a good minimum target. Any surface within 11 feet of the mix position could potentially cause a first order reflection, but treating every surface within 11 feet of the mix position is not possible or necessarily desirable. Levels of reflections earlier than 15ms relative to the direct sound should be treated to reduce them to at least 10dB below the direct sound for ; frequencies between 1kHz and 8kHz. In the area of the room between the monito and the mix position, any surface that has a 21.5 fo complete path between the monitors and the m position can also cause a reflection. One way to find the areas that need to t treated will require two people and a mirror (a plast one is preferred since you may have to tape it to pole to reach some areas). To help find the placement location, have or person move the mirror along the side walls of if control room with the other person sitting at the m position. Whenever the person sitting at the m position can see either monitor in the mirror, mark th position of the mirror on the wall. Repeat this process for the ceiling and bac wall. Any of these points that are less than 11 fel from the mix position will cause early reflections an must be treated with absorbant materials.
  2. Live End / Dead End: It is often preferable to not have too mud absorption in your room, otherwise it will start t sound unnatural, uncomfortable and cause difficultie when doing a mix, as mentioned previously. A populE approach is therefore to have one end of the roor (usually behind the speakers) really dead whilst th opposing wall (behind the person sat at the desk) ca be live and retain natural reverb. However, this live end should be diffused i order to make the reverb less focused and les intrusive.
  3. Simple Bass Trap: So far we’ve mentioned a lot about absorbinc which generally affects higher / mid frequencies. Lai frequencies are more difficult to treat, so what can yo do if your room is too bassy? Well there is on solution: the Bass Trap. Bass Traps are best located in corners c angles of a room as this is where low frequencie naturally build up. A simple bass trap is a resonant panel (c diaphragmatic absorber) used to absorb lo\ frequencies. They work by vibrating at these 1th frequencies and turning the sound’s energy into heat. The simple way to build a resonant absorbE is to mount plywood on a 2×4 frame filled wit fibreglass. Leave at least a 1/4″ space between th panel and the fibreglass or else the panel won’t b able to resonate properly! Approximate absorption frequency peaks for differer plywood panel thicknesses (on a 2×4 frame filled wit 3.5″ fibreglass): 1/8″=150Hz, 1/4″=110Hz, 318″=87Hz.

Working Environment

Last but not least, we must carefully decide how our limited amount of space is going to b utilised, and vital considerations such as ventilatior air conditioning, lighting (natural daylight?) and eas access must obviously be added to the equatior Power requirements and future proofing are also very important aspects to carefully consider before launching into the build project! 

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Top 6 british music producers in 2013

Music is life that so much people agree, but music is great business too. Many people are making millions of dollars by creating extraordinary music. Today I have listed the top 6 music producers of the United Kingdom in 2013 on the basis of their songs popularity and how well the people has received their albums. Without further ado, lets our list get started.

rudimentalRudimental is drum and bass producer. They started their production by partnering with Black Butter records and their first song was “Feel the Love” which was a massive hit. The main reason for their success I believe is that they incorporate the soulful aspects in the drum and bass music, they just changed the way music feels. Recently, Rudimental was nominated by the MTV’s best UK and Ireland act, YouTube breakthrough music award and World Wide Music Award. Due to this massive success Rudimental was one of the top music producers in the UK in 2013.

 

duke dumontDuke Dumont is a DJ by profession but lately got into the field of production. The song that made him famous if “Need U 100%” which was featuring A.M.E. In my opinion it was one of the most popular song in 2013 at UK. It was received very well by the people and quickly became the number one song in the UK singles chart by April 2013. To produce this song he partnered with “Ministry of Sound” label records. He also produced a video for this song and till date it has got over 15 Million views. The main reason for the success of this millionaire is the mentor he had. When he started his career he made a great decision to become a student of Switch who has produced songs for Beyonce or Santigold.

maya jones colesMaya Jones Coles is by profession a DJ and an audio engineer, but by passion she is being a music producer. Maya had a great passion for music from her early ages and when she was fifteen she decided to learn how to produce music with the Cubase program. Her first productions were more in hip-hop and trip hop, however in 2008 she released her first record on Dogmatic Records which were more house music based. She gained her breakthrough exposure, when she released her four track debut, in 2010. In 2013 she did it again with her debut album „Comfort“, which featured guests such a Tricky, Miss Kittin, Alpines, or Karin Park.

disclosureDisclosure Disclosure is an English band that was started by two brothers in South London. The mostly produce the mix of house, UK Garage and UK funky. Most of their songs sounds fresh and melodious. The reason why they are in this list is because of their album “Settle”, it was UK’s number 1 album for 2013. It has been sold like crazy, till date they have sold over 300,000 of this album. They even get nominated in the Grammies for this album.

 

Shahid KhanShahid Khan formally known as Naughty boy, is UK’s one of the most demanded pop producer and pop songwriter. He has produced several so called successful records in the past but none of them were like that they can be called a Massive Hit. But in 2013 he did it by producing his album Hotel Cabana. In Hotel Cabana he featured many great singers like Ed Shereen, or Wiz Khalifa. The most popular song that climbed the charts very quickly was “La La La”, it was one of the most popular song not just in UK but in the rest of the world. The video of this song has got over 256 Million in YouTube. Because of this massive success of this album he received several nomination in the world’s best Music Awards like the World Music Awards for Best Entertainer of the year, Worlds Best Male Artist, and Worlds Best Video, YouTube awards for YouTube break through.

Gorgon CityGorgon City is the name of the company of two producers who are in British Savvy pop culture. They both are song writers and music producers. When they released their new track Real featuring Yasmine and Intention featuring clean Bandit they became famous overnight. These two songs were very popular and were received very well by the people. The video song of “Real” which was produced in partnership of the Black Butter Records has alone got over a Million views on YouTube.

 

Music producers usually play a critical role in the musical entertainment industry today. Some of them are great musicians and songwriters, the others are often businessman who can turn their talents into a musical money making product that satisfied the vision and financial interest of the label. Truth behind the scene is, that you don’t have to be a virtuoso to be one of them: with a little time, hard work, networking, and patience everyone can become a successful music producer. Check also article about top 10 music producers in 2013.

The most inspirational recording studios

Before you listen or watch that interesting movie or amazing song, it has to be processed in a studio. The recording industry is quite competitive. It is difficult for any studio to make it to the top thus any of them must set the bars so high for others to reach. If you have been wondering on some of the nicest recording studios ever, then this article is a must read.

Hanz Zimmer Recording studio

This is probably most comfortable recording studio. From the pictures, I already can say that I feel there like in my living room. Hanz Zimmer, who made a lot of memorable music for some of the most popular Hollywood movies, designed his studio in baroque style. Read this article about him and his studio, it is very inspirational!

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Real world studios

This is a residential recording studio found in Box, Wiltshire. You can easily locate them in the south west region on England. It has been widely known to offer an inspiring atmosphere having some of the best acoustic technology solutions. It is home to WOMAD together with customized producer rooms which are busy every time. It offers a wide range of latest recording equipments to provide you with all that is needed to match your talent. It has proven to be the perfect musicians such as Kanye West and Beyonce Knowles. There is no doubt that this facility, founded by Peter Gabriel is the one of the nicest in the world. Real World studios offers also mixing through mail – eMixing. They promise you to mix your recording by UK top music producers. Worthy to try.

real-world-studios

 

9WG Studios

This multi use production facility was built in commercial building, in downtown Richmond, Virginia. Before it became recording studio, this building was used as a jewellery shop and photography studio. Nowadays 9WG studio offers music recording, audio and video production and post production. It is environmentally friendly construction, full of creative space for independent contractors.

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Blackbird studio

It was formerly known as the Creative Recording studio and was founded in 2002. It was fully renovated by the famous county music star, Martina McBride. Located in Nashville, this studio boasts of clients such as Black Eyed Peas and Taylor Swift. The facility holds 8 studios together with other recreational facilities such as a basketball half court. It is well equipped to handle tasks such as editing, tracking, transfers and even audio rentals. It does offer local internships that can result in permanent employment. This is just another reason to check o this studio.

black-bird-studio

East West studios

They were originally constructed back in the 1960s by Bill Putnam and are found in the Los Angeles. It boasts of numerous technical excellence awards and has proper facilities for their clients. It contains three main studios with well spaced rooms. It boasts of renowned artists such as Elvis Presley and the Beach Boys. East west studios has produced some of the most awarded and celebrated albums in musical history – from Elvis Presley to Rolling stones. Also 4 episodes of The Voice were filmed here. It has some of the best virtual instruments in the industry and will definitely offer that which you need. East West studios are perfect for any session – from single voice to 80-piece symphonic orchestra.

east-west-studios

 

Black rock studio

Founded back in 1998 by Tony Beckwith, black rock studio has continued to dominate the recording industry since then. Located in Santorini, this studio won the best new studio in 2009 in the Industry excellence awards. The facility has some of the best instruments to take your rock music to the next level. Black Rock studios is a combination of a luxury villa and world first class recording equipment. A heaven of inspiration and tranquility between sea and sun, offering a breathtaking panoramic view of the sea and the volcanic island.

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Delta lab

It is a studio founded by the then 19 year old Thomas Troelsen in Denmark. He is regarded as one of the best songwriters and producers of all time in Danmark. The studio boasts of different qualities of work including the current 2014 World Cup Song “we are one” by Jennifer Lopez ft Pitbull. Other works include the “silent Alarm” SHINee’s song “love like oxygen”. It has some of the most sophisticated facilities to offer the best for its customers. Design of Delta Lab studios was inspired by Verner Panton and is fully packed by collection of analog equipment. Bloc Party recorded their debut album Silent Alarm at Delta Lab. Delta lab studios is probably one of the most sexiest recording studios in the world.

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