“Unique” Guitar Recording

Unique Guitar Recording

After we already had the drums and bass recorded on tape, we worked on the guitar parts for the new “Unique” song that is produced in the context of our current EP project. We ended up recording single notes for the verses along with rhythm tracks for the rest of the arrangement that give the song a decent funky “flavour”. For some of our followers, the recorded guitar material will be a nostalgic flashback to the late 70s/early 80s. As known for our production documentaries, we will briefly go through the signal flow and used equipment to achieve the sound you will finally hear on the record.

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Optimise Your Hackintosh For Audio Production

Optimise Your Hackintosh For Audio Production

The two articles about Hackintosh, my first more general one from 2017 introducing the concept of “Hackintosh”, and my latest one from late 2018 about my music studio Hackintosh running with the latest Thunderbolt 3 version in combination with different generations of Universal Audio Apollo audio interfaces, were a big success. The present article focuses more on hardware and software/operation system optimisations regarding your already built or for the near future planned Hackintosh to get the best possible out of your audio workstation.

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Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 2)

Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 2)

Again, we will have a closer look at outstanding music studios from around the globe. Volume 2 of the blog article series “Outstanding Music Studios” highlights another four music studios – this time – located in the United States, Australia, Belgium and Italy. If you missed the series’ first article, you could find it here. Enjoy exploring the following stunning music studios.

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“Come Back” Bass Recording

"Come Back" Bass Recording

In the near past, I started documenting the progress of AP’s new modern rock project “Come Back” began with explaining how the idea for the song arose and how we started the songwriting and recording process by tracking the drums, guitars and keys. After the editing of the guitar recording was done, a demo mix was sent to Torsten Kolb, who I got to know as the bassist of the alternative rock band Blizzard back in 2014/2015. It only took a couple of days after I received a bass concept for the song that just needed a few small adjustments later during the final recording in late January to be exactly what I was initially looking for.

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“Come Back” Keys & SFX Recording

"Come Back" Keys Recording

Two weeks ago, I published the first production documentation article after almost a year. That type of article should help novices in the songwriting and production business to understand how to get specific results and should act as a source of inspiration for your future productions. For all others reading the article, it can be a small diary entry to be sure that we are continually working on our upcoming projects and get some behind-the-scenes insights of those as well as final release announcements. This time, I will briefly talk about the keys and sound effects (SFX) recording for “Come Back”.

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“Come Back” Guitar Recording

"Come Back" Guitar Recording

One day in November 2018, I spent some hours of my weekend in my project studio and wrote and recorded drums for an entire song of which its rhythm existed in my mind after taking a shower – ready to be recorded. Just Pro Tools’s metronome and the idea in my head provided the basis for my new song. Later, I sent the finished drum recording to Philipp Lykostratis, a brilliant guitar player, motion designer and former colleague at the media agency. Soon after, I received already recorded demo guitar tracks that made me decide to schedule a recording session to finalise the parts and to do the recording at my place in mid of January. The following article will explain to you how we did it and what equipment we used.

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My Keys Setup

My Keys Setup

This time, I present you my small but effective keyboard setup in my project studio that is used for songwriting and recording sessions. The setup is divided into a master keyboard with 88 keys and a synthesiser controller with 49 keys. Both are connected via USB with the studio computer and do not need an additional power supply – a very straightforward setup. Let me show you which keys I am currently using in my daily production and songwriting life.

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Outstanding Music Studios (Vol. 1)

There are thousands of music studios out there in the world. It is hard to oversee them all, especially if you are searching for unique places that shall support your creative journey and make the production time with your team an unforgettable experience. To facilitate your search of the perfect location, I present you four outstanding music studios from around the world that could be your next recording studio to go.

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