One week ago, we talked about the guitar recording for the “Soul/R&B Track” song that is planned to be the second track of the EP project. The keys have a central role within the song’s arrangement because they are used to broaden the stereo width and to act as a tapestry of sound. By accident, we got German jazz pianist Andreas Theobald (Jugendjazzorchester NRW besides other band projects) involved in the project who then arranged a few layers of different key instruments and sounds to take the project to the next level. Find out how we recorded the different key instruments for “Soul/R&B Track” in the following paragraphs.Continue reading →
After we already had the drums and bass recorded on tape, we worked on the guitar parts for the new “Soul/R&B Track” 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.Continue reading →
In the winter, it is the best time to relax in your comfy living room and – occasionally – watch some TV. That is the reason why I want to recommend some of my favourite music documentaries to you this time. Music documentaries are not only interesting if you are into music but are also super inspiring and motivating if you are an upcoming artist, music producer or audio engineer. Regardless of whether the documentaries are about living or passed-away legends, hip-hop, soul or rock – all of those will make you want to be a part of the music’s history.
As I work day and night on the mixes of the actual “von Berg” studio EP project, you are possibly laying in a hammock at a beautiful beach or sipping a tasty cocktail at a bar. But maybe you are just at home on the couch taking a break from the everyday life. I am sure that this begs for a playlist – you really need a soundtrack for your situation… 😎☝🏼
Thanks to my parents’ legendary vinyl record collection (= the antique way to have a “playlist”), I directly came in contact with funky music in my early days of life. Most of the time I was listening to this kind of music – first passively then more actively at an advanced age. Until today, these genres accompany me through the everyday life and influence me intensively as a musician.