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Tita Hutchison Releases “Hello Love”

Tita Hutchison Releases “Hello Love”

I was fortunate to work with one of my dearest friends, Tita Hutchison, on her debut EP “Hello Love”. Throughout the years we’ve worked on many different projects and shared the stage many, many times but this project is the most special to me and I was extremely honored when she asked me to mix “Hello Love”. What I didn’t know then was that it would be so much more than just mixing….

“Hello Love” Available On iTunes

I got to spend about a week and a half mixing, arranging, recording, and re-recording with another one of my best friends Tim Pedersen. We had a blast and did a LOT of experimenting. On two songs we tracked drums using a gorgeous ’67 Rogers drum kit with a 20″ kick, 12″ rack tom, 14″ floor tom, and a 14″ Yamaha Anton Fig snare. Tim let me experiment with some very unconventional micing techniques too. The goal was to capture a sound that fit the emotion of the song with tons of vibe.

Here’s one of the unique setups:

Tim Pedersen recording drums on Tita Hutchison's "Hello Love" at Ultimate Studios, Inc

On the kick we used an SM57. There was no hole in the kick and the 57 gave us a nice punch. We used a pillow against the outside head to make the note nice and short. An Audio-Technica AT4080 ribbon mic as a mono overhead placed above the floor tom, a Shure S55 placed between the rack tom and hi-hat, facing the snare and angled slightly down, and an MXL Cube for a mono room mic. All I can say is WOW! What a cool sound. Tim didn’t use any crashes. He used two rides instead; a Paiste Formula 602 and a Paiste Dark Energy Mark I along with 15″ Paiste Formula 602 hi-hats.

We re-tracked Tita’s vocals on one song too. She is such a fantastic singer and super easy to work with in the studio. We used an Audio-Technica 4060 tube mic going into an Overstayer VCA compressor and GAP Pre73 DLX mic pre. It sounded simply amazing. Of course when you have a great singer recording is easy! 🙂

Tim and I took quite a few chances during the mixing process too. I prefer mixing mostly analog so we had a pretty old school process. We used our hands for automation, we panned things in ways that modern music wouldn’t allow, and we treated mixes likes takes. Doing multiple passes until we got a good one. The entire process was very musically satisfying. I’m very proud of our work and I hope you all enjoy it too.

Tita Hutchison Recording

Tita put a fantastic cast of characters together for “Hello Love”. Michael Thompson on Guitar, Leland Sklar on Bass, Tim Pedersen on Drums (and producing!), Christian Klokovits on Piano, Lao Tizer on Piano, Justin Apergis on Bass, Travis Newlon on Guitar, Tim Mcintyre on Drums, Sahara Thompson on additional backing vocals, Zach Thompson on percussion

I would like to say thank you to Tita and Tim for the opportunity to work with them on Hello Love. I’m really proud of this EP!

Charlie

More info about Tita and links to purchase “Hello Love”.

www.TitaHutchison.com
Tita’s Facebook page
“Hello Love” on CD Baby
“Hello Love” on iTunes

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Lots Of Great Music Happening @ Ultimate Studios, Inc!

Lots Of Great Music Happening @ Ultimate Studios, Inc!

The best way to make great music is to work with great musicians. And that’s exactly what’s been happening at the studio! In our ongoing quest to bring great music to music lovers all over the world we’ve been trying to capture as many performances on video as possible. This is just the beginning!

 

 

“We’ve been hard at work on some really exciting projects that we’ll be releasing very soon. Both audio and video. I’m extremely excited and can’t wait to get this stuff out to music lovers everywhere!”, says Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire

We’ve put together a playlist of some recent live studio performances. We hope you enjoy them and feel free to share!!!

 

 

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Drew Chadwick Recording Live @ Ultimate Studios, Inc! (w/video)

Drew Chadwick Recording Live @ Ultimate Studios, Inc! (w/video)

Drew Chadwick (formerly of Emblem3) was recently at Ultimate Studios, Inc recording a live version of his song “Jaiden”. He is an amazing talent and is currently working on his first solo release. We’ve been honored to have it at Ultimate Studios, Inc a few times now and captured a great performance, with video, at a session recently. He’s playin’ solo and using a loop box to build his arrangement. It’s pretty cool!

 

 

Charlie’s rundown of the gear!

“I’ve had a blast working with Drew. He is such a talented guy. When we talked about this session it was just going to be a simple acoustic song but he went out of his way to come up with a really cool arrangement using his loop pedal. It’s still just Drew playing acoustic and singing but the use of the loop pedal really allowed him to add some cool rhythmic and vocal layers as the song progresses.”

“For the vocals we used an Audio-Technica 4060 tube microphone. I really like how the 4060 sounds on his voice. We used it on a previous session and loved it. For the vocal that was going through the loop pedal we used a good ‘ol fashioned SM57 and it worked very well. Since it’s not remotely as open and upfront as the 4060 the layered vocals sat well behind the lead without having to do too much to it. We decided to take a direct feed of the guitar instead of a mic since he would be moving around while performing. It sounded good and made it easier for Drew. We split that feed; one direct into the Trident 88 and one to the loop pedal.”

“The loop pedal fed my Bugera BC30 amp. It’s clean and works rather well in a situation like this. We used two mics on the amp. An Audio-Technica 4050 large diaphragm condenser a couple feet away from the amp and an MXL R144 ribbon mic. They provided a nice contrast to each other and blended nicely together.”

“All of the mics and direct signals were recorded through the Trident 88’s discreet class A mic preamps. They are fantastically open and full sounding. Everything just sounds really good through them. I also mixed the song back through the console using a little eq here and there. Not too much but the eq on the T88 is wonderful. A little here and a little there and I get just what I need”

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View All 3 Trident 88 Teaser Videos!

View All 3 Trident 88 Teaser Videos!

The new Trident 88 console has been working overtime since being installed a couple of weeks ago. We’ve been completely blown away with how this Trident 88 sounds both while mixing and tracking and are excited to show you this fantastic console!

 

 

I am extremely excited to have the Trident 88 at Ultimate Studios, Inc. Whether I’m tracking drums, guitar, bass or mixing the Trident 88 just makes everything better. There is a reason why some of the best rock records of all time were recorded on Trident consoles and the new Trident 88 is destined to continue that tradition!” says Ultimate Studios, Inc owner and engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

Check out the 3 Trident 88 teaser videos below and be sure to follow Ultimate Studios, Inc on YouTube! Learn more about the Trident 88 at www.TridentAudioDevopments.com.

 

 

 

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Trident 88 Teaser Video #1 (w/video…duh)

Trident 88 Teaser Video #1 (w/video…duh)

Judging by all the messages we have received there is a lot of interest in the new Trident 88 Console….Well we’re going to tease you with a few short videos while we’re working on some bigger stuff.

Visit www.TridentAudioDevelopments.com for more info on the new Trident 88.

Here is the Trident 88 Teaser Video #1!!!

Featuring:
Charlie Waymire – Drums
Ernesto Homeyer – Guitar
Pete Griffin – Bass

Stay tuned for video teaser #2 tomorrow!

 

 

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Ultimate Studios, Inc Installs new Trident 88 Console!

Ultimate Studios, Inc Installs new Trident 88 Console!

The control room at Ultimate Studios, Inc received a major upgrade last week with the addition of the new Trident 88 recording console from PMI Audio. The Trident 88 is a new console that pays homage to the classic Trident sound and quality while adding new features to fit the modern workflow.

 

 

“I am absolutely loving the Trident 88! It sounds great, feels great, and is fun to work on. The folks at PMI Audio and Trident really did a great job of bridging the classic console with features that make it easy to integrate into modern studio setups.

I like the feel of working on a console. Having the ability to turn knobs and push a fader up or down, getting an immediate connection with the music is extremely important to me. I don’t get that from a mouse. Don’t get me wrong, I use the tools that are in my DAW too. However, the Trident 88 has allowed me to use them a lot less as this board sounds amazing and is very intuitive. Bottom line is this console is a beast, a sonic beast.

A HUGE thanks to everyone at PMI Audio. You guys are awesome!” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

You can learn more about the Trident 88 at: www.TridentAudioDevelopments.com. We’ll have video very, very soon! In the meantime check out some photos of the new Trident 88 at Ultimate Studios, Inc!

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Mixing w/Leslie Jones (w/video)

Mixing w/Leslie Jones (w/video)

Leslie Jones of Right Hand Rule was back at Ultimate Studios, Inc remixing the bands single, a cover of Bill Withers’ Use Me, off the bands debut EP. This remix is made for the radio and will be the bands first real push on the airwaves.

 

 

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mr. Jones for a long, long time. First as the drummer in his band and now as his recording and mixing engineer. There are few people in this business that I respect as much as Mr. Jones. Not only is he an extremely talented actor and musician, he’s also and amazing person. Right Hand Rule is a direct reflection of Leslie’s diversity and I highly recommend catching them in concert when you have the chance. Mr. Jones in part of my musical family and I can’t wait to hear what’s next.” says Engineer Charlie Waymire.

The mixing is finished and now moves on to mastering engineer Ernesto Homeyer before it’s pushed out to radio. We’ll let you know when “Use Me” hits the airwaves. In the meantime hop on over to iTunes and get your copy of Right Hand Rule’s debut EP!

Check out this fantastic interview with Leslie Jones!

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Limited Offer! 3 Song EP Recording Special

LIMITED SPECIAL OFFER!!!!
ONLY 5 SPACES LEFT!

Book soon or you’ll miss out on the special rate!
Spaces WILL fill up!

Ultimate Rhythm Studios - 3 Song EP Recording Artist Special

 

Get ready to record your EP at Ultimate Rhythm Studios!





So what is this limited offer? You will get a $1000 credit towards your 3 song EP by simply booking NOW.

Here’s the deal: Book your 3 song EP Recording Artist Package before April 1, 2014 and record, mix, and master your 3 song EP for $2000.00! No $1,000 credits will be issued after April 1st. NO EXCEPTIONS. There are only 5 spaces left so if you wait, you may not get a spot! Reserve your spot now with a *20% deposit by clicking the PayPal button to the left. Questions? Contact Charlie.

With the URS 3 song EP package, solo artists or bands will be able to experience the studio in a way you never have before. With the talented and professional producer/engineer Charlie Waymire at the desk, you will have the chance to create the EP you’ve always wanted…..and done exceptionally well! The end result will be a fully produced and professional EP to promote your music to the world. This is a crucial step in building a lasting career for any musician or band. EP’s are one of the BEST ways to get your music to the masses, and FAST. Our highly accomplished team at Ultimate Rhythm Studios will work with you through the entire production, recording, mixing, and mastering process to help you get your music in the hands of the people you want!

What You Get:

-Pre-session Consultation, which includes a final rehearsal at Ultimate Rhythm Studios and a thorough meeting with the producer to discuss the EP details.
-Up to 3 Full Days of Recording with Engineer/Producer, Charlie Waymire (see Charlie’s Credits), at Ultimate Rhythm Studios.
-Professional Mixing and Mastering (mastering engineer Ernesto Homeyer).

To ensure that everything is ready to go for the recording, each package comes with a “pre-session consultation”. This is the time to iron out any wrinkles in the songs, talk about the sound of the band, ask questions about the recording process, and generally get everyone on the same page. This is a crucial step in helping to make the recording session run smoothly and efficiently.

*Deposit is refundable up until your session dates are scheduled (again, the session must be scheduled before April 1st in order to be eligible for your $1,000 credit). Once your session is scheduled the deposit is not refundable. Sessions can be rescheduled or cancelled with 14 day notice. If it’s less than 14 days notice rescheduling cannot be guaranteed and the deposit is not refundable. Credit can only be used towards Recording Artist Packages

Video Studio Tour

 

Statues Of Cats perform live in the studio.

 

Mike Avenaim (Emblem3), Mike Torres (Selena Gomez, Macy Gray), and James Kloeppel (Deuce) live in the studio.

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Check Out The Studio Video Tour!

Check Out The Studio Video Tour!

Here’s a quick video tour of Ultimate Rhythm Studios. When you’re ready to start your next recording contact us to schedule a visit and book some studio time!

 

 

 

 

 

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Record Your Music Now!

Record Your Music Now!

The time has never been better to get in the studio and record your music! Ultimate Rhythm Studios is a one stop shop production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record. Ultimate Rhythm Studios’ team will assist the artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production. Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career.

“I believe the recording process and the final product should be as unique as the artist themselves are. There is no one size fits all approach to recording and I try to capture the essence of every artist right from the start.” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

 

Book Your Session Now!

Ultimate Rhythm Studios can accommodate everything from a single artist, to full bands tracking live. The 600sq ft. live room sounds fantastic and has quickly become home to many great musicians around LA. No matter how small or big your session is, Ultimate Rhythm Studios is your musical home away from home. The vibe is awesome and the sound quality is second to none. From hourly sessions, to day rates, to our Recording Artist Packages, we have something that will fit everyone’s project and budget!

Contact Us to schedule your next session or to setup an appointment to come see the studio.

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What are clients of Ultimate Rhythm Studios Saying?

“Charlie is a consummate pro not only on drums but as an engineer. I personally use a lot of horns in my recordings and Charlie has been very creative in bringing my sound vision to life. I’ve had nothing but “great” recordings out of this studio.” Leslie Jones of Right Hand Rule

“This was my first time personally working with him and it has been a blast. I am looking forward to working with him in the future! Charlie thanks for all the hard work and great sounds you mixed for Dankrupt, We are truly grateful!!” Tim Canton – Drummer/Dankrupt

“Charlie is full of inspiration and life and his personality completely reflects on his work! I have had the oppurtunity to track drums for many songs at his studio for my projects and I can guarantee that the final product has always been some of the best drum sounds I have heard. I can’t wait to hear what he’ll bring to the table as a mixing/drum engineer in the future!” Sandesh a.k.a. The Sonic Chameleon, Guitarist/Composer

Clients in their own words:

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