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Roswell Pro Audio Official Showroom!

Roswell Pro Audio Official Showroom!

Ultimate Studios, Inc is now a Roswell Pro Audio Official Showroom!

I very excited to announce that Ultimate Studios, Inc is a Roswell Pro Audio Official Showroom. If you’ve seen any of the videos from the USI YouTube channel or listened to any of the wonderful artists that have recorded here at the studio then you’ve already heard Roswell microphones.

Request your free 1 hour in-studio demo today!

 

Ever since I received my first pair of Mini K47’s and Delphos they have been use on almost every recording session I’ve done. From drums to guitars to vocals Roswell has helped me shape the sounds of every artist that has come through the doors.

Speaking of vocals you have to check out the Colares!!

I love what Matt McGlynn has been able to achieve with Roswell. He’s created wonderful sounding microphones that compete with the best mics on the market, at a fraction of the price!

Now you can have a chance to check them out for yourselves. Setup a free 1 hour in-studio demo to hear how these mics sound…..in person! Just fill out the Roswell Demo Request Form to reserve your time.

Check out Roswell in action!
Live Performance of “You Really Got Me”

Ernesto Homeyer – Guitar, Philip Bynoe – Bass, Greg Garman – Drums, – Charlie Waymire – Engineer

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists 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!

Contact us for more information about how we can help you achieve your musical goals!

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Gears of War 5 Portuguese Voice Over

Gears of War 5 Portuguese Voice Over

Gears of War 5 is a huge video game, both in popularity and amount of Voice Over! I had the pleasure of recording Voice Over artist Bruno Mello who portrayed the character Del.

Voice Over artist Bruno Mello recording Gears of War 5 at Ultimate Studios, Inc

There is an enormous amount of dialog in a game like this. Some of it’s freeform, some is strict time constraint and some is lip sync.

The lip sync is the most fun because you get to see how it matches up with the video but is also tricky because Portuguese and English don’t necessarily match syllable for syllable!

The studio, Audioman, that was contracted with overseeing the Portuguese overdubs is located in Sao Paolo. It’s run by a school mate, Nick Casabona, from my Musicians Institute days in the late 90’s. Pretty cool!

It was fun working on such a cool game with great talent. If you’re a gamer you’ve got to check it out!

Charlie

 

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists 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!

Contact us for more information about how we can help you achieve your musical goals!

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Mixing for Taiwanese Artist “Mixer”

Mixing for Taiwanese Artist “Mixer”

Last year I had the wonderful pleasure of going to Taiwan and putting on several recording clinics with studios in Taipei and Kaohsiung along with my partners in crime Hao and Tao. Well they have opened up Ultimate Studios, Inc Taiwan and this year I got to mix a project they produced at their brand new studio.

The grammy winning band Mixer worked a new tracked at Ultimate Studios, Inc TW and was Mixed and Mastered here at Ultimate Studios, Inc in Los Angeles by myself and Ernesto Homeyer. They shot a new music video as well and a full behind the scenes video of the entire recording process along with Warm Audio.

It was so much fun having the chance to work on this track with them and the new studio. It’s a really cool band (even if you don’t speak Mandarin the melody is catchy!!) and I wish them all the best!

Have a look and a listen below!

Charlie

Lyrics | Sheng Hao
Composition | Ann
Arranger | ???Mixer
Vocal | Sheng Hao
Drum | Vincent
Bass | Eno
Guitar | Ann
Guitar | Bosy
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Producer | Tao
Recording Engineer | Hao
Mixing Engineer | Charlie Waymire
Sound Designer | Steven
Mastering Engineer | Ernesto Homeyer
Mastering Studio | Ultimate Studios Inc.
Powered by Warm Audio
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Director | Sheng Hao
Videographer | Bosy / Kyte / Choerhchun
Editor | Bosy / Kyte
Typography | Bosy / Kyte
Colorist?Bosy

Music Video

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Batfarm Releases New Single “Now That You’re Gone”

Batfarm Releases New Single “Now That You’re Gone”

“Now That You’re Gone” A powerful, emotive, new single from Batfarm

While we have been super busy finishing up the new Batfarm EP the dynamic duo of Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse have released the second single from the upcoming EP.

Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse of Batfarm

“Now That You’re Gone” is an emotive ballad about being left in the wake of a loved one’s suicide. As a sufferer of depression myself, I was trying (lyrically) to bring to light the often uncomfortable subject of suicide and self harm, and the consequences that many loved ones are forced to suffer when someone needlessly takes their own life.” says Alexx Calise.

Written almost 10 years ago by Dennis and Alexx it has taken a while for them to get the song exactly where they wanted it to be. Including production that was equally as powerful as the song content.

Recording sessions for the new EP will wrap in the coming weeks with mixing starting almost immediately after there completion. Look for the EP release this summer and in the meantime check out the new single “Now That You’re Gone”.

Exclusive premier at Teen Music Insider

Batfarm Official WebsiteBatfarm on iTunesBatfarm at Spotify

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists 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!

Contact us for more information about how we can help you achieve your musical goals!

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Batfarm Releases First Single “Get Out”

Batfarm Releases First Single “Get Out”

Los Angeles Rock band Batfarm releases first single “Get Out” and it’s BatAss!

Alexx Calise and Dennis Morehouse of Los Angeles rock band Batfarm

Ok I’ll admit that I’m a little biased since I’ve actually been making the new EP with the band. But seriously they rock and the new Batfarm single is BatAss! Alexx Calise is a powerhouse behind a mic. I don’t know another way to put it. She has so much soul and is a harmony factory. Not to mention she rocks on guitar too.

On drums is Dr. Dennis Morehouse (ok so I gave him the Dr. title but it’s well deserved). He’s an engineers dream because he makes recording drums not only fun but very easy. He’s rock solid and has a killer tone all by himself. I did my best to just not mess it up.

I met Alexx and Dennis a couple years ago when Dan Hegarty and I were doing our Music Chamber podcast and live concerts. They played one of our Toys for Tots benefits and I knew right then I wanted to work with them. I only had to wait a couple years (no big deal…) and I can say the wait was worth it. It’s been such a rewarding experience working with them in the studio.

 

Enough of me blabbering. Have a listen for yourself and please check them out on social media and give them your support. You can find them pretty much everywhere:

iTunesApple MusicAmazonTidalBatfarm Store

Check out the lyric video for “Get Out”

 

BATFARM RELEASE NEW “GET OUT” SINGLE

Los Angeles, CA (March 26, 2019) – LA-based indie rock duo, Batfarm have just released their new single, “Get Out.” The punchy yet introspective tune about battling one’s inner demons is the first original single for the band (they released a cover of the Sneaker Pimp’s “6 Underground” late last year), and an official music video will be following in the coming weeks. The song is now available via all major media outlets, including iTunes and Amazon, and an accompanying lyric video is available on Youtube.

Comprised of Alexx Calise, an introspective lyricist and “harmony machine”, and Dennis Morehouse, a masterful arranger and sound manipulator, Batfarm is a two-piece alternative rock band whose sound can be best described as “darkedelic”. The multi-instrumentalists keep it small not only for efficiency’s sake, but also to keep creating the music they want without added personalities. The band will be releasing a 5-song EP later this year.

For more information about the band, visit batfarmband.com.

 

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists 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!

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EGH Release 3rd Studio Album “High Octane”

EGH Release 3rd Studio Album “High Octane”

Instrumental Rock Band EGH Release New Studio Album “High Octane”

Instrumental Rock Band EGH records new album at Ultimate Studios, Inc Los Angeles

It’s been almost 7 years since the instrumental rock duo called EGH released it’s last album. Comprised of drummer Charlie Waymire and and guitarist Ernesto Homeyer, “High Octane” marks the bands 3rd official release.

High Octane is a departure from EGH’s first two albums. The songs on High Ocatne are tight, guitar riff driven tracks with thunderous drums, catchy melodies and rippin’ solos.

Ernesto Homeyer doesn’t waste any time dropping killer guitar riffs in your ears and then…..well then come the raging solos! Drummer Charlie Waymire holds down the fort with driving, aggressive grooves.

This is for any fan of hard rock instrumental music. Or anyone needing to speed on their way to work (it happens to all of us some times!), High Ocatne has the riffs of Ozzy and Iron Maiden with solos of Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Buckle up! High Octane is better at getting you moving than your morning pot of java!

Mixed by Charlie Waymire & Ernesto Homeyer

Mastered by Ernesto Homeyer

“On this album we wanted to do something more energetic with much simpler arrangements. It was more about having a lot of fun writing songs that get you pumped up instead of something you need a math degree to listen to. All of these tracks are much shorter and get to the point fast! We were just having a ton of fun writing and recording these songs.” says drummer/engineer Charlie Waymire

You can find “High Octane” at iTunes, Apple Music, Tidal, CD Baby, Bandcamp, and more….

Check out the official Video for “High Octane”

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production.

At Ultimate Studios, Inc we understand that the recording process is just the beginning. That’s why we have a full team to help you create an online presence with full web development, SEO, advertising coaching and designing for Facebook, YouTube and Google.

Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career!

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Artist Spotlight: Our Dying World Releases Debut EP “Expedition”

Artist Spotlight: Our Dying World Releases Debut EP “Expedition”

Los Angeles Thrash Metal band Our Dying World release their debut EP “Expedition”

Los Angeles Thrash Metal band Our Dying World

The last 9 months working with Thrash Metal band Our Dying World on their release EP has been a wonderful journey that has had about every twist and turn you could imagine while making a record. Some were typical to the actual recording process and some were a part of the personal journey that one finds themself in when baring their soul to the world.

I believe this is something each and every artists goes through when creating and ultimately releasing their music to the world. Yet no matter how hard the struggle seems to be music has a magical way of pulling one through the worst of times. The making of “Expedition” was basically 3 acts that became one in the end.

It started with excitement and hope as Tom began recording the first songs. The middle of the process was more of a roller coaster paralleled with self-doubt and uncertainty but in the final act it all came together. Tom got to see his vision come to life for the first time and he was joined by the perfect band members for the project.

For my end of things I had the pleasure of working with some great people and helping produce one amazing Thrash Metal EP (of course I may be a bit biased). Curious for Tom’s take on what the past months have meant for him I sent him a few questions to answer.

Enjoy a short interview with Tom Tierney and please be sure to check out Our Dying World’s debut EP “Expedition”.

Charlie

Where to find “Expedition” by Our Dying World:
iTunesSpotifyAmazonBandcampSoundcloud

Interview with Our Dying World’s Tom Tierney

What was the catalyst for starting our dying world?
Los Angeles Thrash Metal band recording guitars at Ultimate Studios, IncI remember exactly what it was. I had made a really severe choice that severed ties between me and my previous studio and band. I think to a certain degree it was blown up to include people that had no business being involved, but I had to own one of the biggest mistakes in my life. 

Music was really all I knew and at this point the only way to get past it was to write. Dirk Verbeuren, who’s been coaching me in drums and life said to me, “Your success doesn’t lie within the confines of those walls. You can make the decision to keep moving.” 

Shortly after making the decision to start writing and playing a show with a band I had done some touring with, I was fired for “not bringing in enough press”. Probably one of the most infuriating things I’ve ever heard in my life but they have a track record for going through drummers like congress goes through legislation. 

I decided I was done waiting on the world to give me a chance and I was giving it one more full blown shot before I hung up my guitar forever. And I think I had to be in that mindset of “Do or Die” before I could truly access what I needed to make the record come together how it did. 

What has writing, recording, and releasing Expedition mean for me on a personal and professional level?

recording drums with Our Dying World at Ultimate Studios, inc los angelesGrowing up, I always thought I was meant for the stage in one way or another. As I got older and reality set in as it tends to do in later years, I began to doubt whether or not I was actually cut out for it. 

I had never run a band or made business decisions, I’d never even written a song. I just kind of learned the parts from other people’s music and played my parts. 

After multiple upsets with previous projects and band members who’s egos, insecurities, and inability to share power with the other band members caused me to basically flounder in limbo with music for about six years, I decided to give it one last try to put in everything I had, and if it didn’t work out, then at least I’d know I was the problem and I should try something different with my life. 

I haven’t been on a recording since 2011 so having a new recording where I was not only playing drums, but writing all the music and playing most of the instruments with exceptions to singing and playing solos, showed me a few things:

1) When I had the right mindset, resources, drive, and unwillingness to put up with anyone’s bullshit, I can actually write half a decent song that people ENJOY

2) I found a creative and successful way to channel my negativity into something that truly can be captured on a track and it shows

3) I am perfectly capable of making decisions as a leader and a part of a team. I’m also willing to listen and make compromises when my opinion may not be the popular one. 

4) I don’t have to settle. I turned down a few people for the lineup because the vibe wasn’t right. And I always knew almost instantly, or they would back out on their own. I knew we could be a unit when we all spent a day just hanging out together and chilling without the distractions of the setlist and the noise. 

recording guitar with thrash metal band Our Dying World at Ultimate Studios, Inc van nuys5) And personally, I finally was able to complete a huge goal that I set out on an Expedition to find. I’m not sure if I found myself, a new family, or a little bit of both. But I know for a damn fact that if I hadn’t picked up that guitar and just went for it that I wouldn’t be sitting here listening to Liberation with a smile on my face. 

Expedition was entering the race. I think I’m qualified to run it, as is everyone on the team, whether you’re recording, playing, marketing, or whatever your role is. The point is we’re finally getting started. It’s been the longest wait of my life and I’m glad I made it to the starting line. Now the race begins. 

 

 

 

What was your process for writing and recording Expedition?

I’ll be quite honest with you, the process was really rough. There was a ton of alcohol involved, mostly depressing nights of just kind of wallowing in anger and resentment. But the material and lyrics felt real and they felt like they would hit hard. 

2018 overall was a really shitty year and I chose to put my faith in the wrong people most of the time, and I would wind up getting hurt for not keeping my cards close enough to the chest. But every time, I’d grab a new riff, a new verse of lyrics, and it was almost a paradox of feeling so connected to what I was writing and creating, it was almost like I would subconsciously put myself into blackouts or some emotional shit so I could keep the train of thought going. 

Expedition is in no way a happy or very well thought out record. It’s got some of my lowest points in it and without divulging too much information, it’s been a savior to be able to outlet all of this into tangible music. Not sure what would have happened if I didn’t deal with this process the way I did. 

At times I know it was a struggle getting through the writing and recording process. What was the main thing that kept you going?

It’s really hard to say. I think it was a lot of hatred to be completely transparent. I wanted to show the world that I may be totally fucked in the head, but I can make gold out of it and you’re gonna fucking hear it whether you like it or not. 

And then you’re gonna find yourself enjoying it. There was definitely a few times I was just thinking about scrapping it. Doing all this by myself was a new experience and I had literally no idea what I was doing.

But there was always progress. That was how I think I knew I was onto something. From picking the right members, to tracking songs, to writing lyrics, there was always something new I could show them. I think that if there had been too many hang ups or too many setbacks I would have become discouraged and tossed in the towel. 

But we were always moving. No matter what. Even in the setbacks, it seems to have taken a different course than my personal life. Things moved smoothly, almost like clockwork. I was definitely skeptical at first but in the end that smoothness is what told me that it was the right thing to do.

How would you describe ODW?

Tom Tierney, Dave Ainsworth of Thrash Metal band Our Dying World with producer Charlie Waymire at Ultimate Studios, IncOh man this is gonna be a tough one. ODW is a concept that I took from the pit of my heart and found a way to friendship, a new love for my own talents and of course everyone else in the band, and a sense of fulfillment that I didn’t know if I would ever find. 

We’re derived of a bunch of nerds, teachers, jokers, and we have a cowboy for a vocalist. What can I say? I’m not entirely sure how such a blissful thing came from such a dark place. But I know for a fact that I looked at everyone just hanging out and drinking their beers and eating chips on a boat the other day and thinking “I hope this lineup never changes”. 

I know there’s gonna be issues and setbacks and whatnot, but it feels legit this time. And I hope I see these same dudes after the show every god damn time we play. Cuz it feels real now and there’s momentum. And it’s enlightening and terrifying. But with that fear, that’s how you know it really means a lot, ya know?

What’s in the near future for the band?

So we’ve got a show on April 28 at Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood and then in June we’re flying across the country to play NJ Metalfest, which is gonna be absolutely legendary. 

Between all that, I think we wanna shoot a video and we’ve already started writing again. I think we’re shooting for a new single before the summer is over. The process never stops. Other than that, man we just want to see how far out into the world this record goes. We’ve really been excited about the press we’ve received from random internet magazines and radio stations. 

I think at this point we just have to keep putting our all into it. Especially now that the writing process is open to everyone. I’ll still have my hand in the pot but I’ve got a full band that I’m standing with now and I know everything that comes to the light will be far better than anything I could do myself. 

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Our Dying World New Single Release!

Our Dying World New Single Release!

Los Angeles Metal Band Our Dying World New Single Release – “Post Mortem”

Los Angeles Metal Band Our Dying World Recording Studio Los Angeles

Los Angeles thrash masters Our Dying World have released their debut single “Post Mortem”.

With aggressive guitar riffs, thunderous drums and vocals that will make you scream at the top of your lungs “Post Mortem” pays homage to old school thrash and metal while being distinctively modern.

If you’re a fan old great metal and thrash then you will definitely want to check out Our Dying World.

Led by drummer, and main songwriter, Tom Tierney this quartet from Los Angeles is gearing up for a big 2019. The new single release of “Post Mortem” is just the beginning.

 

The band features:
Tom Tierney: Drums & Guitar
David Ainsworth: Vocals
Chris Buzea: Lead Guitar
Nick Loxx: Bass

“Post Mortem” is available at OurDyingWorld.com and on all of the major digital and streaming platforms.

Check out the lyric video for “Post Mortem”.

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402
http://www.UltimateStudiosInc.com

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production.

At Ultimate Studios, Inc we understand that the recording process is just the beginning. That’s why we have a full team to help you create an online presence with full web development, SEO, advertising coaching and designing for Facebook, YouTube and Google.

Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career!

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King Crazy Release New Christmas Album

King Crazy Release New Christmas Album

“A Rockin’ Christmas” by King Crazy

A rockin’ and deliciously fun Christmas EP. A little rock, a little roll with a touch of blues and you have one fun Christmas party record.

King Crazy’s “A Rockin’ Christmas” gets a facelift with a re-mix and re-master by Charlie Waymire and Ernesto Homeyer.

Featuring 5 iconic Christmas songs, King Crazy didn’t simply cover a few holiday songs, they put their own twist on this Christmas album.

With some clever arrangements, rockin’ guitar riffs, thundering drum grooves, lots of cool vocals and a touch of organ just to top things off.

From the rockin’ and fun renditions of “Jingle Bell Rock” & “White Christmas“, the groovin’ blues shuffle version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” to the AC/DC-esque track “Winter Wonderland” we’re sure that “A Rockin’ Christmas” will not only be a great addition to your holiday music catalogue but will jump start your holiday office parties too!

Get ready to crank up the Christmas tunes!

Where to get “A Rockin’ Christmas” Christmas Album:

iTunes/Apple Music | Amazon | Bandcamp | CD Baby | Ultimate Studios, Inc Store

King Crazy & Friends:

Brian “Hacksaw” Williams – Vocals
Ernesto Homeyer – Guitar
Menno Verbaten – Bass
Charlie Waymire – Drums

Special Guests:
Tony Landers – Piano on “White Christmas”
Gary Pritchard – Piano & Organ on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”
Leslie Jones – Sax on “White Christmas”
Nicole Carson & Aubrey Buchanan – All Background Vocals

 

Watch the lyric video for “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree”

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production.

At Ultimate Studios, Inc we understand that the recording process is just the beginning. That’s why we have a full team to help you create an online presence with full web development, SEO, advertising coaching and designing for Facebook, YouTube and Google.

Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career!

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Recording Drums with A Page Unturned

Recording Drums with A Page Unturned

Ryan Sebold and A Page Unturned Recording Drums

A Page Unturned was back in the studio recording drums for two more singles. Drummer Ryan Sebold does an amazing job of laying down the foundation for this band. Part of the wave of pop-punk revival acts, A Page Unturned cited influences like Blink 182, New Found Glory, and Ellegarden, Creating energetic, melodic, fast-paced music that captures the essential roots of the 90’s/2000’s Pop-punk sound while creating a new exciting sound of their own.

For all of my sessions I like to talk with the artists before hand about what the goals are for the session. In this case Ryan and I talked at length about what type of sounds the band wanted for this round of songs. That helps me put together a plan on how best to achieve the artists goals. For these songs he wanted a big, aggressive, sound.

Choosing the Drums

Drum setup for Ryan Sebold and pop punk band A Page Unturned

Knowing that we used a combination of drums. My 18×22 Gretsch kick with an Evans Emad head, Ryan’s Pearl Forum toms with clear Remo Emperor heads, and Ryan’s Orange County Percussion snare drum with a Remo P77 head.

The Emad on the kick does a great job of giving a tight punchy low end while still having some high end smack to cut through the mix.

The clear Remo Emperors (my favorite) do a little better job of cutting through a mix than their coated counter parts. At least for this king of music where there is a lot happening in the songs.

 

Miking the Drums

Snare Drum miking techniques for pop punk band A Page Unturned

I cover all the mic setup in the video but some of the stand outs for me are the Audio-Technica ATM250/Roswell Pro Audio Mini K47 combo on the kit. This combo give me the good note definition I need with a good solid low end that is fast and punchy.

Add in some DBX 160x on the inside kick mic and we’ve got one hell of a kick sound.

The snare was a combo of an SM57 and AKG 451b on top and a SM57 on bottom. The top mics get a little eq from the Trident 88 and some compression from my Aphex 651 Expressors.

lately I’ve been leaning towards my Heil PR30 for hi-hats. They are not harsh like a condenser but still have really good articulation.

Those mics comprise the core of the setup. The rest you’ll have to watch the video for. 🙂

Check out the A Page Unturned website and A Page Unturned Facebook Page.

Happy recording!
Charlie

 

About Ultimate Studios, Inc

Ultimate Studios, Inc is a full service recording studio, mixing studio and band development resource located in Los Angeles, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, CA 91402

We believe EVERYONE deserves great sounding music!
Ultimate Studios, Inc is a boutique production facility for artists and bands to collaborate, create, and record.

Led by Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire, our team assists artists through the entire creative process including recording, mixing, mastering, and video production.

At Ultimate Studios, Inc we understand that the recording process is just the beginning. That’s why we have a full team to help you create an online presence with full web development, SEO, advertising coaching and designing for Facebook, YouTube and Google.

Our ultimate goal is to help bands and artists build a strong brand for a lasting career!

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