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In Session w/Adam Moseley (w/video)

In Session w/Adam Moseley (w/video)

Producer Adam Moseley was in the studio working with the band Beck Black. Adam is an amazing producer with a long history of working with some of the biggest artists in the music business dating back to the hay day at Trident Studios in London.

During this session we chronicled Adam while he talks about his recording philosophies and why he likes the new Trident 88 console. He brought a fantastic band, Beck Black, and recorded them live.

The band consists of Beck Black (vocals/keys), Adam Alt (drums), and Mo (guitars).

There was a LOT of video recorded for this session that will be released in the near future by Trident Audio Developments that will feature reviews with Adam as well has recording techniques and a performance by the band. We’ll keep you posted about the release of the video.

In the meantime enjoy some photos and a quick behind the scenes video from Charlie.

www.AdamMoseley.net
www.BeckBlack.com
www.TridentAudioDevelopments.com

 

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Recording with Chad Smith (w/Video)

Recording with Chad Smith (w/Video)

Ultimate Studios, Inc. was recently invaded by Chad Smith and Kevin Chown who were recording for international superstar Tarja Turunen.

Tarja’s music is extremely dynamic with very orchestral arrangements. To match the demands of the music we set Chad up with a late 60’s Rogers Holiday kit with 10″, 12″, 13″ rack toms, 14″ & 16″ floor toms and a 24″ kick. This kit was massive and sounded even more massive!

Working together in Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats, Chad and Kevin have formed one of the most formidable rhythm sections in music. To make this session even better we tracked them together! The way a great rhythm section should be tracked!

“When you have a rhythm section as good as Chad and Kevin they absolutely have to play together. There is simply no other way to do it. Watching them interact with each other in the room and hearing the energy and groove they were creating was simply fantastic. This is exactly why I built Ultimate Studios, Inc!” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

Check out Tarja at: www.tarjaturunen.com and the Bombastic Meatbats at: www.facebook.com/bombasticmeatbats

Check out a short video clip from the session.

Awesome day tracking drums and bass with Chad Smith and Kevin Chown yesterday. Awesome rhythm section!

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Drum Recording Ninja Workshop!

Drum Recording Ninja Workshop!

Want to learn how to record better drums?
Want to learn how to tune your drums for better recordings?
Do you have a limited budget or limited amount of channels?

If you answered YES to ANY of these questions then the Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is for you!

There are only 8 seats open and this WILL sell out, so you’ll need to REGISTER NOW if you want to reserve a seat for just $69 $49!

 


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The Drum Recording Ninja Workshop is for engineers, drummers, recording enthusiasts of all levels, and of course, ninjas. Our goal is to teach you how to get the BEST sounding drums and the BEST tones for your recordings no matter what your situation is.

We’ll be covering tuning and easy-to-use techniques for tuning, microphone types and how they can be used to make better recordings, and minimal miking setups so you can get GREAT tones with just a few microphones.

 

“Drums are my passion. I want to share that passion with you and help you understand drum recording better by showing you some of my techniques.” Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

Engineer Charlie Waymire with Chad Smith and Kevin Chown at Ultimate Studios, Inc

Engineer Charlie Waymire with Chad Smith & Kevin Chown

Charlie Waymire

Besides being an accomplished drummer himself, engineer Charlie Waymire is extremely adept at working with drummers to get the best possible performance and in turn, the best possible drum recordings. This is one of the many reasons that Ultimate Studios, Inc has become a home for drummers to record their drum tracks. Charlie is the tone master when it comes to drums!

Some drummers that Charlie has recorded at Ultimate Studios, Inc. include:

Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Ray Luzier (Korn), Josh Freese (Perfect Circle), Benny Rogers II (Mariah Carey), J.R. Robinson (Michael Jackson), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Mike Avenaim (Scott Weiland), Jeff Bowders (Paul Gilbert), Greg Garman (Selena Gomez), and Nick Adams (David Cook), among several others.

He is also the host and co-creator of FullOnDrums.com; a show dedicated to the art of recording drums.

 

Tuning guru Kurt Berger at Ultimate Studios, Inc tuning for Chad Smith

Kurt Berger

When it comes to tuning, there are few people on the planet that know more about the workings of drums than drummer & tuning guru Kurt Berger. He has taught hundreds of drummers how to tune and has worked with some of the biggest drummers in the biz.

He is the resident tuning guru for FullOnDrums.com and works closely with Charlie at Ultimate Studios, Inc to build fantastic sounding drum kits. He keeps the clients that record at Ultimate Studios Inc. extremely happy with his bar-none tuning tricks!

 

 


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Record Your Drums Tracks Here!

Record Your Drums Tracks Here!

 

Bring On The Drums!

Getting great drum sounds is more than just “getting a great drum sound”. It’s about getting a sound that is right for the song. Context is EVERYTHING! Our specialty at Ultimate Studios, Inc is getting each and every artist the perfect sounding drums for their songs. Continue reading →

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Duranbah Release New Album – Runaway

Duranbah Release New Album – Runaway

Duranbah, brothers Lucas Bomeny (drums) & Leonardo Bomeny (guitar/vocals), have released their new album “Runaway“. Joined by T-Bow Chabosson on bass and a guest appearance by Mateus Asato on guitar the Duranbah’s self-produced, sophmore, release is now available on iTunes and soon to be available on CD.

The album was recorded, mixed, and mastered at Ultimate Studios, Inc. by Charlie Waymire & Ernesto Homeyer.

“I had a fantastic time working with Lucas and Leo. They are great guys and have some great songs. They were also very prepared which allowed us to track the majority of the parts live as a band with minimal overdubs. The energy they had in the room was really nice and I think we captured that.” says recording/mixing engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

For more information visit Duranbah on Facebook
You can listen to the entire album on Soundcloud – Duranbah “Runaway” on Soundcloud
Buy the album on iTunes – Duranbah “Runaway” on iTunes

Enjoy some photos from the sessions below!

 

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Live In The Studio w/Boroughs (w/video)

Live In The Studio w/Boroughs (w/video)

Recording live music is one of our favorite things to do at Ultimate Studios, Inc. We were recently joined by a fantastic local L.A. band Boroughs, for a live in studio concert. They performed 5 songs to a small audience of fans and we captured the entire performance on video.

The band features Kyle Neal (vocals/guitar), Derrick Wong (bass), JD Carrera (guitar), Cole Peterson (drums), and Natalie Nicoles (background vocals). To learn more about the band and to find out when are where they are performing live visit www.boroughsmusic.com.

 

 

Enjoy the concert!

 

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Live Tracking Brings Music To Life

Live Tracking Brings Music To Life

There is no better way to breathe life into your music than using real, live musicians. That happens to be our specialty here at Ultimate Studios, Inc! Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire has built up a long list of the best players in LA with the sole intent of helping YOU create better music. Adding live instruments to your music will make it groove better and give it a timeless appeal.

One recent session included drummer Real Drum Tracks Now drummer Mike Avenaim (Emblem3/Scott Weiland), Bassist Kevin Chown (Chad Smith’s Bombastic Meatbats), and guitarist Christ Vazquez (Daniel Powter/Andre Cymone). Working with Charlie this uber talented group worked with a new pop artist to add a real, live, band to a rock track. The benefit of using a group a musicians like this is they all bring years of music experience to the music. That makes these tracks special!

 

“My goal is to always have the most talented group of people in the room, at the same time, recording on your music. That way I know the artist is getting exactly what they need for their songs. I take great pride in my work and so do all of the musicians I work with.” says Producer/Engineer Charlie Waymire.

 

What ever you need we can deliver. Full band tracking, real drum tracking, adding live musicians to your programmed songs, mixing, mastering, and video, we can do it all! Contact us to get your next session started and come by and see the studio!

 

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Ultimate Studios, Inc Turns 2!

Ultimate Studios, Inc Turns 2!

It was just over 2 years ago when I set out to build a new studio. I had completely outgrown the studio I had in Hollywood and needed a LOT more room. It took us just about 3 months to complete the build including running all the wiring through the walls. It was a HUGE undertaking and I enjoyed every minute of it. Although I do enjoy it much more now that it’s finished! 🙂

A big thanks to Mike Bondra, my contractor, for making this happen. Without him I wouldn’t have a studio. He took my design and made it come to life while at the same time he somehow was able to deal with me and my OCD during the process. We basically spent everyday for over 2 months together and somehow didn’t kill each other!

I also put my partner Ernetso Homeyer to work and without he and Scott Francisco no audio would pass through the rooms. Because of you guys I now know how to wire and Elco patchbay! My gorgeous girlfriend Lizzy Ostro put up with long hours (15-18 hour days) seven days a week and she even helped me hang drywall. She did so much work on the studio that she could probably build one by herself now!

I would like to thank each and every musician, producer, composer, and company that has worked with me at the studio over the past two years. You have helped me make Ultimate Studios, Inc a success and it has been a pleasure working with you all!

Ultimate Studios, Inc Owner, Engineer, and Producer Charlie Waymire

Charlie Waymire in is natural environment

To celebrate the 2 year birthday of the new studio I’m going to post a bunch of photos from the build and add a new one each day on the Ultimate Studios, Inc Facebook page. Here are a few to get started and check the Facebook page each day for more! Be sure to “like” us too!

I look forward to working with everyone to make more great music in 2015!

Charlie

 

 

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Good Vibrations Debuts On DrumMagazine.com! (w/video)

Good Vibrations Debuts On DrumMagazine.com! (w/video)

I am stoked to announce that “Good Vibrations”, a new column on DrumMagazine.com, has officially launched! In each installment I’ll discuss how I work with drummers to get a great sound in the studio. “Good Vibrations” is designed to give you a quick look at how I go for a particular sound to fit a session or song. I’ll be working with different artists in each installment, including some familiar names in the industry.

There are plenty of articles all over the internet that talk just about the gear. I want to focus on “why” I choose to use something and how it relates to the other pieces in the setup and, more importantly, the song. Don’t get me wrong, gear is great and I a super gear nerd but at the end of the day the song is most important and that’s how I’m approaching this column. From the perspective of the song, not the recording gear.

The first episode of “Good Vibrations” features a great friend of mine and an awesome Drummer/Producer Mike Avenaim. We filmed this while working together on a new artist that he’s producing named T’Lark. I hope you enjoy!

Charlie

 

Go to DrumMagazine.com to watch the episode and see complete session notes.

 

Watch “Good Vibrations” EP1 below!

 

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