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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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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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Rockin’ Music For Your Christmas Festivities!

Rockin’ Music For Your Christmas Festivities!

King Crazy – “A Rockin’ Christmas” EP!

A Rockin’ Christmas on iTunes!

King Crazy didn’t simply cover a few holiday songs, they put their own twist on them with some clever arrangements, rockin’ guitar riffs, thundering drum grooves, lots of cool vocals and a touch of organ just to top things off.

King Crazy’s band members Brian “Hacksaw” Williams (vocals), Ernesto Homeyer (guitar), Menno Verbaten (bass) and Charlie Waymire (drums) are joined by a truly talented cast of musicians including Tony Landers (piano on “White Christmas”), Gary Pritchard (piano & organ on “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree”), Leslie Jones (sax on “White Christmas”) and Nicole Carson & Aubrey Buchanan (all background vocals).

With 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!

It’s time to bust out the Eggnog and crank up the Christmas tunes!

 

“A Rockin’ Christmas” is available on iTunes and at CDBaby!

Get yours now!

 

Check out Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow. Enjoy!

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Raz Azraai Releases New Single! (w/video)

Raz Azraai Releases New Single! (w/video)

Guitarist Raz Azraai has just released his new single “I Feel Alive”. The drums for “I Feel Alive” were recorded at Ultimate Studios, Inc by Stanley Love. Along with Raz Azraai on guitar and Stanley Love on drums the vocal duties were handled by Evan Rodaniche of Cage 9.

Fans of rock and real guitar playing are going to love this track. It’s energy will flat out floor you!

 

 

“We had a fantastic time recording drums on this track. Despite the song’s high intensity the vibe in the studio was super laid back and fun. Raz gave Stanley and I plenty of time to find the right drums for the track and ultimately the right tones. Stanley did a fantastic job on the track. I’m looking forward to working with them again!” says engineer Charlie Waymire

“Charlie is very enthusiastic about his work, he knows what to do right away, and make the drums sounds world class. Satisfying experience working with him and Ultimate Studios, the place to record in LA.” says guitarist Raz Azraai

 

Give yourself a treat and check out the video! For more information on Raz Azraii visit his website at www.razazraaimusic.com.

Here are a few photos from the session!

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“Black Market Hearts” Mastered by Ernesto Homeyer

“Black Market Hearts” Mastered by Ernesto Homeyer

Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Wein’s new album, “Black Market Hearts”, was mastered at URS by Mastering Engineer Ernesto Homeyer. The album was produced by another familiar personality, Scott Francisco.

Mark is an extremely talented guitar player and song writer. His cast of characters on the album are Martin Torres (Bass), Tyler Walton (Drums) and Gary Pritchard (Keyboards) with help from guest artists Tommy Harkenrider (James Harman, Lynwood Slim, Big J McNeely), Scheila Gonzalez (Zappa Plays Zappa) and Sean Billings (Brian Setzer Orchestra).

For more information on Mark Wein please visit www.MarkWein.com.

Buy “Black Market Hearts” on iTunes.

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Charlie Plays on New Ryan Higa Parody

Charlie Plays on New Ryan Higa Parody

YouTube sensation Ryan Higa has released another comedy hit titled “GTFO My Room” and commissioned Charlie to play on the track. The song is a parody of all things EMO, was co-written and produced by Andy Lange, and shot straight to the top of the iTunes Comedy chart.

During tracking the gang took some time to film an episode of FullOnDrums to document the drum recording process. Andy Lange (more video from Andy soon!) joins Charlie at Ultimate Rhythm Studios for filming of the episode and gives some details about the song. Enjoy!

Buy GTFO My Room on iTunes

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Adrian Galysh Releases New Album!

Adrian Galysh Releases New Album!

Guitar player extraordinaire Adrian Galysh has released his new solo album “Tone Poet“.

“Tone Poet” features some fantastic players including Todd Sucherman, Philip Bynoe, Mark Boals, and Charlie Waymire. Charlie’s drum tracks were all recorded at his studio, Ultimate Rhythm Studios.

Check out Adrian explaining each track from “Tone Poet” including audio samples.

For more information about “Tone Poet” visit www.AdrianGalysh.com!

“Tone Poet” is available on iTunes

 

 

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Drummer Ray Rojo Releases New Song (w/video)

Drummer Ray Rojo Releases New Song (w/video)

We were honored to have drummer Ray Rojo in the studio recording his very first composition, “Over the Trees”, and shooting a killer video! For this song Ray put together a formidable band featuring Pete Griffin (Zappa Plays Zappa/Edgar Winters) on bass, Chris Buzea on guitar, and Chris Norton (Zappa Plays Zappa) on keys. One listen to this track and you’ll know why Ray picked these guys.

“I’ve known Ray for quite sometime now and he has really become a fantastic drummer. He is one of the most hard working musicians I know and is dedicated to becoming better and better each and every day. We had a great time in the studio working with him and his band. I can’t wait to hear what he comes up with next!” says recording and mixing engineer Charlie Waymire.

“Over the Trees” will be on iTunes soon!

Over the Trees was written by Ray Rojo
featuring:
Pete Griffin – Bass
Chris Buzea – Guitar
Chris Norton – Keys

Recorded & Mixed by Charlie Waymire
Mastered by Ernesto Homeyer
Director of Photography & Video Editing by Scott Francisco
Assistant Audio Engineer – Lizzy Ostro
Assistant Video Engineer – Victor Salazar

 

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Statues of Cats EP Released!

Statues of Cats EP Released!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

 

Rock Band Statues of Cats Release Debut EP!

Los Angeles, California – October 8, 2013 – Rock band Statues of Cats have just released their debut EP, “Memorabilia”, on 80/20 Records. The band recorded and mixed the EP at Ultimate Rhythm Studios in Los Angeles with engineer Charlie Waymire. The mastering was done by Ernesto Homeyer at Ultimate Rhythm Studios. With a vibe similar to Kings of Leon and Red Hot Chili Peppers, Statues of Cats give you a mix of rock, funk, good grooves, and fantastic vocals! “Memorabilia” is sure to earn its place in just about anyone’s collection.

Statues of Cats recording at Ultimate Rhythm Studios

Statues of Cats recording their debut EP!

Statues of Cats consists of David Hauge (vocals/guitars), Jonney Machtig (guitars/vocals), Dan Rojas (bass/vocals), and Anthony Salazar (drums/vocals). The approach for this 5 song EP was much different than the typical recording process in this day and age. Where as a lot of music made now is piece mailed together, SOC and engineer Charlie Waymire wanted “Memorabilia” to be done organically with as much “feel” as possible. “We had everyone in the room playing together, live. We even kept the scratch vocal on one of the songs because David sang his heart out on that take. What you hear on this EP is 4 guys having fun and playing music together. The energy is contagious” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

Statues of Cats is not your run of the mill rock band. They aren’t afraid to play a heavy rock riff on one song and then follow it up with a funk tune. The band was featured on an episode of FullOnDrums.com during tracking and gave a live performance of “Valley of the Sun”. They are currently working on tour dates for the fall.

 

“Memorabilia” is available on iTunes!

 

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.

 

Press Contacts:
Contact Statues of Cats at:
band@statuesofcats.com
www.StatuesofCats.com.

Contact Ultimate Rhythm Studios:
Charlie Waymire
cw@ultimaterhythmstudio.com
(818) 308-4553

Statues of Cats on FullOnDrums.com

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3 New EP’s Being Released!

3 New EP’s Being Released!

It’s been a busy summer at Ultimate Rhythm Studios! 3 fantastic bands are releasing new EP’s this month!

We’ll have some more on these bands soon including some interviews! Now go check out their music!

 

 

Statues of Cats – “Memorabilia”

Statues of Cats - Memorabilia

Statues of Cats officially released their debut EP “Memorabilia” on Thursday Sept. 26th. They performed a fantastic set at the Foundation Room at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA. “Memorabilia” features 5 songs of Rock, Funk, Good Grooves, and fantastic vocals! The band consists of David Hauge (vocals/guitars), Jonney Machtig (guitars/vocals), Dan Rojas (bass/vocals), and Anthony Salazar (drums/vocals).

 

Visit Statues of Cats on Facebook and the official Statues of Cats Website. Also check out the Statues of Cats episode of FullOnDrums.com.

Listen to Statues of Cats on Soundcloud.

Statues of Cats Release Party

Statues of Cats Perform @ The Foundation Room

Statues of Cats Release Party

Anthony, Charlie, David & Jonney

Statues of Cats

Statues of Cats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Right Hand Rule – “R.H.R.”

Right Hand Rule Cover

Right Hand Rule - "R.H.R."

Right Hand Rule officially releases their self-titled debut EP, R.H.R., on October 4, 2013. They’ll be performing at the Parish Room at the House of Blues in Hollywood, CA at 10pm. The 7 song EP was recorded over the past 5 years and features Leslie Jones (vocals/percussion/sax/flute), Pharoah Barrett (bass/vocals), Rob Thrall (guitars), Scott McPike (drums), and Mo Beeks (keys). They also have a full horn section that is off the hook. Right Hand Rule puts on a great, energetic, live show that you won’t want to miss!

Visit the Right Hand Rule Facebook page for more information. Buy the R.H.R EP on iTunes.

 

Dankrupt – “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy”

Dankrupt - Chapter 11 Dankruptcy

Reggae outfit Dankrupt will officially release their debut EP, “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy”, on October 17th, 20013 at the Joint in Los Angeles, CA. Dankrupt will be filling the airwaves with good vibes and killer grooves. The band consists of Grant Bogorad (vocals/guitar), Tim Canton (drums), Tony Ward (bass), and Enrique Marquez Paris (lead guitar). Be sure to get out to The Joint on the 17th to catch these guys live!

Visite the Dankrupt Facebook Page and the official Dankrupt Website. Buy “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy” on iTunes.

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