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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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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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The Sonic Chameleon Records New EP! w/video

The Sonic Chameleon Records New EP! w/video

Sandesh Nagaraj, known as The Sonic Chameleon, has been working on a brand new EP due out this fall. His writing is anything but predictable and he has enlisted some amazing musicians to add to his already deep musical landscape.

“I love working with Sandesh because I never know what to expect. There are no rules, no restrictions to his writing and he lets me have that approach during tracking as well. We did some experimenting and really created a unique vibe for these songs. He always has great musicians playing with him and I’m honored to be a part of it.” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

The first single off the EP is called “Gini” and we were lucky to get a live performance from Sandesh and the fantastic Katie Campbell on vocals. Enjoy!

Visit The Sonic Chameleon’s Facebook page for more info.

 

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Statues of Cats Tracking Debut EP!

Statues of Cats Tracking Debut EP!

Los Angeles based rock band Statues of Cats have been burning the midnight oil working on their debut EP, “Memorabilia”, to be released on 80/20 Records September 26th.

The band consists of David Hauge (vocals/guitar/trumpet & other noises), Jonney Machtig (guitars & crazy sounds), Anthony Salazar (drums & percussion), and Dan Rojas (bass) and their sound is a modern-vintage rock explosion of fiery jams, funky-jazzy skank, and 8-bit, punk-rock sandpaper grittiness. If you think that description sounds over the top then you haven’t heard this band yet.

It has been a real pleasure working with these guys. They are young and have lots of energy but they also have an amazing amount of musical maturity. Well beyond their years. We were also able to get everyone in the room at the same time playing and capture them as a band with all the energy their live shows have. I think you’ll hear that when the EP comes out.

The band needs your help to finish the EP! Give the band some support. We promise you won’t be disappointed!

 

Coins for Cats: Funding Statues of Cats debut EP “Memorabilia”.

 

Visit their website, www.statuesofcats.com, and www.facebook.com/StatuesofCats for more info about the band.

Just to tease you a little bit Statues of Cats was featured on FullOnDrums.com. Check out the video below and see for yourself what these cats are all about! We’ll post more info on the tracking process soon.

 

 

Here are a few photos from the session:

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heart.beats.mind Streams New EP

heart.beats.mind Streams New EP

Australian duo “heart.beats.mind” is streaming their new EP on Soundcloud for free. The drums for this EP were tracked by drummer Mike Avenaim at Ultimate Rhythm Studios. Check out Mike’s Post here.

heart.beats.mind is a collaborative effort between Jordan Millar & Elle May. Learn more about this extremely talented duo at www.heartbeatsmind.com & the heart.beats.mind Facebook Page.

 

Listen on the heart.beats.mind Soundcloud page now!

 

Watch the heart.beats.mind EPK.

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Dankrupt Records Debut EP – “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy”

Dankrupt Records Debut EP – “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy”

Reggae outfit Dankrupt, featuring Grant Bogorad (Rhythym Guitar/Vocals), Tony Ward – (Bass), and Tim Canton – (Drums), recently finished recording their debut EP titled “Chapter 11 Dankruptcy”. They’ll be bringing their brand of Reggae, Funk & Latin Rhythms to the masses very, very soon!

 

 

“It was a lot of fun working with these guys. Especially on the final tune because we tracked it completely live in the studio. These cats nailed it! I’m really looking forward to the mixing process.” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

The mixing process will start in the next week or two. Check out Dankruptmusic.com and the official Dankrupt Facebook page for more info!

A few photos from the sessions!

Dankrupt

Dankrupt: Grant (guitar/vocals), Tony (bass), Tim (drums) & producer Tim Pedersen

Dankrupt from the control room

Recording Dankrupt - Grant & Tony in control room

Recording Dankrupt - Grant & Tony in control room

Recording Dankrupt - Tim Canton Tracking Drums

Tim Canton Tracking Drums

Recording Dankrupt - Tim & Tony tracking

Recording Dankrupt - Tim & Tony tracking

Recording Dankrupt - Grant tracking guitar

Recording Dankrupt - Grant tracking guitar

Recording Dankrupt - Charlie in the control room

Recording Dankrupt - Charlie in the control room

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Anthony Pirro Records Debut EP

Anthony Pirro Records Debut EP

Songwriter Anthony Pirro (along with Producer Brian “Hacksaw” Williams) has wrapped up production on his debut EP at Ultimate Rhythm Studios.

The songs were initially started at the old facility with Vocals, Mixing & Mastering being completed at the new location.

 

 

“We had a lot of fun recording this EP. The mixes sound great and I’m excited for Anthony to put it out.” says engineer Charlie Waymire.

We’ll keep you posted on the release!

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