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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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“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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URS 2014 Post NAMM Jam!

URS 2014 Post NAMM Jam!

After a fun 2014 winter NAMM and a week to recover it was time to do a little jammin’! With a studio full of some of the best musicians in LA there was good music all night and the hang was awesome! Thank you to everyone that attended! Here’s a little video and some photos from the night! Looking forward to the next one!

We literally threw some microphones up, did no soundcheck, and the jam was on. People were hangin’ out, talking, clapping, and interacting! It was fun!

Jam featuring: Paul Vallis – Harmonica, Jeff Marshall – Guitar, Ernesto Homeyer – Guitar, Kevin Chown – Bass, & Aubrey Richmond – Violin. (shot from the iPhone Cam)


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Tips & Tricks – Basic Guitar Micing pt3 (w/video)

Tips & Tricks – Basic Guitar Micing pt3 (w/video)

“Tips & Tricks” is a new video series from Ultimate Rhythm Studios that is aimed to help you learn how to make better recordings. We’re kicking off the “Tips & Tricks” series talking about guitars!

In part 2 Charlie and Ernesto showed you how to use two microphones to get a full guitar tone and give you a lot of tonal options. In part 3 they will use condenser mics to record a full and open guitar sound.

Setup #1 is a single MXL v67i. It is placed at different angles and pointed at different spots of the cone to demonstrate the different sound option and is running through the Toft ATB24 console with no eq.

Setup #2 combines an MXL v67i with an Audio Technica AE3000 condenser. Both are running through the Toft ATB24 with no eq.

Download the 48k/24bit files Here.

Be sure to visit the Ultimate Rhythm Studios YouTube channel and subscribe!

 

Basic Guitar Micing pt3

 

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Tips & Tricks – Basic Guitar Micing pt2 (w/video)

Tips & Tricks – Basic Guitar Micing pt2 (w/video)

“Tips & Tricks” is a new video series from Ultimate Rhythm Studios that is aimed to help you learn how to make better recordings. We’re kicking off the “Tips & Tricks” series talking about guitars!

In part 2 Charlie and Ernesto show you how to use two microphones to get a full guitar tone and give you a lot of tonal options.

Setup #1 uses two SM57’s at different angles running through the Toft ATB24 console with no eq.

Setup #2 uses 1 SM57 and 1 Audio Technica ATM450 condenser also running through the Toft ATB24 with no eq.

Download the 48k/24bit files Here.

Be sure to visit the Ultimate Rhythm Studios YouTube channel and subscribe!

 

Basic Guitar Micing pt2

 

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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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Fun Jam at URS!

Fun Jam at URS!

A big thanks to everyone that attended jam night at the studio. It was a very fun hang and some great music was played by some fantastic musicians!

Here’s a few photos from the event:

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EGH Releases “Not Again!?”

EGH Releases “Not Again!?”

Not Again!?” is an instrumental magic carpet ride! From the funk grooves of “JB’s Broken Leg” and “Funky Strut” to the progressive rockers “T3” and “Explorer”, “Not Again!?” demands more than one listen!

Not Again!?” was recorded, mixed and mastered at Ultimate Rhythm Studio by Charlie Waymire and Ernesto Homeyer.

 

Besides the main three amigos “Not Again!?” has a slew of special guests.

Ernesto Homeyer – Guitar
Charlie Waymire – Drums
Justin Apergis – Bass

w/special guests:
Leslie Jones – Sax
Lao Tizer – Keys
Charles Sydnor – Accordion
Menno Verbaten – Bass (Kinda Spanish)

Enjoy a video of “Frettin’ Freddy” off of Not Again!?.

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An Afternoon In The Studio Turns Heavy!

An Afternoon In The Studio Turns Heavy!

One day it’s a ballad, the next day it’s a funk tune. You just never know but on one particularly sunny day in Hollywood Charlie, Ernesto and Menno went a little insane and this is the result. A little hint…it’s not a ballad and it’s not a funk tune. Enjoy!

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New EGH Album Getting Close!

EGH Sophomore Album In The Mixing Stage

It’s been a loooong time since EGH release their debut record “It’s About Time“. 2003 to be exact. The new release is getting very close and, at the moment, is set to be released in November. Tracking is done on all but one song and mixes are completely done on several tunes. Here are a few pictures from some of the sessions over the last year.

Enjoy!

Ernesto, Charlie & Justin

Charlie Waymire

Charlie getting pumped to record!

Mister Jones & Charlie preparing to record sax

Mister Jones & Charlie preparing to record sax!

Ernesto & Mr. Jones

Ernesto and Mister Jones work on a melody.

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones playing sax!

lao Tizer

Recording Lao Tizer on keys.

Charlie's drums

Charlie's drums side shot

Charlie's drum back shot

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