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New Live Stream Concert Series

New Live Stream Concert Series

Live Stream Concert

Live music is such an integral part of our everyday lives and although 2020 has stripped us of that. Well the crew at Ultimate Studios, Inc is trying to do our part to bring you amazing sounding music from some amazing independent artists.

Live Stream your concert from Ultimate Studios, Inc Los AngelesWith most clubs and venues being shut down right now independent artists have largely lost their ability to play their music live in front of an audience. While simple live streaming from phones and simple homes setups is great we are trying to bring recording quality live concerts straight to our home.

Ultimate Studios, Inc has a full HD live streaming rig with a 5 camera switch. The live room is well equipped with instruments (and plenty of space for social distancing!!!) and the audio rolls right off the Trident 88 console and intro the live stream. The audience at home basically you will hear the same thing that we hear in the control room.

We are offering this as a service to any artists that would like to put on a fantastic sounding and looking concert for their fans.

To kick this amazing live streaming service off we are launching a Live Streaming Concert Series. We will feature a diverse group of independent artists that we think are really great!

Our first artist is The Lao Tizer Band. Lao is an amazing and accomplished pianist and his band consists of some of the best players in the business; Ric Fierabracci (bass), Gene Coye (drums), Eric Marienthal (sax) and Tita Hutchison (vocals).

Don’t miss this special live stream concert on August 12, 2020 at 7pm PDT! You can watch the Live Stream here:

Live Stream Concert – Lao Tizer Band

Learn more about The Lao Tizer Band at: www.laotizer.com

Don’t miss a live stream concert! Subscribe to the Ultimate Studios, Inc Youtube Channel!

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Tracking the Band Live w/Argus Roh

Tracking the Band Live w/Argus Roh

The live room setup for Argus Roh

Tracking musicians together, live, in the studio is absolutely one of my favorite things in the world. The energy between players is contagious and it’s so rewarding to hear the music come out of the speakers with a finished quality to it (well almost finished anyway!).

We decided to record Argus Roh‘s debut EP live. Except for the vocals we tracked drums, bass and guitars all together and it really came out well.

Alexis and Jason tracking together

I have the studio setup so drums can be in the main room, utilizing all the available space, and guitars can be in 2 separate ISO booths.

This allows the band to play together but still have complete separation between the instruments.

Because of this we were still able to do punches for any instrument if needed (we only did this once actually!).

The band featuring Sam Escobar (vocals), Alexis Argueta (drums), Rob Duarte (guitar, Jason Campos (bass) and Tony Atilano (guitar) did a fantastic job.

Most metal music nowadays is recorded in pieces so the band playing together added another level of excitement.

I’ll let the video show you the rest! Please be sure to subscribe to the Ultimate Studios, Inc Youtube Channel!

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
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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Recording Drums with Bloodfeast Ritual

Recording Drums with Bloodfeast Ritual

Some sessions are brutal and then some sessions are BRUTAL!

Metal maniacs Bloodfeast ritual entered the studio to start recording their debut EP. Initially we did 6 days of tracking. 4 for drums and 2 for guitars and bass (they were loooong days!). 

Drum Recording Studio Los AngelesThe drum sessions were really fun. Tom Tierney brought in his monstrous Tama Birch Babinga kit which is a gorgeous kit. We put all new Evans heads on everything before the initial tracking and tuned everything just right. 

Our goal was to capture the actual drum sound for the EP live and not rely on samples to define the sound. To do that we spent a decent amount of time tuning and dialing in the tones.

 

best drum recording studio los angeles

With a kit this size it can be challenging to capture everything evenly so we spent a lot of time going around the kit to make sure everything was represented. 

Once that was done it was all about getting Tom a good headphone mix and hitting the record button. 

I’ll leave the rest of the details to the video but suffice it to say we had a TON of fun. 

Be sure to subscribe to the Ultimate Studios, Inc Youtube Channel!

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
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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Wiring A Recording Studio: Connecting the Console to the Computer

Wiring A Recording Studio: Connecting the Console to the Computer

I get a lot of questions about how I get sound from the console to the computer. And while every console/mixer is a bit different it’s really a pretty simple setup that I’ll explain in this video (with some cool animations too!)

I will also answer a common question I get from some of you about using budget mixers not necessarily meant for recording. Some don’t have the necessary outputs to do a full multi-tracked session so what can you do? We’ll discuss that in this video too!

Studio wiring doesn’t have to be super complicated at first. As you start adding more outboard gear it can get messy but with a basic understanding of what you’re doing and a little planning it’s possible to get a smooth setup that makes all of your sessions run smooth.

Please be sure to subscribe to the Ultimate Studios, Inc YouTube Channel!

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 Tips! Parallel Compression on Drums

Mixing Tips! Parallel Compression on Drums

Quick drum mixing tip!!

While minimal miking setups on drums can be very, very effective they can sometimes lack focus or excitement that is needed for modern music production. I want to show you a great way to add some thickness and attitude to any minimally miked drum set. How? With Parallel Compression!!

Parallel compression is a staple for most mixing engineers. Why? Because it’s so effective in helping make certain elements of a mix stand out or feel bigger. I use Parallel compression ALL the time on multiple areas in my mixes.

For this tutorial I’m going to use stock Logic Pro X plugins only. I want this to be about the concept and not the gear. Once you understand the concept use the gear you have. Analog or Digital. Go to town and have fun!

Be sure to subscribe to the Ultimate Studios, Inc YouTube Channel!

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
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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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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Microphone Monday EP2 – Heil PR30

Microphone Monday EP2 – Heil PR30

For episode 2 of the new Microphone Monday series I decided to make 180? turn and pick one of my favorite dynamic mics. The Heil PR30.

Recording Piano Los AngelesIf you have followed my videos you already know that I love the PR30. It’s quite possibly my favorite tom mic ever and also gets used on guitar cabinets a lot. The nice round low mid, tight low end and forward mid-range make it easy to work with in a mix.

Plus it has fantastic off-axis rejection. That comes in real handy when you are miking a tom and there are cymbals in close proximity.

Besides toms and guitar cabs I’ve had great luck with the Heil PR30 on overheads (especially in a live situation), hi-hat and bass cab. Wait till you hear the bass in this video! It’s tight and punchy.

Recording bass at Ultimate Studios Inc recording studio los angeles
Recording bass with the Heil PR30

Another place I’ve had great luck with the PR30 is vocals. The smooth but pronounced mid-range make it a no brainier on a vocal. Heil Sound also make a handheld version called the PR35.

Without further ado let’s get to Microphone Monday EP2!

Happy recording!
Charlie

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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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New!! Microphone Monday EP1: AT4047

New!! Microphone Monday EP1: AT4047

recording bass with 1 microphone
Audio-Technica AT4047 recording bass

I’m really excited about this new series on the Ultimate Studios, Inc YouTube channel. It’s called “Microphone Monday”. Ernesto and I will record a short little ditty using only 1 microphone at a time. We tracked drums (using only 2 mics!), bass, guitar and piano.

Every Monday for the next 6 weeks we’ll feature a different mic from the mic locker at Ultimate Studios.

This is something I’ve wanted to do for quite sometime now and we are finally doing it.

Why have I wanted to do this?

recording electric guitar with 1 microphone
Audio-Technica AT4047 recording guitar

First off I love the challenge of recording something with only a few tools. It puts more emphasis on the player and makes the engineer focus on the best mic placement possible.

Second, I was really interested in hearing how each mic would contribute to the overall sound when being used on ALL of the instruments.

And thirdly, to hear each mic on every instrument at the same time was also a great reset for the ears. Like many engineers working on a daily basis we tend to fall into patterns that we know work. Using one mic on all of these sound sources and then another and another was a great way to really hear the difference in how they capture a source.

This really helps in knowing what tools to use for a particular color or vibe. After all microphones are basically paintbrushes for an engineer.

The approach

recording piano at ultimate studios inc los angeles with 2 microphone
Audio-Technica AT4047 recording piano

We setup each mic in pretty much the same position for each take. There are a few differences but the setups are very similar. There are multiple ways we could have approached each mic but we felt it was best to setup them up as close as possible. It seems to have worked well and makes it possible to get an idea of how each mic works.

To kick off the new series I chose the Audio-Technica AT4047. It’s a fantastic microphone and one of my favorites. Check out the video below and please subscribe to the YouTube channel!

Happy Recording,
Charlie

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