In the Studio
What we're working on
I had the great pleasure of working with D’Metrius Rice on his latest split with composer extrordianre Ruby Fulton. Ruby has worked with Rhymes With Opera, Bang On A Can and countless amounts of bands here in Baltimore. D’Metrius’ project is called Teenage Souls has had countless records released, so it was with great excitement that I was able to work with him on this release. He works fast and hard. And you can hear ...
Lush Life is a new song-writing duo from Baltimore with an indie pop, jazz, soul, R&B and latin influence. Ines Nassara and Greg Wellham got together almost two years ago, performing covers and jazz standards around the City. They have a strong musical connection and began enjoying not only playing covers with each other, but writing their own material as well. They came in last year to record a record with me and it was ...
Making a Record
How we do it
Neumann U47s. RCA 44s. Shure SM7s. All amazing mics. All very different characteristics. Ever wonder what was under the hood of all these mics? Matt Mcglynn over at recordinghacks.com has a microphone database that offers an insane amount of information about vintage out-of-print mics and modern mics currently being manufactured. This site is a wonderful resource and has a lot of the following information: Frequency response graphs Pickup patterns Impedance, SPL/Noise Weight, Dimensions, Power Specifications ...
mulling over music in our town
J. Roddy Walston & The Business‘s self-titled 2010 album was released on Vagrant Records, significantly raising the national profile of the band, which had been Baltimore rock royalty ever since relocating from Walston’s native Tennessee in 2004. But the follow-up, Essential Tremors, finds the quartet hopping to an even bigger label, ATO Records, which was co-founded by Dave Matthews and boasts a roster including My Morning Jacket, The Alabama Shakes and Drive-By Truckers. So it ...
Music at Large
what else is out there
There were some pretty amazing videos in 2013. And it wasn’t just bands performing on a stage. There were videos that actually felt like mini-films. NPR Music compiled a list of their favorites. Baltimore’s Beach House had a pretty surreal video included on this list. Also Beyoncé released 17 videos for her latest release, but the video included in this list was for “Flawless”. And last but not least there is a video from the ...