Tuesday, 7 October 2014
Friday, 3 October 2014
review by Andrew Leahey, for AllMusic Guide
Friday, 26 September 2014
Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Music's finest odd couple: Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga!
Tuesday, 23 September 2014
The Vox amplifier is famous around the world, leaping into prominence in the early 1960s when The beatles burst onto the world scene, followed by all the other British Invasion bands and solo performers!
It's not widely known that vox also made musical instruments, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitars, Guitar foot peddles and Organs!
Monday, 22 September 2014
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Daptone records was founded in 2001, by Neal Sugarman and Gabe Roth!
Converting an old 2-story town house in the working class area, Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York
into an analog recording mecca of soul and funk!
Head studio engineer Gabe Roth captures a cool 60s/70s sound. Daptone has a house band The Dap Kings, who are truly a class act, and provide the backing music for star soul singers
Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, To list just a couple!
Recordings from Daptone are available in many formats including: vinyl, cassette tape! CD, and mp3 download!
I have no affiliation with Daptone! It's a label i came across while browsing on uTube and was so impressed to find a cool old school Record company that record talented people!
I for one will be following this label with keen interest and as a lover of vinyl can't wait to organise my first order of 45s!
Daptones website link is here.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Wednesday, 10 September 2014
Mastering is the final stage in the production process and ensures that the music fits together seamlessly and that it is presented with the best possible sound. It involves editing and compiling the required mixes and tracks in production order, cleaning the audio to remove any unwanted blemishes or corruptions, polishing the mixed sound with equalisation, compression and other outboard processing and then producing the final master. The combination of our award-winning engineers, Abbey Road Studios acoustics and our unrivalled range of traditional and state-of-the-art equipment ensure that we are world leaders in the fields of audio mastering and sound restoration.
We can master to enhance both old and new recordings from any format: 78rpm or LP discs, analogue tape, digital master tape or audio file. We have a range of stereo and surround mastering suites for creating a finished audio master, from mastering for a CD or audio files, cutting lacquer or copper vinyl, through to 5.1 and 7.1 surround production for DVD or High Definition broadcast and Blu-ray disc.
We welcome clients to attend the mastering session and work on a one-to-one basis with our specialist mastering engineers. Alternatively, we offer a tailor-made virtual service for global clients through our Abbey Road Online Mastering service.