Featured Artist: Jeremy Bright

Without a band of his own, Jeremy Bright turned to online musical collaborations to breathe new life into his songwriting. “I’ll never be one of those people who lives for my job,” says Jeremy Bright. “I live for my off hours and my passions and my hobbies.” Bright’s passions, of course, include his music. A piano player since he was six, the Alabama-born songwriter’s love of music may have been set in motion generations before he was even around. “A… [Read More]

Studio Pros Success Stories

So many Studio Pros artists have achieved musical success after producing their songs with us.  Here are just a few examples: –Matt Ryd recorded his album with Studio Pros and got his song placed on an episode of Scrubs. –Barb Bechler continues to pile up a list of song placements and songwriting awards. –Robert Norris signed a deal with a music library to license the songs he recorded with us. –Andy Kostek had his Studio Pros songs played on BBC… [Read More]

5 things you MUST know before you enter a local recording studio with your own band

1. Decide whether you want to record live (with the whole band playing together) or record one instrument track at a time. Even though recording live seems more fun, it’s actually much harder and requires renting a bigger, more expensive studio. 2. If you plan to record live, you should first try recording one of your rehearsals with an mp3 recorder. Even though the audio won’t be high quality, you’ll get a good idea of how “together” your band sounds… [Read More]

5 things you MUST know before you enter a local recording studio without a band

1. Choose your session players wisely. Many local (non-commercial) studios will offer you their own musicians, or even to have their engineer play on your album.  But 99% of the time the result is just a mediocre instrumental track that will do nothing to set you apart from the thousands of other singer/songwriters out there. Think about it for a second: do you know of any famous songs that were recorded by a “one-man-band?” It is crucial to the sound… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Isham

Isham knew his songs couldn’t reach their full potential in the confines of his project studio.  So he used Studio Pros’ musicians and engineers to bring them to levels he couldn’t reach on his own. Five years ago, Studio Pros artist Isham first started getting serious about music and began exploring the many facets of being a musician. “I was torn between the artistic and technical aspect,” he says. “I love electronic instruments and old vintage stuff.” Not classically trained… [Read More]

Professional CD Mastering

Mixing and mastering usually go hand-in-hand. But while most people refer to them both together, they are two distinctly different stages in the recording process. So why exactly do you need to master your album? Couldn’t you just get your songs mixed by a great engineer (maybe a Studio Pros engineer), skip the mastering step and save a few bucks on your record? It may seem like an effective cost-cutting solution, but if you don’t get your album mastered, you’re… [Read More]

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