Featured Artist: G Merrill

We are almost halfway through December and the holiday spirit is in the air. To go with that, comes a recent production with a songwriter I have had the pleasure of collaborating with on 5 productions. G Merrill has a talent for country lyrics and melodies. The featured song “White Country Christmas” is a play on a classic, “I’m Dreaming of A White Christmas” with references to many country music legends that have passed. The idea for the song was… [Read More]

Give The Gift of Music: StudioPros Gift Cards

Having a hard time thinking of a unique gift for the music lover in your life? Give the gift of music this holiday season! Choose the amount you’d like to spend towards a project. To order Studio Pros gift card: http://studiopros.com/studio-pros-gift-card You will receive an invoice with the gift card order and you can print off and give to your loved one this holiday season. Have them contact us after the holidays and a producer will help them set up… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Steve Jiske

This month’s Featured Artist, Steve Jiske, has a knack for writing catchy modern country melodies and lyrics. His latest production, Carolina Girls is an upbeat country track with an ode to his local ladies. I find myself singing along to the chorus everytime I play the final version of this song. I’ve had the pleasure of producing 2 songs with Steve over the course of the last 4 months and am really proud of the way his songs have turned… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Kati O’Toole

For those of you that don’t know me, I’m Kati O’Toole. I’ve been the Head of Production at StudioPros for 7 years and counting. Like you, I love the process of writing lyrics, melodies, songs, recording music and releasing it. I’m an independent artist, singer/songwriter as well as a producer for StudioPros. When I first started working at StudioPros, I wasn’t aware of online recording and how easy it was to collaborate online. Like you, I was skeptical of the… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Tim Tye

I first met this month’s featured artist, Tim Tye, in early September of this year. Tim is a lawyer from Dayton, Ohio, in his day to day life, and a songwriter in his free time. He called inquiring about StudioPros and exactly what it is we’re all about. Tim was very skeptical from the start because he had been working on this particular song, Dark Stretch of Road, for several years, but I was eventually able to ease his mind…. [Read More]

Upload Your Raw Footage

If you ended up with high quality, large size video clips as your raw footage, you can either ship it to us via snail mail or send it to us online. To send us your files online: 1. To make the upload process faster and easier, compress the files into a 1gb zip files. Download and install winrar – fits both mac and PC. 2. Select all your videos or folders. Right click (Command click on mac) and select ‘Add to… [Read More]

Tips for Shooting Quality Footage

After you’re ready with your storyboard, here are some tips for getting a high quality footage: 1. Determine what sort of video production you’re going for. Depending on the type of video production you’re going for, you can hand hold your camera (producing a slight “shaky” cam type shot) or put your camera on a tripod for a more steady solid shot. If you’re going for the more raw hand held look, try to steady the camera as much as… [Read More]

Making Your Own Music Video

Making a music video clip used to be something that only major label artists would do. Today, just like recording your own song at home or online, it’s easier than before to shoot your own music video. Follow these guidelines in creating your music video: 1.  The core of a good music video is a good story. Develop the idea that you’d like the music video to be based off of. Think of a concept that you can have that will… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Sandy Frazier

Sandy Frazier is a talented New York City based singer-songwriter. I have had the pleasure of helping Sandy produce 3 songs to date and we are in the works of putting together a full album of material so she can release a 10 song project. Not only is Sandy a talented songwriter, she also is a professional artist/painter, author with published works, as well as being a very well known publicist specializing in talk radio. She is one busy creative… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Patricia Charlton

Producer’s Note: I usually present the Featured Artist blogs in interview format, but our most recent artist Patricia Charlton has such a gift of writing and storytelling that she has written first hand about working with our production team. With that said, read what the talented songstress has to say about her experience with StudioPros. The StudioPros experience from Patricia Charlton: I first got involved with StudioPros when I was online looking for studios in my area to record my… [Read More]