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Meet Donnie and Tara: $99 Vocal Special

September 19th, 2014

We are happy to announce that we’ve added two new talented vocalists to our team of session vocalists here at StudioPros!

Tara was a session vocalist for StudioPros in previous years and we are excited to have her back. Donnie is the contemporary country vocalist we’ve been waiting for!

Meet Donnie and Tara!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donnie is the perfect choice for a commercial country sound. He also specializes in pop, rock and alternative vocals. (Most comfortable range is: B1 – C4, Tenor)

Tara’s sweet and youthful vocal has strong control and dynamics. It’s perfect for modern country, pop songs, folk and adult contemporary. (Most comfortable range: C4 – E5, Soprano)

Try our new vocalists on your song for just $99 instead of $150 with coupon code: newvox99

Click here to check out their vocal reels and place an order online:
http://studiopros.com/vocalist.php

- Order now, upload files later.
- Offer expires Oct. 1st.
- No limit on the amount of orders you purchase with this promotion.
- Promotional vocals may take longer than 48 hours due to many orders coming at once.

 

 

 

 

Introducing Studio Pros Video Services!

September 5th, 2014

We are happy to announce that Studio Pros is now expanding our available services to include music video services and music video editing!

StudioPros offers 3 ways to get a high quality music video of your song. We now have the option to do custom video editing, after effects music videos and fixed frame videos. Put your music on Youtube, Vimeo and other social media networks!

Check out our video service demos and order online here: https://studiopros.com/video-production.php

Since we are now launching the new video services, we are giving major discounts on our video services for the month of September!

SEPTEMBER VIDEO LAUNCH PROMOTION!

Get our custom video editing for $899 instead of $1099 with coupon code: videoedit200

Get our after effects video for $499 instead of $599 with coupon code: videoedit100

Get our fixed frame music video service for $75 instead of $99 with coupon code: videofixed24

Contact one of our available producers at: 1-310-928-7776 if you’d like help setting up a project.

 

 

Upload Your Raw Footage

September 5th, 2014

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 archive’.
In the dialog, select ‘Split to volumes’ and choose 1gb.

3. Upload all the 1gb files to file sharing service such as (Google drive, WeTransfer, Copy, Dropbox) and share those with us.

 

Tips for Shooting Quality Footage

September 5th, 2014

After you’re ready with your storyboard, here are some tips for getting a high quality footage:

IMG_37831. 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 possible.  Using a combination of the 2 methods is sometimes the best way to go to get diverse footage for editing.  You can do several takes of the song with both methods to give the editors plenty of footage to work with.

2. Shooting your video outdoors where there’s a lot of natural light is best.

Filming indoors usually requires some extra lighting to produce a satisfactory image.  You can also explore with higher ISO settings in low light situations to give a more grainy look to the film.  The movie “300″ is a good example of high ISO shooting.

3. Sync your live footage to your music.

When filming, your song should be playing in the background so you can line it up perfectly with the tempo of your recording. Don’t worry about the quality of your vocals while recording, or any background noise during the shoot. This will be replaced with your professionally produced song during post processing.  It’s important to actually sing while you’re shooting, otherwise the footage may look like you’re simply lip syncing.

4. We recommend hiring a professional videographer or photographer.

IMG_4363A helping hand is always useful, and they have the experience and knowledge to use high quality lenses and camera equipment to get high quality results. Renting expensive equipment probably isn’t the best approach if you don’t know what you’re doing!  Putting that money towards a professional might be a better approach to get the best bang for your buck.

Professional photographers and videographers will also be able to make sure the lighting and settings that you choose to shoot in are the best. It’s always helpful to have a second opinion as far as the creative side goes to developing the shots in the best way to tell the story for your music video.

Find out more about preparing files for our video team and creating a music video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Artist: Screaming Culture

September 4th, 2014

Screaming Culture1Ricardo Monteiro is the voice and songwriter behind the solo project “Screaming Culture”.  Based out of London, we have recently collaborated online with Screaming Culture to finish the latest single “Numb”.

Blending the combination of live drums, alternative/rock guitars, ambient layers of keys, drum programming and bass, this song unfolds as the perfect support to his emotive vocals. The production captures the essence of the pain involved in the story being told of anxiety and the dissociative disorder.

Not only have we recently completed the music production for Screaming Culture, but we have teamed up with our video editors to finalize the music video for the single. We are very proud to introduce our new video services here at Studio Pros to add another outlet to help independent artists such as Screaming Culture get their music out to an audience.

Check out Screaming Culture’s new single “Numb”:

How did you first get involved with StudioPros.com?

I’ve found about StudioPros a few years back when I was searching for session musicians online.

How was the StudioPros process for you? Was it difficult to work online?

It was actually very easy to work online. You get a preview in approximately 48 hours which is great, and the results are amazing.

How did we help to get your songs sounding professional?

StudioPros was a great help to take my songs to another level. The recordings sound clear and the session players are incredibly skilled. The producers know what to say, when to say it and give you very wise advice.

How many songs have you produced with StudioPros?

I’ve produced 2 full songs with StudioPros recently. I’ve used their services in the past but usually for single instrument tracks. I am definitely going to work with them in a very near future.
“Numb” will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3

Who are some of your favorite songwriters and musical influences?

The band that most influenced me as a musician was Nirvana. I remember being young and listening to “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time. That song made me want to learn how to play guitar. Today it’s not really something I listen to but I still think they were brilliant,

I’ve started learning guitar when I was 13 and in no time I was composing my own songs. I joined my first band when I was 15 and played with several other bands after. In 2009, I created my solo project Screaming Culture and since then I’ve been composing all of my music on my own. The instruments I use the most are the guitar and bass.  I also use Pro Tools and Reason a lot, which for me are as important as the instruments in my creation process.

What was the inspiration and writing process like for “Numb”?

screaming-culture-numb-cover2Numb is quite a personal song. It is about anxiety and dissociative disorder. Sometimes people feel detached from the world, unreal, numb, but it’s all in your head, that’s what “Numb is about”. The inspiration for this song was my own experience. The writing process was actually very simple and happened very naturally. I remember being in my home studio and I thought to myself, it’s all in your head, you just have to let it go. So I picked up my guitar and started playing…

For me music is a way to escape from stress, problems, frustrations, etc…music is powerful, for me it is a therapy. Sometimes I get inspired by movies or books and obviously by other musicians.

What do you do for a living?

I am a sound engineer and I also work at a Tattoo Shop in London, United Kingdom.

What is your plan for your final recordings?

I will be releasing the single Sept. 5th as an independent artist. It will be available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon mp3 and many others for listening or purchase.

To find our more about Screaming Culture: https://www.facebook.com/screamingculture

Get your songs produced by StudioPros

If you are interested in getting your songs produced professionally, don’t hesitate to contact producers Kati O’Toole or Robb Hutzal.

Read more about StudioPros Music Production here: http://studiopros.com/music-production.php

Read more about StudioPros Video Services here: http://studiopros.com/video-production.php

If you’d like to discuss getting a project started, call: 1-310-928-7776. We look forward to working with you soon!


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