Can Keyboards Give Drummers a Run For Their Money?

If you want a great drum track for your song, you might want to practice your… keyboard skills? Well, if this video teaches us anything, it’s that we musicians should probably start shedding our keyboard chops if we want to record a funky, tight drum part: And if you want to really rock out, just follow this guy’s lead (he really busts it open at about 1:20): So the moral of these two videos is this: if you want to… [Read More]

Buying an Electric Guitar

In my last post about buying gear, I walked you through what you need to know to buy the perfect acoustic guitar. This time around I’m talking about guitars again, but we’ll be looking at electrics. Shopping for an electric guitar can be a bit overwhelming if you don’t have a good idea of what you’re looking for. Walking into a music store to find 20-foot walls covered in different types of electric guitars is an intimidating sight for the… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Rich Marcello

A seasoned songwriter and poet, Rich Marcello teamed up with Studio Pros to give his productions the professional edge he needed, and keeps on coming back for more. Boston based songwriter Rich Marcello is no novice when it comes to getting out the ink and jotting it down.  With over 30 songs professionally produced with Studio Pros, he’s gotten the continual experience of producing his tracks online, and is regularly bringing Studio Pros more material to produce.  “I’ve been writing… [Read More]

Featured Artist: David Llorente

David Llorente used Studio Pros for his first professional project and was blown away not only by the musicianship, but by how much they cared. “It was probably one of the best learning experiences I’ve ever had as a musician.” That’s how David Llorente feels about his time working with Studio Pros. “Just going through all the processes, seeing what people have to do to get a professional track cut. I didn’t know how long it took. I didn’t know… [Read More]

Press Kit: What You Should Include

Even if you’re relatively new to the musician world, you’ve probably heard the term “press kit” thrown around quite a few times by now. A press kit is a package of materials that you might send to record labels, media outlets, venues, etc. that contains all of the pertinent information about your band. But what does that mean exactly? What is and isn’t relevant information? You’ll want your press kit to follow some basic standards if industry people are going… [Read More]

Finding Musicians For Your Band

One of the great things about Studio Pros is that we hook you up with world-class Los Angeles session musicians to play on your songs. This can be a great resource, particularly for artists who don’t already know too many studio-ready musicians. But when it comes to playing live, you might decide that you want some fellow players to help fill out your sound–especially after you hear the lush new arrangements and full-production treatment that your songs received from us!… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Allenton Hill

Tim and Christopher Allen decided to use Studio Pros to breathe a little life into their recordings.  In the end, they ended up getting a bit more than that. Along with Brad Ackerman (drums) and Kristin Allen (vocalist), Tim and Chris Allen form the band Allenton Hill, who cite influences as diverse as Owl City (on the song “Fireworks,” listen below) and Switchfoot.  “Truthfully, most of our music has been influenced by three main bands: Hillsong, Phil Wickham, and Coldplay,”… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Robert Norris

With a little Studio Pros magic, Robert Norris is making music fun again. Robert Norris had all but given up on music by his early thirties.  “Music just wasn’t fun anymore,” he remembers. “I basically ran out of steam and decided to get on with my life.” Norris had been a musician since he was a kid, when he took drum lessons and started his first garage band in junior high. As time went on, he began learning music theory,… [Read More]

Featured Artist: James Robinson

With the help of Studio Pros, James Robinson made recordings on the road and expanded his production company’s clientele. James Robinson is one of the lead writers and producers of APT6 Entertainment, a music production team (also including Dwayne and Dwight Madison and Greg Edwards) based out of Los Angeles, CA.  As self proclaimed “R&B heads,” the team is heavily influenced by such classic R&B greats as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder and The Underdogs, as well as modern acts like… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Roger Miller

Roger Miller, like many musicians, is a bit of a perfectionist. Luckily, Studio Pros is full of perfectionists as well. At the beginning of summer 2009, Roger Miller acquired the funding he needed to record a full-length album of his Christian alternative acoustic music. In order to get a professional sounding product, Miller decided he would head to Nashville, TN, rent out a recording studio, hire session musicians, and put together an album that could hold its own against any… [Read More]

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