Featured Artist: Susan Odella

Susan Odella is a Minnesota-based song-writer who truly recognizes the importance of strong song-writing, radio-ready production, and pitch strategy. Her process generally involves assessing the types of songs in market demand and working with the StudioPros team to help turn her rough demos into polished, marketable productions to be pitched for licensing opportunities. I’m excited to share her new tune, “Shine”, which has evolved immensely from its demo stage to final master. This is an incredible example of how creative arrangement and… [Read More]

Live vs. Sampled Instruments On Your Recording

Hi, I’m Ethan Rose. As some of you may already know, I am one of the producers here at the studio. When I’m not collaborating with clients through StudioPros, I spend a lot of my time focusing on my own personal music projects. I am currently a member of a duo called We The Dreamers, signed to Spectra Records, but I also like to write and record songs independently, using StudioPros to rid the limitations I face as a self-sufficient artist. To give… [Read More]

Featured Project: Zoonicorns Animation

Producers Collaborate With StudioPros Session Vocalists From Across The Globe The StudioPros production team has experience in all styles of music to fit any recording need. This month’s featured project focuses on how our team of session vocalists filled in the missing pieces on a cartoon project, The Zoonicorns. Collaborating with film producer/director Cliff Dew based out of Los Angeles and David Franco as the music producer/composer based out of London, StudioPros provided the vocal talent for this project. Commercial projects such as this are a fun,… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Emily Russo

Emily Russo is a Boston based diva on the rise who just recently finished a Studio Pros Music Production Service. Listen to the production of her song “The Price of Letting Go” step-by-step with the Studio Pros process:   Step 1: Song sketch [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Step 2: Recording the drum track [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Step 3: Laying down a bass groove [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Step 4: Adding… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Donna Lynch

This month’s featured artist, Donna Lynch, came to me with a lyric sheet and one goal — to create a cool, laid back contemporary pop song with top 40 potential. After a few long phone calls, we came up with a game plan to fully produce her song, “What’s Inside.” The StudioPros production team created the chord progression from scratch and arranged the song using multiple keyboard layers, synth bass, a single guitar track, and Evan on vocals. The result is… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Mark Timmerman

As we are approaching the holiday season, we wanted to get you ready for Christmas with a recent song we’ve produced! (I know, I know… Christmas songs already?) This weeks featured artist, Mark Timmerman, isn’t your every day songwriter. He leads a very busy day to day life working with the California Legislature. The first time I spoke with Mark, he was a bit hesitant to of send his songs online to get professionally recorded with our team. After a… [Read More]

Songwriter’s Challenge: Write a Standard Form Song

Beginners Guide To Song Form Part 2 After receiving such great feedback from you guys, we’ve decided to continue the songwriting form series. Last time we touched on the AABA format using Paul Simon’s “Still Crazy After All These Years” as an example, and today I want to focus on the most popular song structure-ABABCB. Understanding Song Structure Basics: ABABCB Song Form The ABABCB Song Form: The most common song form is the ABABCB form, which is a verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-chorus song…. [Read More]

Featured Artist: Jack Brill

A versatile songwriter, Jack Brill, finds the team to take his songs from demo quality to the radio airwaves. Jack Brill is a blues, pop, rock song writer and a favorite staple for collaboration ,who has now used Studio Pros’ production services on seven songs. Coming away with a great completed set of productions, Brill has proven that you don’t have to be in the same city, country, even continent to collaborate on projects with the Studio Pros team. Brill… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Stephen McElligott

How to avoid the pitfalls of your previous studio experiences—and vastly improve your chances to get your song published with major A&R representatives. Stephen McElligott reminisces about a recording he made of one of his songs in a local studio. “I wasn’t happy with that production, really,” he recalls. “I thought, ‘Oh gosh, how am I gonna save this?’ I basically turned around and found Studio Pros and thought, ‘Brilliant, they’re my savior.’”

Featured Artist: English Earl

Using Studio Pros to breathe new life into some old songs, English Earl successfully proved to himself that he had what it takes to make great music. English Earl suspected he had some good songs on his hands, but he knew his productions just weren’t going to cut it against the high-quality recordings of today’s music industry. “I kind of wanted to resurrect my old pop songs and write a few new ones, I thought it would be a great… [Read More]

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