Public Domain Christmas Songs

Christmas Time Is Here! Those words are as common knowledge as Charlie Brown himself. It’s not yet the time to open gifts, but it is time to make the gift of music. Although the music from Charlie Brown isn’t part of public domain, there are quite a few popular songs that are. This means that these older songs in are waiting for a new and refreshing comeback. With less than 2 months away from Christmas, this is the opportune moment to… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Peter Fegredo

Peter Fegredo is a UK based songwriter whom I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating on 4 full productions within the past 4 years. Each song having it’s own unique style and direction. This latest project, Peter approached me and asked if my team was up to the challenge of creating a reggaeton/pop inspired track infusing elements of hip hop programming and Latin instrumentation. Something commercial and with a beat and production that makes you want to move. Of course, my answer is… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Ruth Buettner

Ruth contacted me about producing one of her songs as sort of a vibey electro-pop reggae type track for Halloween.  We talked about many different ways to approach this song, and after exploring some various production directions, a SIA type of production seemed the most suitable for the direction.  There was a fine line to keep this song tasteful on a production standpoint and I really commend our musicians for creating a song that has a great feel and vibe. … [Read More]

Featured Artist: Philip Jenkins

Philip Jenkins is a UK based songwriter with a knack for writing catchy pop lyrics and hooky melodies. Teaming up with StudioPros production team, we collaborated on his recent song “In Pieces”. Jenkins communicated the ideas he had for his production with a well developed demo showcasing his production ideas. With the help of our talented drum programmer, keyboardist, guitarist, session vocalists and engineer, we re-produced his song from scratch bringing it up to radio ready Broadcast Quality. Since the… [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]

Digital Distributing Your Songs With iTunes

Many songwriters ask me how they can distribute their material online after completing their productions.  Distributing your materials online is a very easy way to broaden your listening audience and make your music accessible for purchase throughout the world.  What would we do without the internet? What Is Digital Distribution? Digital distribution, when it applies to music, is selling your content online in digital mp3 format.  Instead of purchasing a physical copy of a cd in an old school record… [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: David Alter

Exploring the connection between health and music, David Alter teams up with Studio Pros to make professional recordings that will benefit health charities through his unique new company. David Alter is an artist who knows what he wants, and he uses the resources that Studio Pros provides to get exactly that.  Though he’s been writing music for quite a while, performing was something of a new concept for the health professional-turned-musician when he decided to record an album of his… [Read More]

Featured Artist: Andy Kostek

Andy Kostek doesn’t let a job that keeps him away from home stand in the way of recording the professional album he always wanted; with Studio Pros, he can record while on the road. Over a Pink Floyd-esque bed of electric and acoustic guitars, Andy Kostek’s voice adds a distinct quality to his music that goes far in defining his signature sound. “I never really considered myself a vocalist, just a guitarist,” Andy says. “With the help of Studio Pros,… [Read More]

Preparing Your Files for Studio Pros Mixing Services

There are a few organizational steps you need to take to clean up your session before sending your files off to our Studio Pros engineer. You’ll need to hide all muted, inactive, midi or any other track that you don’t intend to play in the  final mix.  Set up the files as clearly as you can by making sure the tracks are clearly labeled. If you do have midi tracks, you must record the midi sounds to an audio track…. [Read More]

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