Wednesday, July 22, 2009

It's Complete

I finally put up the acoustic room treatment and what a difference. The sound is fantastic. I have never heard my music sound so good. The frequency response is flat at the low, mid and high end of the frequency spectrum. The true test will come when I bounce some tracks down to CD and play them in the trusty car. If they play well in the car and on my home hi-fi system, it will mean that the room's acoustics and monitor system are translating very well.

I will soon start uploading some of my songs to the web. I have created a My Space, Soundclick, and Soundcloud account. These are some web site that stream audio from the web so that you don't have to download anything.

My clients now have a space where they are comfortable tracking their material and know that the music they produce will sound as good on other systems as it does in my project studio. Now I can concentrate on making great beats and tracks rather than trying to process the sound based on mis-information that the room was creating before.
I will keep you all posted.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

We're almost finished

It all started 3 years ago. It dawned on me that I had always wanted to get back into the music and recording industry and the timing was perfect as I had fewer financial responsibilities. I finnally got up enough nerve and money to purchase my first sythesizer workstation. I waited until I got a check from the government in the form of a tax return and headed out to Sam Ash music store and bought a Yamaha Motif ES8, a dynamic microphone, and a pair of Sanson 50a active monitors with subwoofer. Enough power and capabilities to start recording some pretty decent beats. The following year I purchased a more powerful computer, a Roland VS2000 16 track audio recorder, a couple of expansion cards and software, a flat screen monitor, and a Roland VariOS.
Since then, I've added more equipment but finally decided to invest in a software based digital audio workstation (DAW) instead. I did a lot of research and comparison shopping and chose Digidesign Pro Tools LE, Propellerhead Reason, and Ableton Live. I selected in Native Instrument's Kore as my main VSTIs because it comes with an abundance of soft instruments and samplers.
Each year I would plan on a new purchase using my tax return as the primary source of the capital investment. So as the years passed, I purchased a Mackie Universal Control with 2 extenders, a couple more flat screens, some desk, condensor microphones, a pair of Dynaudio B15a, monitor stands.
Now, this year, I finally decided it was time for room acoustic treament. So I did a lot more research and comparison and selected GIK acoustic panels.

As a small up and coming company partnering with others, IKP is working to construct the best project studio we could. We are finally a couple of days from completing it. With all the latest software and some great hardware equipment, we hope to be a competative force in the project studio recording business.
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