Category Archives: Studio News

Surround Mixing

Recently, I mixed two full length albums for a client in full surround.  The mixing itself was fun and creative and a process that is easy for me to do.  It is the encoding and formatting that can really trip you up though. From hires DVD-A or Video DVD-V there is plenty of reasons behind…
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You just recorded your Masterpiece. Are you really going to listen to it on ear buds?

"Of course not Jim, I am going to use my laptop!"  What???  In today’s world of convenience and functionality, we forgot the term audiophile quality. However, we are all about experiences and now the HiFI industry is catering to these new formats of streaming, laptop playback and music servers so you can have your functionality…
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We just took Mastering to 11

I am proud to say I have just installed two of the best analog mastering components you can own into our mastering chain; The SPL Iron Mastering Compressor and PQ Mastering EQ.  I have owned may cars that did not cost as much as these two components.  Along with my Lynx AD/DA upgrade last year…
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Mark Storace from Krokus records Muscle and Blood

Mark Storace, known for being the lead singer of Swiss Rock Band Krokus and TEA, was recently at Allusion Studios singing lead vocals for a album called Muscle and Blood being produced by Jim Pavett.  After hiring Barry Sparks to play bass on this project, writer Billy Stokes wanted to get a professional singer on…
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Canon Cinema Camera Arrives for Music Video Shoot

Video has been a passion of mine for years and I am super excited to announce the arrival of a Canon Cinema line camera to Allusion Studios.  This camera allows me to use canon’s finest interchangeable lenses to capture all sorts of angles for more inspiring shots.  Along with other enhancements to the rig, I…
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The Holy Grail Mastering Compressor at Allusion Studios

I am not sure what has gotten into me lately, but the upgrades keep coming.  This time it is mother of all compressors the SPL IRON.  Not only is it visually beautiful, but has so many options to dial in and sweeten the sound.  Most studios carry equipment that runs at 12-24 volts.  But this…
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