Last week, Kronos Quartet came into Broken Radio to record Paola Prestini’s film score to “Without”, a short film directed by young San Francisco filmmakers Brent Bishop and Greg Tuzin.
We spent the better part of Labor Day weekend working on it and the film has been submitted to Sundance Film Festival on monday. The music was beautifully orchestrate and performed. It was amazing to work with a group of super talented and focused people for a solid week.
A few weeks ago Universal Audio debuted their impressive new UAD-2 processing card and when they asked me to help them find a band to help demonstrate its power, I suggested Cannons and Clouds whom I’ve been producing over the last year and a half.. Matt Boudreau, who runs the downstairs big room at Broken Radio, engineered while I produced the track. You can see videos of the whole process at http://www.uaudio.com/media/videos.html
I could’n’t get the sharing links to work, so scroll down to the Tracking, Mixing and Mastering videos to see Matt, me and mastering engineer, Michael Romanowski talk about the card and the project. Matt also talks about it all in the artist interview.
I’ve been a big fan of Universal Audio ever since I started working as a producer. The first mic preamp I ever bought was their 2610 tube preamp which I used to record Four Year Bender, Beth Waters and Tim Bluhm. The new card is pretty amazing and I can’t wait to upgrade my computer to start working and playing with it.
I will be a panelist at the West Coast Songwriters conference on Sept 12 at Foothills College in Los Altos Hills, CA.
I’ll be speaking on the “New Directions in the Music Industry” panel with Derek Sivers (founder of CD Baby), Morty Wiggins (Formerly of Bill Graham Presents among other things), Jocelyn Kane (head of SF entertainment commission and Motogirl Productions) and Michael Aczon (SF entertainment attorney)
Judging by the lineup, it should be a really interesting panel and the conference features lots of great songwriters and workshops to get feedback on songs from publishers and licensing folks. Worth checking out at www.westcoastsongwriters.org