One song and only one day to professionally produce it! Can it be done? Find out as the pros at Dubway Studios in New York City take you on a recording and mixing adventure in this first edition of our new Docutorial™ series we call SongCraft!
In this maiden episode, Brooklyn based singer-songwriter Lauren Balthrop and Ben Arthur collaborate on composing a song. Next, they jump aboard the NYC subway and head down to the multi-million dollar Dubway studios in Lower Manhattan where their goal is to arrange, track, and mix the newborn song in a one-day music marathon. We pick up their story at Dubway where they meet up with studio owners and producers Al Houghton and Mike Crehore to begin their nonstop musical adventure.
Watch them as they work together, nurturing the song to life from dawn to dusk, tracking keyboards, bass, drums, guitars and vocals. And our expert MPV camera team is right there with them, documenting the whole process every step of the way. And, as the day proceeds the team somehow finds the time to teach you lots of recording tips and tricks. You'll learn all about studio production, microphone techniques, arranging, mixing and plugins from McDSP, Waves and Lexicon by seeing while watching the song come to life right before your eyes and ears! And keep a close watch for our narrator: the ubiquitous "studio rat" voiced by audio expert Matt Hendershot as he explains the tech side of recording with his informative chalk talks!
So if you're looking to learn about the recording process and see the pro-studio workflow in action, this tutorial, SongCraft: Producing Lauren Balthrop is a must see!
i really enjoyed this tutorial course... The team bring a good balance of live performance and technical approach with a good professional insight to how each song element was performed and mixed. you really get to share the creative experience with the team..great mac pro â€¦please bring more like this..great
msonic wrote on December 27, 2012
Excellent. Love the whole SongCraft Series. You get to see every aspect of a production, composer, singer, producer... Love the different Styles
Mary Shaw wrote on June 16, 2012
Excellent video! This was so helpful. I've been looking for something that shows this level of detail for producing singer-songwriters - thank you! Can't wait to see the next episode.
Aaron wrote on June 11, 2012
Awesome! Great watch! Cant wait for the next episode!
Pedro Collusso wrote on May 31, 2012
Great video, great tips and insights. Like the fact it was short so you can watch the whole thing without interruption. Hope more would come on these series covering other genres as hard rock, electronica, R & B, jazz/fusion etc. Maybe something similar could be done using Logic or Cubase as DAW? Just a suggestion...