Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Model Mystery is making great strides at Media Recording with Steve Young, engineering. Inspired by the writing of bands such as U2, Depeche Mode, The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Radiohead, New York based band Model Mystery's experimental rock sound is all about combining the innovations of modern rock with melodic vocal harmonies and spacey rock guitar sounds. Their stage show is upfront and dynamic with the talent of each member competently showcased. Model Mystery is amassing a significant fan base while constantly honing and polishing their music and adding to their already long list of original material. Check them out at www.ModelMystery.com
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Two Men in Skirts have recorded their debut album with Steve Young at Media Recording Studio. Vocalist, Gaitley Stevenson-Mathews and pianist, Jim Stevenson-Mathews are the Two Men in Skirts. They perform a variety of Scottish music. They perform concerts, festivals and special private and public events. What a unique pair indeed and not to be missed. Listening to them, you witness cultural awakening and fabulous talent. Go to their website www.twomeninskirts.com for more info on this unique group.
We've been quite busy over the past few months and haven't much time to update, so we'll be doing so in the upcoming days. Here's a few notes on recent happenings.
Preproduction with "Love Robot" is underway with producer Steve Young, preparing new tracks for their upcoming album to be recorded at Media Recording. Steve Young took time out of his busy schedule to see Love Robot rock out to a packed house at The Crazy Donkey, the Monday night after Christmas. As Steve and the band develop their sound for this new release, watch for bigger and better things from Love Robot. Love Robot is a fusion of Indie Rock, Hardcore, and Pop. Alexa’s voice compliments Jon’s sweet vocal style. A few sprinkles of keyboards bring out a popish element, but the layered heavy guitars, bass and drums give their band an edgier feel.
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
Media hosted Disney recording Stars The Jonas Brothers in July for vocal sessions with Joe, Nick and Kevin. Tim James was engineering with Media's manager Rob Kissner assisting. Work was on a few new songs to be released on the Jonas Brothers forth coming release.
Steve Young (CEO of Media) was really taken by what nice guys the brothers are. " These guys are totally unaffected by their stardom. I look forward to working with them again, it was a pleasure!"
Thursday, June 18, 2009
It is incredibly important for a vocalist to fully prepare for a vocal session.
It is a huge waste of time for a singer to spend hours trying to perfect a part that he or she has learned that day. The best thing to do is rehearse the part with a rough mix of the of the song at home to be fully prepared, and if the day of the session comes, and the vocalist finds him or herself struggling with a certain part, the best thing to do is to lay down the idea and move on. That way the singer can take the rough home to rehearse.
Time management is very important when it comes to recording so it is essential to know when to move on to stay productive.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Casual Hearts recording 'F.O.' in Media Recording's main room. Check out Casual Hearts working on 'Break Me', at our console, on Casual Hearts' YouTube channel.
Look for Casual Hearts' EP 'Primetime Trauma', recorded at Media Recording Studios. For more information about their EP visit their website.
Friday, May 15, 2009
The Candy Apples, indy rock band from Brooklyn, recently recorded a full length album at Media Recording.
The Candy Apples are an immensely talented band with each member playing several instruments and a duo of singers to create a dynamic sound. To keep the album lively The Candy Apples diversified even further bringing in some brass players to record on the album. Even our Studio Manager Rob Kissner got involved laying down some accordion.
The Candy Apples will be selling their album at upcoming shows, to learn more visit their MySpace page.
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Casual Hearts recently enjoyed a serious deal when they booked 4 10hr block outs for only $1,975.
Casual Hearts recorded a 4 track demo titled 'Primetime Trauma'. For more information about this Demo visit their website.
Media Recording would like to congratulate Casual Hearts' awesome drummer Mike McPhee and his other band 'Ionia' for getting sponsored by Hot Topic to join Warped tour.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
The Vintage recently enjoyed Media Recording's introductory book 10hrs for $200, (for more details visit MediaRecording.com) and recorded 8 live tracks.
The Vintage, a very talented young band, has a classic rock sound and even jammed a couple of Allman Brothers covers during their session.
Thanks to the hard work and professionalism of our Studio Manager Rob Kissner, The Vintage were able to record a whopping 8 tracks during their session, while still managing to have a good time.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Between the Rain, a Brooklyn based power trio, recently took advantage of the short commute to Media Recording Studios to record some tracks.
Already one of the nicest spaces on Long Island, (and one of the last Storyk designed rooms), Media Recording is noticing a trend of Brooklyn bands making the trip for our competitive prices and talented staff.
To learn more about Between the Rain check out their website.
To learn more about how to get to Media Recording Studios click here.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Kopen Haven, a four-man progressive rock band, recently took advantage of Media Recording's book 10hrs for $200 special. (see MediaRecording.com for details)
During their 10hr session they were able to complete a 3 track Demo.
Kopen Haven's Rush inspired sound is backed by their strong song writing ability and memorable lyrics. With their oldest member only 16 years old, Merrick-based, Kopen Haven is off to a great start. Check out Kopen Haven's MySpace page to learn more.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Media Recording’s own Steve Young just put the finishing touches on the 5th album from Lester Lewis. Lester is the pioneer of Reggae Gospel music throughout the Caribbean and has been recording and performing music since the mid 1970s.
You may know Lester from his newest hit, “I Saw a Black Man in the White House,” featuring Katt Williams, which was recorded at Media. Over the past few years Lester has flown in from Jamaica to work at Media’s exceptional facility with its award winning staff.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Kaleta and the ZoZo Afrobeat recently came to Media to track a drum session with Drummer Tosin Aribisala.
Kaleta, born in the Republic of Benin and raised in Nigeria, grew up recording and performing with legendary Nigeria muscians Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade. The "Zozo Afrobeat" consists of a 13-piece ensemble that plays out of New York City.
Kaleta recently performed with Lauryn Hill.
Tosin has worked with such musicians as Macy Gray, Erykah Badu, D’ Angelo, and Sade to name a few.
To find out more about Kaleta and the Zozo Afrobeat visit their website.
To find out more about Tosin Aribisala visit his website.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Kofo The Wonderman (Master Drummer, Composer, Lead Singer and Bandleader) recently visited Media Recording working on a piece to be played for the King of Nigeria. When Kofo is working on a serious project, you won't find him without our own Steve Young at the console. Steve has co-produced 3 albums for Kofo since 2001.
Kofo’s stage name ‘The Wonderman’ reflects his creative skill and ability to master the ‘Talking Drum’. The ‘Talking Drum’ is the only percussion instrument that can speak words as accurately as the human tongue. For more about Kofo visit www.kofomusic.com
Friday, January 30, 2009
Media Recording Studios welcomes 16 year old phenom, Mat Brandon to the Media family.
Raised in the suburbs of Long Island, Mat found a genuine passion playing guitar, piano and at a young age. He started to play piano at the age 8 and picked up the guitar shortly after. At the age of 13 he started singing and writing his own songs.
Check out his MySpace page.
Media Recording Studios welcomes Jac & Jill to the Media family. Their new album is currently being designed and manufactured by our own PerfectCDs.com.
Born and raised in New York, Jaclyn Quatela and Jill Winter realized immediately that their chemistry was undeniable. Together they created a unique vibe that mixes elements of the 60's, 70's and 80's with current pop sensibility. The album is set to be released in early 2009. The first single, Mm' Mm' Good from their self-titled debut album is available for free download starting January 1, 2009.
Check them out at their MySpace Page.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
NPR Rock Critic Ken Tucker chose Andy Zwerling’s Hold Up The Sky for his list of top 10 best albums of 2008.
All music was written, arranged, produced, recorded and mixed by Steve Young at Media Recording Studios.
To see more visit www.NPR.org
Barbara Garriel, author of "There Was a Shy Fellow Who Swallowed a Cello", finished her first full length album 'Ample Patience' at Media Recording Studios.
Look for Ample Patience to be available soon on her Website, www.barbaragarriel.com.
Ample Patience was designed and manufactured by PerfectCds.com.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Katt Williams, First Sunday, HBO: The Pimp Chronicles Pt.1, while preparing on Long Island for some television appearances and a Carnegie Hall performance, spent some time at Media Recording Studios.
Katt needed a studio with a seasoned producer in Hip Hop music, so he arranged to work with Steve Young.
Steve Young played a track for Katt that he had previously arranged for the pioneer of Reggae Gospel, Lester Lewis, "I Saw A Black Man In The White House". Williams liked the hook so much that he recorded a rap for it right then and there, with Steve in the booth. The rest made history.
The track was posted on YouTube, on November 4th, it has received over 30,000+ views and has inspired several remixes.
The Single and downloads are available to order now at www.Isawablackmaninthewhitehouse.com.
The Single and Ringtones are available on Rhapsody, Amazon Mp3, and all major online stores. Visit YouTube to listen to the song.