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Nashville Recording?

Post by tresero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:48 am

I have a tune that was written long ago that has some interest from a couple of publishers. The problem is it has only been recorded live and on 16 track (yes, that long ago). I don't have the capability to record this (especially since I want it updated a bit), and wonder if anyone has any recommendations for a Nashville (or close, or knows the style very well) studio that has a decent house band and vocalist. Of course, price is an issue, but I have an idea of what it should be.

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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by VanderBoegh » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:40 am

Check out the 515 Studio in Nashville. The owner is a Taxi-friendly guy, and has taught plenty of classes at Road Rallies in the past.

I don't know if their website has been updated (last I checked it was down), but I believe they stay active on Facebook.

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Post by tresero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:43 am

VanderBoegh wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:40 am
Check out the 515 Studio in Nashville. The owner is a Taxi-friendly guy, and has taught plenty of classes at Road Rallies in the past.

I don't know if their website has been updated (last I checked it was down), but I believe they stay active on Facebook.

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Post by tresero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:30 am

Do you happen to know the owners name? And yes, the website is down.

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Re: Nashville Recording?

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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by mojobone » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:48 pm

tresero wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:48 am
I have a tune that was written long ago that has some interest from a couple of publishers. The problem is it has only been recorded live and on 16 track (yes, that long ago). I don't have the capability to record this (especially since I want it updated a bit), and wonder if anyone has any recommendations for a Nashville (or close, or knows the style very well) studio that has a decent house band and vocalist. Of course, price is an issue, but I have an idea of what it should be.

If this is in the wrong area of the forum feel free to move it.

Thanks
Updated in what way? Are you sure you need to re-record everything? Maybe post an excerpt so we know what you're dealing with. I mean yeah, if all the sonics are dated, re-recording would be best, but a lot can be done with mixing/processing or even just a more modern singer.
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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by tresero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:08 pm

mojobone wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:48 pm
tresero wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 6:48 am
I have a tune that was written long ago that has some interest from a couple of publishers. The problem is it has only been recorded live and on 16 track (yes, that long ago). I don't have the capability to record this (especially since I want it updated a bit), and wonder if anyone has any recommendations for a Nashville (or close, or knows the style very well) studio that has a decent house band and vocalist. Of course, price is an issue, but I have an idea of what it should be.

If this is in the wrong area of the forum feel free to move it.

Thanks
Updated in what way? Are you sure you need to re-record everything? Maybe post an excerpt so we know what you're dealing with. I mean yeah, if all the sonics are dated, re-recording would be best, but a lot can be done with mixing/processing or even just a more modern singer.
It was only recorded once live. I don't even have the tracks so that's impossible. I may have the 16 track somewhere, but I doubt it and it is old, as in very old (1986 or 1987)

If you really want to hear it, here is the track :) https://jongriffinmusic.com/my-music/mi ... es-company

And I definitely appreciate the responses.

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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by mojobone » Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 pm

My opinion, keep or sweep, is before you spend money re-recording this, spend some time re-writing it. The prosody's generally good, as is the kernel of the idea, but the melody and the lyric wouldn't read as 'country' in the era the production values suggest; compare it to a country lyric from the period, like, "Here I go again, mixing Misery & Gin, sittin' with all my friends and talking to myself"

In fact, the phrase, "misery loves company" is kinda rhythmically problematic, as it fits better over Jackson/McCartney's Ebony & Ivory melody line, and from a singer's perspective, dropping a syllable or two makes it easier to sing and helps propel the rhythm, plus it's how folks in my neck of the woods actually pronounce the words, e g, mis'ry loves comp'ny. That could be a first line, but it's more declarative at the end of a verse or chorus.

Another nit is that the current lyric kinda implies that the singer is miserable or the company is, or both. You probably wanna clear that up, though it could maybe work great for a George Jones/Tammy Wynette duet in the vein of 'let's be miserable together', which is still kinda negative; maybe that's where they got "Let's Get Over Them Together". I don't know as to whether a vintage approach to the lyric and melody would be helpful; my guess is you'll want something that sounds contemporary.
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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by tresero » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:07 pm

mojobone wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 pm
My opinion, keep or sweep, is before you spend money re-recording this, spend some time re-writing it. The prosody's generally good, as is the kernel of the idea, but the melody and the lyric wouldn't read as 'country' in the era the production values suggest; compare it to a country lyric from the period, like, "Here I go again, mixing Misery & Gin, sittin' with all my friends and talking to myself"

In fact, the phrase, "misery loves company" is kinda rhythmically problematic, as it fits better over Jackson/McCartney's Ebony & Ivory melody line, and from a singer's perspective, dropping a syllable or two makes it easier to sing and helps propel the rhythm, plus it's how folks in my neck of the woods actually pronounce the words, e g, mis'ry loves comp'ny. That could be a first line, but it's more declarative at the end of a verse or chorus.

Another nit is that the current lyric kinda implies that the singer is miserable or the company is, or both. You probably wanna clear that up, though it could maybe work great for a George Jones/Tammy Wynette duet in the vein of 'let's be miserable together', which is still kinda negative; maybe that's where they got "Let's Get Over Them Together". I don't know as to whether a vintage approach to the lyric and melody would be helpful; my guess is you'll want something that sounds contemporary.
Again, I thank you for the advice. I will talk with my co-writer about that. A lot to learn after 20 years of Cuban music :)

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Re: Nashville Recording?

Post by Len911 » Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:17 pm

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