Benjamin Wagner

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Benjamin Wagner came to visit us from New York.  He’s currently on a “walk-a-bout” before his new career starts.  He’s from Iowa originally and is an interesting guy to follow.  He’s done some cool projects in both music and video. Jason Walsmith (The Nadas) and Brandon Stone (The Nadas) were there to round out the band with Jon Locker on bass. Ended up being a fun, low key day of making music.IMG_3540 IMG_3549 IMG_3562
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Damon Dotson

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Damon was in again today.  You can see it’s already starting to “pay off” ;)  He’s counting his dollars from his “other job”.  Kidding, kidding.  This record is coming along nicely.IMG_2482 IMG_2483

 

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Girls Rock!

Girls Rock was in today.  Two groups laid down a handful of songs.  Camp includes instrument instruction, band formation, collaborative songwriting, and participation in various workshops such as Music Herstory, Empowering Girls, Music Art, Performance, and more. The Camp culminates in a showcase performance at a live venue, attended by hundreds of adoring fans.

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The Olympics

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These guys are in from Iowa City.  They are here for 5 days or so.  Even sleeping in the studio!  They are really exploring the studio space.  These first days are mostly getting drum and bass parts.  Then the overdub process will begin.
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Mr. Maxwell Jury

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Logan and Scott are in recording Max Jury for a few days.  This young, up and coming songwriter has some exciting things happening in his career.  What’s super fun is he did his first demo, a long time ago, with Tony when we first opened.  IMG_2800 IMG_2797 IMG_2795 IMG_2792
Meanwhile…Mitch is getting last nights Gaslamp Live recording of Randy Burk and the Prisoners imported.
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Soul Searchers

IMG_2747It was delightfully 1955 in here for a couple days.  I can’t wait to put up an example of this project.  Sounds super cool.  It sounds black and white if I had to describe it.  It was a bunch of humans in a room.  The highest track count on any song is 7.  Old school.IMG_2673

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Josh Davis Solo Record

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Josh Davis was in working with Brandon and Micah on his new solo record.  He’s using some different players than in the past to try and get a different result.  Sam Mogerman was in playing drums on this tune and Jon Locker was playing bass.  This project is just getting started.   IMG_2611 IMG_2613 IMG_2619 IMG_2621 IMG_2622

The North Shores

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The North Shores brought their punk-a-billyish sound to the studio this weekend.  There were some fun sounds and times had by all.  6 songs in 3 days.  Still need one little loose ends day, but it’s all sounding super cool.  Loud and rockin’.IMG_2503IMG_2453IMG_2461IMG_2465IMG_2458IMG_2477IMG_2494

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Mobile Multitrack Recording

IMG_2441Two nights of live recordings.  Friday night was Marcato at Wooly’s here in Des Moines, then Saturday was at Gaslamp with James Biehn Band and Brother Trucker.  Great crowds both nights.  That’s what makes a sweet live recording, well that and playing well.  For $150 (most venues) we come hook up to the house sound and you get up to 24 tracks of recording.  More bands on the bill?  Get them involved you guys split the $150.  That $150 covers the tracking of the show only.  After that either you mix it or have someone that will or we find a price that works for you and we mix it for you.  These have proven to be pretty fun.IMG_2331 IMG_2382 IMG_2450

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