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TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

July 30, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

The last two years have been extremely satisfying and rewarding, but due to work commitments over the next several months, this will be the last TCM Mastering blog.

We hope, that as a home studio user, you have found the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Blog Series useful and informative.

Of course the blogs will remain available, so please make use of them.

TCM Mastering, the TCM Music Group and the YouTube video channel will continue as usual. So if you have any questions about the recording process or would like more information about our services and facilities, please contact us by clicking here.

TCM Studios UK & Nashville, USA.

I want to thank the many thousands of viewers and visitors to our blog. We have received many kind comments and I hope the information Eric and I have added to the blog in the form of the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio Series, has helped you to improve your engineering and production skills.

Links to various key topics can be found below or use the Tags on the right hand side of the page to take you to your subject of interest.

I sincerely wish everyone the very best in the future and please stay in touch via the http://www.tcmmastering.com website.

TCM Mastering Studio Kent, UK.

Part 56 – Mastering

MIDI Basic Studio Setup.

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Mixing Desk.

Part 37 – Mixing Music

Shaded Area Showing Section To Be Edited.

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

EQ Curves On Kick Drum & Bass Guitar.

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Drum Kit With Various Mics Setup.

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 13 – Recording Stringed Instruments

Using Figure-8 Mics On Singer/Guitarist.

Part 10 – Recording Acoustic Guitar

Part 9 – Recording Electric & Bass Guitar

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Left to Right: Neumann U87 Condenser, Shure SM58 Dynamic, Avantone CR14 Ribbon Microphones.

Part 5 – Microphone Types

Home Studio Built In Garden Shed.

Part 1 – Your Room

Owned and run by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been providing

a professional, fast and affordable service

to all genres of the music industry for decades – from major record labels and international artists to brand new, up and coming music talent.

Take a look at some recent clients, by clicking here.

If you have questions about recording or would like to know more about what TCM can do for you and your music, our contact details are here.

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TCM MASTERING & TCM MUSIC GROUP: PROVIDING A PROFESSIONAL, FAST & AFFORDABLE SERVICE TO TODAY’S MUSICIANS

June 1, 2012

TCM Mastering & TCM Music Group: Providing A Professional, Fast & Affordable Service To Today’s Musicians

Owned and run by multi-platinum music producer Ted Carfrae, TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group have been providing

a professional, fast and affordable service

to all genres of the music industry for decades.

Ted Carfrae & CJ Boggs In The TCM Studios.

Take a look at some recent clients, by clicking here.

Ted is currently in the middle of another restoration job for Strawberry Rain Music – details to follow.

If you have any questions regarding the recording or mixing process, drop us a line. Our contact details are here. We love to hear from you.

Do you have some songs that need producing, recording, mixing or mastering? Then contact us for details on our rates and some incredible recording packages.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker last year (2011) to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK.

Upcoming tour dates are below.

FRIDAY JUNE 22nd – THE GREEN ROOM, LIVERPOOL
SATURDAY 30th JUNE  – THE CORN EXCHANGE, CAMBRIDGE
FRIDAY 6th JULY – WOODVILLE HALLS THEATRE – GRAVESEND, KENT
FRIDAY 13th JULY – THE FERRY, GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
FRIDAY 20th JULY – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SATURDAY 21st JULY – FRANKIES, MANCHESTER
SUNDAY 19th AUGUST – TRIBFEST
FRIDAY 24th AUGUST – WEYMOUTH PAVILION
SUNDAY 26th AUGUST – ISLE OF WIGHT

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to the incredible Michael Jackson. Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

The act is 100% live with a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew.

If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, you will want to see Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act. It’s the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

TCM MASTERING & TCM MUSIC GROUP: PROVIDING A PROFESSIONAL, FAST & AFFORDABLE SERVICE TO TODAY’S MUSICIANS

May 18, 2012

TCM Mastering & TCM Music Group: Providing A Professional, Fast & Affordable Service To Today’s Musicians.

TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group owned and run by multi-platinum producer Ted Carfrae have been providing a professional, fast and affordable service to the music industry for decades.

Latest Mastering News

TCM Mastering’s Ted Carfrae has just mastered Filip Herbst’s new album Radio Trash.

Singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Filip Herbst offers a unique voice in indie rock. His sound – from his musical roots in punk rock to his classical training as a guitarist, vocalist, and composer – is as colourful and multi-faceted as all of these influences put together.

Filip seeks to further blend the lines between classical and pop music with his progressive rock sound. His new album Radio Trash combines elements of psychedelic pop, progressive rock, new wave revival, and a touch of ethnic influence to take the listener on a head trip of adventurous chord progressions and impressionistic lyrics.

Ted also recently mastered Jesse D Monaghan’s debut album ‘JD’ which showcases both his skills as a guitarist and a songwriter.

Born and raised in Grass Valley, CA, Jesse cut his teeth on classical guitar starting at age 6. However, when he found his Dad’s vinyl LP collection and heard the strains of Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, the lure of the electric had him hooked.

His melding of divergent styles from rock to roots, jazz to country, has coalesced into a solid instrumental guitar style that is immediately reminiscent of Andy Timmons and Joe Satriani. Even though George Lynch would be higher up on the list of actual influences, the ‘guitar as vocal’ approach definitely has a sonic reference to the aforementioned stars.

J D Monaghan’s Debut Album.

All songs were penned and executed by Jesse. Only 2 tracks had any outside input (Funk Daddy and Sunset Sky) with the rest encompassing Jesse’s guitar prowess and technical skills behind the control board with his drums being built, sometimes from single drum hits, into a solid bedrock of ‘in the pocket’ rock.

While the song ‘Slipping Away’ is indicative of Jesse’s current stylistic approach, the album is reflective of Jesse’s journey from stellar sideman in California to solid frontman in Austin, Texas.

We can only look forward to Jesse’s future releases to see where he will take the music with a full band and broader scope to his music.

Click here for Jesse’s Reverbnation page.

Released on the 508 Park Avenue Records Label (Owner, Producer, Mixer – Lowell Rice).

If you have a music project that needs recording, production, mixing or mastering services, give us a call or drop us a line. And don’t forget, TCM are also experts in audio restoration.

All of us at TCM are passionate about music in all its various forms and we’re here to help. Click here for contact details.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, West 1 Entertainment (formed by Ted Carfrae and business partner James Baker last year) are thrilled to present…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to the incredible Michael Jackson.

Unlike many tribute acts, Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is completely live, with a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew – a musical experience you will not want to miss.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act is currently touring the UK.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act, Live On Stage.

If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson, you will want to see Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act. It’s the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING: ONLINE MASTERING and AUDIO RESTORATION & WEST 1 ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

May 11, 2012

TCM Mastering: Online Mastering and Audio Restoration

Multi-platinum music producers and mixers Ted Carfrae and CJ Boggs have been providing a professional, fast and affordable online mastering and audio restoration service to the music world for years. Take a look at some recent clients, by clicking here.

Beto Hale – Rebirth.

Ted has just mastered the new album ‘Rebirth’ by multi-instrumentalist Beto Hale – mixed by CJ Boggs in Nashville.

Ted is also in the process of restoring another album for the Strawberry Rain label in Canada…..details to follow.

TCM recently restored the album entitled: Benny Soebardja – ‘The Lizard Years’ SR002 which is now available online.

If you’d like more information on what TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group can do for you and your music, give us a call or drop us a line. Our contact details can be found by clicking here.

West 1 Entertainment News

In addition, Ted Carfrae formed West 1 Entertainment with business partner James Baker last year (2011) to handle artist management and promotion. One of their acts that continues to stun and excite audiences is…..

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act.

Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act are currently touring the UK. The act is 100% live, with a talented band of musicians, dancers and a professional sound and lighting crew.

If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson, you will want to see Ben – The Ultimate Michael Jackson Tribute Act. It’s the closest you will ever get to experience Michael Jackson live in concert.

It’s not just another tribute act, but a sincere and totally professional musical tribute to the incredible Michael Jackson. Check out the website for more information, by clicking here.

TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

April 30, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

Ted Carfrae of TCM Mastering and the TCM Music Group has produced, mixed and mastered virtually every genre of music over the last two decades. TCM are also experts in audio restoration. So why not give TCM a call or drop us an e-mail for your next music project. Click here for contact details.

Your music will shine with TCM Mastering.

Left: Ted Carfrae In TCM Mastering Suite, UK.

Right: Drums & Mic Setup At TCM Music Studios Nashville, USA.

Fronted by top record producers and engineers Ted Carfrae and CJ Boggs, with worldwide sales exceeding 25 million, TCM Mastering and the TCM Music Group understand what today’s musicians want and deliver a

professional, fast and affordable

service at a rate to suit every pocket. Take a look at last year’s client list including many up and coming artists.

Click here to find out more about TCM recording packages.

Check out the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series of blogs for essential information and some great tips on starting up and running a home music studio.

Part 56 – Mastering

Part 52 – Intro To MIDI

Part 45 – Mixing Drums

Part 39 – Mixing Vocals

Part 35 – Editing Music

Part 29 – Multitrack Recording

Part 24 – Signal Processing

Part 19 – Recording Drums

Part 11 – Recording Acoustic Stringed Instruments

Part 8 – Recording Piano

Part 1 – Your Room

To find what you’re looking for, either use the tags on the right side of the page or use some of the links above.

TCM MASTERING: HOME MUSIC STUDIO TIPS & INFORMATION

April 2, 2012

TCM Mastering: Home Music Studio Tips and Information

For the moment at least, the TCM Mastering Home Music Studio series has concluded. At some point in the future, we may decide to continue it or put it all together in a book or PDF format and release it.

However, please continue to check out the 56 parts. There’s a lot of very useful information and tips for the musician and home studio owner. And if you have any questions get in touch. Contact details are here.

In recent months we covered the multitrack process from recording various instruments, overdubbing, editing and mixing right through to final Mastering.

We looked at various setups for the home studio and considered in some detail the world of MIDI.

If you’re interested in Signal Processing check out the blogs starting here.

For info on mic types and techniques for recording many of the instruments you’ll encounter, start by taking a look at this blog.

TCM have been providing a professional, fast and affordable service to the music industry for decades. So if you have a music project that needs recording, production, mixing or mastering services, give us a call or drop us a line. And don’t forget, TCM are also experts in audio restoration.

All of us at TCM are passionate about music in all its various forms and we’re here to help.

Click here for the contact details.

TCM MASTERING: ONLINE MASTERING THAT WILL MAKE YOUR MUSIC SHINE

March 16, 2012

TCM Mastering: Online Mastering That Will Make Your Music Shine

TCM Mastering provides a professional, fast and affordable online mastering service that will make your music projects shine.

Ted Carfrae: Multi-Platinum Record Producer & Mixer.

Ted Carfrae, founder and owner of TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group has been producing, recording, mixing, mastering and restoring music for most of his professional life.

Ted Carfrae In The 1970s At CTS Studios, London – Getting In The Picture.

In the late 1970s Ted began his career in music as an assistant engineer at London’s famous CTS Studios, working with legendary artists from the start (like Ella Fitzgerald, Queen and Paul McCartney). He continued gaining invaluable experience at Abbey Road Studios in London and Larrabee Studios in LA.

Ted Mixing In State Of The Ark Studios.

After working in Los Angeles, Ted returned to the UK and started the TCM Music Group in 1993. The next (almost) 20 years would see Ted and TCM working with all the major record labels and many major international artists, achieving Gold and Platinum sales award status along the way.

Ted Carfrae & CJ Boggs – TCM Mastering & TCM Music Group.

Today, Ted works mainly in the UK whilst his partner, CJ Boggs works in Nashville, USA.

For more information on how TCM Mastering and TCM Music Group can help you, click here. If you would like to check out some of TCM’s recent clients, click here.

Latest News

As mentioned in an earlier blog, Ted Carfrae of TCM Mastering formed a new company in 2011, with James Baker called West 1 Entertainment Ltd. One of the things that West 1 is involved with and is very excited about is…..

‘Ben – A Tribute To Michael Jackson’

‘Ben – A Tribute To Michael Jackson’ is a truly unique artist and he is now regarded to be the World’s No.1 Michael Jackson Tribute show.

The music is 100% live, no backing tracks and Ben’s Live in Concert Michael Jackson experience features his incredible band of dedicated musicians and dancers. Ben and his band are currently touring the UK along with his team of professional sound designers and lighting technicians. The show has received incredible reviews as the tribute show that has got to be seen to be believed.

Click here to view a few testimonials.

From the end of March we will be starting a new blog for West 1 – this blog will include all the latest West 1 Entertainment news. If you’re a Michael Jackson fan, be sure to check it out.