Sunday, 22 December 2013

MandyStar@ StarMount Studio

MandyStar (Amanda) is a regular of StarMount Studio. She's talented with her voice, guitar and drums and we're up for another round of cover songs for her online video contents. We are glad to be part of her musical journey as in StarMount Studio, we appreciate the opportunity to grow together with the clients, (especially new talents) and its always rewarding to be appreciated and know that we are helping them getting better.

Originals are coming up next. We've recorded some really nice demos and music arrangement is in the process. ( we do offer music arrangement and other music creation related services as well, drop us a line for the rates)

Sebastian on guitars


She plays the guitar too.

Group pic.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Film Scoring with Ken Hor @ StarMount Studio

We had a thrilling week with Ken Hor on his latest film score for a horror movie coming to the screens soon. We don't think we're allowed to put a name to it yet but we can show you some hardworking musicians responsible for the fantastic music you're going to hear soon.
Ken is a perfectionist and strongly believes in acoustic instruments and tried very very hard to stay away from digital samples as much as possible, so he came to StarMount Studio (we liked to have everything recorded live too) for the job.

As you know the budget for music is tight these days, we worked our best to fit in as many great players as possible for the music. We did the harp at The Harp Academy Malaysia, where we recorded Jee Fei (founder of the school) with our mobile rig consisting Chandler TGII thru Lavry Blue ADDA. It was a straight forward but not easy stereo setup.

We had fantastic strings section back in the studio with violin, viola cello and double bass all together. We love the Audient Zen's pres on strings. They're balanced, clean and with a hint of warmth from the analog board. On the same night, we made use of the Disklavier on the DC-1 Grandpiano, playing back a fugue written by Ken and recorded back as an acoustic piano. It wasn't as simple as we thought, but its convincing after some tweaking were done on the midi.

Lastly the highlight/ theme song was recorded by Mei Sim. Her soulful voice went through sE 4400a to our newly acquired Tree Audio Branch. We loved the harmonic richness and the opto compressor works wonders.

That sums up part of the major highlights for the film scoring. Picture time :)

We do outcalls too

Fantastic Strings section
Tweaking to perfection

The Artiste, Producer and Engineer

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Amanda Bloom @StarMount Studio

Talented Amanda Bloom brought her musical journey to StarMount Studio and we were amazed and mused by her music. It was such an impromptu session as new inputs and variations kept coming and the energy was great.

We had a good 5 days in the studio. We had great sessionist like Lewis Pragasam with his fantastic percussion kit, John Thomas and K7 with his array of Indian flutes. We starting to use the ribbon tubes a lot more often as we felt that its the closest to the natural sound of the acoustic instruments, especially the transients are so smoothly preserved. If we don't need the extras over 16kHz, RT1 of sE will be there.

We love our job. 
John's  drum set up

Amanda Bloom

Colorful and wonderful kit by Lewis
Lewis Pragasam

Back to control room


Choose your key. 

The Voice Season 5 Promo Shoot @ StarMount Studio

We were carried away with projects and live concerts and some were so confidential that we couldn't share thus not updating until now.

"The Voice"Season 5's promo shoot was done in StarMount Studio. It was a star studded day with so many artistes coming in the studio. Here are some behind the scenes.  (by the way they're all taken with film cameras)


Faizal Tahir with the studio's Martin

Moots Pop Shuvit on set

Reshmonu at the control room

J the man directing Soo Wincci