Friday, 25 August 2017

Coffee at StarMount Studio!

A.M or P.M or back to A.M. there would be time that we just wanted to nose and taste a nice brewed coffee to get going.

Now, we have finally got what we wished for.. a coffee bar! For the time being, its only available to friends of StarMount Studio. Now freshly brewed coffee, and sometimes fancy latte art is available all day and night long! We have sourced our coffee carefully and they were air flown in to ensure its freshness for consumption.

Whats even better is, we have Passion.Bake.Create to support us with goodies like Scones, Salted Caramel Brownies, Fritatas, and many more creative bakes.

Ever since we had this, clients had been coming in early and hang out longer just for the yums and coffee at the "Happy Place"

A twist from the usual... Raisin Scones with Coconut Butter

Good coffee, good company 

good times, bad times, have a cake

StarMount Studio Gems (frm left) Meet Lavy, Ory, Rainy and Bluey

Happy moment

Canopus Yaiba GrooveKit@StarMount Studio (Discounts inside)

Known for their exceptional craftsmanship and passion towards sound, Canopus Drums has been on our wish list of drums to be in the studio.Thanks for Drumstore Malaysia, we finally got the Groove kit from the Yaiba series into the studio.

The toms are so musical, responsive and lush. Its a breeze to tune up the kit, and the tuning range is very versatile for various types of genre.

It was put straight into music production across genres of Pop, Jazz and Rock music. Feedback from our fellow session drummers were very positive, and all were complimenting about the musical tones, the ability to control the resonance and decay of the toms, and the kit just encourage and inspires them to hit the drums more.

It certainly doesn't sound like entry level drum kit at all. The signature Canopus tone is there, just without the die cast hops and the stock skins needed to be replace for better tone projection.

To date, the studio has "The Maple" 5.5"x 14" snare, "Yaiba Aluminium" 6.5"x14" snare (interesting sound) and the groove kit of 10"x8", 12"x8" 16"x16" toms and 22"x18" kick (Birch).

We will be more than happy to welcome all to come and experience the joy of hitting on the kit.
And to make it better, there's a 25% discount on the studio rental when you are coming in to record drums with the kit.

Get some new drum tones into your music now. Drop us a email (info@starmountstudio) to book a session today!

Falling in love with the tone as it gets seasoned more.

Fools in Deed Drummer Josh rocking on the kit 
"Sotong" among the best touring/session drummers in the region, working on pop production.

Axis VoiceBox S Loudspeaker @StarMount Studio

We are delighted to have a pair of Axis VoiceBox S in the studio, and it could never be any better to be able to meet the designer/ founder John Reilly from Australia.

The ones we've got are piano black in gloss finishing. These are passive speakers and they housed interesting vertical ribbon tweeters paired with 5 inch driver. 

Musical was the first impression when we played through our reference tracks. Having read reviews about the VoiceBox, we want to add in that the stereo imaging was very accurate. This is essential in track balance, horizontally and vertically. Its very good especially in the 800hz-3khz region. We had some fun trying to balance vocal tracks with the pair, and to our surprise the reproduction was consistent across platforms. Now we know one thing for sure, its really good in positioning, especially on the mid range frequencies. 

The highs were smooth and alive,  we love to hear kick drums through the pair. Tight and punchy. Again, this is a very musical pair of speakers. Although it was made for the Hi Fi market,  but John has done a good job in tweaking the VoiceBox to be useful for critical listening too. This pair has found its place in the studio, the more its being played, the better it gets.

Axis VoiceBox on top of Solitaire 6A speakers (not actual positioning)