Wednesday, 4 October 2017

StarMount Live Sessions- A community service by StarMount Dynamics

Our StarMount Dynamics 2.0 is organising their first "StarMount Live Sessions" workshop, covering the topic of Music Publishing, Artiste and Event Management, Stage Crew Managements and Basic Recording Techniques. Its a community service where entrance is free. Just have to RSVP with our StarMount Dynamics staffs and you're in!

This is a great opportunity to see our StarMount Dynamics 2.0 perform. As their interests are into live sound and events, the studio supports them by providing the venue and equipments to make it happen. They've came from our StarMount Dynamics program and now its their time to shine.

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Lets go Live! @StarMount Studio

When there's new toy or new space, we love to share it with our friends. Bell and gang came over to our new live recording venue for an impromptu jam. Well, it looks pretty good and undeniably fun!

The new space is to encourage bands to have more live performance recordings in both audio and more importantly video. Getting own content out could be costly at times, so we have come out with this idea of a produced live performance. Bands, artistes, singer songwriters, even stand up comedies can have their performance and get recorded professionally by our certified StarMount Dynamic engineers.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

It's the season of piano recording

In support of our problem previous post of StarMount Dynamics series 1, the studio is giving huge discounts for Piano Recording with the StarMount Dynamics Crew.

It's the best time to get your piano tracks recorded at StarMount Studio!
We have been recording piano for close to a decade. With a plethora of microphone selections from small to large diaphragm microphones and outboard gears to match the sound required for your projects.

The tracks will be recorded in 96khz 24 bit, wav format by default. Feel free to let us know of your preferred sample rate prior to your session.

Best times for the ones preparing their audition tapes, getting some real piano into your songs or just wants to record your own musical journal.

JZ 11 and sE4400 microphones on the sound board of our Yamaha Concert Series C1 Grand Piano

Friday, 15 September 2017

StarMount Dynamics Series 1 "Learn and Earn" Daniel Yap

Daniel Yap, joined the first batch of StarMount Dynamics at the age of 19. Throughout the teaching sessions and hands on training, Daniel has got the knowledge and hands on experience to take on recording projects after 2 months of StarMount Dynamics training.

He started with recording piano, vocals to stereo track, and eventually handling his own band recordings. Daniel has done mixing projects and the works got nominated in Taiwan as well.

Apart from the audio engineering jobs, Daniel is also an aspiring composer. He has worked with another promising talent, LadyAnna in producing "Gone". With the help of StarMount Records, the track is commercially available in iTunes and Spotify.

As of now, Daniel has worked on projects ranging from local to international clients.
Enquire within, or check out StarMount Dynamics FB page for more details and bookings!

Daniel (right) with Yip Sai Wing 

StarMount Dynamics, is an incubator project initiated by Alex Tan of StarMount Studio. The main objective is to share the knowledge, essential tools of know how in audio production and industry practises, empowering music makers to build their career right away.

It starts with a 4 hour per week (4 weeks) in class session, where the basics of audio terminology, signal flow and audio production essentials were taught and demonstrated. Followed by a 4 weeks hands on, where participants will be starting their song production projects, in specific field of song composition, music arrangement, recording, mixing and mastering.

All sessions will be carried out in StarMount Studio, and participants will get to experience and have access to the microphones and outboard gears available in the studio.

There will be a maximum of 6 pax per StarMount Dynamics batch.

Wednesday, 6 September 2017

FUGU for Mrs K @StarMount Studio

FUGU, an improvisational music duo of theremin and violin was here to record music excerpts for "Mrs K" a film by Director Ho Yuhang.

Starting with the strings, we mic up the quartet players in a line formation from frist violin to cello. sE 3as were used for first and second violin, about 2 ft above the player's head, Akg C451B on viola and JZ V11 on cello. With a pair of sE RT1 in Blumlein for the overall ambient microphone, lush strings sounds were captured.

Jalan- Jalan @StarMount Studio

Songstress Yudi Yap is back with her KopiSusu series, introducing her new original " Jalan-Jalan", a concoction of Yudi's poetic lyrics and Tay Cher Siang's musical genius. WVC Trio provided the musical backbone, and we had Fresco, an international award winning harmonica ensemble to be featured in the song. Double MS technique was used to capture the harmonica, having them surrounding the microphone sets, the recorded result were rich and real.

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.

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.

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. 

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Class outside Classroom@StarMount Studio

StarMount Studio hosted a series of class/education sessions for BMus and DBMI and CAP
students from International College Of Music (ICOM). We've covered the topic focused on music business and the students were getting some insights from working professionals, and having first hand experience from the "factory".