FULL SERVICE PRODUCTION
Video Walk-through the Benning Violin Workshop
Watch host John Jacobson walk through the Benning Violin Workshop as Nathan Benning shows us how to make a violin. Corresponding student article and teacher lesson plan are located in the December 2015 issue of Music Express Magazine, www.musicexpressmagazine.com.
There’s no bigger artist in the world of a cappella than Pentatonix. Lucas traveled down to San Diego from Los Angeles with his crew to the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre. Pulling up to the venue, finding our way backstage with all of the necessary gear was no easy task. Quickly the team found crew members to throw together a set with wardrobe trunks. Vibrant and energetic, they were a joy to capture just before their performance.
Camila Cristina shares her new single “Bee Sting” and talks of dream collabs
“Bee Sting” now available on Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/0AsO1tk5wYmzQSQRSGmxpC?si=QOTQEpg9SM26rkmSQwBD0Q ITunes, Apple Music, Deezer, and Amazon. New upcoming artist Camila Cristina explains the context of her new self-prod. Single, along with family history, and dream collaborations. Follow/contact @soundcontent @lucasfackler & @mikewellsmastering on Instagram. Follow @empoweringcami on Instagram Special thank you to @mikewellsmastering and @lucasfackler for conducting interview.
Richard Sherman Interview for Music Express Magazine
John Jacobson talks One 2 One with composer Richard M. Sherman. This artist spotlight interview correlates with the student article and lesson on Mr. Sherman and the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Walt Disney's MARY POPPINS from the December 2014 issue of John Jacobson's Music Express magazine. www.musicexpressmagazine.com
The Won't - Loud Enough (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)
The fellas of The Won't got together to perform their political anthem Loud Enough, but something odd started to happen. Was there a glitch in the matrix? We're a 90's / 00's inspired punk rock quartet. We blend our alternative and punk influences from over the decades, crafting new music for the current era. Slightly mellowed with age, our punk rock sound is perhaps a bit more mature yet still remains untamed as punk rock should be.
[ Warm Audio ] ARMORS - "GENESIS" (Official Live Recording - Music Video)
Back in one of our favorite studios, this time with a band in tow, we showed up early to tell the story of a recording session. Time lapse shots, platinum record b-roll, close-ups of iconic studio equipment, and a few hours of setup outlines the inspired performance from the young pop duo, Armors. Warm Audio sent over a truck load of equipment featuring every single mic in their collection. This video is a cross section between a youthful live performance and an in-depth gear demonstration.
Stem Mastering Part 1: Stem Mastering Overview | Mike Wells
Experience ‘Stem Mastering’ in a new way, in this 3-part video series by top LA mastering engineer Mike Wells. Get an insider’s look at a controversial yet powerful way to master music. Mike explains the crucial elements to success and demonstrates how Stem Mastering delivers the maximum sonic impact while retaining the original mix engineer’s intention and the artist’s vision for the music. Using a real-world example, Mike shows how the effects of hypercompression across a stereo mix can create undesirable artifacts like mid-range frequency buildup, loss of mix detail and uncontrolled emphasis on certain instruments or vocals. With Mike’s Stem Mastering techniques, he teaches you how to avoid these sonic stumbling blocks. In Part 1 of the video series Wells gives an overview of what 'Stem Mastering' is and why you would use it. Part 2 details the process of getting files from the mix engineer and preparing them for Stem Mastering - you'll also get Wells' own stereo-file mastering tips and techniques. In part 3 he shows you a step-by-step example of Stem Mastering in action so you can hear how the stereo image is enhanced while the overall level increases dramatically showing off the songs' inner strengths. In his Stem Mastering demo, Mike uses several Dangerous Music products: the 2-BUS+ analog summing mixer, BAX EQ, COMPRESSOR and CONVERT-8 DACs to achieve a superior master for the rock band "Hard Youth". "A popular saying in the stereo mastering world is that you've got to give something to get something," says Mike. “Those tradeoffs are loss of transient detail, loss of punch, shifting instrument positions, and frequency buildup—what do you get for losing all that? Loudness. With stem mastering we are presented with an opportunity to add EQ, limiting and compression without those tradeoffs.” Mike Wells began mastering in the late 90's, opening Mike Wells Mastering in San Francisco, CA in early 2001. After a decade of service in the Bay Area, Mike Wells Mastering relocated to the epicenter of the music industry, Los Angeles - CA. His Recording Artist roster includes Green Day, Prince, Tony Sly, Tommy Guerrero, along with Production Music companies Google, Apple, Megatrax Production Music, and Angry Mob Music. Mike has served on the Board of Governors for the NARAS (Grammy) association, President of the Los Angeles Audio Engineering Society (AES) chapter, and Chairman of many AES Convention divisions. With a studio hosting an array of boutique, modified, and self-designed equipment, Mike Wells Mastering offers Music, Production, and Stem Mastering services to the Indie, Professional, and Production music markets. Visit: http://www.mikewellsmastering.com Video series directed & edited by Lucas Fackler. More from Dangerous Music: http://dangerousmusic.com Listen to the before and after Stem Mastering examples, download here: https://www.yousendit.com/download/dDZGeFVUQzdOMUF3anNUQw
EDITING & POST PRODUCTION
Producer/Engineer Steve Wilk on Ultimate Ears
Ultimate Ears IEM's "are my go to and preferred way of producing and editing. One track “Place For You” I recreated the sound design for in a cafe, it made it to the EP. Another track “Goodnight” I created and did the production for whilst sitting on my sofa, and Wonder-woman was on." http://stories.ultimateears.com/artist-engineer-testimonials/steve-wilk-can-get-intimate-feel-depth-textures-within-sound-design/
Music Express Magazine
Alex Lacamoire Interview for Music Express Magazine
Learn all about what it means to be an orchestrator, arranger, musical director for some of the hottest shows on Broadway–Hamilton, Dear Evan Hansen, In the Heights, etc. Alex Lacamoire talks with John Jacobson in this One 2 One interview for Music Express.
Behind the Scenes: Lion King on Broadway
Hal Leonard choreographer and on-camera personality, John Jacobson, goes backstage to get a behind the scenes look at Lion King on Broadway. Bradley Gibson, who plays the role of Simba, gives us an up close look at costumes, set pieces, and tells us what it's like to play a leading role in this stunning Broadway production.