adventures in recording

Dryden mixingWe (at OCM) are in year 2 of building a 5-year curriculum for this amazing program we have built (I’ll link the name and such when I have been given permission to!) and I have the privileged of working with an amazing young composer, Dryden Meints. He is always full of such fun musical ideas and can pull any idea off, I’m convinced.

Last week we recorded cello tracks to be laid on top of the piano accompaniments for students to use, and I am the lucky gal that gets to play them! Can I just say that playing only open strings elegantly is tricky? Because it is.

Recording roundAs soon as things are published and out in the world I will of course share this amazing program with you! Until then, enjoy a few shots from the booth : )

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ImageStudent cellists/musicians: this app tunable is brilliant! Here’s why:

  1. It shows you CLEARLY in pink or green if you are in tune or not, can play/hold a pitch for you to match, and shows you the consistency of your bowing (and sound output.) This is a big eye opener for beginning cellist! You can also transpose for instruments that need this feature.
  2. A rockin’ metronome! It can be manipulated by many ways, but I love that it gives tempo markings such as vivace and students can utilize it (as well as the flashing colors.)
  3. Recording with reverberation even. I know that is silly but students love it.

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Bonus Features: transposing pieces, movable temperament/intonation, changeable A calibration, and it is beautiful!