Audio

The following is a guide that walks you through the process of recording with Surf Star Media. From helping you develop your content, getting you into the studio, engineering and editing the project, and working along side you through the publishing, release, and marketing. Full service, baby. Sit back and create, let us worry about the rest.

Bundling your project with engineering, producing, publishing, and marketing is not only cost effective but logical. Let the same invested hands carry your project through from start to finish.


Step 1 - Brilliant

  1. Create your amazing idea
  2. Perfect it. In the studio, time is money. Have as much written and solidified before you walk in
  3. Meet the producer. Talk it out

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Step 2 - Side 3 Studios

  1. Record with a professional engineer
  2. Edit project with the producer
  3. Take a listen to what you have created
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Step 3 - Publishing

  1. Make your music available for purchase on little site called iTunes and Amazon
  2. Aquire sync licensing in movies, video games, tv shows, and commercials
  3. Shop for distribution through Sony, Universal and Warner music groups

Note: Licensing and distribution isn't guaranteed and depends solely on the commercial viability of your project. C'est la vie, right?


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Step 4 - Marketing

  1. Custom built website by Surf Star Media
  2. Social Networking campaign
  3. Radio promotion, print advertising, guerrilla and street campaigns

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Computer Hardware

  • Apple Mac Pro 2 X 2.8 GHz Quad-Core
  • Mackie Pro Tools HUI Controller (24 channels)
  • Apogee Rosetta 800
  • Apogee AD16X

Software

  • Digidesign Protools 10 HD 3
  • Logic Pro 3

Outboard

  • Allotrope Preamps (8) (designed by John Paul Jones, 8 of 24 ever made)
  • API 512C (4)
  • API 550B (2)
  • API Vintage 550 (2)
  • API 527 (2)
  • Avalon Vt 737sp (2)
  • BAE 312A (4)
  • Blue Robbie (2)
  • DBX 160XT (4)
  • DBX 165A
  • DBX 165
  • Empirical Labs EL8-X Distressor (2)
  • Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor (2)
  • Focusrite ISA430 (2)
  • Helios Channel Strip (2) (From Electric Lady Studios, Hendrix played through them)
  • Manley Dual Mono
  • Manley Electro-Optical Leveling Amplifier
  • Manley Massive Passive
  • Manley Vox Box
  • Neve 1073 (2)
  • SSL X Logic Alpha
  • Tube-Tech CL 1B
  • Universal Audio 2-610
  • Universal Audio SOLO/610
  • Universal Audio 1176LN

Mics / DIs

  • AKG C414 B-ULS (2)
  • AKG D112
  • AKG Solidtube
  • Audix OM-2
  • Cascade Fathead II-SP (2)
  • Cascade X-15 Stereo Ribbon (2)
  • MXL 603S (2)
  • MXL V69 Mogami Edition (2)
  • Neumann U87ai (2)
  • Neumann KM 184 (2)
  • Neumann KM86i
  • Radial ProD2 (2)
  • Sennheiser E604 (2)
  • Sennheiser MD 431 II (7)
  • Shure Beta 52
  • Shure SM57 (6)
  • Shure SM58 (2)
  • Shure SM81 (2)
  • Sony C800G
  • Studio Projects C-1 (2)
  • Yamaha Subkick

Monitoring

  • Boxer T5
  • Genelec 1031-A w/Sub
  • Yamaha NS-10M
  • Event SP8
  • Avantone Mix Cubes
  • White EQ (2)
  • Aviom 16 Channel Headphone Monitoring System

Plugins

  • Altiverb
  • Antares Autotune
  • Antares Harmony Engine
  • Cytomic The Glue
  • Elysia Mpresser
  • Kust Audio UBK-1
  • Melodyne Editor 2
  • Native Instruments Komplete 8
  • Pro Tools Producer Factory Pro Bundle
  • Slate Digital Virtual Console Collection
  • Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machine
  • Slate Digital FG-X Virtual Mastering Console
  • Slate Digital Trigger Platinum
  • SPL Transient Designer
  • SSL X-Verb
  • Synchro Arts Vocalign
  • Waves Mercury
  • Waves Studio Classics

Instruments / Controllers

  • 65 Amps Soho amp w/Cab
  • Fender Rhodes Mark II
  • Gretsch Catalina Birch Drum Kit
  • M-Audio Axiom Pro 61
  • Rivera 4X10 Guitar Cab (Sony Studios Mod)
  • Roland A-90
  • Schecter Elite 5-String Bass Guitar
  • Sonor Danny Carey 14x8 Signature Snare
  • Steinway and Sons Upright Piano
  • Technic 1200 Turntables
  • Various Other Acoustic, Electric, and Bass Guitars