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New Recording Studio Benefits Jazz Musicians and Community Bands

February 22, 2011

A new recording studio has opened in Victoria that could be just the thing for jazz artists and community bands looking to record an album “live off the floor.”

Electric City Sound (ECS)has resurrected the space once occupied by Zero Gravity, a million dollar state-of-the-art studio that saw the likes of Sarah McLachlan, 54-40, and Nelly Furtado pass through its doors before falling victim to the home recording juggernaut that closed the doors of many studios a decade ago.

Using four custom-designed, acoustically-engineered isolation rooms with floating floors and a host of advanced recording gear, ECS can record up to 24 channels simultaneously, making it possible for even a 16-piece (or larger) band to record live.

Groups can choose to record digitally, to tape, or a combination, thus creating the particular sound they want.

The ECS production team is even offering bands a way of getting their audience to pay for the recording session.

Thirty audience members pay $30 each to attend a special concert, which ECS  records and films. The band is then given a CD and video, which they distribute free to the fans who attended the show. They can also post footage and tracks on the internet, thus promoting the band and the new album.

ECS is attracting the interest of local musicians. A 16-piece community band has already recorded there and a number of local performers plan to produce projects at the studio in the near future.

The production team is setting up a number of innovative community programs and offers competitive rates to groups wanting to use the studio either with their own engineer/producer or members of the ECS production team.

For more information, visit the studio’s website here.

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