Last month we had a powerful session organized by the crew from Soundclique. They put together some nice features for a track they’ll be releasing soon after this post goes live. Soundclique artist JR Slander was joined by NJ legend Ransom, artist/battler rapper Tsu-Surf, and Soundclique affiliate, Myrick. Lookout for the track on the Artists section […]
Avid Pro Tools 11 Upgrade Costs
Since tonights announcement of Pro Tools 11, there is a not much info on the upgrade costs. I dug around and found how much my studio bank account will be hurting once 11 is released. It’s still a chunk of change but we have to remember, this is basically new software. 64bit is no easy […]
Avid Announces Pro Tools 11
This is great news for all of us Pro Tools users. Avid really got under the hood with this version and brought their aging software up to speed with some of the newer players on the block. Pro Tools still is the industry standard, and the upgrade to Pro Tools 11 now makes us happy […]
Lamar Love – The Making of Palm Trees
Lamar Love released a video with some live performance footage and behind the scenes footage, including some in studio shots featured in The Stiz. Quick glimpse of the studio around 1:30. Check the whole mixtape.
DJ Pain 1 – Sample clearance for producers & unsigned artists
I saw this floating around various social networks lately. DJ Pain 1 shares the same views i’ve been telling people for a while now. The basic question covered is… Should I get the samples cleared? This is, of course, in reference to beats you are putting on your album or mixtape. The short answer is […]
X-Phaze gets love from Models Mania magazine
It seems as if X-Phaze is on a tear lately. He keeps pumping out singles that are getting love all over the internet. This time he gets a featured write up in Models Magazine. Don’t sleep on this dude. X informed me that a new video is in the making as well… sure to be […]
We Can’t All Be Heroes
I saw saw my man Andrew Kim post this video on Facebook and I had to share it. Wax’s lyrics in this joint really spoke truth to my heart. I figured I would post this to help some of yall get a clear picture of the sacrifices involved in being a true artist. This is […]
No Sleep November
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The Vocal Booth
Usually stocked with our Neumann U87, The Stiz boasts a small but comfortable, fully soundproofed vocal booth with headphone inputs, power outlets, and a glass door to see into the control room.
The Main Room
Here are some pics of the studio when I first finished building it. I try to keep it clean, but it probably won’t looks this perfect when you get here.
The Truth About Autotune In Today’s Music
Watch some of today’s top engineers talk about the effects of Autotune on your career as an artist.
Rapper Jokes Rule
Little boy to his mom: “When I grow up, I wanna be a rapper.” Mom: “I’m sorry son, you can’t do both.”