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Brendan James

Archive for 2011

This is the final version of the song that I worked on earlier last year. Recording done at Abstract Rhythm. I produced the song and assisted with the string arrangments with final transcription for string quartet done by Jeffrey Young.

Phenomenal Handclap Mix Session


I got to sit in on a mixing session with The Phenomenal Handclap Band this past week at Salt Lands Studio – they’re Right below 68 st. bar — who knows what records were mixed beneath me all these years in DUMBO? Looking forward to their new release sometime in 2012 on Tummy Touch records

My Role: Producer, Engineer, Composition, String / Horn arrangement, Keys, Guitar, Mixing, Mastering Live Mashup in an overseas collaboration with Italian Rapper Giuann Shadai featuring AR studio musicians. Personnel: Drums: Andrew Mclean Bass: Jordan Scanella Violin – Jeffrey Young Trumpet: Ben Syversen Flute: Nic Cowles Arrangement / Keys – Brendan James

How Much Do Music Artists Earn Online? (GRAPHIC)


So, just how much do music artists earn online?

Graphic shows ratio of income from online streaming vs. physical music sales.


Tour of Manhattan Center Studios



I got to tour the Audio Studios at The Manhattan Center Today here is their 96 channel Neve VR studio that is networked to their two ballrooms, the Hammerstien and the Grand. From it’s isolated location they can track up to 128 channels during concert and orchestral recording sessions. Very cool, hidden gem of a studio!

What is A Producer?


What is a producer? from the article from Pro Sound Web:

Understanding The Creative Side Of Sessions

Scott Hull’s Custom mastering piece


You know you’ve made it when… you have a Manley piece custom crafted for you (@Scott Hull)

Visit to Masterdisk NYC


Tim Boyce at Masterdisk yesterday

Spring Flower Darkness (PICSPORADIC)

spring flower darkness

I’m really excited about how some of my spring flowers in darkness photos came out last night, check out the rest of my set here:

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