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Walk in - Play - Walk out

Discussion in 'Recording' started by Svensd, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Hi all,

    New here, I've been on GS for a long time, someone there told me about this....great!!

    I'm a producer/engineer from Holland, have my own studio and just started a new webshow there which is gonna be "live" in february.
    Its called "Walk in - Play - Walk out" because thats whats happening: Bands come walking into my studio, they play some of their songs and walk out again. We record it in Protools, but also in HD video so we can publish some nice footage on the website. I wanted to give the bands that record in my studio more attention. Everybody has a website, everybody has Facebook so its hard to be found. Not that I have the illusion that this site is gonna help them to become ultimate popstars, but its a fun thing to do for me and for the bands. I got inspiration from this movie and this show, both awesome. The website is here; Walk in - Play - Walk out | Music webshow from our studio | new session every month....Walk in - Play - Walk out
    Im still working on it, there are only previews now, but it gives you an impression. Let me know what you think if you like.

    Cheers,
    Sven
     
  2. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Well, I think that's a cool idea. Basically what I'm trying to also accomplish with my Remote Truck, on location. Although I must admit, with my wireless 3G Internet access, I was not able to stream nor watch your video intro. High definition might be cool but it gobbles up bandwidth something terribly. So I think you're a little confused in your approach there? H. 264 might be a better way to go since it's scalable? You know, MPEG 4. Not sure what you actually posted? But a great idea nevertheless. The closest I've come to Holland is in Holland Michigan which is not too far from Hell. Thankfully I lived in Detroit where the pollution was much better.

    Too bad I can't easily watch your stuff.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  3. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Thanks, good one. It is H264/MP4 but it has pretty big filesize. Somebody else told me that also about the bad streaming, so I guess the "stream in HD" option isnt the best option for mobile acces. Good when you're at home with wifi. Just changed that, let me know if this works better, please.
     
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    Oh yeah, that loaded right up and played just fine. I think the concept is great overall. I actually market myself as " drive-through recordings & record label ". People walk into the club to play & listen and walk out with a CD or DVD of that evening's performance at the end of the evening. So I think you'll attract a lot of attention with what you're doing it's very cool.

    Perfect for us ADD folks.
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  5. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Nice, thanks for checking. You have your own Walk in - Play - Walk out concept right there :) Over here in Europe you have some companies who do what you do and it works great. Last thing I heard was at a Petshopboys concert:Recorded the show and within 15 minutes after that show they delivered 4000 usb-sticks with the show (in audio) on it. Fans order them before the show. Also the people at the concert get an extra ticket with some rebate to buy it online within one week.
     
  6. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    I have a preview from the first session with SEEKA online, check it out here: SEEKA - MEMORIZE THIS MOMENT @ WALK IN - PLAY - WALK OUT - YouTube
     
  7. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    The SEEKA session will be published online february 1...
     
  8. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    What a great idea. I wasn't able to get it to stream for me but the concept is right on. Once you get this rolling, I would be happy to put a link on this site for free to help you.

    Cheers!
     
  9. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Thanks, that would be great and I get back to you about that for sure!! Did the stream not work or were you outside a wifi network? User remyRAD had the same but that was when all the movie were in HD by default, so I changed it back to lower quality (in Vimeo) so you can choose to watch in HD... Its only 30 sec teasers now. Please let me know because thats about the most important thing on the site: to be able to watch the sessions :) Thanks!
     
  10. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Guest

    When I had a nice big studio with my best high school friend back in 1978, I had suggested that some of the bands bring in their friends as an audience for the recording session. People frequently perform better when they have an audience. But all of them seemed to want to be in "solitary confinement" to produce a better product? I mean, how natural is that? Where's the spark? Where's the life? You still want to capture a good performance first and foremost. But then I come from a performance background and most other folks don't. They like to hide in their rooms and play, not sharing their toys with anyone else. Unfortunately I also learned the hard way not to share my toys or loan equipment out to others.

    Let go of my eggo!
    Mx. Remy Ann David
     
  11. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    I hear what you say about people & performance...I would like to have people attending but I simply cant have them there because of the lack of space, it isnt that big. Camera's are on dolly's/handheld also and drive/walk around. The first band that does a session (SEEKA) are performers, also for their crowds here in Holland. I think you can see spark & life in the sessions too, even without people around them.

    Cheers,
    Sven
     
  12. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    btw, did you see http://www.lfdh-com sessions? I think there are good performances there too. There you can clearly see what seperates the boys from the men, performancewise. Some can, some can't.
     
  13. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Next up for a session @ Walk in - Play - Walk out is Moon Baker!! Gonna be funk for sure...Check her out!
     
  14. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Yuri Honing, who will be doing a session with us with his "rockband" Wired Paradise in April, just won the Boy Edgar prize, Hollands most important jazzaward!
    Check Yuri with Wired Paradise on Dutch National Television here and here.

    This Wednesday we will publish our first session, this time with Amsterdam based hiprocktrio SEEKA...

     
  15. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    The first session with SEEKA is just published! Check it out, straight from the studio: Walk in - Play - Walk out!Walk in - Play - Walk out |Walk in - Play - Walk out

    Also you can check our Facebookpage...
     
  16. audiokid

    audiokid Staff

    Love the drummer. Ya, this is very cool. tight band. Vocals kind of lack but kudo's
     
  17. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Yep, Eddy (the drummer) is only just twenty years old, he's all over the dutch scene at the moment with different bands. Vocals....yes, but thats (also) the charm of this concept: It is what it is: no overdubs, no editing etc. (you hear samples but you can see Eddy starts them from his sampler at his drumkit) Alvin had a bit of a sore troat but he didnt care so they just went on. Love the vibe of this one.
     
  18. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    Just recorded "the Whomp" last week for another session. Very cool band. I'm pretty impressed by the floor monitors I use; Soundprojects Exact. Small, pretty narrow spread, loud and sound good. Helps the spill in so many ways.
     
  19. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    We just published our second session, this one's with Fulvia di Domenico...check it out here...

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  20. Svensd

    Svensd Active Member

    ...And we just published another nice episode, this time with Discojazz kings "Great Eyeballs", check it out here...

    Great Eyeballs - Purchase - YouTube
     

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