Jan 2018 Studio Update

Where to begin

With 2018 already a few weeks in, I feel one thing I've been wanting/needing to do is be more active on social media on my personal and business accounts. Especially the studio account. Looking back at my previous attempts to blog and update on here I see have been very sporadic at best. So I guess with that said what easier way to start than with some simple cool studio updates from the past few months.

So first thing first, I got notified that the Tammy Renee Christmas album that I mastered last November, the single "Make Time For Christmas" had made its way to #6 on the TOP 10 Christian Country Charts 2017. To my knowledge, thats the first time something I've worked on has officially charted. So thats super awesome for me! Big shout out to Chas Childers who got me on the project and produced the track. The people at Emanant Music Group are always great to work with! 

Another update is artist Xay Zoleil recently released his album "People of Pangea" online, which was a project he had done here what seems like a year and a half ago and just released the music video for one of the songs. You can check it below.

Next we have another band that I worked with around that same time called The Canines, just recently released a music video off the EP they did here (which was recorded/mixed/mastered here). You can check out their music video for that below. Just like Xavier and his crew, the dudes in The Canines are all great down to earth dudes and easy to work with.

Next update is that as of today everything is finished and sent off the the production house for Sarah Zuniga's new full length album that she tracked over here with many talented musicians. Really excited for that to be released into the world for people to enjoy. 

Last major recent is that Another Monster and myself are just finishing work on a new single for Melanie Miranda and it's coming out great. Cant wait to get this one out to the public.

So yeah, I know a lot more has happened since my last post on here but these are some of the major things from the studio this past month or so. This year I really plan to step up my game as far as posting more often and I plan to start posting more things to the youtube channel for more content like live studio performances and play troughs and other little studio tricks. So definitely keep your eyes out for that and if you'd like to record here or work with me in any capacity, don't be afraid to fill out the contact form on the site or by clicking HERE and we can get the ball rolling.

This year is already looking to be even greater than last year. The calander is already starting to fill up with bookings and requests so I couldn't be more excited about what's to come!

E.M. Watson Releases new single 'S P A C E D O U T'

S P A C E D  O U T


My good friend E.M. Watson is releasing his new song/music video this up coming Monday the 16th. The song was recorded here at Venerate Studios. I was heavily involved with the music video as well. 

I acted as the Unit Production Manager, Script Supervisor, and did the makeup and costuming. It was directed by Daniel Espeut from Espeuté Productions

Really happy with the way everything turned out. Check it out below and give it a watch. If you like it, or know someone who might, please share it and help get the word out E.M. is one of the hardest working people I know.

S P A C E D  O U T  is the first in a 9 piece audio/visual series following the main character Lyn and is break down from reality.

"You really do just get lost in this one. The sound-scape is mesmerizing, the way the music just immediately fills up the room, changes the atmosphere and the mood, without any massively central hook or force-fed melody....The music creates a wave of peace that washes over everything it touches." - Exposed Vocals

You can read the entire Exposed Vocals article here as well as an interview with E.M. Watson.

Sarah Zúñiga's New music video release

People Do Crazy Things For Love

-Sarah Zúñiga

Official Music Video release

Sarah Zúñiga is an incredibly talented singer/songwriter from right here in Georgia. She came by the studio earlier this year to record a new single. The song was recorded/mixed/mastered here at Venerate Studios by Justin Daniel.

 The song was officially released a few weeks ago and now the music video was just released the other day. She is an incredibly hard working musician and has a fantastic voice. I definitely see her going to big places!

 Give her a like on Facebook page and subscribe to her Youtube channel if you like what you hear. I know she plans to release some more new music later this year and that's the best way to stay up to date with everything she is doing. Enjoy

First Big Gear Upgrade of 2016

We are starting out 2016 with a big gear upgrade for the studio. We have upgraded to Pro Tools HD with 24 analog ins and 24 analog outs as well as a Dangerous D-Bus as our monitoring station. This new set up works and sounds great! I love the options and features on the D-Bus. Integrating it will really help with the work flow and the D/A conversion on it is so clear and a great upgrade from the Digi 003+ rack I was using as my interface before.

I'll really be able to put the new system through its passes this month. Have to mix and master the 3 EPs that were recorded here this past December as well and several new recording projects starting this month. 

Smythwave Drum Build Update 2

Definitely long over due for an update. The studio has been booked pretty solid with some great bands (more on that later) and got busy with the usual holiday family times so I haven't been able to write any real updates. Tim delivered the finished kit some time ago and I gotta say, it looks amazing and sounds great! Every band that has come in and saw it has loved the look and sound it. The kit will also be featured on a few new releases coming out of the studio in the next few months as well. 

Tim definitely knows what he's doing and did something pretty great with this kit. If you want that custom kit quality at a more reasonable price, head over the the Smythwave website and talk with Tim about getting your own custom kit. You wont be disappointed! 

Smythwave Drum Build Update

Build Update 1

Got to stop by Tim's shop yesterday to check out the progress of the Custom Thunder drum kit he is making for me. He still has a ways to go to finish the full set, but he did have the 14 inch tom almost complete and it looked fantastic! With purple being my favorite color, this purple fade couldn't have been any better. It looks fantastic! Can't wait to see the full kit together and be able to play test it here in the studio. I will be posting more progress shots and updates as they come! 

In the mean time, head over out the Smythwave website and check out the drums he has for sale or drop Tim a line about getting a custom set of your own!