It has been a busy few months here at ByrneOut Productions. I know my last update hasn't been since October, so I'll give a brief rundown of all of the happenings since then, and plans for the future:
Back at the end of October, we worked with none other than Sims of local hip-hop collective Doomtree, running behind-the-camera audio and tech for a livestream he set up for his fans who pre-ordered his newest album "More Than Ever". The album was released the following week, on November 4th, and if you haven't yet heard it, you need to. There are some major tracks on there, with beats created by some other local collaborators, and of course our good friend Lazerbeak. Our personal favorites are "Icarus", "Brutal Dance" and "OneHundred". We put a photo on our Instagram to commemorate the occasion, and had a blast through the entire night. Looking forward to more projects with these guys down the road.
November was "Two Wanderers" month. After about a year of working with The Anatomy Of... on producing, recording & mixing their latest album "Two Wanderers", we finally released it on November 29th with a bang. We worked with them on setting up a release party at Schmidt Artist Lofts that night, with other guest performers Maya Elena, Nathan Smerage & Gary Rue. Needless to say, after stressing over set-up and some minor technical PA difficulties at the start, the night was a blast. People enjoyed themselves with snacks and beverages, and we were able to support some great independent musicians with album and merch sales. Here's a photo from The Anatomy Of...'s great set:
We continued working in-studio with several clients through the new year, one of whom was Mr. Phil Berbig. After about half of a year working together, and several studio sessions, we put a wrap on two of his songs "Starlight" and "The Way You Look At Me". Since then, we have been back into the studio for one session, recording a new song, with a couple more on the radar for the future. Looking forward to it!
Last month, after a few weeks of working with Saint Paul Music Academy middle school teacher Ms. Kelly, we had the honor of being invited into her class alongside rapper GoodxJ to record a rap her class wrote, and teach them some basics of recording & mixing music. After 2 hours of recording, pizza and chocolate milk, we went into the studio to mix the song together as a finished song. Thanks to Ms. Kelly for the unique and incredible opportunity.
Also in Feburary, we became an official reviewer for new music gear website All Things Gear. So far we have reviewed one plugin, and have a few more microphone and plugin reviews lined up for the next few weeks. If you haven't yet, please visit www.allthingsgear.com for the latest news & reviews on some great technology and instruments in the industry.