This year CHS has spent a lot of time updating our studio. Some of the recent hardware purchases include the Sytek MPX - 4A (with Burr Brown op amps) and Neve 5024 mic preamps. We have also added the world class Burl B2 A/D & D/A converters to our signal path. New microphones include the Lauten LT-386 (seen above), Royer R 121, a stereo pair of Neumann KM 184's, and a stereo pair of AKG C414 XLS mics. Also included is the Shure 7B which is a great workhorse microphone. CHS has recently added the very powerful CS450 PC and the Universal Audio Apollo 16 MKll interface for high end remote recording.
Some of the new software includes the UAD Satellite 2 which gives us a number of powerful plugins to work with on your next project. Izotope Ozone Mastering version 7 software is also available along with Celemony's Melodyne version 4 software. We also have a large collection of Waves plugins.
Feel free to call and make an appointment to check out what we have done for others and what we can do for you.
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CHS is also working through a very busy recording schedule. We had the pleasure of recording Tom Marko's first release as a bandleader - Inner Light - a record everyone should have in their collection. This cd is set for an October 2016 release on Summit Records. Go to our Listen page to hear a sample. For more info about Tom go to his website - http://www.tommarko.com/
CHS has also finished recording projects with Snake Oil Salesman - a fine local blues band - Bill Hill, Greg Harris, IC Jazz Train, and we just finished a project with Scott Dahms entitled Tales of a Rusted Compass. Scott lives in Denver, CO so CHS got to spend a week in that great state working on an amazing project. We worked with some wonderful musicians on this record including Wade Krause, Jeff Graves, and Leftover Salmon's original keyboardist Joe Jorgerst. Much fun was had during the recording and CHS delivered the final mix in October. Check out samples on our Listen page or go to: https://www.reverbnation.com/scottdahms
We also had the great opportunity to work on Elizabeth Geyer's newest release - The Bridge. Produced by Elizabeth and Paul Adams with some great guest musicians including David Hoffman, Paul Adams and Pravin Godkhindi. The Bridge is a beautiful collection of songs from the heart. Please go to www.elizabethgeyer.com for more information about this and all of Elizabeth's music. Click on our Listen page to hear the title track from this very fine record.
CHS has also had a very busy year producing live concerts. Once again we were providing the audio for Kelleher’s St. Patrick’s Day event. This is our fifth year working this celebration and it is becoming one of our favorites. Over twelve thousand people show up throughout the day to have a great time at one of the best restaurant / venues in the Peoria area. Also at Kelleher's will be their annual 4th of July celebration. Every year this event brings 4 to 6 thousand people downtown to take part in our nations birthday. Please come join us again this year.
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CHS had a great time working with Marquis Hill Blacktet for the Mirza Residency Program. The concert was at the Orpheum Theater in Galesburg, IL. The Orpheum has recently installed a new digital house system that includes the Allen & Heath GLD 112 console. The house sound was fantastic. CHS was the first to engineer a major jazz event on this desk. We can't wait to do it again.
The winter jazz series concert will be held at Kresge Hall at Knox College. This year's artists are Juan Carlos Formell y Son Radical. Sat. January 14th. 7pm. This concert was simply amazing. Joining Juan Carlos were Chuito Quintero on percussion & Ben Willis on bass. Knox College continues to bring world class musicians to central Illinois. To hear a track from this concert go to our Listen page and click on Llego' La Luna - The Moon Arrives.
On April 8, 2017 CHS will be back at the Orpheum theater working with the Gretchen Parlato Quartet. Rootabaga 37 features this amazing vocalist from New York. Check her out by clicking the link below:
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From all of us at Cedar Hills Sound, thanks for listening & thanks for all the support.