In the past couple of years CHS has spent some time updating our studio. A few of the recent hardware purchases include the Sytek MPX - 4A (with Burr Brown op amps) and Neve 5024 mic preamps. And the WA-412 4 channel mic preamps by Warm Audio. 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. Monitoring is done on our new Focal 65's.
Some of the new software includes UAD which gives us a number of powerful plugins to work with on your next project. Izotope Ozone Mastering version 7 software, along with the Rx6 Ozone repair software, is also available. Celemony's Melodyne version 4 software is available to fix a number of issues if needed. We also have a large collection of Waves and Soundtoy 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 was released last year on Summit Records. For more information about Tom and his group check out their 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.
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 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.
Sarah & the Underground released their first recording last year. This self titled live recording also features Brandon Mooberry on bass & Nick Fairley on drums/percussion. Bob Lyndsey recorded this event at the WTVP studios. CHS was proud to mix this live concert from their television debut on State & Water St.
The Derel Monteith Trio is scheduled to release their new record-with the working title of "Quantity of Life" - in 2019. This jazz trio is as good as it gets. CHS will let you know when this much anticipated recording is available.
Also being released in 2019 will be Derel’s first solo outing entitled “Connemara”. CHS was very proud to have recorded both of these CD’s.
Cedar Hills Sound has also had a very busy year producing live concerts. Once again we are providing the audio for Kelleher’s St. Patrick’s Day event featuring the amazing Celtic band Turas. This is our sixth 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.
CHS will provide sound for Kelleher's 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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The winter jazz series concert was postponed because of bad weather so you still have an opportunity to come to Kresge Hall at Knox College and hear Luciano Antonio on April 27th at 7:30pm. Knox College continues to bring world class musicians to central Illinois.
On April 6, 2019 CHS comes back to the Orpheum theater to work with Mark Guiliana. The 39th Rootabaga Jazz Festival is one of the highlights on CHS very busy schedule and you don’t want to miss this world class drummer and his band Space Heroes.
April 19th CHS will be recording Doug Stone’s new record. Joining Doug will be Bob Sneider on guitar, Dan Vitale on bass, and Mike Melito on drums.
On May 4th CHS is proud to announce that we will be recording Joe Stamm live at the Apollo Theater. This solo concert sold out in less than eight hours after the tickets went on sale! Maybe they can be talked into doing another show later that evening. We’ll keep you updated.
On June 8, in conjunction with the Peoria Park District & the Central Illinois Jazz Society, CHS will be helping with production duties at the 5th annual Peoria Jazz & Arts Festival. Our featured artist this year is world renowned trombonist “Bones Malone”.
Stay tuned for more exciting events this year…
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From all of us at Cedar Hills Sound, thanks for listening & thanks for all the support.