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Klaus Heyne: Big Red Microphone Guru
Klaus Heyne (German Masterworks) restores, modifies, customizes and designs high-end microphones for top artists, producers and engineers in the recording and film industry throughout the world. (Neil Young, Natalie Cole, Phil Collins & Usher among many others)....
Aaron Wright and Molly Marx project
We at Big Red recently mixed and mastered this imaginative multi-genre project produced by Aaron Immanuel Wright and Molly Marx. As well as a physical CD, the project is accompanied by creative animation: http://www.lootingspacestory.com/
Fresh Track tracking “Grind it Out”, from their upcoming album “Hit Play”
"Fresh Track delivers a healthy blend of rock, funk, and synth driven dance music."
Waltzin’ with The Portlanders
The Portlanders were at Big Red Studio today and recorded "Rosa Lucy's Waltz," Kate Power's adaptation of a Traditional Sicilian folksong.
David Rovics and Elona Planman get Wobbly
Prolific left of progressive political singer/songwriter David Rovics is again at Big Red Studio, creating his new project "Ballad of a Wobbly," here with Swedish musician Elona Planman.
Drummer Mike Snyder at Big Red Studio
Mike Snyder was at Big Red this week, adding incredible drums to James Meyers latest project with producer James Wisner. Mike always brings a few (nine, to be exact!) snare drums to a session, matching tones for each song.
2011 Projects at Big Red Studio
Another Big Year at Big Red Studio! • In April of 2011 Dan Crary recorded with his band 'Thunderation' and in June released "Perfect Storm" on Blue Night Records. A great review of the CD just appeared in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine which can be read by scrolling...
Lyrical Strings Duo: From Mendelssohn to Satie
Lyrical Strings Duo have just completed recording their upcoming album "Evening Songs," full of original arrangements of classical pieces, from Mendelssohn to Satie.
Wayward Vessel Recording
Some great vibes came together in February at Big Red Studio . The progressive bluegrass band Wayward Vessel worked to get just the right blend of bluegrass and folk with an edge with co-producer Billy Oskay. It's fantastic to hear the band gather round Billy in the...
One Bed One Bath?
Yup, "One Bed One Bath" is their band name and they recently recorded a killer demo at Big Red.
Lauren Sheehan: "Rose City Ramble" CD
Lauren Sheehan is fast becoming a legend in country blues circles. She is a trove of countless songs, all respecting tradition yet richly infused with her personal style. Lauren's new CD, "Rose City Ramble," recorded in 2010, takes another step forward and is a...
David Rovics with Big Red Rhythm
Political singer-songwriter David Rovics spent most of February recording his new CD titled "Big Red Sessions." You can download the project and read liner notes at Big Red Sessions Liner Notes We brought in Big Red Rhythm as well as Nick Angelo and Tim...
How to Be Famous! Part 1
Want to be Famous? It's easy---to be famous, USE only ONE NAME! It has worked well for Sting, Bono, and those below. (Please submit edits, corrections or additions to this list by posting a comment, below). Thanks 🙂 Name Notoriety *Real Name Gaga (Lady)...
How to be Famous: Part 2
Do you REALLY want to be Famous? It's easy: — USE TWO (or more) FIRST NAMES! It has worked well for those below. (Please submit edits, corrections or additions to this list by posting a comment, below). Thanks 🙂 Name Notoriety *Real Name? Steve Allen Tv...
Jimmy Free and his 7-string violin
Jimmy Free creates dynamic spontaneous compositions with live looping of a custom-made 7 string violin. He recorded his fourth CD, "Where Saints and Angels Tread," at Big Red in December of 2010. Compelling stuff. Cary Ray took this video of Jimmy Free playing and...
2010 Projects at Big Red Studio
It was a busy year 2010 at Big Red! • Eclectic folk-fusion ensemble Kendálin recorded their debut CD "Opening" Great original instrumentals! Kendalin • Caleb Klauder's new CD "Western Country," CalebKlauder was recorded live in Spring, 2010 (with no separation,...
Philip Glass "Orphee" recorded by Billy Oskay
Portland Opera's Nov. 2009 production of "Orphee" by Philip Glass was recorded live by Billy Oskay and staff from Big Red Studio. It was released June 30, 2010 and has received great reviews in the NY Times and elsewhere.
Anne Weiss CD release
The mastering (final polish) for Anne Weiss's new CD, "Concrete World and the Lover's Dream", was expertly done at Nick Moon's new Tone Proper Mastering, and it sounds great! Nick Moon and Big Red's Billy Oskay were happy to attend Anne Weiss's CD release concert,...
Tom May and Blue Roads Red Wine CD
Tom May worked over the Winter with Billy Oskay at Big Red, recording, mixing and mastering his 13th CD (second at Big Red): "Blue Roads Red Wine." We usually do not profile artists who record at Big Red, but singer-songwriter Tom May is such an amazing human being...