We’re pretty chuffed to be part of the albums of some pretty fantastic artists. Mark Martyre recently released his 4th studio album, “Bluebird”, which was largely recorded and mixed at Typewriter Studio. Similar to Dylan’s partnership with The Band, Mark decided to have The Bad Apples as his backing band, plus Darren Baldwin on keys on this recording. It was a fun process, recording as much live-off-the-floor as we could in order to give the album that old-school feel of a band playing together. Give a listen (and buy it!) on Bandcamp.
We also had a chance, recently, to hear the first master of Lara Martin’s upcoming album, “When We Were Light”. This album was fully recorded and mixed at Typewriter Studio, and features the many talents of Lara’s band, Larimar, as well as a great group of vocalists who came in to lay down the many-layered, lush harmony sections on the album. It hasn’t been formally released yet, but it will be coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled!
Vinyl has been making a comeback for about a decade now, slowly regaining ground as a beautiful medium for music, both visually and aurally. If you’ve ever wanted to hear your music on vinyl it is getting easier and easier to find affordable duplication services to make full-length vinyl and even 7-inch singles. With that in mind, summer here at Typewriter Studios is singles season! Record an A-side and a B-side at our studio space for $350 if you’re a full band, or $300 if you’re a singer-songwriter. Only want to record one song? That’s just $200 for a full band or $160 for a singer-songwriter! This deal will last through July and August, and you get as much time as you need to record your songs and receive a final mix. You also get an engineer/producer and access to all our gear and instruments, from our stately grand piano down to our lowly, hardworking SM58s!
Get in touch today about making an old-school vinyl single for your fans! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The holidays are always busy, but we have a few early gifts here at Typewriter Studio!
Our first full-length recording that was entirely mixed here at the studio by Mark Martyre and Myke Mazzei has been released: “London” is available now and sounds great! A few overdubs were recorded here as well, and you can listen to a sample from the album, just click play below. We’re very excited to have our inaugural album released so soon after opening our doors. Keep your eyes peeled for more great albums in the new year!
We’ve also acquired a new instrument (a Fender Jazz Squier bass!) from Currie’s Music & Collectibles in Gravenhurst. If you’re near Gravenhurst at any time, you should definitely check out Currie’s — they have tonnes of vinyl, great prices on instruments and equipment, and a cornucopia of intriguing antiques. They also have live music on a regular basis (!!) and are just all-around nice folks.
new fender jazz squier bass, ensconced in velvet!
We are excited to say that we have a few additions to the studio! Some new gear/equipment for recording (like an M-Audio Octane 8-channel pre-amp!) and the mother of all instruments: a Steinway grand piano! This beauty was moved in quite recently and is in tune at the moment but will have her first official tuning in about three or four weeks time. Pianos are quite technically daunting instruments, and they take a little time to get used to their environment before settling enough to be able to be tuned by a professional. This piano has some history: it was once a player piano, sometime in the 1930s. It’s quite “normal” now, and we are hugely excited to be able to offer this instrument to anyone coming by for recording.
new home for the grand piano
comes with comfortable seating!