ABOUT HIGH END SOUND
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS - CITY
SOUND, UPSTATE COMFORT
Reed's High End Sound Recording Studio is a
recording studio in Chatham, NY offering both analog (24 tracks on
2-inch tape) and digital (Pro Tools and Logic and ADAT) recording.
the peaceful surroundings of Columbia
County, the studio offers high quality services away from the rat race
of the city.
here to contact us
to learn more about
rates, booking the studio, private drum instruction and rhythm
coaching. We have also recently
begun an Internship program for students in accredited schools for
recording engineering. Contact us for details!
H.E.S. WISHES EVERYONE AN AWESOME
somehow made it through yet another year
of striving and struggling to keep our heads above water. We've
looked around and seen that, in spite of all we can complain
about, we are truly fortunate to live in a part of the world where
the word "freedom" has real meaning. To know its virtues is to
live in the light of limitless possibilities.
BREAKING NEWS FROM THE EDGE OF
HIGH END SPACE
PAUL MILLER QUARTET LIVE
Miller Quartet is:
See the Quartet on Saturday, April 13th, at the Peint O Gwrw
at 36 Main St. in Chatham, from 8 to 11pm. The
PMQ will strive to play on the second
Saturday of every month in 2013, which is a statement we make every
year. And yes, we have the audacity to say it again in spite of
the fact that we have not appeared at our home base pub at all during
the months of February and March! For that we apologize from the
very center of the group's being. We have been, as usual, hard at
work in HIGH END SOUND Studio A, honing our approach to what is being
called "the most significant development in music since Scott Joplin
gave the world his unique style of syncopation, which was dubbed
rag time". I am referring to the phenomenon of SNARF.
The last few months have been a time of considerable growth for the band.
That being the case, we are planning on spending more time in the
studio than usual over the next couple of months. The goal, of
course, will be to create an album of original compositions arranged in
typical PMQ fashion. Look for a release of our upcoming CD, "SNARF'S UP!" in the autumn of 2013.
facet of the band has been exposed as the performance piece Toxic Assets is now our first
foray into the concept of combining different performance arts into one
whole experience. The band's good friend and long time supporter,
Michael Crane has been reciting poetry along the lines of that of the
beat generation of the 50s and 60s during the exposition of the piece's
main thematic material. This has been enthusiastically received
by our audiences. The extended drum solo that has long been
associated with Toxic Assets has
been expanded as well, and is now the band's opportunity to get the
audience directly involved in the creative process. As the tune
is announced from the stage, the band's staff go through the audience
handing out hand percussion instruments which they are encouraged to
play as the drum solo section halfway through the piece begins.
The results have been remarkable. For a sampling of one
performance go to PMQ on You Tube
and please feel free to post
Drums, Paul Trapanese - Guitar, Eric Miller -
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So, at the beginning
of yet another year, there have been some significant occurrences at
HIGH END SOUND. The up and coming hip-hop star , Young Paris
spent a lot of hours here over the last few months recording
material for his new CD titled "Pet the Lights" recorded under the
name, Black 'n' Gold. The results of his work are truly
remarkable as he has successfully melded the hip-hop sensibility with
the more guitar heavy sound of rock and roll rather than the sound of
synthesizers and all sampled regions looped into a rhythm track, as one
might expect. Paris' work here, featuring Chatham's own Jordan
Dean on guitars and bass has the excitement one gets listening to a
live performance on live instruments by live musicians! Remember
CLAVERACK SONGWRITER/PERFORMER CUTTING TRACKS AT H.E.S.
seems that we are living in a world inundated with heavy metal music,
featuring the gargle-like sound of "singers" delivering lyrics of rage
on a platform of speed drumming with the mandatory double kick pedal
propelling a series of overdriven guitar chords, each one carefully
chosen to avoid any harmonic relevance to the chord before or after
it. It's not that I don't like it! I love all music . . .
until it tells me I should perform obscene acts in front of the local
Family Dollar Store the following Wednesday at one o'clock in
afternoon. I just get to where I miss other types of music that
engender what feels to me like a more positive vibe. I know for a
fact that there are musicians out there writing and playing stuff other
than metal. I lucked out this week when I was contacted by a
local singer/songwrite/instrumentalist by the name of Tom Konow.
Tom's primary instrument is the violin, but he can get around on keys,
guitar and bass, too. Tom has booked a block of time here, and
has identified seven of his original tunes for the album he is working
on. Stick around for information and links to excerpts from this
breath of fresh Columbia County air!
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