Crossover Media conducts classical radio interviews

David Osenberg of WWFM interviews Matthew Lipman in one of our sound rooms.

David Osenberg of WWFM interviews Matthew Lipman in one of our sound rooms.

Dubway studios has served as a radio booth for the past few months for an ongoing series of interviews, conducted by Crossover Media, between luminaries in the classical music world and radio stations around the country.

Pictured left to right: producer  Amanda Bloom  from Crossover Media, cellist  Hee-Young Lim , and Dubway engineer  Keenan DuBois  in the Dubway lobby after a day of interviews.

Pictured left to right: producer Amanda Bloom from Crossover Media, cellist Hee-Young Lim, and Dubway engineer Keenan DuBois in the Dubway lobby after a day of interviews.

Recent guests have included viola player Matthew Lipman (pictured), whose album Ascent debuted a newly discovered piece by Shostakovich; virtuosic cellist Hee-Young Lim, who recently released an album with the London Symphony Orchestra; and pianist/polymath Roman Rabinovich, who stopped into discuss his recently-released album of Haydn piano sonatas.

Mike Tedesco live recording showcases Dubway's Mezzanine studio

Musician and songwriter Mike Tedesco brought his band to the Mezzanine studio at Dubway for a live tracking session with a video team. The result is a lovely video of our studio that shows its capabilities as both a live event space and a tracking facility. Our engineers Sam Palumbo and Chris Camilleri handled record and mix engineering, respectively, to help produce this videoed performance.

You can catch Mike live in New York at a string of upcoming shows (see link to his website, above) and stream his new EP on Spotify.

Mixing Ana Gasteyer's new album

Actress, comedian, and musician Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Suburgatory) has been working on a new Christmas album, and Dubway’s Sam Palumbo has as well. The sequel to Gasteyer’s 2014 I’m Hip is titled Sugar and Booze and is being mixed in Dubway’s Red Room. The album is being produced by the similarly multitalented Julian Fleisher (actor, bandleader, writer, and composer) and is shaping up to be just as fun as the team bringing it to life.

A release date for the album is as-of-yet to be determined, but you can catch Gasteyer’s live show at a number of cities in the coming months, and her previous album is available on all major platforms.

"Perfectly Victorian" records single in Dubway's Mezzanine studio

Alex Newell  channeling the stage in the booth.

Alex Newell channeling the stage in the booth.

Last week, Dubway’s Mezzanine studio hosted the talented production team from Visceral Entertainment to record the live studio single “As I Am” from the musical Perfectly Victorian. Actor/singer Alex Newell (of Glee fame) recorded the vocals, with Dubway’s Sam Palumbo in the control room. Take a peek at the live video below, and don’t miss Perfectly Victorian, set to premier July 7th at the New York Musical Festival.

Guy Barash: Talkback VII

Guy Barash came in to record vocals with Jamie Jordan for his new composition, Talkback VII. This contemporary classical work is comprised of voice, and prerecorded electronic soundtrack.

Here is a note from the composer about the piece:

Image from  artist website

Image from artist website

The seventh in a series of compositions for solo instruments and electronics, Talkback VII “Polaroid” is a dialog between a singer and her prerecorded voice. It is based on the eponymous poem by Nick Flynn, which examines a famous exchange between Gertrude Stein and Pablo Picasso:

He paints her face from memory.
But it doesn’t look anything like me, she argues.
Perhaps not, he says—but it will.

Talkback, just like in online media, is a response to something more substantial: western tradition, the canon. It is smaller but often as significant as it is a sincere manifestation of the zeitgeist. Real-time interaction between the singer and her electronic incarnation, similar to forms of contemporary communication—posting, tweeting, blogging, etc.— is filtered, yet very real.

Gene Marlow records two albums in one day

Critically acclaimed jazz composer, Gene Marlow, came in to record seventeen songs between two records with Sam Palumbo. This session involved piano, drums, upright-bass, saxophone, and vocals.

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The first record tracked featured Arcoiris Sandoval on piano. The overall theme of this record is love, so we are looking forward to hearing it in the coming months!

The second album tracked that day is called Blue in Green: Inspired by the jazz poems of Grace Schuman.

Snir Yamin Album Recording

We had Snir Yamin in the studio lately to recored his new album on Sony Red! He has recorded eight songs with our engineer, Russell Castiglione (who also produced, and mixed the tracks). Additional mixing was done by another engineer of ours, Zac Suskevich.

This self-titled album, coming out in November, will be his fourth studio release, and his first full-length record.

Peep the single, “down the line” below!

"BULLDOZER" The Musical Vocal Recording

Earlier this summer, Peter Galperin and his band recorded instrumental tracks for his musical, “BULLDOZER” with Russell Castiglione. They just finished part two of the recording process with Sam Palumbo.

The entire cast cycled through the studio over a few days, including former American Idol, and Rock of Ages star, Constantine Maroulis.

Read our previous article about the instrumental tracking here.

Music Recording and Mixing for The Park Avenue Synagogue

The historic Park Avenue Synagogue has been working with Dubway to make an album of 21 children's songs.

Musical director, Colin Fowler, brought a handful of musicians up to the Mezzanine studio to record drums, piano, bass, clarinet, saxophone, flute, and four vocalists. This marathon session was engineered by Zac Suskevich.

Later, Pascal McGilvray-Guard recorded pickup vocals on the main floor of the studio, and Sam Palumbo Mixed all the tracks.

Score Tracking with Billy Goldenberg

Emmy Award-winning composer, Billy Goldenberg, has partnered up with Dubway, to record a score for an upcoming PBS feature. One day, he came in to record parts for solo voice with Keenan Dubois on the main floor. Another day, Zac Suskevich brought them up to the Mezz to record flute, keys, and a pedal harp.

Billy has a long and colorful career that dates to the late 40's. He has arranged and composed music for countless TV shows, and has worked alongside notable talents such as Steven Spielberg, Elvis Presley, and Diana Ross.

Jack Tracy "Older" Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered at Dubway

We had the pleasure of producing Jack Tracy's debut record, "Older," all within the walls of Dubway Studios. "Older" was brought to life with the help of our engineers, Sam Palumbo, and Mike Judeh.

The record just dropped, so you can find it on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, or Amazon, and dance to it tonight!

Here is the official music video for the single, "Satisfaction."

Hey! While you're here, take a look at these beautiful covers!

"Take Me Home Country Roads" Fallout 76

A little while back, Ravi Krishnaswami and Jason Menkes of COPILOT Music came to record a gorgeous cover of John Denver's "Take Me Home Country Roads" with our engineer, Sam Palumbo. They all Spent two days up in the Mezzanine studio recording this blissful track.

The song was recorded specifically for Bethesda's widely anticipated video-game, Fallout 76, and is featured in the game trailer below. The song made it to #1 on Itunes for a little while, according to VGR.