Sunday, September 30, 2007

Flashpoint Post Control Room Is Online!

Control Surface: Digidesign
Mic Pre's: Chandler
EQ's: Chandler and Waves TDM Plugins
Compression: Chandler and Waves TDM Plugins
Effects: Waves Plugins
Monitors: Set up for 5.1 surround - Barefoot Near fields with an Adam sub
Recorders: Protools HD, Alesis Masterlink

Flashpoint Recording Arts Strategies

Friday September 28th, Michael Santucci spoke to the Recording Arts Program at Flashpoint about hearing conservation and preservation.

Michael inspected my ears - turns out my left ear is perfect, my right ear had wax buildup over the ear drum! I immediately took care of this issue.

Michael Santucci (M.S., F-AAA) is the founder and president of Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation Inc., based in Chicago, Illinois. As a fully credentialed audiologist and ardent music lover, Michael has made it his life's work to help preserve the sense of hearing for those whose professions involve exposure to high sound pressure levels.

As president of Sensaphonics, Michael provides audiological consultation and customized earphones to many of today's top music performers. His articles on hearing health have been published in over 40 periodicals and he has been featured in Crain's Chicago Business, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun Times, and a wide variety of music industry publications. As an advocate for hearing conservation, Michael has been featured on a variety of electronic media as well, both in Chicago and nationally.

Also George Luif was introduced to the Recording Arts student body. George is Flashpoint's Audio Technician and Acoustic Designer. He will be teaching the "Science of Acoustics" and "Trouble Shooting and Studio Maintenance" courses for the Recording Arts program.

John Murray (Chair of Recording Arts) introducing George Luif:

Friday, September 28, 2007

Artist -Nick Bognar - Scheduled to record at Flashpoint

His music is infectious, his lyrics are honest, and you'll find yourself singing along after the first listen! -

Nick Bognar - International Pop Overthrow

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Flashpoint Music Control Room

Digidesign D-Control has been installed:

Sunday, September 23, 2007

The Houndz Tracking Continues - Lead and Backing Vocals

Steve on lead vocals:

Ike and Jeff on backing vocals:

Steve and Ken on backing vocals:

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Flashpoint Opening Day!

An experience that will always be remembered:

Flashpoint Student Body:

Dean Paula Froehle introducing the faculty:

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Houndz Tracking Continues - Guitar Solos

Ike completed all guitar solos:

Royer 122 Ribbon about a foot away, into an API 512 Mic Pre and compressed with an Empirical Labs Distressor:

Royer 122 about 1 foot away facing the center cone:

Friday, September 14, 2007

One of Flashpoint's Post Control Rooms

Digidesign HD with Control Surface, Chandler Mic Pre's/Compression and Barefoot Monitors:

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Houndz Tracking Continued - Keys and Horns

Tracking Continues on the Latest Houndz Record:

Nick on keys - Recorded DI (stereo) with API 512 Pre's / EMI TGR 1 Compressors:

Don on Trumpet with a 414 (silver) - API 512 Pre / 1178 Compressor:

Pete on Trumpet with a Telefunken RFT M16 - API 512 Pre / 1178 Compressor:

Another Shot of Pete:

Bob on Baritone Sax with a Neumann U87 - UA610 Pre / 1178 Compressor:

Bob also did additional overdubs on Alto Sax with a Neumann U87 - UA610 PRE / 1178 COMPRESSOR

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Flashpoint Post Control Room

This will house a Digidesign Control Surface for a
Protools HD system.