Rich Kidd Day 5 at Truth Studios

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Rich Kidd Day 5 at Truth Studios

Another day in the books with Toronto artist/producer Rich Kidd. One of my favorites in hip-hop out of Canada, truly talented with natural charisma. We had some cool guests come through (pictured above left to right) Rich Kidd, Jay Rock, Mac, Charlie. Prior to Jay Rock a producer named Woody came and make a new song with Rich.

Rich uses Fruity Loops to produce, Woody was working in Ableton Live. They made a beat together with Fruity Loops sampling vocals and it turned out pretty incredible. Jay Rock came in and listening to a lot of beats then had to take off before we ended up recording. Trying to cram in a bunch of meetings and work in the short amount of time we have together.

Rich Kidd Day 5 at Truth Studios

Mixing, Mastering and Editing at Truth Studios

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Mixing, Mastering and Editing at Truth Studios

Mixing, Mastering and Editing at Truth Studios today. I had a new mixtape come in that needed to be set up and evaluated before we locked in the project. Always need enough room in the tracks submitted so I can work on them and make my own adjustments.

Had to spend most of the day editing sound for the new in studio performance videos. New videos with Jean Deaux, Taylor Bennett, and Caleb James just to name a few. Director/Editor Kane Chattey shot an incredible portrait piece for us and I loved it so much I wanted him to edit our Live in studio performance videos. His touch was a major upgrade to our videos so I’m really excited about this batch.

Ended up staying awake working until 4:30 am, had to play a few games of FIFA in between rendering.

Truth Studios Appreciation Day, Thank you all!!

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Truth Studios Appreciation Day, Thank you all!!

With everything going so well right now I wanted to share how thankful and grateful we are to continue working on music with so many talented musicians. Every day is a treat being able to work with music, musicians and producers who inspire us. We wanted to thank everyone for supporting us and continuing to work with us. We’re very excited for the remodel to be complete and get back to working on our regular schedule!!

We’re in the process of locking down the new gear, desk, acoustic treatment, couch, curtains… When this place is done it’s going to be gorgeous!!

Truth Studios Appreciation Day, Thank you all!!

Truth Studios Floor Remodel

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Truth Studios Floor Remodel

Truth Studios Floor Remodel today!! Big project to take on in between studio days with Rich Kidd. Everything had to go right today and it nearly did, 98% of the way was smooth sailing until we put the doors back on and realized they wouldn’t close! Panicked a little bit as we weren’t able to get them shaved down before the guys left who installed the floor. Had to spend the rest of the day and most of the night putting the entire studio back together so we’d be ready for the session tomorrow.

I can’t express how necessary this was! The studio was in such bad shape, it was hard to notice being so close to it but once you see the problems and you live with them every day you have to make changes. The new floors look absolutely incredible and it’s just the beginning for the entire new look for the studio. Very happy with the way they turned out, waiting to get a real photo shoot done in here before we post pictures but we wanted to let you in on some behind the scenes.

 

 

Filming Taylor Bennett at Truth Studios

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Filming Taylor Bennett at Truth Studios

Filming Taylor Bennett at Truth Studios recording a new video for our channel. We want to wait to let you know what song he did but he’s rapping for 3 straight minutes and it was really impressive. Crazy how much he reminds me of Chance (obviously) with them being brothers but everything from his look, his voice, his mannerisms all remind me of Chance. His style musically is very different, today was the first time I met him because I was busy for the session he had here the other night.

Taylor is a very young rapper from Chicago, as mentioned above he’s Chance The Rappers younger brother. Do some research is you’re looking for a new rapper to check out, I’d recommend him although I’m not familiar with much of his music so I need to do some research on my own!

Blu Recording Session Truth Studios

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Blu Recording Session Truth Studios

Blu Recording Session Truth Studios today for a half day. He brought the studio to the studio traveling with his full set up to export files. We recorded seven new songs, every session he blows my mind. Hard to understand how he does it every single time. He comes in with all of his songs written, usually does the whole song in less than 4 takes and does his doubles and adlibs on the first take almost ever time. We did a few different tracks from various producers then he told me he got a new batch of beats from Exile and my eyes went wide. Nothing like Blu and Exile together, Below the Heavens and Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them are two amazing albums they created together.

We made 4 new songs over Exile production which made my day. Blu is one of my favorite rappers to work with, over the past 6 years mainly working with rappers it gets very old to have the same style of recording session almost every day. Blu is always a breath of fresh air, he’s got great energy and he’s very focused on his work. He comes alone, we zone in together and we get work done. I love those sessions, it’s very important to be productive and feel like we’re accomplishing work to create something together. Not interested in being paid to sit in a room while people write as the “engineer” when no work is really getting done.

Blu Recording Session Truth Studios is always special to me. Today was amazing.

Polyester The Saint For The Player In You

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Polyester The Saint For The Player In You

Polyester The Saint For The Player In You Album release July 8th, 2014. Pre-order available now on iTunes. A Majority of this album was produced by Polyester, 99% of it was recorded by him and I helped with a few minor verses here and there. He mixed and mastered the project himself. I’m always very impressed with all the work Polyester does with his albums. Such a multi-talented musician it’s incredible.

The entire For The Player In You album was created at Truth Studios. The release will primarily be digital, featuring a few artists but most production and vocals are all written by Polyester The Saint.

Vic Mensa Recording Session with Nick B

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Vic Mensa Recording Session with Nick B

Vic Mensa Recording Session with Nick B (me) engineering at his studio in his condo. Always love working with Vic, he’s one of the most talented artists I’ve worked with in my career. He’s working on two new albums, a lot of new music and starting to produce some of his own tracks. His style is continuing to evolve in a way that isn’t too far outside of his scope where you’d question why he’s making music the way he is. I feel he’s pushing the envelope just enough with tracks like “Down on my Luck” which is taking off as what seems to be his biggest single.

The session was about 6 hours, we made a few new tracks and I cleaned up some of the sessions he had. Alway love teaching someone techniques or ways to organize a session when they’re trying to learn how to work on their own.

Chuck Inglish, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet at Truth Studios

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Chuck Inglish, Chance The Rapper, Donnie Trumpet at Truth Studios

Very excited to post our video today! This was an incredible session I will never forget. It was an honor to work with all three of these artists, Chuck being an innovator for Hip Hop culture, Chance a new young leader for Hip Hop culture and Nico aka Donnie Trumpet one of the best if not the best upcoming horn players I’ve heard. Unfortunately I didn’t film chuck recording his verse until the end so it starts out with him doing his adlibs over the verse and towards the end cuts to his actual recording take of the final verse. Donnie Trumpet was in the booth killing it on the horns, you have to download the record if you haven’t heard it yet, he’s amazing. This was one of my favorite verses from Chance, I thought it was a perfect representation of him. He starts out singing a simple/powerful hook line and goes into a very lyrical verse and with his unique style it makes it something you want to rewind and bring back after you hear it.

Nikki Jean, Ab Soul & Double-0 at Truth Studios

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Nikki Jean, Ab Soul & Double-0 at Truth Studios

Incredible session tonight!! Got to listen to Nikki Jean’s new project in full, eat a delicious brown sugar cake that she baked and record a new Ab Soul verse! Sounds like an award winning Monday in my opinion. Great night with great people, all of whom are incredibly talented. Ab Soul wrote his verse very fast, didn’t see him writing down any of his verse and he was very professional recording. Communication with an engineer is essential and when you know what you need you create so much easier it allows the creative energy to flow. Really great session tonight!

 

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