Realgrey Records is thrilled to announce its 20th-anniversary celebration and the official unveiling of their new live room. This milestone event will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 2 - 8 pm, and is set to be an extraordinary day of music, networking, and nostalgia.
The life of a musician can be a rewarding and fulfilling one, but it’s also a path filled with uncertainty and challenges. In an industry where collaboration is key, showing up and being a dependable person can make all the difference in building a sustainable career. Musicians who sustain their success understand the importance of reliability, professionalism, and working well with others. Here, we’ll explore the building blocks of a lasting career in the world of music.
The Nashville Number System (NNS) is a shorthand method of writing music that has been widely used in Nashville since the 1960s. The system uses numbers to represent chords, making it easier for musicians to learn songs quickly and for producers to communicate musical ideas efficiently.
For musicians, keeping steady time is essential. It is the foundation of a great musical performance. However, keeping steady time is not always an easy task, and it requires practice and dedication. In this article, we will explore different methods that musicians can use to learn how to keep steady time.
Throughout her debut release, Time Goes On, recorded with the Blue Winter’s Aaron Troyer and a number of stellar musicians, there are confessions of pain, of doubt, of fear, but never without an unwavering hope that maybe, just maybe, reconciliation lies just ahead.
Realgrey is blessed to have a host of very talented interns this semester, two of which help me with an idea. Percussionist Adam McClousky and Composer Callum Amacher have worked together for quite some time so I felt like they’d be the perfect duo to test the studio kit in our newly revamped acoustic room (formally known as our control room).
Utilizing an amalgam of techniques, proprietary protocols, hardware and software, the PhantomFocus™ System is a powerful tool in optimizing monitor systems.
Over the last few years I’ve become familiar with the Neotek line of vintage recording consoles. We’re thankful to have added an Elite to our recording tool offering.
Ben and Ron discuss the sound profiles of Ben’s new Guild guitar and his old Seagull.
We’ll be closed the entire month of December 2021 for construction. We’ll be doing the prep work for the contractors to move the walls and doors and level the ceiling in the current live room.
Carl Tatz has pencilled in, Our Carriage House Recording Studio in Sunny Canton Ohio, for the Summer of 2022.
A lonely, isolated closet. Cables and wires. The pulse of a drum machine. “I’ve wanted to make heavy, loud music for a long time…” says John King.
Rodney and the Regulars, Terrycloth Mother and Cory Grinder & The Playboy Scouts find Tebbs lighting up the stage on a regular basis.
Michael Omartian (born November 26, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter, arranger, keyboardist, and music producer. He has been a participant in numerous albums during a career that has spanned more than four decades. As a producer, he has had number-one records in three consecutive decades —Wikipedia
This morning I reached out to a few respected drummers to get their opinions on a drum kit I thought might be a good fit for the studio. In the process Brian McTear and I ventured over to topic of getting the kick sound “right” and what right could mean.
His hands fumbled around on a Wal-Mart guitar, searching the strings for one chord, then another. He was learning the ropes. He had stories to tell, untapped passions living just below the surface.
Jesse Gearhart talks to Josh Compton about his various writing and music-making projects, his approach to producing others, and what he is learning from Ron and John through his internship at Realgrey Records in Canton Ohio.
“Anything that happens in life, no matter how severe or sinister, can be turned into something beautiful”. This is how Brandon Covey describes the themes of his new album, Reflections, a series of mostly instrumental pieces centered around his bass guitar.
The summer sun is beginning to wane. Fall winds have swept in, and along with them come rainy, gray days; warning us of the impending winter. Ohio is known for its meandering climates, but I think it’s the chilly, fall evenings that best encapsulate a land that refuses to give up, despite the imminent cold of winter, or of hard times. That is Ohio.