Persona Digital Studio Services
In Studio Recording:
The Persona Studio is built for electronic music production. We can record vocals and individual instrument
A distinction can be made between electronic recordings of musicians playing
acoustic instruments into microphones and recordings of instruments that have
audio outputs. As soon as an acoustic instrument's sound wave production in
air is captured by a microphone, the music path is electronic until the
electronic wave is returned to air waves by a speaker. We do have acoustic
instruments and microphones at Persona Studio, but 90% of the music recorded
here is produced by keyboards playing electronic instruments and other
instruments such as electric guitars that have audio outs. The language of
music communication among our instruments is MIDI. We do use printed music
scores as source material, but MIDI scores are preferred.
Mixing is the art of adjusting the volume and stereo placement of the tracks.
There are a host of sound processing functions that form sound mixes into a
finished product. In the past sound processors were expensive pieces of
hardware that often filled racks placed close to the mixing board. Now sound
processing can be done with software. At Persona, sound processing options
are too numerous so that discretion in their use is essential. A wise sound
engineer knows that you can easily ruin good music with indiscrete sound
processors. Skilful compression is highly regarded. The excessive use of the two
most common effects -- chorusing and reverberation -- is to be avoided.
The proper placement of sound in acoustic space involves knowledge, patience and
Recording from MIDI files:
Arranging and Recording: Midi files should be submitted as an email
attachment in the 1 format (multitrack) with notes describing how you would like
the composition to develop. We prefer to have each instrument on a separate,
labeled track. Leave out program changes, panning, reverb and chorus. Drum kits
can be on one track. We also work with Cakewalk Sonar bundles that can include
both midi and audio tracks.
Contact Persona Digital Studio Sechelt B.C. The Pacific Coast of Canada,
The Sunshine Coast
Listen to recordings from the Persona Digital Studio in Sechelt