. . . but we ain't stoopid."™
RockDigi becomes The Stoodio.
This summer was unusually busy with many local and international artists recording and/or rehearsing at The Stoodio. Sarana VerLin, Billy Brandt, Beaux Mitchell, The Seat Belts, Circus Boy, Meredith Lorde (Glamour Puss), Ridha Ibrahim from Tunisia via Italy, Sista Otis and of course Brother Crimewave were among the multitude that graced The Stoodio with their presence.Kenny Crimewave & Beaux Mitchell
Other Detroit rockers used the facilities just to jam with their pals in other bands.The Schmenges, however, did not record, rehearse or jam at The Stoodio.
The Stoodio recording, Honesty (the CD/Album) by Carolyn Striho wins 2010 Outstanding Pop/Rock Recording at theDetroit Music Awards.
The Stoodio recording, Promised Land: Techno by Carolyn Striho wins the 2010 Outstanding Techno/Dance Recording at the Detroit Music Awards.
On March 4, 2010, Former partner, Mark L. Leonard, died suddenly. He was 56 years old. He will be sorely missed.Mark Leonard R.I.P.
The award winning CD/Album Honesty by Carolyn Striho is completed and released. Honesty was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kenny Crimewave. Honesty was produced by Kenny Crimewave, Scott Dailey and Carolyn Striho.
The Stoodio upgrades to Pro Tools 8
CD/Album Are You For Real? by Circus Boy is completed and released. Are You For Real? was recorded, mixed and mastered by Kenny Crimewave. Are You For Real? was produced by Kenny Crimewave and Skid Marx.
The Stoodio replaces Quad 2.5 Power Mac with 8-Core Intel Mac Pro.
The Stoodio upgrades to Pro Tools HD3 and added tons of plug-ins
The Rockhouse becomes RockDigi when The Stoodio installs Pro Tools HD2.
The Stoodio begins recording by synchronizing an analog recorder, the Tascam TSR-8,
Dan Boyd Records New Bass Lines for 9 Original Brother Crimewave Tunes.
Sunday, Dec. 21, Dan Boyd replaced all his bass parts on 9
original Brother Crimewave songs originally recorded in 2012. The
project had to be suspended when Kenny Crimewave had heart failure.
After open heart surgery to repair a Mitral valve (June,
2012), and an "Ablation" procedure (Sept, 2014) Kenny has
recovered and the project has been resumed.
The mics used on Dan's bass rig were: (1) EV RE-20 close mic, off axis 45°; (2) CADLIVE D82 Ribbon, near distant mic; (3) AKG CX-12 tube condenser, room mic. Also recorded was the line out from Dan's TC Electronic RH-750 amp.
Dan used a homemade two way (mid/hi) cabinet of his own design
(18sound 6ND410 mid/XD125 HF driver & waveguide) on
top of an old Ampeg B-15 cab outfitted with an Eminence 3015LF speaker.
In the control room, signals entered an Audient ASP880 mic pre routed via SMUX to a Motu 828x Thunderbolt interface. The DAW software used was Reaper on a "late-2013" MacBook Pro. Monitoring was on a pair of Adam SX-2 speakers.
Thanks to Ron Stahl for his assistance and use of the AKG CX-12 Mic.
Rehearsing RecentlyCircus Boy
The finishing touches are done at The (new and improved) StoodioKenny Crimewave will soon be hosting a Grand Re-Opening Celebration with jamming and all the usual suspects in the very near future.Tuesday Night Jams
Tuesday night jams have begun
and will happen weekly as long as there are no rehearsals or recording
Sista Otis and her band rehearsed at The Stoodio during the last week of July 2010 and returned with her scaled-down band in November.
Sarana & Jayjay
Sarana, Gary and Kerry were joined by Jayjay Quick from the UK on bass for a special session including both multitrack audio and video. Camera work was performed by The Stoodio in-house cinematographer, Dan Boyd, the Wizard of Livonia.
DMA Nominee Circus Boy has finished recording their 2nd CD album at The Stoodio and has released it.
The Stoodio hosted a "wrap" party after Carolyn Striho's award winning CD, Honesty was completed. In attendance were invited guests including many musicians, industry people and friends. They jammed for hours.