Recording, Vocal Engineering and Mixing by Ted Trembinski
The latest release from me, a musician living in Los Angeles, CA.
If there’s one idea I can relate to as a freelance musician, it’s the fear of checking my bank account. When Louis Cole, one of my favorite drummers/songwriters/producers/musicians put this tune out, I got a real kick out of it. When I saw him play it with Vulfpeck live, I was so pumped up with good vibes that I had to spill some of them out by doing a short vocal tribute to the track. While I don’t still have my old McDonalds shirt for a video, I dug up a picture of me working as The Hamburglar on Main Street, St. James, NY for some cover art.
Following their release of their video, Alive / Subha Hone Na De / Don’t You Worry Child, Taal is here with their album. This project is filled with mashups between Indo-hits and American-chart-toppers. We had as much fun recording these tracks as I’ve been having playing them back in the studio.
I recorded, edited, and mixed the album with the exception of Alive / Subha Hone Na De / Don’t You Worry Child, which was edited by Bri Holland. Mastering by Vocal Mastering.
This is the second project I worked on with the Derbies, following their album Derbyhaus. This one features many of the same guys from that project as they’ve grown and assumed leadership roles, as well as a whole new class of Derby wearing dudes. While they’re style might be classic, their song choice is full of some contemporary bangers. Of course, what Derbies’ album is complete without a signature “telephone message” – check out this album’s take of ‘Hotline Bling’.
I recorded, edited, and mixed this album, with the exception of Chandelier and Not In That Way, which were recorded by Bri Holland. The album was mastered by Eric Scholz.
It’s always cool to see music I work on get the full cinematic treatment. It feels double as cool when the singers I work on the recording with are the stars of the video. Taal’s mashup, singing styles, and videography are all pulling from an Indo-aesthetic that I’m always excited to have more experience working alongside.
I recorded and mixed this track. Editing was done by Bri Holland. Mastering by Vocal Mastering.
The Pegs may be my longest running relationship with any specific a cappella group. At this point, I’ve recorded every member of the group for over a decade. In meeting and working with dozens of Pegs over the years, I have to say, this single is a fun one. Not only was it cool to catch up with new members, but these ladies stepped it up.
I recorded and edited and mixed this track. Mastering by Dave Sperandio of Vocal Mastering.
The latest release from KeyHarmony, an all female a cappella group from University of Central Florida, FL.
After an unexpected heavy year, I’m happy to herald a new beacon of music from my friends in Orlando. KeyHarmony is back with their sophomore EP, a follow up to Uncaged. This release followed SoundWave, a festival the group put on for all interested a cappella groups on their campus. Dead Man Walking was recorded the night before the festival. The rest of the albums was recorded during a follow-up session, a few months later. These songs and these women reach for what makes me love music – they do it to get closer to one-another, to their campus, to their families, and in the process often find a lot out about themselves. This project has continued to inform me about myself.
I recorded, edited, and mixed this EP. Mastering by Eric Scholz.
Last year, months before Orlando was in the headlines for reasons of violence or hate, Orlando Soundwave happened. It was an a cappella event put on by KeyHarmony, after the group won Schick’s National “Aca-Battle”. They put a portion of that prize money into uniting KeyHarmony with other groups on campus, specifically Gemini Blvd, Mixed Mode, and The Crescendudes. These groups united in an exchange of ideas, song, laughter, and dance. I know because I was there, and I got to record people from all of the mentioned groups sing this song. I am continuously so proud and impressed by the sense of community, compassion, and love the a cappella community at UCF is laced with.
I recorded, edited, and mixed the song. Mastering by Dave Sperandio of Vocal Mastering.