STAGE TO STUDIO: RECORDING A LIVE BAND

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What does it take to get the best recording of a live performance?

Stage to Studio will return in 2020 to demonstrate techniques for capturing high quality sound from the stage.

You can watch hotly tipped artists perform live while being recorded by respected audio engineers.

 

Last year's Stage to Studio ran in association with:

PLASA show 2019 Stage to Studio Sponsors

FROM STAGE

Our guest engineers will describe microphone choices and placements and mixing decisions with a running commentary to the audience.

The engineers' DAW will be displayed on a big screen above the stage during the mix process, offering a unique insight into the decision-making processes involved in crafting a successful live recording.

TO STUDIO

Stage to Studio has been made possible courtesy of Miloco Studios who are providing their expertise and professional standard equipment to the feature.

Established in London in 1984, Miloco now run 179 studios worldwide, with their rooms used as first-choice options by international artists, record producers and engineers.

THE COMPETITION FOR THE BEST MIX

After the Stage to Studio sessions at PLASA Show, the audio files from VC Pines' set were released, and you were all invited to submit your very own mix!

Over 80 people entered from all over the world. The expert team is now busy whittling down two winners for Best Original and Best Alternative mix.

To be announced soon, the winners will scoop a pro audio package worth £1,000 from either Shure or Genelec.

Best of luck to everyone who entered!

Read more about the competition

THE 2019 ARTISTS

EFFIE

EFFIE

Crowned NME emerging artist 2018, Effie returned in 2019 with her first project release in 4 years.

Effie provided vocals for Just Kiddin's on ‘Body Talk’ and wrote and performed ‘3 Words’ with FooR, gaining the support of BBC Radio 1’s MistaJam and DJ Target, Capital XTRA, and KISS. Having picked up support from Clash and Notion magazines and gaininng 1 million Spotify plays, Effie is about to begin her most momentous chapter yet.

VC PINES

VC PINES

As heard in recent singles ‘Garden Of The Year’ and ‘Vixen’, VC Pines - aka Jack Mercer - has immersed himself in a well of alternative soul, poetry and punk performance.

Mercer has garnered the support of BBC Radio’s Steve Lamacq, Lauren Laverne, Chris Hawkins, Huw Stephens, Tom Robinson, Cerys Matthews and Jack Saunders. He has also received praise from the likes of Clash Magazine, Headliner Magazine, Atwood Magazine and Fred Perry Subculture.

TOMMYD

TOMMYD

TommyD is an award winning, multi platinum music producer, songwriter, artist, DJ, TV Presenter and founder and creator of 8O8 Whisky. Tommy has spent his life mixing - mixing tunes, mixing genres, mixing whisky.

He has worked with a broad church of music including, Kanye West, KT Tunstall, Janet Jackson, Noel Gallagher, Kylie, JayZ, Beyonce and Emeli Sande. Tommy has sold over 60 million units and over a billion streams. 

THE 2019 CREW

SIMON TODKILL

SIMON TODKILL

Having worked with Kanye West, Matt Corby, Hiatus Kaiyote, Charli XCX, Movement and The Griswolds, Simon has garnered a reputation for his natural aptitude to translate an artist’s vision into sound.

Simon has earned numerous Gold and Platinum credits, such as on Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and Matt Corby’s ARIA Song Of The Year ‘Brother’.

JAMIE MCEVOY

JAMIE MCEVOY

Jamie has recorded and mixed on a varied list of projects, including Noel Gallagher, Placebo, Liam Payne, Simion Mobile Disco, The Jesus And Mary Chain and The Vaccines. 

As an engineer, he applies his love of depth, distortion and studio experiments in order to pursue exciting, energetic and punchy recordings. 

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