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Yo me levantara madre

Yo me levantara madre

Yo me levantara madre. Cancionero de romances 1550. Music by Tomás Lozano. Spanish lyric from 1550 set to music and performed by Tom Lazano. This video was recorded at Sweet Owen Sound, Feb 6th, 2018.

Studio Recording

Studio Recording

Built from the ground up for audio recording, Sweet Owen Sound is a studio where great musicians achieve World Class Sound! The studio works however you want it to work. You can make live room recordings which are great for classical repertoire, or you can […]

DVD creation

Sweet Owen Sound creates DVDs as a delivery media for video work. It is often appreciated by friends and family who cannot attend a recital to receive a DVD of the program, and parents may want to playable hard copy. Here is an example of the artwork I create for Video DVDs of JSoM recitals

DVDs include a two level menu where you can play the entire recital or select individual pieces. For recitals the menu usually includes the pieces listed on the printed program. On occasions I ask for scores to determine exactly where these pieces begin and end.

Concert Recording

Concert Recording

Sweet Owen Sound makes live audio and video recordings of concerts. Some of the work we do is routine and some service is entirely tailored to your needs. Recitalist often choose a single camera video with stereo room recording. These make great documentary videos with […]

On-location video at JSoM

On-location video at JSoM

Here is a short video that discusses some of the video work I do on campus at Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music!

A note from the composer!

Always nice to get a note such as this!

“Hello Tom,

I just wanted to thank you for all the fine editing you did on my compositions.
It looks all very nice.
Best wishes for 2018 !!

Chiel Meijering”

I had the pleasure of recording some of Chiel Meijering’s works at Auer Hall on Oct. 28th, 2017. Very enjoyable music to listen to, and great performances by soloist Kathleen McLean on bassoon!

The most rewarding thing about my work at Sweet Owen Sound is getting to hear music and performances like these. If you’ve found this post I hope you will go ahead and listen to these recordings. You can watch Perpetuate Transmigration here or watch Star Pulse here! I hope you enjoy these as much as I do!

Starpulse

Starpulse

Kathleen McLean, Associate Professor of Bassoon at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music is the soloist in the premiere performance of “Starpulse” by Chiel Meijering. The composer attended the performance in Auer Concert Hall on Oct. 28th, 2017. The concert included an Indiana University Student […]

Perpetuate Transmigration

Perpetuate Transmigration

Kathleen McLean, Associate Professor of Bassoon at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music performs “Perpetuate Transmigration” by Chiel Meijering. The composer attended the performance on Oct. 28th, 2017 which included an Indiana University Student String Orchestra directed by David Jang. Audio and video recording […]

Audition Recordings

Audition Recordings

Sweet Owen Sound provides audio and video recording services to musicians entering International Competitions, auditioning for graduate schools and professional positions. I’ve made audition recordings for Jacobs School of Music, Julliard and the New York Philharmonic, to name a few.

For Sweet Owen Sound the challenge is to get into the room and be set up as quickly as possible. Experience and detailed planning are important to ensure the recording process does not create additional stress for the artist.

I appreciate the kind permission of the artist to allow me to post the video as an example of my on location recording service (Audition Recording Example)

Technical Details

The audio in this example was recorded at 96K/24 bit, video was captured in HD 1080P (1920x1080x30fps). I also brought a small Fresnel lamp for fill light. Sweet Owen Sound records up to 4K  ProRes HQ 10 bit video and audio up to 192K/24 bit.

This recording captured a very live room sound. This was achieved entirely by microphone placement and pattern choices, no editing or additional reverb has been added. A more focused sound with less room reverberation is easily achieved by changing the microphone placement and choosing different pickup patterns.

July 2017

July 2017

As my birthday was approaching, thoughts about how I would like to celebrate the day settled on taking pictures of our dogs and recording “I Can See Clearly” My thinking was clear, you can never have enough good pictures of your dogs, and it was […]