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Cheverus HS Jazz Band at Garage Mahal Recording Studio

01-28-2016 facebook SHARE

A skill I learned in the early days of my recording career, expedient mic placement, helped a session with an incredibly tight time table go smooth as silk.

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Anticodon Records at Garage Mahal Recording Studio

09-24-2015 facebook SHARE

A last-minute recording session led to something one does not see often anymore – writing lyrics in the studio, on the clock. Producer Joseph and vocalist Valton knuckled under and got the job done.

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Preparing For Your Next Recording Session

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Regardless of whether you’re a recording newbie or veteran, entering the recording studio can be a daunting process. Here’s a list of things to take care of both before and during your recording session.

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Interview on Greetings From Area Code 207

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About a month ago I appeared on “Greetings From Area Code 207”, which is the local music show on WBLM-FM in Portland Maine. I had a great time chatting with host Charlie Gaylord about Garage Mahal Recording Studio and the projects that have come through.

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Going Analog With Our New Midas Mixing Console!

02-20-2015 facebook SHARE

With the installation of our new Midas analog mixing console, Garage Mahal Recording Studio sets itself apart from other recording studios with an old-school analog vibe.

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Corland Richards @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

10-28-2014 facebook SHARE

After a flawed game plan threatened to derail the project, singer-songwriter Corland Richards came back with a new plan and recorded a great album.

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Viva! @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

07-25-2014 facebook SHARE

Latin-jazz supergroup Viva! really rose to the occasion in the studio and recorded a 3-song teaser for their forthcoming LP, despite rehearsals that could have been termed “casual”.

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A New Day @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio (Part 2)

07-08-2014 facebook SHARE

Inspirational vocal group A New Day returned to Garage Mahal Recording Studio to record their 2nd CD. This time around, a more familiar repertoire resulted a more confident recording session as the group really rose to the occasion.

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The Bedbugs @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

06-14-2014 facebook SHARE

Despite a rocky start, Portland punk band The Bedbugs adapted quickly and cranked out a 5-song debut EP “We Bite” in a short timeframe.

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A New Day @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio (Part 1)

06-04-2014 facebook SHARE

Christian vocal group A New Day brought powerful vocal performances, strong keyboard chops and innovative arrangements to a recording session of holiday songs.

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Afterblack @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

10-10-2013 facebook SHARE

After some initial miscommunication, Waterville Maine alt-rock band Afterblack choose to record at Garage Mahal Recording Studio for their first release.

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Covered In Bees @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio (Part 2)

10-01-2013 facebook SHARE

Portland punk band Covered In Bees returns for another recording session to complete their new album. Once again the band was well rehearsed and efficient.

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Covered In Bees @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio (Part 1)

06-25-2013 facebook SHARE

Our first session with noted Portland Maine punk band Covered In Bees was a glowing endorsement of being well rehearsed, and led to a productive recording.

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Skastitutes @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

05-09-2013 facebook SHARE

A friend of a client contacted me about recording his band, the Skastitutes. The sessions helped me re-hone old skills in the horns-recording department.

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Eastern Spell @ Garage Mahal Recording Studio

04-01-2013 facebook SHARE

Portland Maine Stoner/Doom band Eastern Spell recently recorded at Garage Mahal Recording Studio. Despite the blizzard that weekend, the sessions went great.

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Every Recording Studio Client is Important

12-20-2012 facebook SHARE

I once heard a tale of a band in the recording studio that always stuck with me, and I swore I’d never treat anyone at Garage Mahal Recording Studio in the way that band was treated.

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Studio Tour – Garage Mahal Recording Studio

10-09-2012 facebook SHARE

Our clients are constantly commenting how nice our recording studio is – much nicer than they expected before the arrived. So, we’ve decided to post a short video tour of the recording studio.

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Rookie with Rockets EP is completed

09-04-2012 facebook SHARE

Here at Garage Mahal Recording Studio we recently wrapped up recording / mixing sessions for the Rookie with Rockets EP. Rob Murphy (the brains behind RwR) was great to work with.

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The Perils of DIY/Home Recording

08-17-2012 facebook SHARE

I’ve been getting a fair shake of calls lately from potential clients with one thing in common: they tried to record themselves, and were less than thrilled with the results.

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Hear Technologies Hearback System is Installed

06-11-2012 facebook SHARE

I’ve recorded in too many studios to recall, but one one thing i do recall about all of them was how often i did not care for my headphone mix…

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Record drums for your home recording project with us.

10-27-2011 facebook SHARE

The home recording revolution is a marvel, but it’s achilles heel is still recording drums. While it’s great to be able to track, overdub, and mix at your own pace, most people do not…

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