June 26, 2017

Cover Versions by Jukebox Duo

Jukebox Duo

Mark and Andy (aka Jukebox Duo), two brothers from Huyton, Liverpool have formed a new wedding duo.

Really nice lads and talented too. They wanted a couple of new cover version tracks for the Jukebox Duo website. https://www.jukeboxduo.com/

They popped round with some backing tracks and I recorded their guitars and vocals for them. I then mixed, mastered and delivered the finished versions via the Dropbox.

If you’re a singer, duo or band who needs new content for your website or page, get in touch as we can do everything from live acoustic sessions, to backing track sessions such as this to full live band records. Whatever you need. We can help.

Please, feel free to get in touch today for a free no obligation quote. Contact

 

March 23, 2017

Let’s Stay Together by Vanilla

Let's Stay Together

Great live session tonight with Vanilla duo.

Julie & Nick are a duo from Liverpool who came to record Let’s Stay together by Al Green. They sounded fantastic and were really lovely to work with.

Nicks an amazing guitarist and instrumentalist and Julie is an actress/singer with a voice to die for. They’re both really nice and funny guys too. Hope to work with them again really soon.

This was just a simple live recording session. Nick used my Gibson J45 acoustic guitar which I mic’d up with an AKG 414 which then went into a Golden age 73 pre.

Julie sang beautifully into my Neumann TLM 103 condensor mic which also went into a Golden age 73 pre.  I used UAD 1176 compressors and Pultec Eq’s on their channels. I also used a UAD EMT 140 plate reverb on the voice and guitar.

As it was such a simple session with no overdubs, I offered them the great rate of £50 a song total ( including mixing and mastering!)

I’d be happy to offer the same price to anyone who wants to do something similar.

If you’d like to record here like Nick and Julie did, get in touch TODAY.

 

November 15, 2016

Universal Audio Plugins and Hardware

I’ve recently made the switch to Universal Audio Plugins and Hardware. I initially added a UAD2 PCI Duo card to my DAW and then added a Quad Satellite . I’ve also added the following UAD2 plugins to Big Clouds sonic arsenal!

Universal Audio 1176 Classic Limiter Collection
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ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder
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API Vision Channel Strip
API Vision Channel Strip
EMT 140 Classic Plate Reverberator
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Fairchild Plug-In for UAD-2
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FATSO Jr./Sr. Tape Sim. & Compressor
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Manley Massive Passive EQ
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The Neve 88RS Series Collection
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The Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection
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Studio D Chorus
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LA-2A Classic Leveler Plug-In Collection
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If you’d like to have access to these great sounding plugs, book us to work on your next project. Get in touch today.  CONTACT
December 18, 2015

Song Production : ‘More to Me’ by John Daniel Prosser

Song Production : ‘More to Me’ by John Daniel Prosser

We had a really enjoyable recording session with John Daniel Prosser this week.  I’ve known John ever since we gigged together years ago in Liverpool when he was in Lyons and Tigers and I was pursuing Solo material.
Johns always been an amazing songwriter and also a fantastic live musician. Added to that, he’s a really funny, genuinely nice guy who’s great to have around the studio, Made the session really fun.  Working with someone as talented as John made the project run very smooth and we were all done very quickly which was great.

More To Me is one of two songs we recorded together,  (The other being ‘Ghostship’) John had the songs completely written before he came in, and he played all the instruments. I just had to produce it. What an amazing  track, a great arrangement too, I really love it.

Here is my mix of the finished version, let me know what you think?

‘More To Me’ by John Daniel Prosser

Written by John Daniel Prosser (C)2015

Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Bass / Drums – John Daniel Prosser

Engineered / Produced / Mastered – Steve Stroud @ Big Cloud Productions

p.s Follow John on Soundcloud and Twitter

 

December 18, 2015

Song Production : ‘Ghostship’ by John Daniel Prosser

Song Production : ‘Ghostship’ by John Daniel Prosser

We had a really enjoyable recording session with John Daniel Prosser this week.  I’ve known John ever since we gigged together years ago in Liverpool when he was in Lyons and Tigers and I was pursuing Solo material.
Johns always been an amazing songwriter and also a fantastic live musician. Added to that, he’s a really funny, genuinely nice guy who’s great to have around the studio, Made the session really fun.  Working with someone as talented as John made the project run very smooth and we were all done very quickly which was great.

Ghostship is one of two songs we recorded together, (The other being ‘More To Me’ )  John had the songs completely written before he came in, and he played all the instruments. I just had to produce it. What a fun, well written song, brilliantly played and a great arrangement too, I love it.

Here is my mix of the finished version, let me know what you think?

‘Ghostship’ by John Daniel Prosser

Written by John Daniel Prosser (C)2015

Vocals / Acoustic Guitar / Bass / Keys / Drum Programming – John Daniel Prosser

Engineered / Produced / Mastered – Steve Stroud @ Big Cloud Productions

p.s Follow John on Soundcloud and Twitter

November 11, 2015

Live Recordings : The Skin Imps

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TV Theme Tune Rock Gods ‘The Skin Imps’ visited Big Cloud and recorded their set including their mash up The Fresh Prince of Grange Hill and Monkey Magic during a live session at Big Cloud Productions in Liverpool on 11.10.2015

 

July 22, 2015

New Service! Live Recordings

We’ve launched a great new, affordable Live Recording Service aimed at Singer Songwriters on our Website. So there’s now a package for everyone at Big Cloud Productions.

Perfect for singer/songwriters on a budget or the musician who just wants a simple, professionally recorded live demo. Ideal for Solo Performers, Duos or Acoustic Trios. No full drum kits. Live takes only.

Single Live Song  £100[nicepaypallite name=”Single Live Song by Big Cloud Productions” amount=”100″]
  • Come to the Big Cloud Productions Studio in Liverpool to record your live demo.
  • Live recorded song will be produced, edited and mixed to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • Final mix mastered to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • A personalised feature article on our Big Cloud ‘Songwriter Sessions’ Blog. (Read by many Industry Professionals)
Live EP  (3 Songs) £200[nicepaypallite name=”Live EP by Big Cloud Productions” amount=”200″]
  • Come to the Big Cloud Productions Studio in Liverpool to record your live EP.
  • Live recorded song will be produced, edited and mixed to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • Final mix mastered to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • A personalised feature article on our Big Cloud ‘Songwriter Sessions’ Blog. (Read by many Industry Professionals)
Live Album  (10 Songs) £600[nicepaypallite name=”Live Album by Big Cloud Productions” amount=”600″]
  • Come to the Big Cloud Productions Studio in Liverpool to record your live Album.
  • Live recorded song will be produced, edited and mixed to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • Final mix mastered to industry standards by Big Cloud Productions.
  • A personalised feature article on our Big Cloud ‘Songwriter Sessions’ Blog. (Read by many Industry Professionals)

Example of a Single Live Song Recording Session