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In Studio Now presents - Lisa Downing Lisa Downing is an internationally acclaimed solo piano performer, 2 time Emmy® Award Winner, 4 time Emmy® Award nominee, top 5 Billboard® artist, award winning solo piano recording artist, innovative music composer and soul touching story teller.
In Studio Now
We've been working on this for quite a while now... In Studio Now will feature interviews with both local and international musicians and talent. It will feature great stories, life lessons, and bits of wisdom from great artists. In addition, we are getting set up for live streaming for not only the interviews, but musical performances as well.
One Piano - One Performance - Many Options
Imagine this scenario: You're in a recording studio to record a beautiful solo piano work and the engineer asks you to warm up a bit before you perform. You play play a quick run through the piece you have been diligently working on and practicing for weeks. You NAIL it! First run through, and it’s amazing. You are ready to rock! Excitement is in the air because the recording session begins and the engineer works with you to set up microphones. You spend some time in the control room listening to some example tests to get as close to the sound that you want. Everything is ready to record and you sit down at the piano with everyone staring at you and… crap, nothing. You're looking up at microphones and cables and you're afraid to move because you might make a sound that would be part of the recording. Your tummy grumbles out of nervousness - now the engineer is laughing. All this time the clock is running, and you just ate up half of your session. “What was I thinking…” One of the beautiful things about the Yamaha Disklavier is the fact that you can separate the performance from the recording. My choice of a piano for the studio took this idea into consideration - I recognized the value of being able to do the entire recording process after the fact. To demonstrate my testing with this process - I took one of my solo piano pieces and played it back several times. Each time I changed the microphones, positions, or configurations. I then recorded each pass as a 192 kHz 24 bit PCM digital audio file. I created a page with all of these recordings, reduced to mp3 format - so you can hear the different versions of the same performance. The original files can be downloaded for comparison if desired. Here is the link to the project page. Enjoy!
A New Face (Name)
Hey Everyone - I'd like to introduce you to ANUDYN - my new alias for electronic, chill, down tempo, and lounge music. This first work was so different that it needed a new face. The song drops April 1st, but you can listen to it here before it hits the streets. #ANUDYN #ParticleWaves #Electronic #Chill #DownTempo #Piano #Noire
New Video - Solidity
Hey everyone! This is a quick update to let you know about our new video "Solidity." Originally entitled "Seventy and One," I wrote this piano solo for my mom's 71st birthday and it recently came to the surface as I was putting together material for a live set. We have been experimenting with lighting and backdrops, and I finally worked out an amazing way to turn the control room window into, well, a window. You can watch the result here on Vimeo Solidity or you can see it in the video section of the Tenderdyn Arts website here.
Return to Balance Video
We will soon be releasing "Spatial Piano - Volume 1". This is a collection of solo piano works by Tad Michael Wheeler which have been remixed and mastered in Dolby Atmos. You will be able to hear them as immersive content on Apple Music, Tidal, and Amazon. Here is a quick preview of what is coming: