Pristine Analog Transparency To The Digital Realm
One of the industry's most innovative and iconic companies for audio engineering tools.
Sonnox is the leading designer of innovative, high quality, award-winning audio processing plug-ins for professional audio engineers. Oxford Plug-Ins are used in an extraordinary range of audio applications including mixing for music production, live sound, broadcast, TV & Film, and even scientific and forensics projects.
The Sonnox design team traces its heritage back to the 1980's, to the development of the legendary Oxford OXF-R3 digital mixing console. With a base price of $1 million, the OXF-R3 was installed in major recording studios worldwide, and became widely accepted as the first ‘musical’ sounding digital console. For new comers to music we think of Sonnox as "expensive transparent sounding mastering grade tools ITB."
Sonnox offers the best in clean and transparent plugins. We can't get enough of these products and feel they are made with a serious analog mindset with the ease of use that the digital world provides. Our favorite plugin would have to be the Oxford Dynamics. This channel strip offers what 6 plugins could in one and sounds absolutely breath taking! Sonnox covers all the bases for pristine and authentic sounding reverb to mastering grade audio restoration tools. If you are looking for a one stop bundle to cover all needs from mixing to mastering, you can not go wrong with Sonnox! Beyond pumped to be working with such an amazing company!
BOZ LABS DIGITAL
Creativity That Inspires
Boz Labs Digitals offers a little something for everyone.
Boz Digital Labs creates professional audio plugins with one goal in mind: make solutions to problems. Located in the heart of central California, surrounded by vineyards and cows, the Boz team is dedicated to researching new and innovative algorithms and solutions to make music production both easier and more inspiring. Whether simple or complex, Boz Labs Digital strive to find the the best solution to the problems that every audio engineer runs into.
The Boz team is not content with re-writing all the same tools that we have had for the past 50 years. They are great tools to have, but as computers become more powerful, we have the opportunity to explore areas and ideas that were not practical or possible even just a few years ago. Boz is extremely excited for the future of music production and the role that audio plugins and future formats hold.
We admire Boz Labs Digital because they are doing something new and exciting. While some of their plugin creations remind us of classic DBX and Compex units the sound and tone that can be achieved with these products is new, exciting, and can be manipulated in very unique ways!
The Boz Labs Plugins are not only affordable but thrive in new genres of EDM, Pop, and more. The application of harmonics and tonal options with their kick drum generators to digital and modern sounding delays are simply the tip of the iceberg. If you are on a budget but do not want to compromise sound quality for cost, seriously look into these products. We are proud to be working with a company that is going to be making waves in the industry for quite some time!
"Musicians First" - It's Not Just A Slogan, Seriously!
If you are new to digital music production and you have not heard of IK Multimedia, well... it's time to catch you up to speed!
IK is the leading maker of some of the best guitar and bass amp modeling tools on the planet. We can tell you all from personal experience (being owners of such amps as Mesa Boogie and Marshall) that the technology, time, and detail which goes into emulating these amps is utterly astounding. We had, almost immediately upon install, do shootouts between our real amps and the plugins, and damn.... talk about quality! These plugins react just like our pristine tube gear does! The harder they are pushed the better the tone! Rarely is that ever said in the digital domain :)
Though the guitar and bass world owes a serious amount of gratitude to IK, the buck does not stop there. IK offers everything from mastering quality EQs, to Vintage outboard compressors, to amazing string libraries that will give you an orchestra at your finger tips. As teachers of the MAX bundle we can tell you all that there is more in this package than you pay for. Its literally DEEP! Don't get us wrong, we won't be selling our API hardware EQs now that we have these plugins to teach, but when we are looking for a vintage sound with a modern vibe, we will look no further than IK!
Whether you are an artist, a musician, a composer, a mixing engineer, or a mastering engineer there is something here for you. If you wear multiple hats in your musical endeavors; then we think it goes without question that you should demo some of these amazing tools today. Even if you already own a Pultec style EQ plugin, you will want another! Oh ya, did we mention... they do mid/side too! IK... You thought of it all! Blessed to be working with you guys, keep up the epic work!
Leading Online and In Person Education Outlet
Professional Mixing and Mastering
Over 5 years ago the online education sector of Pyramind exploded on the scene and made a huge impact. We not only took Pyramind courses but also made several trips to San Francisco, CA when we were building our platform to learn from the best.
Now, in 2017, we have joined forces with one of the most innovative education platforms in the game. Pyramind has been in the industry for nearly 20 years and have impressive credits in audio for video, movie scoring, video game scoring, voice-overs, and now education. With the advent of the Mentorship Network, Pyramind is bringing a fresh perspective to online education.
Kriss Walas is now an official mentor in the Pyramind Mentorship Program. This unique style of education pairs students with mentors and all courses are created by the needs of the students. Pyramind still offers their iconic online and in person comprehensive degree platforms, which is ideal for anyone who wants to break into the industry fast! For those who are looking to go at a more detailed pace, save a few bucks, and make a genuine connection with a mentor, the Network is the way to go. Pyramind has significant skin in the game but is on the verge of releasing some groundbreaking educational content. Check in with these guys often to see if their brand of connective education is right for you.
Powerful VST Instruments
From the 8Dio Website (They said it so well) 8DIO (pronounced: AIT-DEE-o) was founded in 2011 by Academy Award Winning, TEC/Mix Foundation, GANG and D3 award winning composer and producer, Troels Folmann and Tawnia Knox. Troels Folmann has a background in academia being a Ph.D. scholar in adaptive music for video games. Troels first got known for his music for Tomb Raider series, but has later composed for a variety of other larger franchises like Transformers, Need For Speed, Counter-Strike and over 500 blockbuster trailers. Tawnia has a business background with over 20 years experience in the retail, marketing, PR in the cosmetic and movie industry.
August 2011 8DIO launched with over 40 deep-sampled products ranging from the most epic choirs- and percussion in the industry to a wide selection of emotional percussion, solo vocals, new hybrid scoring tools etc. 8DIO products are featured in the majority of current blockbusters (ex. Avatar, James Bond Series, Interstellar, Avengers Series, Hunger Games Series, Dark Knight Trilogy, Transformers Series, Saving Mr. Banks, District 9, Thor, Elysium), TV-shows (ex. Game of Thrones, Flash, Arrow, Vikings, Dexter, Grimm, CSI, NCIS, The Following) and video games (ex. World of Warcraft series, Diablo 3, Madden series, COD Series, Starcraft 2, Halo Series, Mass Effect series, Silent Hill series, Need For Speed series, Tomb Raider series, DOTA, Destiny etc) and used by many of the highest profile artists, composers and top 40 producers in the industry (ex. Massive Attack, Hans Zimmer, Brian Tyler, James Blunt, Danny Elfman, Britney Spears, Alan Silvestri, Blake Shelton, Stargate, Rihanna, Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Daftpunk, Trentemoeller. 8Dio is also featured in a host of live performances from Saturday Night Live to Broadway, from Idol to Dancing with the Stars etc.
Big Fish Audio
Sounds, Sounds, and more Sounds
Powerful VST Instruments
Big Fish Audio is one of the most prolific companies for music producers and recording artists. Big Fish Audio is not only a manufacturer of original sound libraries for various VST platforms but also a marketplace for some of the best creative tools on the market.
Big Fish Audio has every artist covered from vintage to modern sounds. If sound libraries are not the desired choice, the company also offers a wide range of quality loop packs, sound FX, DSP processing tools, plugins, and more. In the age of digital music creation having quality ITB creation tools is a must. No matter what the genre of production, it is always best to have the best source audio before reaching the mixing phase. We can not thank everyone at Big Fish Audio for being a part of our growing network! Long live music production!
The Coolest Brand Name in Music
Inspiring Instruments and FX
Heavyocity is a collective of pro composers and sound designers (Neil Goldberg, Dave Fraser, and Ari Winters) with a mission to create world class virtual instruments for today’s modern composer and sound designer. The philosophy is simple: Provide cutting edge, inspiring instruments and sounds that supercharge creativity, formatting them in ways that enhance productivity - Quote from the Heavyocity Team.
Heavocity not only has one of the coolest brand names ever, but the team has also cooked up some of the most unique and inspiring creative tools in current existence. We are beyond blessed to be teaching these products as they are a dream come true for composers of all genres. We will admit, the use of these products for EDM and electronic-based genres are truly where the libraries shine. A modern sound with an impressive amount of customization. The sound packs like Vocalize 2 and Gravity will literally blow your mind! We can not wait to see what is coming next as Heavyocity is without a doubt a trendsetter in the industry and will be for quite some time.
Mastering Grade to The Highest Degree
High End Mastering Mixing and Mastering Tools
Mastering is no longer the dark art that it was 20 years ago. Today, just about anyone can pick up a 200 dollar plugin suite and master music ITB. This is very cool but few people who are new to music production really understand the art that is mastering. Prism Sound and Masalec are two names that are synonymous with professional mastering. This singular company, offering a wide range of products, is one of the most revered companies in the game and for justifiable reason.
Prism Sound offers some of the most amazing sounding hardware units in existence. From mastering grade converters to mastering transfer consoles this company covers every base with class and craftmanship. All of the Prism products are built like a tank and only use the finest components. These products are not for a hobbyist as the price points are set for professionals earning a sole livelihood on the craft of mixing and mastering. We are proud to own the Masalec MTC-1X Mastering Transfer Console as well as the Prism Sound Lyra2 Mastering Converter. We are honored to be working with Frank at Prism and his entire team of passionate audio engineers who truly love what they do. The products are simply stunning!
Website Owners Best Friend
Transcribe Me! offers the wonderful transcription services and a very affordable price. Making music in 2017 goes hand in hand with self-promotion. As they say, no one is going to promote or support you if you are not doing for your yourself. We are now deep in the technological age, and there are new and emerging methods for all of us to be seen and heard beyond social media. This is where web design, marketing, and SEO come into play.
Transcribe Me! is a service which takes data from videos, podcasts, and more and turns these creative works into text documents which can be used to boost SEO ratings, Google ranking, and get people finding your content. Without SEO and Google Rankings it is very hard for the average person to connect with you. Luckily, there are wonderful services offered by Transcribe Me! to assist in this process. Our Podcast "Poolside Chats" is currently using this service. We can not be more thankful to be working with a company who truly values helping people be seen, heard, read, and felt. To learn more about how transcription services can help grow your presence as an artist, your podcast, website, or education content check out this link: https://transcribeme.com/7-undeniable-reasons-need-transcribe-podcasts/
Paramount Recording Group
The Zenith of Recording Studios
Our Home Away From Home
Paramount now consists of 8 studios: one large tracking/mixing studio with an 80 channel SSL 9000J with Ultimation, a mixing/overdub studio with a 56 channel SSL 6000E/G, a mixing/overdub studio with a 40 channel SSL 4000E/G, a mastering studio, and 4 pre-production studios for in-house producers to use.
The stars have continued to shine at Paramount in the new millennium with new clients like Justin Timberlake, the Black Eyed Peas (though Will.I.Am goes way back as a friend of owners Adam Beilenson and Mike Kerns, dating to his time as the artist Will-1X on Easy E’s Ruthless Records), Flaming Lips, Mos Def, Josh Groban, Snoop Dogg, the Wallflowers, Pink, Hanson, Timbaland, Korn, Hilary Duff, the Goo Goo Dolls, Nelly Furtado, 311, Alice in Chains, the Deftones, Weezer, John Mayer, Dr. Dre, Fall Out Boy, and Linkin Park.
It is an era dominated by producers: they have a larger share of power, budgets, and artist development. Technology has advanced apace, but the busy studios of the Paramount Group are proof that the age-old tradition of live recording and overdubbing, mixing and mastering in the shrinking number of world-class commercial studios is still the preferred route of industry professionals. We are honored to be working with Paramount for recording, mixing, and education course creation.