Hip-Hop and R&B Recording, Mixing & Production
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by ConwaySound
Here are tracks that have gone from start to finish at ConwaySound. Most of these tracks were produced during regularly booked sessions, giving the artist the ability to hear and interact with the producer while the track is being created.
Both of these productions highlight the use of real acoustic and electro-acoustic instruments mixed with sampled textures. Mixing the sound of our tape machine, with direct digital production gives an excellent balance of accuracy with sonic texture, character and depth.
One of them days
Here are two examples of out of the box R&B, the first being lush strings and piano in a modern simple ballad, and the second is a more rockin' R&B/Pop song ala Kelis.
Still in Love
This track is a perfect example of real acoustic drums layered with electronic drums. The vocals here were recorded through the tape machine to achieve that extra grit. This is part of an entire album project that spans Dance Club electro to gritty hip hop. Be sure to check out the electronic music production page to hear more of Michael Stanley's work.
Tears of a Soldier
Here is an example of a track produced at ConwaySound. This track was produced and pitched for an A&R for Flo-Rida when they were looking to go in a 90's Miami Bass direction.
An instrumental that started as an early experiment with ConwaySound long time client and friend WhyGee. This track makes heavy use of the ATR60 tape machine and the drums and percussion are all actually acoustic drums, which gives it a very unique sound. The vocals here were all recorded through the tape machine and are a good example of what it does for a hip hop vocal.
Good and Evil
Recorded, mixed and mastered by
Recorded, mixed and mastered features some demos of hip hop and R&B that were produced elsewhere, and recorded, mixed and mastered by ConwaySound. Generally mixtape style recording (recording to vocals over an mp3 beat downloaded from the internet) is discouraged, mainly because it is very difficult to downright impossible to match the character of the beat to the character of the vocal.
Here are a couple songs recorded mixed mastered at ConwaySound. All the vocal FX and tape stops were done in the studio.
Around and Around
For Love and Money. Featuring Tevis and JPG the ladies man. All vocals (except whip game chorus) and all vocal FX and master were all done at ConwaySound.
Colorado Throw It Up
So what happens if you already have a beat you've written to, and you realize that it something isn't right with it? Maybe the beat is too distorted, the mix isn't good, it sounds like a bad mp3 or like "Whip Game" above, it's been used and reused so much and you want to put your own stamp on it. What to do? ConwaySound can reproduce it! Below are some examples of reproduced tracks before and after.
Marceaneau- Back get Blown (Ft Slick and Julox)
Marciano produced the origional of this beat, but wasn't happy with the crunch sound of the kick drum, and generally wanted more of a Isley Bro's track. In re-making it we decided we really like the Bro's Johnson/Shuggie Otis inspired bell melody so we went with that. In this example the ConwaySound remake took about 2 hours, all the vocals were kept the same, but the original was 3 years old the new vocals were mixed a bit better. Check out the before and after.
Red and Aries
Looking for something in the vein of Tech N9ne? ConwaySound does that too. This track features a wide verity of vocal FX and synth FX that give it that aggressive yet 2010 and beyond sound.