CPT Mobile is a new concept at Chase Park Transduction that embraces the flexibility and mobility that recording technology offers in the 21st century. This new service allows musicians the ability to record virtually anywhere they want with top notch recording equipment and a first rate engineer from the CPT staff.
With a reduced hourly rate compared to coming to the studio, ($20/hr. vs. $30/hr) CPT Mobile allows musicians with smaller budgets access to the same high quality equipment and people that CPT offers in house with the added flexibility of recording at their own pace and schedule.
Having saved money on the front end of the project, clients then have the option of mixing their record at Chase Park Transduction at the introductory rate of $30/hr (or we can also work out a project rate, cause hey, this is all about flexibility, right?).
Tracking rates for Chase Park Mobile start at $20/hr. including equipment and engineer. Mixing will be assessed on a project to project basis. Additional gas charges may apply for long travel distances, but most of that is built into the cost.
CPT Mobile will also do live concert recording with flexible rates starting at $20/hr. Whether it’s rock, jazz, or classical music we’ve got the experience and knowledge to handle it all.
To book a session with CPT Mobile either email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the studio at (706).227.0680.
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Our debut CPT Mobile recording session was with Thayer Sarrano and her band at her home on Park Ave. in Athens, GA. Both Thomas and Drew worked on the record. After tracking was completed at the house Thayer’s record was mixed and mastered in Chase Park Transduction Studio B. Look below for a few pictures of the session at Thayer’s house.
This has been a very cool project that we’ve been working on for the past couple years. It’s a collaboration between musicians in the Ghana and Athens, GA. The project was started by Athens’ musician Jim Wilson who became good friends with a percussion ensemble on a visit to Ghana a few years ago. It’s lyrically based on various phrases that Jim saw on bumper stickers while traveling around the country. I Highly encourage everyone to click the link at the top of these post and explore the project further. From a technically standpoint (or really more of a file-management standpoint) it’s been very challenging as it has involved sending files between two very different studios with very different software, recording in a very interesting sounding space in downtown Athens (Flicker) and simultaneously mixing the music into two related, but different records. Tons of fun.
For two years in a row (2011, 2012) CPT Mobile has traveled up to the beautiful mountains of Virginia for the Campout East Festival. Campout East is the East coast cousin of the Cracker/Camper Van Beethoven Campout put on in Pinoeertown, CA. The CPT Mobile rig and engineer Drew Vandenberg have faced some interesting sonic challenges at the festival. One year the recordings took place in a very tiny cabin with plaster walls and the next year in a concrete little league storage shed. Not ideal acoustical situations, but the recordings turned out great. Most of the bands that played at the festival would stop by and do a very quick acoustic set of 2-3 songs for broadcast on WNRN in VA throughout the year. The bands included: Those Darlings, Futurebirds, Johnny Corndawg, Camper Van Beethoven, Cracker Duo, Sons of Bill, Radiolucent, Clint Maul, and many others.
Futurebirds Pre-Production and Live at Senney-Stovall Record
Engineer Drew Vandenberg has worked closely with the Futurebirds on the majority of their releases. The first stage of working on their studio records typically involves traveling to a remote lake house and fleshing out the songs (arrangements, instrumentation, etc.) so that everyone can be better prepared for the studio. The CPT Mobile rig has been there to help capture all of these unique and exciting moments. In addition the mobile rig was used to record the Futurebirds debut live record “Live at Senney-Stovall”. Recorded an a very special Valentines Day in 2012 in the historic Senney-Stovall chapel here in Athens, GA. It’s a great snapshot of the band just before they began working on their second studio full-length.
Modern Skirts Video Shoot
CPT Mobile was hired by the Modern Skirts to handle sound duties for a live performance video shoot for a couple of songs filmed at their practice space. This particular gig presented some interesting challenges in that all of the mics and placements also had to work with the shots visually. That created some creative cable runs and hidden mic fun.