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Christopher Goodwin. . OWNER of B.R.L. MUSIC GROUP & THE LAB STUDIO. I found hip hop around the age of 15. I started as a DJ doing the house parties that we used to throw. I bought my first pieces of equipment in high school. A 4 track tape deck, analog sampler and a BOSS DR-5 drum machine. I did all the production, mixing and recording for a rap group me and some friends had in high school. I got real heavy into production and recording. I was still an emcee at the time. I got off into Producing, writing, mixing and recording at an early age.
By the time the early 2000’s came, recording and mixing became a lot easier with the advent of DAW’s. The 2000’s also brought in the age of digital computer based production. Now you didn’t have to have all of that equipment. So I began to downsize and I began working with REASON 1.0 and STEINBERG'S CUBASE VST.
I slowly veered away from being an all around emcee, producer and engineer. I began to focus more on the recording, mixing and mastering of the music we call HIP HOP. With that came the era of PRO TOOLS. So with that era, I changed and adapted as well. I am self taught. I work at and study this skill all the time. Learning new techniques, and tricks to this trade while still keeping my love and passion for the music.
My equipment/software list: WINDOWS 7 64bit w/ INTEL i7 12GB RAM. . PROPELLERHEADS REASON 5 w/ 100 gigabytes of sounds including the PHANTOM, MOTIF AND TRITON. PRO TOOLS 9. STEINBERG WAVELAB 6 for sound editing and mastering. WAVES BUNDLE plug-ins for all my mixing and mastering. B.L.U.E. BLUEBIRD microphone. BEHRINGER T1953 dual channel mic pre-amp/vacuum tube w/ JJ Electronics 12AX7 / ECC83 Vacuum Tubes. BEHRINGER COMPOSER PRO XL-MDX2600 compressor/limiter/gate. FAST TRACK C400 audio interface. M-AUDIO OXYGEN 49 controller.
I do all of my mixing and mastering in the box.
I am going after a certain sound. A more rugged and natural sound.
I am a strong believer in the emcee/artist and his/her ability to bring out the best in a beat. I am here to bring that whole sound together into one cohesive song.
THE LAB studio. $25/HR/RECORDING PAY FOR 4HRS GET 5TH FREE $100/SONG/MIXING 6 song/EP/mixing special/$475 CONTACT FOR FULL ALBUM RATES. DROPBOX/PAYPAL/FACE 2 FACE