Diamond Dreams Music Productions is a full-service recording faculty / production studio / mastering house/ music library offering a wide variety of services including: Composing, Arranging, Producing, Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Keyboard Performance, Live musicians & more. Designed by Pat Woertink, this cutting-edge facility has specially mounted wood, fabric, and sound absorbing materials to tune the rooms for recording, mixing, and mastering. Triple-paned windows preserve the surreal mountain and city light views as well as preventing outside noise from creeping in.
Digital Recording and Midi-Production
We are a digital audio / analog / midi-based production studio containing state of the art recording and outboard gear (tubes rule!) along with having (great ears) different types of virtual sound libraries, Mac computer’s, great Sony mixing console, recording & sequencing software, midi keyboards, analog synths, sound modules, mastering software, great sounding microphones, drums, guitars, percussion, & more. We also have many years of experience working with outboard effects, vocal recording techniques, guitar recording techniques, audio software techniques, drum/percussion recording and mic placement techniques.
Adept at bringing out the best in artists with respect to cultivating, reflecting and capturing their musical ideas in a studio environment. We are very passionate towards the artist thoughts and ideas on the creation of their tracks and have completed numerous professional productions and high caliber recordings for many talented groups and artists. We can produce (great sounding) in house full band tracks, stripped down piano or guitar accompaniment or anything in between. We are able to create or pull from our sound library many different grooves & sounds to fit that special style for any songwriters needs. Please keep in mind we also have access to many great musicians who can be brought in to play on your tracks for that certain style the song may require.
Composing & Arranging
We are very proficient at creating a master quality (Radio,Film,TV,Game,Commercial) recording given a musical idea, script, music style, Visual, Artist direction, Company direction or just starting from scratch.
Hardware Equipment & Recording Software
Diamond Dream Music Studios has the awesome sounding Sony Mixer (Recording & Mixing). Manley, API, Avalon, DBX , Sony, UAD, (mic pre’s, compressors, EQ’s). Genelec Monitors, KRK Monitors, Mackie Monitors, Thiel Mastering Monitors & Subs, MOTU 2408′s audio interfaces, TC Electronics Voiceworks & Digital Reverb’s, Lexicon Reverb’s, Roland Digital Reverb’s, and an array of great mic’s
Digital Performer 8, Pro Tools HD, Bias Peak Pro, Logic Pro are used for audio recording, sequencing and mastering. MOTU MACH Five 3 & KONTAKT 5 are now in use for our huge 3TB library of samples, sounds, instruments, and drum loops.
Primary hardware synths
NORD Lead II, Yamaha Motif XS, E-MU MP-7 , XL-7, Korg MS2000, Roland XV-5080, Novation Supernovas II, Kurzweil 2661 & 2500 XR, Studiologic 88 weighted controller, Chickering Grand Piano, B3 organ (Tokai TX-5 incredible Hammond clone) with Leslie…
Software instruments and effects plug-ins
Toontrack Drums (all sets), Audio Ease Altiverb, DUY Native pack, Universal Audio UA-2 card with Neve, Fairchild, LA-2 and many more UA plug ins, Gary Garritan Orchestral and Big Band Libraries, Absynth, Native Instruments B4 II, Spectrasonics Stylus RMX, Trillian, Omnisphere, East-West Piano’s, East-West Orchestra & Choirs, Music Lab Real Guitars, Strum Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Manytone Bass, Electri6ity Guitars, MOJO Horns, Steinberg V Guitarist; Groove Agent, Studio Devil guitar amps, Propellerhead Rebirth and Reason, Slate Drums, Sound Toys, Waves Mercury Collection and much more.
For live drum tracks, drummers love the custom RET Percussion Drum kit with the AWESOME drums sounds from Toontrack DFH Superior II.
Here at Diamond Dreams Music we also include Mastering your music for CD duplication. This means along with song order and hot level placement we can add EQ, Tube warmth, stereo imaging, and more to get your two track mixes to sound much better. Sometimes up to 25% better! Give it that extra edge, make the sound of the album really stand out. This is where in-depth experience and specialized mastering tools can make a real difference in your final master.
Raphael De Giorgio (senior producer at Diamond Dreams Music) has been playing and programming keyboards for many years and has toured through many clubs, concert venues, stadiums and churches playing keyboards on the same bill with many well-known pop, rock, jazz, R & B and blues acts. He also has played on many tracks for various different CD and album projects at many of L. A.’s premier recording studios (Record Plant, Conway, Sound City, Skip Sailor, Red Zone, Etc.) and has many years of Hammond organ, Piano and Synthesizer performing experience. (Got Chops!)
Diamond Dreams Music is always looking for hot new talent to record and produce so if you think you got what it takes, please feel free to send us a demo, bio and pictures.