Popular Sound now offers live 24-track digital recording of your wedding, concert, or other event. Each instrument, vocal, etc. -- everything that happens on stage -- is recorded onto its own discreet track on our state of the art 24-track hard disk recorder, in full 24-bit 48 kHz (considerably better than CD) quality. The tracks are recorded in such a way that the sound of each track is completely clean and unprocessed, and completely independent of the live mix in the room at your event. (This is important because at your event, we will mix the band to sound its best in that room at that moment -- which does not always translate to a good-sounding recording, due to the nature of live music, the acoustics of the room, and other factors.)
After your event, your tracks are transferred onto our Apple Macintosh computer and professionally mixed by our engineers using state of the art Logic mixing software. Within a few weeks we deliver to you a finished audio CD (or CDs) of your event, including the band's entire performance, complete with toasts, speeches, etc., that you can listen to and enjoy for years to come.
Due to the fact that every sound source (instrument, vocal, etc.) on stage will be close-miced or patched directly into our mixing console, combined with our high quality equipment which allows us to record each channel cleanly and without processing of any kind (and completely independent of your room's acoustics), we are capable of producing a finished mix of your event and band's performance with a level of quality that is simply impossible to achieve using any other recording method. Many production companies can give you a "board mix," which is simply a feed off their board's main outputs to the speakers. But if you've ever heard a board mix, you'll know that it sounds nothing like a live band or studio recording. It may be severely unbalanced; some instruments or vocals will be very loud, others will be very quiet or not present at all, and often it isn't at all pleasant to listen to.
Now, Popular Sound Productions can provide you with a live recording of your event that you will swear was recorded and produced in a world-class recording studio.
Your wedding day is the most wonderful and important day of your life, a once-in-a-lifetime, magical event that you will remember forever. Chances are, you're hiring a videographer (at great expense) to video your event. If you've hired a good one, you'll have a beautiful, high quality visual record of your special day on DVD to cherish forever, to show your friends, family, children, and grandchildren.
But what about the sound on your wedding DVD? If you've hired a band for your wedding, clearly the entertainment is important to you, and you know how much the band cost. Videographers, no matter how great they are at filming and editing video, are not sound engineers. Even the best videographers capture the sound of the band at your wedding by simply placing a microphone in front of the band's speakers -- a very poor recording method.
If you're fortunate enough to have hired a band that brings Popular Sound Productions with them to your wedding, you can now have an audio record of your event and band's performance that equals the quality of your very expensive wedding video (but for far less than the cost of your videographer's services). In fact, we recommend that you deliver a copy of your finished Popular Sound audio CD to your videographer and ask him or her to dub the CD sound onto any video clips that include the band (or your speeches, toasts, etc.). The result will be a DVD video of your wedding with incredible audio quality that perfectly matches the excellent video quality.
Contact us to ask about our special packages for bands. We can do production for your live show and add on a 24-track live recording for a reasonable additional charge. (We are capable of doing live recordings even if you are using a different production company for your live show, but the cost will be greater and will require us to contact your live production company in advance to make special arrangements. Additional costs and/or equipment rentals may be involved. Of course we recommend using Popular Sound for your live sound as well.) Do your studio-quality live album or demo with Popular Sound Productions, capturing the energy of your live show -- in less time and for less money than a studio recording.
And, since we specialize in on-location recording, if you want to do a quick, live-feel multitrack recording but don't wish to record an actual live gig in front of an audience, we will be happy to come record your band at your location (rehearsal facility, etc.). We can even arrange to record your band at a local (Philadelphia area) night club venue off-hours for a very reasonable facility rental fee.
So wherever, whenever, whatever you need to record on location, from a live demo or album to your high class formal wedding or corporate event, Popular Sound Productions is your solution. Listen to the sound samples in the right column of this page. Then, call us for rates, packages and complete details.
The samples on this page are all in MP3 format at 192 kbps or higher, so they're big files (averaging 1.5 MB - 5 MB per clip depending on length). Click a sample to listen if you have a high speed connection, or RIGHT-click a sample and choose "Save target as..." in the menu to save them to your hard drive.
All songs are copyright their respective owners. The clips on this page are not for sale, distribution or release, and are strictly presented here for the purpose of demonstrating the live event recording capabilities of Popular Sound Productions. Any other use is prohibited.
Clients who engage Popular Sound Productions to record their live events are solely responsible for any intellectual property licensing requirements and/or copyright issues.