Greg Malocca of Egoboo Recording Studio becomes Runner-Up On ‘The Hit’ TV SHOW
A good week this week. Graham Miley and I wrote a great song together called “London Town”. Graham had entered it into a songwriting contest called ‘the Hit’. From the hundreds of entries, Music Producer guru Steve Lillywhite shortlisted our song in to the final 8. On the TV show Royseven’s frontman Paul ‘locked in’ our song London Town. In the final stage of the show we were down to the last two songs. Unfortunately our song London Town did not get picked. However we did so well to get to that stage. The winning song “Sidelines” was written by Ed Kelly and Stephen Walker. It’s a great song and currently at number 1 in the iTunes chart.
Here is our entry “London Town” which was recorded,mixed, produced and mastered at Egoboo recording studios.
Here is an IFTN article on Egoboo’s songwriter Greg Malocca
July 31st, 2012
Radio Jingle Production – “Tilestyle You’re Home”
Here is our latest radio adjingle production for Tilestyle. It features a great singer Graham Miley from Dublin.
We think its got a great homely feel to it. What do you think?
Egoboo specialises in music production for tv and radio commercials. We also can produce radio jingles like the example above.
July 31st, 2012
Audiobook Recording and Production at Egoboo.
Here at Egoboo we’ve been busy preparing ourselves for the recording of audio books. With companies like Audible tapping into the market, audiobooks are becoming more popular. As people are spending more times in their cars and commuting to and fro’ work, they find themselves listening to books rather than the traditional reading. Its not the greatest idea to read a book whilst driving! With smart-phones being able to play audiobooks, most people are in a position to listen to an audio book.
Publishers are exploring new ways of selling their publications. One way of doing such is in audiobook format. They generally come in downloadable MP3 or CD format. Book shops generally sell them in CD format whereas the MP3 from web based companies like http://www.audible.com/ (an amazon company).
At Egoboo recording studios we are offering complete audiobook production packages. Our expertise and experience in recording and producing voiceovers will ensure its customers a product of high quality. Using professional recording equipment like SSL pre-amps and Neumann condensor and tube microphones, quality audiobooks recording are delivered.
Last week I was busy working on a very interesting documentary on independent DIY bands in Ireland. The hour long documentary entitled “A Joyful Slog” featured many Irish bands such as Redneck Manifesto, Adebisi Shank, Jape and Halves.
A lot of the dialogue and music that came in on the OMF was distorted. Using the Waves plugins (x crackle and x click mainly) I managed to clean it up somewhat. Its not perfect by any means but a whole lot better.
May 8th, 2012
Voiceover Recording with Peluso Tube Microphone
We have a number of good microphones at Egoboo recording studio in Dublin. Among those mics we have got a Neumann U87, A Neumann TLM 103 and a Peluso LE 2247 tube mic. I’m leaning towards the Peluso for most recording sessions. Especially with male voiceover artists it really sounds great in the low end. I’m using the peluso with a great river ME1NV pre-amp and Slate Pro Audio Dragon compressor. Turning “Boom” and “Bite” switches on really gives back a professional voiceover recording. The Peluso is quite bright so sibilance can be an issue especially with female artists so I’d turn to either of the Neumanns in that scenario. But overall I am delighted with the results I am getting with the Peluso LE2247 which is based on the legendary Telefunken/Neumann U47 Tube.
April 30th, 2012
Voiceover time calculator
I found this handy website where you can estimate the length of reads or the amount of words that will be in a script. This is very useful for when a client asks how much a voiceover recording is going to cost. Its very useful and has proven quite accurate too.
Here is a song co-written/produced at Egoboo Recording Studios.
Video produced by Collin Gillen of www.Framelight.ie
February 7th, 2012
The Savage Eye Series 3
I had a productive day in the studio yesterday working with Dave McSavage and John Colleary. We were recording songs for the new Savage Eye Series 3 which will be aired in March/April on RTE Television. The guys also joined the tree of fame by engraving their names on the tree in the smoking area!
January 26th, 2012
Jingle – audio logo’s / sound idents – whatever you want to call them.
The jingle is coming back! i’ve noticed a few new radio jingles over the past month being aired. Its good to know that they have not been lost! I don’t think advertising would be the same without them. Jingles like “Bargaintown” have been used for decades. “Centra – for the way we live today” is another one that comes to mind straight away. And of course not to mention the amazing “So many reasons to shop at Easons” jingle written by Egoboo composers Greg Malocca and Alan Killian. A catchy jingle like that creates a great brand. It becomes familiar to the listener and will stick in the consumers head! But the catchier the better – whether its an annoying music piece or not!!!
January 26th, 2012
Choosing a Voice Over Artist – new portal via piehole.ie
I’m currently working with piehole.ie to incorporate the piehole search engine into the egoboo site. It will offer my customers an easy to use search engine where the user can select multiple criteria and narrow down their search to find the best voice over artist for the job. The customer can then choose the voice over artist and then book a session at Egoboo recording studios in Dublin. This feature should be available in the next weeks.