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August 06, 2011

Multiplicity with the MC

Written by Hans Tanner

 

There is nothing traditional about working for a travelling recording studio.  As you may already know, this particular studio bus takes part in activities throughout its yearly tour that make it impossible to think of it as a “normal studio”, as in one you would see in Nashville or Los Angeles.  Between the student sessions, public tours, music festivals, celebrity interviews, and many other interesting events we apply this bus to, we have to be constantly adaptable, able to serve multiple purposes at any time. 
Hopefully you’ve been keeping up with our activities, and are familiar with a particular type of recording session we do, known as a Lennon bus Live.  Traditionally, this involves a band that has won some sort of contest, where the included prize is having the opportunity to come on board and take part in recording their song in a full HD professional studio, while simultaneously capturing the performance on video.  In the end the band has an HD music video they own the rights to, and can do whatever they want with free of charge!
Pretty sweet deal, I know.  But enough of that Jazz, this blog is pertaining to a recent Lennon bus Live that occurred in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, which was a little different from the rest… we only had one winner to work with!  Number one lucky guy Kevin Cedar got the chance to come on board and get his very own Lennon bus Live session.  As you are now familiar with the definition of these sessions, what ever is the Lennon bus crew to do? 
With the power of ingenuity, we were able to turn this soon to be superstar into a one-man band of sorts, achieving the same look and feel of our Lennon bus Live styling.  Using Media Composer as our tool, the creative concept was allowed to move into reality.  Watch the final result youtube.com/johnlennonbus, then check out the video below to see how I did it.  Gotta love it!

 

 

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