A song is written, the instrumentals are arranged, and now it’s time to get into the studio and record it. Typically the first step is to individually record each instrument playing the song from start to finish so that you end up with a number of different tracks. Next, the music is edited to adjust the tempo, timing, or pitch of any of the performances. Then, the music producer hands the files off to a music mixer who will adjust the levels of the sound and put the tracks together. The elements of the sound like reverb, compression, volume, and more, are manipulated to create depth, tone, and clarity at this stage. With the expansion in the variety of ways music can be played (i.e. car, laptop, portable speaker, smart home speakers, etc.) it is vital that the mixer ensures the mix can adapt to the formatting of different channels without ramifications to the audio quality. With an experienced mixer in your corner, the music can be fine-tuned so that any change in sound quality from device to device goes unnoticed. Basically, mixers are your best friends.
Stream all episodes of The Normandie Records Podcast on Anchor, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Hosted by label founder, Erick Sanchez, the podcasts features guests such as DJs, Chefs, Entrepreneurs, Podcasters, Sneaker Collectors, and Musicians.
In 2019, the Museum of Latin American Art (MOLAA) will be the official host for the premiere of “Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador,” a documentary project about a grassroots arts movement in the country of El Salvador.
About Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador
Normandie Records presents, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador, a documentary production highlighting the grassroots arts movement currently taking place in El Salvador.
Without history of a sustainable arts economy or assistance from the government to nurture its national art, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador will shine a light on the inspiring story of a collective who has single-handedly brought independent music to national prominence. With no signs of slowing down, they are redefining how the rest of the world perceives their homeland.
The documentary takes you into the heart of this movement with exciting interviews, behind the scenes footage, and an exclusive look into the lives of these artists.
A story decades in the making, Somos Arte: The Creative Movement of El Salvador is scheduled to premiere at MOLAA in 2019 as part of a 2 day festival at the museum featuring live music, food, meet and greets, panels, and much more.
This year for Echo Park Rising, we’re hosting two nights of live music with some of our favorite bands. Co-hosted by Los Animales, CA August 17th and August 18th will feature curated nights by us as well as live vinyl DJ sets by Sonido Del Valle.
Today we release Centro America Tape 1 in collaboration with Indie Collective. We are excited to bring this diverse compilation to life. Working alongside this collective for this project has been a true pleasure and we are honored as a record company to be able to bring this to life. Order yours from our online store today!
Normandie Records is excited to announce an upcoming project with Indie Collective from El Salvador & Central America. For the last couple of years this special collective of trailblazers has been redefining the landscape for independent musicians all across Central America, and we’ll be bringing some of their music your way! Stay tuned!
Click the Bandcamp player below to listen to a demo of “Rose and Pane” as Nicolette Smith prepares for her first full length release in 2018. Featured on the track is Jamie John Guerrero and Ajay Awasthi.