Larry DeVivo designs Black Dog Recording Studios in Stillwater, NY. DeVivo, who has a background in general contracting, construction and contract management, designed the building to be a single use recording facility. Assigned with the task of also purchasing all equipment for the studio, DeVivo acquired the best of both vintage technology and the most modern recording equipment to create a truly one of a kind facility.
Vintage king taps Larry DeVivo of Silvertone Mastering for beta testing of new products. First up in the line up is the new Vertigo stereo compressor.
Lazy Bones Records (New Zealand) chose Silvertone Mastering again, this time to master the newest release for artist Ben Broussard (who also just happens to be third baseman for the Texas Rangers baseball team). Broussard work can be heard on popular TV shows such as South Land, Grey Anatomy and Dog, the Bounty Hunter.
Ritchie DeCarlo, Perecy Jones and Scott McGill use Silvertone Mastering for the groups latest release. Jones who has been voted best fret-less bass player numerous times over by Bass Player magazine along with DeCarlo and McGill (jazz great in their own right) choose Silvertone after researching which mastering facility would best fit the groups music.
Music Mill uses Silvertone for their latest Hollywood sound FX and music mastering. This 5 disc special set has been released through the popular FX library developer and distributor Megatrax. Star Trek, Public Enemy and G-Force are just a few of the new movies out that have used this library.
Larry DeVivo launches a new resource for information on Electrodyne audio products, covering the history of Electrodyne from the 1950s to the 1970s. The site features a comprehensive written and audio history in addition to image galleries of the entire Electrodyne product line. Check it out here.
Silvertone Mastering masters Murali Coryell's newest release, The Same Damn Thing. The album has been nominated for a Grammy award for Best Album and Best Contemporary Blues Album for 2008. Check out the August edition of Guitar Player magazine for a review of the album.
Tony Levin chooses Silvertone Mastering for his latest release, Stick Man on
Lazy Bones Recordings. Tony is featured playing Chapman stick throughout the recording, which also features fellow King Crimson bandmate Pat Mastelotto on drums. Record label owner Scott Shorr says "it's the closest thing to a Crimson record that Tony has ever done outside King Crimson".
Silvertone Mastering provides specialized mastering services for the film industry. Companies such as Lionsgate Entertainment, Robert Etoll Productions, APM Music, Megatrax, and Q Factory contract with Silvertone to handle the mastering of music and sound effects for feature films such as Spiderman 3, Mission Impossible 3, Sicko, 3:10 to Yuma, I Am Legend, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Brave One, and many more.
Silvertone Mastering and Millbrook Sound Studios along with the Audities Foundation (Alberta, Canada) host "The Great Helios Listening Party". Select Helios modules from famous consoles (Island, Manor, Leon Redbone, etc..) were auditioned by a group of industry vets in an attempt to hear what made these boards special and how they differentiated from one another. Also included in the listening test was the Helios remake by engineer Tony Arnold and the UA Audio Type 69 plug in. The highlight came when famed engineer/producer Eddie Kramer manned the controls while telling stories and showing the group pictures of renowned sessions done on these great consoles
Last summer good friend and Apple guru Kevin Raymond came 'back home' for a visit so we thought we'd take a drive to visit our mutual friend, Tony Levin. Here is a picture I snapped of Tony and Kevin in front of Tony's house, it was a great day filled with way too many cups of cappuccino and much needed chill time for all of us.
Chris Muth from Dangerous Music came up for a visit (and a swim) to Silvertone Mastering to install one of their Dangerous Master units. It was an exciting day for me as I had always admired Chris' designs and couldn't wait to hear the console in the chain. I was floored and it hasn't come out of the chain since. Truly one of the nicest guys you'll meet in the business.
Producer/engineer, extraordinary Malcolm Burn. Todd Vos snapped this picture of Malcolm and I when I went to interview him for Tape-Op magazine back in 2003. Check out Yellow Moon by the Neville Brothers or Oh Mercy by Bob Dylan to hear some of Malcolms extraterrestrial landscapes.