Monday, October 28, 2013

Heartbeat Of The World - Insights of a production

Musicians will say "yes, yes, yes, we know how it's done" But in our case,  great lengths and distances are overcome as our "normal procedure" and does not impede our natural musical progress as a band...We certainly believe utilizing "online" utilities is a reality and is the future of musical collaboration in the world.

We would love to give some insight to the making of a typical WORLD5 single, which is written, recorded, mixed and produced over 3 continents from start to finish.

First ...of course:
          Pat Hunt
Pat Hunt - lead vocals , keyboards, songwriting  
Pat has been working as a songwriter for many, many years and is a master of the craft. Along with being a great songwriter, Pat is also a master keyboardist, and plays a great solo on this track! Pianos, Organ, strings, synth pads, etc. all got recorded first. A simple drum loop and a temporary bass line was added to communicate the "feel" to other band members.
Pat, then put on a temporary vocal track as a guide. (Final vocals were redone after the music was finished.) Tempos were finalized, and the track was recorded in such a way, that "lining them up" or synchronization will not be an issue for anyone.Everyone was sent an mp3 of the song. The rest of the band recorded their parts, and at this point, any changes/ideas were introduced  and re-recorded.

The Lyricist :
Kerryl Ann Frank
Kerryl Ann Frank - lyrics , background vocals

The Producer:
                    Joe Gavito 
Kerryl has written lyrics on previous WORLD5 songs. Her task as lyricist is it to understand the music and translate that into the song's meaning... sometimes this is not an easy task but, like Pat, she is a master craftsman in the art of songwriting.
Kerryl, together with Becky Williams, sing background vocals on the tracks.

Joe Gavito -guitars, production

Heartbeat Of The World was Joe´s first production for World5. Randy Miller produced the 1st album and the newly released singles "Man Of Action" and "Maybe there´s A Way". Joe, who is also sharing guitar duties with Steffen, received all the audio files over the Internet, and it was a huge amount of music! We are talking about 50-60 audio tracks @ 24/48 and you cannot get THAT in an email!!!
BUT- What does "producer or "production" mean? A knowledge of the recording process, knowing how the equipment works and how to use it, and that takes years of learning and lots of hard work.
Countless hours of mixing, editing, tweaking until the song is finally "produced" and ready for the last step:.The "mastering"...

Randy , Steffen , Raimund
Randy Miller -producer, bass 
Steffen Goeres -guitars, trumpet
Raimund Breitfeld- drums, percussion
Randy played the bass on the song and did the mastering. Mastering is the process of getting the 'mix' ready for Radio and the CD. It is a specialized area and one of the most crucial in the recording process and Randy is THE MAN!!!

Steffen shares guitars together with Joe and
Raimund is responsible for the groove-the drums and percussion, as well Producing the video.

Have a listen to the end product by clicking on the video link on top of this page. We love to hear from you-give us a visit at: