John Tracy, Butch Taylor, Teri Wilson (John's wife) and Trip Faulconer
Butch Taylor, Stuart Gunter and John Tracy
Andy Thacker, Butch Taylor, John Tracy, Trip Faulconer
We’ve been busy adding final ear candy on John Tracy’s new album...we’re close to mixing time! Thanks to Andy Thacker (of Love Canon) for the mandolin tracks and Butch Taylor for his production assistance...and, kindly writing some charts for Andy at the last minute.
The amazing talent of John Tracy at work on his new album...plus great session work from Ashley McMillen (vocals), Butch Taylor (keyboards), Stuart Gunter, (drums, percussion) Rusty Speidel (guitar) and Jay Blanco (banjo)...with Trip Faulconer (bass guitar) at the helm, as our Special Projects engineer (and playing on some tracks)...equals one heck of a great album! So excited!! Stay tuned...
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Project: Currently recording John’s latest album, with an anticipated release in early 2014. Session musicians include Butch Taylor (keys, orchestration), Ashley McMillen (harmony vocals), Stuart Gunter (drums, percussion), Rusty Speidel (electric guitar, harmony vocals), Trip Faulconer (engineer, bass, guitar), Jay Blanco (banjo)
Singer/Songwriter and member of The Jon Spear Band
Project: Three demo songs (acoustic guitar and vocals).
Session musician., composer, writer, keyboardist. Studio projects include: John Tracy,
12 Stones & Will Thomas. Former keyboardist for Dave Mathews.
Red & The Romantics (Folk/Americana) – featuring singer/songwriter Eric “Red” Knierim (vocals/guitar), with Steve Riggs (upright bass) and Betty Jo Dominick (accordion)
Project: Full album, “Red Oak Express”, (released May 2013) – tracked live, with no overdubs.
Gina Sobel (Singer/Songwriter/Instrumentalist (flute/saxophone/harmony vox/guitar)
Studio project: Series of jazz demo sessions and live music videos.
The SeeDz (Alternative Southern Rock)
Project: Recorded partial tracks for EP release,
“Will The Good Times Ever Come Back Around”.
Friends of Joey (Rock/Rap)
Project: Debut demo single, “Lost”. EP demo in progress.
Project: Demo song: Wayfaring Man
Michael Scambos (aka “DiamondHeart” - artist of the Native American Flute). New Age, Meditation.
Project: Full debut album, “Blue Mohave”.
Project: Personal Demo
Project: Full album album recorded at Ravensworth Studios. In final production.
Gregory & Elizabeth Schoenborn of Ravensworth Studios: Executive Producers for Sinclarity's "Wake Up" single.
Session drummer. Projects include: OH SO, Friends Of Joey, Will Thomas and Greg Schoenborn.
Peter Hathotuwa (Rock/Americana). Singer/songwriter. Vocals/guitar.
Project: EP in progress.
Lt. Basso & the Cancer Patients
Red & The Romantics
Friends Of Joey
The Lies of Jack Lacy
The Mad Anthonys
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View of vaulted ceiling in the Live Room ~ with custom-crafted sound absorption panels, looking towards windows of 2nd level production suite.
Panoramic view of Live Room ~ with view window to Isolation Room #1 (left) and larger view window to Control Room (right). The custom-installed windows feature two different thickness of clear, laminated glass. The entire structure is filled with soybean foam insulation, All interior walls are double framed, quadruple 5/8 drywall layered with celetex and sandwiched with green glue.
Front view of Control Room ~ with full-loaded, KK Audio-designed console.
Panoramic, rear view of Control Room ~ with a variety of custom acoustic treatments, including the handcrafted cedar sound diffuser panel on back wall. Shown above the diffuser is one of two, nearly noiseless Mitsubishi (ductless) HVAC units.
Overlooking the Live Room from the 2nd level space ~ in addition to a great vantage point for photo/video shoots, the Loft is a multipurpose room – production suite, recording space (with wall-mounted snake for direct input/output), and guest retreat.
Primary Isolation Room ~ with dual monitors that can mirror/control the main console. An expertly sound-treated, yet spacious “sound lock” for capturing vocals, spoken word, or specific instrumentals.
After years in the D.C. area, Greg and Elizabeth Schoenborn moved to the beautiful countryside of Central Virginia (Scottsville) in July 2009. They bought a perfect property to build Ravensworth Studios – a professional, custom-crafted, residential recording retreat. We opened September 2011. Welcome to our world.
Elizabeth ~ (Allison’s proud momma) ~ Studio Manager ~ photographer/videographer/graphics editor/creative director/chef/caterer/community volunteer/promo queen ~ world traveler (lived in Germany for three years) ~ sales, marketing, and finance background ~ Communication Arts Technology degree ~ happy to provide you with a great recording experience!
DJ Allison Kinney (http://www.allisonkinney.com): Ravensworth Studios Rep ~ DJ and Social Media Rep at Hank Lane Music & Productions (performing at NYC club gigs, celebrity/corporate events, weddings, etc.) ~ 2011 James Madison University grad (Music Industry/Vocal Performance) ~ recording artist, model, blogger, personality.
Greg ~ CEO of Ravensworth Studios ~ lifelong musician ~ part of the Georgetown 70’s/80’s music scene ~ member of multiple bands ~ 4 Whammy Award nominations (2007), with The Howling Mad ~ years of recording experience ~ past owner of Schoenborn Renovations ~ composer, engineer, web designer, videographer, editor, computer expert.
The compound at Ravensworth Studios…“Come Home and Record”…where we share your commitment and dedication to your art, in a setting that inspires, with people who care. Record your Passion. Transform your Vision. Promote your Art. Document your Life.
The upper driveway leading to Ravensworth Studios, in the beautiful countryside of Central Virginia. Start your journey here!
The Live Room at Ravensworth Studios ~ primary tracking space ~ featuring a Young Chang baby grand, ~ custom sound treatments ~ plenty of sound space, with 2 story vaulted ceilings ~ a really great room for tracking drums.
The Control Room ~ The G5's dual screen display outputs supplies to 8 video switches to provide dual display in each recording room and supplying cat6 for a typing keyboard and mouse enabling anyone to control the entire system from any room. For more gear information please vist the the Gear section.
Professional Recording and Mixing ~ full albums, EPs, single releases, demos, audition tracks ~ music production, sound design, original composition ~ session musicians.
Arsenal of Cameras and Video Gear ~ photo shoots, music videos, session recordings, commercial spots, YouTube promos, film shorts, real estate listings, sports reels, community event coverage, etc. (pretty much anything, except weddings). Our studio and property is also available for rental as a location shoot.
Recorded interviews, spoken-word recordings, voiceovers, public service announcements, narration ~ audio post-production, ADR (audio dialog replacement), film scores, Foley effects.
Recording Retreat ~ Ravensworth Studios welcomes you!
With a nod to the European concept of full-service “recording retreats”, Ravensworth Studios also offers lockout rates, with B&B-style guest accommodations ~ total of two queen rooms and one twin room.
Family room in the main house, adjacent to the featured guest room ~ with multimedia entertainment unit and big-screen TV. French door leads to an expansive deck.
You won’t go hungry at Ravensworth Studios. Gourmet dinners, country breakfasts, homemade cookies, and catered options are part of our recording retreat packages.
Sunset mountain view from the deck, overlooking lush woodlands. The 16-acre compound also has plenty of space for hiking and camping.
Ravensworth Studios is less than five miles from The James River and the Town of Scottsville. Boating, tubing, fishing, restaurants, gourmet coffee shop, craft brewery, pool hall, antique stores, music venues, parks, retail shops, and more...
Yes, we can accommodate your tour bus!
Bryan Phillips, Greg Schoenborn, Mile Canipe, and Trip Faulconer
Crowded Room rocked their live recording session last Saturday! After a couple hours setting up in each room for an isolated live session...vocals and lead guitar (Bryan Phillips) ...bass guitar (Mike Canipe) and drums (Kris Woolford) knocked out an album of great songs! Thanks to all and Trip Faulconer, our special projects engineer, for an amazing job!
Listen to un-mixed songs here: www.reverbnation.com/crowdedroom
Welcome to Ravensworth Studios...
a professional audio/video recording retreat facility
located in beautiful Central Virginia
Ravensworth Studios offers a unique recording environment
in a tranquil setting, enhanced by gracious hospitality.
Our motto is…
“Come Home and Record.”
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