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Our Music Studio Arrived... and we set it up!

Updated: Dec 17, 2023

2013 年 8 月 3 日 (AUG 3, 2013)

Our STUFF from the USA arrived on the boat last month, and we FINALLY got things going on setup. Here's The STUDIO and my son Adam is busy writing a bunch of new songs, and the rest of us are going to get busy! Practicing singing, writing lyrics, scripts, storyboards, videography... Lots of fun creative stuff to do...

Our loft studio in Chongqing China... the creative place

So we have a spot upstairs in our two story apartment in Chongqing in the northern district within the Long Hu Xi Yuan apartment complex with a view of the lake, and lots of fans to keep cool, and studio monitor speakers plugged into a 240/120 V converter so it will all run in China. We prepared! We had been waiting 11 weeks for it to arrive from America where we sent it on a boat to China with a hope and a prayer that we would ever see our valuable musical studio equipment again. Now it has finally arrived, and it is very exciting to put it all together in the space we have prepared in the apartment.

Now the chordboard is also actually there to help create music tracks, but we are working on a new version of this invention called the Meridi. New software in the works. It will work on a touch screen monitor. So exciting...

Our loft studio in Chongqing China... the creative place. Here's a video of Adam going at it on one of his favorite songs he played so well, out of his head: The Kraken song from the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. You know, an interesting fact on this? When I uploaded this song performance of this 11 year old on the keyboard where he used only ONE sound of his choosing, he played it so good and correct that when I upload it to Facebook (FB) now, their AI software strips the audio because the FB software decides we had put original Pirates of the Caribbean movie audio with our video! But it was our own Yamaha XS8 keyboard using a STRINGS sound only, and Adam played it so well, so true to form of one of his favorite composer at the time, Hans Zimmer. Same with Youtube, giving it some kind of copyright warning even though it is our original making from scratch, a true to form cover-tune, using his own tempo (which apparently is very true to the tempo).

Give it a listen.

2013 Comments from Facebook: JS Let the Studio games begin! Grant Johnson Oh yeah! There's actually some really good places in here to hang some green screen (over the balcony, or from the high wardrobe cabinets, etc.) We even have LIGHTS ha! JS YAHOO! I am thinkin of producing a High School Talent competition - could be great fun or great trouble - we'll see ... too bad I dont have GJ Services - but I'll make do ...Or...I can send it all overseas and have GJ Svcs do the editing etc.! Grant Johnson ha! LH So there really is a "Slow Boat to China." GL Hey! Are those Mackie 8's or 10's? Setup is looking good. Grant Johnson Hey GL, those are actually Yamaha monitors. Smaller, but very capable. I got 5 for surround sound (if I ever get into that). Grant Johnson LH, more like a slow moving company. I think our stuff sat in China for about a month before they finally got around to getting it to our house. Same on the other end in the USA. I think the boat ride was about two or three weeks. But total moving time? 11 weeks. It's actually okay, because we really needed to spend a lot of time getting a jump start on the language, and actually still do… Grant Johnson The Chordboard STAC is fired up and running. Adam is once again making multiple track scores on logic Pro. I am also beginning to dabble in my music again too. So exciting times! SRA And I just got my keyboard fixed again! Time to get movin! Grant Johnson I meant to like your comment 10 TIMES!!!!!!!!!!

Posted 3rd August 2013

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