Melbourne, Australia’s Mia Dyson is five records and countless shows into an undeniable winning streak. So far, she’s been found touring with Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Cocker, and Stevie Nicks, leaving a trail of won-over fans and ARIA nominations in her wake. Oh, and one win, for Best Blues and Roots Album. Her songs are clearly those of an artist who prioritizes balance—we hear fresh sounds juxtaposed with the traditional, all wrapped up in toasty blanket of heart and earnest. The result is a experience that is simultaneously warm, familiar, and refreshing, and highly deserving of repeat listenings.
“Idyllwild” is Mia’s new full-length, and it just came out on June 3. Click here to learn more about Mia and hear/buy “Idyllwild” on Nimbit! And heck, grab a shirt while you’re there, or maybe a copy of one of her earlier works. The Moment, in particular, has piqued some ears and fostered critical praise:
“The Moment puts Dyson in the same league as the great Melissa Etheridge and Bonnie Raitt. It goes down smooth, and pleasantly lingers in hearts and minds long after the record’s over. ”
[This just in from Sean Ardoin, who recently released his tribute to Pharrell Williams’ “Happy,” recorded and produced in Studio One! I got in touch with Sean and got a little backstory on his experience with Studio One.]
I used to use another DAW and then I got exposed to Studio One. The reduction in click count made my workflow super fast, and it’s so super intuitive that I get stuff done without even thinking about it. My cousin in California who worked with me on this song is one of my converts to Studio One. He bought it, and this was the first time he used it to record. He said that he would be using it a lot more in the future because it was so easy to use. He sent me his waves, I put them back in my session, mixed it down, mastered it in the Project page, labeled everything, and uploaded to SoundCloud—ALL IN ONE SESSION!
If you’re going to be in Los Angeles on June 14, IMSTA FESTA is happening! You’re invited, it’s FREE, and you should click here to register.
If you’re in the neighborhood, and into digital audio, then you should probably stop by. It’s an excellent opportunity to elbow-rub with world-class software manufacturers, and meet some of the great minds behind great software. Networking opportunities abound, and you’ll be surrounded with folks who love software just as much as you do.
Here’s some of the greatness that awaits, copy/pasted from their press release.
The PreSonus Music Creation Suite recording kit is a complete solution for classrooms, school labs, churches, and home studios! This special all-PreSonus system combines an AudioBox USB interface with Studio One Artist music-production software, Notion music-notation and composition software, the PS49 USB MIDI keyboard, HD3 monitoring headphones, an M7 large-diaphragm condenser microphone, a free Nimbit account, a powered USB hub, and all necessary cables and mounts.
Join Justin Spence as we get a visit from Terence Higgins and a few of his friends! The last time we had Terence come by, we broadcast nearly the entire production of “Swamp Grease II.” It remains one of our most-watched PreSonus LIVE episodes of all time.
Alongside Terence, we’ll have producer Wendel Tilly, Erica Falls, and Andy Bourgeois together at the new PreSonus studio to record three full songs for Erica’s new album.
These are world-class players—don’t miss this one!
Oklahoma’s John Fullbright is a songwriter’s songwriter, the kind of guy that writes lyrics that make other songwriters cry “Why didn’t I think of that?” John delivers his road-weathered ballads from a strong heart—one that’s got a more than a few miles on it, and more than a few left. The man’s a straight shooter; case-in-point, the new record, available now on Nimbit, is appropriately titled Songs.
Despite being a Grammy-nominated songwriter, killer vocalist, guitarist, pianist, and harmonica player, he is only kind of good at dominoes.
‘Songs’ is a warm, winning and plainspoken Americana album that builds on the authority and charm of ‘From the Ground Up’ not by musical-muscle flexing, but by its clarity and simmering intensity.”
— Jim Fusilli, The Wall Street Journal
This just in from Peter Scott of P C Scott Audio Productions, who just took his StudioLive on a Tour of the Tropics! You can read more about the Tour of the Tropics in our initial blog post on the matter, but the short version is that it’s a great tour of country music artists in Fiji, with the added bonus of StudioLive training!]
Here’s some new photos from the event.