INTRODUCING VIVIVI STUDIOS

 

THE COMPANY AND ITS BUSINESS

PROJECT RECORDING, MIXING AND MASTERING

VOICE-OVER

ARTIST MANAGEMENT

MUSIC EDUCATION - PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS

CORPORATE BRANDING

CD PRINTING AND PROMOTION

ADVERTISING JINGLES

SOUND ENGINEERING CLASSES

1ST DAY: LEARN PRO RECORDING TECHNIQUES

·         Setting up tracking sessions

·         Dialing in sounds on guitar, bass, drums, and vocals

·         Tracking sessions with Mark and the band

2ND DAY: RECORDING OVERDUBS AND EDITING TRACKS

·         Overdubbing guitars, vocals, instruments, multiple takes, and more

·         Comping tracks (how to choose the best takes)

·         Editing tracks with pro tools and third-party plug-ins

3RD DAY: MIXING TRACKS

·        Learning the best use of compression, EQ, and effects

·         Fine-tuning guitar, bass, drums, and vocal tracks

·         Employing automation

·         Getting the most out of bus compression/processing

·         Making the final tweaks(how to decide when the mix is done

MOVIE BACKGROUND MUSIC

                                                      

MISSION

*To produce indigenous-based live format of neo-traditional West African music for the 'World Music' market.

Vivivi,  the name of the Studio is an Ewe word of the people who live in the Volta Region of Ghana. Vivivi literally means ‘little by little” or sweet-sweet-sweet and re-emphasises our mission to develop sweet world music with local and international artists who are interested in finding new ways for West African music to speak to the world.

Vivivi Live Jam Session is a platform created by the Studio to help professional musicians and students of music locate other compatible musical friends in the area who want to meet others to practice, jam, form rehearsal groups or start new bands. The jam session is held on the first Wednesday of every month.

Vivivi was the preferred studio of choice for recording Sarkodie, Efya, Stormzy , Jojo Abot and R2bees by the British Broadcasting Corporation, UK (BBC) 1Xtra 'Destination Africa' project in 2015. Over the years, our clients have come from the United States, UK, Germany, France, Israel and Greece.

Vivivi Studios is located in West Legon, Greater Accra and offers a live rehearsal and recording space. We are seeking to develop recording and performance projects with local and visiting artists.

 

 

 

Bridget Kearney and Benjamin Lazar were the first international artists who visited the studio in search of indigenous African Bawa music created by the people of northern Ghana. Three songs were composed from this visit.

Vivivi Studios is managed by executive producer Yaw Owusu-Frempong.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Vivivi Studios has a collection of traditional musical instruments listed below. It is the place where artists make records that highlight who they are as musicians and push the boundaries of what they thought would be impossible for their projects. Artistes who are not afraid of traditional African instruments are encouraged to blend Western musical instruments with traditional instruments to create a distinctive, syncopated rhythms uniquely pulsating on its own. The Studio is equipped with Pro Tools 12.6. 1 software with izotope ozone Advanced 7 for mixing, and has professional Sound Engineers with experience and creativity to craft authentic and interesting recording format to suit each client's needs. If you are looking for a creative and innovative production with good sound-quality engineering from start to finish, Vivivi Studio is for You.

KORA

The Kora probably stands out as one of the most famous stringed instruments in West Africa. It is also called the ''Jali''. The design of the instrument is almost similar to that of a guitar. It features 21 strings placed on a gourd covered with the skin/hide of an animal. It is popular in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Mali.  

The Kora probably stands out as one of the most famous stringed instruments in West Africa. It is also called the ''Jali''. The design of the instrument is almost similar to that of a guitar. It features 21 strings placed on a gourd covered with the skin/hide of an animal. It is popular in Senegal, Ivory Coast, Gambia, Burkina Faso, Benin and Mali.

 

KALIMBA

Also referred to as a thumb piano, the Kalimba consists of strips placed on a resonator. The strips come in varied lengths. A sound is produced by plucking the ends of the flexible strips. The original Kalimba was made from bamboo strips. However, modern instruments come with metal strips. The resonator is made from wood. It is popularly found in West and Central Africa.

Also referred to as a thumb piano, the Kalimba consists of strips placed on a resonator. The strips come in varied lengths. A sound is produced by plucking the ends of the flexible strips. The original Kalimba was made from bamboo strips. However, modern instruments come with metal strips. The resonator is made from wood. It is popularly found in West and Central Africa.

THE TALKING DRUM

The symbol of the rhythmic heritage of West Africa is the drum. Vivivi Studios has a collection of live drums that may be blended with the Western drum kit as a starting point for recording scratch rhythm. The talking drum is probably the most known drum from Africa. It is mostly found in West Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Togo and Benin. It is an hour-shaped drum that is usually placed under the arm. To vary the pitch or sound, the player presses or squeezes the narrow edge.

The symbol of the rhythmic heritage of West Africa is the drum. Vivivi Studios has a collection of live drums that may be blended with the Western drum kit as a starting point for recording scratch rhythm. The talking drum is probably the most known drum from Africa. It is mostly found in West Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Mali, Ghana, Togo and Benin. It is an hour-shaped drum that is usually placed under the arm. To vary the pitch or sound, the player presses or squeezes the narrow edge.

BALAFON

The Balafon resembles the xylophone or African Marimba. It is a percussion instrument normally found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso. It is made from wooden planks that are loosely bound by a string and placed over large gourds. Sound is produced by hitting it with miniature clubs/ mallets.

The Balafon resembles the xylophone or African Marimba. It is a percussion instrument normally found in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Mali, and Burkina Faso. It is made from wooden planks that are loosely bound by a string and placed over large gourds. Sound is produced by hitting it with miniature clubs/ mallets.

SHEKERE

The Shekere is one of the most famous shakers in Africa. The instrument consists of closely woven beads that form a net. The net is placed around a gourd. Sound is produced by either shaking it or slamming it against the hands. The Shekere is mainly found in West Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and many others.

The Shekere is one of the most famous shakers in Africa. The instrument consists of closely woven beads that form a net. The net is placed around a gourd. Sound is produced by either shaking it or slamming it against the hands. The Shekere is mainly found in West Africa in countries such as Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Togo, Ghana and many others.

DJEMBE/JEMBE

The Djembe or jembe is a type of drum found in Central and West Africa. It consists of animal skin or hide stretched over a carved piece of wood. A hole is carved out in the upper region of the wood where the skin is stretched out. The top surface is usually wider than the bottom surface

The Djembe or jembe is a type of drum found in Central and West Africa. It consists of animal skin or hide stretched over a carved piece of wood. A hole is carved out in the upper region of the wood where the skin is stretched out. The top surface is usually wider than the bottom surface

MBIRA

The Mbira is a thumb piano that resembles the Kalimba. It is made up of two rows of metal strips that come in staggered dimensions. They are placed on a wooden resonator (sound box). It is most common in East and Southern Africa. The countries include Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania.

The Mbira is a thumb piano that resembles the Kalimba. It is made up of two rows of metal strips that come in staggered dimensions. They are placed on a wooden resonator (sound box). It is most common in East and Southern Africa. The countries include Namibia, Zambia, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania.