INTRODUCING VIVIVI STUDIOS
THE COMPANY AND ITS BUSINESS
PROJECT RECORDING, MIXING AND MASTERING
MUSIC EDUCATION - PIANO AND GUITAR LESSONS
CD PRINTING AND PROMOTION
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
*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.