Da Yoopers Studio
Record your music at Da Yoopers Studio
Hello fellow musicians! Jim Bellmore here! Since 1995 I've recorded many
U.P. bands and artists in our studio such as; Säh, Hell Town Trio,
Red King, Crank Shaft, Random Chaos, Old Victoria, One Star Element,
Steve Davis, Paul Oien, Cornerstone, Witness This, Hell Town, Hadrian,
Manray 19, Moon Shadow, The Minor League (Their
cd "Shot In The Dark" which I recorded, was featured in
an international punk mag - Alternative Press, they've been selling
their cd's like crazy and also have become finalists in MTV's Best
Band On Campus contest, top prize being a record contract
with Universal Records) and many others.
The way I like to work things in the studio is thus:
...I attempt to allow the natural feel of the
artist/band to come through on the recording. If a band has a Tom
Waits feel, that is a raw, slightly out of tune salt of the earth
sound, I will attempt to capture that. My goal is to not make a band
sound like the Eagles, perfectly in tune and note for note perfect,
unless that's what they want. So, if you are a punk band
and you want your sound loud and raw and off the cuff, that's what
I'll try to capture. Of course I'll work to make your recording loud,
punchy and crisp...but I will not force the artist to sing in tune,
or to perform in any way that is not comfortable for them.
...If you are a metal band and you want the
guitars up front, that's what I'll do.
...If you want me to produce you, I will (producing is not the same as engineering, a producer advises the artist on many issues including song arrangement, intros, doubling vocals and instruments, when and when not to add effects, when harmonies are needed, when a click track should be used, correcting out of tune performances that may sound fine to the artist, etc). If you want to produce your self, I will engineer and run the board and compressors and effects, but I will not get in the way of your sound and vision, I still may advise, but I will leave the decisions to you.
We charge $35.00 per hour for recording. This includes set up time, so if your drums need tuning, it will benefit you to tune them before coming into the studio. Also, guitarists should bring extra strings. Musicians have broken strings many times while recording, we are not a music store, so we don't stock the studio with strings and picks.
We are not set up for duplication, so don't expect us to
run off 300 Cd's, (though we can run off a couple masters
and a couple for the artist to take home and review) we can point
you in the right direction, and we have professional companies we
work with that will do complete packaging for you.
If you like, I can do your cover here at the office (with your ideas and mine if you like), including photos, CD screen, inside info and back photo/info. I've done the covers, etc. for Red King, Crank Shaft and Da Yoopers. I use a Mac and Adobe Photo Shop etc, which are the industry standard for graphics and text. Keep in mind though, we are not set up for printing a complete run, the CD artwork will be ready for you or the company you'll be having package the CD's.
Da Yoopers have honed their stage and studio skills over the years and now have nine comedy albums to their credit. Radio air-play on Da Yoopers music includes:
Second Week of Deer Camp, Second Week of Deer Camp Part II, Rusty
Chevrolet, Santa's Helper, Deer Hunter's Widow, Bingo Fever, Fishing
'Wit Fred, Free Beer, Heikki Lunta, Dog Named Zippo, My Car Won't Go,
Happy Birthday Fungus Face, Smelting U.S.A., Anniversary Song, One Day
After Christmas, It was Eino, Big Truck and Grandpa Got
Run Over by a Beer Truck, I Want a Rinky Dinky Do Dad for Christmas,
and Christmas is Everywhere.
Our 2005 release, Da Yoopers Instrumental Christmas Classics, features gypsy guitar renditions of Christmas favorites by me and is already a favorite of many fans who need some soothing inspiration on the holidays.
Our 2004 release, Da Yoopers Songs For Fart Lovers, has already become a favorite with many fans.
Our 1999 release, Jackpine Savage marks a departure from the experimental sonic bombast of We're Still Rockin', to a "return to roots" style similar to Camp Fever and Culture Shock.
If your looking to purchase any of our CD's,
video's or tape's Order it from our on-line store.
They're also available by calling the Tourist Trap at 1-800-628-9978.
Da Yoopers' song Da Fishing Trip (One Can Short of a Six Pack) was used in the movie Tollbooth. Tailgate Tunes, an album of Green Bay Packer music was produced by Just Right Records and Da Yoopers Packer Backer Anthem was included in that compilation album. Also, the famous Dr. Demento has used several of Da Yoopers songs for his many compilation albums and airs Da Yoopers music on a steady basis. The famous label Laughing Hyena Records just recorded five of Da Yoopers songs for their new release. Da Yoopers also worked on the movie by Reindeer Productions out of British Columbia, Reindeer Games, for the costume/prop department and still photography for location shoots.
The Professionals Speak...
"I don't believe our station has ever received such response from
"Keep writing and releasing those comical but true songs."
"Da Yoopers are a big hit here in Northern New England."
"They're very, very, very good. That's about sixteen verys."
"You guys and gal are somethin' else!"
"This kind of stuff makes radio fun."
"The fact that Da Yoopers were not invited to the President's inauguration
so steamed me that it made the flaps on my Elmer Fudd snow cap flutter."
"In the heart of Dixie and the state of Arkansas we love what Da
Yoopers are doing."
"Thanks for making my morning show even better... Da Yoopers continue
to be a hotly requested item."
"Your brand of humor regarding the "Real Life" of "Real Folk" is
both entertaining and refreshing."
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