Category Archives: Recording

New Intel Haswell Recording Rig with Apple Logic Pro X

We recently upgraded to a new Macintosh Intel Haswell i7 Quad Core system running Apple’s latest operating system Mavericks – OS 10.9. We also upgraded to Apple’s latest version of their flagship professional recording system Logic Pro X. New Features … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved to El Cerrito!

After 7 years in Berkeley we were forced to move to a new location. The new digs are located in a very scenic area of El Cerrito, California, the hometown of Creedence Clearwater Revival.  Nice views of the Golden Gate … Continue reading

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iPod Touch 5th Generation Review

Apple announced the 5th generation iPod Touch on September 12th, 2012 and began shipping the item at the end of October 2012.   Apple had not made a significant upgrade to the iPod Touch in 2 years other than adding … Continue reading

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Record with an Apple Logic Pro 9 Certified Engineer

I  recently became Level 1 certified in Apple’s newest cutting edge high end audio recording application Logic Pro 9 (part of the latest version Logic Studio).  I am a long time user of Logic. Apple Logic is a great tool … Continue reading

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Logic Pro 9

I recently upgraded our studio’s audio recording software to Apple’s Logic Pro 9 (part of the new Logic Studio) and have been putting it through the paces.   New to Logic Pro is the ability to add and embed written … Continue reading

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Marianne Barlow records Magic Words CD

Marianne Barlow, a local singer song-writer, just finished recording her full length 12 song ‘Magic Words’ CD at Cosmic Circuit Studio.   The tracks feature Marianne’s vocals and acoustic guitar with some cello, sax, and flute. A rowdy chorus of women … Continue reading

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Vintage Jazz Recording

Katrina Huber, a local 18 year old singer, recently recorded a 13 song CD of Vintage Jazz tunes at Cosmic Circuit Studio. Sara Klotz de Aquilar played piano on the tracks with Richard Saunders on stand-up bass, Van Hughes on … Continue reading

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Apple Logic Pro 8 Certified

I just recently became officially certified in Apple’s newest cutting edge high end audio recording application Logic Pro 8 (part of Logic Studio).  I have been using Apple Logic since version 6 (before that I used Digital Performer).   Occasionally people … Continue reading

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Matte or Glossy Color CDs and DVDs

We are now offering direct color printing on either a matte or glossyfinish CD or DVD.  The newer glossy finish is also water resistant (won’t smear) & is scratch resistant.  CD’s and DVD’s come in a slim-line clear jewel case.  These are great … Continue reading

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EconoCorner Podcast

Jared Bernstein, author and economist for the Economic Policy Institute, just finished up his debut EconoCorner podcast.  Episodes of EconoCorner are available free from iTunes. We assisted with the production and engineering.  Jared’s new book ‘Crunch’ recently was released on … Continue reading

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Logic Pro 8

I recently upgraded our studio recording software to Apple’s Logic Studio from Logic Pro 7.  Logic Studio now includes the premier recording application Logic 8 as well as a slew of additional applications and a large quantity of media loops.  … Continue reading

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Sample Recordings Now Available

Quite a few people have asked to hear some audio samples of musicians that have recorded at Cosmic Circuit Studio.  A page of sample recordings from various artists at Cosmic Circuit Studio is now available.  Please check: http://cosmiccircuit.com/audio/samples

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The Harkenbacks Lay Down Tracks

The Harkenbacks recorded a mix of original folk/bluegrass songs.  Corry Dodson on lead vocals and guitar, Paul McElwee on mandolin, violin and backing vocals, and Jeremy Steinmeier on stand-up bass and backing vocals.   http://www.myspace.com/theharkenbacks   Tony Ugo has been working on … Continue reading

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Inzunza Music Video

I recently finished editing a music video for the San Jose based group Inzunza.  The footage was shot in San Diego by Invid Films.  You can view the clip on YouTube and here.

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Rick and Aireene Head to Nashville

Rick Di Dia and Aireene Espiritu, a local folk duo,  recorded some tracks at Cosmic Circuit  Studio and were subsequently invited to The 8th Annual Americana Music Festival and Conference in Nashville Tennessee.  The duo has been touring frequently including … Continue reading

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Mystic Tribe performs live in Second Life

Mystic Tribe performed in Second Life streamed live from Cosmic Circuit Studio.  Each band member wore headphones (similar to a studio recording), logged into separate computers and performed for the live set while chatting with the audience between songs. 

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Cosmic Circuit Partners with Disc Makers

Cosmic Circuit has partnered with Disc Makers for musicians needing large runs of CD’s or DVD’s.  Record in our studio and we can assist in getting your projects handed over properly for the mastering and pressing process.  Cosmic Circuit provides … Continue reading

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AES Convention in San Francisco

Attended the 121st Audio Engineering Society  (AES) convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  (AES) convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.  The convention showcases pro audio and recording studio products. The legendary Rubert Neve,  creator of the highly revered Neve … Continue reading

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Cosmic Circuit Studio in Session

Recording this month at Cosmic Circuit Studio included San Francisco bay area bluesman Little Junior Crudup, nephew of the famous Arthur Crudup (who wrote such hits at ‘That’s All Right Mama’ recorded by Elvis Presley).

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