I’m excited to share our latest studio tour with Keyboardist, Producer and Film Composer CJ Vanston.
CJ has a fascinating and multi-facetted music career: He’s recorded and toured, written and produced records for major artists like Prince, Celine Dion, Jeff Beck and Joe Cocker. In addition to that, he has been the musical director of ‘Spinal Tap’ for 20 years and composed music for countless Movies and TV Shows.
Want to learn more about CJ’s approach to music production? Please check out our recent interview with him.
Studio Tour with CJ Vanston
CJ has built an incredible and highly versatile recording studio. He walks us through all of the equipment he uses and explains how he has set up the studio to let inspiration and creativity flow, without having to worry about the technical.
As a passionate Keyboardist and Film Composer, CJ has an amazing collection of Synths, Rhodes and Wurlitzers. He shows us the ‘Allstars’ of his collection and discusses his favourite ways to use them in his music.
We’re also getting a full walkthrough of his recording and mixing setup, including his Console to Preamps, Compressors, Effects, favourite Microphones and a lot more.
‘I’m not attached to any kind of technology, vintage or otherwise… If it sounds great and is programmable, that’s what I wanna use. There’s a lot of great new gear!”
Thanks so much CJ for giving us this tour. It was highly educational and lots of fun!
Thank you ever so much for watching this video. CJ is madly talented and he shared many funny insider stories of working with Spinal Tap and Joe Cocker!
Have a marvellous time recording and mixing,