You get picked, you’re great, you know it and we agree with you. So let’s do something about it!
Live Connection exists to help new talent in the UK to reach the key players of the music and media industry, as well as a much wider public audience. A process that can easily run into thousands of pounds, Live Connection does for free. Nothing. Nada.
We’ll contact you with the date of our next session that’s nearest to you; these are held periodically at O2 Academy venues around the UK.
We will send you an email with all the info you need
On the day…
We supply high-end backline that everyone will share. Backline comprises of DW or Pearl Custom drums, Zildjian Z1 cymbals, Ampeg (valve head) for bass, with Fender, Marshall and Orange on guitar duties providing clean and dirty channels. Drummers can bring breakables and keys/laptops/MPC’s etc… can all be plugged in very easily around the stage. It’s just the big stuff that we provide. If you have a branded head for your Kick drum that’s fine too (20” head).
You turn up on the day at the time we give you, plug in, get comfy and we go for it. The venue is not open to the public. You have 30 minutes of actual recording time to get three songs done. Make a mistake? No problem, we can start again!
We record to video using Sony Anycast, with 4 Sony EX3 cameras; one static central shot and two portable camera operators, and another on a 20ft jib/crane. Audio is recorded straight into Pro Tools using our mobile rig with a hard disk recorder running as backup. We then take the audio away and begin mixing it the following day at one of our preferred studios where we keep it sounding live, but mix and master it to be radio ready, before laying it back into the video. Perfect sound, brilliant live video, all in one tidy package!
What you get from us...
Once we’ve finished all the post-production (about 6 weeks), you will receive the finished video with mixed, mastered audio - the mixed audio on its own, and also the original Pro Tools session of your music should you want to make new mixes later on. It's all yours!